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Crossword Puzzle, Page 8

Staff Editorial, Page 6

On Fire, Page 11

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ADMINISTRATION

QUILTS BEYOND THE QUAD

Search Narrowed Down To Four Provost Finalists By Karishma Mehrotra Asst. News Editor

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peakers, public health professionals and a capella groups performed for the largest collegiate AIDS Quilt Display on Friday. The speakers included Associate Research Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health John Blevins, Executive Director of Names Project Julie Rhoad and Emory Staff Member Karly Taylor.

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CC Legislators Voice Concerns Over ED1 Apps. Amended Student Group, Fee Policies Increase by By Rupsha Basu Staff Writer Administrators are working to revise a policy that some are saying would have affected chartered organization and the Student Activities Fee (SAF). Members of College Council (CC) recently voiced concerns about a policy that originally stated that final say over the recognition of an organization lies with the senior vice president and dean for Campus Life, currently Ajay Nair. It also stated that final decisions on the distribution of the SAF rest with him or her.

Former Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life John Ford supervised the policy, which went into effect this summer. According to Matt Garrett, assistant dean for Campus Life, the policy was originally intended to clarify the rights and privileges of Emory’s organizations as well as make clear that organizations are responsible for following University policy even if they are autonomous under SGA. Garrett said that the purpose of the policy is to “officially say that all student organizations are responsible for adhering to University policies and procedures, which kind of seems

Emory University will host open forums and public receptions in December for four finalists in contention to become the next provost and executive vice president of academic affairs. The person chosen will succeed Earl Lewis, who left the University after eight years of service to become the president at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The University announced Lewis’ eventual retirement in May. Finalists are Meredith JungEn Woo, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at University of Virginia; Emory’s own Claire Elizabeth Sterk, current acting provost; Steven W. Matson, dean of the graduate school at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Paul Wesley BrandtRauf, dean of the School of Public Health at University of Illinois, Chicago. University President James W.

VISITING SCHEDULE Claire Sterk Dec. 6 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Candler School of Theology

Steven Matson Dec. 17 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Goizueta Business School

Paul Brandt-Rauf Dec. 19 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Candler School of Theology

SEE INSIDE Editorial reaction to the search for Emory University’s next provost. See Page 6 Wagner appointed a search advisory committee of 16 students, faculty, staff and administrators late last school year. In collaboration with the search firm R. William Funk & Associates,

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like a given, but it had never been expressly named.” Members of College Council, though, are concerned that the policy will interfere with their duties as a body, which primarily funds organizations on campus. Cassandra Novick, a College senior and CC budget chair, said that she does not see any reason for the amended policy, given that students are already liable to the University via the conduct and honor codes. “There is absolutely no room or argument for administrator involve-

Early Decision 1 (ED1) applications received by Emory University have increased for prospective students hoping to enter Emory College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS) as well as Oxford College for Fall 2013. The recorded number of ED1 applications to ECAS was 959 as of Nov. 19. This is a 10 percent increase from last year’s number of 871 appli-

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By Wendy Becker Staff Writer

Courtesy of Facebook

Following the new social media trend, Emory Compliments anonymously posts students’ words of admiration for their peers.

Students Share ‘Compliments’ Library Undergoes Changes in Time for Finals Through New Facebook Trend LIBRARY

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Writing Center To Offer New Walk-In Appts. By Elizabeth Howell Multimedia Editor The Emory Writing Center is starting a pilot program on Monday, Dec. 3, which will offer students walk-in help at a satellite location in the Robert W. Woodruff Library. The program aims to meet an increasing demand for appointments as final exams approach. From Monday through Thursday on Dec. 3 through Dec. 13, students will be able to obtain 30-minute-long appointments on a first come, first serve basis between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m behind the service desk on level two of the library, according to a Nov. 26 University press release. The Emory Writing Center has used the library as an auxiliary location for regular appointments in the past, but closed it at the beginning of this semester due to a staffing shortage and confusion among tutees about where their appointments were taking place,

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Robert W. Woodruff Library’s six new conference rooms on Level 1 are available for 24 hours. Students can reserve them for a maximum of four hours for a group of three or more.

New Rooms on Level 1 Add More Study Options By Lydia O’Neal Contributing Writer With final exams looming less than two weeks away and student demand for study space escalating, the Robert W. Woodruff Library has opened six new conference rooms on Level 1 behind the

microfilms. These rooms, with available 24-hour access, feature dry-erase whiteboards, conference tables seating up to eight, Wi-Fi access, glass windows and multiple power outlets. Students can reserve them for up to four hours at a time for groups of three or more by check-

ing out a key at the security desk on Level 2 of Woodruff Library. According to Charles Forrest, director of library facilities for Emory Libraries, the library had formerly provided many underused individual rooms for gradu-

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As finals week approaches and piles of homework and papers climb higher and higher, stress levels are on the rise. But a social media trend that depends upon the kindness of strangers is helping alleviate those difficult days by encouraging students to spread positive words about each other. A Facebook profile, “Emory Compliments,” allows students to submit compliments about fellow students under the promise of anonymity. The idea originated from four students at Queens University in Canada, who started a Facebook profile called “Queen’s U Compliments” as a way to counteract stress and depression from heavy course loads felt by themselves and fellow students. “Compliments” profiles have since spread to several universities across Canada and the United States. The founder and administrator of “Emory Compliments,” who wishes to remain anonymous, said they initially came across “Columbia Compliments” of Columbia University on their Facebook newsfeed. After looking further into the concept and seeing similar profiles across other college campuses, they decided to start a page for Emory. The administrator of “Emory Compliments” said the page, which now boasts approximately 1500 friends, receives around 15 to 45 compliments per day. Each day, compliments are sorted through and

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posted as status updates. If the recipient of the compliment is a friend of the “Emory Compliments” profile on Facebook, the person is tagged to ensure that he or she receives the compliment. The administrator said that compliments are posted in groups, two or three times daily, to avoid clogging up news feeds. Now that the page is established, the administrator said that maintaining the page takes approximately 30-45 minutes per day, but that it is well worth it saying that the page promoted a sense of community within Emory. “A compliment can make someone’s day, and that is the point of the page.” the administrator wrote in a Facebook message to the Emory Wheel. “I believe this helps the student body appreciate what incredible people they are surrounded by and understand that they are also appreciated by people within the Emory community.” This appreciation has extended to College sophomore McKenna Newsum-Schoenberg who said she has received a compliment through the Facebook page. Calling her compliment “cute” and saying that it made her laugh, Newsum-Schoenberg also said that “Emory Compliments” was a fresh way of spreading positivity. “Receiving personal compliments from people that might not say it to your face is nice.” said NewsumSchoenberg. “Getting recognized

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NEWS ROUNDUP National, Local and Higher Education News • The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, is pregnant a year and a half after her wedding to Prince William of Wales. It has not yet been released how far along the Duchess is, but she has been admitted to the hospital for morning sickness. Regardless of its gender, the baby will be third in line to the throne. • At least 49 people were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes at Finch Elementary School in southwest Atlanta. Police and rescue crews rushed the school after receiving 911 calls at 8:35 a.m. When they arrived, at least six people had been overcome by the fumes, and three had regained consciousness. • The SMS text message turned 20 on Monday. The first text message was sent in 1992 on the Vodafone GSM network in the United Kingdom. It read “Merry Christmas.”

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again in 2009 until 2011 when he ran for president. Since losing the 2012 presidential election, Romney has been spending time with his family and had a private lunch with Obama at the White House last week. • Police arrested a mother and father driving from Pennsylvania to California with five kids and 18 cats in the back of a truck. The couple was apprehended in Indiana on Wednesday after police received an anonymous tip from a relative of the couple. While there were two children in the front of the truck with their parents, the police found five kids in the back. These children had coats and sleeping bags, but no way to communicate with their family in the front.

— Compiled by Multimedia Editor Elizabeth Howell

• After leaving his position twice to run for political office, Mitt Romney rejoined the Marriott International board of directions. Romney previously served on the board from 1993 to 2002 when he stepped down to become the governor of Massachusetts. He rejoined The Wheel reports and corrects all errors published in the newspaper and at emorywheel.com. Please contact Editor-in-Chief Evan Mah at emah@emorywheel.com to report an error.

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This Week In Emory History

POLICE RECORD • A white male student of drinking age was seen screaming and turning doorknobs on the Clairmont campus in building F on Dec. 2 at 3:57 a.m. Emory police made contact with the student who claimed that he had consumed five beers at Maggie’s. Officers escorted the student back to his room. The incident was turned over to Campus Life. • On Dec. 1 at 11:48 p.m. an Emory shuttle driver contacted Emory police regarding a male student and passenger that was bringing beer to the Emory campus from the Oxford campus. When the shuttle arrived at the Emory campus, officers made contact with the underage student. The student was cited with unlawful

possession of alcohol. • On Dec. 2 at 2:55 a.m. a male subject residing at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity located at 12 Eagle contacted Emory police regarding a battery. Following a triggered fire alarm in the building, the male student noticed a female subject he knew but was unaware as to why the person was within the house. When the male student confronted the subject, she began to punch the individual. The student contacted Emory police. Emory Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrived and met with the subject. The incident was turned over to the Office of Campus Life.

police responded to a fire alarm at the Phi Delta Theta house located at 20 Eagle Row. The president of the fraternity claimed that the alarm was faulty. Officers insisted that students evacuate the house and wait for an all clear. Officers proceeded to evacuate students and residents and noticed a strong odor of marijuana and cigarette smoke within the house. The incident was turned over to Campus Life.

— Compiled by Staff Writer Dustin Slade

December 8, 1992 The Emory chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity requested formal University recognition after a request for a campus charter was rejected in 1987. Although the historically black fraternity never received Emory’s approval, a chapter of three seniors existed on campus. After presenting their objectives to the Interfraternity Council and Intersorority Council, the IFC voted to recommend that Omega be considered for possible acceptance.

• On Dec. 2 at 12:10 a.m. Emory

EVENTS AT EMORY TUESDAY Event: Thomas Kodadek, PhD— “Chemical Tools to Monitor and Manipulate the Proteome” Time: 12 p.m. Location: 5052 Rollins Research Center Event: Emory Farmers Market Time: 12 p.m. Location: Cox Hall Bridge Event: Open Advising Hours for Summer Study Abroad Financial Aid Time: 3:30 p.m. Location: Candler Library, Room 216 Event: AntiquiTEA Time: 4 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall Event: Linguistics Colloquium: “A Garden of Endless Blossoms”: Telling Ram’s Story in Urdu Time: 4 p.m. Location: Modern Languages Bldg. Room 201 Event: A Faculty Encamped Just North of Armageddon Time: 4 p.m. Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library Event: Healthcare Innovation

Symposium IV: Social Determinants of Health & Disease Time: 4:30 p.m. Location: Rollins School of Public Health, CNR Auditoruml Event: Emory Jazz Ensembles Time: 8 p.m. Location: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall

WEDNESDAY Event: Toastmasters@Emory Club Meeting Time: 8 a.m. Location: Old Dental Building Event: Storytime for all ages Time: 10 a.m. Location: Barnes & Noble at Emory University Event: Blood Pressure Screening Time: 11 a.m. Location: Callaway Center, 2nd Floor Center Hallway Event: Emergency Notification System Test Time: 12 p.m. Location: Entire Emory campus Event: EndNote Workshop Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Room 314, Woodruff Library Level 3 Event: James Weldon Johnson Institute Colloquium Series Time: 4 p.m. Location: Tarbutton Hall, Room 206 Event: Trans-Forming Gender Discussion Group Time: 5 p.m. Location: 232E Dobbs University Center, Office of LGBT Life Event: Compassion Meditation Group Time: 5 p.m. Location: Cannon Chapel, Bottom Floor, Room 106 Event: Athletics — Women’s Basketball Time: 6 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center Event: Tibetan Mind/Body Sciences Summer Study Abroad Info Session Time: 6 p.m. Location: Candler Library 101 Event: The Host (2006) Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: White Hall, Rm. 208 Event: Prospects for Peace in the Two Sudans Time: 7 p.m. Location: Jones Room, Woodruff

Library Event: Athletics—Men’s Basketball Time: 8 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center Event: Carlos Reads Book Club Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum, Board Room

THURSDAY Event: The Aging Surgeon Time: 7 a.m. Location: Emory University Hospital Auditorium Event: Reaching Milestones: A Special Retirement Session Time: 12:45 p.m. Location: Whitehead Building, Ground Floor Auditorium Event: “Ribonucleotides signal for mismatch repair of leading strand replication errors” Time: 10 a.m. Location: Miller-Ward Alumni House, Governor’s Hall Event: Black LGBT Civil Rights Time: 5 p.m. Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library


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HANA a cappella embraced the holiday spirit in their Winter Concert in Harland Cinema on Saturday. Along with their performance, they offered food and drinks. They also accepted donations to the Winship Cancer Center.

