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Volume 95, Issue 45
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Brittain Fulbright Awardees Award To Travel Abroad Honors Service By Rupsha Basu Asst. News Editor
By Stephen Fowler Asst. News Editor College senior and varsity softball standout Megan Light will be awarded the 2014 Marion Luther Brittain award, the highest honor bestowed upon an Emory student, at this year’s Commencement, according to Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life Ajay Nair. The $5,000 award, named for former President of the Georgia Institute of Te c h n o l o g y and Emory University Megan a lu m nus Light, Marion Luther Brittain, is recipient presented to of the 2014 a graduating Marion student from any academic Luther division of Brittain the University award. who is considered to have performed the most “significant, meritorious and devoted service to Emory University,” according to the nomination form. Light, an Atlanta native, is graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Human Biology with a minor in Global Health, Culture and Society. Light served as a leader on the
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Eight Emory students who submitted applications for the national Fulbright scholarship discovered they were recipients of the award over the last few weeks. The grant will allow the awardees to travel internationally to teach English or conduct research for one year. The Emory awardees were Michal Schatz (‘13C), Kari Leibowitz (‘12C), College seniors Alizeh Ahmad, Celeste Banks, Bryan Cronan, Christopher Linnan, Ben Sollenberger and Abigail Weisberger. College seniors received English Teaching Assistantships (ETA), where Banks will be in Taiwan, Ahmad and Cronan will both be in Malaysia, Linnan will be in Indonesia, Sollenberger in Turkey and Weisberger in Germany. Schatz and Leibowitz were awarded research grants in France and Norway, respectively. The students who received ETA grants will teach children English for 15 to 20 hours per week, but much of the allure is being able to experience a foreign country. “I’m interested in really going to explore what I’ve studied so much in my history and [political science] classes,” Sollenberger said. Cronan, who wants to become a foreign journalist correspondent, said he is looking forward to seeing how a journalist would interact with the community they are embedded in. He added that Malaysia is under-covered by journalists, as evidenced by the recent missing Malaysian plane. Ahmad, on the other hand, said she was interested in Malaysia because she has family ties to the country. Her uncle emigrated from Malaysia to Pakistan, and his experiences have taught her the paral-
lels between her own Pakistani heritage and Malaysian culture. Specifically, as an International Studies and Religion major, Ahmad said she is excited to learn about the diverse Muslim communities in Malaysia. Others said they will be learning their host country’s language for the first time. Linnan, who briefly lived in Indonesia when he was younger, said he will be attending language school prior to arriving in Indonesia in August. Leibowitz is embarking on a year-long research project in Tromso, Norway, with the scholarship. She said a big challenge will be conducting research in a place where she is completely unfamiliar with the language. Unlike the ETA grant, whose recipients applied to a specific country and will be placed in a city by the Fulbright program, research grant recipients are required to know exactly where and what they want to research. Leibowitz will be researching positive mental health in Tromso and its correlation with levels of seasonal depression in the region. She said a part of the application required her to find a professor at a university in Norway to write a recommendation. Schatz, who will be researching in France, could not be contacted by press time. But even those familiar with their host country’s language said they are nervous to be communicating with children. “My Turkish is elementary at best,” Sollenberger said. Weisberger, who has been studying German throughout her time at Emory, said she anticipates it will be challenging speaking
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WALKING THE WALK
tudents played with a dog in Asbury Circle during Magical Monday as part of Puppypalooza, an event sponsored by Pawsitive Outreach and Student Programming Council. These groups partnered with organizations from the Atlanta community to promote animal rights and proper care.
Library Awards Honor Research By Stephen Fowler Asst. News Editor College sophomore Ryan Sutherland, College senior Fiona O’Carroll and College senior Laurabeth Goldsmith are the 2014 Woodruff Library Undergraduate Research Award (URA) winners, according to an April 15 University press release. The winners will receive a $500 award and present their research on posters at the Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory (SIRE) Undergraduate Research Symposium on Wednesday at the Dobbs University Center, according to the press release. Sutherland’s research is titled “Exoticism and Musical Appropriation: The Javanese Gamelan in Debussy’s ‘Pagodes’ (1903) and Russian Folk Music in Stravinsky’s ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ (1913).” The judges recognized
Sutherland for his use of sources, tone and style of the writing as well as for attending performances of pieces he analyzed, according to the press release. O’Carroll was nominated by Cahoon Family Professor of American History Patrick Allitt for strong research, sophisticated use of library sources and “beautifully written work” in her paper, “‘The Instinct of Every Real Woman’: The Ideas of the Anti-Suffrage Movement in the U.S., 1868-1920.” Goldsmith wrote in an email to the Wheel that she was thrilled to receive the award for her research on the propaganda surrounding Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt, written for African American Studies Professor Carol Anderson’s “War Crimes and Genocide” class. “[Anderson’s class] was by far one of the best classes I’ve taken at Emory,” Goldsmith wrote. “The class enabled students to delve deep
into topics of their choosing and then defend them to the class, receive critiques from fellow students and Professor Anderson and refine their research papers.” Anderson wrote in an email to the Wheel that Goldsmith was a “dream student” in her class and signified excellence in research. “[Goldsmith] is smart, intuitive, hardworking and intellectually voracious and fearless,” Anderson wrote. Anderson also wrote that research is an integral part of college and the greater academic world. “[Research] is the hallmark of a world-class liberal arts education,” Anderson wrote. “[It is part of] the skillsets demanded in medicine, law, philanthropies, NGOs, government and business.” Goldsmith echoed that sentiment, saying that writing research plays a vital role in education, especially at
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Library Second Floor SGA To To Undergo Changes Donate To Respect Program By Harmeet Kaur Copy Chief
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odels walked down the catwalk in the Math and Science Center atrium during the Identities Xposed Fashion Show held Saturday. The fashion show, spearheaded by College senior La-Quan X. Bates, featured an art showcase, music and clothes from six featured designers.
Marrow Donors Honor Cancer Patient By Naomi Maisel Campus Life Beat Writer Delete Blood Cancer (DKMS), a national bone marrow donor recruitment program for those with blood cancer, and Emory University teamed up to make Isabella Rice’s birthday wish come true: to register as many blood marrow donors as possible and match them with children fighting blood cancer. Rice was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October 2013. Caran Rice, Isabella’s mother, is working with DKMS to make her daughter’s wish possible, according
to an April 15 DKMS press release. According to the press release, DKMS’s mission is to collect a group of suitable bone marrow and stem cell donors under the belief that no life should be lost due to an inability to find a donor match. DKMS itself stands for “Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei,” or Bone Marrow Donor Center, since the program was founded in Germany. The drive, which was held in the Dobbs University Center in the Coke Commons on Friday, was organized by College freshman Katrina Peed as a volunteer program for the Residence Hall Association (RHA)
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at residence hall Longstreet-Means. Peed originally started working with DKMS because of her mother, who received stem cells from the registry in July for myelofibrosis, a type of blood cancer. The point of the drive is to add healthy people between the ages of 18 and 55 to the international bone marrow donor registry, Peed said. To register, students had to sign-up and complete a cheek swab, according to DKMS Donor Recruitment Coordinator Kimberly Duncan. Peed said she thought the drive
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The second floor of the Robert W. Woodruff Library will undergo changes this summer that include improved facilities for group study and laptop use, in addition to an updated design. In a project called the Next Generation Learning Commons, various divisions in the library are teaming up to revamp the Learning Commons, which refers to the computer workstations and group study tables that can be found on the first four floors of the library. Kendra Skellen, the service desk manager of the Woodruff Library, said the project aims to make the Learning Commons more “mobile and user-friendly.” Based on computer usage statistics and direct observation, Skellen said the teams at the library noticed that many students did not utilize the library computers, choosing to use their own devices instead. “A lot of the times we see students sit here, shove our computers aside and set up their own laptop,” Skellen said. Skellen said the new design would focus on a principle called “BYOD,” or “Bring Your Own Device.” The Next Generation Learning Commons will also decrease the number of
computer workstations on the second floor of the library and instead ensure that each seat on the floor has an electrical outlet available to plug in personal devices. Skellen added that the current tables and chairs will be swapped for furniture with wheels to allow students to rearrange them to fit their study needs. In addition, the plans also include repainting the walls of the second floor with bright colors. “So if 12 students came in and they all wanted to work together, they could push together tables and chairs to create a common workspace for their group,” Skellen said. Skellen compared the new plans for the Learning Commons to the atmosphere in the Cox Hall Computing Lab. “If you look at the way students use Cox Hall right now, they’re a little more relaxed in their use,” Skellen said. “The [library] group feels that by setting up a friendlier, more comfortable environment, it will help students to relax and to focus on their studies.” Rich Mendola, senior vice provost for Library Services and Digital Scholarship, wrote in an email to the Wheel that as part of the Learning Commons redesign, students will no longer need a key from the secu-
The 48th Legislature of the Student Government Association (SGA) convened for the second time ever to provide updates about legislative activities, however the Legislature was not able to confirm new members to the executive board because there were not enough legislators present. Recently elected SGA President and College sophomore Jon Darby attributed the lack of legislators present to the fact that some positions, like graduate school and freshmen representatives, have not been elected yet. SGA Vice President and College sophomore Raj Tilwa added that this time of year is busy for everyone. Darby informed the Legislature that SGA will be contributing to Denim Day, a philanthropy event hosted by the Respect Program to raise sexual assault awareness. Darby said that for every person
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NEWS ROUNDUP National, Local and Higher Education News • South Korean President Park Geun-hye called the conduct of the crew members who sank the ferry last week “akin to murder” and said that they must take “criminal and civil” responsibility for their actions in a statement released on Monday. With 238 people still missing, the death toll stood at 64, most of them students from a school near Seoul. • Three people were shot dead at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia militia in eastern Ukraine, breaking the government’s Easter Sunday truce just hours after it had been declared. The gunfight contradicted an agreement signed by the United States, the European Union, Russia and Ukraine in Geneva last week, which aimed to de-escalate violence in the region. • A drone strike in southern Yemen killed three suspected al-Qaeda militants on Monday. The men, one of whom might have been a senior militant, had been travelling by car in the Shabwa province before a missile hit and destroyed the vehicle. The U.S. carries out drone strikes in support of Yemen’s efforts to take down al-
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Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, and has killed more than 40 militants through a series of drone strikes in the past four days. • Nepal’s Sherpa community, an ethnic group in Nepal who often assist with Mount Everest climbing expeditions, threatened to boycott the spring climbing season after an avalanche killed 13 guides and support staff on Friday. The workers demanded more compensation to the families of those killed and injured from the avalanche in the seven-day ultimatum given to the Nepalese government. • About 36,000 runners set off on the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, making this year’s number of competitors the second largest in the race’s history. Police security along the course was tighter than ever for the first such race since last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, in which three were killed and more than 260 were wounded.
