INDEXEmory Events Calendar, Page 2
Police Record, Page 2
Crossword Puzzle, Page 8
Staff Editorial, Page 6
Theater Emory Feature, Page 9
On Fire, Page 11
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GenderNeutral Housing Expands
Controversy Arises Over Univ. President’s Column By Evan Mah Editor-in-Chief
James W. Wagner, University University President James W. Wagner is under fire for a column President, many have characterized as racially faces criticism insensitive. The article was pubfor using lished in the winter edition of Emory Magazine. Three-Fifths The column drew immediate local Compromise in column.
By Elizabeth Howell Associate Editor Emory’s gender-neutral housing option will expand to the entire Clairmont Residential Center (CRC) for the 2013-2014 academic year. Residence Life and Housing and the Residence Hall Association (RHA) will offer third- and fourthyear students the option to live with roommates of different genders in all four buildings of the CRC starting this fall. The expansion, which is the “second phase” of the gender-neutral housing program, will increase the number of potential gender-neutral spaces to 338 beds in 169 apartments, according to RHA President and College junior Niketu Patel. After a pilot gender-neutral housing program in 2011-2012, ResLife and RHA implemented the first phase of the program during the 2012-2013 academic year, offering the option to students living in two-bedroom apartments in the F Building of the CRC, Patel said. Director of Clairmont Campus Frank Gaertner said ResLife and RHA expanded the program in response to student interest. Despite the fact that only 12 students are currently participating in the program, Gaertner said 54 percent of students who took an annual housing survey last December indicated that they were moderately to extremely interested in gender-neutral housing. Gaertner attributed this discrepan-
See SURVEY, Page 5
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A fire broke out early Sunday afternoon on the side of McDonough Field near Few and Evans Residence Halls. Firefighters were able contain the fire before 2 p.m. An Emory Police Department (EPD) officer at the scene said the exact cause of the fire is currently unknown.
Fire Breaks Out Near Few and Evans By Karishma Mehrotra Asst. News Editor A fire broke out early Sunday afternoon on the side of McDonough Field near Few and Evans Residence Halls. Around 1:30 p.m., students evacuated Few and Evans after a fire alarm rang. As they crowded across the street from the buildings on Eagle Row, DeKalb Fire and Rescue arrived at the scene at 1:35 p.m. after someone pulled the fire alarm, according to Emory Police Lieutenant Cheryl Elliott. Firefighters were able to contain the fire within a few minutes, she said.
She also said that there was no damage other than the damage to the ground and shrubbery. Elliott said the exact cause of the fire is currently unknown, but an Emory Police Department (EPD) officer at the scene said it might have been started by a discarded cigarette. College sophomore Shivani Patel said her and some other passersby near Few and Evans residence halls called 911 at 1:32 p.m. after noticing a small fire directly behind the fence in the passageway between the two halls. After the phone call, Patel said a student went inside and told a Resident Adviser (RA) on the first floor who then pulled the fire alarm. College senior and RA of the
fifth floor of Evans Hall Eduardo Garcia said he smelt the smoke all the way from the fifth floor. He said he assumed it was burnt popcorn from the kitchen, but then arrived at the ground floor to find the actual fire and firefighters extinguishing the fire. “I remember thinking that everything seemed really under control, but it was still pretty scary to see a fire right next to our building,” Garcia said.
— Contact Karishma Mehrotra at email@example.com News Editor Nicholas Sommariva and Asst. Student Life Editor Jenna Kingsley contributed reporting.
and national criticism, spreading across Twitter and blogs and even catching the eyes of Gawker and Salon, two national media groups whose stories have received a combined 250,000 “likes” on Facebook by Monday night. In the piece titled “As American as … Compromise,” Wagner discusses how political compromise is an integral part of history and necessary for moving forward. Wagner proceeds to cite the Three-Fifths Compromise, an agreement made in 1787 between the Northern and Southern states not long after the American Revolution. For purposes of taxation and voting representation, states agreed that only three-fifths of the slave population would be counted. Wagner wrote that the compromise was an example of “pragmatic half-victories [that] kept in view the higher aspiration of drawing the country more closely together.” Both sides were working “to form a more perfect union” and had to “temper ideology” to do so. In reference to the department changes announced last fall, Wagner concluded his column by citing the debate on Emory’s campus about the well-being of the liberal arts within a research university. “Different visions of what we should be doing inevitably will compete,” he wrote, “but in the end, we must set our sights on that higher goal — the flourishing liberal arts
research university in service to our twenty-first-century society.” Many students and faculty members expressed disappointment and shock at both the cited example and the manner in which Wagner approached the subject matter. “He obviously didn’t consider how this would affect black students at Emory,” College sophomore Sammie Scott said. “One would think he’d be more conscious and more cautious in the wake of the Dooley Show incident, and maybe think about the fact that we’re in the middle of Black History Month.” The departments of African American Studies and History also quickly mobilized to send Wagner a letter expressing their discontent. “This is the first time that any of us has seen anyone point to the threefifths clause as an example of what good, right-thinking individuals can accomplish when they avoid ideological fixity,” the letter reads. “It is also, though we are sure unintended, an insult to the descendants of those enslaved people who are today a vital part of the Emory University community and our nation.” The letter further notes that the compromise itself led to the U.S. Civil War and that there surely are other examples Wagner could have used to demonstrate “civil debate,
See WAGNER, Page 5
A SPLASH OF COLOR
Skibell Elected Next University Wheel Editor in Chief
Annual Report Now Online By Elizabeth Bruml Contributing Writer The Emory 2012 Annual Report, an overview of last year’s accomplishments, this year’s goals and challenges in reaching those goals, is available for the first time in an online responsive design format, which is intended to enhance viewer experience and increase readership. Responsive design — a layout feature that allows the web page content to respond to the device being used — makes the report more widely available on mobile devices, according to Jan Gleason, executive director of University Marketing. The format of the report adjusts to the screen size of a device, allowing for a more userfriendly experience on smart phones, iPads and laptops. The report also features videos with faculty and staff from around the University. “One out of every 10 visits to Emory’s website is by people using mobile devices,” Gleason said. “From a marketing perspective, appealing to the mobile world is a key part of making information common knowledge.”
See REPORT, Page 5
College junior Arianna Skibell will assume the position of Wheel Editorin-Chief following spring break.
By Karishma Mehrotra Asst. News Editor College junior Arianna Skibell was elected the next editor-in-chief of The Emory Wheel on Saturday by the newspaper’s editorial board and staff members. She will assume her new role after spring break. She ran uncontested and received 15 votes. Skibell began writing for the Arts & Living section of the Wheel in the fall of her freshman year. She was named Assistant Arts & Living editor that November, and was then named Arts & Living editor the following spring. In the spring of her sophomore year, she was named the Wheel’s Executive editor. Current Editor-in-Chief and College senior Evan Mah, who has worked with Skibell since her freshman year, said he believes Skibell will do a great job in her new position. “She loves the Wheel,” Mah said. “She believes in the mission of this paper.” Skibell said two aspects of the organization she hopes to address are the effectiveness and efficiency of the paper’s internal workings and the paper’s presence on campus. To accomplish the first goal, Skibell said she will implement certain practices that will allow all writers and Wheel members to feel more integral and appreciated for the time an energy they put in at the paper, thereby encouraging a more inclusive and effective work environment. Skibell said one way to strengthen the newspaper’s presence on campus without creating a conflict of inter-
est is to capitalize on the Wheel’s neutrality by moderating forums in which faculty, administrators and students can come together to discuss campus issues. She added that she wants the student body to recognize that the newspaper strives to cover the major issues on campus, reporting stories that may not otherwise be covered. Mah said the numerous breaking news events — including the departmental changes announced last semester — that have occurred this year tested the paper’s legitimacy. Mah and Skibell said they are proud of the Wheel’s coverage of these events. Skibell said that Mah has stabilized the financial side of the organization, which will allow the Wheel to concentrate on other improvements that are central to internal efficiency. Skibell — who grew up in Atlanta and is now a joint major in psychology and linguistics with a minor in English — said she became passionate about the Wheel when she saw how much of an impact the paper could have on campus. When Skibell saw how the newspaper provided a service to the school
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NEWS SGA RESOLUTION
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mory University hosted the Think Pink 5K Color Run to benefit the Winship Cancer Institute on Saturday morning. College senior Rick Southard from the Kappa Sigma fraternity group came in first place with a 24:33:39.
SGA Resolution Opposes HB 29 By Rupsha Basu Staff Writer The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a resolution opposing HB 29, a recent Georgia legislation about guns on college campuses, and a bill to fund T-shirts that students can receive in exchange for other college T-shirts, on Monday evening. Resolution 46sl33, submitted by Alex Nathanson, College junior and vice president of communications and community outreach of Emory Young Democrats, explains that HB 29 will remove the ban on concealed weapons on both public and private universities in Georgia.
“[The bill] assumes from the get-go that guns are acceptable,” Nathanson said. Nathanson brought up some potential ramifications of the bill on Emory as an institution. First, because the bill removes the statewide ban on concealed weapons, it would take away Emory’s right to pursue legal avenues against people who violate existing gun regulations. Under HB 29, the most Emory could do was impose a conduct violation on someone who brings a gun on campus, according to Nathanson. Without any legal consequences, this means that campus visitors would technically be permitted to bring concealed weapons on campus
with no repercussions, as they are not subject to University rules and conduct codes, according to Nathanson. “Conduct violations will have no deterrent effect whatsoever,” he said, reiterating his opposition to HB 29. The resolution also claims that opposition to HB 29 has bipartisan support, citing that a poll conducted by SurveyUSA, a local polling firm, found that 51 percent of conservatives and 71 percent of liberals are against the bill. Bill authors also brought up the concern of expenditure on signage. It projects that if HB 29 is passed, Emory would potentially have to
See BILL, Page 5
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This Week In Emory History
National, Local and Higher Education News • Scientists have found fragments of the meteorite that struck Russia’s Urals region Friday around a frozen lake in Chebarkul, a small town near the border with Kazakhstan. The frozen lake wields a 20-foot crater in its icy surface. Divers have yet to locate the so-named “Chebarkul meteorite,” which was supposedly traveling at some 19 miles per second before entering the Earth’s atmosphere and breaking apart 20-30 miles above the ground. The strike caused about 1 billion rubles ($33 million) in damage and injured approximately 1,200 people. • Former country star Mindy McCready died of a suspected selfinflicted gunshot to the head in Heber Springs, Ark. on Sunday afternoon. This is the fourth of McCready’s suicide attempts since 2005. She was 37, struggling with substance abuse and custody of her two young sons, six-year-old Zander and infant Zayne. Billy McKnight, McCready’s first husband and Zander’s father, was arrested in 2005 on charges of attempted murder of McCready. David Wilson, her longtime boyfriend and the father of her younger son, shot himself on the porch of their lake-front home little more than a month ago.
• Emily Bowman, a 19-year-old Kennesaw State student, was severely injured when a hit-and-run driver struck her from behind on Oak Street in Athens, Ga. Bowman, who was walking eastbound in a grassy area when the driver left roadway, was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center, where doctors removed a portion of her skull to relieve swelling. She was visiting Athens to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Police located the truck, but could not find the driver. Officers are currently requesting notification from anyone who might have seen the 1997 red Mazda pickup in the area. • A northern Illinois woman bit off her boyfriend’s tongue Sunday night during a domestic quarrel following a night out on the town. Elaine Cook of Skokie, Ill., was held Sunday in lieu of $100,000 bail on charges of domestic battery. Her boyfriend, who tried to kiss her when she asked him to leave her apartment, remains tongueless, as doctors at Evanston Hospital were unable to reattach the severed tongue due to inadequate blood supply.