POLITICS

Emory Weighs in on Sec. of State Contenders By Anusha Ravi Staff Writer As Hillary Clinton completes her term as U.S. secretary of state, President Obama has commenced the search for her successor for his second term as president. Obama’s second term will inevitably include a continuation of turmoil in the Middle East, and will therefore require an experienced, strong but also reserved figure, according to Associate Professor of Political Science Kyle Beardsley and other political experts. Beardsley said the foreign policy crises of Obama’s first term will continue during the next four years. He emphasized the Israel-Palestine conflict, which involves ongoing warfare between Israelis and Palestinians over issues such as border disputes. Beardsley emphasized that the second term will involve more of a diplomatic movement toward a peace settlement between Israelis and Palestinians. Therefore, he said, the next secretary of state will have to be able to understand multiple points of view and operate under principles that adhere to American and humanitarian interests. “The secretary of state needs to have a strong personality not motivated out of ego, but instead nationalism,” he said. “Their initiatives should be rooted in principles that can travel well and contain consistent concern for human rights, peace and security. The search for the next secretary of state has narrowed the position down to two candidates: current Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Susan Rice and Massachusetts Senator and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, according to a Nov. 29 New York Times article. Beardsley said Clinton left behind a legacy as a secretary of state who forged healthy relationships between the United States and many other countries. During Clinton’s tenure in this position, the United States became involved in a series of political coups in the Middle East known as the “Arab Spring” by supporting the roots of democratic procedures in countries such as Egypt. Additionally, Clinton handled the assassination of an American ambassador in

Benghazi, Libya, for which she had to strike negotiations with Libya to extract information about the attack. “Under Clinton, we definitely saw more engagement with allies and opponents,” Beardsley said. “Particularly, our relationship with European allies evolved into one where we were mutually supporting each other in addressing ‘Arab Spring’ and Iran’s nuclear capabilities.” Beardsley also cited her “lead from behind” approach — which entails the use of American power when necessary but not as the “forefront” of political action — as her defining strategy as secretary of state. “Her ‘lead from behind’ strategy made sure American might was used, but allowed other countries with more vested interest to take action and responsibility when possible, especially with the crisis in Libya,” he said. Like Beardsley, student leaders in Emory political organizations have emphasized the need for an experienced political figure as Clinton’s successor. College junior and Young Democrats Vice President of Communications and Community Outreach Alex Nathanson said experience is the key characteristic Obama should seek, because the conflicts the United States faces today are far more complicated than the issues Clinton faced in 2009. “Obama’s going to want to make progress on the Israel front and broadly in the Middle East to tie up loose ends in areas that are leaning towards democracy,” Nathanson said. Likewise, College Republicans Chairman and College senior Nick Going said the new secretary of state should be diplomatic and willing to work with other countries without forcing them to assume U.S. stances. “It’s essential for the Secretary of State to understand what’s going on in other parts of the world politically, economically and socially,” he said. “The issues would require a really remarkable individual that can gauge what’s going on around the world as well as keep U.S. interests at heart.” Political analysts have also expressed various opinions on Rice and Kerry as the contenders for secretary of state. Opponents to Rice becoming secretary of state, mainly senate repub-

licans, have put Rice under pressure because they find Rice’s handling of the Benghazi crisis incompetent. Rice classified the attack as “a spontaneous protest” and “disorganized violence,” though the assassination was later determined to be organized violence, according to the New York Times article. Republicans and democrats hold different opinions as to whether Rice knew about the true nature of the attacks and misreported the information purposely. Members of the two political parties have been quarreling about her potential competency as a secretary of state, according to the Times. Specifically, republicans have accused Rice of misrepresenting the attacks to defuse the situation and make it seem as though the U.N. had handled the attack effectively. “I continue to be troubled by the fact that the United Nations ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of a contentious presidential election campaign,” Senator Susan Collins told The New York Times. Emory students and Beardsley, however, disagreed with this notion and said that while she may have made minor mistakes, her general intentions in handling the crisis were noble. “Rice’s response operated on what intelligence gave her, and only much later did America find out how organized the attack really was,” Beardsley said. Nathanson agreed, citing Rice’s solid record as ambassador as evidence of her character. “Calling Rice out for misinformation is ridiculous, because she was never delivered incorrect information accurately in the past,” he said Nathanson, Going and Beardsley all noted, though, that Kerry might be the stronger candidate of the two because of his wealth of experience as a senator and longer tenure as a politician in Washington, D.C. “John Kerry would probably be a better choice because Rice has been so embroiled in the Benghazi conflict and now has a tarnished reputation that will make her a more polarizing candidate and not as appealing to both republicans and democrats,” Going said.

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ollege sophomores Sean Lannon and Katie Cooper help out with the campus-wide food drive by organizing the food in the barrels that were throughout the campus. The drive ended on Friday and all the food will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

New Rooms Offer More Quiet Group Study Spaces Continued from Page 1 ated students. “We took eight little rooms and two group study rooms and made six rooms for group study,” Forrest said. Surrounding a table littered with spiral notebooks, textbooks, laptops and a box of Cheese Nips, four friends occupied one conference room late Saturday night. “I like them,” College junior Sarah Chang said in reference to the new, brightly-painted conference rooms, which she and her friends had reserved. “They’re just as convenient to get as the other study rooms.” She added, however, that the tables are smaller than other commonly used Woodruff study rooms. College senior Andrew Yun agreed, noting that the “tables were a downgrade.” He added that “the glass wall is far from soundproof.” He said his expectations were high as he recalled that the new rooms “were under construction for a while.” Still, he also cited the benefit of the rooms’ dry-erase boards and fully-functioning Wi-Fi access.

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Forrest said the library plans to equip all of its 20 conference rooms with “computers and big screen displays,” and create more group study rooms by the end of this summer. “Eventually, the idea is for every group study to be identical,” said

“Eventually, the idea is for every group study to be identical. There are different shapes and sizes, but the technology will be the same.” — Charles Forrest, director of library facilities for Emory Libraries Forrest. “There are different shapes and sizes, but the technology will be the same.” Such decisions follow yearly focus group findings, which were conducted in March 2011, during which 13 randomly selected undergraduate students — whose majors ranged

from math and German to biology and history — were asked a series of questions in 60-minute sessions. Some of the questions pertained to the ways in which students use the library as well as study space preferences. Undergraduate students prefer to conduct research and both group and individual studying in the library, according to the Woodruff Library Focus Group’s website. The focus group also found that undergraduate students desired “much less noise” and “more comfortable places to sit.” Forrest described renovations in neighboring Candler Library last fall that meet these needs. To the right of the third floor bridge entrance to the Matheson Reading Room, where a lobby once stood isolated from the rest of the floor, now rests a lounge abundant with leather couches and loveseats. Woodruff Library will also remain open for 24 hours through Tuesday, Dec. 18 and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 before closing for winter break on Monday, Dec. 24.

— Contact Lydia O’Neal at lmoneal@emory.edu

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Continued from Page 1 with positive statements is a good thing.” College sophomore Anna Koh said she has submitted a compliment to “Emory Compliments.” She said she thought the recipient of her compliment was flattered but slightly confused because they might not have been expecting to hear

“Emory has a diverse student body comprised of amazing individuals, and this page simply reflects this in writing.” — Administrator of ‘Emory Compliments’ those words. Koh said she thought her compliment has had a positive impact overall. “[Emory Compliments] gives people a chance to say something we don’t really get to say in everyday life.” said Koh. “Our society has made it seem awkward to give each other compliments out of the blue.” The administrator of “Emory Compliments” attributes the profile’s popularity to its honesty and positivity. “Emory has a diverse student body comprised of amazing individuals, and this page simply reflects this in writing.” wrote the administrator. “It is always great to start, continue or end your day on a positive note, and hopefully, Emory Compliments contributes to this.”

– Contact Harmeet Kaur at hbhagra@emory.edu

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went to the Middle East, according to Education Abroad’s annual report. In recent years, some students in As violent demonstrations erupted the school of dance have traveled to across the Middle East, security risks Tunisia as part of a one- to two- week escalated and the U.S. Department performance experience. But none of State issued travel warnings and are there now and they don’t intend alerts to several countries in the to return for a while, Marc Powers, region. director of the School of Theatre and Though there are no U. South Dance, said. Florida students studying abroad in “In all cases, the safety of the the Middle East this semester, USF’s students and faculty are a major conEducation Abroad cern, and given the office is monitorcurrent situation in ing security threats Northern Africa “...The safety of the around the world. and the Middle Michael Poehlitz, students and faculty are East, it is unlikely International Risk that we will be a major concern.” and Safety Analyst, making arrangewho came to USF ments to perform in — Marc Powers, any of those counthis summer after director of School of Theatre tries in the imme26 years in the and Dance at USF diate future,” he Department of State, said USF takes sevsaid. “We obviously eral factors into would not send a account when deciding whether to group to a country that has been put approve students’ study abroad travel on restriction by USF. At this time, plans. our current projects and planning “We assess every area on a couple focus on Europe, China and Latin of different categories,” he said. “The America.” likelihood of terrorism, past events, Poehlitz explained he does not incidents of crime, and then we dis- see travel restrictions easing in the tinguish between violent crime and near future in many Middle Eastern nonviolent crime. Then we look at countries. Part of the reason his job civil unrest — what you’re seeing was created, he said, was to find more now in the Middle East.” countries to which students could After the attack on the U.S. con- safely travel. sulate in Benghazi last week, violence “We simply would not want to put spread to countries including Sudan, students in a situation that was risky,” Yemen and Tunisia — all countries he said. “The university incurs a little that now have travel warnings. bit of liability if they send a student But recently, few USF students into an area and something happens, have expressed interest in studying and they take that responsibility very abroad in the Middle East region. seriously. (Libya, Sudan and Yemen) Less than 1 percent of the 992 stu- are all great places to go visit, but not dents who studied abroad last year right now.”