— Compiled by Senior Staff Writer Lydia O’Neal
Corrections • In her editorial “How To Tip Your Server Like You Really Mean It,” published in the April 18 issue of The Emory Wheel, Rebecca Berge’s last name is misspelled as “Burge.” • In the piece “Johnathan Chen Takes Care of Business,” in the last issue of the Wheel, Johnathan’s name was misspelled as “Jonathan.” The Wheel reports and corrects all errors published in the newspaper and at emorywheel.com. Please contact Editor in Chief Priyanka Krishnamurthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This Week In Emory History
POLICE RECORD • On April 19 at 10:18 p.m., Emory Police Department (EPD) responded to a complaint regarding property damage at Asbury Circle. According to the complainant, an individual defecated in a jungle gym and fled the scene. Alpha Delta Pi sorority set up the jungle gym for an event. By the time EPD arrived to the scene at 11:06 p.m., the individual returned to the scene to clean the area and apologize. The owner of the jungle gym said he wanted to press charges. The case has been turned over to an investigator and Campus Life. • On April 20 between 2:07 p.m. and 2:21 p.m., a theft occurred at the Woodruff Library. A female student’s wallet was stolen. Library security
recovered the wallet in the restroom on the 7th floor. When the wallet was returned to the student, $170 was missing. The case has been turned over to an investigator. • On April 21 between midnight and 12:31 a.m., a phone was stolen out of a vehicle at Lowergate Parking Deck. The victim was a visitor to the campus. The case has been turned over to an investigator. • On April 18 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., EPD responded to a call regarding a theft at the Woodruff P.E. Center. A male individual left his wallet by the door of the indoor track while he was running. When he returned to get his wallet, it was missing. The wallet contained identi-
fication and a Wells Fargo debit card. The case has been turned over to an investigator. • On April 20 at 2:40 a.m., EPD responded to a call regarding suspicious activity in Lullwater Park. Officers responded to the scene and found a female individual. She said that she was not the person screaming and that she was in the park under her own will. The individual was asked to leave the park because it was closed. The screaming individual was never found.
— Compiled by Crime Beat Writer Brandon Fuhr
April 26, 1962 Clark Foreman, former adviser on the Economic Status of Negroes under the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, delivered a lecture titled “Is Freedom Still American?,” which defended the ideals of founding father Thomas Jefferson, in 1962. At the time, Foreman served as director of the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (NECLC), an organization that aimed to protect the rights of U.S. citizens as described by the Constitution. Foreman had also helped lead the Georgia Interracial Cooperation, among other organizations dedicated to social equality, prior to his post at the NECLC.
EVENTS AT EMORY TUESDAY Event: 1st Year Colloquy Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Callaway S221 Event: PSP Lunch and Lecture: What of Evidence: How Psychoanalysts are Expanding Empirical Validity Time: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Callaway C202 Event: J. Steven Leeder, PharmD, Ph.D. — “Ontogeny of Drug Disposition, and Implications for Pharmacogenomics in Children” Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Rollins Research Center 5052 Event: Athletics — Men’s Tennis Time: 3:30-6 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center
Global Problems? Time: 5:15-6:30 p.m. Location: Goizueta Business School W525 Event: CIPA Fall 2014 Semester Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Winship Ballroom
Event: The Endgame of North Korea and China-U.S. Collaboration Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Location: Center for Ethics 102
Event: Your Life Your Money Behind the Scenes: A Personal Finance Film Series Time: 6 p.m. Location: Harland Cinema
Event: Wednesday Night Supper and Program Time: 5:30-7:15 p.m. Location: Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
Event: Emory Big Band Time: 8 p.m. Location: Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Event: Disability <In Focus> Shows “Intouchables” Time: 7-9 p.m. Location: Center for Ethics 102
Event: Guest Lecture by Allison Busch Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Location: Bowden Hall 323
Event: Department of Biology 2014 Rhodes Lectureship Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Whitehead Auditorium
Event: Stageworks 2014: An Afternoon in the Theater Time: 4-6 p.m. Location: Performing Arts Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Event: Art History Guest Lecture, Bridget Alsdorf: “Vallotton’s Visual Ethics” Time: 3 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall
Event: Inaugural Laney Symposium: Can Graduate Education Solve
Event: Shakespeare and the Arts Across the Disciplines Time: 3-5:30 p.m. Location: Emory Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Event: Creative Writing Awards Night Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Woodruff Library Jones Room Event: “OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d’espions” (“OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies,” 2010), Screening Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: White Hall 208
THURSDAY Event: The Regulatory Network Coordinating Natural Competence for DNA Uptake in the Human Pathogen Vibrio Cholerae Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Whitehead Auditorium, Ground Floor Auditorium Event: 2014 Center for Neurocognitive Studies (CNS) Distinguished Lecture by Mary Woo Time: 4-5 p.m. Location: Emory School of Nursing Auditorium Event: German Grillfest Time: 5 p.m. Location: Clairmont Tower Event: Jazz on the Green Time: 6 p.m. Location: Patterson Green, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Event: Exhibit Opening: “He Had a Hammer: The Legacy of Hank Aaron in Baseball and American Culture” Time: 7-8 p.m. Location: Woodruff Library Level 2
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Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Depression Ed. Studies to Remain Open Until 2017 By Harmeet Kaur Health Sciences Beat Writer
“new approaches to research support.” Since 2009, NIH has awarded the grant to 38 researchers. Emory pediatrics researchAccording to NIMH, about 11 er Shannon Gourley received a percent of adolescents develop a Biobehavioral Research Award for depressive disorder by age 18. The Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) NIMH website states that depression this year from the National Institutes in adolescents is more prevalent in of Health (NIH) to study the brain girls than boys. mechanisms Gourley said involved in adothat young women lescent depression. who report stressorAccording to the “We can use [this] infor- related depression National Institute mation to develop novel note that social facof Mental Health tors like bullying treatment strategies in or social exclusion (NIMH) website, the future.” the grant provides significantly con$1.6 million to eartribute to depressive ly-stage investiga— Shannon Gourley, moods. tors over the course Larry Young, Emory pediatrics researcher of five years. William P. Timmie Gou rley’s professor of psyresearch focuses on the adolescent chiatry and behavioral sciences in brain and its response to stressors, Emory’s School of Medicine, wrote which often carry long-term con- in an email to the Wheel that social sequences for people into adult- interactions strongly impact the brain hood and are a predictive factor for and the body’s overall health. depression. For example, he explained that a “If we have a better understanding positive social interaction could stimat a basic biological level of what’s ulate the release of dopamine, which happening in the adolescent brain helps provide a sense of pleasure, and in response to stressor exposure, we oxytocin, which focuses the brain’s can ultimately use that information to attention to the social cues. develop novel treatment strategies in “Positive social relationships can the future,” Gourley said. then have a large number of health The NIMH website states that the benefits ranging from decreased likeBRAINS award was established to lihood of depression and cardiovascounteract the trend of researchers cular disease to increased immune under 35 receiving little to no funding function,” Young wrote. “If social awards. The BRAINS award seeks interactions are negative in nature, to engage this new generation with they can have a very strong impact on
the body’s stress response, which, if als aged 24 and younger, leaving prolonged, can lead to mental health a large group of adolescents with issues including depression.” depression untreated. To combat this Young added that further research problem, Gourley said she and her regarding social interactions and lab are testing two novel compounds their relation to depression would sig- that could have “antidepressant-like” nificantly contribute to understand- properties. ing depression. “We know that these drugs are “I think that the more we learn safe in human beings, and that can about how social potentially be transinteractions interlated off label to treat act with systems depression in adoles“[Negative social involved in deprescents,” Gourley said. sion, like stress Gourley explained interactions] can have hormones and that the neural changa strong impact on the es, increased riskCRF, the better body’s stress response ...” taking and impulsive we’ll be at managing depression, not behaviors that charonly through anti— Larry Young, acterize adolescence depressants but by Professor of psychiatry and in humans, also managing social behavioral sciences occurs in all other r e l a t i o n s h i p s,” mammals. Young wrote. Consequently, she Gourley said that experiencing said that she and her lab are using stressors derailed the processes of mice to study brain maturation and adolescent brain development. how stressor exposure impacts ado“The adolescent brain is undergo- lescent behavior. ing some profound structural changes Gourley said she and her lab have so the neurons in the adolescent brain completed almost a year of research are literally remodeling and changing under the five-year grant. She said shape,” Gourley said. “Some synaptic that her research would hopefully connections, where the neurons talk result in more information about the to each other, are being formed but, adolescent brain. [in the case of depression,] mostly “Right now the basic biology these connections are being lost.” needs to be better understood, but I Gourley added that adolescent do hope that in the five-year period depression was an important issue of the grant, we’re going to come out because of the black box warning that with a lot more information about the the FDA issued in 2008, which cau- adolescent brain,” Gourley said. — Contact Harmeet Kaur at tioned physicians against prescribing email@example.com common antidepressants to individu-
By Sonam Vashi Executive Editor Unlike the Journalism program and the Visual Arts department, which are officially closing at the end of this semester due to Emory department changes announced in September 2012, the Division of Educational Studies (EDS) will be open until May 2017 although students can no longer officially declare a major or minor, according to Director of Educational Studies Robert Jensen. The Educational Studies division will offer courses for interested students, including 12 undergraduate courses in the fall of 2014, although the number of classes will decrease as faculty in the division leave the University, according to Jensen. “The College will be losing a division that’s been very effective,” Jensen said. While students can’t officially declare EDS majors or minors, interested students can take the sequence of courses for a minor or major that, if completed, will reflect as such on their final transcript before graduation, according to Jensen. He added that these students should contact him as soon as possible to discuss. If students wants to unofficially obtain an EDS major at this point, they must declare another non-EDS major and use the EDS coursework as
DEPARTMENT SERIES In the aftermath of the 2012 department changes announcement, the Wheel will provide updates on various affected department. a supplemental academics, according to the EDS website. EDS Professor of History of American Education and Qualitative Research Methods Vanessa Siddle Walker may join the African American Studies department, and some faculty, including Jensen, will stay with EDS in the meantime. “We can’t just leave [graduate students] in the lurch,” Jensen said. Additionally, the department changes included a suspension of admissions to the graduate and doctoral programs in Spanish and Economics. The Spanish graduate program is pending program review by a committee of three distinguished scholars from other universities before it can be potentially unsuspended, according to Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Karen Stolley. “We anticipate moving forward once the program review has been completed,” Stolley said, adding that the program is continuing to support its graduate students through interdisciplinary classes and seminars.
