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The Independent Student Newspaper of Emory University

Volume 94, Issue 47

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Every Tuesday and Friday DEPARTMENT CHANGES


College Faculty Grievance Claims Bylaw Violations Committee Denies Faculty Three Out of Four Requests By Jordan Friedman Executive Editor Additional Reporting by Editor-in-Chief Arianna Skibell

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ollege freshman Clarke Harned enjoys the first-ever Puppy Palooza, a puppy petting zoo hosted by the Student Programming Council (SPC) and Pawsitive Outreach yesterday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Asbury Circle. Atlanta adoption organizations brought the dogs to campus. Sponsors included PAWS Atlanta, Canine Assistants, Pets for Vets Georgia and DeKalb County Animal Control.


New Interdisciplinary Health Major Proposed By Lydia O’Neil Staff Writer The College Curriculum Committee approved in March a new major in Human Health, which could join Emory’s list of majors by fall 2013 if approved by the Board of Trustees and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This program — the brainchild of Center for the Study of Student Health (CSHH) Director and Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology Michelle Lampl — consists of faculty members who are as interdisciplinary as the study itself. The major would require a total of 41 credit hours fulfilled by three foundational health courses, a medical or health ethics course, a quantitative methods course, several electives, a senior project and two courses in each of the major’s three sections: descriptive analysis, mecha-

nistic understanding and translational applications. Senior Lecturer of Religion Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, Associate Professor of Economics David Frisvold, English Professor Laura Otis and Women’s Studies Professor Rosemarie Garland-Thompson are among the 100-plus scholars, scientists and leaders from Emory’s College and professional schools, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other governmental and non-governmental agencies who will instruct health students. Lampl, who initiated the major in 2007, calls it “the first of its kind.” The major, she said, can benefit students “seeking careers not only in health, medicine and the traditionally-related fields, but humanities, arts, theology, business, economics and law,” as well as “emerging positions we have yet to realize are out there.” After helping to launch the Global



Health and Predictive Health minors in 2010 and 2011, respectively, Lampl saw the creation of a Human Health major as “the next logical step,” she said. With no peer university model to work from, more than 35 college faculty members began meeting repeatedly to develop the major starting in early fall 2012. Just a year later, it will likely be offered as an official area of study after undergoing review by the Board of Trustees, College Dean Robin Forman said. “Nothing is even close to what we’re doing, as far as health studies,” Forman said of other universities’ advancements. “It’s what’s distinctive about Emory — our ability to create these new programs.” According to Forman, who has been traveling throughout the U.S. to speak to newly-admitted high school seniors, there is “student excitement”

among future undergraduates about the Human Health major. Lampl said she has already received more than 50 inquires from students at Emory. However, students may not be the only ones enthused. “A great deal of faculty members are interested in participating in this,” anthropology professor Peter Brown said of the program, which draws from a multitude of departments, including neuroscience and behavioral biology, economics, French and Italian, sociology and environmental science, among others. Brown has been running the Global Health minor — the college’s most popular minor, he said — for the past seven years and is currently teaching Introduction to Global Health, which would serve as one of the new major’s three foundational courses.

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A group of 18 faculty members filed a grievance to the College’s Grievance Committee earlier this month, claiming that the process that led to the department changes announced last semester violated faculty bylaws and governance principles. The Grievance Committee has since ruled that it does not see reason to take further action on the issue. All of those who signed the grievance are part of departments or programs affected by the cuts. The 13-page grievance, obtained by the Wheel last week and dated April 4, is the first document to specifically detail all of these alleged violations. The document reveals numerous claims about the elimination of departments and programs in the College as well as the decision to suspend admissions to several programs in the Laney Graduate School. The grievance — citing Emory bylaws, minutes from Faculty Governance Committee (GovCom) and faculty meetings, letters sent to administrators and governing principles — asks the Grievance Committee to recommend that the University void the cuts and “affirm the primacy of the Bylaws.” The document illustrates concerns about a lack of transparency in the department changes process, particularly a limited amount of faculty involvement and issues surrounding the activities of the College Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC). CFAC is a subcommittee of the Faculty Governance Committee (GovCom) and was responsible for helping College Dean Robin Forman evaluate departments in the multi-year process that culminated in the cuts. All members of CFAC resigned from the

SEE ONLINE For access to the full documents, visit

FACULTY CRITICISMS Sept. 14, 2012 Emory announces department changes.