cations, according to the Office of Admissions. Oxford College’s ED1 increase was even larger, up 67 percent. According to a press release issued by Emory on Nov. 28, last year was the first time Oxford College offered the ED1 option for prospective students. They received 159 applications compared to 266 this year. Emory offers three different rounds of admission. ED1 decisions are announced Dec. 15. ED2 applications are due Jan. 1, 2013. The deadline for regular decision applications is Jan. 15. The admissions staffs at both schools are exceedingly happy with the increase in ED1 applications, according to Daniel Creasy, the director of communications for the Office of Admissions. “The increase of ED1 applications to Emory University is excellent news, especially with both Emory College of Arts and Sciences and Oxford College receiving record high applications,” Creasy said. “Students applying ED1, with the binding commitment that program entails, are stating that they have done their research and Emory University is their top choice.” Creasy also said that the increase in ED1 applications is due to an increase in transparency by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. He said that by assigning admissions staff to specific regions for both ECAS and Oxford College, the process was more effective and efficient. Creasy also said that there is an extremely long list for why prospective students are so drawn to Emory, especially Early Decision. “For many applying ED to Emory the small size is desirable, the chance to study with world-class faculty is alluring, the diversity of people

and opportunities is greatly appealing and the chance to experience a progressive city like Atlanta while living on a beautiful campus can’t be topped,” Creasy said. “For other ED applicants, their choice to apply could just be the desire to experience Wonderful Wednesdays, watch our women’s soccer team compete for a national championship or just to meet Dooley. John Latting, Emory’s dean of admissions, attributes this increase in applications to an expansion in Emory’s global popularity, according to the press release. “Emory University continues to be a popular first-choice school for many applicants, both domestic and international, and this year a significant portion of the increase in ED1 applicants to Emory College is due to the increase of international applicants,” Latting said in the press release. According to the press release, Jennifer Taylor, the dean of enrollment at Oxford, also attributes some of the increase in ED1 applications to international students. She said she is pleased to see the ED1 option growing in popularity for Oxford College. “It’s excellent news that an increasing number of early decision applicants are selecting Oxford College as their preferred entry point to Emory,” Taylor said in the press release. Creasy further said that the increase in applications is not surprising. He said that through admissions staff visits to hometowns, and prospective students visiting campus, “it was clear to Admission staff that more top students were considering Emory as a viable first-choice option”. However, he said he was happily surprised that the application volume was up for Oxford College, as well as those areas that were affected by

Hurricane Sandy. ED1 application deadlines for both schools were extended from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15 for prospective students that live in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. In the press release Latting said that there was an increase in applications to ECAS from the East Coast, where the Hurricane’s primary destruction occurred. The ED1 increase comes after Emory was called into question earlier this year for discovering that they had misreported SAT scores of incoming students. Divya Swaminathan said that the increase in applications was a shock initially. “When I found out that more students applied ED1, I was really surprised, initially,” Swaminathan said. “I thought with all of the cuts in the departments and SAT misreporting, we would have less students apply for Early Decision. Now that I think about it, the fact that the SAT scores average may have changed might have encouraged more students who were not considering applying to apply. It probably gave them hope that they’d be able to get in.” Creasy said that he does not think that there is any correlation between the recent news and the number of ED1 applications. He said that he thinks applications to Emory will only increase in the future. “I suspect we will continue to bear witness to an increasing popularity of Emory University as a top choice for the future Class of 2017 and beyond, Creasy said. “The changes that Dean Latting has put into action over the last year will continue to incrementally impact how the Admission Office communicates and engages with prospective audiences, leverages technology to streamline a multitude of processes, and re-think how highly selective admission should work.”

— Contact Wendy Becker at wrbecke@emory.edu


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Amended Policy Provides Admins With Joint Control Over Activities Fee Continued from Page 1 ment [in the SAF],” she said. With regards to the SAF, usually SGA has sole authority over how the SAF is spent. The amended policy, however, gives the administration joint control and jurisdiction over SAF. Students fund the SAF through tuition, and so some CC members believe that the students should facilitate and distribute it. “We have to take this extremely seriously,” said Reuben Lack, College freshman and CC representative. “If the end policy gives the administration the ability to change any of our decisions about money or chartering, it negates our entire purpose.” College senior and SGA President Ashish Gandhi disagrees. He said he does not believe that the policy will interfere with SGA or CC decisions. “There was no mal-intention with the original policy — it was just bad wording,” said Gandhi. “Dean Nair

and Matt Garrett respect what the students think.” Similarly, Amitav Chakraborty, College senior and CC president, trusts Nair. “I think the final authority should rest with the students,” said Chakraborty. “I think the revision will be one that reflects our opinion … Dean Nair is a very cool head.” Novick also believes that the administration felt the need to institute this policy as a result of the controversy surrounding Students and Workers in Solidarity (SWS), a club whose members were arrested in spring 2011 for protesting the mistreatment of Sodexo workers on the quad. In an email sent to members of the administration and SGA, Garrett wrote that “we were dealing with groups on campus trying to act as though they had some authority to use Emory space, operate on campus with Emory’s name, etc. when in fact they were not recognized by

SGA or any other University office/ department.” In follow-up interviews, both Nair and Garrett have denied the policy’s connection to SWS. “That’s certainly not an example I would tie to this policy … they’re not even a registered student organization,” said Garrett. “We’re not gonna intervene if a student organization breaks SGA policy, but if a student organization is hazing, that’s a University issue,” he continued, explaining the delineation between being liable to SGA versus to Emory. Since concerns were raised about the policy, Garrett and Nair have taken steps to revise the rhetoric of the policy. Originally, the policy stated that final say over the SAF resided exclusively with the administration. Now, the policy reads that ultimately final decisions are to be made by SGA members “in consultation” with the administration. Both Garrett and Nair were ada-

mant that the spirit of the policy was never to take authority away from SGA. “There are subtle things that make it explicitly clear that student self governance is a strong value at Emory … but that it is a partnership with campus life, and the campus life would enter the conversation to support SGA in upholding particular rules and regulations,” said Nair, who came to Emory after the policy went into effect. Nair also clarified that the Board of Trustees will not be involved in this policy because they only have jurisdiction over “its fiduciary responsibility” and “academic organization of the university.” This policy is an issue of campus life, which “falls to the administration and faculty … I’m committed to working collaboratively with students to review Campus Life policies,” he said.

— Contact Rupsha Basu at rupsha.basu@emory.edu

All Four Candidates Are ‘Remarkable Leaders in Their Own Light,’ Love Says Continued from Page 1 the committee spent the summer identifying candidates who were on “the cutting edge of higher education,” according to Candler School of Theology Dean and head of the committee Jan Love. The committee held 11 listening sessions throughout September across the University to determine the Emory community opinion, Love said. In October, the committee had off-site interviews with about a 50-person subset of the original 160-person pool. By early November, the committee had narrowed the search to the four finalists, according to Love. Throughout the coming month, the finalists will experience the “legendary Emory hospitality” for about 40 hours on four separate occasions, Love said. The potential provosts will meet a range of people, including the president’s cabinet, the council of deans, the search advisory committee and a subset of the board of trustees. Faculty, staff and students will also

have the opportunity to interact with the candidates and fill out feedback forms for the committee at the open forum sessions. “All four of these candidates are already quite accomplished and remarkable leaders in their own light and are fully capable of being the provost at Emory or a range of other institutions,” Love said. After these visits, Wagner will make the final decision. Wagner laid out the responsibilities of the provost in a post on the search committee’s website. “The provost’s job is a formidable one, though we have just seen it performed gracefully and skillfully for nearly eight years by Earl Lewis,” said Wagner. “On a personal level, the provost must be an effective and complementary working partner with the president and Emory’s other two executive vice presidents. On an institutional level, we look to the provost as the ultimate steward of academic integrity and the driver of academic excellence and achievement.” The provost is second in charge to the president as principal academic

officer. The role oversees academic policies and activities, faculty promotion and the tenure process and leads

“I hope the students will not miss the opportunity to listen in and ask questions about the issues that face higher education today ...” — Jan Love, dean of candler school of theology the deans and co-chairs the Ways and Means Committee, a group that focuses on finances for the Board of Trustees, according to the Office of Provost website. The provost works with Wagner and two other executive vice presidents — the executive vice president for finance and administration and the executive vice president for health

affairs — to create and implement their University-wide strategic plan that “fulfill[s] a community vision of Emory,” according to the Provost Leadership Statement. Just as the Emory community will be reviewing the candidates in December, the candidates will be reviewing the University. The candidates are not looking for a new job, but rather, the committee recruited them, according to Love. She said all four are content with their current work. “We have to sell them on our opportunity as much as we have to judge whether they are right for us,” Love said. Most importantly, the committee hopes that students will take advantage of the open forums, according to Love. “I hope the students will not miss the opportunity to listen in and ask questions about the issues that face higher education today and get engaged with whom may be our next leader,” Love said. — Contact Karishma Mehrotra at kmehrot@emory.edu

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SGA Passes Resolution Against Chick-fil-A By Rupsha Basu Staff Writer

against the resolution. To avoid linking SGA to every future action of the LGBTQ comEmory’s Student Government munity, Li suggested an amendment Association (SGA) passed a resolu- to the resolution so that it states tion in opposition to Chick-fil-A’s “SGA supports the queer community presence on campus last night. … in working appropriately to find Andy Ratto, a representative of a solution to this problem” instead the Emory LGBTQ community, pre- of “working to find an appropriate sented the resolution. solution.” The 18-3-3 vote in favor of the In addition, legislators expressed resolution signifies a statement by the concern that this resolution and SGA that they support the LGBTQ the opposition to Chick-fil-A on camcommunity at Emory and encourage pus represent only a minority of the the University to reconsider its rela- students’ views. tionship with Chick-fil-A. However, some executive memAccording to the resolution, Chick- bers of SGA disagreed. fil-A “funnels millions of dollars “The amount of students this is through WinShape affecting might be to groups fighting a minority, but that against equal rights doesn’t mean we “Chick-fil-A has become shouldn’t pass it,” for queer people and to oppress sexual a symbol for some peo- said Matt Willis, minorities.” ple of anti-gay attitudes B-School junior and The resolution SGA chief of staff. and oppression.” stressed Emory’s “All we’re saying commitment to is that we’re hear— Andy Ratto, representative ing and supporting diversity on camof the Emory LGBTQ them in their perpus, as stated in the community sonal decisions, University’s mission statement. It conwe’re going to stand cluded that in order strong with them for Emory to remain consistent with regardless of whether they’re the its values, SGA must support the majority or the minority.” LGBTQ community to find a solution Statements from Emory adminto this ongoing debate. istration indicate that the University “Chick-fil-A has become a symbol does not plan on taking significant for some people of anti-gay attitudes actions against Chick-fil-A in the near and oppression,” said bill author future. In the State of the University Ratto. “This is not a bill calling for a Address, University President James ban on Chick-fil-A, instead it’s a reso- W. Wagner stated that while Nair’s lution talking about the importance statement still stands, the University of this issue and indication what the would not encourage Sodexo to next steps should be, working toward remove Chick-fil-A. a positive solution.” Many members viewed the resoluThe issue of Chick-fil-A on cam- tion as more of a statement of support pus has come up multiple times ever for the queer community rather than since the corporation received mas- a motion to remove Chick-fil-A from sive media attention this past summer campus. after its president “I agree with the made controverpromotion of inclusial remarks about sivity,” said Danielle “The amount of stusame-sex marriage. Zamarelli, nursing dents this is affecting Around that school senior and time, Senior Vice might be a minority, but SGA vice president, President and Dean “When I read this that doesn’t mean we of Campus Life resolution, it’s sayshouldn’t pass it ... All ing do we support Ajay Nair released a statement express- we’re saying is that we’re this body and the ing that the views hearing and supporting struggle that this of Chick-fil-A “do has caused them. them in their personal And are we saying not reflect Emory’s decisions ...” values as an we would like to institution.” help you feel more Some legisla— Matt Willis, SGA chief of included on this tors at the meeting staff campus.” expressed concerns Ratto agreed about supporting the to the amendment, resolution because of its implications adding that all of the people involved for the future. in this campaign have been reason“Our main concern is that the able and mature. SGA would be linked to all actions In their vote to approve the resoluthat the LGBTQ community decides tion, SGA members concluded that to pursue,” said Calvin Li, student its passage would provide room for life committee chair and College more dialogue among students about sophomore. Chick-fil-A on campus. The problems legislators like Li “I’m very grateful to the SGA for and Mallika Begum, College senior supporting our community in this representative, had with the resolution issue, and I’m very proud to have an were what they referred to as “vague SGA that will stand up for justice and language.” for what is right,” said College junior “I don’t think as SGA we should and Emory pride president Dohyun take such a strong position in this … Ahn. “The resolution passing will ... I’m hesitant to give my approval … help us in the long run to engage in we should look to the views of the dialogue with the administration.” — Contact Rupsha Basu at entire student body,” said Begum, rupsha.basu@emory.edu one of the three legislators who voted

Tutors to Offer Walk-In Help During Finals Week Due to High Demand Continued from Page 1 according to Graduate Fellow at the Writing Center Maureen McCarthy, who is responsible for cultivating a relationship between the Writing Center and the library. The pilot program will offer insight on whether or not the Writing Center can use the second location exclusively for walk-ins, McCarthy said. In an attempt to reach as many students as possible from both Laney Graduate School and Emory College, the additional location can provide help to students who otherwise would have been unable to visit the Writing Center due to a lack of open appointments during finals time, according to Veteran Tutor at the Writing Center and College senior Nick Going. Because the appointments are only half as long as appointments at the main Writing Center location in Callaway N212, Going said tutors will focus on higher order concerns, such as particular questions students may have about their papers. According to Going, tutors at the satellite location will try to offer students cohesive advice on their paper as a whole instead of attending to many of the smaller issues they would correct at a regular appoint-

ment in order to make the best use of their appointment time. He added that students will likely get the most out of their walk-in appointments if they proofread their own papers ahead of time. Despite the shorter appointment time, McCarthy said tutors at the new location will ultimately offer students a chance to talk to someone about their writing and gain feedback to let them know if they are on the right track. “Writing is a process that should be collaborative to some extent, because you’re always speaking to an audience and trying to anticipate that audience’s questions,” she said. “It can be really useful to have a good listener to listen to what you’re trying to say help anticipate questions.” Going said it is not uncommon for students to approach tutors outside of the Writing Center and offer to pay them to look over their papers when no appointments are available. The new location, on the other hand, offers students a free and convenient alternative. In addition to walking in at the library, students also have to option to walk in or make appointments at the regular Writing Center location.