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photographed wearing denim this Wednesday, April 23 on the Dobbs University Center (DUC) Terraces, the SGA executive branch will donate $1 to the Respect Program. Darby also said a data entry specialist, which was created following the discovery of an accounting error in December has been hired. His name is Scott Wile, and he has worked with Emory before. “I think he will be a fantastic addition [to the SGA business office],” Darby said. The Legislature also discussed
potential new meeting locations. According to Darby, the University is losing money to maintain the current meeting space in the DUC faculty dining room and will be repurposed over the summer. Some suggestions for new meeting locations included Eagles’ Landing, the Few Multipurpose Room, the B. Jones room of the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Cox Hall Ballroom, room 525 of Goizueta Business School and Winship Ballroom. Darby said he is in favor of Eagles’ Landing because the space was originally intended for student organizations to meet.
Next week, the Legislature will vote to confirm College junior Chris Weeden, who served as SGA Attorney General this past year, to the same position and College junior Patrick O’Leary as SGA Vice President for Finance. They will also vote to confirm College sophomore Adam Goldstein as SGA Chief of Staff. Later this week, the SGA Executive Branch will also be conducting interviews for committee chair positions, selected from the Legislature.
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was a success, with 69 new registered donors from Friday. She added that she hopes to register a few more donors before supplies are sent back next week and is aiming for 75 to 100 registered donors in total from Emory. According to Peed, these drives are important for patients with blood diseases such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia who need a life saving transplant and can’t find one in their family. Peed added that 75 percent of patients can’t find a perfect match in their family. Peed’s mother was unable to find a
match out of four siblings but luckily was able to receive new stem cells from the registry. According to Peed, she and her family have hosted approximately 15 cheek swab drives around the country and surpassed their goal of 12,000 cheeks swabbed. Peed added that four or five matches have been found from their drives so far, and one has already donated. To date, DKMS has registered more than four million potential donors and has facilitated more than 40,000 transplants around the world, according to the press release.
Emory. “I loved working with the library through Anderson’s class to learn about the additional sources available at Emory, methods of locating original documents and [ways] to track down needed research materials,” Goldsmith wrote. College sophomore Chloe Burrell was awarded an honorable mention for her research on the historical definition of marriage for the history department.
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Continued from Page 1 rity desk to access the group study spaces. Instead, students will be able to reserve the room using their Office 365 accounts. Mendola added that one of the group study spaces will be updated to allow students to record themselves practicing a presentation or to hold a video conference. Skellen noted that the number of computer workstations on the first, third and fourth of the library would remain the same. The computer workstations on level three include specialized software such as the Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro that many students may not have access to on their personal devices. Skellen said the current Learning Commons space has remained generally unchanged for about 15 years since it was established in 1998. She said the Student Services team at the library visited libraries at other schools to develop the new plan. Mendola added that in summer 2013, members of Libraries and Information Technology met to discuss ideas for updates. “It was decided at that meeting to reinvigorate the Learning Commons by creating a more collaborative, flexible and comfortable environment to address the changing space needs of students,” Mendola wrote. According to Mendola, these changes will “go live” by the time students return to campus in the fall.
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field, netting All-American, Player of the Year and countless other accolades as the Lady Eagles’ first baseman, in addition to volunteering with Challah for Hunger, athletic advisory groups and several non-profits. Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology George Armelagos wrote in his nomination letter that among other things, Light is an excellent student, voracious reader and intellectually curious in her academic endeavors. Armelagos also wrote that Light’s involvement and dedication to things both inside and outside the classroom makes her a “wonderful ambassador” for the University. “If [Light] were Wonder Woman, I could understand how she gets all this done,” Armelagos wrote. “For a mere mortal she has established an unbelievable record of accomplishments. There is no question she has made ‘significant, meritorious and devoted service to Emory University’ with no expectation of recognition or reward.” Penny Siqueiros, head softball coach at Emory, wrote in her nomination letter that Light is the type of student-athlete that only comes once a decade and serves as an inspiration to everyone around. “When [Light] walks into the room, everyone sits up a little straighter, the group becomes a little more attentive and the energy brightens,” Siqueiros wrote. “She is an educator in the gift of giving, whether she knows it or not.” Siqueiros pointed to several examples of Light’s selfless dedication,
including a string of grueling practices where, after the practices were finished, Light would change clothes and immediately head to a homeless shelter to serve food. Light wrote in an email to the Wheel that receiving the honor is “unreal” and thanked those around her for shaping her college experience. “When I was called into [Dean] Nair’s office I really had no idea what he could possibly be talking to me about,” Light wrote. “I am proud to receive this honor, but I also know that I owe the majority of it to my family, friends, coaches, professors and everyone who has helped me along the ride here at Emory. The support I have received throughout my college experience has been unbelievable.” After graduating, Light wrote that she will return to Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health in the fall for her Masters in Public Health, and she plans on using the award money to go towards tuition. Light also cites her time at Emory as teaching her so many things beyond the classroom to prepare her for the future. “I have learned how to appreciate diversity, how to work with authority, how to be both a leader and a follower, how to stand up for things you believe in and how to get involved in the things that mean the most to you while at Emory,” Light wrote. “There are so many talented and interesting students here and I feel fortunate to be able to share classes and experiences with all of them.”