Oct. 30, 2012 Emory AAUP releases statement on cuts.

Jan. 23, 2013 Faculty vote for committee to review cuts.

April 4, 2013 Eighteen College faculty submit grievance.

April 14, 2013 Grievance committee issues response to grievants. committee last month. However, in an April 14 response to the grievance signed by Sheila Cavanagh, a professor of English and the chair of the College Grievance Committee, the Grievance Committee wrote that it “does not have any recommendations to make at this time.” In addition to Cavanagh, the College Grievance Committee consists of three faculty representatives each from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and math. In the two-page Grievance Committee response — also obtained by the Wheel last week — Cavanagh wrote that the Grievance Committee does not hold the responsibility of hearing grievances pertaining to the

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Admissions SGA Appoints Justice, Office Sends Chairs to 47th Legislature Unintended Emails By Rupsha Basu Staff Writer

By Dustin Slade Asst. News Editor Savannah Jones, a high school senior from Chicago, received an email on the afternoon of April 5 from the Emory Office of Undergraduate Admission congratulating her on her acceptance to the College and inviting her to an admitted students event as part of the Choose Emory campaign. Jones immediately called her mom to express how excited she was that she had been admitted to her top choice school. However, upon checking OPUS, she noticed her status on the waitlist had not changed. Jones was one of approximately 350 wait-listed students who wrongly received the invitation to accepted student events. The Emory Office of Undergraduate Admissions accidentally sent out multiple emails that

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The 47th legislature of the Student Government Association (SGA) unanimously appointed committee chairs, a new executive member and a new associate justice to the Constitutional Council yesterday. College sophomore David Bailey was appointed as associate vice president for alumni relations. The position is a two-year appointment — during the first year Bailey will assist the current vice president for alumni relations and assume the position himself during the second year. College junior Shaunesse Jacobs was appointed chair of the SGA student life committee. The committee addresses issues of community life, academic life, admissions and financial aid, according to the bill. Levi Lyman-Barner, an Oxford sophomore who will attend Emory this fall, was appointed chair of the SGA governance committee. The committee reviews legislation pertaining appointments, organizational structure, governing documents, impeachments and apportionment evaluation, according to the bill. College senior Winston Hanks was appointed as chair of the SGA Campus Services Committee. He will


be in charge of overseeing campus planning, information technology, parking and transportation, sustainability and food services, according to the bill. Finally, College senior Daniel Lemaitre was appointed associate justice for the Constitution Council. Justices decide questions of constitutionality and oversee hearings. In this case, the council needed three justices to hear a case, but they only had two, which is why SGA needed to appoint another justice. The Office of Sustainability gave a presentation to the legislature about its long-term goals and ways in which Emory can be efficient to achieve them. Currently, the office manages energy and water conservation, waste reduction and green buildings and space. Some of the office’s long-term goals include reducing total consumption by 25 per cent by 2015 from 2005 levels, which is achievable, according to the Office of Sustainability’s Programs Coordinator Emily Cumbie-Drake. Emory has not been as successful in reducing waste. The goal is to divert 65 percent of overall waste

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TEDxEmory held their 2013 conference on Saturday with multiple speakers including CNN reporter Josh Levs and former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California Carlos Moreno.

TEDxEmory Hosts 13 Speakers By Rupsha Basu Staff Writer Emory hosted 13 speakers who discussed a variety of topics related to the sciences, humanities and arts at TEDxEmory’s Saturday event in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Auditorium. The event, which was founded and began in 2010, is one of the largest of its kind in North America. This year it drew around 600 spectators. This year’s conference invited a number of professionals from multiple disciplines including David Wolpe,

named Newsweek’s most influential rabbi in the nation in 2012, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court Carlos Moreno and Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines Director Henrik Christensen.