— Contact Elizabeth Howell at ehowel5@emory.edu


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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Editorials Editor: Shahdabul Faraz (sfaraz@emory.edu) and Nicholas Bradley (nbradle@emory.edu)

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Hope for New Emory Provost

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Jenna Mittman is a member of the Class of 2013. Her cartoons have become a staple of The Emory Wheel.

Students should take opportunity to engage finalists to ensure their concerns are heard Earl Lewis, Emory’s Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, will be leaving Emory at the end of the semester, and discussions for his successor have been ongoing since the beginning of the semester. We at the Wheel would like to stress the importance of this position and encourage students to be active in the selection process — one which will have a serious impact on Emory’s future. The provost “formulates general University policy and academic priorities, works to ensure the appropriate allocation of resources and space, manages the promotion and tenure process, initiates crosscutting educational opportunities, and encourages and coordinates initiatives in undergraduate and graduate education,” according to Emory’s website. As Emory’s chief academic officer, the provost overseas the various deans and works closely with executive vice presidents, the board of trustees and, of course, University President James W. Wagner. With regards to the recent department changes announced in mid-September, the provost had been aware of the discussion since 2009 and engaged College Dean Robin Forman and Laney Graduate School dean Lisa Tedesco while the specifics of the plan were being formulated. In the upcoming month, the University will be bringing four finalists to campus for public forums and open discussions. The administration has encouraged students to attend the event, and we suggest that if students are looking to have a positive influence on this campus, these discussions are the place to start. For the next provost, we believe that one of the biggest challenges will be healing the damaged ties between administrators and those faculty and students who feel that they have been wronged in the recent department changes. We hope the candidate chosen will align with the values and goals of Emory and, beyond all doubt, have Emory’s best interest in mind. The above staff editorial represents the majority opinion of the Wheel’s editorial board

Editorial Roundup College editorials from across the country The Michigan Daily University of Michigan Thursday November 29, 2012 In its staff editorial, titled “Picking a Provost,” The Michigan Daily discusses Provost Hanlon, Michigan’s current provost who will be Dartmouth’s new president. Similar to Emory, the students hope to find a provost who is able to work well with executive members and has the best interests of the University in mind. The editorial parallels Emory’s current situation with the hopes for an honorable provost in the future. It is important students note the role that the provost plays in budgetary decisions and goals of the University The University received a shake-up today when Dartmouth College announced that University Provost Philip Hanlon was elected to serve as the school’s 18th president. The University is expected to choose an interim provost until the next University president is chosen. The next president will then likely choose a permanent provost. It should be expected that the interim provost will maintain the high standards set by Hanlon — such as putting an emphasis on undergraduate affairs and working to decrease tuition rates — and look to guide the University through changing and difficult times in the world of higher education. Hanlon received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth in 1977. He will assume the position as president of Dartmouth College on July 1, 2013 and succeed Jim Yong Kim, who left to become president of the World Bank some months ago. In a campus-wide e-mail, University President Mary Sue Coleman wrote that she will name an interim provost in the “upcoming weeks.” The creation of an interim position is the best option for this time because the position of president is also in flux as University President Mary Sue Coleman’s contract expires in 2014. Due to the close working relationship between the president and the provost, it would be best if the new incoming president were given the option of choosing the associate he or she will be working with.

Vice Provost Martha Pollack would be ideal for this transitory period as a result of her close work with Hanlon. As the head of academic budget for the University, the provost exercises significant influence over aspects of student life, of which tuition cost is the most critical example. Hanlon exemplified the best characteristics of a provost. He was dedicated to the undergraduate population, a characteristic that is often undervalued at large research universities. Hanlon has even taught undergraduate level Calculus I classes and he and Pollack also taught a class about the University’s budget process this fall, which demonstrated an important and consistent link to students. Hanlon always put undergraduates at the forefront of his administrative agenda. He is also credited with minimizing the damage of a $47.5-million drop in state funding in 2011. When the University’s Board of Regents voted for tuition increases for the 2012-2013 academic year, Hanlon said “financial aid was the highest priority in this budget.” Consequently, he pushed for administrative aid for University students to have a true undergraduate experience without high tuition costs. The University needs an interim, and then a permanent provost, who continues Hanlon’s example by focusing on undergraduate education.

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Dooley is Watching: Know The Honor Code Many students have not heard of the Honor Code (HC) since on the first day of class, students tend to casually skip over the section of the HC on their syllabus to “more important” sections such as grading and the exam schedule. Therefore, many students remain unaware of the pertinent and impactful information buried in the HC. This code is not a mystical set of rules that King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table had to abide by, nor is it a player’s book for good ole’ Southern gentleman to follow in order to impress their Southern Belles. Emory’s HC is a unique set of standards and guidelines established to promote academic integrity and to fulfill Emory’s mission of fostering a well-renowned academic and research institution. As the first article submitted by the Committee for Academic Integrity (CAI) mentioned, academic integrity allows students to maintain the value of their Emory degrees, to establish fairness and to distinguish between universal rights and wrongs. Thus, as Emory students, we should internalize the HC. It is our best vehicle to promote academic integrity, which will then enable us to reap the benefits of such a concept. Yes, the HC includes multiple components that can be rather tedious to peruse. Some of these components are about the creation of the Honor Council, and others are about jurisdiction, etc. But, let’s be real, we as students only care about HC violations and the consequences of being found guilty of committing these violations. Therefore, we present in this article the three types of academic misconduct most common on campus:

Plagiarism constitutes un-cited paraphrasing or direct copying of another person’s work, whether in a paper, on an exam or for a homework assignment. Unauthorized assistance means that in the process of completing an assignment, students use something like an old exam or another student’s help when the professor specifically prohibited such actions.

As Emory students, all of us need to be well aware of our school’s honor code. For example, if you use an EPASS tutor to complete a take-home exam when the professor only allows the use of your book and notes, you have committed the violation of seeking unauthorized assistance. Additionally, if students give assistance when disallowed, those students are equally in violation of the HC. False information given to a professor in attempting to gain academic advantage is another serious offense of the HC. As an example, if a student attempts to persuade his professor to move a test date by giving an untrue excuse like his grandmother has passed away, then he could be brought before the Honor Council. We must also be aware, or beware, of the consequences of HC violations. These consequences are potentially devastating to one’s academic career and professional aspirations. Consequences can include

an “F” in the course with a two-year mark on one’s academic record, suspension, or even expulsion. Also, keep in mind the magnitude of the violation determines which sanction a student will receive. Imagine if you were found guilty and received an “F” in the course and a two-year mark, which is the most common punishment. Receiving an “F” in the course will affect your GPA, and when applying to jobs or schools, employers and admissions officers will be made aware of your HC offense. Other than academic penalties, academic misconduct usually results in personal consequences. Going before the Honor Council is a stressful process that generally takes between two and three weeks, which will interfere with other activities and classes. We have merely pointed to some of the violations and possible sanctions found in the HC. If you would like to know more or have questions, check out the HC online at: http:// college.emory.edu/home/academic/policy/ honor_code.html As “finals season” arrives, we must remember the HC. Sleepless nights and stressful days are imminent, and the temptation to seek unauthorized help or plagiarize may become harder to ignore. However, academic integrity should be an integral part of who we are as an Emory community. Hopefully this article has cleared up some misconceptions about what academic misconduct is and what kind of consequences can result from violations of the HC. Thus, we can continue to represent ourselves and Emory University as best as we can. The Committee for Academic Integrity is a subgroup of the Honor Council.

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Although I hail as a liberal, to quite an extreme in my multiculturalism and tolerance, I feel that a true liberal is a feigned liberal. Complete tolerance will never occur as we are bound by our moralities. It is simply integral to being human to take some things as better than others in order to even be capable of action. Anyone who calls themselves a liberal is not a true liberal, as he would be overstepping his place as a human bound by morality. We are not free. We cannot act outside our ethical dimensions, as man is before all other things, an ethical being. Whether or not he has choice is beyond the scope of investigation, but with apparent choice comes responsibility and individuality, in that one proclaims the separation of oneself from others in projecting oneself into the world, in making choices. One becomes responsible for said choices in committing to them, as no one can make the choice for you. But it is the very nature of choosing, or at least of appearing to choose, that inflicts one with the implicit notion of holding one thing as better than another. We constantly choose to do particular actions — actions that could be replaced by others — but we hold the actions we commit to as more worthy of action, or we would not commit them. And so we act in a particular way. We find ourselves taking up a craft in service of civili-

zation, as without craft, we are useless to this entity. We give ourselves up to the calling but for selfish reasons. We give ourselves up in order to hold ourselves of worth, within a society that holds usefulness to its goals as worthy. So in losing ourselves, we affirm ourselves. In service, we project ourselves.

“... in losing ourselves, we affirm ourselves. In service, we project ourselves.” Regardless of our self-imposed ideas of freedom, we will always remain subordinate to the calling of civilization. And we can choose to ally with it, to bring ourselves up to our inevitable fate, but will only be resisting the notion of this fate. This fate will remain until the grip of use is broken, but I don’t think this day will ever come, as we will always remain separate from a state of nature. But alas, the point is made clear, as this state of nature is unachievable. We will never hold all things as just as permissible. Although our demeanor as of late has swung in the direction of the liberal ideology, the human pendulum will have to swing back. Civilization itself does not have the capability to deem all actions of equal worth, as it is tangled in our selfish ends: to project and

affirm ourselves until the end. So, through our crafts, in our need to be of use to ‘us’ and not ‘I’ we prevent ourselves from tolerating others. So it can be said that in appealing to others, we prevent ourselves from tolerating them. It is the very nature of society to prevent equality as it runs against our deep seeded impulsivity. Because we attach ourselves to our thoughts and actions we implicitly hold ourselves as better than others in holding our thoughts and actions, as better than others. Oddly, impulsivity tends to be assigned to a facility of nature, and so in this sense, we are in a state of nature, but only as far as we are impulsive beings. We are ethical due to our impulse to affirm, and so nature leads civilization. This is the conventional formulation of our condition within civilization. If we were to take impulsivity as a sign of order and civility, we may begin to equate ourselves to the other (animals, plants, etc.), and so begin a return to a state of nature in more tolerance and equality. But this pursuit is perpetual, and will ultimately fail, because of our ethics. Nature permits all. It has no morality. Man is rooted in this state and this is made apparent in our call for tolerance. But, we cannot return, as we are conscious, and so we can be made aware of the implicit notion of better-ness and worse-ness in thought and action. So, we will never truly be free. Erik Bloom is a College senior from Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.