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Continued from Page 1 with kids in German because “it’s hard to interact with kids in general.” There are two parts to the Fulbright application process – one is conducted internally through Emory’s National Scholarships & Fellowships Program and the other is nationally competitive. Recent graduates, Master’s and doctoral degree candidates and young professionals from all over the country are eligible to apply, according to the Fulbright website. The internal application is due
in August and includes a personal statement as well as a statement of grant purpose that addresses a student’s motivations for applying to their country of choice. The national Fulbright application is due in October. “It’s a long process, but there’s a lot of help here,” Linnan said. After the initial application submission, the program’s counselors review it and suggest improvements to it. There is also a panel of teachers that asks each applicant a series of questions. “You have really good access to the
Ben Abigail Sollenberger Weisberger counselors in the office,” Weisberger said. “They really helped me tighten [the essays] up.” Leibowitz said she has previously applied for the Fulbright, the national Marshall scholarship to obtain a degree in the UK and Emory’s Bobby Jones scholarship to study at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, all of which she did not receive at first. “People think these things are really unattainable, but you have to keep trying,” Leibowitz said.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Addressing Mental Illnesses Students Suffer From Current Limitations, Emory Community Has Obligation to Act Almost 75 percent of college student respondents in a 2011 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) study of students diagnosed with mental health issues said they experienced a mental health crisis while in school. Yet the stigma surrounding mental health issues is one of the biggest barriers to accessing mental health care. Emory offers a vast number of resources, including the Emory Counseling Center, the Student Helpline, which can be reached at 404-727-4357 and is active seven days a week from 8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and websites on the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) page, such as “Emory Cares 4 U,” which lists numerous resources to learn more about mental illnesses as well as necessary phone numbers to utilize in times of immediate crisis. Despite the availability of these resources, many students with mental illnesses are still reluctant to seek help. We believe that this is due in part to the discourse surrounding mental issues – calling our friends “insane” for doing something abnormal, or joking about suicide – as well as the lack of conversation surrounding mental illnesses on campus relative to the amount of student experiencing these illness. We recognize and applaud the work of student groups such as Active Minds, the Emory Helpline and the Rollins School of Public Health’s Emory Mental Health Initiative (EMHI) that aim to facilitate this conversation, and we also encourage the student body to collectively take part. Campaigns such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) #IWillListen, in which people promise to lend an ear to anyone who needs it, can help create more open dialogue. We also encourage students to be more cognizant of the language they use in daily conversation, taking into account that the casual, perhaps thoughtless use of phrases such as “I’m going to kill myself” or “You’re so bipolar” can undermine and trivialize the struggles of those experiencing mental illnesses. We at the Wheel would also like to encourage the University to continue making a greater commitment to support those with mental illnesses. As the prices of pharmaceuticals like anti-depressants rise, we recognize that more students may seek help from Emory Counseling Services, much of which is funded through the Mental Health and Counseling Fee attached to the Student Activity Fee (SAF). While we understand the need to balance funding for multiple purposes, we encourage the University to re-evaluate the way in which this money is allocated to ensure that the money appropriated to mental health programs is being spent in the most efficient manner, especially regarding the responsiveness and efficacy of its counseling services. The University also plays an important role in creating a campus culture that fosters broader engagement on issues of mental health and actively promotes treatment and care. For example, to make an initial appointment with Counseling and Psychological Services, a student has to call or make an appointment in-person with the Counseling Center rather than being able to use the online Patient Portal. This could potentially deter students who are already hesitant to attend counseling services for the first time from seeking important treatment. Additionally, students may not be able to see a certain therapist for an extended amount of time due to insurance constraints. We urge the Counseling Center to inform students of these restrictions prior to seeking treatment in order to allow potential clients to make an informed decision. We hope that students are able to connect with the therapists at the Counseling Center with the amount of time allotted. Furthermore, we hope the University is looking to identify any areas for improvement within the Counseling Center, which holds a profound importance on a college campus, where students may be dealing with mental health conditions. As we move forward, we hope that the issue of mental illnesses continues to receive more attention from both the University and the entire student body, so we can collectively better serve students who are experiencing mental disabilities or who may feel stigmatized by their mental illnesses. Mental illnesses can impact anyone at anytime and should be treated with the respect and seriousness that they deserve. The above staff editorial represents the majority opinion of the Wheel’s editorial board.
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Student Novelist Offers Tips On Publishing EMILY LI Writing is one of the hardest fields to break into, and rightly so. Theoretically, anybody can write. The difference is that not everybody can write professionally — it takes a solid understanding of their own writing, sufficient knowledge in the publishing world, a strong work ethic and a splash of positive attitude. In 2012, I published my first novel, a 50,000-word young adult fantasy titled The Writer (Itoh Press). Last month, I signed my second novel, a 65,000-word middle grade fantasy titled Sort of Saving the World with Curiosity Quills Press, and it’s tentatively set to be published in winter of 2014. Excerpts of these novels won YoungArts 2013 and 2014 Merit Awards, respectively. Currently, I’m working on another middle grade fantasy novel titled Kidstincts. People ask me what the trick is to getting published so young, and the thing is that there is no trick; the best I can do is share my publishing stories and offer advice. First, you have to start with the novel itself. The Writer took me about four years to write, on and off. I essentially wrote it over the course of four summers throughout high school. Sort of Saving the World was written almost entirely last summer and required a more rigorous schedule — I aimed for about 1,000 words a day. The similarity between my writing process for the two novels was that I had workshopped the first few chapters of both in my creative writing classes in high school. I can’t stress enough the importance of giving and receiving feedback in order to become a better writer. You can find an overwhelming amount of information online
for specific writing, editing and proofreading advice, both in the general writing field as well as folks who would be more than happy to help you out personally. Definitely try to work on your piece on your own — or utilize free help — before hiring a professional. One of my favorite casual sources for writing advice and prompts is Chuck Wendig’s blog, terribleminds.com (warning: he is a big fan of swearing). More professional sources include Writer’s Digest, and I’d encourage everyone to check out National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) if you want to hammer out that novel as quickly as possible. After having a novel edited and polished to the best of your ability, it’s time to start trying to get published. There are several routes to this, and each has its own perks. Selfpublishing is an increasingly common form of publication — you do pay for publishing costs, but you have much more control over the process and keep all of the profit. Also, if the work is in an untraditional genre, you might have better luck self-publishing than finding an interested publisher. However, it is exceedingly difficult to become a bestseller without the help of a publisher. Check out Createspace, Amazon’s self-publishing platform. Then there’s vanity publishing, a type of publishing company that offers printon-demand technology in return for a fee. I’d generally advise against this, as most companies offering this end up being scams, and you’d be better off self-publishing. However, they are generally non-selective, which is something to consider if you are having a lot of trouble publishing otherwise. Most authors, however, go down the traditional publishing route, though there’s still variation here. You can query agents or query publishing houses directly. To be honest, there’s a much better chance of “making it
big” if you can successfully land an agent who represents your genre. The agent helps you edit and tries to get interest for your work usually from one of the “big six publishing houses” today (Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin Group, Macmillan and Hachette Book Group). However, the process is generally much more time-consuming (plus it is very difficult!) so, personally, I’ve opted to query publishing houses directly with my novel. Before querying publishing houses, check Preditors & Editors to make sure that they are a legitimate publishing press. Either way, the process involves having a strong query letter that explains the work (a pitch that gets them interested), plus a small blurb about who you are and what your credentials are. You can find sample query letters and online writing communities that would be more than happy to help you edit one — I’d suggest resources like AgentQuery and QueryShark. Also, knowing people and having experience goes a long way. The more experience you have in the publishing, writing and editorial world, the better you know the market, what readers are looking for and how to be a better writer. In addition, especially in publishing, contacts can sometimes mean the difference between a contract and form rejection. The main thing, however, is to keep your head high and keep writing. The professional writing world, like every other business, can be cutthroat, competitive and very disheartening. You have to remember why you write in the first place — and how it should be for yourself. And with discipline and hard work, you should be able to share it with the rest of us. Getting started is as easy as opening a Word document and beginning to type. Emily Li is a College freshman from Mount Pleasant, S.C.
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From the Archive: On Coffee Culture (from the April 15, 2003 issue of the Wheel) KAVITHA NALLATHAMBI When I was young, I hated milk. My mother used to add a spoonful of instant coffee to my afternoon serving in an attempt to get me to drink it. Only when I got older did I realize this practice was far from normal. Yet, I come from an Indian household where afternoon tea or coffee is a ritual that even the most assimilated have not given up. To me, coffee is partly about the flavor. While I could probably refuse a glass of Merlot, I cannot under good conscience refuse a good cup of coffee. Something about the strong aroma pulls me to it. A mere whiff and I’m in love. And so, I place coffee as one of those things I like as much and perhaps even more than European chocolates (which might be more expensive in the long run). Needless to say, the expansion of coffee culture was something like a dream come true for me. The rare cappuccino I was allowed to sip when I was little became an ordinary, accessible reality. I still smile every time I go up to the counter to order. In college, going out for coffee is not just about the caffeine or the opportunity to sample the ever increasing, almost dizzying number of spins on espresso. It’s about the coffee shop experience. My friend and I go out for coffee at least twice weekly. For us, it’s the chance to meet face to face and to catch up on each other’s lives. It also provides a gathering place for those who choose not to go out for cocktails or to a smoke-laden club. A coffee shop creates a relaxed atmosphere, wonderful for late-night discussions on a staggering variety of topics, from the ideological implications of an art film to the effects of the current war on the Middle East to whether or not serotonin re-uptake inhibitors have better or worse long-term side effects than Prozac... I realize I’m at a Starbucks or Caribou or Joe Muggs about five times a week. I spend approximately $15 a week, or $75 a month — nearly the same amount that I pay for gas — on coffee. It is an expensive habit, and I know I should scale down on the number of espresso products I purchase per week. But its nice to walk into a coffee shop and make eye contact with the cutie at the booth or the cultured, familiar face, if only to exchange an expression of mutual understanding: Yes, I desired a cappuccino and I couldn’t stay away.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