— Compiled by Staff Writer Lydia O’Neal
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• On Feb. 9 officers received a report from an individual who left his backpack in a classroom in the Goizueta Business School. The individual left a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones in the backpack. When the individual returned, the headphones — which were valued at $300 — they were no longer in the backpack. The incident has been turned over to an investigator. • On Feb. 16 at approximately 4:20 a.m. officers responded to a 911 hang up call. Officers went to the location and located two individuals, one male and one female, who were incoherent and unresponsive. According to officers, the individuals were not respondent to verbal cues
and refused to wake up. Officers contacted Emergency Medical Services and the two individuals were transported to Emory Hospital. Officers confiscated drug paraphernalia at the scene. The incident has been turned over to Campus Life. • On Feb. 16 at 3:10 a.m. Emory police responded to a call at the Hamilton Holmes Residence Hall of an underage individual found under the influence of alcohol and unresponsive. The subject admitted to having one to four drinks. The individual was transported to Emory Hospital. • On Feb. 14 between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. an individual
residing at the Pi Kappa Alpha house located at 20 Eagle Row reported that his wallet was stolen from his desk. According to the individual, he was in and out of the room throughout the night. The wallet was valued at $60. The incident has been turned over to an investigator. • On Feb. 14 officers received a call at 5:00 p.m. from a staff member stating that her Apple iPhone had been stolen. According to the individual, she left her phone on a desk on the sixth floor of the Rollins School of Public Health. The phone is valued at $600. The incident has been turned over to an investigator. — Compiled by Asst. News Editor
Feb. 21, 1995 Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait performed at Glenn Memorial Auditorium, poking fun at the then-recent O.J. Simpson trial and Emory’s reputation as a rich, “smart” school. Goldthwait also mentioned his appearance on the Jay Leno Show a year beforehand, in which he accidentally set a couch on fire. Appearances in shows like “Beavis and Butthead” and “ER,” as well as in movies like “Scrooged” and the “Police Academy” series were also among the comedian’s repertoire. Drawing on audience involvement for much of the performance, his act was the highlight of 1995’s Heritage Homecoming festivities.
EVENTS AT EMORY TUESDAY Event: Kellermann Health Policy Lecture with Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher Time: 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Location: James B. Williams School of Medicine Building (Auditorium 110)
Location: Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
WEDNESDAY Event: Toastmasters@Emory Club Meeting Time: 8 — 9 a.m. Location: Old Dental Building 1462 Clifton Rd. Room 231
Event: Jennifer Gooch, PhD — “Calcineurin — A Tale of Two Isoform” Time: 12 — 1 p.m. Location: 5052 Rollins Research Center
Event: Black History Month Wonderful Wednesday Time: 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. Location: Asbury Circle
Event: Athletics — Softball Time: 12:30 — 2 p.m. Location: Emory Softball Field
Event: Finding Meaning in Big Genomic Data Time: 12 — 1:30 p.m. Location: Modern Languages Room 201
Event: Athletics — Baseball Time: 2 — 4 p.m. Location: Chappell Park Event: Athletics — Men’s Tennis Time: 2 — 4 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center Event: Athletics — Softball Time: 2:30 — 4 p.m. Location: Emory Softball Field Event: The Integration of Functional Anatomy, Somatic Practice and Contemporary Modern Dance Time: 7:30 — 9 p.m.
Event: Housing America’s Families: Investments, Risks and Families Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Location: Emory Law Tull Auditorium Event: Triumphalism and the Future of Christian-Muslim Relations (Luncheon) Time: 1 — 3 p.m. Location: Winship Ballroom, DUC Event: Curators’ Talk and Exhibit Preview: “And the Struggle Continues” (SCLC Exhibition)
Time: 2 — 3 p.m. Location: Jones Room and Schatten Gallery, Woodruff Library Level 3 Event: Athletics — Women’s Tennis Time: 3:30 — 5:30 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center Event: “WASH-Dependent Regulation of Endosomal-Lysosomal Structure and Receptor Trafficking” Time: 4 — 5:30 p.m. Location: Whitehead Biomedical Research Bldg., 615 Michael Street, 4th Floor, Department of Cell Biology
Revise the Textbooks? Time: 7 — 8 a.m. Location: Emory University Hospital Auditorium Event: Crafting an Elegant Argument: Structuring your Argument Time: 12 — 1 p.m. Location: Klamon Room, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, 8th Floor Event: Census Data Overview Workshop Time: 2:30 — 3:45 p.m. Location: Room 314, Robert W. Woodruff Library Level 3
Event: State of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Time: 4:30 — 5:30 p.m. Location: WHSCAB Auditorium, 1440 Clifton Road
Event: The Evolution of the 4th Amendment Time: 4 — 7:15 p.m. Location: Emory Law School, Tull Auditorium
Event: Compassion Meditation Group Time: 5 — 6 p.m. Location: Cannon Chapel, Bottom Floor, Room 106
Event: China Model, Universalism, and Asian Values Time: 4:30 — 5:30 p.m. Location: White Hall 206
Event: “The Hidden Fortress” (1958) Time: 7 p.m. Location: White Hall 208
THURSDAY Event: Thyroid Cancer: Is it Time to
Event: Art of the Americas: The New Galleries Evening for Educators Time: 5 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum, Reception Hall
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Upcoming Editor Inspired by Editorial Board Continued from Page 1 that no one else was offering, she saw the organization as a “real gift.” That gift is most exemplified for Skibell in the organization’s editorial board meetings, where the board discusses not only ways the paper can be improved, but also major issues that affect Emory and the student population, forming a collective opinion, which is published in each issue’s Editorials section. “Seeing a group of brilliant, young people caring so much about the state of their University ... sort of restored my faith in my generation and encouraged me to be critical and thoughtful,” Skibell said. Skibell said she has a lot to learn, but has a decent foundation for her time as editor-in-chief. “In the upcoming year I would like to simultaneously maintain the external advancements that [Mah] has made, while finding ways to strengthen this organization’s internal structure and effectiveness,” Skibell said. — Contact Karishma Mehrotra at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wagner Hopes Public Will Separate His Actions from University Continued from Page 1 free exchange and compromise in public affairs.” Mark Sanders, chairman of the African American studies department, wrote in an email to the Wheel that Emory has hosted a conference on slavery and recently issued a statement of regret for its ties with slavery. “That conversation was supposed to have promoted deeper reflection on that epoch in American history and its residual effects in the present day,” he wrote. “The president’s use of this example, initially without a critique of the institution of slavery, doesn’t seem to reflect that deeper reflection.” Later on Sunday, Wagner apologized in a second piece published on the Emory Magazine website and clarified that he did not intend to suggest that he supported slavery in any way. “I am sorry for the hurt caused by not communicating more clearly my own beliefs,” Wagner wrote. “To those hurt or confused by my clumsiness and insensitivity, please forgive me.” Calling the compromise “repugnant,” Wagner wrote that he intended for his essay to have two points. He had hoped to demonstrate that the Constitution had to be compromised in order to exist, and that while the document had its weaknesses, it was rooted in a “higher purpose” for the benefit of the nation. Director of The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation Susan Glisson wrote in an email to the Wheel that while she appreciated Wagner’s swift response, she has certain expectations for institutions of higher learning. “‘Clumsiness’ about vital and difficult matters, as the president described in his response to the feedback, is not acceptable,” she wrote. Glisson noted that while she
understood Wagner’s larger point about compromise, the column “was undermined by a lack of historical context.” Student Government Association President Ashish Gandhi said he hopes Wagner uses this moment to address broader topics on campus. “I think that a lot of students on this campus would also appreciate a more powerful, encompassing statement regarding minorities on campus, regarding affirmative action [and] regarding the struggles of the present and the past when it comes to race,” Gandhi said. In an interview with the Wheel, Wagner said in retrospect he would have used a different example of compromise. “What we needed to talk about is restoring compromise to the status of a tool to advance a noble agenda,” Wagner said. “We’ve gotten into a bad place to imagine that the compromiser is the loser of a conversation or an argument.” Wagner added that while it has been a privilege guiding Emory through a number of difficult moments in its history, “it’s especially painful that this is an insult that I have generated.”
The Editing Process Many have expressed bewilderment that Wagner, editors at Emory Magazine and other administrators did not consider the potential backlash that could result from the column. “I think that’s the sad discovery,” Wagner said, “discovering that I was not appropriately sensitive to that.” Gary Hauk, vice president and deputy to the president, said he often edits Wagner’s columns and that the idea to write this piece stretches back to late October. The column was submitted to
the magazine sometime in early December, according to Hauk. Hauk admits that at the time, he didn’t foresee any potential issues with the way the column was written. “As somebody who has been aware of the racial issues on our campus and in our society … I find it distressing that I don’t have the lens to see that that might be a potentially problematic way of couching the argument,” he said. “That’s just something I have to confess. I missed that.”
“I’ll be frank — one of the issues is that all of the eyes on this piece before it was published were white people.” — Gary Hauk, vice president and deputy to the president
The process for publication typically involves Wagner sending a draft to Hauk, who offers feedback and edits. The piece is eventually sent to Paige Parvin, the editor of Emory Magazine. From there, Parvin, Hauk, Vice President for Communications and Marketing Ron Sauder and Executive Director of Emory Creative Group Susan Carini read through the entire magazine. The editorial process has its flaws, according to Hauk. “I’ll be frank — one of the issues is that all of the eyes on the piece before it was published were white people,” Hauk said. “That’s an issue, and it’s something going forward we’ll need to be much more conscious about addressing to make sure there are
other eyes, other perspectives that we may not be thinking about.” Parvin refused to comment on the story and directed all questions to Emory Media Relations. Hauk said he agrees with criticisms that the Three-Fifths Compromise was a “bad example” and that “other examples could have been used.” Hauk, though, disagrees with those who believe the piece is evidence of a racist University. “I don’t agree with the extrapolation that this is evidence that Emory is still living the 1940s or trying to catch up with the rest of the nation,” said Hauk, who believes Emory has often led the discussion on sensitive issues. “Emory has taken as many lumps for liberalism as it has for what is perceived to be, erroneously in my mind, a reactionary, benighted view of the world.”
Moving Forward Wagner said he has no intention of releasing any other statements on the matter. He is, instead, focused on those initiatives at Emory that demonstrate a commitment to creating a healthy community. Wagner cited the work of the Committee on Class and Labor and the Advisory Council on Community and Diversity. Several faculty members, though, have expressed concern that the column has damaged Emory’s reputation. “The University is trying to improve its relations with the larger Atlanta community, particularly the black community,” wrote Sander, a professor in the African American Studies department. “And Emory is trying to present itself as a preeminent university that helps to lead in national conversations on pressing issues of the day. This article’s lack of historical insight tends to undermine many of these efforts.”
Pamela Scully, who chairs the department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, said she was also disappointed by the column and believes that it reflects poorly on Emory. “It is a pity, because there is much at Emory which is great,” she wrote in an email to the Wheel. “Emory under President Wagner has sought to atone for its slaveholding past and anti-Semitism. It is trying to move forward, but I fear this has set us back.” Wagner shared a positive perspective on the situation. “I think the good news for Emory is that much of this attack is personally directed towards me,” he said. “I hope that’s suggesting to me that people understand that Emory is an institution and can be separated from this personal act.” Wagner concluded by stressing the importance of his Presidential Commissions. “Part of the value of Presidential Commissions is to ensure that those of us who don’t have sensitivities in the LGBTQ community or as a racial minority, woman, elderly — we do need help in understanding those sensibilities,” Wagner said. “I think I’ve been educated through this process.” The controversial column coincides with Civil Rights leaders and members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference who are coming to campus on Friday to open an exhibit in the Robert W. Woodruff Library.