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Political Difference Does Not Mean Deep Hatred A married couple in Rotherham, United Kingdom was caught completely by surprise last week when their three foster children were taken from them by local social workers. By all accounts, they were a highly successful foster home and were stable, positive role models for the children. The husband is a retired Royal Navy reservist who works with the disabled, and his wife is a qualified nursery nurse. What was their crime? Being a member of the wrong political party. The Telegraph reported that the family in question, who asked to stay anonymous, were given a surprise visit by a social worker who informed them that the three children would be removed from their home. Their office had apparently received an “anonymous tip” that the foster parents in question were members of the UK Independence Party (Ukip), one of Parliament’s primary conservative/libertarian parties, and that the party’s “racist” policies made the parents unfit to care for their ethnic-minority children.

Our global society is rapidly becoming intolerant of ideological difference, rapidly polarizing political discourse. Many in the UK have cried foul. Nigel Farage, Ukip’s leader, as well as many other non-Ukip politicians have decried the incident as a gross abuse of governmental power. Others have observed that Rotherham’s local government is controlled by the liberal Labour Party, and that political motives may have played a role. Since the story broke, others have come forward with their own stories about discrimination due to their political affiliation with Ukip. Some have defended the decision. Joyce Thacker, the Rotherham council’s strategic director of children and young people’s services, released a statement on Saturday saying that Ukip’s policies opposing multiculturalism made it right for the children to be removed.

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Thacker’s conclusion, however, is a false one that has become all too common in a global political climate where disagreement on complex and important issues is oversimplified into “hatreds.” In the United Kingdom’s case, multiculturalism is a highly charged issue. Like other states in the Eurozone, policies in the past few decades have trended toward forms of pluralism and multiculturalism that emphasize and encourage cultural differences while discouraging any form of assimilation or cultural

integration. These policies have successfully encouraged large numbers of religious and ethnic minorities, but at the cost of large divisions within the UK’s own population. Self-segregation of those ethnic minorities into isolated neighborhoods or communities is commonplace, and is especially pronounced among immigrants from Islamic nations. This situation has converged with another phenomenon: Europe’s native birthrate has

been in decline at a rate of only 1.6 children per family, instead of the more adequate replacement rate of 2.1 children. Considering those two realities, many western scholars including Harvard’s Niall Ferguson have argued strongly that native European populations will be rapidly replaced by immigrants within a matter of a few generations. Further, those immigrant populations have been given virtually no encouragement to adopt European cultural and political norms

within their own communities. Ukip’s policy positions, which include a five-year freeze on permanent immigration to the UK and a winding down of the radically multicultural policies that have discouraged integration (among others), were created in response to this reality. Their aim isn’t to harm minorities, but rather to encourage all UK subjects to participate in the mainstream society and political life. Rather than work through the logical and academic processes that went in to the creation of those policies, Ukip’s opponents in the Labour party and other parties have responded with a much more self-referential, and much less critical approach. Stark multiculturalism and pluralism has been deemed in many liberal European circles as the policy of choice in the context of immigration and minorities. This emphasizes the protection of various cultural groups over any national or societal mainstream, and assumes there should be very little judgment between competing cultural or societal norms. Policies that run counter to this set of assumptions are assumed to be harmful to those minority groups because they might prioritize a national norm over the minority norm. Thus, Ukip would “harm” minorities because it values integration and cosmopolitanism over the more radical forms of multiculturalism that have led Europe toward its imminent cultural crisis. Ukip is “racist” because it “hates” minority groups in the UK. And, therefore, an innocent Rotterham family is unfit to take care of its three foster children. But perhaps a more moderate conclusion can be drawn from this situation. Society is fast becoming unable to handle political differences without resorting to charged accusations of racism, sexism or bigotry of some form. In terms of political discourse, we are no better than squabbling children. If this trend continues, it could doom our ability to make any serious use of international — or national — politics to create a better world. David Giffin is a second year Masters in Theological Studies student at Candler School of Theology from Charleston, Ill.

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Robot Apocalypse Unlikely

Forgotten Crisis: More Must be Done in DRC Congolese People Suffering Terribly

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Robots Will Never Have Human Sense Of Morality For centuries, technology has been an object of human fascination and fear. Today, we live in an age in which technology is inseparable from our daily lives. As such, humans commonly imagine a world where technology dominates every facet of our lives: Microchips in our brains give us the processing power and speed of computers while robots do menial tasks for us, and so on. Movies like “I, Robot” and “The Terminator” and video games like “Mass Effect” depict futuristic societies in which autonomous robots gain self-awareness and consequently present some threat to humanity. Luckily for us, this will all remain science fiction for the time being. A recent policy directive signed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has officially outlawed the use of autonomous and semi-autonomous robots when making lifeor-death decisions. The directive comes after pressure from the Human Rights Watch for the government to ban what they termed “killer robots.” In short, if a robot is on the battlefield, it will contain technology requiring human authorization before killing a human. To some, this decision by the DOD may seem superfluous. Why should some agency sign policy statements about something that isn’t even an issue

yet? The truth is that robots on the battlefield are no longer science fiction. The United States’ wars in the Middle East have seen an unprecedented increase in the use of robotic weapons systems on land, air and sea.

Like Nazis, robots would have no sense of right or wrong and would only “follow orders.” The most visible of these robots are — ironically — the White House’s “secret” drones which are used to assassinate suspected terrorists. The effectiveness of these drones is questionable and controversial, but that’s an issue for another editorial. The point is that the U.S. military is increasingly spending billions of dollars researching and manufacturing robots. We have the technology, and robots are only getting better, faster and stronger. According to the Human Rights Watch’s concerns, the technology for “killer robots” could be available within 20 years. And if we think about it, this idea represents everyone’s

worst fears: a literal killing machine with no regard for human life working at the behest of the government. Thus, the statement by the DOD promising never to leave the question of life and death up to a robot is good news for humans everywhere. The reason the Nazis were so terrible is because they were “only following orders” — that is, they were doing what others told them to do unquestionably. It is not unreasonable to say that they were robotic, and this is why their actions are all the more reprehensible: Why didn’t they disregard their orders? Where was their humanity? Clearly humans make mistakes. They kill other humans of their own accord or on the orders of other humans. But humans always possess the capability to say no. Robots, on the other hand, technically never make mistakes, and they never say no. This is the difference between human killers and robotic killers. Try as we might, we can never program a human sense of morality. The decision by the Department of Defense represents a rare showing of their own sense of morality, and, thanks to this directive, “I, Robot” will forever remain in the realm of science fiction. William Hupp is a College sophomore from Little Rock, Ark.

With a lack of a stable government and numerous conflicts between the government forces and militia groups, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has almost become synonymous with political and economic instability. Over the last few weeks, the M23 rebel group has further threatened stability in the country by establishing a stronghold in the eastern DRC with the takeover of Goma, the capital of the North Kivu province, being the final straw. The international community strongly condemned the takeover of Goma because it has wreaked havoc in the lives of civilians who have fled their homes fearing a threat to their lives. While African leaders have successfully negotiated with the M23 to withdraw from Goma, there needs to be greater international involvement to alleviate the looming humanitarian crisis with thousands of civilians fleeing the perpetual fighting and horrible sexual abuse. Oxfam’s humanitarian coordinator, Tariq Riebl expresses deep concern over the grave situation in Goma. According to Riebl, people are living under harsh circumstances. For example, the Congolese live with little access to clean water, food or any other basic services. Civilians are compelled to consume water from Lake Kivu, which is extremely contaminated and threatens to lead to a major disease outbreak. This is because power to the primary water pump in the city was cut during the fighting. Suspected cholera cases are being treated and monitored and organizations such as Red Cross are setting up water purification stations for more access to clean water. Food availability also poses a predicament because the price of staple foods has increased. Civilians. however, are unable to afford it. Currently, organizations are serving 140,000 people and the number keeps increasing as the M23 takeover more areas in the eastern DRC. The need for power and clean water is greater than ever but international organizations have been unable to send aid or personnel because the airport has been closed. Monetary assistance cannot be sent either because all the banks are closed. The UN World Food Programme is short

of $23 million for the next six months of its operations in the DRC. Security in the camps is also something that needs to be addressed because the civilians are absolutely terrified of the M23 rebels. The M23 rebels contend that members of the Mai Mai militia, affiliated with the government, have merged with the civilians in the camps. This puts civilians in a precarious situation because their lives are in danger at their own homes and the camps. Forced recruitment of children is a major concern for civilians because the M23 are abducting civilians and convincing them to join the fight. Walking on the streets has become virtually impossible due to fears of being coerced to fight by the M23. Civilians claim that the M23 have looted the central bank and numerous homes. They have also raped thousands of women. However, the fear of the civilians is not limited to the M23. They are equally terrified of government militias because they engage in same kinds of calamities as the M23. The DRC has been an unstable region for several decades now. Fraught with war, poverty and political unrest, it is a volatile mix of corrupt politicians and helpless citizens. What is unfortunate is that the international community has not actively pursued a strategy to enforce some degree of law and order in the country. Simply put, more needs to be done. We cannot simply stand aside and watch. There must be greater direct involvement in the DRC because instability in this large country threatens stability in neighboring countries as well. The DRC has witnessed appalling crimes in previous decades and few perpetrators have been brought to justice. This crisis has to be the final straw. Something finally has to be done. We cannot take this injustice for much longer. Generations of Congolese have lived in constant fear for their lives without any education opportunities. We owe peace and stability, at the minimum, to living generations of Congolese who have missed out on multiple life opportunities. Aditya Mehta is a College junior from Mumbai, India joint majoring in SociologyReligion and minoring in Global Health,

Let us all stand up for the justice of the Congolese people, who have suffered for too long. The region has been fraught with injustice for years. It is time for this to change.


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Arts&Entertainment TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 2012 A&E Editor: Annelise Alexander (annelise.alexander@emory.edu)

FILM REVIEW

The Last Days of Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis, “Nine”) looms at the head of the conference table, fielding arguments among congressmen. Directed by Steven Spielberg (“War Horse”), “Lincoln” focuses on the political intricacies behind the formulation and passing of the 13th Amendment during the Civil War.

Presidential Performance from Day-Lewis Pulls in Viewers By Kyle Silverstein Contributing Writer

As a war raged across the North American Continent in 1865, so too did a battle take place in the House of Representatives, as congressmen hurled insults at one another while trying to argue and counter argue a piece of legislature that would later become the 13th Amendment of the United States. “Lincoln,” directed by Steven Spielberg (“War Horse”) and starring a very compelling Daniel DayLewis (“Nine”) as Abraham Lincoln, shows us that the Union was hardly united in its passing of the 13th. With a screenplay written by Tony Kushner (“Munich”), we get several different dynamics of chaos that surround Lincoln around the start of his short second term. The main storyline is more political thriller than American biopic. However, it is this aspect of the film that gives Lincoln its edge-of-your-seat intensity. It is just as exciting to watch the president try and unite the republicans, made up of staunch abolitionists

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like Thaddeus Stevens (Tommy Lee Jones, “Men in Black 3”) and conservative republicans like Preston Blair (Hal Holbrook, “Water for Elephants”), as it is to watch him try to gather 20 votes from the wartime democrats led by the staunch opposition of Fernando Wood (Lee Pace, “The Resident”) and George Pendleton (Peter McRobbie, “Dark Horse”) to pass the 13th amendment. Lincoln must buy these votes by means of patronage from the democrats, a feat accomplished by a band of three hawkers played by James Spader (“The Office”), Tim Blake Nelson (“Sin Bin”) and John Hawkes

(“Contagion”). The three actors give memorable performances trying to convince the democrats to vote yes. In addition to the war on both the field and in Congress, Lincoln must also deal with issues at home. A hysterical performance by Sally Field (“The Amazing Spider-Man”) as Lincoln’s wife Mary shows us that not everything is as it should be. Mrs. Lincoln cannot seem to get over the loss of her son Will during the start of the Civil War, and becomes frantic when she learns that her oldest son Robert (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “The Dark Knight Rises”) wishes to join the Union army. Day-Lewis does a remarkable job at displaying the strain that must have aged Lincoln 10 years in only a few months. What is truly fantastic about “Lincoln” is the ability of Spielberg to use all of his classic tools that worked so well in movies like “Schindler’s List” and “Jaws,” but still keep the movie refreshing.