DataFest Suggests Future of College Education SHANNON MCCLINTOCK During the weekend of April 4, I had the privilege of spending my weekend with 27 undergraduates during Emory’s first ever DataFest, a weekend-long data analysis competition. DataFest originated at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2012, and has since expanded to multiple universities, including Duke and Princeton. Emory’s DataFest was sponsored by the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods of Emory University, IBM Academic Initiative and energy conservation company GridPoint. Similar in spirit to the recent Emory Hackathon, where students competed in teams for more than 32 hours to produce a product in the form of software or an app, DataFest students competed in teams to provide insights into real and complex data. Given the new age of “big data,” the high demand in the workforce for employees with data analytic capabilities and the increasing presence of statistical analysis in all fields of academic research, this was a tremendous professional development opportunity for all students involved. The data provided was from a real business with real questions to answer. GridPoint supplied information regarding 110 of their restaurant and retail clients from across the United States spanning 2006-2013, which was provided in five relational data sets with more than three million observations and nearly 80 variables. This real life data was rich in issues that students do not often get to explore in the traditional classroom setting — classrooms which tend to have tidy data sets with finite solutions. Different measurements were made before and after the installation of the energy management system by GridPoint, repeated measurements were made over time, there was substantial variation in energy use daily, monthly and geographically and, as expected, energy use was highly correlated to weather readings. There were no prerequisites to enter the competition, and students came in with varying backgrounds and capabilities. Faculty and graduate student volunteers were on hand all weekend long to provide assistance, and guidance as students stumbled through uncharted data territory. Just as volunteers were represented from departments such as political science, mathematics and computer science, sociology and psychology, the student participants were also very diverse with majors in business, applied math, economics, psychology, anthropology, neuroscience and behavioral biology, computer science and many more. Diverse backgrounds strengthened teams by providing different perspectives on problem solving approaches and taught students how
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to collaborate with others outside their area of expertise, accurately mimicking a real-world experience. For example, in my previous employment at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, identifying solutions to control the spread of a disease would often involve discussions between a biostatistician (myself), an epidemiologist, an entomologist and a medical doctor. Communicating with experts in different fields is more challenging than it may appear on the surface — while I needed to understand the disease process in order to appropriately analyze the data, I also needed to effectively explain statistical results to the team in order to create recommendations together. This collaborative and interdisciplinary process was evident in DataFest, as all teams approached the analysis from different angles and discovered unique insights in energy expenditure. No matter their skill level, all students made tremendous gains in their statistical and programming knowledge over the weekend. They also strengthened existing friendships, formed new ones and had the opportunity to interact with the volunteers and learn about how they use statistics in their research. Most importantly, everyone had fun. This was a low-pressure, low-risk environment for which the investigative process had no right answer — like assembling a jigsaw puzzle without edges where multiple pieces can fit together. An anonymous student review stated, “I loved it! I loved having the
opportunity to focus on only one thing for two days and keep trying until I got it right. Our team didn’t win, but I learned a lot and was very proud of the work that we did.” The value of this co-curricular event to the academic community was reflected in the judging panel, which consisted of myself, IBM representative Scott Pesses, Senior Lecturer in Psychology Nancy Bliwise, Chair of Political Science and Director of Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods Cliff Carrubba and Dean of Emory College Arts and Sciences Robin Forman. Despite this formidable line-up, all of the students impressively presented their findings. Because of the high quality of investigation and research presented, the judges were all quite challenged to identify a winner. But, of course, you all know the cliché which rings especially true here — all DataFest participants were winners in my mind. On a personal note, while many professors may understandably feel the urge to hide from students over the weekend, I surprisingly found that spending my weekend with a group of students was energizing. Unfortunately, I do not often have the opportunity to engage with students on a personal level, given the large class sizes that I teach; I relish such experiences, and DataFest was incredibly refreshing. I am consistently impressed with the intelligence and dedication to academics of the Emory undergraduate student body in general, and I feel incredibly fortunate to
teach at Emory and have the opportunity to introduce so many excellent students to the real world applications of statistics. I am also nearly giddy pondering what DataFest 2020 will look like. The nation has experienced rapid growth in the number of statistics and biostatistics programs offered, and recently ‘data science’ has emerged as a formal discipline — Emory College is now too riding this wave. The newly created Quantitative Social Science major (beginning fall 2014) is uniquely on the forefront of curricular offerings at the undergraduate level as it develops quantitative skills by integrating statistical, mathematical and computational techniques with an applied area of interest. Given this new major and the plans to eventually offer more elective courses in the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods, I suspect that the student body’s data analytic capabilities will be growing exponentially. But, for many students, this change has not been happening fast enough, as many have expressed frustration at the lack of general courses dedicated to applied statistical analysis. Until the university is capable of fully satisfying this demand, I am pleased that we can offer DataFest as a brief and intense (and wide-open!) window into the investigative process of exploring and analyzing complex data. Shannon McClintock is a Lecturer in the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods from Raleigh, N.C.
A Global Perspective on ‘McCutcheon v. FEC’ Decision BEN PERLMUTTER On April 2, the Supreme Court released their decision for the case McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that individual campaign donors may now give money to as many candidates as they would like. The decision was justified on the grounds that it is unconstitutional to cap the number of candidates to which an individual can donate based on freedom of expression rights of the First Amendment. Many commentators have criticized the decision as further enabling the American political system to be dominated by the ultra-wealthy. The American campaign finance system need not become this way. Many countries across the world have developed finance systems that are less subject to the influences of private money. In fact, American campaign finance is growing to resemble that of countries frequently criticized for inequality and corruption. Money always has been influential in American elections. In fact, President Abraham Lincoln funded most of his campaign out of his own pocket. In recent years, though, the amount of money spent on campaigns has grown dramatically. Setting judicial precedent for the McCutcheon decision, in 2010, the Supreme Court radically changed the nature of American campaign finance in the landmark decision of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The court ruled, also in a 5-4 decision, that corporations, associations and labor unions can donate as much as they would like to political candidates’ campaigns. This ruling was also made on the grounds that these donations are within these groups’ First Amendment freedom of expression rights. Citizens United has already had a dramatic effect on the American political landscape in the four short years since it was passed. The decision allowed for the creations of Super Political Action Committees (PACs), groups that may engage in unlimited political spending on behalf of politicians or parties without directly giving candidates money. Individuals can give unlimited money to Super PACs. Since Super PACs cannot give the money directly to candidates, much of this money has been spent on vicious attack ads, debasing opponents’ character. As a result, in the 2012 presidential election, wealthy political donors wielded more political power then they ever have before in American elections. For example, Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire gambling magnate, donated over $94 million to Republican candidates in 2012. McCutcheon effects have yet to be seen
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since it was just decided a few weeks ago. Commentators speculate that the decision may reduce the influence of Super PACs because it allows individual donors to give more money to campaigns without the Super PAC middleman, further empowering the ultra-wealthy. More importantly, the decision could set further judicial precedent that will enable the Supreme Court to abolish all individual spending limits for future political campaigns. While commentators are uncertain of the effects that the McCutcheon ruling will have on American politics, we can get an idea of the effects by looking abroad. Many other countries actually have campaign finance systems similar to what the American system is becoming. In Brazil, individuals and corporations can spend almost unlimited amounts of money on elections, as long as it is reported to the government. Private campaign donations constitute the vast majority of political spending. In Brazil’s 2010 presidential election, almost 98 percent of President Dilma Rouseff’s campaign funds came from private corporations. In Nigeria, campaign spending is also unchecked. Unlike Brazil, there is no real monitoring of campaign finance, so no one is quite sure of what exactly is going on. Despite
uncertain details, it is certain that money plays a large role in politics, leading to tremendous corruption. In part from this murky campaign finance system, Nigeria ranks as the one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Transparency International, a nonprofit organization that follows global corruption, ranks Nigeria as 144 out of 177 ranked countries for transparency.
... the American political system is not sealed to the fate of an indirect, campaign finance oligarchy. In addition to having campaign finance systems that enable large amounts of private spending, Nigeria, Brazil and the U.S. all have a high level of income inequality. In a global comparison of family income inequality of 139 countries based on the Gini coefficient, Brazil ranks 17th, the U.S. ranks 41st, and Nigeria ranks 47th. The Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon reflects this growing inequality, institutionalizing it in our political
system. If such trends continue, the American political system is at danger of becoming merely representative of the interests of rich campaign donors rather than the constituents of varying wealth whom politicians are supposed to serve. As the role of money increases in American politics, money’s role actually seems to be decreasing across the pond in the United Kingdom (UK). In the 2010 parliamentary election, 26 percent less money was spent than in the previous election in 2005. In contrast, over one billion more dollars were spent on the 2012 American election compared with the previous election in 2008. This represents a 19 percent increase. While the British similarly allow unlimited spending on behalf of candidates, people spend comparatively little money. This is because there are fewer outlets for donors to spend their money. In the UK, political ads are prohibited on broadcast media, such as television and radio. The vicious attack ads that dominated television commercial breaks during the 2012 American presidential election are illegal in the UK. Norway has taken an even more egalitarian approach to campaign finance. Like the UK, political ads are banned from broadcast media. But, unlike the UK, the national gov-
ernment funds most of the election in Norway. The Norwegian government funds 74 percent of political party income. This system is seen as a global model. Rather than following the path of Nigeria and Brazil by institutionalizing inequality, the U.S. should attempt to reduce the role that money plays in American politics, like our transatlantic allies, the UK and Norway. While the Supreme Court has made its decision on McCutcheon, the American political system is not sealed to the fate of an indirect, campaign finance oligarchy. With sufficient public opposition to the government’s recent campaign finance policies, leaders may be forced to relent. Opposition can also come from the same wealthy whose exuberant spending has been criticized in the campaign finance controversy. There is nothing stopping them from creating Super PACs opposed to Super PACs themselves and the heightened role of money in campaign finance — maybe you have to play the game to change the game. Such steps do not address the inequality that pervades the U.S., but they would at least lessen the power that the ultra-wealthy have over the American political system. Ben Perlmutter is a College sophomore from Chappaqua, N.Y.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Arts&Entertainment Tuesday, April , A&E Editor: Emelia Fredlick (email@example.com)
‘Lights’ Are On in Michaelson’s New Album
Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out
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special by the addition of three comedians from Dad’s Garage: Tommy Futch, Rueben Medina and Perry Frost. Though all of the Dad’s Garage comedians were fantastic, my per-
I must admit, I just began listening to Ingrid Michaelson. Her sixth album, Lights Out, was shown to me by a friend. Though the music initially gave me an eerie feeling of shopping at the local Anthropologie store, I began to understand why my friend was a fan. Filled with reflective ballads backed by a percussiondriven rhythm, Lights Out displays Michaelson’s affinity for witty lyrics coupled with catchy background music. I had always known Michaelson for her fuzzy, feel-good coffeehouse music, a quality which I definitely found this on the album. The first
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Emory’s improv comedy group Rathskellar collaborated with professional Atlanta troupe Dad’s Garage this Saturday for You’re Not My Real Dad’s! The performance featured unscripted hilarity from members of both ensembles.