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NEWS ROUNDUP National, Local and Higher Education News • In protest of their indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay, 84 of the prison’s 166 detainees, most of whom are being held without charge, are now on hunger strike. Though such strikes are frequent at Guantanamo, the current protest, which began in February and has grown rapidly in recent weeks, is one of the longest and most widespread. While none of the prisoners are in life-threatening condition, 16 are being force-fed and five have been hospitalized. • U.S. federal prosecutors are preparing charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon suspect currently unable to speak due to a bullet wound to the throat. Though incapable of verbal communication, Tsarnaev has been answering interrogation questions in writing. The 19-year-old suspect could face the death penalty if charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill people. After a massive manhunt, during which his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died, Dzhokhar was apprehended on Friday evening. Both brothers originate from Chechnya and had been living in the U.S. for about a decade.



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band James Toth were arrested in Atlanta early Friday morning when their Ford Fusion, driven by Toth, failed to maintain its lane. A Georgia State Patrol officer pulled them over and began field sobriety tests on Toth. Witherspoon, however, protested the officer’s orders for her to remain in the vehicle and was resistant to arrest upon failing to heed his warning. The couple had been filming “The Good Lie” at such locations as Sugarloaf Mills Mall and Peachtree Baptist Church. Another unidentified passenger took a cab from the scene.

— Compiled by Staff Writer Lydia O’Neal

• Reese Witherspoon and her hus-

Corrections The Wheel reports and corrects all errors published in the newspaper and at Please contact Editor-in-Chief Arianna Skibell at

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This Week In Emory History

POLICE RECORD • On April 21 at 3:57 a.m., Emory police received a call from the house director of the Kappa Alpha (KA) house located at 14 Eagle Row. The house director noticed multiple individuals attempting to break into the house and was able to identify those individuals to police. Officers located the individuals by White Hall. The students, who are members of the Sigma Chi fraternity, claimed that they were pulling a prank and not committing a crime. According to the individuals, they were avenging a previous prank by KA.

front door by a group of individuals. Upon attempting to make contact with the suspects, the individuals ran away.

• On April 21, officers received a report from the house director of the Alpha Epsilon Pi house, located at 17 Eagle Row. According to the director, the door handle was ripped off the

• On April 17, officers received a report of an unlawful entry at the Alpha Tau Omega house located at 12 Eagle Row. According to the report, persons unknown removed ADHD

• On April 20 at 11:39 p.m., Emory police were notified of an odor of marijuana from a room in Harris Hall. When officers arrived on the location, they located the scent and found two individuals with the marijuana. Officers cited one of the students with possession of less than an ounce. The incident has been turned over to Campus Life.

Medication and amphetamine salts from a room in the house. The medication is valued at $380. The incident has been turned over to an investigator. • On April 18 at 6:15 a.m., Emory police received a call of a damaged gold Honda Accord on Dickey Drive. According to the owner of the car, it was keyed at the parking lot sometime earlier in the day. The incident is currently under investigation.

— Compiled by Asst. News Editor Dustin Slade

May 5, 1995 Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. DuBois Professor of the Humanities and chair of the Afro-American studies at Harvard University, gave the Class of 1995 Commencement address on Monday, May 8. Speaking on the issue of race, Gates had written many books and contributed regularly to The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review and The Nation. Earlier in 1995, Gates lectured at a Jewish Educational Alliance sponsored program titled “Blacks and Jews: Common Sense and Common Ground.”

EVENTS AT EMORY TUESDAY Event: Data Visualization Workshop Time: 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Location: Woodruff Library 312 Event: Emory Woman’s Club Meeting Time: 10 a.m. — 12 p.m. Location: Houston Mill House Event: Earth Week Festival & Farmers Market Party Time: 11:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. Location: Cox Hall Bridge & Asbury Circle Event: Emory Farmers Market Time: 12 — 5 p.m. Location: Cox Hall Bridge Event: Laura Ranum, PhD — “Repeat-Associate Non-ATG Translation: Lessons from SCA8 and Myotonic Dystrophy” Time: 12 — 1 p.m. Location: 5052 Rollins Research Center Event: Meet Me @ Lullwater Walking Group Time: 12:15 — 1 p.m. Location: Lullwater Preserve Event: Athletics — Men’s Tennis Time: 1:30 — 3:30 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center