— Contact Evan Mah at email@example.com Executive Editor Arianna Skibell, News Editor Nicholas Sommariva, Asst. News Editor Karishma Mehrotra, and Associate Editors Jordan Friedman and Elizabeth Howell contributed reporting.
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The report states that innovation will be key in finding new revenue Susan Carini, executive director of streams and defining the University’s the Emory Creative Group, proposed vision. presenting the report in the respon“Emory is both striving for excelsive design format, Gleason said. She lence and distinction while not shyalso said that people are increasingly ing away from facing its challenges using mobile devices when visiting squarely,” he wrote. Emory’s website and there was a Each year, the content of the desire to be able to present the report report is based on the text from the on multiple types of mobile devices. President’s State of the University The report discusses multiple ways Address, usually given in September, to build off of Emory’s success and Hauk said. During the spring, the make the University stronger. president gathers information for the A key part of the report outlines address based on conversations with nine priorities for moving Emory for- cabinet members and developments ward, said Gary Hauk, vice president in the media with respect to achieveand deputy to the president. ments and highlights of the year. “From my perspective, faculty Executive Vice President for engagement and enhancing the stu- Finance and Administration Michael dent experience are two of the most Mandl and Vice President for Finance important factors Edith Murphree when focusing on prepare the summathe year ahead,” he ries of the financial “The key for Emory as activities of the year stated. “As an institu- we consider developing that go in the annual tion and commu- new sources is to remain report, Hauk said. nity, Emory conThe financial true to our mission.” tinues to enjoy a activities cover the youthful sense that fiscal year Sept. 1 — James Wagner, through Aug. 31 there is more for University president and are audited us to become in the service of socibefore arriving at ety,” University President James W. the Creative Group in December. Wagner wrote in an email to the The Creative Group receives the Wheel. “I find it exciting.” President’s content in early November, Wagner noted that one lesson from Hauk continued. 2012 is the great opportunity Emory The content of the report went to has to engage all of its constituencies the Creative Group to complete the in the pursuit of our common vision. visual design, and the Emory Photo “Engaging our community, begin- Group worked to make the videos ning with faculty ownership, respon- accessible in the mobile environment. sibility and shared governance, is LaDonna Cherry, associate direca priority identified for the coming tor of the creative group, conceived year,” he wrote. the print, PDF downloadable verIn addition to addressing priori- sion, and lead digital designer Erica ties for moving forward, the report Endicott worked to translate the also shows challenges the University print version to the online responsive faces, including financial stresses. design format, Gleason said. “The fact is that the traditional revGleason leads the promotion plan enue sources for research universities of the report and utilizes channels like Emory are stressed — tuition, such as emails to alum and social research, investments, philanthropy media to reach out to the Emory and patient care reimbursement. The community. key for Emory as we consider develWagner stated that he likes the oping new sources is to remain true new format and hopes that those who to our mission — to create, preserve, access the report electronically will teach and apply knowledge in the ser- have an even better and more inforvice of humanity — and to resist the mative experience than the written temptation merely to chase revenue at report alone can provide. — Contact Elizabeth Bruml the risk of compromising our values,” at firstname.lastname@example.org Wagner wrote.
cy to the popularity of the F Building itself. He said it was possible that students who wanted to live in the F Building, but not through genderneutral housing, signed up for those apartments before those interested in the program had a chance to do so. However, by expanding the program to the entire CRC, students interested in gender-neutral housing will be able to choose from a wider variety of locations next year, Patel said. In light of the fact that students can live with whomever they want off-campus, Gaertner said ResLife is excited to offer the same option on campus. Additionally, Gaertner said Emory expanded the gender-neutral housing option because more than 50 other colleges and universities across the country have implemented similar programs. Other than expanding gender-
neutral housing to the entire CRC, no other changes to gender-neutral housing policies will take place, Patel specified. He said residents who select the gender-neutral option will continue to compete with students who choose to live with roommates of the same gender. Additionally, any vacancies in an apartment will be filled with a same-gendered student, he said. Though the first phase of the program limited the number of participants who were able to live at Clairmont through the program, Gaertner said the students that were able to participate have had positive experiences. Participants in the program this year ranked their satisfaction level at 6.59 out of 7, Gaertner said, adding that the program has received no negative feedback. Goizueta Business School senior Josh Bergeleen, who participated in the program this year, said gender-
Bill to Fund Emory Student T-Shirt Exchange Continued from Page 1 spend thousands of dollars on signs around campus to emphasize that guns are forbidden, a consequence of which might be that prospective students will be discouraged from attending Emory, according to Nathanson. Some legislators were concerned that the bill would give SGA an undesirable political voice. Nathanson responded that SGA has voiced opinions on political issues in the past, for example the Chick-fil-A resolution discussed in December. Nathanson also stressed that Emory has a lobbying arm and influence among Georgia legislature and that it has exercised this power in the past on gun legislation. Finally, College freshman and SGA Representative Jon Darby proposed an amendment to the resolution. The legislature proposed to pass
“Conduct violations will have no deterrent effect whatsoever.” — Alex Nathanson, college junior and vice president of communications and community outreach of Emory young democrats
neutral housing has been the easiest living experience of his entire time at Emory. “It’s a lot easier to find a friend to live with who will also be a great roommate,” he said. “Great friends aren’t always great roommates.” Patel said he believes genderneutral housing ultimately provides students with a more comfortable living experience in addition to showing them that Emory is open to their choices. “RHA believes that it’s time for change on our campus,” he wrote in an email to the Wheel. “Genderneutral housing is a step in a new direction for our University.” Students can sign up for the program through the regular housing selection process, which began on Feb. 18 and ends Feb. 25 for upperclassmen. All roommate requests must be mutual, regardless of gender.
the amendment so that the resolution now makes a stronger statement to read “SGA opposes HB 29 and any future legislation that permits concealed weapons on the campuses of post-secondary institutions.” SGA voted in favor of the resolution 19-0-2. SGA also voted to fund $960 towards a T-shirt exchange bill proposed by College freshman and SGA Representative Raj Tilwa. Students will be able to trade in T-shirts of other colleges and universities for Emory T-shirts for free. The exchange is set to occur on March 6 during Wonderful Wednesday. The objective is to increase Emory school spirit, according to Tilwa. The Finance Committee recommended that SGA not pass the bill on a 1-2-13 decision. Their main concern was that the event would not be accessible to all divisions of the University, namely the graduate schools because many graduate students don’t know about Wonderful Wednesday. Tilwa responded by saying that he will put more effort into advertising the event to the graduate schools and settings up a separate event at the business and law schools.
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t a tailgate for a basketball game hosted by Student Programming Council on McDonough Field, College junior Iordan Potchileev won a burrito eating contest. He won $100 and 10 free burrito cards for eating almost three burritos in five minutes. The tailgate party was hosted on Friday evening at 4 p.m.
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Offensive Analogy Sparks Necessary Concern President Wagner Should Have Chosen a Different Compromise to Make His Point In its most recent issue, Emory Magazine published a column written by University President James W. Wagner titled “As American as … Compromise.” In the piece, Wagner discussed the importance of compromise in the framing of the Constitution of the United States, and in the context of Emory’s struggle to remain a high-achieving liberal arts institution in light of “our country’s fiscal conundrums.” In doing so, he referenced the infamous Three-Fifths Compromise, in which our nation’s founders settled the issue of counting states’ populations for the purposes of determining representation in Congress. This was achieved by concluding that African slaves would be counted as three-fifths of a person. Although we do not believe that Wagner made such a comparison in the spirit of racism or bigotry, we at the Wheel feel that his comparison was tactless and offensive. Furthermore, we feel that Wagner’s apology was unconvincing and did little to quell our concerns. He certainly apologized for his unintentional offense, but did not apologize for using the three-fifths compromise as an example in the first place. First and foremost, we acknowledge that Wagner was, by no means, condoning the institution of slavery or the notion that anyone — no matter his or her race — should be considered anything less than entirely human. However, his remarks are no less offensive when cast in the light of inadvertency. His remarks are especially offensive when one considers that February is Black History Month, that Emory is located in the South and that the University has an admittedly sensitive history with slavery. We feel that Wagner could have just as easily found another example of notable compromise in our nation’s history. By ignoring the readily-available multitude of more appropriate compromises to cite in his column and failing to offer some sort of disclaimer to clarify that he does not, in fact, support slavery, Wagner unintentionally but implicitly condoned the belief that some people’s existences are worth only a fraction of others’. In doing so, he belittles over two centuries’ worth of horrors and tragedy and minimizes the importance of what has become an entire population’s collective history. We feel that Wagner was inadvertently callous in his treatment of the concept of slavery. It is insensitive to use the question of the value of a person’s humanity as a metaphor for the question of the value of a university’s academic departments. It is even more questionable that he might use this notorious compromise to justify the removal of departments in the realm of humanities that might otherwise delve deeper into such a topic. Given the unexpected insensitivity of Wagner’s statements, we cannot help but question the editorial process by which his column was vetted for publication. Furthermore, we are shocked that Wagner, who is the face of our University, would make such a grievous error in judgement. We are by no means suggesting that he — or any other administrator, for that matter — should avoid addressing controversial topics for fear of offending. Instead, we encourage anyone intending to address sensitive subjects, such as slavery, to ensure that they are doing so in a manner that is appropriate and sentient. Furthermore, we hope that in moving forward, great care will be taken to ensure that all articles published in Emory Magazine, or other Emory publications, go through the proper editing channels and are reviewed thoroughly for content and potentially sensitive material. With regards to Wagner’s response to what was an almost instantaneous outcry against his statements, we sympathize with those who feel that his “apology” was thoroughly insufficient. Instead of apologizing for using an inappropriate example in his column, Wagner apologized for unintentionally offending anyone and continued to further explain his example. We feel that this response was inadequate, and would have preferred that Wagner acknowledge and apologize for the inappropriateness of the example itself.
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Editorial Roundup College editorials from across the country The Harvard Crimson Harvard University Friday February 15, 2013 In its staff editorial, titled “Step Down, Senator Menendez” the Crimson Staff discusses the change in roles of Massachusetts’s Senate and who they believe to be the best replacement for Senator John Kerry. They believe the current replacement will not fill his shoes. After almost three decades of representing Massachusetts in the Senate, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has moved onto to bigger and better things. The former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry has left big shoes to fill. His replacement, Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, does not appear to be up to the task. Upon assuming Kerry’s old job, Menendez was hit by a barrage of ethical misconduct allegations in connection with his relationship to Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, an eye-surgeon who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaigns. Late last month, Dr. Melgen’s offices were raided by the F.B.I. Though the government kept mum about the search, disturbing details soon emerged. Menendez had intervened on Dr. Melgen’s behalf in a dispute with Medicare about billing procedures. In 2010, Dr. Melgen had treated Menendez to free flights to the Dominican Republic aboard his private airplane. Some unsubstantiated reports claimed that while on vacation there the two hired underage prostitutes. The facts surrounding this case are murky,
and no doubt things will come into clearer focus over the next few weeks. The Senate Ethics Committee has begun its own review and Menendez has not been criminally charged. We cannot yet call on him to resign his seat. Nonetheless, the unrecompensed rides, which he finally paid for, represent a severe ethical lapse on their own. The charges also indicate, if not prove, a willingness to place the profit margins of his donors before the national interest. Menendez, for example, may have pushed the U.S. to enforce a Dominican port security plan because it benefit a corporation owned by Dr. Melgen.Menendez asserts that he has committed no improprieties. He never had sex with prostitutes. He interceded with Medicare to simplify a byzantine reimbursement process. Clerical errors were responsible for the nondisclosure of the plane rides. His involvement in the port security matter was motivated by substantive policy concerns. All this may be true, but how credulous can be we be? A mountain of evidence and an air smacking of “Boardwalk Empire” suggest otherwise. The Foreign Relations Committee is one of the Senate’s most important bodies. Menendez’s troubles cannot distract from its critical work. Neither should it be led by a man who might monetize the position to detrimental effect. For the duration of the ethics inquiry, Menendez should step down from his post. It wouldn’t be proper to replace John Kerry with a Senator who, if the allegations are true, appears to be only slightly less corrupt [...]
