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Volume 94, Issue 31
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Emory to Assess Dining Options, Seek Student Feedback in Process By Jordan Friedman Associate Editor
he Black Student Association (BSA) hosted a Black History Month kick-off Saturday featuring performances from The Brotherhood of Afrocentric Men (BAM), Association of Caribbean Educators (ACE) and Ngambika.
College senior Conor Kelly wishes there was a Korean barbecue food venue on campus. College junior David Stess wants a location in Cox Hall that serves pasta, similar to the Rollins Café. And for months, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community have been calling for Chick-fil-A’s removal. For those students who have wished for different dining opportunities at Emory, they may now be in luck. The Division of Campus Life and Emory’s food-service provider Sodexo will begin evaluating retail dining brands and venues on main campus this semester in an effort to satisfy the preferences of the
University community. In collaboration with Food Advisory Committee Emory (FACE), Campus Life and Sodexo will review in 2013 all of the current food choices in the Cox Hall food court, as well as Einstein Bros Bagels in the Goizueta Business School and Miss Jean’s Place at the Emory School of Law. Other food locations around campus will undergo evaluations in the upcoming years. This initiative is part of Emory’s new retail dining vision emphasizing “the ability to adapt and change,” said David Furhman, senior director of Emory’s Food Service Administration, who is spearheading the project with Eric Bymaster, Campus Life’s assistant vice president of finance and operations.
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DINING VISION Plans for 2013 Food Advisory Committee Emory (FACE) will assess food venues in Cox Hall, the law school and the Goizueta Business School.
Meeting This Thursday FACE will hold first meeting this Thursday to discuss the plan with students. SEE INSIDE The editorial board’s reaction to Emory Dining’s vision. See Page 6.
Founder’s HB 29 Sponsor Discusses Legislation, Guns On Campus Day Added To Week Of Events By Vincent Xu Associate Editor
There has been uncertainty regarding how the Georgia Campus Carry Act of 2013, or House Bill (HB) 29, if passed, would impact private colleges and universities like Emory. Filed by State Representative Charles Gregory (R-Kennesaw), HB 29 would repeal current Georgia state prohibitions against carrying firearms onto
postsecondary campuses. A point of confusion surrounding the bill is whether it would actually require colleges and universities like Emory to allow guns. In an interview with the Wheel, Gregory clarified that HB 29 would return private property rights to all postsecondary institutions. According to Gregory, if HB 29 passes, there would be no state prohibition on permit holders to carry guns onto campus, and for
makes college campuses “just like almost all the other property in the state.” HB 29 was formally introduced this past week in the Georgia House of Representatives and has been assigned to the Public Safety and Homeland Security committee. A freshman legislator, Gregory has filed and sponsored a total of five House Bills in the 2013-2014 legislative session, including HB 28, which
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all schools allowing guns would be an issue of school policy and school enforcement. Gregory added that the bill “simply removes schools from a special list of prohibited places,” which
By Wendy Becker Staff Writer Founders Week, an annual commemoration of Emory’s establishment in 1836 and its accomplishments since then, will include the University’s first-ever Founders Day event on Feb. 6. The Student Government Association (SGA), Student Programming Council (SPC) and the Emory Alumni Association will cosponsor Founders Day, which will occur on the date of the first meeting of Emory College’s Board of Trustees in 1837. Goizueta Business School junior Jordan Angel, a member of the Founders Day planning committee, said he and the planning committee worked to make Founders Day interactive for students. Founders Day will include horse-drawn carriage rides to honor the death of John Emory, the Methodist bishop after whom Emory is named, along with an Emory history timeline on the Quadrangle and a photo booth. “I believe that the fun interactive components of the event will help us to accomplish students walking away with a better understanding of Emory’s traditions and history,” Angel said. “I also think building off of the success of last year’s big 175th anniversary celebration will help us in our goal.” This event is part of Founders Week, a celebration consisting of different events, including musical performances as well as lectures and panel discussions from Emory faculty and a Wonderful Wednesday celebration. All events, which will take place from Feb. 3 to Feb. 9, are free and open to the public. Goizueta Business School junior and Founders Day Board member Catie Morette said she hopes Founders Week will encourage students to learn more about Emory’s past. “We hope that through this year’s Founders Week Celebration, students, faculty and staff will take away a greater understanding and appreciation of Emory’s rich and often quirky history,” she said. Angel said he hopes the introduc-
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would repeal prohibitions against carrying firearms in places of worship. The year’s session, which totals 40 legislative days, began on Jan. 14 and will conclude before May. According to Gregory, HB 29 has to be approved by the House by the 30th legislative day, which falls in the first week of March, to have a chance at passing this legislative session.
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Laney to Launch Ph.D. Islamic Studies Program By Elizabeth Bruml Staff Writer The Laney Graduate School will launch a new Islamic Civilizations Studies doctoral program next semester, aiming to provide an interdisciplinary approach to studying Islamic culture and civilization. According to Gordon Newby, the Goodrich C. White professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian studies, the program has been in the works for about a decade. Prior to the establishment of this program, students interested in Islamic culture had to take courses in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion (GDR). “The new program is not specifically tied to Islam as a religion,” Newby said. “Instead, it looks at Islam as a culture and civilization.” In addition, the program will consist of a five-year curriculum, and students will be encouraged to travel abroad and complete field work during the sixth year. Specifically, the program will enable students to explore Islamic civilization by interacting with faculty in departments such as linguistics, history, art history, anthropology and law, among others. Newby said this range of represented departments demonstrates Emory’s broad approach to studying Islamic civilization. He added that the program will take advantage of the resources of the University and possibly the Rollins School of Public Health. After completing the programs, students could potentially conduct research, teach in a related field or work for a non-governmental organization or the government, according to Devin Stewart, associate professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian
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Studies. While other graduate programs in the country offer the opportunity to study Islam, many do not offer one that is as broad and multidisciplinary in nature, Stewart said. “The program extends over time from the beginnings of Islam up to the present, and it is open to all aspects of Islamic culture and civilization,” he said. For example, a student interested in politics within Islam, Islam and public health, Islam and art or philosophy and Islam might be interested in the program, Newby said. Newby also explained that a unique component of the program is that it will include Judeo-Arabic language and history as part of Islamic civilization. Stewart said three faculty members on Emory’s campus specialize in Judeo-Arabic. Currently, there are only strong studies of Judeo-Arabic in England and Israel. The new program will also not separate the Middle East and South Asian into different regions, as is done in other programs in the United States. “It is unique to have people who know both sides,” Stewart said, noting that if the two regions are separated, the Indian Ocean as a category would likely not be studied. The program, meanwhile, will examine trade in the Indian Ocean. Thus far, the program has received about 30 applications and will likely accept two or three students in the fall depending on funding from the graduate school. “We are making use of expertise from a number of different departments, and we are excited to see what transpires,” Stewart said.
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OP-EDS THE FLAWS OF HB 29 AND GUNS ON COLLEGE PAGE 7 CAMPUSES ...
athskellar, Emory’s Improv Comedy Troupe, hosted their first show of the spring season entitled, “Rathskellar Sees Its Shadow” in celebration of Groundhog Day. From games such as “Sound Effects” to “Confessions,” the night was full of laughter, free cookies and hot chocolate.
Group Offers Class, Labor Suggestions By David Shortell Contributing Writer The University Committee on Class and Labor released its findings this month after nearly two years of research and deliberation. Formed as a response to student movements in the spring of 2010 against Sodexo employment practices, the committee presented a report that addressed not only contracted labor on campus, like Sodexo
employees, but the broader state and impact of class within the Emory community. The committee offered a total of 59 recommendations across nine thematic categories. In addition to the specific recommendations, the report reflects the hundreds of hours of conversations held by the committee and provides an analysis of information collected through surveys and focus groups. The committee was comprised of
17 members including faculty, staff and administrators as well as two University students. In the inaugural meeting, the committee was given a chance to start a conversation about Emory’s position as an employer, based in the collection of information about the University’s workforce. The most important conclusions included in the report, according to committee co-chair Gary Hauk, vice
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NEWS ROUNDUP National, Local and Higher Education News • The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 at Super Bowl XLVII Sunday night in New Orleans’ famed Superdome, half of which suffered a 34-minute power outage during the third quarter. The Superdome, reconstructed after its Hurricane Katrina destruction and hosting its first super bowl since 2002, experienced an unspecified system abnormality, causing a blackout that some believe ruined the 49ers’ momentum. The San Francisco team, after trailing 28-6, had just scored two touchdowns. Others blame the lauded halftime performance by Beyoncé for the short circuit. • On Monday, Feb. 4, the Senate sought to extend the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a 1994 law protecting women from domestic abuse, to Native Americans, gays and lesbians. The law expired in 2011, but leaders of the GOP-led House and Democratic Senate were unable to reach a compromise for a replacement last April. With its bipartisan Senate backing, the new and improved VAWA could be approved by the end of this week. Its 1994 version reduced domestic violence in the U.S. by more than 50 percent, according to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
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• Thick, black smoke billowed from a large Atlanta warehouse on Mayson Turner Road Monday morning as firefighters spent over 14 hours attempting to douse the blaze that broke out before 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. A similar fire heavily damaged the building, a storage facility for recyclables like paper and plastics, two years ago. Its roof has remained intact, preventing firefighters from recovering the burning items inside. • An unidentified 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday for allegedly donning scrubs, name badges and a stethoscope and impersonating a physician at several hospitals near his hometown of Adelaide, Australia. He wore false credentials, prescribed medication to patients and even assisted a 12-year-old girl who was injured in a scooter accident. The three reports, the earliest of which dates back to October, earned the young con man the nickname of “Dr. Who” among hospital staff. The South Australia health department plans to increase hospital security measures after this former medical volunteer successfully breached three separate facilities.
— Compiled by Staff Writer Lydia O’Neal
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This Week In Emory History
POLICE RECORD • On Feb. 3 at 1:34 a.m. Emory police responded to a report of a female student under the influence of alcohol in Harris Hall. Officers noted that although the student was coherent they determined she needed to be transported to the hospital. The incident has been turned over to Campus Life. • On Feb. 2 at 2:00 a.m. officers responded to an intoxicated male Emory student in the Longstreet Means residence hall lobby. The student was cited as being loud, disorderly, belligerent and discourteous to both officers and emergency medical services. The individual was arrested for public intoxication and transported to DeKalb County jail.
• Officers received a noise complaint from a male student at the Math and Science Center on Feb. 1 at 9:03 p.m. The individual, located on the second floor, complained about the noise coming from the floor above him. Officers investigated the source of the sound and discovered it was a step team practicing for an event. Officers asked the team to leave the building and advised them that they must request permission to practice in campus facilities. • On Feb. 3 at 1:36 a.m. officers received a report of an individual that was struck by a car on Eagle Row. The student driver said an individual walked in front of his car and he tried to slam on the breaks. The driver was unable to prevent the car from
hitting the pedestrian. The struck individual was transported to Emory hospital and released at 3 a.m. The incident has been turned over to an investigator. • On Feb. 1. Officers responded to a report of a keyed car beside at the Pi Kappa Alpha house located at 22 Eagle Row. According to the student who owned the car, the incident occurred sometime between 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. Both car doors as well as the roof of the car were keyed. The incident has been turned over to an investigator.
— Compiled by Staff Writer Dustin Slade
Feb. 7, 1995 The Student Program for International Exchange, or “SPICE,” opened on Eagle Row to international students seeking alternative residence arrangements. Other theme housing options, including the Asbury House, German House, Spanish House and the Black Student Alliance were also among the new offerings. The creation of theme housing allowed students of similar cultural backgrounds to bond through use of common language, cooking of foods from their home countries or even discussing and debating politics.