Event: Athletics — Women’s Tennis Time: 3 — 5 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center Event: Emory in Atlanta: “Superwomen and Sacrifice: The Mind/Body Connection” Panel Discussion & Networking Reception Time: 6:30 — 9 p.m. Location: Miller-Ward Alumni House Event: CIPA/SYE Experience Dinner Time: 6:30 — 8 p.m. Location: Thomas Lounge, Complex Hall Event: Panel Discussion and Book Signing Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall Event: “And all that Jazz...” Time: 8 p.m. Location: Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

WEDNESDAY Event: Toastmasters@Emory Club Meeting Time: 8 — 9 a.m. Location: Old Dental Building

Event: How to Read a Million Letters Time: 12 — 1:30 p.m. Location: Modern Languages 201 Event: Preparing Your Blackboard Courses for Next Semester Time: 1:30 — 3:30 p.m. Location: ECIT 217 Woodruff Library Event: “New Roles for an Ancient Organelle: Ciliary Defects Cause Cystic Kidney Disease and Structural Birth Defects” Time: 4 — 5:30 p.m. Location: Whitehead Biomedical Research Bldg. Event: Compassion Meditation Group Time: 5 — 6 p.m. Location: Cannon Chapel 106 Event: Ryan Boyle Time: 5 — 7 p.m. Location: Emory Barnes and Noble Event: Finding Your Financial Freedom: Investments Time: 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. Location: Goizueta Business School 338 Event: DareHablar — Spanish Conversation Club Time: 6 — 7 p.m. Location: White Hall Main Lobby

Event: Urban Roots film screening Time: 7 — 10 p.m. Location: Food EU Event: Creative Writing Awards Night Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Woodruff Library Jones Room Event: “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005) Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: White Hall 205

THURSDAY Event: Current Strategies in the Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Foregut and Midgut Time: 7 — 8 a.m. Location: Emory University Hospital Auditorium Event: Research and Clinical Careers Fair Time: 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. Location: Student Activity & Academic Center Event: Zotero Workshop Time: 11:30 a.m. — 12:45 p.m. Location: Woodruff Library 314



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Speakers Discuss Clinical Depression, Kindness Continued from Page 1 TED is a non-profit organization that fuses components from technology, entertainment and design at conferences around the world to foster innovation and dialogue. TEDx events are independently organized, and their objective is to simulate a TED conference experience. While they must follow the rules and regulations of TED, they are self-organized. College freshman and TEDxEmory Online Media & Marketing Team member Chandler Wald said TEDxEmory thought of around 55 individuals they were inspired by or people they knew. The list of speakers was then narrowed down based on who TEDxEmory members were most interested to hear and who was available, according to Wald. This year, TEDxEmory partnered with the Emory Alumni Association to bring in speakers, according to College senior and TEDxEmory Director of Operations Jonathan Katzner. The event started off with Dr. Larry Young, the Chief of the Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatric Disorders at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Young’s research tests the effects of oxytocin and vasopressin, two hormones that are released in the brain, on monogamous relationships and love. Every year, Emory hosts a student

speaker competition. This year’s winner, College senior and first-year student at the Rollins School of Public Health Hugh Green, introduced the audience to smart cities, which have sustainable economic development. He cited Masdar in the United Arab Emirates as an example, which is a zero-carbon, zero-waste city. As TED’s objective is to spread ideas that relate to modern society, two of the speakers discussed what they referred to as a disease of civilization: clinical depression. Lynn Garson (’81L) explained her 30-year battle with depression and other mental disorders and encouraged the audience to be more conscious of mental illness, especially to suppress the negative stigma around it by eliminating phrases like “that’s crazy” from their vernacular. Many of the audience members were familiar with TEDtalks. “I watch a lot of TED videos all the time, but this is my first event,” College senior Kristen Tassini said. The audience consisted of Emory students, faculty, members of the Atlanta community and people from surrounding areas. E.P. Stallworth, a junior at Birmingham-Southern College (Ala.), is a long-time TED fan and drove two and a half hours to Emory because it was the closest TEDx event to her. “I have loved TED forever,” Stallworth said. “The inner nerd inside of me is jumping up and down.” Some of the speakers delivered speeches that encouraged people to