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Stricter Methods Should be Implemented at the DUC For freshmen, it’s routine. Walk in, swipe, eat, leave. We don’t debate over whether we’re hungry enough to eat buffet-style, if our swipe will be well spent; such are the dilemmas of sophomores. Many freshmen, myself included, swipe for ice cream or fruit. The DUC gets old after a while, and soon we’re out of Dooley Dollars for Cox. Hardly anyone gives any thought to the meal plan freshmen are dealt. I once sat with a girl that had actually taken the time to calculate how much she was spending on each meal. To be fair, I’d done the same calculations over the summer, but tried to forget the number when I realized I was being charged a significant amount of money. It works out to something like $10 a swipe, if you eat three meals a day all week, which I’m sure none of us even have the time for. As if the rapid inflation of tuition weren’t enough to worry about. Recently, I took a trip down to Cox hall, above the cafeteria and near the ball room, to the office where I investigated the matter. “I’d like to change my meal plan; I can’t afford the unlimited swipes.” “I’m sorry dear,” she said with a fake smile. “We can’t do that.” “I don’t think you understand. This meal plan is absurd and I don’t need it.” “We just can’t. If we let you do it, how are we supposed to say ‘no’ to everyone else?” “Good question. Why are you required to say ‘no’ in the first place?” She proceeded to explain the system. Apparently the dining facility can’t even break even unless it extorts from the fresh-
men; they more or less subsidize the entire operation to keep the DUC running. Part of the problem, she explained, were those without meal plans that snuck in without swiping. She had a point. Numerous times I’ve seen people walk in when the attendants weren’t looking (often they just don’t care) or taking in another’s tray, as if walking in for seconds. I don’t think the system set up keeps the students accountable; nor do I think it is fair to expect the staff to keep the students accountable. They have enough trouble serving and caring for us — must they be our parents as well? I suggest Emory’s dining service work on creating a system that encourages honesty
I suggest Emory’s dining service work on creating a system that encourages honesty ... among its customers. Streamlining the DUC services could help lower prices, and, in turn, ease the burden on students strained to pay for just tuition. Perhaps they could come up with a system where students are required to swipe every time they enter, except the computer will only deduct another swipe if a certain amount of time has elapsed since the previous swipe. Also, the entrance needs to be positioned such that there can be no entry except where there are attendants swiping
cards, much like the library. I realize the DUC will lose much of its convenience, but the trade-offs may very well be worth it. Another consideration is a token system, implemented by one of my friends at Vanderbilt (for which he won a scholarship). Using the dots meal swipe system, we are able to choose a main course, side, dessert and beverage. Often, however, we leave one or more of those choices out, and all the money behind our swipe is returned to the school. At Vanderbilt, unwanted parts of a swipe are given tokens, which can be deposited in a box, representing the amount of money the food not taken is worth. At the end of the semester, these tokens are counted up and the total sum of money is donated for food for homeless shelters and other organizations. In closing, I would much like to compliment the DUC in all it’s done so far in creating convenient, wholesome food for students. I met with the head chef first semester, a busy man with a chef’s hat (surprise, surprise) who runs around with flaming blue eyes and a stained apron. He is from Beverley Hills and is very good at what he does. He explained how he makes all of his own sauces and how he comes up with the different recipes. I was very impressed and wrote him an email saying as much. So far, DUC food has not lost its luster for me, and I regret that it has for many of my fellow freshmen.
Jonathan Warkentine is a College freshman from Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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In Response: “As American as ... Compromise” Faculty Problems in Wagner’s Article Emory Letter to R G Lawyers President Guild’s Wagner Thoughts OSS
Dear President Wagner: The undersigned faculty from the Departments of History and African American Studies at Emory University would like to respond to your article, “As American as ... Compromise,” which appeared in the winter 2013 issue of Emory Magazine. While we endorse your plea for civil debate, free exchange and compromise in public affairs, we regret that you chose to illustrate your argument with the infamous threefifths clause from the Constitution, wherein 55 white men who gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 concluded that in the “more perfect union” they hoped to create, a slave would count as three-fifths of a person for purposes of representation and taxation. This is the first time that any of us has seen anyone point to the three-fifths clause as an example of what good, right-thinking individuals can accomplish when they avoid ideological fixity. It is also, though we are sure unintended, an insult to the descendants of those enslaved people who are today a vital part of the Emory University community and our nation. The Constitution is filled with compromises, the most famous of which is the Great Compromise between the Virginia and the New Jersey plans for representation. For two weeks, after nailing the windows shut so that they could speak freely without fear that their words would come back to haunt them, the delegates from the large states and the small states debated their competing views. The result, of course, was that one house in the two-house legislature would be apportioned by population and the other apportioned equally. We believe that the Great Compromise would better serve your argument and avoid the racial denigration inherent in the compromise you chose. Although the Founders were careful never to use the words “slave” or “slavery,” the Constitution recognized, guaranteed and thereby perpetuated the institution of slavery. At the time of the writing of the Constitution, there were 700,000 enslaved people in the United States; on the eve of the Civil War, there were 4,000,000. Abraham Lincoln recognized that the long string of compromises between South and North was over. In his first inaugural, he identified the issue dividing the nation: “One section of our country believes slavery is right ... while the other believes it is wrong ...” When white Americans fully faced the moral issue of slavery, it cost the nation between 620,000 and 750,000 lives. In 1865, the 13th Amendment finally erased slavery and the constitutional provision that a black American was three-fifths of a white American. The very meaning of the Three-Fifths Compromise still resonates negatively today, and nowhere more strongly than in the African American community. Many African Americans within and outside of the academy see only the most glaring aspect of the compromise — that they were valued only a fraction as much as a white American — no matter for what purpose or the context; and many others abhor the denigration inherent in that failed compromise. Compromise is necessary to the public good, but we urge you to be careful about the compromises you hold up for emulation. Some compromises don’t hold; others shouldn’t hold. Surely if the goal is to make Emory, and our nation, a “more perfect union” that is inclusive instead of exclusive, and if compromise is a possible model, there are more admirable choices than the Three-Fifths Compromise. James L. Roark Leroy Davis Mary Odem Leslie Harris Jonathan Prude Mark Sanders Joseph Crespino Nagueyalti Warren Judith Miller Dianne Diakite Sharon Strocchia Brett Gadsden Clifton Crais Pellom McDaniels Astrid M. Eckert Randall Burkett Nathan McCall Pamela Scully Gyanendra Pandey Matthew Payne Kristin Mann Brian Vick James Melton Yanna Yannakakis Ruby Lal Elena Conis Tonio Andrade Vanessa Siddle Walker Cynthia Patterson Valerie Loichot Fraser Harbutt
University President James W. Wagner recently published an article in Emory Magazine defending the virtues of compromise in political contestation. In particular, Wagner cites the Three-Fifths Compromise as a model negotiation and suggests that the same principles should be applied to decisionmaking at Emory. While Wagner is correct to cite compromise as a vital principle in a democratic society, there are several serious problems with his articulation of this concept as well his reliability in implementing it as Emory’s president. In any situation where compromise may take place, it is important to consider who is doing the compromising. Truly democratic compromise takes place only when everyone who is affected by a decision is involved in the decision-making process. In the case of the Three-Fifths Compromise, the same individuals who were the object of political discord — the black slave population — were not involved in the final compromise. Similarly at Emory, Wagner has shown little interest in involving relevant stakeholders in important decision-making processes. Two years after protesters were arrested on Emory’s quad in an attempt to change campus labor policies, a committee tasked with evaluating their claims concluded that Emory “cannot claim that it knows the status of the contracted workers’ experience.” This year, when Emory announced substantial cuts to several departments, students
and affected departments had neither awareness of nor input into the process leading to this decision. There was, perhaps, compromise among the few members of the committee that ultimately decided upon the cuts. But, for the community as a whole, no such compromise was available. It is also important to recognize the com-
It is unclear ... what form of compromise President Wagner wishes to encourage.
parative advantages held by powerful actors in dictating the terms of compromise. When an institution has the power to propose the very policy that is to be compromised on, and also holds the power to enforce the final decision about that compromise, the result is — at best — a minor modification to the more powerful actor’s desired outcome. For instance, there is a possible “compromise” in which Emory’s Economics Ph.D. program is saved, but the ILA, journalism department, education department and Russian department are eliminated as originally planned. Had the cuts been initiated in a democratic manner, the administration may have had to fight (and compromise) to eliminate even one of these departments. But, as the administration possesses both the
first move and the final decision, the deck is already stacked in their favor. Finally, it is dangerous to frame compromise as an end in and of itself. Of course, compromise is ultimately inevitable. Its only alternative is the arbitrary exercise of power (which, ironically, is the very model that Emory has employed in both labor disputes and cuts to the liberal arts). As such, it should be recognized that compromise will be the outcome of any political discord. This does not mean, however, that it should be the nexus around which all discord revolves. Without a strong and passionate vision for an end to be achieved, and without the will to forcefully and persuasively argue for such a position, no compromise takes place, for there is nothing to be compromised on. It is unclear, then, what form of compromise Wagner wishes to encourage on Emory’s campus. Compromise is achieved not by regulating the way in which claims are framed — as ideological or pragmatic — but by nurturing the institutions that allow all claims to be heard and taken seriously. When individuals of different viewpoints and interests, vested with equal power, are tasked with agreeing upon a common solution, compromise is not an aspiration. Rather, it is the only possible outcome. If Wagner is disappointed with the scarcity of compromise on our campus, perhaps it is because he has made it impossible.
Ross Gordon is a recent graduate from Emory and is from Chicago, Ill.
Flawed Discourse by Wagner SAMANTHA ALLEN In the most recent issue of Emory Magazine, President James Wagner cited the Three-Fifths Compromise as a model for current conversations on campus surrounding the status of the liberal arts at Emory. This is a deplorable act unbecoming of any leader, and especially so from the president of a southern university in the middle of Black History Month. Wagner should be ashamed of his actions and, in my opinion, resign immediately. The Three-Fifths Compromise was not, as Wagner suggests, a “pragmatic half-victory.” Rather, it was a shameful moment in American history when the lives and freedoms of African Americans were used as bargaining chips in a cruel game of political brinksmanship. When we set aside our Constitutional idealism — this idea, retrospectively formed, that the formation of the “union” was an inevitable and necessary historical event — the ThreeFifths Compromise was, essentially, wealthy white landowners debating what fraction of a person a slave should count as: one-half,
three-fourths? I’m a proud American citizen, but if I could turn back time, I would gladly accept a divided nation if it meant that the cruel logistics of slavery would not become further entrenched in our nation’s founding documents. But there is more at stake here than just Wagner’s flawed perception of a shameful political bargain. Wagner’s rhetoric about compromise comes right on the heels of the controversial cuts made to programs and departments across the University. At the end of his essay in Emory Magazine, Wagner implicitly connects his appraisal of the Three-Fifths Compromise to the recent departmental changes, saying, “I am grateful that we have at our disposal the rich tools of compromise that can help us achieve our most noble goals.” I personally am not writing to stake a claim against the cuts. That is a conversation that should continue and I perceive the terrible gravity of Wagner’s recent remarks as a separate issue. What I do want to observe, however, is how bizarrely and appallingly comic it is for Wagner to use the Three-Fifths Compromise as a model for the conversation around the cuts when — as Mairead Sullivan noted in
these pages on Sept. 28, 2012 — the cuts at Emory have disproportionately affected departments with high percentages of faculty of color. Is Wagner joking by comparing the Three-Fifths Compromise to our discussion about the liberal arts at Emory? If so, it’s not a very good joke. Especially after Wagner already compared Dean Forman’s “courage” in making the cuts to the courage of civil rights leaders. More serious still, Emory University has a troubled racial past that we cannot afford to disavow. This University could not have become the institution that it is without slave labor. This was serious enough to warrant a statement of regret from the Emory board. Let’s also not forget that Emory University did not admit black students until 1962. It is inconceivable, especially after Emory’s many statements of regret, that Wagner should publicly publish this piece on the Three-Fifths Compromise. James Wagner, please leave this university so we can have a leader who can talk about our University without invoking one of the most misguided and hurtful metaphors imaginable.