EVENTS AT EMORY TUESDAY Event: Nina Isoherranen, MSc, PhD — “The Biochemistry and Clinical Significance of CYP26 Enzymes in Regulating Retinoic Acid Homeostasis” Time: 12 – 1 p.m. Location: 5052 Rollins Research Center Event: EndNote Introduction Time: 4 – 5:15 p.m. Location: Room 314, Robert W. Woodruff Library Level 3 Event: Distinguished Faculty Lecture & Recognition of Faculty Awards Time: 4 p.m. Location: Winship Ballroom
Event: Ramesses II: the Ultimate Pharaoh Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: White Hall, room 102
WEDNESDAY Event: Toastmasters@Emory Club Meeting Time: 8 – 9 a.m. Location: Old Dental Building 1462 Clifton Rd. Room 231 Event: Founder’s Week Celebration Time: 1 – 6 p.m. Location: The Quad and Harland Cinema Event: Paul Simon Discussion Group Time: 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Location: Callaway Memorial Center
Event: The U.S.-China Relationship at a Crossroads Time: 4:15 – 6:15 p.m. Location: White Hall, 208
Event: Educo Paris Interest Meeting Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Location: Candler Library 216
Event: 17th Annual EPIC Inspiration Awards Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: Emory University School of Law, Tull Auditorium
Event: Compassion Meditation Group Time: 5 – 6 p.m. Location: Cannon Chapel Bottom Floor, Room 106
Event: Chamber Music Concert and Gallery Talk Time: 7 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum, Reception Hall
Event: 100 Million Miracles: Vaccine Science in the African Meningitis Belt Time: 6 p.m. Location: Plaza and Auditorium, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building
Event: Out @ Work Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Location: DUC Faculty Dining Room Event: Reality Is! Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Dobbs University Center , Winship Ballroom Event: Petronius’ “Satyrica” in the Twentieth Century / Great Works Seminar Time: 7 p.m. Location: The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry of Emory University Event: Under African Skies (2012) Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: White Hall 205
THURSDAY Event: J. C. Thoroughman Visiting Professorship: Contemporary Workup and Management of Gastric Cancer Time: 7 – 8 a.m. Location: Emory University Hospital Auditorium Event: 2013 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium Time: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Location: Emory University School of Law, Tull Auditorium
Event: Summer Camp & Learning Expo 2013 Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Location: Woodruff Physical Education Center 4th Floor, Auxilary Gym Event: Emory Annual Jazz Fest: Improv Class with Rodney Whitaker and Terreon Gully Time: 10 a.m. Location: Tharp Rehearsal Hall Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Event: 4th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference Time: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Location: Emory Conference Center Event: Mark Risjord: “Structure, Agency and Improvisation” Time: 4 – 5 p.m. Location: Psychology Building Event: AIESEC Emory Info Session Time: 6 – 7 p.m. Location: White Hall 112 Event: Artist Talk — Lesley Ann Price Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Center for Ethics Event: Linguistics Film Festival: “The Grammar of Happiness” Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Location: Modern Languages, Room 201
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Report Calls for Advisory Committee to Implement Changes Continued from Page 1
immediate action. To bring the com- of the report’s more concrete recommittees’ recommendations to real- mendations, increasing the minimum president and deputy to the president, ity, the report calls for an advisory wage for Emory staff and contract are found in a section discussing committee to be formed, tasked with workers. the definition and role of class as a “monitoring and guiding the impleA further discussion of the role of marker of status at Emory. “This is mentation of our recommendations.” contracted workers on campus, the where we really begin to explore the The makeup of the committee will issue that catalyzed the discussion ways that class does exist on campus, have some overlap with the initial on class and labor, is included in the and in some ways it might make com- Committee on Class report but is limited munity and effective work sometimes and Labor, but will by the information more difficult.” be more tailored to “Our sense is that [the] that Emory was able Discussions with students, faculty include members benefits are good as far to gather from conand staff highlighted in the report whose jobs fit the tracted companies as they go, but we were and their employees. show a clear difference in perception process of policy not able to hear from the of class at Emory within the different implementation. While the comgroups. The report also workers themselves ...” mittee was able to Nadine Kaslow, past president sought to address gather statistical of the University Senate, School of more specific eledata from contracted — Gary Hauk, companies, federal Medicine professor, chief psycholo- ments of class and committee co-chair labor laws preventgist at Grady Memorial Hospital and labor within the the second co-chair of the committee University. ed the committee said she was struck by the diversity of Analyses of staff compensation, from directly surveying contracted responses from students. conducted by Emory’s compensa- employees, leaving many questions “Some students seemed very tion department and an outside firm, about these employees’ experiences attuned to differences of class on Towers Watson, compared wages and and job satisfaction unanswered. campus, while there were others who benefits of Emory employees with the According to the report, the fedseemed to feel like class wasn’t really external Atlanta market. The research eral co-employment labor law “proa big issue, and asked, ‘Why are we concluded that on average, Emory hibits a contracting agency such as even focusing on this?’” employees earn slightly less than Emory from treating workers of a While an overall survey of Emory what the same job would pay in the contractor as if those employees were staff found that 53 percent of respon- Atlanta job market while the value Emory’s own.” dents agreed with the doubtful stu- of benefits are relatively high com“We were disappointed that we dents, noting they believed that class pared to the Atlanta market (Emory’s were not able to come to a place did not make a difference at Emory. overall benefit program ranks sec- where we could say, definitely, we Closer discusond among 10 major know what the circumstances of consion with employAtlanta employers). tract labor are on our campus,” said ees in focus group There are a few Hauk. “Our sense is that [the] ben“Some students settings revealed a notable excep- efits are good as far as they go, but consensus among tions — Emory’s we were not able to hear from the seemed very attuned some staff that they life insurance and workers themselves, whether they’re to differences of class felt at times patrondental plans have a satisfied with their benefits.” on campus, while there significantly lower ized by students and The report recommends that members of the fac- were others who seemed value compared to Emory give a high priority to finding ulty, being treated to feel like class wasn’t the plans of com- solutions to the problems created by as “second class parable jobs in the co-employment laws, in addition to really a big issue...” citizens.” external Atlanta creating a more transparent process One staff memmarket. for selecting major contractors. — Nadine Kaslow, ber commented in a While Emory has Among the many recommendacommittee co-chair worked in the past tions to be carried out by the new survey that “faculty view staff as a serto increase wages committee, a centerpiece could be the vice provider rather and benefit plans for inclusion of class as a protected catethan [people who have] the same employees, low pay still remained an gory in the University’s nondiscrimimission.” issue for some. nation policy, according to Hauk. To address the discordant attitudes Antonio Harris, a food service The addition would add class to towards class on campus, the com- attendant at the Emory Hospital, wel- a list of factors including race and mittee recommended creating “cross- comed a reevaluation of employee religion that the University promises university seminars and programs to compensation and related, “recent to defend in their diversity. engage with questions about labor.” benefit increases really only evened The idea is not farfetched con“If students were encouraged to out the low wages.” sidering past precedent — sexual learn more about the impact of class The committee aimed to address orientation was added as a protected historically and currently, that would employee dissatisfaction with com- category in 1993 following a similar be a great enhancement to our com- pensation by recommending contin- committee report after harassment on munity life,” said Hauk. ued research of comparable market campus. —Contact David Shortell Many of the recommendations compensation, considering increases at firstname.lastname@example.org offered by the report do not consist of in certain benefit areas and in one
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Students, LGBT Community Weigh in on Campus Dining Assessment Continued from Page 1 “Both Emory and Sodexo recognize the need to constantly evaluate dining brands and venues to be sure those offerings are meeting the needs of the campus community,” Furhman wrote in an email to the Wheel, adding that it is too soon to know exactly when specific changes will take effect. Dean of Campus Life Ajay Nair wrote in an email to the Wheel that the timing of the process’ launch is ideal following what he described as “the culmination of healthy discussion” regarding Chick-fil-A’s presence on Emory’s campus last semester. “Through [dialogue over Chickfil-A], we also learned that a revisioning of dining at Emory could foster a separate, positive community change, while addressing students’ concerns around their dining experiences,” Nair wrote. The chain restaurant will undergo the same review process as the other venues on campus.
The Process of Evaluation FACE will conduct the first steps in the process, which entails gathering information on the Emory community’s food preferences through surveys and open meetings. “It’s a blank slate that we’re starting with, and we’re evaluating all places equally,” College sophomore
and FACE Co-Chair Michael Sacks said. “They’re all on an equal playing field as of right now.” In addition to survey data, FACE will assess existing and future retail venues, as well as brands based on menu variety and flavor profiles, menu quality, brand commitment to sustainability, brand ethos and consistency with Campus Life core values and business and financial considerations. In Nielsen customer preference surveys, Emory students have identified global cuisine and flavors, health-conscious offerings and competitive market pricing as key attributes they desire in retail dining brands on campus, according to Gregory Yost, Sodexo’s public relations manager. Venues that could help Emory reach its sustainability goals are also a priority in the initiative. “In an ideal world, we’ll have a good balance between expensive and inexpensive foods, healthy and indulgent foods, and fast and maybe slower foods,” Sacks said. “We want Cox to please everyone. It is our goal to make the student body happy.” Nair specified that the progression of re-visioning Emory Dining began last spring and has continued since Furhman joined the Division of Campus Life in January. “A visionary dining program — one that is both ambitious and innovative — is always reengineering itself in order to reflect the changing
Committee Member Hopes Day Creates Tradition Continued from Page 1 tion of Founders Day will help make Founders Week more attractive for the student body. During the first semester, he said, SGA, SPC and the Student Alumni Board “were all independently trying to build tradition and excitement on campus.” “Through open conversations and creative brainstorming sessions, we came up with the concept of Founders Day,” Angel said. “We thought building off of the established Founders Week was a perfect way to create a sustainable, new tradition.” Both Angel and Morette said planning the event has been a great opportunity for collaboration, further
noting that they anticipate Emory students will enjoy what’s in store. “I hope that everyone comes out in Emory gear and enjoys learning more about the university we all love,” Angel said. Founders Week has been celebrated annually since the 1800s. According to the Emory website, the week serves as a “stepping stone between the annual academic celebrations of Opening Convocation and Commencement” and aims to “celebrate the role of the University in promoting inquiry and intellectual life.”
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tastes and attitudes of its customers: ibility in terms of offering foods our students and community mem- during times when there are fewer bers,” Nair wrote in an email to the students on campus, like the summer. Wheel. “During those times, it’s all or Potential new venues are “really nothing, and we’ve been choosing open to just about anything,” Sacks nothing,” Sacks said. “It’s not a very said, so long as they fit the criteria. good use of that space.” Sacks said new options could include As for evaluating Cox Hall, local chains in Porcello said it’s Atlanta or Sodexo’s a highly visited, own brands, like central location “A visionary dining Mein Bowl and for students, faculDooley’s Burgers in ty and staff alike. program ... is always Cox Hall. reengineering itself Chick-fil-A Yost said Sodexo in order to reflect the Raises sometimes proQuestions vides its own changing tastes and brands because of attitudes of its customers.” Chick-fil-A in its diverse customer the Cox Hall food base. — Ajay Nair, court has been the Sodexo choosdean of campus life subject of debate es restaurants for and discussion campuses based on campus since on feedback from Dan Cathy, the customers. The company, Yost explained, president and CEO of the company, hopes to rebalance offerings to meet publicly revealed during the sumstudent needs “for timely, fresh, fast mer his opposition to gay marriage and convenient choices, and to align and company donations to anti-gay with Emory University’s long-term organizations. Members of the Lesbian, Gay, plans.” B-School sophomore and FACE Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) co-chair Katherine Porcello speci- community formed a committee fied that Miss Jean’s Place at the law calling for Chick-fil-A’s removal last school — which offers sandwiches semester and held a protest to voice and wraps — is undergoing review, their concerns in October. In a Dec. 17 statement, Nair in part, because it “isn’t really living clarified that though Chick-fil-A has up to what people want.” And Einstein’s at the B-School, become a symbol of exclusion for Sacks said, doesn’t allow much flex- some members of the Emory com-
munity, “any decision by Sodexo to renew or not renew the contract with Chick-fil-A, or any other vendor, must be part of a dining vision to advance the purposes for which Emory has contracted with Sodexo.” The statement notes that Emory will not ask Sodexo to “exclude or retain Chick-fil-A on the basis of Dan Cathy’s public positions.” College junior and Emory Pride President Dohyun Ahn, though, said he feels confident Chick-fil-A won’t appear on the list of food venues because the chain doesn’t meet Emory’s values. “[Nair’s letter] restates our values and what we believe in, and how certain vendors really just don’t fit,” Ahn said. Nair’s statement acknowledges that Cathy’s public positions don’t reflect Emory’s goals of access, inclusion and equity, though Nair further notes that the University also supports Cathy’s freedom of expression. Still, Nair wrote in his statement that some differences in opinion are truly irreconcilable, and the University must acknowledge opposing views. The stance of the LGBT committee, though, remains the same. “Chick-fil-A has made their hostility toward gay people clear,” said Andy Ratto, a fourth-year student in the Laney Graduate School and a member of the committee. “It will be a victory for the Emory community … when they are removed from
campus.” Yost specified that Sodexo has not removed any Chick-fil-A locations at college campuses since the end of the last academic year.