The American genre of film has been ever present since D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation,” but rarely has the genre ever had something that is optimistic, but not tacky. “Lincoln” is refreshingly non-biased and presents the 16th president in a suit of flesh and blood. It is this truly human aspect of Lincoln that gets the audience on his side. We feel the pain he feels when he shares his grief with Mary over the loss of their son, and we touch the anger he has when his cabinet advises him not to pursue the amendment because it is sure to fail. In this sense, we see two sides of the president. On one hand there is the folksy, yokel side, which comes from his rural upbringing and is displayed through the stories he tells. This is the wholeheartedly good-natured human side that wins the audience over.

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No Strings Attached Charms Crowd with Subtleties Religion

And Fantasy United by Ensembles

By Chris Ziegler Contributing Writer What is more stress-relieving during the semester’s final stretch than watching others conquer the common anxiety of public singing? On the cool night of Nov. 29, Emory students gathered at the Dobbs University Center (DUC) Terraces to hear the vocal harmonies of the University a cappella group No Strings Attached. Joining NSA were the Dartmouth Subtleties, a female a cappella group that entertained the audience with their own talent and flair. The dual performance provided a welcome break from course work and a beautiful exhibition of singing talent. No Strings Attached opened the hour with a fan favorite, Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours.” Blending harmonized oohs and ahhs with a lead singer with enough control of his voice to handle the vocal melody, the mostly female audience enjoyed Mraz’s romantic declaration. In a seamless transition, the group shifted this song into Bob Marley’s “One Love.” While No Strings Attached showed clear harmony through their vocals, their fashion also helped add to their sense of unity. Dressed in white dress shirts, dark jackets and Emory colored striped ties, this visual unity reflected their audible cohesion.

By Tina Grajewski Contributing Writer

exceptionally enjoyable experience. As if their voices weren’t enough, No Strings Attached kept the audience fully absorbed by having them

The Emory Wind Ensemble (EWE) joined forces with the Lakeside High School Symphonic Band to create a unique and energetic concert last Saturday. While Lakeside kept with a more traditional music lineup, the Wind Ensemble branched out into a musical interpretation by Johan de Meij of J.R.R. Tolkien’s series “The Lord of the Rings.” At this concert packed with guests, the Lakeside High School Symphonic Band opened for EWE. Lakeside High School is a local high school with a close relationship with the Emory program, and has recently remodeled their band into the symphonic band format with the help of Emory Director of Wind Studies and EWE conductor Scott Stewart. The most moving song performed by Lakeside High School was “Kaddish” by W. Francis McBeth,

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College junior CJ Shepard snaps along to the music as he performs a solo at the concert No Strings Attached (NSA) gave last Thursday, Nov. 29 on the DUC Terraces. In addition, NSA brought Dartmouth’s all-female a cappella group The Subtleties to perform alongside them. Singing in public is one thing, but singing public falsetto is an entirely different task. It is during these high notes that a male singer’s voice can most easily crack. However, the singers in No Strings Attached handled

this difficult vocal style without much trouble. During the cover of Eric Clapton’s “Change the World,” the lead singer stood front and center as all eyes were fixed on him. “I can change the

world,” he sang with a cool confidence, “I can be the sunlight in your universe.” The interaction between the performers and the audience transformed this musical performance into an


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rainy Day + The Fall By Stephanie Minor Editor at Large

Courtesy of Bob Young

RAINY DAY Courtesy of DreamWorks

Riley fingered the handle of her teacup as the smell of mint vapors warmed her nostrils. Finally indoors, she gazed through the frosty windows at the live oaks twisting and stretching their fingers through the grey that wanted to overtake everything. A distant chimney coughed up wisps of smoke that danced with the bite of the unforgiving winter wind. Two abandoned boxes drooped onto the pavement, forgotten and sullen like homeless men on a corner. The rain beat down on them like knives, but stopped short, because it cared not for them either. She held the cup to her mouth, but heat permeated through the handle, and she set it on the old familiar table. Riley gently assembled her things and wrapped up in her heavy wool coat. Pushing through the wooden door, she jumped as it cracked and moaned back at her. Outside, a fine mist lingered through the air with a thick nectar too fierce to swallow. The inundated grass and mud choked on water. Impatient cars flew by as Riley heard splashes of puddled-water in the distance. She couldn’t see them beyond the sopping hill and angry trees. And except for those brief shrills of puddles, there was only a hush of silence. Riley looked from one sidewalk to the other; she dropped her head. He wasn’t coming.

As Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis, “Nine”) faced the difficulties of leading the United States through the Civil War, the 16th president had to navigate political attacks and arguments between the republicans and the democrats in addition to an unstable and emotional personal life.

Humanity in Spielberg’s Film Brings Lincoln to Life Continued from Page 9 Then there is the cunning political side, seen through Lincoln strongarming congressmen, making deals with shady characters and even lying to get what he wants. Do the ends justify the means? Spielberg and Kushner purposefully leave this question unanswered. As an era piece, this film does a sensational job bringing us into

the hustle of 19th century America. Spielberg’s longtime collaborator and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski gives us shots that are surrounded by dark, earthy colors, giving us a sense of the lack of light in those times and making the plot seem more intense. A classic decision of Spielberg is the use of the cut as we slowly drift to the heart of the matter. Action seems to quicken as shots become shorter

and shorter until finally the action is so fast-paced that we can’t bear to see the result. In this way, cuts of the actionpacked house of legislature alternate with those highlighting the calmness of the oval office as Lincoln reads to his son Tad (Gulliver McGrath, “Hugo”) to form the climax of the film. John Williams’ score is both

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student adds her contribution to a mural at the Visual Arts Building for this semester’s Arts Club Lock-In last Friday night. Lasting from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., the Lock-In was sponsored by The Emory Arts Club, who provided art supplies and food in addition to workshops such as yarnbombing.

Chocolate and Christmas Songs Create Memorable Night clap to this song’s rhythm. Rhythmic finger snapping also kept the crowd in time on the song Squeeze’s “Tempted.” Another aspect that made No Strings Attached’s performance so enjoyable for the audience was the infectious enjoyment that the performers themselves seemed to experience. College sophomore Fei Gao, a singer in the group, relayed the source of this joy. “I keep smiling because it makes me very happy to see the audience engaged,” he said with a grin. “I love that my friends come to see me perform.” Gao and his fellow singers seemed to feed off of each other’s nonstop energy. They often seemed to be lost in the moment, performing for their love of the music instead of the large crowd. The guest group Dartmouth Subtleties joined the audience to listen to No Strings before taking the stage and opening their set with Duffy’s “Mercy,” another song with difficult falsetto. Mixed in with the original song

was a new rap section performed by another vocalist. Enthusiastic hollers from the audience marked this moment as the crowd favorite of the hour.

“I keep smiling because it makes me very happy to see the audience engaged. ... I love that my friends come to see me perform.” — Fei Gao, member of No Strings Attached

Although it was only November, the Subtleties showed that it is never too early to get into the holiday spirit. The group ushered in the Christmas season and thoughts of the long-awaited holiday break with performances of Christmas classics “Let It Snow” and “Rockin’ Around the

— Contact Kyle Silverstein at ksilve4@emory.edu

Middle Earth. The second movement, a song based upon Jewish tradition. “Lothlórien,” depicts the mysterious The Kaddish is a Jewish prayer of feeling to Elvenwood that is bromourning. ken up by different woodwind solos The song began with the sad and meant to depict the different birds ominous beating of the drums, a and wildlife present in the forest. bell ringing to represent the death College junior Lauren Ball stated of a loved one and the tolling bells that she “really felt like an elf in often used to denote death by syna- Lothlórien” when listening to the gogues and churches alike. The song piece because the music captured then continues with heavy drums the beautiful and mysterious feel of to demonstrate the deep feelings of the wood. mourning. The peaceful background leads It ends with a loud and dissonant into an ominously loud drum section, crescendo backed by heavy proces- symbolizing the fear felt by Frodo sion to show the flurry of emotions when he sees the vision of the eye in a felt during the grieving process and silver basin in the wood, which territhe realization that a loved one is lost. fies him and reminds him of the long During and dangerous the set, the journey he has to Lakeside con‘The second, third and fourth continue. ductor David The third F a i r c h i l d movements of the piece caught m o v e m e n t t h a n k e d the the audience’s attention [by] depicts Emory for havcharacter of the emulating the mystery of Middle books who posing them and Earth.’ discussed how sessed the ring much help they for the longest have recently time: Gollumreceived from the Emory Music Sméagol. This movement feaDepartment and how strong the rela- tures French horns and trombones tionship between the two programs which blend to create a frenzied, had become. dizzying section that demonstrates Following Lakeside’s set, Stewart Gollum’s deep and overwhelming introduced EWE to the audience. He obsession with the ring. The piece’s explained that “Symphony No. 1, The loud moments contrast starkly with Lord of the Rings” by Johan de Meij saxophone solos meant to represent was written 20 years before talks of Gollum talking to himself and muma movie and so was composed solely bling over the ring. with the legacy of the books by J. R. The fourth movement, “The R. Tolkien in mind. Journey in the Dark,” highlights both The air hummed with the audi- the mines of Moria and the bridge ence’s excitement and anticipation at Kazhad Dun. It starts with the as they waited to see if the ensemble heavy beating of drums, signifying could live up to the books’ and the the constant danger and fear felt by movies’ reputation. the Fellowship of the Ring as they Since the “Lord of the Rings” face their battles against the Orcs and books are some of the most cel- as Gandalf fights the Balrog. ebrated and loved works of modern There are moments of constant day literature, the audience had high clashes of battle demonstrated by the expectations for EWE’s performance. percussion. The central force throughout the The movement ends on a melancomposition is the ring, created by cholic tone as the Fellowship moves the Dark Lord Sauron to rule all the forward, looking for a way out of the rings of power, and the journey it took mines and the way to finally destroy with the Fellowship of the Ring, nine the ring. inhabitants of Middle Earth who are This symphony, inspired by “The attempting to destroy the ring before Lord of the Rings” is accessible to it can get back in the hands of the lovers of classical music, of the books Dark Lord. and of the movie alike since it truly The symphony is separated into captures the essence of the series in a five movements that exemplify the beautiful way. most memorable characters, places The performance and the compoand journeys. sition were able to depict the feelings The second, third and fourth of the book beautifully and allowed movements of the piece all caught the concert-goers to relive all of their audience’s attention with their rhyth- favorite parts of the books. mic percussion and piercing wood— Contact Tina Grajewski at wind solos emulating the mystery of cgrajew@emory.edu

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Spielberg and Day-Lewis make it personal and human. Without the raw emotion that this movie so beautifully displays in every scene of provoking dialogue, “Lincoln” would just be another superhero movie.