Samantha Allen is a Graduate Fellow in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
As members of the National Lawyers Guild at Emory, we were dismayed to read in this month’s Emory Magazine our president James Wagner’s column, “As American as ... Compromise.” In it, Wagner extolled the virtues of political compromise in polarized times, citing as a salient example the Three-Fifth Compromise. The “compromise,” forged between Northern and Southern delegates to the Constitutional Convention, debased enslaved persons of African ancestry by counting them as less than a whole person for purposes of political representation. Although relieved that Wagner has since apologized for his insensitivity, we are still distressed with his emphasis on this repugnant “compromise.” In his original column and subsequent remarks, Wagner touts it as a means for the founders to achieve their “highest aspiration” — the Constitution. Our shared moral revulsion stems not just from the compromise itself, but from his reaffirmation of the framers’ placement of federal unity above that of human equality. The term “University” comes from the Latin universus, meaning “whole” or “entire.” The idea, as originally conceived, was to create a community of masters and scholars that bridged academic divides to further their pursuit for truth in all of its myriad forms. It is hard to see how this can be achieved when entire sections of academia vanish from the institution. Ironically, perhaps the Wagner’s analogy is apt. As he notes, the shortsightedness of the Three-Fifths Compromise created a weaker nation resulting in 80 years of turmoil and a civil war. What is the highest aspiration of a university, of this university? Has Emory attempted to justify systemic changes by appealing to a “higher ideal” that, in truth, falls far short of the mark? We urge President Wagner to embrace his own call for compromise by engaging the full spectrum of voices at Emory in defining the future of our University. As the Three-Fifths Compromise has taught us, a political compromise forged by marginalizing whole segments of our population is doomed to fail. To the extent that the University excludes concerned students and faculty from the process of re-envisioning our collective future, the University will flounder in achieving its higher goal of flourishing in service to our society. Members of the National Lawyers Guild at Emory
Smarter, Not Bigger, Government After the inauguration last month, the popular narrative surrounding President Obama’s speech was that he had laid out a particularly liberal vision for the country. Democrats were quick to jump to this conclusion as many have waited four years for this aggressive push for legislation. Republicans also embraced this perception, because in their far, far right alternate reality, the speech might have actually been distinctively liberal. But the reality is that Obama’s remarks then, as they were last Tuesday, are simply an example of common sense and practical governing. The talking point shouldn’t be the degree of how liberal his vision is, but rather its focus upon a positive, long-term trajectory for the nation. The benefit of a State of the Union address, as opposed to an inaugural address, is the shift away from broad brush strokes in exchange for a concise argument for the year ahead. And in the speech, President Obama called upon a host of ideas to help grow the economy and strengthen the middle class, which in his words should be the “North Star that guides our efforts.” Such ideas for smarter, not bigger, government include: improving education by extending preschool to all American children, giving high school students skills and job training and giving federal funding to universities based upon affordability and value. The speech also included the need to restore infrastructure by creating a “Fix it First” program amongst states to repair bridges and roads. Obama cited Caterpillar, Ford and Apple’s move to return manufacturing back to the U.S. as a model for being a “magnet for jobs.” The president cited the Human Genome Project, in which every dollar spent yielded $140 to the economy to help show that policy and investment can help grow the economy and help the country prosper. Perhaps the biggest misconception about government is that it has never created a job, which is an opinion that many members of Congress share, but it is absolutely false.
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Or they rely on ideology as the parched Marco Rubio did in his Republican response, in which the only way government helps the country grow is by cutting taxes — the only solution the party has to the nation’s problems, and a short-term gimmick at that. Whereas Winston Churchill accurately said, “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle,” President Obama’s declaration that “we can’t cut our way to prosperity” and his call for a smarter government, not a bigger one hold equally true. But unfortunately, such collective commitment to scientific and private-sector innovation is long overdue and needs to be implemented now. An example of the need for a smarter, not
bigger government in our time is fighting climate change. After the federal government approved the $60 billion price tag for Hurricane Sandy relief, one would think that a simple cost-benefit analysis would favor spending money to reduce the effects of climate change, not to mention creating jobs, opposed to spending billions of dollars after each natural disaster — a course that will continue to become more costly. Even simple ideas like policy designed to help families refinance their home mortgages put more money in the pockets of Americans, which is the same result of the tax cuts that Republicans covet, but without the disadvantage of adding to the national debt. Or consider the president’s proposal to enact a $9 federal minimum wage and tying it to inflation.
Such action would not only increase earnings for families, but also lift millions from poverty and save money on welfare. Nowhere in the 2013 State of the Union address was there a prescription for big government, but rather a recognition of the potential for it to help meet the needs of today where it can. While the specifics of the speech were ambitious and will meet opposition in Congress, President Obama made quite the case for a smarter, more efficient government — one that the United States has needed to hear for some time and one that will be even more necessary in the years ahead. These progressions sound pretty smart and efficient to me.
Ross Fogg is a College junior from Fayetteville, Ga.
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“Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting,” the largest collection of works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, features 140 paintings, drawings and photographs and 44 personal photographs of the duo. The exhibition opened at the High Museum on Thursday.
Kahlo and Rivera Grace the High Museum By Logan Lockner Contributing Writer The largest collection of works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to be exhibited together opened last Thursday at the High Museum of Art. The exhibition, titled “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting,” fea-
tures 140 paintings, drawings and lithographs by the couple, as well as 44 personal photographs. Valentine’s Day was an appropriate date for this exhibition to open, considering the turbulent romance between the two artists, which involved a marriage, divorce and subsequent remarriage. Rivera, arguably the most notable
Mexican artist of his day, was 21 years his wife’s senior and received formal training as a painter in Europe in the early 20th century. Kahlo, however, was born three years before the Mexican Revolution — which Rivera only experienced as a young man abroad — and was entirely selftaught. As the exhibition’s title sug-
gests, both artists were profoundly influenced by politics, especially the Mexican Revolution and Marxism. Despite this shared sensibility, the influence of politics played out in drastically different ways in each artist’s work. After going through a Cubist period primarily influenced by Picasso, Rivera turned to the
medium that would make him a global star of the art world: the mural. For Rivera, murals were an opportunity to move fine art out of museums and the academy and return them to the people, as well as an opportunity to make the common laborer a subject worthy of artistic attention. Though Rivera’s early Cubist paintings are
on display at the High, replicas of his murals — most of which still grace the walls of cities such as Mexico City and Detroit — are printed on the museum’s walls. One of his most famous murals, 1928’s The Arsenal, features Frida at its center.
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Fiction Trumping Films By Grace Cummings Staff Writer
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The three productions that make up Theater Emory’s Watching Chekhov Watching examine the poignancy of growing up and the entrapment of every day life, perpetuating Chekhov’s multifaceted legacy.
Theater Emory Blends Chekhov Themes By Emelia Fredlick Staff Writer Going into a play with the name Anton Chekhov attached to it, you never really know what to expect. Theater Emory’s website describes the Russian master’s work as “mesmerizing tales of daily life and the absurd complexities of human impulse.” Indeed, Chekhov left a solid — albeit multifaceted — legacy. And that legacy was the double-edged sword of Theater Emory’s current production, Watching Chekhov Watching, which runs through Feb. 24 at the Theater Lab in the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. In that vein, Theater Emory took a slightly different approach to Chekhov. Setting aside Chekhov’s plays for the time being, Watching Chekhov Watching instead features
three productions, adapted from Chekhov’s short stories. Emory faculty members were charged with the delicate task of adapting these works — in two of the three cases, multiple works — into theatrical pieces. The performances ranged in topic, examining issues such as the poignancy of growing up and the entrapment of everyday life. Still, all three productions maintained an inherently Chekhov tone. The most archetypally “Chekhov” of the three productions was “The Joke,” a short film inspired by the stories “A Joke” and “Boys,” adapted by Nicholas Surbey (‘10C) and directed by College senior Nikoloz Kevkhishvili. The film was peppered with subtle, quiet moments that seemed to want to signify a grandiose idea. It’s just … no one could quite tell what that idea was. Perhaps because “The Joke” attempted to combine two separate stories, with two
separate casts, plots and themes, the overarching theme felt inaccessible. “The Joke” certainly had a lot going for it: the actors were terrific, the production was exceptional, and the score deserves particular praise. But ultimately, the fusion of these two separate stories felt unnatural, and that jaggedness detracted from the otherwise wonderful qualities of the film. “In the Ravine” met a similar fate. The production had all the individual elements of great theater: lovely writing, curious staging and remarkable acting. But it was missing that spark that would take it from simply “good” to really first-rate theater. But maybe when you get down to it, some stories are just meant to exist as literature. “In the Ravine” tried valiantly to maintain the integrity of Chekhov’s story, but in doing so, it often relinquished
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Recently, books have been turned into films with as much frequency as you’re turning oxygen into carbon dioxide. A few years ago, conventional wisdom stated that if one wants to predict the next bankable movie, one should turn to comic books. But now the paradigm has shifted as movie producers browse the Young Adult section of their local Barnes and Nobles. Although superhero movies such as “The Avengers,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” are still vacuuming money out of our pockets, studios are realizing that people are paying to see Katniss Everdeen shoot squirrels or Bella Swan surround herself with attractive supernatural beings. It’s relatively easy to point to where this trend started. People were always making movies with teenage audiences in mind (may the late, great John Hughes rest in peace), but fantasies starring teenagers were seen as kitschy (“Teen Wolf”) or campy (“Labyrinth”). Then along came the Boy Who Lived. Suddenly, the movie going public was introduced to a world where teenage fantasy had stakes larger than being popular in school while also being a werewolf. Harry Potter took its audience seriously and gave them life, death, evil, love and sacrifice. Warner Brothers took the money Harry and friends were making for them very seriously, and now the franchise makes more money than most small countries. Then came “Twilight.” Love it or hate it, it popularized the “blank slate” female protagonist and the love triangle. The character of Bella Swan
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Ten Fictional Deaths That Broke Our Hearts By Roshani Chokshi Managing Editor It’s a seamy truth we sometimes sulk over, obsess over, write fanfiction over (I can neither confirm nor deny this) and even cry over: our attachments to fictional characters. In the degenerative process of falling in love with a plotline where we become inseparable from our laptops or start humming Hulu ad music, something about the characters we connect with can trigger a spectrum of emotions. Their triumphs and pitfalls become our shared concerns and happiness, and when their fictional lives are cut short by terminated contracts or scheduling conflicts, we experience the cycle of grief in miniature. Although we might find our attachment pathetic, honoring the fictional dead is nothing short of cathartic. Sit back, grab a box of Kleenex and let the Wheel walk you through the most shocking fictional deaths that led us to sob hysterically, throw our laptops against the wall or violently hug the nearest furry animal: CHARLOTTE (THE LITERATE ARACHNID) E.B. WHITE’S CHARLOTTE’S WEB. SHE LITERALLY JUST BIRTHED A SPIDER BROOD! WHY! Cruel! Intolerable world! Forget about Wilbur’s poorly veneered literacy. Her death was shockingly mature for a children’s book. To make matters worse, Wilbur showed his real pigheadedness by trying to prevent Charlotte’s foundlings from spinning parachutes from their abdomens (still an odd moment) and letting fate direct the wind. Although on some level, I can’t blame him. To be bereft of any vestiges of friendship is quite a sad and adult thing for an 8-year-old to read. MUFASA (THE WISE LION WITH THE PANTENE-WORTHY MANE) “THE LION KING” Dear Mufasa, so wise to the blabbering Zazu, affectionate to tiny Simba and most of all envy-inspiring with that mane ... his death was one of the most depressing Disney moments. From the dramatic “Long