What Students Want On the Wheel’s Facebook page, students offered insight into what they’d like to see in Cox Hall. College senior Sunny Porterfield said she wants to see Salsa Rico removed “and replaced with a different Mexican place or something.” College sophomore Jorvon Carter, meanwhile, would like to see Chickfil-A replaced with a Burger King or IHOP. And College junior Kerry McGlinchey hopes for a salad bar with more options — specifically “leafy green vegetables and various types of proteins” — as well as a wider variety of pre-packaged salads. Porcello and Sacks agreed that though the changes might take a while to be implemented, they will benefit the Emory community in the long run. “We want these changes to be for the long haul,” Porcello said. “This will be very planned out to please as many people as possible.” FACE will hold an open meeting about the first phase of the dining evaluations Thursday at 6 p.m. in Cox Hall.
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Law Professor Says Policy Arguments Should Not Involve Rights Continued from Page 1 “It’s in committee and hopefully I’ll get a hearing,” Gregory said. In a statement released on his website, Gregory says he has been working on HB 26-29 “on-and-off for months”, having campaigned on a “pro-liberty, pro-2nd Amendment platform.” Given the mass-shootings in the past year, Gregory acknowledged during the interview the controversial nature of the bill. “Especially with all the media attention surrounding guns this year, it will clearly be an uphill battle,” Gregory said. “But [HB 29] is something with a lot of support, and there are people all across Georgia that understand how important our fundamental, natural, God-given right to self-defense is, and that you don’t check your civil rights at the door when you walk onto the college campus.” Presently, Gregory is unsure what is going to happen to the bill and is focusing his efforts on moving it forward. Similar legislation was filed last year in the 2011-2012 Regular Session. House Bill 981, which did not pass, contained stronger and more expansive language authorizing licensed holders to carry concealed weapons in places including school zones and places of worship.
Campus Carry and Rights For Gregory, HB 29 is a bill about private property rights. In this case,
the decision to allow or forbid guns includes Constitutional Law, said in should fall under the jurisdiction of an interview with the Wheel, that in the school. debates on gun policy, Constitutional In addition, according to Gregory, interpretations tend to be overstated when the government prohibits a in order to support a preferred public license holder from carrying a weap- policy position. on onto campus, this interferes with In the case of campus carry, says an individual’s right Shanor, discussion to self-defense, what of whether camhe terms a “natural carry should “ I firmly believe that, pus right.” The statebe legalized ought just as our Founding ment on Gregory’s to be faced on its website mentions own merits, as the Fathers did, there are the legislator’s pasSupreme Court has some things you have sion about the 2nd ruled there can be Amendment, and intrinsically that you are regulation of handhow research on given ... As an adult on guns in schools and “this issue” and a college campus, you government buildworld history, civiliings, among other zations and law have still maintain those civil places. rights.” led him to conclude “Deal directly that American citiwith the public zens are best served — Charles Gregory, policy argument,” by not interfering state representative Shanor said. “Is it a with the individual’s good thing, or is it right to self-defense. a bad thing to allow “I firmly believe that, just as our concealed handguns in school? The Founding Fathers did, there are some Second Amendment doesn’t make things you have intrinsically that you the decision come out one way or are given,” Gregory said. “These the other.” rights, they supersede government The question of whether allowing law and the right to self-defense is campus carry is a good or bad idea is unalienable ... As an adult on a col- another controversial debate. lege campus, you still maintain those Opponents of the bill maintain civil rights.” there is no place in a school for fireGregory adds that in all cases arms and that an increase guns makes private property rights apply, and a a college campus a more dangerous property owner who does not want place. Others say an armed presence guns on campus can set their policy will help towards preventing future accordingly. massacres and might even reduce Emory Professor of Law Charles crime in general. A. Shanor, whose area of expertise Gregory points out that recent
mass shootings have been in gun free zones. “Crazy people ... what they’re looking for is a body bag count,” Gregory said. “They will go straight to a school or a church or somewhere they know nobody is going to be able to defend themselves.” Allowing campus carry will have a deterrent effect, Gregory argues, as criminals will think twice knowing that an older student might have a gun. Assistant Professor of Law Alexander Volokh, an expert on Law and Economics, wrote in an email to the Wheel that the “More Guns, Less Crime” theory was popularized by John Lott, who claimed that allowing law-abiding citizens to carry guns decreases crime by deterring criminals. “Lott’s a good econometrician,” Volokh wrote, “but like many important results, his thesis is still quite controversial; other good econometricians have argued that Lott’s results is much reduced or disappears when the assumptions behind his model are changed.” When asked if campus carry could potentially make campuses more dangerous, Gregory opposed that assertion. “A gun is an object,” Gregory said. “It’s a paperweight until you pick it up and intentionally use it to harm somebody, or you can save somebody’s life. Other than that it’s just a paperweight.” —Contact Vincent Xu at email@example.com
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Renewal Needed In Dining Options
Jenna Mittman is a member of the Class of 2013. Her cartoons have become a staple of the Wheel over the years.
Student Feedback Will Help Reevaluation Campus Life and Sodexo are looking to review dining options in collaboration with the Food Advisory Committee at Emory (FACE), a student-run group intent on improving food on campus. Specifically, Cox, Miss Jean’s Place in the Law School and Einstein’s Bros. Bagels in the Goizueta Business School will be reviewed. Amid these reevaluations, there runs the possibility that Chick-fil-A will be removed from campus. We at the Wheel hope that the reevaluation of dining options leads to a more healthy and sustainable alternative in Cox. We like the variety and improvements that have occurred in the DUC and hope to see that same spirit throughout Emory’s dining scene. Comparatively, the DUC is healthier because of its various vegetables and vegan options, while Cox focuses more on fast-food items. It is possible that the DUC has been the focus of improvements since freshmen have to eat there. Upperclassmen, on the other hand, often rely on Dooley Dollars and choose to eat elsewhere. Regardless, we applaud the University and Sodexo for re-evaluating on-campus dining. Each year brings hundreds of new students to campus, and it is important to adapt to those changing tastes appropriately. FACE is having an open meeting this coming Thursday to discuss the logistics of the process and to engage the public in a dialogue where students can offer their views on current dining plans. In order to decide what changes FACE should pursue, they are asking students to complete feedback surveys. According to those behind the movement, almost anything can be added or removed based off of the commentary made by students. We encourage all students to participate in the survey because these are relevant decisions to any student who eats on campus. We also strongly encourage students to attend the FACE meeting. The event will be the best outlet for students to voice their concerns about the current food options, given that top Sodexo employees and managers will be in attendance. In closing, we commend FACE for their proactive steps to create a more community-based dining environment. It is important that student feedback serves as the key decision-maker, as dining options should cater to students’ changing tastes.
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Editorial Roundup College editorials from across the country The Chicago Maroon University of Chicago Friday, Jan. 31, 2013 In its staff editorial, titled “Job Applications” the editorial board of The Chicago Maroon urges their University to combine theory and practice in the sequence of education students must go through. A January 29 Maroon article (“New Courses Guide Future Educators”) covered the introduction of the College’s first course sequence geared toward students interested in education. The sequence is the result of a burgeoning partnership between the Urban Education Institute (UEI), Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP), and the relatively new UChicago Careers in Education Professions (UCIEP). The new program is an expansion of a course offered last spring, “Schools, Communities, & Urban School Reform,” which met with huge enthusiasm and student approval. UChicago should strive to create more course offerings that merge academia with concrete and beneficial application of subject material. “Schools, Communities, & Urban School Reform” was taught last spring by Kavita Kapadia Matsko (A.M. ’03, Ph.D. ’07), director of teacher preparation at UTEP, and Sara Stoelinga (A.B. ’95, A.M. ’01, Ph.D. ’04), senior director at UEI. The course “emphasizes historical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives [to] explore questions about the purpose and history of public schools, the influences on the character of their structure and organization (especially in urban contexts), and how these institutions might be improved.” This last bit is the novel aspect of the course, and one worth replicating: this is a class rooted not just in study, but in suggestion. It is pedagogically oriented, but also fundamentally structured to serve as a corrective forum on the current ails of education. In fact, weeks 9 and 10 of the course exclusively focus on “Exploring Solutions,” where students give presentations on specific topics in educational reform. Matsko and Stoelinga, in conjunction with Nahida Teliani (A.M. ’12), director of UCIEP, have taken this template, expanded it into a full sequence, and even anticipated the inevitable problem of rising student demand.
Though priority is currently given to UCIEP students, they are planning to expand the sequence even further, by utilizing a teamtaught approach. Avoiding careerist course offerings has long been a trademark of the UChicago curriculum, and for good reason. The philosophy of education here emphasizes theory over practice—how to think, not just how to get a job. This approach has by no means lost its appeal, and remains a significant part of this University’s success. And, admittedly, there is no shortage of interdisciplinary and careerist opportunities on campus. Career Advancement (CA)’s UChicago Careers In… programs offer mentors, events, speakers, and advice for those interested in certain career tracks. However, what UCIEP, UTEP, and UEI have introduced goes further by integrating methods of application directly into a rigorous UChicago course curriculum. Their education sequence is not separated into a theory section and a real-world one; they have crafted courses that deal with theory and application as interrelated and inseparable aspects in the practice of education. And they are right to do so. The approach is somewhat similar in nature to our excellent Human Rights program, which provides classes like Susan Gzesh’s “The Practice of Human Rights,” a class wherein students engage with the process of human rights advocacy and analyze it through the lenses of the humanities, history, and law. These are the kinds of courses, and programs, we would like to see in other areas. Imagine, for example, UChicago Careers in Journalism (UCIJ) and the Committee on Creative Writing offering a three-quarter sequence on journalism’s history and theoretical underpinnings, but also giving students opportunities to actively hone their writing and reporting skills. Or picture UChicago Careers in Public and Social Service (UCIPSS) (which already offers a promising course titled “Working for Justice in Contemporary Urban Space”) partnering with the political science department and the Institute of Politics to offer sequences that utilize our leading poli-sci faculty and explore how on-the-ground politics work.