Lakeside, EWE Awe Audiences With Kaddish, LOTR-Inspired Pieces

ARTS LOCK-IN

THE FALL I mostly remember the blood. It was everywhere. I didn’t see him fall; I was too busy catching frogs in the pond. I was a tomboy back then. But I heard it, his skull cracking on the rock below the cherry tree. He didn’t even speak. In fact, I think he was silent the whole time. I had a friend with me too, Nina, but she faded into the distance after that noise — that hollow thud. I pulled his foot out from the slippery intersection of branches with smooth silver bark. He’d just wanted to hang out with us. I lugged him onto my back and placed my hand over the gaping hole in his forehead. I dragged him up the long wheatgrass hill leading to the house. I set him on the stoop, but I wasn’t breathing. My muscles felt rigid. I didn’t want to leave him. Running into the kitchen, there were no words. At the sight of my soaked clothes, Mom ran in the direction I pointed. I looked at my converse tennis shoes and realized I’d been sobbing as tears dispersed the crimson layer on the white tips of my sneakers. I looked at my hands, but I did not wash them. I’d thought, what if he dies? There was just so much blood.

soothing and passionate as calm music plays when Lincoln tells a story or talks with his youngest son, and a frenzy of tones quickens the action scenes even more. In the end, “Lincoln” is a movie that is worth seeing. It would be a shame to ruin the ending, but if you went to high school you probably know what happens. Although we all know what happened back then,

Christmas Tree.” These festive songs lit up the audiences’ and performers’ faces with glee. While the members of No Strings Attached appeared unified through their clothing, the Dartmouth Subtleties were dressed in a kaleidoscope of colors. This variety in dress paralleled the group’s wide selection of song selections, as they shifted from Christmas classics to lesser-known choices such as Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.” The singers displayed a softer side to their voices on Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide,” a moving rendition that would make Stevie Nicks proud. The audience had two loves that night: the great singing and the free chocolate sweets that stretched people’s smiles even wider. Although a sip of hot chocolate was sometimes needed in the chilly air, the crowd was entertained enough to listen until the both groups had fully completed their sets. With the quality of these performances, the audience left as satisfied as the singers. — Contact Chris Ziegler at crziegl@emory.edu


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Nennig Delivers Two ‘A’ Cut Times in Weekend Races Continued from The Back Page which was good for a first place finish to defeat the two-time reigning NCAA Division III Champion Denison University (1,687.6 points). Junior Ryan Bass dominated in the pool for the Eagles in individual as well as relay races. Bass finished the meet coming in first in three of his races. In the 50-yard freestyle, Bass finished with an NCAA ‘A’ cut time of 20.38 seconds, which was a hundredth of a second off his own personal best record and gave him the first-place finish. Bass also contributed to the Eagles’ ‘A’ cut 200-yard medley relay team, which claimed first in the event with a time of 1:30.01. Other members of that relay squad were seniors Peter O’Brien and Stephen Czaia and junior Ross Spock. Bass also recorded a ‘B’ cut time in the 100-yard freestyle, where he finished in eighth with his 45.94 mark. “Ryan Bass did a great job,” Howell said. “He was on the men’s relay that actually broke the varsity record. He was right on posting one of his lifetime best times which for fall meet is good for him.” The most impressive group performance on the men’s side came from the 200-yard freestyle relay team, which Bass was also a part of along with teammates senior Richard Upton, and juniors Jake Stephens, Bass and Ross Spock. The team’s time of 1:20.84 gave them an automatic NCAA qualifying time. The time also set a new meet record, marking the second-consecutive year that the Eagles have done so. They also set a new program record. “I was happy with my performance in the 200 free relay,” Upton wrote in an email to the Wheel. “I swam a smart race and I know I will throw up an even better time at conference championships and NCAA’s in the spring.” Senior Miller Douglas also had a dominant outing, where he finished the 200-yard butterfly with an automatic NCAA qualifying time of 1:48.38 in the preliminaries round and then claimed the event in the finals. O’Brien also lead the way with Emory’s final ‘A’ cut time of the meet in the 200-yard individual medley,

where his time of 1:50.34 was good for second place. The men’s team also finished with a total of 36 ‘B’ cut times. On the women’s side, the Eagles finished with 1,459.5 points which put them in second place behind host Miami University’s 2,753.5 points. Junior Sadie Nennig led the way for the women with a pair of ‘A’ cut times in her individual races. Nennig’s time of 2:00.75 in the 200yard backstroke put her at sixth place in the event, and in the 200-yard individual medley, she finished seventh after recording a 2:04.60 mark in the preliminaries round. The Eagles registered a few other ‘A’ cut times in the meet. The only other individual one coming from sophomore Nancy Larson in the 100yard freestyle race where she claimed second place with a final mark of 50.59 seconds. Larson was also a part of Emory’s 400-yard freestyle relay team, which also took second place with an ‘A’ cut time of 3:23.54. Other members of the relay team were seniors Renee Rosenkranz, Anna Dobben and Ann Wolber.The women finished the three-day meet recording a total of 53 ‘B’ cut times as well. Emory also had a second group of swimmers competing at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational. The men finished in fourth out of six teams with a total of 270 points, while the women recorded a total of 172 points which put them at fourth of the nine teams. At the meet, freshman Carolyn Bonfield and junior Suzzane Lemberg recorded ‘B’ times. Bonfield’s time of 5:01.85 in the 500-yard freestyle was good for 13th place, while Lemberg’s 52.08 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle preliminaries race placed her at 19th. “I was really proud of the team ... We jumped right into the meet with enthusiasm and kept getting better with each consecutive session,” Upton wrote. The Eagles will now take a fiveweek break from competition, and will return to action on January 10th at the University of Tampa (Fla.) at 3 p.m. — Contact Elizabeth Weinstein at eweins2@emory.edu and Alex del Re at alexander.del.re@emory.edu

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Remarkable Campaign Ends With Tough Loss at NCAAS Continued from The Back Page 7 record. Feldman, junior forward Veronica Romero and sophomore forward Charlotte Butker all finished with a team high 20 points. “At the beginning of the year, there wasn’t really anything to lose,” noted Kaiser. “We hadn’t played them before and with the championship, there were a little bit of nerves. I don’t think there was a difference in talent, it just came down to the inexperience of never being in that situation.” Feldman, Romero and junior midfielder Kelly Costopolous led the team with eight goals, while Butker finished with a team high 10 assists. In the semi-final against vs. Wheaton, Feldman scored an unassisted goal in the 64th minute. Just minutes later, Butker was fouled just outside the 35 yard line. Gorodetsky took the direct kick, launching a perfect shot over the goalkeeper to record her first goal of the season. Just over a minute later, the Thunder were able to capitalize, when sophomore forward Anna Seabolt scored from the six-yard box. The Eagle’s were able to pick up the pace on defense, and prevented Wheaton from executing an equalizer. Although the championship loss

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The women’s soccer team traveled to San Antonio, Texas for the NCAA Division III Championship game, where Emory faced defending champions Messiah College. match. Both junior defender Lauren Drosick and sophomore defender Kaelyn Lucas were named to the alltournament team as well. After the victory, Messiah (24-1-1) obtained their second straight national championship, and fifth overall. “It is a tough loss but we definitely

hung in there,” said Kaiser. “The team has huge potential for success next year. The experience of being in the championship will definitely help us down the road.” — Contact Drew Heuman-Gutman at aheuman@emory.edu

Hot Shooting from Landry, Lilly Propels Team

Adjibaba Sets School Record, Freshmen Deliver

was a tough pill to swallow, there were plenty of individual, as well as team accomplishments that bolstered Emory’s season. Gorodetsky was named the Most Valuable Defensive Player of the tournament for her stifling defense in the semifinal as well as championship

Continued from The Back Page and three three-pointers, respectively. “We are doing better. Every practice and every game, we set the goal to just keep getting better,” Thomaskutty said. “We did some different things defensively and tried wout some new moves, and I was really proud of the girls for that.” The Eagles were at a 34-20 advantage at halftime. Jackson and Lilly contributed five buckets and two three-point field goals, respectively, during play.

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“We have moments of greatness, but as a team we are still working on putting together 40 solid minutes ...” — Katie Dickerson, senior guard Courtesy of Emory Athletics

Lilly’s nine consecutive points in just under six minutes sparked a 17-10 Emory run and gave the Eagles a 28-14 lead. “We have moments of greatness, but as a team we are still working on putting together 40 solid minutes of play in every game,” Dickerson said. “We have put a lot of pressure on ourselves and this is something that we work to hold each other accountable for everyday in practice.” Emory’s defense stepped it up, forcing 16 Birmingham Southern turnovers and giving the Eagles ample opportunities at shot attempts. “I knew that Birmingham Southern is a tough competitor, but

Junior guard Selena Castillo pulls up for a shot. Castillo delivered eight points as the Eagles beat Birmingham Southern. we came in focused and prepared and we performed well,” Thomaskutty said. “If we do that every night we are going to be ready for anything this year and we will be able to do great things.” Over the final 20 minutes of the game, the Eagles completed 19-of-30 of their field goal attempts, largely following Landry’s strong offensive effort. “This is another big week for us. We are playing another three games, including our competitive rival Agnes Scott,” Thomaskutty said. “They are playing well this season. They are

quick, which will be a challenge for us.” The Emory players were quick to give praise to the Panthers. “Birmingham Southern was the toughest competition we have faced so far,” Dickerson said. “We came out on top because we were better conditioned, and because we were hungry for another win.” The Eagles will be playing next on Monday, December 3rd, at the Woodruff P.E. Center against Agnes Scott College. — Contact Nicola Braginsky at nbragins@emory.edu

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Q&A Baseball Second Baseman Sports Editor Elizabeth Weinstein took a few minutes to catch up with Eagles second baseman Mark Lindemann, who is just one of two seniors playing for the team this year. Elizabeth Weinstein: Do you have any pre-game superstitions? Mark Lindemann: I always listen to the same pre-game playlist on my iPod, and the only real superstition that I have is that I can’t skip so I have to let the entire thing play out. EW: Do you have any weird quirks or what is something that most people do not know about you? ML: I can wiggle my ears. EW: What is something that makes you laugh? ML: Really, really corny jokes. That’s hands down the best. When it comes to lame puns and corny jokes my family is terrible at them.

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Sophomore guard Michael Florin prepares to dribble the ball down the court. Florin contributed two three-pointers early in the second half to help put Emory ahead in the game.

Davis, Greven Combine for 32 Points in Victory Continued from The Back Page Zimmerman said. “It’s better to play aware than to play smart.” Davis led the team in both points and rebounds on the night with 17 and nine, respectively. The junior’s dominance on the boards helped Emory to a 32-22 advantage in rebounds. Greven finished second on the team in points with 15, including four buckets from long range. Twelve of his points came in the second half. Senior forward Michael Friedberg contributed eight points, while junior

guard McPherson Moore added six. Also contributing from behind the three-point arc were freshman guard Davis Rao, sophomore forward Alex Foster, and freshman forward Will Trawick. The Eagles finished the game with a decided edge at the free-throw line, sinking 93.7 percent as opposed to 60 percent for Rhodes. Only a month remains until the Eagles play their first University Athletic Association (UAA) opponent. Despite the impressive early record, the players stressed that improvement was necessary before

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they hit the teeth of their schedule. “We need to improve on everything, particularly being able to push through mental and physical fatigue,” Greven said. “That’s how you win games in the UAA.” Zimmerman emphasized a simpler approach. “Right now we’re just worried about the next game,” he said. That game will take place Wednesday, Dec. 5 when the Eagles take on Oglethorpe University at 8 p.m. — Contact Ryan Smith at ryan.smith@emory.edu

EW: What is special about this year’s group of guys? ML: This year what is really special is the camaraderie . My first couple of years at Emory, the team chemistry was not the greatest and it definitely led to not as a productive of a season. But, starting last year, and I think even more so this year the team camaraderie is really good. It doesn’t matter if you’re a senior or a freshman, literally everyone is friends and everyone gets along really well. EW: As a senior, how do you feel your role on the team has changed? ML: Definitely the seniors have to organize a lot more things for the team. It is definitely different in the fact that I am one of the two or three people who has to take charge and lead the team. EW: What are your expectations for this season? ML: I think definitely now that we have made the tournament last year, it is definitely to advance to the tournament. I think we have the talent to do so. EW: What have you done to prepare for the upcoming season during the offseason? ML: We have workouts four days a week, including weightlifting and running. On top of that, we have also done some work with each other like hitting and throwing and that kind of thing. It also goes back to the leadership role, especially for the non-pitchers. It’s my goal to push them and make sure that they are doing things on their own so when the season comes we are prepared.