live the king” that Scar whispers as he lets him fall off the click, to Simba’s pitiful nudging of the same mane, Mufasa’s death was probably the worst way to segue into a comingof-age tale. FRED WEASLEY HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS In a recent interview, J.K. Rowling defended her decision of killing off Fred by explaining that she already compromised with fans by sparing Arthur Weasley when Nagini attacked him in the fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. But the twins were collectively one of the best supporting character duos of the series. From their awesome joke shop to their mastery of the Marauder’s Map, Fred’s death tainted the otherwise happy conclusion of the tale. EDDARD STARK (AKA BOROMIR) “GAME OF THRONES” I hate Joffrey. From his man baby face to sadistic sexual tendencies, his irrational penalty to upright Eddard Stark was a jaw-dropping moment for the season finale. While his stoicism and sometimes annoying moral rigidity would make us roll our eyes or stamp our feet, the loss of his character leaves the series vulnerable to a loss of stability and sanity. MATTHEW CRAWLEY (HIS HUSKY BLUE EYES HAUNT MY DREAMS) “DOWNTON ABBEY” After holding his son and sharing one last beautiful moment with Mary, we see Matthew speeding down the roadway, his head held exuberantly high. Then the scene cuts to the serene Dowager Countess Grantham who ominously utters that there are always unforeseen things just around the corner. At that terrible moment, we see another vehicle in front of Matthew and then a thick dribble of blood crossing his cheek. The beautiful Matthew Crawley never gets his fairy tale ending with Mary after all ... the pain is too fresh. SYBIL (HOTTEST OF THE CRAWLEY SISTERS) “DOWNTON ABBEY” While maternal morbidity rates are still a threat, they seem far
removed from the world we know. Thus, it was an unexpected end for Lady Sybil when, just hours after delivering a baby girl, she succumbs to the effects of untreated eclampsia. American audiences were so devastated that CNN Medical News published a story based off of Sybil’s eclamptic pregnancy to warn readers that the threat is very real. IANTO “TORCHWOOD” Although Ianto and Jack Harkness became the unlikely romantic couple we championed throughout the show, Ianto’s death was an uncalled for cruelty to the series. Plagued by an unshakeable immortality, poor Jack dies beside his lover, only to resurrect himself once more and see the lifeless Ianto beside him. DR. MALCOLM CROWE “THE SIXTH SENSE” Even though we may have had a sneaking suspicion that Bruce Willis was dead the whole time, it didn’t change the shock of the ending. Add to the fact that this was the best of M. Night Shyamalan’s “one trick pony” moves and the movie still runs chills up our spines. APPOLLONIA “GODFATHER” Poor Appollonia! In Mario Puzo’s original conception, Appollonia was the one true love of the damned Michael Corleone. Although Diane Keaton stole our sympathies in the films, Appollonia’s death in a violent car bombing assassination marked the birth of Michael as head of the family’s crime network. GWEN STACY “SPIDERMAN” COMICS Despite Emma Stone’s quirky and adorable performance alongside Andrew Garfield as Spiderman, their love is already doomed thanks to her untimely ending in the comics. In fact, Gwen Stacy’s death marked the end of the Silver Age of comics because it was the first time a hero failed so catastrophically in saving the woman he loved.
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Theater Emory performers bring Anton Chekhov’s work to the stage in a theatrical adaptation of his three most popular short stories, “In The Ravine”, “The Joke” and “Antosha Chekhonte: A Childhood Suite.”
Watching Chekhov Joins Lighthearted and Tragic, Hopeful and Morose Continued from Page 9 beautiful moments of theatrical tenderness in order to provide literary explanations. Actors often interrupted one another to provide a narration, give a description of the situation, or perform another act clearly meant to enhance the storytelling element of the show. And in the end, this approach just made the production feel inconsistent. Still, the moments that did leave behind the text to fully invest the audience in the story were truly captivating. Each and every character — notably, the tragic Lipa (College senior Necol Ronda) and the hesitant Anisim (College junior Forrest Manis) — possesses an elaborate backstory, and it takes real talent to effectively convey that history and yet keep the audience devoted to the current action. Yet, the entire cast undeniably succeeded on that count. But the highlight of the evening clearly lies in “Antosha Chekhonte: A Childhood Suite,” an amalgamation of five Chekhov stories centered on youth. What began as a simplistic story of a young boy exploring the “real world” for the first time quickly evolved into an examination of the benefits and drawbacks of growing up.
All six actors of “A Childhood Suite” feature in each of the show’s five episodes, but they do not depict specific characters. Rather, they serve as overarching ideas. For that reason, they are bestowed titles such as “The Thinker” and “The Outsider” — labels that are childlike in their categorization. These categories follow the characters as they “grow up” throughout the course of the production, transitioning from carefree, giggly children, to explorative adolescents, and so on. “A Childhood Suite” undeniably belonged to Mark Cabus, or “The Explorer,” who dominated the stage with his impeccable portrayal of a curious child, a jaded old man and everything in between. In the opening chapter, Cabus wanders the stage with the wide-eyed air of an adolescent, fascinated by everything and disappointed only by his inability to discover more. But as the vignettes progress, he grows up to become sensible — even boring. But the most extraordinary moment of “A Childhood Suite” was the scene in which Cabus, now playing a father, must discipline his son (Andrew Burnette, credited as “The Thinker”) for smoking his tobacco. When Burnette’s character asks for
a bedtime story, Cabus proceeds to tell him an elaborate tale of a powerful emperor and his beloved son, whose demise arises from his habit of smoking. The two sit on the ground, drawing detailed chalk illustrations of the story. The scene is effective not only for its successful union of youthful wonder with adult sensibilities, but for its expression of how daunting the responsibilities of adulthood can be. As “The Explorer” asks himself, “Why can’t medicine be sweet, and truth beautiful?” Maybe that’s the real underlying message of Chekhov’s works. They’re not always cheery, or manageable, or even accessible. But they’re authentic, honest evaluations of life. Perhaps Chekhov himself said it best in “In the Ravine”: “Life is long; there will be good and bad to come. There will be everything.” That mindset serves as the mixed blessing that is Chekhov: he can be humorous and dark, lighthearted and tragic, hopeful and morose. In the case of Watching Chekhov Watching, I’m not sure which end of the spectrum got the upper hand — but that conflict is precisely what made it so memorable.
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Cinema Continues to Draw on Young Adult Fiction in 2013 Continued from Page 9 allows for readers and viewers to put themselves into her shoes. As the ubiquitous “Team Edward” or “Team Jacob” wars showed us, the franchise was never so much about whom Bella would choose as much as it was about whom the reader or viewer would choose. Several movies are riding on the coattails of both franchises. So even if your taste in movies is highly specific, you can find something you like. If you like yelling “The book was better!” at the screen, here are some books to start reading before you see their film adaptations:
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“Retrato de Natasha” is just one of the paintings on display at the High Museum this month, featured alongside hundreds of other works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
Artists Bring Passion and Politics in New Exhibition Continued from Page 9 Where Rivera sought to display his politics in the public sphere, Kahlo explored her political sympathies in much more private, intimate ways. A prime example of this is the Soviet hammer and sickle she painted over her heart on the plaster cast that she was forced to wear after one of the numerous surgeries she underwent over the course of her life. Frida’s personal life and professional career contrast starkly with those of her husband. While he received formal education and international acclaim, she taught herself to paint and remained largely unknown outside of her circle of friends until after her death. She once famously said, “I paint self portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” The exhibition pays particular
attention to the physical limitations and lifelong pain Frida suffered after a horrific streetcar accident in her late teens. She is quoted as saying, “I suffered two great accidents in my life. One in which a streetcar knocked me down. The other accident is Diego.” The photographs of the couple at the conclusion of the exhibition reveal the remarkable place they occupied in 20th-century Mexican culture. Hungarian-born American photographer Nickolas Muray’s vibrantly colorful photos of Frida show her commitment to traditional Mexican attire, as well as her distinctly modern demeanor. Between the two of them, Kahlo and Rivera bridge the ancient and modern, the public and private, the personal and the political. One of the exhibition’s strengths is the way it includes quotes from the couple, which are printed in both
English and Spanish along the museum’s walls. The text that accompanies each work is also printed bilingually. One such quote, featured in the first room of the exhibition, recalls Kahlo saying, “Diego is not anybody’s husband and never will be, but he is a great comrade.” The couple’s struggle to redefine their political and private lives is beautifully communicated through the exhibition. One gains a sense not only of Kahlo and Rivera’s respective artistic oeuvres, but of their lives, together and apart. Despite the significant difficulties Kahlo and Rivera faced as a couple, which included multiple failed attempts to have children and Rivera’s affair with Kahlo’s sister, their devotion to one another is apparent in their artistic work and in the photographs of them. Near the end of
the exhibition there is a quote from an interview with Frida where she calls Diego “my child, my son, my mother, my father, my husband, my everything.” “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting” will run until May 12 at the High Museum, which is the only American venue to host the exhibition. Special events related to the exhibition include a film series and events for children. Screenings of the 2002 film “Frida” will be presented each Saturday until May 11 at 2 p.m. Admission to the screenings are free with museum admission. The High Museum will host College Night on Feb. 23, which includes a tour of the exhibition, a dance performance and salsa and tango lessons. Admission is $7 for students.
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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion R is a zombie that eats people, but at least he’s conflicted about it. When he meets Julie, a zombie-hunter, he strives to protect her and starts to feel something in his cold, dead heart. In this smart romantic comedy, R and Julie’s budding relationship examines pop culture’s obsession with paranormal romances. Who says a human/ zombie relationship can’t work out? Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl When Ethan meets Lena, he feels as if he’s destined to be with her, no matter what. Never mind that she’s a Caster (a more politically correct term for ‘witch’) and on her sixteenth birthday she will be claimed by either the darkness or the light. There’s a lot of time spent on the “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” question Dorothy Gale was able to answer in mere seconds in “The Wizard of Oz,” but for those looking for a rebound after the Twilight saga, it could satiate you, at least until “The Host” comes out. The Host by Stephenie Meyer All of humanity has succumbed to an alien race known as the Souls, which use mind control on humans. When a Soul named Wanderer tries to take over Melanie, she resists with her memories of Jared, a boy she fell in love with before the alien invasion. If you loved the love story
of Twilight but wished it had more aliens (a grievance I think we all had with Twilight), then this is the movie for you. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan Logan Lerman reprises his role from 2010’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” as Percy, son of Poseidon and camper in Camp Half-Blood. This time around, Percy and his friends Annabeth and Grover have to find the Golden Fleece to save Camp Half-Blood, battling monsters and gods from Greek mythology. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Clarissa, or Clary, is in a New York City nightclub with her best friend when she witnesses a murder (don’t you hate when that happens?). She learns that, because she saw the murder, she belongs with a group of demon hunters known as the Shadowhunters. An exciting romp for people who thought “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” left something to be desired (read: everybody). Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Everyone’s favorite archery master who isn’t Hawkeye from “The Avengers” or Merida from “Brave,” Katniss Everdeen, returns in this sequel to “The Hunger Games.” Catching Fire deals with the repercussions of the last Hunger Games and the revolution that’s starting to gain traction in the districts. Plus, the film was made right under our noses here in Atlanta, Georgia. If you don’t care for young adult adaptations, then I’m sorry to say that you might have to sit out 2013. And 2014. And 2015, if current projects keep going forward. Young adult adaptations are as popular as splitting movies in half and Disney buying, well, everything. It is either that, or you tell your teenage friends to save their allowances for things other than books and films.