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Students Need to Start Thinking for Themselves Although I am not a certified tour guide, I often take the pleasure of pointing visitors their way around campus. Recently, I had the chance to talk to a middle-aged couple scouting the campus for their son. Our discussion fell on inclusivity, and we talked about the enormous diversity at Emory, of which I am quite proud. I myself hail from Kazakhstan; though I was born here in Atlanta, I was raised in Central Asia from the age of three. Having related this to the couple, they asked me, “Do you feel accepted?” That question hit me, as the saying goes, like a ton of bricks. Accepted, I thought, turning the word over in my mind. “Yes and no,” was my reply. They raised their eyebrows, prodding for more. I explained to them the Emory dilemma. Emory is inclusive; it is accepting, and it is supportive. Gay, racial minority, disabled – you will find a acceptance and love at Emory. Plurality here, as it is at most colleges, is rampant. Let me explain my choice of words. You see, there is tolerance, and then there is tolerance to the point of intolerance. I saw this with the Chick-fil-A controversy. People will tolerate anything, it seems, but intolerance. This, theoretically, should be a good thing: but I so often see it misused, abused, and misunderstood, that I begin to wonder. At Emory, I feel persecuted. Not because I am an extreme liberal, have crazy ideas about reform, or
want to plunge the world into anarchy; on the contrary, I feel at Emory those people are often the most accepted, likely because they are the most accepting. I, however, am a conservative. I have, apparently, very antiquated, impractical, and small-minded ideas about the way things should be done. I don’t shove them down anybody’s throat; they are my personal convictions; convictions that have been held in this country for centuries. I don’t like to tell people about them, because the response is usually negative: how dare you say someone else could be wrong?! As if everybody is right, even though two people have conflicting ideas. As if I’m backward for believing that’s even a possibility. Every day, it seems liberalism is being shoved down my throat, while the liberals themselves claim that everybody’s ideas are valid – except mine, apparently, because, if acknowledged, they might invalidate others’. I won’t even mention them in this article, because of the firestorm it would cause and the animosity I would face from others – people friendly to equally extreme ideas if they are more inclusive. This, to me, is flagrant hypocrisy. Several months ago, I wrote an article defending Chick-fil-A and Dan Cathy’s right to disagree with same-sex marriage. I researched extensively on the subject and
found that a lot of his purported crimes had been blown significantly out of proportion, and allowed to overshadow the generous donations he makes to charities annually, that utterly dwarfs any contributions to alleged gay hate groups. Naturally, I vented my frustrations in an article. I thought it was very reasonable and well-laid-out, but from the maelstrom of hateful, bitter, and vindictive comments it received, I began to wonder if I hadn’t penned my first gay-hate piece. Throughout my first semester at Emory I was accused of misogyny, homophobia, plain ignorance, and stupidity. I try not to be any of those things, and fail to see where I differ in relation to my peers. While I respect and admire liberals who have deep convictions of their beliefs and actively seek change, I feel like too many at Emory — and college in general — prefer taking the easy road — accepting liberalism because it offends no one, validates everyone, and requires for its beliefs not support but a lack of support for other beliefs. I want to challenge Emory students to think for themselves, weigh options and arguments, and come to their own conclusions. Sometimes it is worth offending some to stand for one’s convictions.
Jonathan Warkentine is a College freshman from Almaty, Kazakhstan.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
A Correction Regarding the Changes in Graduation Requirements To the Editor: I write to correct information included in the op-ed piece from Tyler Stern in the February 1 edition of the Wheel. Mr. Stern’s piece had a subheading saying “Changes in graduation requirements act as a ploy to increase revenue,” and he stated in his piece “With this new requirement [that students complete 32 courses], the majority of the students would now lose the opportunity to graduate early.” Both of these assertions are incorrect; they are based on a misunderstanding of the current requirements and the effect of the 32-course rule. Currently, many of our academic requirements are stated in credit hours rather than courses, because we could assume that most academic courses were 4 credit hours. We effectively require 32 courses right now. If academic courses are 4 credit hours, the 128 academic credit hours required for graduation are earned by completing 32 courses. As a response to request to our accrediting agency and the Department of Education, we are changing our credit-hour system so that courses will range from 3 to 5 credit hours. With this change, we have had to revise some academic rules so that they are stated
in courses rather than credit hours or in both courses and credit hours. The requirement that students complete 124 credit hours and 32 courses for graduation was meant to maintain the status quo. Mr. Stern also assumes that the 32 course rule includes only courses taken at Emory. There are four ways students can earn course credits: by transferring courses from other universities, by receiving credit for AP or IB courses, by taking courses on approved study abroad programs and by enrolling in courses on the Emory campus. This, too, is identical to current policy and does not represent a change. These other alternatives will help students graduate early in the same way that they do now. At present, the average student in Emory College graduates with 142 academic credit hours, which translates into 35.5 courses under the 4-credit system. Taking the fall 2012 course enrollments and substituting the proposed credit hours, I found that students would receive on average 3.6 credit hours per course. Over four years, this hours-per-class average for 35.5 courses translates into 127.8 credit hours. As this demonstrates, many students will be able to
complete 124 academic credit hours with the same schedules that they now take. Some students will have to take more courses. Students who choose only 3-credit-hour courses or accrue the minimum number of required credit hours will have to complete more courses. Ensuring that Emory graduates are more routinely completing challenging curricula will enhance the value of an Emory degree. To graduate in eight semesters with the new credit hour and course requirements, students will complete 15-16 credit hours per semester and at least 4 courses per semester. Most students will take 4 or 5 courses per semester, depending on the balance of 3-, 4- and 5-credit-hour courses they select. That is a reasonable course load; it is both very similar to the current requirements and to the requirements of our peer universities. I note that these changes are based on new policies required by the Department of Education, and were not initiated by the College. I appreciate the opportunity to correct the record and Mr. Stern’s understanding of the new policies. Joanne Brzinski Senior Associate Dean
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Georgia’s H.B. 29: An Unnecessary Overreaction Alcohol and Drug Use On College Campuses Potentially Exacerbate Gun Violence Commentary on Georgia’s HB 29 has thus far ignored a crucial problem. Not only would the bill be ineffective in protecting students, but it would also constrain private institutions, like Emory, from protecting their campuses as they see fit. The resolution to allow concealed weapons on campuses would apply to “any public or private technical school, vocational school, college, university, or institution of postsecondary education.” Nowhere in the language of the bill does it read that schools, private or public, would have the ability to opt out of the legislation. According to the National Council on State Legislatures, there are five states that force schools to allow concealed weapons on campus. However, these states give universities the ability to curtail guns on campus. For example, Wisconsin allows schools to post signs on buildings where guns are forbidden — Mississippi requires students wanting to carry a gun to attend classes pertaining to gun use and pass an exam.
Use of firearms on college campuses problematizes drug and alcohol consumption. The Georgia bill would not allow universities these freedoms — if it were to pass, it would be the most extreme provision for “Campus Carry” in the United States and would infringe on Emory’s “liberty.” Emory’s administration has taken a firm position against Campus Carry. Although he did not sign a petition circulated by the presidents of Oglethorpe University and Agnes Scott College against the legislation, President James Wagner wrote in an email to the Wheel last week that “in the safety and security of our campus,” Emory will “continue
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to advocate for the preservation of campuses as school safety zones on which carrying of firearms is prohibited by Georgia law.” Who is the government to tell a private institution what it can and cannot do, especially regarding campus safety that is already effective? From a practical perspective, while some violent crime on Emory’s campus remains unreported, the level of violent crime is low, with only 38 incidences reported over the last
three years. Over that span, there have been no murders and only three robberies. Furthermore, research conducted on the gun control issue has remained inconclusive. The Lott and Mustard 1997 study cited in a previous op-ed in the Wheel, which argued that concealed weapons laws decrease violent crime rates, has since been refuted. The most prominent study undermining this claim, published in 1998 by Daniel Black and Daniel Nagin in The Journal of Legal
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Studies (the very journal that published Lott and Mustard’s findings), used Lott and Mustard’s precise data to argue that Lott and Mustard manipulated data in their study a year prior. Regardless, would private gun ownership cut back on these few violent crimes? Maybe. Would they prevent another Sandy Hook Massacre from occurring with a well-aimed shot? Maybe. But concealed firearms on Emory’s cam-
pus would have serious consequences far more severe than the limited crime they would prevent. There were 851 accidental gun deaths in 2011, the most recent year for which this data has been aggregated. An unlocked gun in a public place can lead to unintentional bloodshed, especially among a population that is not required to receive training before buying guns. Most importantly, colleges are places where students are experimenting with alcohol and drugs. While Georgia has passed a law forbidding the sale of firearms to alcoholics, it does allow individuals to carry concealed weapons in establishments that serve alcohol and does not prevent intoxicated people from handling guns. Alcohol, by its nature, impedes judgment and decision-making processes. Thus, the combination of alcohol and firearms at Emory would increase the likelihood of gun accidents and perhaps predicate additional violence in public places. What’s to stop a drunk person from falsely perceiving a threat in a crowded setting (i.e. a fraternity party) and opening fire? Additionally, without the ability to decide where concealed weapons are legal on campus, the Residence Hall Association may mandate sophomore advisors and residence advisors undergo firearms training and carry weapons to protect their floors. Implementing this program would be costly considering the low level of crime, but necessary with the introduction of firearms on campus, even if gun purchases remain limited to those over 21 years of age. Emory’s circumstances regarding violent crime do not warrant arming the student population and a government infringement upon its autonomy. Such a step would be a gross overreaction and would incur far more costs than benefits.
Ben Leiner is a College junior from Baltimore, Ma.
Bringing the Left And Right Together Immigration Reform Must Be Bipartisan
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EMILIA TRULUCK After hearing the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act arise in conversation many times as an example of social progress, I feel the need to clarify exactly what the act is and why I believe it is incredibly overrated. Coined the “Equal Pay for Equal Work” act, the purpose of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is to extend the period of time in which a person can file a discrimination suit if she has experienced pay discrimination. Interestingly, the law would not have been absolutely necessary if the Supreme Court in 2007 had not decided to change the way that pay discrimination cases would be handled. According to the case Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Year, in 2007, victims of paycheck discrimination could only file a claim for pay discrimination within 180 days of the original pay-setting decision. Prior to this, victims could sue within 180 days of the last paycheck. So, with the 2007 ruling, if an employee was denied a raise due to gender, she would have had to bring a claim against the employer within 180 days of the raise decision. The change from the date of the last paycheck to the date of the last pay-setting decision meant that women would have much less time to discover if they were being paid discriminately, and would likely remain unaware of their exploitation until it was too late. The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act simply returns the law to the way it was before the ridiculous 2007 Supreme Court ruling, allowing a person to sue within 180 days after the last discriminatory paycheck she received. Now, what we need, what feminists have been fighting for since the second wave, is equal pay for equal work. Yes, I’m happy
we now have a longer time to sue against discriminatory pay, but this still doesn’t help the women who don’t know they’re being paid unfairly, who have found out they have been paid unfairly for 20 years but can only get backpay for two, and for women who don’t have the resources to file a lawsuit against their employer. Basically, the 2009 Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, lauded as being oh-so-progressive, just returned us the rights we had prior to the 2007 Supreme Court ruling. So, as you can tell, I’m not quite ready to hoist another laurel on Obama for his stance on gender equity. My opinion could change, however, if during this term the administration and Congress can work together to get the Paycheck Fairness Act passed.