Rathskellar Strikes Comedy Gold By Annie McNutt Staff Writer It was standing room only in Harland Cinema on Saturday night as Rathskellar Presents: You’re Not My Real Dad’s! left audience members doubled over in fits of laughter.
Rathskellar, Emory’s improv comedy troupe, and Dad’s Garage, an Atlanta comedy group, worked together to improvise hilariously outlandish situations. Dad’s Garage was formed in Atlanta in 1995 and has since grown to be the most acclaimed improv
group in the city, entertaining more than 30,000 audience members a year. For anyone who has seen a Rathskellar show (and if you haven’t, you definitely should), Saturday’s performance was similar but definitely more dynamic as a result of the
collaboration with Dad’s Garage. Rathskellar never fails to render a few laughs by using varying accents and odd physical movements to tell a made-up-on-the-spot story that somehow makes perfect sense. This show was no exception to the norm but was made even more
This Week’s Entertainment Headlines Jack White releases song in record time The Associated Press reported on Sunday morning that Jack White of rock duo the White Stripes had broken the record for fastest-released song. White, who owns his own label called Third Man Records, performed for a small group of fans on Saturday. The performance included the debut of his new single “Lazaretto,” which Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons was the song that made the cut onto the record. The track was pressed and available for purchase three hours and 55 minutes after the recording. This stunt was part of a promotion for White’s new record of the same name Lazaretto, which will hit stores in June. Prince releases surprise single This Saturday, Prince unexpectedly released a brand-new single, “The Breakdown.” Entertainment Weekly reports that Prince has officially dubbed the track “the saddest story ever told.” This is the Purple One’s first single since 2009 and comes off the heels of the news that Prince would release a deluxe edition of Purple Rain in honor of the album’s 30th anniversary. He has also made plans to include previousCourtesy of Wikimedia Commons ly-unreleased tracks from the ‘80s Prince era on his new recordings. HBO renews “Veep” and “Silicon Valley” HBO has officially renewed “Veep” for a fourth season and “Silicon Valley” for a second season. Many TV critics have speculated that the shows’ time slot after the insanely popular “Game of Thrones” (6.6 million viewers, HBO’s highest ratings since the series finale of “The Sopranos” in 2007) has contributed to their popularity. “Veep” stars Julia Courtesy of HBO Louis-Dreyfus of “Seinfeld” and has become famous for its profane, hilarious, politically satirical style. “Silicon Valley” is created by Mike Judge, who previously worked on “The Office,” “Beavis and Butthead” and “King of the Hill.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at age 87. In 1982, Marquez became the first Colombian and fourth Latin American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Marquez’s most beloved works include One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. His writing explored ideas such as solitude, the combination of magic and reality and violence. Marquez’s work paved the Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons way for the future of Latin American literature and allowed it to step outside tradition and become more progressive.
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The Atlanta Opera, here pictured performing Lucia di Lammermoor, will present The Barber of Seville at the end of the month. The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre will host The Barber of Seville on April 26 and 29 and May 2 and 4.
Making a Case for the Opera By Samuel Budnyk Contributing Writer I am going to make a controversial statement: opera is fun. “No!” cries every single person who’s under 70. One might very reasonably ask, “How can listening to people scream in a language I do not understand be fun?” or “How can I spend more than two-and-a-half hours watching this when I find a movie this long to be too long?” I feel these common questions come from misunderstandings of how an opera would be presented today and what it fundamentally means to see an opera. And with The Barber of Seville performed by the Atlanta Opera at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 26 and 29 and May
2 and 4, coupled with cheap student tickets available at $25, now is a fantastic time to take a step forward and try something new. First, the most pragmatic fear must be assuaged: you do not need to speak Italian, German or French to appreciate what is being presented on stage. A contemporary, legitimate operatic presentation will invariably give its attendees a way to understand what is being said. Most of the older opera houses will project the translated libretto, essentially an operatic script, over or under the stage (super- or subtitles, respectively). The words follow just like subtitles in a foreign film. Some of the major opera companies, like the Met in New York, even have small screens on the back of all the seats that allow you to view the translation directly in
front of you. While many old-school opera enthusiasts say that these projections and translations detract from the experience, it has been an important movement in making opera more accessible to more people. Not understanding the language is certainly not a fear that should keep you from the opera in this day and age. The second most common fear I often hear is that going to the opera is a boring experience. This might not be unreasonable, but the problem with saying this is that it’s a generalization. Just as one might find a movie boring, one might find an opera boring: but just because one is dull does not mean all are bad, and just because one is exciting does not mean all are as invigorating.
While there are elements that make opera uniquely opera, each work is its own experience. Watching a Handel opera is an entirely different experience than watching a Wagner one. Handel’s works have sparse instrumentation and feature the dry recitative, a form of dialogue in operas in which the singing is more speechlike while accompanied with only a harpsichord. On the other hand, Wagner’s works have massive pit orchestras playing almost non-stop music. With Handel, I quickly grow bored, while I cannot take my eyes off of the stage with Wagner. Each work is wholly its own. What positive comes from going to the opera? It gives you an amaz-
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The Atlanta Opera was founded in 1979 and has since grown into one of the largest opera companies in the Southeast. Along with The Barber of Seville, the Atlanta Opera has also previously presented works such as Madama Butterfly, The Marriage of Figaro and Rigoletto.
Why the Opera ‘The Barber of Seville’ Is Worth Your Time Continued from Page 9 ing insight into Western culture that nothing else can. Everything from moments in “Looney Tunes” cartoons to the entire conception of incidental music in movies can be traced to operatic origins. From a historic perspective, prevailing and progressive trends in European culture can be picked up
much more easily (and often faster!) from an opera than from other primary sources. Opera has often acted as a medium for social commentary. And, as with most forms of classical music, it seeks to keep at least one foot in the past, thereby allowing the work to keep its original message. The authenticity of an operatic
performance is greater than that of a translation alone. It is not simply the words that carry the message, it is the set, the music, the entrances and exits of characters. Music conveys the listener to the past, and when combined with the power of the theatrical stage, you can be taken a world away.
It is a powerful exploration, safe and secure. In conclusion, I would urge you to consider attending The Barber of Seville as put on by the Atlanta Opera, or maybe look at getting tickets to a staging next season. The Barber of Seville is a particularly approachable work, and many of the gags you’ll hear and see go right
in line with what we laugh at today. Blown-up egos, mistaken identities and drunken soldiers abound. The Barber of Seville is one of my very favorites. Simply be adventurous and openminded, and it will pay off more than you could ever imagine.
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Michaelson Expands Musical Horizons cal vocals accompanied by singular drumbeats and a monotone backdrop two tracks on the album, “Home” created a track that was far more and “Girls Chase Boys,” are full of intense than I previously thought the whimsical and light background Michaelson was capable of. The sad ballads on this album music and lyrics that I had expected are also executed wonderfully and from Michaelson’s music. Listening to Michaelson’s soft gave a real glimpse into Michaelson’s voice singing “This is my home / search for love and coping with a loss Where I go when I have nowhere else of love. “Open Hands,” which features to go” on “Home,” harkens back to the aura of comfort and happiness singer-songwriter Trent Dabbs, is that comes across in “The Way I Am” strikingly emotional and relatable. As Michaelson mourns over a from 2006’s Girls and Boys, perhaps Michaelson’s lost love, crying out biggest commercial “Now go on and hit to date. drift away / The tide Even so, as the can hold you out,” “[Michaelson’s] album it’s hard to not feel a album progressed, I was surprised was cohesively diverse twinge of empathy. when she showed a She continues to with all tracks bearing stray deviation from the from the feelher signature sound, feel-good songs that good with her track made her popular. “Over You,” which while still reaching a There’s still the larger emotional range.” features the band A inescapable wit Great Big World. of “Be OK” and Her sultry voice “Everybody,” but conveys the unishe takes a slightly different approach versal pain of trying to get over to the tunes this time around. someone, although I personally did “Wonderful Unknown,” which not find A Great Big World to be a features singer-songwriter Greg complementary voice. Laswell, creates an entrancing slow Overall, Michaelson delivered on tempo that brings the listener on a this album. journey with Michaelson “into the Although her old-time fans may dark and wonderful unknown.” not enjoy this new, slightly darker Laswell’s appearance on the track version of Michaelson, I found that only promulgates this solemn vibe, as the emotional tracks were a great new his deep voice balances Michaelson’s dynamic. airy voice perfectly to create a wonHer album was cohesively diverse derful chemistry. with all tracks bearing her signature But that was far from the only sound while still reaching a larger surprise on Lights Out. emotional range. On “Handsome Hands,” the tre— Contact Saher Fatteh at mendous build-up with her email@example.com
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Rathskellar and Dad’s Garage participated in a range of improv games, boasting names such as “Song Styles,” “Confessions,” “New Choice” and “Music On-Off.”