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Teams Earn 16 Individual and Nine Relay Titles Continued from The Back Page all-UAA. Sophomore Megan Beach claimed the crown with her mark of 2:18.95, while freshman Elizabeth Aronoff (2:19.68) and junior Kylie McKenzie (2:20.82) placed second and third, respectively. Emory concluded the meet in the 400-yard freestyle relay, where the team of senior Renee Rosenkranz, Larson, senior Ann Wolber and Dobben took first place in the race with an ‘A’ cut time of 3:25.87, which was also a pool record. On the men’s side, there were also several dominating outings from a number of the swimmers on the final day of competition as the Eagles claimed a pair of conference titles in individual races. In the 200-yard breaststroke, Wilson finished first with a pool and conference-record time of 2:02.51 in the preliminaries. Senior Peter O’Brien also competed in the event, earning an all-UAA finish and placing third with a time of 2:04.96. Senior Miller Douglas gave the Eagles their second individual UAA Title with his performance in the 200-yard butterfly, where he finished with an ‘A’ cut time and pool-record time of 1:49.80. Junior Matt O’Brien took third place in the event with a time of 1:51.06 in the preliminaries. The relay team of sophomore Andrew Dillinger, Peter O’Brien, freshman Matt Kuhlik and junior Ross Spock won the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:04.32) to give the Eagles they fifth relay title of the meet. Other Eagles who earned allUAA honors with a top-three finish and record an NCAA provisional
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The men’s teams pose on the podium after claiming their 15th consecutive UAA Championship Title this weekend. qualifying time on the final day of competition were junior Annabel Enquist, senior Leslie Hacker, sophomore Nina Zook, freshman Eagan Zettlemoyer, and freshman Jared Scheuer. Enquist finished in third in the women’s one-meter dive (417.00), while Hacker and Zook claimed second and third, respectively, in the women’s 200-yard butterfly. Zettlemoyer recorded a third-place finish in the men’s 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:08.65 and Scheuer placed second in the men’s 200-yard backstroke (1:51.04) Emory’s 15-consecutive win streak
dates back to the 1998-99 season, which was Head Coach Jon Howell’s first campaign with the team. The conference titles were the 21st overall for the women and 15th overall for the men. With the UAA Championships now behind them, the squads will send a group of swimmers to the Univeristy of Chicago for the Midwest Invitational on Friday and Saturday. This meet will give the Eagles one more chance to qualify for next month’s NCAA Championships. — Contact Elizabeth Weinstein at firstname.lastname@example.org
forward to our team stepping it up and beating some good competition and only allowing two hits. because I know we can.” The second game of the day was As the season begins to take form, much closer as the Eagles defeat- the team is excited to continue their ed Furmur College 2-1. Carpenter good play and to capitalize on the continued her excellent pitching by potential this group has. throwing a complete game two-hitter “I am looking forward to and striking out 11 growing as a team, batters, raising her and seeing our team record to 3-0 on the “I am looking forward to chemistry only get season. Down 1-0 stronger, allowing growing as a team, in the fifth inning, us to play better and seeing our team the team was able on the field,” Light to capitalize on a said. “We are workchemistry only get couple of errors and ing hard to get to stronger.” a clutch single by know each others freshman outfielder strengths and weak— Megan Light, nesses and hopeKatelyn Gibson to take the lead, 2-1. junior first-baseman fully this will allow “Against Ferrum us to be better as a on Sunday, we were whole.” flat,” Carpenter said. “We didn’t have The women’s softball team returns the energy we normally have, we to the diamond on Tuesday, Feb. 19, were coming off of three wins that as the Eagles host Elmira College in weekend and we simply lost focus. In a doubleheader at 12:30 p.m. the future we are going to be facing — Contact Brian Chavkin at much tougher teams and I’m looking email@example.com
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UAA Title in Sight for Women’s Basketball Continued from The Back Page game, Emory was ahead 24-19. Case Western came back with a pair of free throws, but Morgan responded with a three-pointer. Freshman guard Khadijah Sayyid pulled the Eagles even further ahead with a lay-up off of a steal. With almost five minutes left in the game, Emory trailed 49-44. After a solid run and a pair of free throws from Lilly, Emory was up 52-49. Case finished strong with a three pointer, however, putting the game into overtime. In overtime, Case had a six-point lead with just under four minutes left on the clock. Landry came back with three free throws. Freshman guard Ilene Tsao followed suit, knocking down a three-pointer and pulling the Eagles up to the Spartans “Ilene did a tremendous job on Friday night. Things were going back and forth between us and Case, and she made a big bucket,” Head Coach Christy Thomaskutty said. “I really can’t say enough about her poise and
just the confidence she showed stepping up and taking that final shot.” Buckets from Jackson and Lilly put the Eagles ahead for good. This win gave Emory its first 20-win season since the 1996-97 campaign. Sunday’s game against Carnegie Mellon was more smooth, boosting the Eagles’ overall record to 21-3, 11-2 in the UAA. The women shot 51.6 percent from the floor and made five threepointers during the early portion of the game, setting up a 41-24 cushion at halftime. Emory finished with 19 steals as well. In the first half, Tsao and Sayyid contributed three-pointers to spark a 12-2 run, leaving the score at 27-17 with 7:02 left on the clock. Jackson’s six points at the end of the half added to the Eagles’ lead. Jackson stole 12 rebounds, sank seven-of-10 shots from the floor, and made five free throws, posting her 17th double-figure scoring effort of the season. Lilly made six-of-11 field goal attempts, including three three-point-
ers, marking her 17th double-figure scoring performance of the season. She scored a total of 15 points on the game. Landry was the third of the game’s double-figure scorers, contributing 10 points. At the end of play, Emory ended up hitting 46.9 percent from the floor and harassed Carnegie Mellon into 32 turnovers that resulted in 46 Emory points. “Friday and Sunday night were two very different teams. Friday night we were a little tight and afraid of what may happen if we were to lose; we were glad everything turned out well,” Thomaskutty said. “Sunday, they [the girls] weren’t worried about the consequences at all. The women played so confidently, I couldn’t be more proud of my team right now going into this weekend.” The Eagles will be playing next Saturday, February 23rd, against the University of Rochester, competing for the outright UAA title. — Contact Nicola Braginksy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Continued from The Back Page that they would push into a 20-point margin on a Davis jumper with 12 minutes remaining. Sophomore forward Alex Foster got in on the hot shooting from deep as he sank a three with five minutes remaining to further extend the lead, and junior guard Stephen Simmons added a layup in the final seconds to cement the 84-61 final. Emory was once again above 50 percent from the floor, and hit on 47.6 percent of their three-point attempts. The Tartans shot just 37.9 percent on the night. Greven concluded his weekend
with another 26 points, leading all scorers. Davis added 15 points, while Florin had 10. With the wins, Emory rose to second place in the standings — just a game behind sixth-ranked University of Rochester. The Eagles will host Rochester on Saturday in a battle for a share of the UAA title, with a win giving them the first conference crown since the 1989-90 season. First the Eagles will host Covenant College in a nonconference match-up on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. — Contact Ryan Smith at email@example.com
and stole three bases. “They ran the bases very well,” Twardoski said. Between the two games, junior right fielder and co-captain Brandon Hannon went five for 10 at the plate, with one RBI and two runs scored. “We hit the ball well, pretty much across the board,” Hannon said. His fellow co-captain junior outfielder Daniel Iturrey went three for five at the plate in Sunday’s game with an RBI, two runs scored, and a pair of doubles. In Saturday and Sunday’s games, the Eagles offense finished with a combined batting average of .304, compared to their opponents who
What is the most exciting play in football? It is a question that has long haunted football fans. Strong arguments can be made for the Hail Mary, onside kick, or fumblerooskie, but any self-respecting football fan will tell you that the only correct answer to the aforementioned question is the Fat Guy Touchdown. A Fat Guy Touchdown traditionally occurs whenever a 300-pound-plus offensive or defensive lineman somehow (usually accidentally) stumbles upon a football in the end zone. But a new breed of Fat Guy has come along who threatens to redefine the meaning of the Fat Guy Touchdown for years to come. His name is David Fangupo. He is a 350-pound high school senior committed to play for the University of Hawaii. And he is a running back. That’s right. While historically almost all football-playing Fat Guys have resided on the offensive or defensive line, Fangupo is quite literally being handed the ball and encouraged to score as many Fat Guy Touchdowns as he desires. The world of football, and the world of Fat Guys, may never be the same again. 2. Johnny Football Texas A&M freshman Johnny Manziel took the world by storm last season when he came out of quite literally nowhere and brought home the Heisman Trophy to College Station, Texas where it assumedly will get eaten by a cow. For his efforts, Manziel was awarded something much better than a trophy—a new last name. Not just any last name, either, but the last name of the very sport he plays. This got your On Fire correspondent thinking: what if famous athletes were commonly bestowed with a new last name based on the sport at which they excel? The early list of candidates for renaming includes Lionel Futbol, Barry Performance-Enhancing Drugs, and Metta World Idiot.
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Sophomore center O’Dez Oraedu looks to drive to the basket. Oraedu contributed four points and six rebounds in the Eagles’ 76-55 win over Carnegie Mellon.
have batted just .172 in that stretch. While the Eagles managed to win both of their opening games over the weekend, Twardoski sees that there is still room for improvement but is satisfied with how his team performed. “They didn’t play as well as they possibly could have, but they played well enough to beat a good team on their own field,” Twardoksi said. Still, despite the errors, the Eagles managed to pull out two wins to open their season. The team is also returning this year without many of their key players who graduated last year, but with a strong group of young underclassmen players who are expected to make a strong impact immediately. Off the field, the Eagles have also
been producing in the form of filmmaking. Their entry in the recent YouTube phenomenon of Harlem Shake videos has almost 100,000 views in the last week. In the upcoming week, Emory will play five games: against Washington & Lee University (Va.) today at 2 p.m. home at Cooper Field, Wednesday at Oglethorpe University, Friday and Sunday against Bates College (Maine) at home, and Tuesday at Maryville College (Tenn.). These early nonconference games will go a long way to preparing the Eagles for their University Athletic Association (UAA) slate, which starts on March 10th. — Contact Jake Max at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagles and Auburn-Montgomery was close, but Auburn-Montgomery came out on top, 5-4. “The match last Friday was a tough one,” Halpern said. “We really didn’t play our best but it is still early in the season and we know that we can do better.” Auburn-Montgomery’s number one and number two players, Nico Pinones and Tim Hewitt, led the charge with 6-4, 6-3 and 6-1, 6-3 victories over Halpern and sophomore Alex Ruderman respectively. Auburn-Montgomery’s team player Zinelabidine Jouini defeated Kahler at the four position, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 to give the team three singles wins. Emory’s number two, five and six positions came back strong to tie the match at three going into doubles play. Wagner defeated Bence Toth 6-2, 6-4, freshman Rafe Mosetick defeated Miguel Grifol 4-6, 6-3, 10-4, and sophomore Nick Szczurek came from behind to defeat Othmane Lalami 2-6, 6-3, 10-4. Doubles play is where AuburnMontgomery earned its victory. A team of Halpern and Ruderman managed to come out on top against Jouini and Lalami, 8-6, but from there it was all Auburn-Montgomery. Hewitt and Toth defeated Kahler and Wagner, 8-5, and Pinones and Grifol defeated Sczurek and junior Ayush Bajoria 8-6. This allowed Auburn-Montgomery to come out on top with a final tally of 5-4. “Although it wasn’t to another D3 team, I think the loss will help motivate all of us and make us train even harder,” Halpern said. “I can assure you we will be ready when we play them again in April.” The top-ranked Eagles return to action today at 2 pm against Washington & Lee University. The game will be played at the WoodPEC. — Contact Nathaniel Ludewig at email@example.com
SPORTS THE EMORY WHEEL
Tuesday, February , Sports Editors: Nathaniel Ludewig (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Elizabeth Weinstein (email@example.com)
SWIMMING & DIVING
Eagles Start 2013 With Two Victories
Featured Athlete Tyler Sprague Freshman right-handed pitcher Tyler Sprague got a win in his first ever collegiate appearance, pitching seven shutout innings in the Eagles’ 5-0 win over Rhodes College. Sprague only allowed one runner past second base and struck out six for the Eagles, who are now 2-0 on the season. Track and Field The men’s and women’s track and field teams were both split between the DePauw Classic and the Sewanee Indoor Invitational on Saturday, the teams’ final meet before University Athletic Association (UAA) Indoor Championships. Several athletes recorded season-best performances, including sophomore Tamara Surtees in the 3,000-meter run, senior Calley Edwards in the mile run, and senior Theresa Ford in the long jump.