“The Paycheck Fairness Act would close the loopholes ...” The Paycheck Fairness Act would close the loopholes that have arisen over time in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (I have to wonder, how many of those second wave feminists thought we’d still be fighting this same battle in 2013?). Why is this important? Well, besides the fact that I think we aim to be a country of some kind of equality, ensuring fair pay and giving victims the resources to combat unequal pay would stimulate the economy. When 60% of women are breadwinners or co-breadwinners in their homes, equal pay for equal work is absolutely necessary for economic stability on a national level. The Paycheck Fairness Act,
which narrowly failed in the Senate in 2009 and 2012, would give victims of discrimination more tools to combat discriminatory pay (e.g. make discriminatory pay easier to discover, rather than forcing women, people of color, and other minority groups to go around asking their more privileged colleagues about their salaries). According to an ACLU fact sheet, the act would “require employers to demonstrate that wage differentials between men and women holding the same position and doing the same work stem from factors other than sex,” “prohibit retaliation against workers who inquire about their employers’ wage practices or disclose their own wages,” and “strengthen penalties for equal pay violations.” To give an example of why these are necessary, Lily Ledbetter herself didn’t find out she was a victim of discriminatory pay until she received an anonymous letter, as Goodyear prohibited employees from discussing salaries. According to a recent article by Noliwe M. Rooks in TIME magazine, 2009 statistics suggest that women still earn about 7% less than their male counterparts in the exact same occupations. Numbers are even worse for African American women and Latinas. Though men lost many jobs during the recession, they have gained disproportionately more in the economic recovery. Considering that so many women are breadwinners, these two facts are absolutely unacceptable. Until fair pay is guaranteed for every qualified worker, the U.S. will not reach true economic prosperity. Passing the Paycheck Fairness Act is an imperative step to take on American’s road to economic recovery.
Emilia Truluck is a College freshman from Savannah, Ga.
Rarely in our time do good politics and good policies intersect—what is good for the country is often bad for one of the parties and this is how most good ideas in Washington die. With talks of new immigration reform legislation, however, Congress has an opportunity to work on a bipartisan basis for the benefit of both Republicans and Democrats, and more importantly, the people they represent. This past November, Republicans got a shellacking as 70% of Hispanic and Asian voters favored President Obama. Naturally, Republicans went into a tailspin trying to assess what exactly went wrong the answer to this problem isn’t hard to find. The party platform has been undeniably hostile toward immigrants and no amount of tokenism like nominating Marco Rubio or any other minority for high office is going to sway this bloc of voters toward the Republican tent. This strategy undermines the intelligence of the voters who are being courted and such an attempt to appeal to immigrant voters could very well backfire. If the Republican Party champions immigration reform, it could be the first step in a rebranding that they desperately need and claim to want. This would require not only a consensus of Republicans in Congress, especially in the House, to vote for a bill, but also to co-sponsor and be instrumental in crafting it. So far, this has been the case. For Democrats, achieving substantive immigration reform would be a necessary step in proving to the country as a whole that they can deliver on the agenda they have been elected to enact. After failing to pass immigration reform in the 110th Congress and again during Obama’s first term, this is a credibility test for the Democratic Party. It is difficult to say what exactly what the end result would look like, but reform will rely primarily upon changes in border security, employer enforcement, and providing a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants. There will be many who are hesitant to grant a perceived amnesty to illegal immigrants already in the country, but Obama has already proven himself tough on the issue, as his administration has deported a record number of illegal immigrants each year he has been in office. In 2012 alone, there were over 400,000 deportations—55% of which were convicted criminals.
Reaching a deal will undoubtedly require compromise and much debate, but it would not be naïve to think that comprehensive reform will be reached even in a divided Congress. This reform is geared toward allowing those who want to contribute to society by joining the military, getting an education or opening a business to do so and an overwhelming majority of polls show that Americans support such reform. Perhaps the biggest misconception about immigration in the U.S. is that it is a Hispanic issue. Simply put, this is far from the truth, especially as Asian immigrants now outnumber Hispanic immigrants. Far from being an issue about Hispanic or Asian voters, this is something that affects all Americans. Sensible immigration policy has been a large part of the reason America’s success as it has produced the world’s largest economy and welcomed the world’s best entrepreneurs generation after generation. We have a history with welcoming people to our country and allowing them to innovate and start businesses and this is as true now as ever. In an age of globalization and international competition as well high unemployment and deficits, fixing the broken immigration system is more important now than ever. For some time, Washington has played a zero-sum game with itself, in which for one side to win, the other would have to lose. It has been seen repeatedly with the debt-ceiling fiasco in the summer of 2011 and again the fiscal cliff nonsense during the new year. But there is an opportunity for a win-winwin solution between Republicans, Democrats and the best interest of the country that cannot be wasted. This is an opportunity to change the dysfunction in Washington that Americans so desperately want and to implement forwardlooking legislation that the country undoubtedly needs. Congress does have a habit of making the sensible become absurd and diverting its attention from important issues toward the trivial. This is the best opportunity for Congress to act based upon broad consensus and toward the betterment of the country’s interests so far during the Obama presidency if not longer— let’s hope they don’t screw it up.
Immigration Reform has the potential to unite Democrats and Republicans in Congress.
Ross Fogg is a College junior from Fayetteville, Ga.
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of sublime colors. As the music softened, I found myself slowly drifting away when an unexpected chord suddenly burst from the piano and brought me back to consciousness. A recurring dotted motive was played throughout the movement, but Bronfman knew how to treat the notes perfectly in each different con-
At the risk of losing credibility as someone who attempts to write about music in a somewhat-professional way, it’s probably worth prefacing everything I am about to say with a confession: I love Frank Ocean. This love has often led me to cross the line into what I would call a certain kind of Belieber-esque fandom. For proof, go ahead and Google “Lane Billings Frank Ocean.” Then ex-out of that window, and don’t read any of it. Really, guys, don’t. What I think makes Frank Ocean so powerful is the way he tells stories — whether they belong to him, to his family or to the people living in his head. The humanistic bent of his song writing has been apparent from his first mixtape, Nostalgia Ultra. From “Swim Good,” a meditation on suicide that sounds like water itself, to “Novacane,” the most moving song about dental supplies you’ll likely ever hear, Ocean’s narrative voice begs his listeners not just to hear him, but to trust him. “Thinkin Bout You” draws the listener in with a description of Ocean’s bedroom. All of Ocean’s strongest moments are his most intimate. Much like Marvin Gaye, the soul singer whose socially conscious oeuvre Ocean draws on the most, the allure of Ocean’s voice is in its understated warmth — its invitation to listen and to care. It was Ocean’s ability to tell stories that finally caught the world’s attention this summer, when a TextEdit file posted on his Tumblr recalled his first love (incidentally, a man). The media buzz surrounding the letter — which, some speculated, was released to get people talking
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Yefim Bronfman, renown and Grammy award-winning pianist, performed last Saturday night in the Emerson Concert Hall in the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts as part of the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series. Bronfman wowed the audience with his impeccable skill and emotional quality.
Bronfman Bedazzles with Brahms, Piano By Hao Feng Contributing Writer Internationally acclaimed and Grammy award winning pianist Yefim Bronfman took center stage in Emerson Concert Hall of the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts last Saturday night, as part of this season’s Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series.
Celebrating its ten year anniversary, the Schwartz center was vibrant with avid concert-goers that night, which included Marvin and Donna Schwartz. After an introduction from President Wagner, the crowd settled down and grew eager as the lights dimmed. Yefim Bronfman walked onto stage with poise and a sense of confidence. He began the night with
“Arabeske in C major, op. 18” by Robert Schumann. The piece had a light and airy feeling, and was played with meticulous and distinct attention to detail. The piece began to swell and grow, but soon returned to its previous sense of weightlessness, causing audience members throughout the hall to close their eyes and sway with the music. The piece ended with a
graceful arpeggio towards the lower register of the piano and the entire audience sat with bated breath as the last noted faded away. The next piece, Brahms’ “Third Piano Sonata in F Minor, op. 5,” began with a majestic string of leaping octaves and fiery chords. Later, the theme could be heard throughout the movement transposed from key to key, creating a variety
High Museum Blends Visuals with Audio By Tina Grajewski Contributing Writer Many Emory students are prone to staying on campus and inside the “Emory Bubble,” but those interested in a different kind of experience should know that the High Museum is worth an adventure out. The museum features a permanent modern art exhibit, among others. Current exhibitions include “The Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial and a Katharine Grosse” exhibit. Untitled by Anish Kapoor immediately grabs the visitor’s attention at the entrance to the Contemporary and Modern Art exhibit with a giant, stainless steel disk that incorporates an acoustic component into the experience. Standing up on its side and full of indentations, the piece brings to mind a giant serving bowl or spider eye. The concave dish features a unique acoustic effect and reverberates noise back about 15 feet because of its concavity. In addition, the indentations show a multitude of perspectives available at every moment by using the design of fractals to create reflections for each image. Nadine Robinson’s “Coronation Theme: Organon” is another favorite as it also blends acoustics with visuals. The piece features a wall of speakers shaped to the façade of the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King was pastor. The piece mixes the eye-catching design of 28 audio speakers with the modest singing of the choir that constantly softly sings to demonstrate the humbleness, innovation, and perseverance of Dr. King. One onlooker commented that the “softly playing gospel music creates a modern ode to MLK in both its inno-
vative design and also the underlying connotation that the Church will always be singing even after the death of one of its most beloved pastors.” Another prime example of the interplay between modern art and history is Untitled by Katharina Gross. Through this 3-D structure that challenges the classic confines of the canvas, Katharina Gross believes that “space is a multi-dimensional phenomenon that changes all the time.” Gross allows her art to fill more space than just a simple canvas and believes that any point in space can become art. The piece also pays homage to street art, which has a huge history in Germany’s art culture. When the Berlin Wall was up, as an act of rebellion against the communist government of East Berlin, many artists took to the Berlin wall and painted to express themselves. To this day Germany pays homage to these artists in the “East Side Gallery” on display in Berlin, which features some of the most famous modern works by Germans. The use of acrylic spray paint pays homage to this part of Germany history and highlights the importance of street art within their culture and the inability to confine art simply to the canvas. In a piece that doesn’t incorporate audio, “Night” by Jeff Wall begins as a painting so dark that the figures and shapes are almost indistinguishable. As the viewer’s eyes adjust to the lighting, the painting displays a homeless camp in a dried out river bed of concrete. As the eyes adjust more, the viewer sees the reflection of the scene in the
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‘Fight Club’ Explores New Hollywood Style By Kyle Silverstein Contributing Writer The primary reason audiences return to the movie theater hasn’t changed in almost 120 years since Edison first started showing his kinetoscope to the world. Fans wait on crowded lines, buy merchandise and even start professional careers all because watching a film can have one of the most singular impacts on the human psyche possible. Eyes become focused, ears turn into finely tuned machines, thoughts are turned off and an energy of anticipation fills the theater like a thick fog compelling audiences to turn themselves over completely to the images and sounds that will soon let them escape into a world far far away from home; that is,
if the movie’s good. As David Bordwell argues in his essay “Intensified Continuity,” visual style in contemporary film, the main principles of filmmaking used to captivate movie goers, has not changed significantly from the start of the structured studio system in the 1930s to today’s reign of the arthouse independent and “blockbuster.” This is not to say that the art of filmmaking has not evolved. In fact, the styles of each new generation of directors adds something new to the vast array of techniques used to make excellent movies. The “new Hollywood” style is one such example. Bordwell argues that this approach is composed of four “tactics” in terms of camera use and editing that work together to create a
film that belongs to a unique category: bipolar extremes of lens length, closer framings in dialogue scenes, more rapid editing and the use of a free-ranging camera. David Fincher’s Fight Club (1999) is a film that owes its success completely to the “new Hollywood” style. Without the techniques mentioned above, Fight Club’s ability to ensnare audiences the way it has for over a decade could not be possible. While it would be sheer blaspheme to try and sum up Fight Club in fifty words, it would be even worse for someone who has never seen the film to read this article without at least a bit of a plot summary. Our narrator (we never learn his name) is slowly but surely crumbling with his poor excuse for a life, until
he meets Tyler Durden. They decide to start a (insert movie title here). As the club grows larger and larger Tyler decides to add activities other than fighting such as vandalism, terrorism, ect. Our narrator is not to keen on all of this new activity and when he confronts Tyler he discovers something about himself that he never new existed. While this article is not focused on the plot of Fight Club it would be impossible to critically analyze its style without mentioning a few spoiler alerts, so if anyone reading this article has never seen this film, go see it before you finish reading. Fincher’s use of long shots, medium shots, close-ups and extreme close-ups throughout the duration of
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Bronfman performed last Saturday night in the Emerson Concert Hall.