Comedy Troupes Find Excellent Chemistry, Humor Continued from Page 9 sonal favorite was Futch because he unapologetically expressed himself through emotional and engaging dialogue. His believability in each and every character that he portrayed made it impossible to take your eyes off him. The night began, as every Rathskellar show does, with its Emperor, College junior Josh Jacobs, engaging the audience. The first half of the audience was asked to shout out their favorite breakfast item; the second half of the audience was asked to shout out their favorite color. Then, the entire audience was asked to scream the dirtiest thing they could think of to encourage and remind people that Rathskellar runs a “no-smuck” show. “New Choice,” an improv game where a bell is rung and the improviser must pick a new phrase for the phrase said right before the bell, was the first game of the evening. In this case, Dad’s Garage’s Rueben Medina and College junior Neel Ghosh teamed up for a nauticalthemed game. The duo was hilarious together as they were able to bounce off of each other and make transitions seamlessly. From Ghosh inviting himself into Medina’s boat to Medina’s discomfort towards the idea of Ghosh using his towel, the two had a charismatically witty banter. Ghosh and Medina later paired up for a game called “Music On-Off,” in which a character must switch from saying to singing his or her lines on cue. In the game, Medina and Ghosh
played sisters, and they were flawless. From brushing their hair to putting on mascara to commenting on the fact that the mirror made them look fat, the two were perfect together. Throughout the entire sketch, the laughter from the audience never died down. Another improv game (and one of my favorites) is called “Song Styles.” Frost, College sophomore Rebecca Han, College junior Ali Reubenstone and College senior Kristie Denlinger all participated. From reggae to country to spicy Latin music, Reubenstone and Denlinger made up lyrics to the tunes all following a goldfish theme. Frost and Han played the roles of radio commentators and they definitely provided some entertaining commentary to accompany the musical stylings. Reubenstone was especially on point with rhyming lyrics and interpretive dance moves. Following “Song Styles” was a film noir sketch with Jacobs and Frost. The sketch took place at a laundromat and was insanely hilarious. Jacobs delivered his deadpan lines with sharp accuracy, and Frost did not miss a beat in her responses. An interesting talent of Jacobs’s is his ability to incorporate musings from earlier in the skit and even from other sketches entirely. This interconnection between sketches made the entire program flow together fluidly. Another fun improv game that brings in audience participation is called “Confessions.” Once again, anyone who has been to a Rathskellar show knows how this game works, but essentially audience
members write confessions down before entering the room and the improvisers incorporate the confessions into their sketch. Reubenstone and College junior Julia Weeks acted out the roles of an annoyed, inconsiderate personal shopper and a fabulously wealthy client. While “Confessions” is usually a laugh-out-loud sketch, this one was less entertaining than previous games. The final improv game of the night was a long-form that included all members of both Rathskellar and Dad’s Garage. Though there were many funny sketches, it was a little difficult to follow as the sketches kept changing quite quickly and then picking up again a few minutes later. Nonetheless, seeing all members on stage and getting to experience all of their talent was enjoyable. Overall, the evening was an astounding success both in terms of the turnout and the content. Rathskellar was as good as ever, and the incorporation of professional improvisers made sketches that much funnier. A much-needed break from the stressful onset of final exams, Rathskellar provided a comical compilation of sketches that left everyone wishing they could improvise their way through finals. For those who missed Saturday’s show or for those who just can’t get enough of the immense improv talent, Rathskellar will be having their final show of the year on April 28 in Harland Cinema.
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Senior Johnathan Chen chips onto the green. Chen led the Eagles last weekend with a score of 149 at the Navy Spring Invitational. The Eagles finished in tenth in the tournament.
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each went two-for-four. Kahn added a two-for-five game for another solid The Grizzlies fought back, adding multiple-hit effort from the Eagles. a run in the top of the fourth and preThe game didn’t spoil what has venting Emory from scoring for the been a very impressive season for duration of the game. Emory. Hinojosa took the loss for the “This season has certainly been a game after allowing four runs, three success, although we all realize that of which were earned, over two we haven’t reached our potential,” innings of play. Welch said. “We played well against McMahon GGC; they just pitched three played a little bit betinnings of relief, “This season has certainly ter, and that’s going allowing a run been a success, although we to happen sometimes. on three hits with He continued: all realize that we haven’t “What’s important three strikeouts. reached our potential.” Gross and is that we come Bitanga each finback strong against ished the game — Jared Welch, LaGrange and then with a pair of Senior catcher close it out against scoreless innings. Huntingdon in a On the three-game series Grizzlies side, this weekend.” starting pitcher The Eagles are Tyler Carpenter earned the win to starting their final week of the reguimprove to 6-1 in 2014. Meanwhile, lar season. The men will be traveling the Grizzlies’ pitcher Zeke to LaGrange College for a 7 p.m. McGranahan pitched a scoreless game tonight. — Contact Nicola Braginsky at ninth. email@example.com Junior Brett Lake and Toscano
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The Eagles wrapped up their spring tournament season this past week, finishing in a 10th place tie at the Navy Spring Invitational. The 36-hole tournament was played April 18-19 on the 6,528 yard par-71 Naval Academy Golf Club in Annapolis, Md. Head Coach John Sjoberg spoke highly of the experience that the team had. “This tournament was something we added last year; it’s a unique trip to come play a Division I tournament at the end of the year,” he said. “It’s a good field for us, a handful of Patriot League and Ivy League schools, so it was great to compete with some of those Division I schools.” The only Division III team amongst 18 teams, the Eagles tied for 10th place with a score of 610 (308302) over the two-day tournament. Senior Johnathan Chen spearheaded the team effort, finishing in a 17th place tie in the 90-player field with a score of 149 (77-72). “We played much better the second day and fairly well for 14 holes.
Seven, eight and nine are tough holes, so it was a tough finishing stretch,” Sjoberg said. Freshman Colby Hipp followed four shots behind with a card of 153 (72-81), good for a 38th place tie. Senior Alec Berens recorded a 156 (78-78), and senior Will Roth shot 159 (81-78). Junior Alex Wunderlich rounded out the scores at 162 (88-74). “The Navy tournament is one of my favorite tournaments that we play. It is great to see how we stack up against top Division I teams,” Berens said. “We had the opportunity to play with the Navy team the second day and talk to them about life at the Naval Academy. It was great to get an inside look at their day-to-day lives versus ours.” The team will now wait the next two weeks for the remaining NCAA tournaments to play out, after which the NCAA will reveal bids for nationals on May 5th. The Eagles are hoping to get a team bid, but if not the NCAA may select an individual to compete in the national tournament next month. With three of the five members of the traveling team graduating this year, the Eagles will miss their veteran players.
“Next year will be difficult without Alec, Will and Johnathan,” the freshman Hipp said. “We can never replicate what those guys brought to the team, and I will miss them all. I hope I can pay it forward to a younger teammate and be as good a leader to him as they were to me.” Consequently, with three traveling spots opening up for the fall, the team is looking for the younger players to step up to the challenge. “It’ll be very different next year without those three seniors, and I’m curious to see who comes back in the fall ready to take advantage of that opportunity, because it’s going to be wide open,” Sjoberg said. With the spring season wrapped up, the Eagles are taking it easy for the next couple weeks and reflecting on their game. “This tournament marked our last collegiate regular season event, and looking back on my four years, I have nothing but positive takeaways,” Chen said. Mike Phillips and John Sjoberg have really made my four years here at Emory truly a great experience.”
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Freshman Michelle Satterfield prepares to return a serve. Satterfield paired with senior Gabrielle Clark for the Eagles’ number one doubles team on Monday against NAIA opponent Georgia Gwinnet College. Emory defeated Georgia Gwinnett 6-3.
Squad Beats NAIA Opponent, Wins Eighth Straight By Ryan Smith Sports Editor The women’s tennis team traveled to Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) on Monday afternoon for a rematch of an early season match — the Eagles defeated the GGC Grizzlies, the top-ranked NAIA school, 7-2 on Feb. 25. The score was different, but
the result was the same, as the Eagles prevailed 6-3. Emory, currently ranked second nationally in Division III, improved to 20-2 on the season. Georgia Gwinnett fell to 13-3. It was the Grizzlies’ first home loss of the year. The Eagles used a strong performance in the singles matches to earn the victory. Emory won each match
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from the one through five spots, spearheaded by senior Gabrielle Clark’s victory in number one singles and sophomore Beatrice Rosen winning in number two singles. Clark defeated GGC’s Valeria Podda in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. Rosen similarily had little trouble taking care of the Grizzlies’ Judith van Fraaijenhoven, prevailing 6-1, 6-0.
Freshmen Melissa Goodman and Katarina Su both gutted out key three-set wins. Georgia Gwinnett did earn the edge in doubles play, taking two of the three matches. The lone Emory win came in the number three game, with Rosen and junior Rebecca Siegler teaming up to earn an 8-2 victory.