prelims of the 60-meter. She chased Asia Cooper of Vanderbilt to a new 60-meter school record and the fastest D-III time in the country. Obviously Debora came with her A-game.” Also turning in a strong performance for the women was freshman Julie Williamson, who completed the 800-meter run in 2:20.51, finishing 11th in the event. “I cannot say enough about how special Julie’s performance was,” Curtin wrote. “For a freshman to take the pace like she did from the gun and run a faultless race plan in her first collegiate meet showed maturity beyond her years. She battled from wire to wire and ended up running the second-fastest time in the country this far.” Other highlights from the women’s side include junior Meredith Lorch’s fifth-place finish in the 3000-meter run in a career-best time of 10:55.23 and junior Morgan Monroe’s 20thplace finish in the 60-meter hurdles (9.32 seconds). In the field events, sophomore Katie Wilson cleared 1.55 meters to finish 15th in the high jump, sophomore Elaina Kim finished 16th in the pole vault (3.10 meters) and freshman Janay Harris came in 21st in the shot put with a throw of 10.74 meters. On the men’s side, three Eagles delivered career-best indoor performances at the meet. Additionally, a number of freshmen delivered impressive marks. “The team did really well,” sophomore Kevin Delaney said. “There is more to come, but for where we are at this point in our training it was a good meet. Everyone did a good job.” Delaney finished eighth in the 800meter run, and his time of 1:59.25 is the first time he has broken the twominute mark in his indoor career. “To be under two at this point in the season is pretty big,” Delaney said. Also setting personal bests for the Eagles were sophomore Ankush Mohile, who ran the 60-meter hurdles in 8.98, and sophomore James Bassen, who recorded a distance of 12.26 meters in the weight throw. Another top race came from sophomore Gui Silva in the 400-meter dash. He finished in 20th place, posting a time of 50.73 seconds. “Gui was in mid-season form,” Curtin wrote. “To open up at 50.73 shows Gui came in fit. I was particularly impressed with the way he ran on the banked turns with such little experience on them.” Among freshmen, Paul Nguyen finished 40th in the 60-meter dash (7.48 seconds) and Joel Steinberg was 37th in the 200-meter dash. Newcomers also counted among the top Eagles’ performers in field events. Max Hoberman finished eighth in the triple jump (13.50 meters), Jacob Seigel came in 20th in the shot put (11.51 meters) and Young Jin Kim cleared 3.85 meters to finish 19th in the pole vault. Included in this group of newcomers was junior Brandon Bassell, an Oxford continuee. Bassell finished seventh in the high jump, clearing 1.90 meters. The Eagles have a six-week break before resuming their indoor season on Jan. 18 at the Niswonger Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn. — Contact Bennett Ostdiek at bostdie@emory.edu


SPORTS THE EMORY WHEEL

Tuesday, December ,  Sports Editor: Elizabeth Weinstein (eweins2@emory.edu)

TRACK & FIELD

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Women’s Basketball

Eagles Lose in D-III Title Match Season Off to Strong Start

The Eagles, ranked 16th in the nation, defeated Birmingham Southern College 82-59 on Friday to improve to 6-0.

Track and Field Sophomore Debora Adjibaba broke the school record in the 60-meter dash on Saturday at the team’s first meet of the season with a time of 7.72 seconds

By Bennett Ostdiek Asst. Sports Editor

SWIMMING

10 minutes left in regulation, when Emory received a free kick from just outside the right side of the 18-yard box. Bachouros took control of the ball, sending a shot barely high and wide of the net. She tried to find her luck again off shooting off a corner kick, but missed wide again. The Eagles finished with a 13-12 shot count, while the Falcons held the advantage in shots on goal with 3-2. The 2012 campaign proved to be the most successful in the program’s history, reaching the finals for the first time, and finishing with a 15-2-

The men’s and women’s track and field teams began their 201213 indoor season Saturday, competing in the Panther Ice Breaker in Birmingham, Ala. “This first meet of the season always seems like it comes before we can get ready but I must say this year our kids did a great job in preparation and it showed in performance,” Head Coach John Curtin wrote in an email to the Wheel. “We entered over 40 kids this year and we do not send someone if we do not think they are ready to handle a meet of this caliber. That is a credit to the athletes and the coaches.” The meet was held at the Birmingham CrossPlex, and the track events took place on a 200-meter hydraulically-controlled banked track. The Eagles will host the Emory CrossPlex Invitational later in the season here. The Eagles competed against 32 other teams, only three of which were Division III. “We are extremely lucky to have one of the best and fastest indoor tracks in the country so close in Birmingham,” Curtin wrote. “I am afraid all the freshmen are going to think all the meets are like this one.” On the women’s side, the meet opened with sophomore Debora Adjibaba delivering a school-record performance in the 60-meter dash. In the preliminary rounds of the event, she ran a time of 7.72 seconds, breaking a record which has stood since 2008. She went on to finish 16th in the finals with a time of 7.87 seconds. “The meet couldn’t have started better,” Curtin wrote. “Debora Adjibaba drew a great heat in the

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Teams End 2012 On High Note By Elizabeth Weinstein Sports Editor and Alex Del Re Staff Writer The men’s and women’s swimming squads concluded the 2012 portion of their season excelling in two three-day meets this weekend. The teams first competed in the Miami (Ohio) Invitational, where the men claimed first and the women second. The Eagles then wrapped up the weekend at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational with the men taking fourth and the women ninth. “I thought they did a great job,” Head Coach Jon Howell said. “This is a good benchmark for us mid-season to see where we are and they stepped up, and we accomplished a lot this weekend.” At the Miami Invitational the men finished with a total of 1,772.5 points,

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Eagles senior goalkeeper Kaele Leonard makes a diving save. Both Leonard and senior goalkeeper Erica Stein played 45 minutes in Emory’s 1-0 loss to Messiah in the NCAA Championship game. Leonard faced two shots on goal, making the save on both of them.

Fall 1-0 to Defending National Champions By Drew Heuman-Gutman Staff Writer The 16th nationally ranked Emory University women’s soccer team fell short of winning its first national championship, falling 1-0 to top ranked Messiah College (PA). Both teams entered the game with one loss respectively. Messiah’s loss came against the Eagles; exactly three months prior to the national championship. In the semi-final match, the Eagles edged Wheaton College (IL) 2-1. “As a senior, it was everything I had worked for,” said senior captain defender Ashley Kaiser. “It was a

dream come true, if only we could have won; but it was still an incredible moment.” The opening play was just as advertised, with two of the top defenses in all of college soccer squaring off. No shots were attempted until the 14th minute, when Messiah’s Anne Trapp’s shot was blocked by AllAmerican junior center back Lauren Gorodetsky. Messiah was able to take the lead in the 21st minute, when Rachel Scheibeler received a breakaway pass from Alex Brandt, netting it past junior goalkeeper Erica Stein for her 16th goal of the season. The score remained 1-0 at the end

of the half, with Messiah leading the Eagles in shots eight to four. The Eagle’s only goal scoring opportunity in the first half came via header by senior forward Katy Kruse, which was saved by freshman goalkeeper Audra Larson. The Eagles other two opportunities on net came from sophomore forward Emily Feldman and Senior midfielder Lee Bachouros; both of their shots missing just high. In the 48th minute, senior goalkeeper Kaele Leonard had a beautiful diving save, which gave Emory some momentum as the half progressed. Emory’s prime equalizing opportunity was sparked with just under

MEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Defense Fuels Blowout Win By Ryan Smith Asst. Sports Editor

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Junior point guard Savannah Morgan looks to drive to the basket. Morgan had 12 points in the Eagles’ 82-59 win over Birmingham Southern College on Friday.

Eagles Remain Undefeated By Nicola Braginsky Staff Writer The 16th-ranked Emory women’s basketball team defeated Nov. 30 the Birmingham EMORY 82, Southern Panthers BIRMINGHAM 82-59 on Friday. SOUTHERN 59 With the road win, the Eagles raised their record to 6-0. Senior center Danielle Landry scored a team-high of 16 points, all in the second half of the game. The Eagles came out with only 10 turnovers, compared to the Panthers’ 25, and converted 10-of-25 threepoint field goal attempts. It was Emory’s second time notching double

figures from beyond the arc on the season. The Eagles were strong on defense as well. “One thing we really executed well on Friday was our full court press. Ten minutes into the game it was evident that the other team was struggling to catch their breath,” said senior guard Katie Dickerson. Head Coach Christy Thomaskutty came away impressed with her team’s consistent effort. “The girls made a big run in the first half and we definitely got momentum back going into the second half,” Thomaskutty said. “The key for us was to start the second half strong and I was really proud to see us do exactly what we needed to do.”

Landry led the charge with seven baskets in the last 20 minutes of play. Senior forward Misha Jackson, junior guard Hannah Lilly, and junior point guard Savannah Morgan all came out strong as well, racking points up for the Eagles throughout the game. “We are off to a great start and are energized over the incredible potential that this team has,” Dickerson said. “Ultimately the only thing that is going to get us to a national championship is consistency.” Jackson and Lilly each added 14 points, and Morgan scored 12 points, alongside five assists and no turnovers. Lilly and Morgan shot well from beyond the arc, notching four

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The men’s basketball team dominated on Saturday night en route to Dec. 2 a 70-48 win over EMORY 70, the Rhodes College RHODES (Tenn.) Lynx. The COLLEGE 48 Eagles improved to 5-2 on the season with the victory. “It’s always great to get another one in the left column,” senior guard Alex Greven said. “It’s important to bounce back from a loss with a win to get momentum moving in the right direction.” Emory’s tough defense led the way early, holding Rhodes to just 21.7 percent (five of 23) from the floor in the first half. With 14 minutes left in the first half, Emory was trailing 11-10 when Greven hit a three-pointer to give the team its first lead of the game. They would not trail again. It was Greven’s only bucket of the first half, but he made it count. Emory ripped off a 19-2 run after the threepointer, which gave them a comfortable 27-13 cushion at halftime. The Eagles did not allow the Lynx to score a single point in the last nine minutes of the half while they pulled away with big shots from junior forward Jake Davis, senior guard Nash Oh and sophomore guard Josh Schattie. Head Coach Jason Zimmerman was pleased with his team’s defensive effort but saw room for improvement on the offensive end, where the Eagles struggled to find a rhythm early. “We played tough on defense ... but we only scored 27 points in the first half,” Zimmerman said. “That doesn’t usually happen.” The Eagles came out firing in the second half.

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Sophomore forward Alex Foster goes up for a layup. He pulled down four rebounds in the Eagles’ 70-48 victory over Rhodes College. Two three-pointers each from Greven, Davis, and sophomore guard Michael Florin helped the Eagles stave off an early Rhodes run and stretch their lead to 21 points with seven minutes left in the game. The Lynx would never seriously threaten again, as the Eagles cruised to a 22-point victory. Emory’s performance from beyond the arc was key in the win, as the team nailed a season-high 56.3 percent (nine of 16) from long distance. “We made some big shots, and when you make one you start thinking the next one can go in,” Zimmerman said. After heating up in the second

half, Emory finished at 46 percent from the field compared to 37.3 for Rhodes. It was the third time on the season that the Eagles held their opponent to less than 40 percent shooting. It amounted to the lowest point total Emory has given up since holding the University of Chicago to 44 in early 2010. “We pride ourselves in our defense,” Greven said. “It’s part of our identity. We defend, attack, and value the ball.” Zimmerman credited his team’s heads-up style of play. “We were playing aware,”

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