Skilled Pianist Thrills Audience in Emerson Concert Continued from Page 9 text. His impeccable ability to create drastic contrasts in his dynamics was breathtaking. The first movement ended with a sequence of colorful chords and his hands slowly drifted back down after a splendid arm toss. The next movement, Andante espressivo – Andante molto, was beautifully delicate, especially coming from such a hefty guy. Despite the soft volume of the music, he projected the notes he wanted the audience to hear very clearly, and the beautiful melody accompanied by its rich Brahmsian harmonies filled the hall. Despite the profound echoes of the hall, Bronfman always managed to project the melody but subdue the rest of the sounds just enough to produce the desired effect. Again the movement ended with a lovely arpeggio, but this time towards the upper register of the keyboard. An energetic slur of banging chords erupted to begin the third movement. The energy was inherent within the notes themselves. As the scherzo grew soft, many audience members began nodding off, but were tauntingly re-aroused numerous times by the playful nature of the piece. The fourth movement, an intermezzo, began with little pause after the previous movement. The recurring ominous syncopation in the left hand helped to keep the audience in suspense. The piece came to a close with a peaceful B-flat major chord in the lower register. With a slight push off the keyboard, he sat back upright, preparing for the finale. As the finale began, I noticed Bronfman’s deliberate tendency to violently nod his head with each powerful note or chord, causing his cheeks to bounce viciously across his face. The piece finally came to a close with a series of glorious arpeggiated chords, settling resoundingly on the tonic. His clarity and evenness of the softest passages throughout the whole piece was most impressive. Bronfman, with his experienced years, projected a deep sense of emotional and musical maturity in conjunction with the technical flurries, in contrast to the showy technical displays by many artists of the younger generation. Bronfman has his own unique style, and knows how to achieve the sound he wants to create. After the intermission, Bronfman returned to the stage to play “Sisar,” a new work by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Although he was focused intensely on looking at the music, the musical interpretation and individuality was still evident. There was not a common theme to follow, as in the previous romantic pieces, but the piece consisted of lovely flowing notes, powerful accents and chords and grand contrasts. I noticed that his wrists and fingers were always very relaxed, and the only part of the
body that seemed to be working very hard was his head, which he continued to nod violently on accents. The piece left me with an elegant floating sensation. His next piece, Prokofiev’s “Eighth Sonata” began with soft but firmly played phrases. His fingers sunk deep into the keys to help project his tone, creating an elegant fluidity to his phrasings and powerful harmonies, which all served to help unite the abstract nature of the piece. He focused on creating the sound he wanted, creating stark contrasts in color. The evenness and clarity of the lighter passages, played in conjunction with a grumbly bass, were incredibly well controlled. The whole piece was very Russian, played with a definitive Prokofiev sound. Powerful yet elegant, Bronfman played with impeccable control, and no matter how soft the music became, we could still hear every note project throughout the hall. D u r i n g the Andante Sognando, all I wanted to do was close my eyes and enjoy the music. The dissonance of the harmonies was the most beautiful aspect, in addition to his sensitive touch. Again, the evenness and clarity throughout the night was absolutely mental. A grandiose display of technical fireworks, the “Vivace” finale seemed so simple beneath Bronfman’s fingers. His runs were exquisitely smooth, almost like glissandos, where not every note was prominently articulated. The purpose of the runs was to create more of an effect in the context of the piece, and boy did he do those effects justice. As the piece neared the end, I watched as flames blazed while he thunderously struck each chord, but still beautifully brought out the melody amongst the myriad of notes. The crowd was on its feet before the piano had stopped shaking from the power of his last blow. He returned for two encores, the first of which he stated: “I would like to play something easy,” eliciting a few chuckles from the crowd. He played Chopin’s etude “op. 10 no. 8,” also known as “Sunshine,” hardly something easy, but a cute and cheerful piece, bringing the crowd to its feet once again. The second encore, another Chopin etude, “op. 10 no. 12,” nicknamed the “Revolutionary” etude, was played with exceptional contrasting dynamics and colors all across the spectrum. I had the chance to meet him backstage after the concert, and despite his gruff appearance, he was quite charming and even gracious enough to sign my music and have a picture taken. To have had the privilege to witness an artist of his caliber perform at our school was truly a blessing, and is a kind of experience that will continue to inspire for generations.
As the pieces neared the end, I watched as flames blazed while he thunderously struck each chord.
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about his impending major-label debut, then just one week away — culminated in Ocean’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” TV appearance: a palpably tense performance of the most explicitly “gay” song on Channel Orange, “Bad Religion.” (“I could never make him love me,” one line said). The ensuing Channel Orange built on Nostalgia Ultra’s lyrical trump card: Ocean’s ability to do what playwright Arthur Miller once called “seeing it human.” In his personal and voyeuristic accounts of addiction, isolation and sexuality gone wrong, Ocean immersed his listeners in uncomfortable, foreign worlds — all while testing the boundaries of traditional song structures and sonic textures associated with R&B. Today, Channel Orange is widely regarded among music critics as the best album of 2012, and is predicted to win many of the Grammy categories for which it is nominated. But what comes next? If you’ve been watching Ocean closely since Channel Orange, you’re probably a bit nervous. First, there were the unceremoniously cancelled tour dates with Coldplay in Europe. Then, there was the Lollapalooza performance cut short by vocal issues. On the music end of things, there was “Blue Whale,” a shapeless, hookless rap that seems to crumble under its own lack of purpose. There was “Wise Man,” an under-
cooked, understated thing Quentin Tarantino opted not to place on Django Unchained. There was the GQ interview, where Ocean waxed poetic about how he’d produced the best album of his generation, and rambled on about never making an album again — in favor of writing a novel, which, okay, I would read. There have been tabloid moments, too: a misdemeanor DUI charge on New Year’s Day, and a brawl over a parking space with none other than Chris Brown. I’m not here to pass judgment on a couple of little mistakes; after all, Ocean is 25, and no one expects him to keep on cranking out Channel Orange-esque masterpieces — at least not immediately. But the past months of questionable behavior cast a shadow of doubt on what will define Ocean’s legacy. They also bring up pressing questions about what it means to trust artists we love. Does art like Ocean’s — that is, art that is confessional and highly personal — lose some value when we distrust the artist? How will Ocean’s own song writing change now that he’s fully immersed into the limelight? The emotional impact of his music hinges on his listeners’ ability to trust his voice, and, even more, to believe that the stories he tells us are told in good faith. Ocean’s music privileges us to see the world through his eyes — for all of our sakes, I hope he can keep on seeing it human.
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New Exhibits Prove Engaging for Emory Students Continued from Page 9 water remaining in the gully. The painting slowly brightens and reveals itself the longer the viewer takes to adjust to the picture. It makes the statement that you must always observe the world around you or else you might miss things simply by glazing over the details. The life of a homeless person in an urban setting can quickly be ignored
by the darkness usually surround the situation, but after adjusting to the light it is almost inescapable. Those interested in seeing these pieces should know that the High Museum offers a student discount and is open every day but Monday. Students should look forward to college night where admission is only $5 on February 23rd.
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Film Requires Audience’s Full Attention Continued from Page 9 Fight Club vary tremendously. The constant interchanging of these shots throughout the film intensifies the plot creating peaks of intense action and troughs of mellow dialogue. In this film it is clear Fincher is motivated to use the close-up and extreme close-up shot in order to put the characters right into the audiences’ faces. The closer the shot is on Tyler Durden the easier it is to discern the deranged look in his eye. These shots are interchanged with the long shot, which is used in the film frequently. During the first full fight between the narrator and Tyler the audience is far removed from the action creating a distance between the violence and the viewer. As the movie progresses and the fights become more intense Fincher interchanges medium shots with close-ups, showing the point of view of a spectator of the fight simultaneously with the fighter himself. This “bi-polar” use of the camera creates more action, making the scene chaotic, like an actual fight. The use of the extreme long shot comes into play when Tyler gives the members their first homework assignment: start a fight. The long shot creates space around each character essentially making everything farther away, which enhances the idea that these guys are the farthest thing from someone would call normal. When the Narrator talks to the audience, like when he explains Tyler’s jobs, he steps towards the camera causing a focus effect blurring Tyler in the background and enhancing the Narrator’s own features creating an interesting dynamic between the two characters. A similar dynamic occurs frequently throughout Fight Club as the two characters’ interactions with each other become increasingly tenser until the Narrator eventually turns on Tyler (i.e. himself). These scenes are intelligently composed of close-up and extreme close-up shots, which intensify the strain on the relationship with the Narrator and himself. Closer framings of character dialogue occur in almost every scene involving two characters in Fight Club. Bordwell mentions that in the studio years “a filmmaker would rely on the actor’s whole body” but now “actors are principally faces... mouths, brows, and eyes become the principal sources of information and emotion, and actors must scale their performances across various degrees of intimate framing.” The Narrator’s dialogue with Marla and Tyler are all close framed, medium shots. This means they are all primarily face acting. With all the close-ups Fincher uses in this film it only makes sense that he would center his frame tightly around the characters letting their faces show distress instead of their bodies. Almost all over-the-shoulder are close framed and show very little of the actor besides the face. Closing the frame keeps scenes intense, allowing the camera to convey the character’s emotions, which registers with an audience more than a medium
shot could. Closer framings of dialogue scenes keeps the anticipation high, which keeps the attention of the audience. Bordwell mentions that average shot length (ASL) continues to decrease from the end of the 1960s to today where a film is likely to have an ASL of three to six seconds. The use of fast editing in Fight Club enhances what Bordwell calls “a keen momentby-moment anticipation.” It is obvious in any movie that the action scenes are cut much faster than other scenes in the film to provide tempo and suspense, however, Fight Club is continuously cut at a fast pace even in simple dialogue scenes. As the movie progresses and the action intensifies there are faster and faster cuts, but Fincher has also decided to cut fast when there is not any action. Every dialogue scene between Tyler and the Narrator involves fast cuts, whether it is Tyler inflicting the lye burn on the Narrator, or their actual fight towards the end of the film. Fincher has contrasted this by deciding to make the Narrator’s scenes without Tyler slower, causing the audience to infer that without Tyler the Narrator is complacent. At certain points in the film Fincher has also decided to use a slow motion effect. When the Narrator destroys the blonde charecter in their fight, instead of showing the brutality of the fight by speeding it up, Fincher decides to slow it down while still cutting the scene at a fast rate, thus making it appear more gruesome than it already is. The fight scenes, as should be expected, are cut particularly fast, but what is interesting is the way Fincher edits each progressive fight, making them faster and faster as the movie advances towards its conclusion. When the Narrator finally finds out that he is indeed Tyler Durden, the cuts reach new speeds, combining flashbacks with the dialogue he is having with Tyler who is sitting across from him. The “moment-by-moment anticipation” is accelerated and it fully immerses the audience in the action. The use of the free-ranging camera has become another major factor in the “new Hollywood” style. Bordwell mentions in his article that “Today, everyone presumes that a long take, even a long shot, is unlikely to be a static one.” Fincher decides to use this method in two particularly interesting takes. During the longest scene of the film the camera moves with Tyler as he delivers his speech to the members of the club. At first the camera appears to be “watching” Tyler as if it is another member of the club. As soon as Tyler starts to pace the camera travels with him still appearing to be a first person view of the scene. When Tyler turns his back, however, the camera follows him as he walks away from the group and turns to face the members, the shot ends in a close up of his face. This scene demonstrates that long takes can no longer simply be point and shoot scenes. Today’s audiences have become increasingly uninterested with static scenes and directors must combat this disinterest for their films to be successful.