With the win, the Eagles’ winning streak is now at nine matches. Next up for the Eagles is their most important stretch of the season — the University Athletic Association (UAA) championships, beginning this Friday against New York University in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
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The NFL draft is only 17 days away, and speculation is running rampant as to who the Houston Texans will select with the first overall pick. Will Houston go for a quarterback? God knows that the Texans need a gunslinger in the backfield. After Matt Schaub led the team to the worst record in the league last season, the Texans traded him away to Oakland and signed former Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. But we all know that Fitzpatrick and back-up T.J. Yates are just not going to cut it. For one, Fitzpatrick went to Harvard. It seems pretty safe to say that he is too much of a nerd to lead an NFL team to the Super Bowl. Furthermore, T.J. Yates has the same first initials as the leader of the gang of kids who starred in the old cartoon Recess. Yes, we all loved T.J. – he was funny, easy-going and a little pudgy. But anyone who was a kid around the turn of the 21st century knows that you would want to pull a prank with T.J., but you would want Vince being your quarterback. The fact of the matter is, the Texans have no Vince. The problem, however, is that this draft does not appear to have a Vince either. There is no standout quarterback who leaps out off the draft boards, who screams to general managers around the league, “I am your man – I am your Vince.” There is Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy-winning party boy from Texas A&M. More than any other player in recently memory, he epitomizes the ideal of “I put the team on my back, doe.” Furthermore, he has the nerve and the daring persona that are necessary to succeed in the NFL. How do we know? Because Johnny posted a video to his Instagram account recently that demonstrates his possession of these two qualities. The video begins with Johnny standing on a dock near a young man in the water on a jet ski. The jet ski takes off, Johnny throws the football and next thing we know, the guy in the jet ski has caught it (your Eagleeyed On fire correspondent cannot actually confirm this because he (or she) could not actually make out the football in the video, but the guy on the jet ski celebrated like he had caught it, and we will give him and Johnny the benefit of the doubt). This is nerve. This is daring. This is the kind of video that we should start posting to the On Fire Instagram account. However, there are questions surrounding Johnny’s character – does he have too much fun to succeed in the supremely focused world of the NFL? Furthermore, will his game translate from college to the pro game? Because of these doubts, the Texans seem unlikely to pick Manziel. So that leaves Blake Bortles of UCF and Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville as potential franchise quarterbacks in this draft. But put yourself in the Texans’ shoes. Do you really want to build your franchise around a man named Blake Bortles? That sounds like the name of a bumbling farmer in a British children’s story. Besides, everyone knows that alliteration is fantastic in the sports section’s headlines but awful in the names of quarterbacks. And Teddy Bridgewater. His name is pretty cool – Bridgewater brings to mind epic quests in Middle Earth and knights saving damsels in distress. And Teddy is like Teddy Roosevelt, who did a killer job in Night at the Museum. But rumor has in that when picking a quarterback the Texans care more about things like arm strength and foot speed than in how epic a name someone has. And they seem to have certain doubts about Mr. Bridgewater that disincline them from taking him number one overall. However, there are some inspiring players on the defensive side of the ball that the Texans are reportedly interested in, especially Jadeveon Clowney, the defensive end from South Carolina and Khalil Mack, the linebacker from Buffalo. Jadaveon Clowney clearly has the cooler name, but since the Texans have already made it clear to us that awesomeness of name is only one of many criteria with which they are evaluating players, we will not harp on it too much. Either player should make a valuable contribution to the Texans’ defense. And if they are lucky, they will be able to snag Bridgewater at the beginning of round two. If we had the first pick in the draft, we would take Ego Ferguson, defensive tackle from LSU. With a name like that, how could he be a bust?
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Club Golf Gurmehar “G” Sethi qualified for the National Collegiate Club Golf Associations’ (NCCGA) National Championships. Sethi is the first member of the club to ever qualify for the national championship, which will be held April 26-27 at the Crystal Springs Golf Resort in New Jersey. Sethi has a scoring average of 82 throughout the two regional tournaments this semester and boasts a low round of 77. Featured Athlete: Zachary Rosenberg Junior sprinter Zachary Rosenberg picked up two second place finishes at the Mountain Laurel Invitational last Friday. He ran a career best 22.62 second 200-meter dash, the seventh fastest in the University Athletic Association (UAA) this season. His time in his other second-place finish, the 400-meter dash, was 50.47 seconds. Of the Eagles’ 201 points in their victory, Rosenberg brought in 16. Featured Athlete: Morgan Monroe Senior Morgan Monroe brought in three first-place wins for Emory in the Mountain Laurel Invitational on Friday. She ran a new personal record in the 100meter dash with a time of 12.64 seconds, the seventh-best in the UAA this year. She finished the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.78 seconds, the only UAA athlete to break the 15-second mark this season. She ran the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.21 seconds. She raked in 30 of the Eagles’s 147 points in the invitational. Featured Athlete: Johnathan Chen Senior Johnathan Chen finished tied for 17th out of 90 in the Navy Spring Invitational over the weekend. His score was 149, seven over par, over 36 holes. Chen’s average of 74.9 strokes is the lowest on Emory’s team this season. The only Division-III team in the invitational, Emory finished 10th of 18 teams.
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Senior first baseman Megan Light knocks a ball into play. Light had five RBIs in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader against Maryville College (Tenn.). The Eagles won the first game of the doubleheader 10-1, and lost the second 4-0. The team is now waiting to hear their postseason fate.
Eagles Split Doubleheader at Maryville By Zoe Elfenbein Staff Writer The softball team hit the road to face off against the Maryville College (Tenn.) Scots for their final games of the regular season. The Eagles walked away from the doubleheader with bittersweet feelings as they won the first game 10-1, but later fell 4-0 to the Scots that very same day. Emory finished the season with 36 wins and 7 losses, ranking 15th in the nation. The Eagles started the day off strong, finishing the Scots in just six innings. During the first frame of play, senior Megan Light kickstarted offensive play after slamming the first homer of the day that produced
a total of three runs for Emory. The early lead was extended when junior Moira Sullivan hit a double, allowing for junior Micah Scharff and sophomore Hannah Sendel to cross the plate. In just the first inning of play, Emory established a hefty lead that the Scots were unable to recover from. Again, Light proved to be an offensive leader as she knocked a home run that produced two runs. This was Light’s 16th home run of the season. Sendel followed with a solo home run for her 12th of the season. The score now stood at a solid 8-0 Eagles lead. During the week leading up to
the doubleheader against Maryville, Light had been named the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) Softball Hitter of the Week after impressive performances against Covenant College and Piedmont College. During the final sixth inning of play, Sendel came up big when bases were loaded. She hit a double that allowed for senior Lauren Gorodetsky and freshman Taylor Forte to make it home for the Eagles’ final runs scored in the contest. Highlights of the win included Sendel’s three hits in four trips to bat and three RBIs. Right behind her was Light, who finished with an impressive five RBIs, tying her own school record.
On the defensive end of things, senior pitcher Amanda Kardys contributed to the win allowing only four hits while striking out five batters. In the last seven games, over the course of 35 innings, Kardys has struck out a total of 22 batters and walked only four. Emory did not find as much offensive success during the second game of the day against Maryville, where the Eagles fell to the Scots 4-0. The loss ended their seven-game winning streak. The team had numerous scoring opportunities, but the Eagles were not able to convert on any. Over the course of the entire game, Emory had a total of nine hits and had runners on base in every single inning, but none
of the runners made it home. This was the first time the Eagles were shut out since the final game of the 2011-2012 season. Maryville also struggled for a majority of the game to put runs on the board. The scoreless 0-0 tie was eventually broken when Maryville exploded with three runs during the fifth inning. Emory was unable to answer, and the game ended in a loss for the Eagles after the Scots added a final run to make the score 4-0. Both freshman Brittany File and Kardys pitched for the Eagles; File faced a total of 18 batters, while Kardys saw 11 batters at plate.
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Junior Jordan Selbach takes a hack. Selbach is batting .342 for the Eagles, who are approaching the stretch drive of their regular season. They lost 5-2 to Georgia Gwinnett College this weekend and will visit LaGrange College tonight.
Squad Falls Behind Early on Senior Day By Nicola Braginsky Staff Writer Emory fell 5-2 to the fourth-ranked Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) Grizzlies on Saturday afternoon. The loss was a tough one for the Eagles, as it was their Senior Day at
Chappell Park. With the loss, the Eagles fell 25-10 for the overall season, while the Grizzlies improved to 41-8 for the year. Before the game started, Emory’s graduating players were recognized. Seniors Mike Bitanga, Josh Bokor,
Robert Gross, Brandon Hannon, Ben Hinojosa, Daniel Iturrey, Jared Kahn, Matt McMahon, Ryan Toscano and Jared Welch will all be leaving the Eagles in just a few short weeks. This class amassed 99 wins, three University Athletic Association (UAA) titles and an NCAA tourney
berth in 2012. After falling behind 4-0 in the first two innings, Hannon led a comeback in the bottom of the third inning, driving a pair of runs with a two-out single.
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On Friday the track and field teams put on an impressive display, winning 12 total events at the Mountain Laurel Invitational at Sewanee: The University of the South (Tenn.). Emory’s men won first place overall with 201 total points and its women won third place overall with an aggregate score of 147 points. Behind the points, many of Emory’s gifted athletes were able to carve out individual achievements. Senior Morgan Monroe, winner of the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.64 seconds, the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.78 seconds and the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.21 seconds, felt the most nervous for the hurdle race. “The hurdles are always the most unpredictable race in track and field,” Monroe said. As a senior, this is Monroe’s last season. Monroe hopes that she mentored her younger teammates. “I personally take a tougher approach on the younger runners at the beginning of the year so that they take training seriously, but then I move to a more supportive, nurturing role once the racing starts second semester,” she said. While Monroe personally connects with her younger teammates, there are “plenty of leaders on the team […] we all lead by example.”
Going into the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship meet, Monroe is ready to add more victories to her already illustrious career. “Before a race I always try to remain focused and execute the race I train for,” she said. On the men’s side, Ian McIsaac won second place in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.06. His marvelous pace is unmatched by any Eagle this season. “Initially, after the race, I knew that a bunch of us had done well,” the freshman said. “When my legs felt like Jell-O after I finished, I figured I must’ve done something right.” McIsaac is looking to take advantage of the heightened expectations he set on Friday and mark a new lane for himself at the UAA Championships. “I am a little nervous about running in my first really big collegiate race, but I’m excited to have such a great opportunity to run well in Chicago,” he said. He is extremely confident in his team going into the UAA’s. “The team morale is looking as positive as ever,” he said. “Of course everyone is always eager to set new records, and those are never off the table.” The Eagles will begin competition in the UAA Outdoor Championships Saturday at the University of Chicago.
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