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Women Stay in Title Hunt By Nicola Braginsky Staff Writer The Emory women’s basketball team lit up the courts over the weekend with a 62-61 win over Case Western Reserve University in overtime on Friday and a 76-55 triumph over Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday. Sunday’s victory presented the women with a chance to earn the outright University Athletic Association (UAA) title as well as an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. On Friday, junior point-guard Savannah Morgan led the Eagles’ scoring effort with a total of 16 points and six steals. Senior center Danielle Landry contributed to the double-figure scoring with a total of 13 points. She also tied senior forward Misha Jackson for game-high honors with nine boards. Emory shot 32.9 percent from the field and forced the Spartans into 32 turnovers, 17 of which were Emory steals. Emory held a 29-27 lead at halftime, fighting against the Spartans’ tough defense. In the second stanza, the women had two cushions of as many as eight points and maintained this advantage with strong play from Morgan and Jackson. After Jackson’s jumper in the last six minutes of the
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The women’s swimming and diving team poses on the podium after winning their 15th consecutive UAA Championship Title on Saturday. The men’s squads also claimed the Championship Crown at the UAA competition for the 15th straight time.
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style, freshman Mikayla Carnley’s ‘B’ cut time of 17:05.37 gave her the victory in the event, while senior Taryn Lushinsky claimed first in the 200-yard backstroke. Lushinsky’s ‘A’ cut time of 2:01.05 was not only good for first place, but also set a pool record. Freshman Ellie Thompson finished right behind Lushinsky with a provisional qualifying time of 2:02.66 to take second place in the event. Sophomores Nancy Larson and Anna Dobben also added to the team’s achievements with their performances in the 100-yard freestyle. Larson won the event with a ‘B’ cut time of 51.50 seconds, while Dobben took second with her time of 51.39 seconds in the preliminaries. The women dominated in the 200yard breastroke, where they swept the
The Emory baseball team should be pleased with their 2-0 start to the 2013 season. This weekend, the Eagles traveled north to Rhodes College (Tenn.), where they played back-to-back games against the Lynx on Saturday and Sunday and secured their first two victories of the season. Sophomore right-handed starting pitcher Connor Dillman, and sophomore right-handed reliever Graham Bloomsmith both had dominant performances on the mound for the Eagles in their opening game on Saturday. Dillman pitched six and a third innings, allowing only two runs. Bloomsmith gave up just one run in two and two third innings to record his first college victory. “The pitchers did great,” Head Coach Mike Twardoski said. “[Allowing just] one earned run in 18 innings.” In the second game, the Eagles had another strong performance from their starting pitcher as freshman right-handed pitcher Tyler Sprague threw seven shutout innings in his college debut. Sprague earned the 5-0 win for the first victory of his college career. Junior Matt McMahon took over on the mound in the seventh inning and pitched two scoreless innings to secure the victory. On the other side of the game, the Eagles offense also performed well in both games. In Saturday’s game, the Eagles scored eight runs, hit four doubles
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams completed another dominant season in conference play, as both squads claimed their 15th-straight University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship Titles on Saturday night. “We’re probably the only team in the UAA who doesn’t treat the UAA championships as a destination meet,” Head Coach Jon Howell said. “Our ultimate goal is to perform to the best of our ability.” The men finished with a final score of 1,818.5 points, with Carnegie Mellon University (1,300 points) in second and the University of Chicago (1,230.5 points) took third place. The women ended the meet with a final tally of 1,955 points, to defeat second-place University of Chicago
(1,435 points) and third-place Washington University in St. Louis (1,219.5 points). Along with claiming the Championship Titles, senior Anna Dobben was named the UAA Swimmer of the Year. Dobben claimed conference titles in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard freestyle relay, 800yard freestyle relay, and 400-yard freestyle relay. Dobben also finished in second place in the 100-yard freestyle. The Eagles also were awarded with both the men’s and women’s Rookie of the Year finalists. Freshman Andrew Wilson claimed the men’s honor after winning conference titles in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke, 400-yard medley relay and 200-yard medley relay. “Andrew performed exception-
ally,” Howell said. “He had a couple of A-cut times and UAA records and really had a breakthrough meet.” Freshman Elizabeth Aronoff won the women’s award after her winning performance in the 100-yard breaststroke and a second-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke. Emory finished the 2013 UAA Championships with a combined total of 16 individual titles and nine relay championships. The teams also tallied a total of 44 all-UAA honors. Together, the men and women’s squads set UAA records in nine of the events and pool records in 15 of them. They also recorded five NCAA ‘A’ cut times, 94 NCAA ‘B’ cut times, and four NCAA qualifying diving scores. During the final day of competition, the women collected UAA titles in four of the individual events and one relay race. In the 1,650-yard free-
Freshman Carpenter Helps Team Remain Undefeated By Brian Chavkin Staff Writer The Emory women’s softball team had a great weekend, winning all four games they played in the Emory Invitational and improving their record to 8-0. “It was nice to get four more wins this weekend,” junior first baseman Megan Light said. “We definitely saw some individual and team strengths but we also saw places where we need to improve. Led by Head Coach Penny Siquerios, the 23rd-ranked Eagles were able to win back to back double headers on Saturday and Sunday. “We have flashes of greatness and mediocre performance,” Siquerios said. “To be a great team, we have to be mentally tuned in and consistent
in the little things we do. We have the potential to be a great team, yet if we do not make adjustments, we’ll be left behind.” On Saturday, the team defeated Ferrum College in their first game. Freshman Sydney Carpenter got the win, coming in relief and pitching 6 2/3 innings of one hit ball and striking out 12, improving her record to 2-0. The Eagles continued to win as they beat York College later that afternoon 9-0 in a five-inning contest. Freshman third baseman Hannah Sendel had three runs batted in while Light had a couple of hits and scored a couple of runs, one of them being a home run, her third of the season. “We started off really strong on Saturday with two good wins,” Carpenter said. “Everyone was
focused and ready to go. I think we got complacent coming off that into Sunday and we started off a little lazy against York but we picked it up and put runs on the board.” The Eagles won both games in their double header on Sunday afternoon, beating the same teams they had beaten the day before. The team beat York College 9-0 in five innings again to open the day. The team scored all nine of their runs in the 3rd inning, which included a grand slam by Light, her fourth of the season. Sophomore catcher Micah Scharff also contributed to the win with a two-out-three-run double to blow the game wide open. Junior pitcher Amanda Kardys got the win after coming in relief to pitch 2 2/3 innings
A pair of three-pointers from senior guard Alex Greven and junior forward Jake Davis gave the Eagles a commanding 45-18 advantage with five minutes still to go in the half. The Eagles’ offensive assault from deep continued as senior forward Michael Friedberg drained a three just beyond the three-minute mark to run the lead to a game-high 29 points. The Spartans made a run late in the first half to make the deficit a more manageable 56-38, but the Eagles were still well in control heading into the locker room. They shot a blistering 58.1 percent from the field in the opening frame as compared to Case Western’s 46.2, and forced 17 Spartan turnovers. Greven led the first-half charge
for the Eagles with 17 points, while Davis had 15 and sophomore guard Michael Florin contributed 12 points and five assists. The Spartans drained a threepointer to open the second half and cut the lead to 13, but they would get no closer the rest of the way. More three-pointers from Greven and Davis stretched Emory’s lead back into the 20-point margin, where it would remain until the final seconds of the game. It was the second time the Eagles eclipsed 100 points on the season. They finished the game shooting 57.6 percent from the floor, including 53.8 from three-point range — the 12thbest percentage in program history. Greven finished with 26 points, while
Davis had 25. Florin added a seasonhigh 16 to go with his team-leading seven assists. Sunday’s game was more of the same. The Eagles were once again hot from the floor, racing out to a 9-0 lead over Carnegie Mellon in just five minutes. A jumper from freshman forward Will Trawick brought the advantage to 20-6 as the Eagles again succeeded in putting away their opponent in the first half. Junior guard McPherson Moore added a pair of layups late in the half, and Greven drained another three to put Emory on top 44-29 going into halftime. Two more three-pointers from Greven gave the Eagles a 52-33 edge
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Senior Elliot Kahler finishes up his swing. Kahler earned wins in both singles and doubles on Friday.
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Men Suffer First Loss of 2013 Season Emory Sweeps Weekend Opponents
By Ryan Smith Asst. Sports Editor The men’s basketball team swept a pair of University Athletic Association (UAA) games last weekend, defeating the Case Western Reserve University Spartans 10687 on Friday before topping the Carnegie Mellon University Tartans 84-61 on Sunday. The Eagles moved to 17-6 on the season, including a 9-4 mark in UAA play. Friday’s game got off to a rough start for the Eagles as Case Western ran out to an early 7-4 lead. The momentum quickly changed to Emory’s favor, however, as the Eagles countered with a dominating 27-5 run over the next eight minutes.
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The no.1 – ranked men’s tennis team fell victim to its first defeat on Friday. The Eagles hosted AuburnMontgomery University (Ala.) on Friday at the Woodruff P.E. Center (WoodPEC). Auburn-Montgomery is the no.2 ranked team in the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Emory won its first two matches of the season, against Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and Oglethorpe University. The Eagles swept both teams in a double-header last Friday. They faced off against ABAC at 1 p.m. and Oglethorpe at 5 p.m. The Eagles were led to victory
in these matches by seniors Eric Halpern and Elliot Kahler. Halpern was slotted at the number one position where he defeated ABAC’s number one, Kamil Oliver Snaider, 6-7, 7-5, 6-3 and Oglethorpe’s number one Ethan Motz 6-2, 6-0. Kahler is on the number one doubles team, where he teamed up with sophomore Ian Wagner to win both matches. At the number four singles position he beat ABAC’s Parker Woodall 6-2, 6-2 and Oglethorpe’s Ben Hirsch 6-1, 6-2. Auburn-Montgomery came into the match at 2-1. In their most recent match, they defeated Martin Methodist College 9-0. Friday’s match-up, between the
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Published on Feb 19, 2013