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Brad Pitt (left) and Edward Norton (right) play alter-egos in the gripping film “Fight Club.” The second scene involves the Narrator being confronted by both Tyler and Marla in two separate parts of the kitchen, each coming in at different intervals, as one of them is not really there. The camera starts on the Narrator and Marla talking, and as they finish, it switches from left to right to show Tyler entering the scene saying a fast line. The camera switches back to Marla and so on for around two minutes of dialogue. This use of the free-ranging camera keeps the audience involved with their eyes as they hear the characters speaking. It is also worth mentioning Fincher’s one use of the skycam. A shot from above of the members of the club piling into the basement was a fresh way for Fincher to add a new cut into the scene. It is clear that Fincher had the “new Hollywood” style in mind when
he made Fight Club. The cinematography and editing used in this film deal with an action movie that is not necessarily full of action. There is way more depth to Fight Club than just a flurry of punches and Fincher’s choice of camera movement and editing techniques make scenes with no action appear more intense than some of the actual fight scenes themselves. That being said it is important to understand that even with the execution of the “newHollywood” style Fight Club is still a film that requires one’s full attention. Its plot alone makes audiences want to stop and contemplate, but with the addition of the fast cuts and intense moving camera, it is a film audiences will have to watch again and again, which in the end is the sign of a great movie.
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Junior forward Jake Davis continued his success in UAA play with 22 points against NYU on Sunday.
Men Split Weekend UAA Games on the Road Continued from Page 1 edge. Two free throws from Moore early in the second half helped the Eagles to a two-point edge, but the Judges answered once again, claiming a 43-37 lead — their largest of the game — on a three-pointer with 13 minutes remaining. The back-and-forth affair continued when Greven sank a layup at the 9:49 mark, finishing off a 6-0 Eagles run and giving them a one-point lead. It was the last time they were ahead in the game. The Judges responded with a 7-0 run of their own en route to holding to an imposing 70-63 advantage with just a minute to go. The Eagles weren’t finished. Layups by Moore and junior forward Jake Davis cut the deficit to three, but Brandeis iced the game with a pair of free throws in the closing seconds to create the final five-point margin of victory. The loss snapped Emory’s fivegame winning streak. The Judges both outshot (48 percent to 39 percent) and outrebounded (39 to 30) the Eagles and gained sole control of second place in the UAA. Moore led the Eagles with 19 points. Davis, Greven and Friedberg all scored in double digits as well, with 15, 11 and 10 points, respectively. Moore also posted team highs in rebounds and assists. The Eagles had another close game on their hands on Sunday at NYU, trailing the Violets 16-12 before a Greven three-pointer cut into the deficit. The Violets reclaimed a one-point advantage with two minutes left in the half before two three-pointers from sophomore forward Alex Foster made the halftime margin 31-26 in
the Eagles’ favor. Davis led the first-half charge with 12 points and an impressive trio of three-pointers. He scored 10 of the Eagles’ first 12 points. Although the Eagles missed their first nine shots of the game, they closed the half shooting a hot 12 for 19. Another back-and-forth contest ensued. A free throw from Friedberg with just over 10 minutes left in the second half extended Emory’s lead to six points. NYU cut the deficit to one point with five minutes to go, but a layup from Davis and a Greven three gave the Eagles a cushion that they would not surrender. Greven and Davis led the scoring effort for the Eagles with 24 and 22 points, respectively. Foster rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points. Sophomore guard Michael Florin contributed a team-high 11 assists, while Friedberg led the team with seven rebounds. It was a legendary night from beyond the arc for the Eagles, who hit 15 of 29 three-pointers for a 51.7 percentage, good for the third-best in school history. The Violets dominated the glass, out-rebounding Emory 41-27, but they couldn’t keep up with the Eagles’ heat from deep. Six different Eagles finished with at least one made three-pointer. With the win, Emory is now locked in a three-way tie for second place in the UAA with Brandeis and Washington University. The Eagles will try to take sole possession of second place in the conference when they visit Washington University in St. Louis on Friday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. — Contact Ryan Smith at email@example.com
Squads Place Second in Tight, D-I Field of Fourteen By Alexander Del Re Staff Writer After a short of week of rest, the men’s and women’s track and field teams jumped right back into action this week. The majority of the team ran at the Crossplex Invitational — hosted by Emory — in Birmingham, Ala. on Monday, Jan. 28. The Eagles also sent a group consisting mostly of distance and mid distance runners to the Hilton Garden Invitational at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. Emory athletes recorded the squad’s best marks of the season in nine different events during the meet on Monday. “I think we were in a real positive mindset,” Head Coach John Curtin said. “It is a very fast track and a very exciting venue. We don’t really ever see another facility quite like that.” Playing host on an indoor track for the first time in recent history, Emory women scored 90 points to finish behind only Shorter College, while the men notched 95 points to fall shy of Alabama-Huntsville’s 97. “Both teams did a really good job overall at the Crossplex meet because there were only two Division III schools there and the rest were all Division II and even some Division I,” Curtin said. “We finished second both the men’s and women’s meet overall. This was really a tremendous accomplishment.” Freshman Maxwell Hoberman finished fifth in the long jump with a flight of 6.28 meters, over 20 feet. Hoberman also came back to finish ninth in the 200 meter with a time of 23.11 seconds, fifth among United Athletic Association (UAA) competitors this year. “Max Hoberman is a freshman for us,” Curtin said. “The kid is really tough...He is a really stand out kid right now.” Freshman Adam Rabushka added a time of 8.96 seconds in the 60 meter hurdles, the fastest this year among Eagles and third among all
University Athletic Association (UAA) competitors. Notable performance also came from sophomores Tyler Cooke and Kevin Delaney, freshmen Taylor Jarl and Young Jin Kim, and senior Stephen Ellwood, who all managed season best times for Emory men. One of the highlights of the invitational was sophomore Stephanie Crane’s performance. In the 800 meter, Crane ran a 2:15.49, the second fastest time in Emory history. Senior Theresa Ford added a pair of top Emory marks is season by claiming fifth place in the long jump with a distance of 5.33 meters and second in the high jump soaring to a height of 1.63 meters. Facing Division II competition, senior Kaele Leonard improved her season best time in the 400 meter to 57.83 seconds, netting her a fifth place finish and fourth fastest time in Emory in history. At the second of three meets this summer at the JDL Fast Track, the Emory distance runners had several strong outings on both sides as they faced many of their top Division III competitors. Crane recorded the second fastest time by a UAA competitor this season in the mile run. Crane finished seventh with a time of 5:07.89. This marks the fourth best time in Emory history as well as the 17thbest by a Division III runner this season. “I think everyone was excited to have the opportunity to race this weekend,” sophomore Hannah Moriarty said. “UAAs is approaching quickly, so it is especially important to perform at every meet.” Other notable performances came from sophomore Marissa Gogniat, junior Emily Caesar and Moriarty. Gogniat recorded her career best mile time of 5:17.71 receiving 26th place, and Moriarty ran a career-best time of 10:56.35 in the 3,000 meter run. “This was my first 3k college race so I was excited to see how it felt
compared to the 5k,” Moriarty said. “It was the shortest race I have run in a while and I was anxious about the speed that the front group would take it out in.” Junior Craig Melissas, Emory’s lone men’s runner on Friday night, finished 23rd in the 5000 meter run event with a time of 16:11.87. Junior Edward Mulder recorded an Emory season-best in the mile run, finishing ninth in the event with a time of 4:21.96. Mulder’s time is the fourth fastest by a UAA competitor this season. Additional noteworthy performances occurred in the men’s 800 meter run. Junior Eric Weiner led all the Eagles with a 33rd place finish marking a time of 2:02.78. Coming right behind him were junior William Matheson 34th finishing with a time of 2:02.12, sophomore Alexander Kim 35th with a time of 2:02.27, and freshman Andrew Hemingway 43rd with a time of 2:04.34. The Eagles ran at faster speeds this weekend than previous meets. The higher speeds at this meet will help the Eagles prepare for the shorter distances at future meets and improve. “Racing the mile this weekend was great because it gave me the chance to adjust to some faster running, which I hope will help me next weekend at Clemson when I race the 3k,” Mulder said. With the UAA championships coming up in just a few short weeks, the Eagles are training harder than ever. “These meets are crucial,” Curtin said. “We have got to be ready to perform now to get ourselves ready for the championships. The focus for our season is the UAA championships.” The Eagles will return to competition next weekend, competing at Clemson University on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9. — Contact Alexander Del Re at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Continued from the back page and make the outcome of the game much closer. They were able to close the gap to eight points after an 8-0 run, but a couple of free throws and a couple of baskets led to another 8-0 run for the team and allowed the Eagles to regain their dominant lead. Lilly led the team in scoring with 14 points, while also registering seven rebounds and four assists. She also managed to set a new school record by recording a three point field goal at least once in 25 straight games. Senior forward Misha Jackson racked up her seventh double-double of the season and the 16th of her career, scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. The women’s basketball team will play its next game on Friday, Feb. 8, when the team takes on the No.11ranked Washington University in St. Louis. — Contact Brian Chavkin at email@example.com
aware he still has “legitimate fuel in the tank.” Perhaps Dimitroff is just feeding a little something to the fans, giving a rallying cry, some misdirection, to distract the fans from the team’s second half collapse against the Niners two weeks ago. Nonetheless, the Falcons GM is bringing Gonzalez’s retirement back into the public realm, and by publicly making a judgment on Gonzalez’s retirement decision, Dimitroff is disrespecting Gonzalez, who one may presume is used to the Biz and its maneuverings by now. Fine, chatter about these things during the season as everything unfolds. But the Falcons season has ended. The franchise has made its position clear, both publicly and privately. So what credentials, as a team executive, does Dimitroff have to judge that it “doesn’t seem like the time” for Gonzalez to “move on”? Obviously, the franchise does not want the tight end position to be an offseason headache and is basing its views primarily on Gonzalez’s performance ability. Yet at this point, Gonzalez owes nobody nothin’. Leave the lobbying to the fans and talking heads.
It’s a tremendous decision, and a team employee’s unqualified judgment only adds uncomfortable noise for the player, who has made it clear he is heavily leaning towards retiring. Perhaps, after 16 years in the league, after all those snaps where he received physical punishment fending off a tubby pass-rusher or venturing over the middle to haul in a pass, he has decided it’s been enough, that his body, while it can still perform at a high level, would be best served to no longer endure the gridiron that is the sport of football. Maybe, and now we are entering into unsubstantiated speculation for sure, Tony, increasingly conscious of the condition of his body, has been monitoring the mounting evidence that an NFL career is appallingly destructive for its athletes, evidence that potentially portends doom for the NFL. Maybe he has concluded he should get out just around now, i.e. ASAP, regardless of current playing ability. Of course, let’s not forget that professional athletes, the ones with kids anyway, also desire more family time. I certainly don’t know what No. 88 is thinking. Regardless, let the man mull it over in peace. — Contact Vincent Xu at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jalen Rose is the f--king man. We all already know that. He was the man back when he played basketball, and now that he is an announcer he continues to kill it. He always comes across as completely unfiltered on the air, and his analysis is top notch. On Saturday, the college students of Indiana University found out that Rose’s epic-ness is not limited to the basketball court. Rose was in Bloomington for College GameDay to watch the Hoosiers beat up on the No.1-ranked Michigan Wolverines. After the game is when Rose really got going. After the game festivities, Rose stumbled his way into a college house party. And — thank God for the Internet — there were redditors at this party. So now we know all about it, and the only person more unfiltered than Jalen Rose is drunk Jalen Rose. Here are some quotes from Jalen Rose, courtesy of our friends over at Reddit, specifically ‘Lost Letterman’ for compiling these: • “He seemed fairly confident that MJ was hungover in Game 5 of the ‘97 Finals and didn’t actually have the flu” • On Reggie Miller’s house burning down in 1997: “He is SURE [ex-wife] Marita Miller burned down Reggie’s house” • “Joked how he couldn’t smoke weed because ‘man I work for Disney!! You don’t think they drug test us?’” • “He kept asking how the hell you work a bong and after getting chirped for it, he goes ‘PLEASE. black people only use pipes if they’re smoking crack’” • “He claimed he could hit 17 of 20 3s RIGHT THEN AND THERE, everyone howled and said no way, he just laughed and kept yelling ‘f--k ya’ll f--k ya’ll’” • “5am rolls around and he gets asked what time his flight is to leave for New Orleans – ‘oh I dunno…. about 2 and a half hours’” • On Jamaal Tinsley: “The dude drank vodka more often than water… AND I let him live with me! For a MONTH!” You’re welcome. 2. Titus Young Another athlete who is very familiar with doing unintelligent things is former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young, Sr. (a.k.a. Titus Young, a.k.a. That Other Guy Next to Calvin Johnson), who made headlines this past season for intentionally lining up in the wrong position when he was dissatisfied with the amount he was seeing the ball. Young was not surprisingly released yesterday by the Lions in, presumably, literally the first possible second he could be released. Sports Illustrated described Young as “disgruntled.” ESPN described him as “troubled.” Your On Fire correspondent describes him as “dumb.” Despite Young’s probable lack of intelligence, we at the Wheel would like to commend him on his negotiation skills. Titus has brought a level of mediation that has been unseen in the NFL since the NFL lockout. When Randy Moss didn’t see the ball enough, he complained to the media and declared himself the greatest receiver of all time. When Keyshawn Johnson didn’t see the ball enough, he refused to play. But when Titus Young didn’t see the ball enough, he hatched a clever plan to take down the Lions franchise from the inside. Well played, Titus. Now that Young’s plan has succeeded on all accounts — the Lions went 4-12 and lost all of their final eight games, and he is forever freed from the franchise — your On Fire correspondent hopes he is devoting his time to more enjoyable activities, such as looking at the footballs that he was so long denied. The final part of On Fire has been blacked out by the Illuminati.
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Tuesday, February , Sports Editors: Nathaniel Ludewig (email@example.com) and Elizabeth Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SWIMMING & DIVING
Featured Athlete — Misha Jackson The women’s basketball team swept a weekend, road series against NYU and Brandeis and is now 18-2 on the season and 8-1 in UAA play. Jackson is a major reason for this success. She was a double-digit scorer in both games, scoring 11 points against Brandeis and 12 against NYU.
Men’s Tennis This weekend the men’s tennis team will return to action on the heels of a historic season in which the Eagles went 25-0 on their way to being crowned Division III National Champions. Emory will play host to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at 1 p.m. on Friday at the WoodPEC and then Oglethorpe at 6 p.m. on the same day. The team will look to fill the shoes of departed team leader Dillon Pottish, who recently graduated.
Track and Field The men’s and women’s track and field teams each finished in second place this weekend in the Emory-hosted Crossplex Invitational.
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The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took on Division I Georgia Tech University in a dual meet. The Eagles’ squads produced a combined 12 registered NCAAqualifying marks and six first-place finishes, but both teams fell short. The women’s team lost 167-130, while the men fell by a score of 197-77 against the Yellow Jackets.
Squads Tune-Up Against Georgia Tech
Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez Question Vincent Xu We’re still talking football and, as a bonus, it’s about the Falcons. All throughout the season Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has been daydreaming about that sunset. In a nutshell, Gonzalez is one of, if not the, best pass-catching tight ends in NFL history. We’ll also assume his blocking down in the trenches is real good too. Since the start of the season, Gonzalez has gone on record saying he is at least 95 percent certain he will retire. According to teammate Michael Palmer, the retirementcertainty line moved up another two percent following Gonzalez’s first playoff triumph against the Seahawks three weeks back. That playoff win notched Gonzalez the all-important “playoff cred” that his resume was missing. Oh he hasn’t won a Super bowl you say? Well, my hunch is Tony Gonzalez and his well-organized mind has already (correctly) concluded that winning a Superbowl requires immense luck, both in terms of the quality of the team you play on, and the random breaks intrinsic to football games that each winning team benefits from. (See Pete Carroll “icing” Atlanta’s kicker.) So I don’t think the lack of a ring bothers Tony Gonzalez, footballer extraordinaire. Yet, in comes news before the Superbowl that Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff wants Gonzalez back, fresh off a superb 36-year old season. After marveling at Gonzalez’s year, Dimitroff tells ESPN.com, “It just doesn’t seem like it’s time for him to move on.” Dimitroff then confirmed that he had informed Gonzalez of his wish. He adds “it’s not going to be an easy decision for him one way or another because he knows that he still has fuel in the tank and it’s very legitimate fuel in the tank.” Jeez, let the man mull it over in peace. Gonzalez is most definitely
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By Nicola Braginsky Staff Writer The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had a combined 12 players register NCAA qualifying marks and six first-place finishes on Saturday afternoon but fell short against Division I Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the final dual meet of the season. “Swimming against Georgia Tech is always a great opportunity for our team to get up and race,” senior swimmer Justin Beegle said. “They are a good Division 1 program, but by no means one that we can’t compete with.” The men lost 197-77, and the women walked out with a short 167130 decision. “We have been working very hard both in the pool and in the weight room, and to be giving the Tech swimmers a run for their money was a testament to that work,” Beegle said.
On the women’s side, junior swimmer Kylie McKenzie recorded two first-place finishes and impressed everyone with a provisional qualifying time of 2:23.98 in the 200-yard breaststroke, placing her far above her competitors. “We are now officially in the full swing of championship season as we begin to prepare for UAAs and the MW invitational in a few weeks,” McKenzie said. “It will be great to see all of our hard work start to pay off as we look to defend our 15th consecutive UAA Conference title and our fourth consecutive NCAA title. This time of year is always exciting as we really rally around each other to swim fast and to perform well as a team.” Freshman back stroker and IM swimmer Ellie Thompson had a firstplace finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:05.08. Senior swimmer Mia Michalak kept up the heat with a first-place time of 2:08.33 in the 200-yard individual medley.
“The focus now is to build on the work we have been doing all season and get ready for UAAs and NCAAs,” Michalak said. “Since it was mine and my fellow seniors’ last dual meet ever, I was hoping to get the team to win. Regardless, everyone raced hard and put up really solid unrested times.” Contributing to ‘B’ cut times on Saturday were senior fly and free stroke swimmer Leslie Hackler coming in third in the 200-yard butterfly (2:07.11), and a relay team consisting of sophomore Nancy Larson, junior Jen Pak and seniors Anna Dobben and Renee Rosenkranz, in the 400yard freestyle relay (3:30.79, second place). “We were very strong towards the end of the meet and were able to keep the energy up and race until the very end,” Larson said. “That being said, we could have attacked the front half of the meet a little better. It took a few races to hit our stride.” Junior divers Sarah Greene and
Annabel Enquist finished the day off with third and fourth place finishes in the one-meter dive, respectively. Both surpassed the NCAA qualification scores. On the men’s side, senior co-captain Miller Douglas finished in second place in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:51.58. Sophomore Hayden Baker contributed a pair of ‘B’ cut performances in the butterfly events. He finished in third place in both the 100-yard butterfly (50.36 seconds) and the 200yard butterfly (1:52.74). “I’m really proud to have swum with these guys this season,” Baker said. “We have worked hard to get to where we are, and I can’t wait to see what we do in Chicago and Houston.” Senior breast and IM swimmer Peter O’Brien set a precedent for the team with a first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (1:53.69). Beegle finished third with a provisional qualifying time of 2:06.46 in the 200-yard breaststroke.
“One of the many great things about our team is that we’re typically very aggressive dual meet swimmers, even when facing teams known to be faster than us, such as Georgia Tech,” O’Brien said. Freshman Matt Wu proved O’Brien’s theory as he set the fastest record time in the 1,000-yard freestyle event by an Eagle in this season. He finished third with a time of 9:59.32. “We are all really excited to cash in on all of the hard work we have put in,” Wu said. “The captains as well as the coaches have been great leaders to the underclassmen.” The next big step for the Eagles will be the championship season, which will begin with the UAA Championships in Chicago taking place Feb. 13 through the 16. There, both the Emory men and women will work towards their 15th consecutive conference titles. — Contact Nicola Braginsky at email@example.com
Eagles Continue to Roll in UAA Play By Brian Chavkin Staff Writer The Emory women’s basketball team was able to have a very successful weekend, winning back-toback away games against Brandeis University and New York University (NYU). Led by Head Coach Christy Thomaskutty, the team was able to finish the weekend with two wins and extends its win streak to seven. The team is now 18-2 and 8-1 in University Athletic Association (UAA) conference and is the No. 16 ranked team in the Country as they sit atop the UAA standings. “We had a good weekend.” Thomaskutty said. “I thought overall our girls for the most part were prepared for anything that came their way and performed extremely well. Their were times when we let both teams get back into the game a little bit, and times throughout both games where we might have lost are focus, and we need to improve in that area, learning how to play a complete game. Overall though, I think the team played very well.” The Eagles were able to win the first game, which was played Friday evening at Brandeis, by a score of 66-52. Emory’s success was buoyed by a hot start, as the team jumped out to a 31-18 lead at halftime behind eight first half points from junior guard Hannah Lilly, six first half points from senior Danielle Landry
and a combined 39 percent shooting in the half. The Eagles continued their dominance in the second half starting the half on a 17-9 run and leading by as much as 25 in the frame. Junior guard Savannah Morgan, who started the game slow shooting one of six from the field and accounting for only two points, rebounded in the second half shooting five of six from the field and scoring 13 points to add to her team high 15 points on the game. Brandeis dominated the boards, out-rebounding Emory 49-24, but the Eagles were able to make up for it with their defense. The team forced 24 Brandeis turnovers, 12 off Emory steals. Brandeis fell to 7-12 on the season and 1-7 in conference play. The team racked up another victory Sunday afternoon on the road against NYU. Emory won by a score of 60-48. The Eagles were able to take a 10 point lead into halftime after closing the first half on a 15-7 run. The team came out of the locker room with a spark, beginning the half by scoring the first nine points. Morgan, Landry and Jackson combined for 26 of the team’s 33 points in the second half, as the Eagles were able to build a lead as big as 17 points when they led 52-35 midway through the half. NYU was able to fight back
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Freshman guard Evan Coleman takes a jump shot as the Eagles split a weekend road set against UAA opponents Brandeis and NYU.
Emory Hits the Road in Conference Match-Ups By Ryan Smith Asst. Sports Editor The Emory men’s basketball team split a pair of University Athletic Association (UAA) games last weekend, dropping a 72-67 game against the Brandeis University Judges before rebounding to take down the New York University Violets, 74-69. The Eagles moved to 14-5 on the season with a 6-3 mark in confer-
ence play. It was a strange scheduling scenario for the Eagles, who hosted both the Judges and Violets a weekend earlier and came out with two victories to pull themselves to second place in the UAA standings. The team had the week off before they took to the road Friday for a rematch with Brandeis. The Eagles got off to a quick start with four points apiece from junior guard McPherson Moore and senior
forward Michael Friedberg, opening an 8-2 lead less than four minutes into the game. The Judges took their first lead of the game, 11-10, on a layup at the 13:35 mark. The teams traded leads until late in the first half, when Brandeis responded to a three-pointer from senior guard Alex Greven with a 6-0 run to end the half with a slim 29-26
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