take action. Jamie Grant, a magician who is featured in “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” for putting a sealed deck of cards into a glass bottle, leaves these bottles with inspirational messages at random locations for people to find and keep. Grant emphasized the importance of going out of your way to do kind acts for other people. “Random acts of kindness are a complete waste of time,” Grant said, explaining that kindness should be specific and have focus. Film director and photographer Harun Mehmedinović spoke about his experience growing up in wartime Bosnia. He explained that he felt like he was living more in the moment when his life was in danger than when he moved to the United States. Mehmedinović encouraged the audience to live in the moment. “Any time you look at the watch you’re not living in the present,” he said. Along with live speakers, videos from TED conferences were shown, including Neil Harbisson, a colorblind man who uses a device that is connected to his brain which translates color into sound frequencies to understand the world around him. The program was hosted by Josh Levs, a former CNN broadcast journalist and a previous TEDxEmory speaker. “We were fortunate to have a lot of great speakers,” Katzner said.

— Contact Rupsha Basu at


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he Dobbs University Center (DUC) held “Thank Dooley It’s DUC Day” on Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Coca-Cola Commons. The event included games, cake, prizes and a photo booth, as well as food from Tin Lizzy’s Cantina and Mirko Pasta.

Error Affects Less Than Two Percent of Applicants Continued from Page 1 invited wait-listed students to attend various “Choose Emory” admitted student receptions across the country, according to Daniel Creasy, the director of communications in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The email error affected less than two percent of the overall applicant pool, Creasy said. This amounts to about 350 students. “These invites were sent to admitted students in these four regions, but unfortunately, due to a technical glitch, the invite was also received by a small number of wait-listed students,” Creasy wrote in an email to the Wheel. The first email was sent to stu-

dents around 4 p.m. on April 5. The beginning of the email, which was forwarded to the Wheel by Jones, read: “Congratulations once again on your admission to Emory University! Out of a record applicant pool, we’ve chosen YOU to join the Class of 2017 because of your involvement in your school and community, stellar academic accomplishments, and potential to impact our campus.” The Office of Undergraduate Admission sent out a clarification and apology to those not admitted following the initial email six hours later. The apology email read: “On behalf of Emory University, I would like to apologize for the email you received earlier today inviting you to our Choose Emory admitted student

events. This message was intended for admitted students only, but unfortunately, due to a technical oversight, an additional group of applicants also received the message.” Jones explained that she was very confused by the offer and that she was initially upset by the accident. Emory admissions counselors received a few follow-up phone calls from students who had received the email, but the situation was then clarified, according to Creasy. “All systems have glitches, but that is damaging emotionally especially for someone who is dead set on Emory and didn’t get in in the first place,” Jones said.

— Contact Dustin Slade at




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Document Highlights Claims of Bylaw Violations; Grievance Committee Issues Response Continued from Page 1 graduate school or University. Those aspects of the grievance were therefore not addressed. In addition to recommending that the University void the program eliminations and position cuts, the grievance contains a section devoted specifically to the program admissions suspensions in the Laney Graduate School, stating that a lack of communication and failure to abide by proper governance procedures also took place in that school’s process. The Grievance Committee, in its decision, responds solely to two sections of the grievance, the first of which states that the administrators involved in the department changes process failed to follow articles in the University Bylaws and College Faculty Bylaws. The other section consists of four requests — three of which the Grievance Committee denied — present at the end of the document. Other claims that were documented in the grievance but not acknowledged in the Grievance Committee’s response include the ideas that CFAC “operated in secrecy and was not accountable to GovCom or the faculty at large” and that GovCom was essentially excluded from the process and did not receive a report from CFAC in the crucial seven-month period during which many of the decisions about the cuts were made. The grievance also states that CFAC’s activities were kept secret from the faculty. In a statement to the Wheel released soon after Cavanagh sent the grievants her findings, the grievants wrote: “The grievance speaks for itself. It documents the many violations of Emory rules, policies and Bylaws that occurred in pursuing the cuts. These violations represent a fundamental breakdown of University governance. The Grievance Committee’s response is deeply inadequate and fails to address the multiple violations. That failure significantly compounds the problem, demonstrating that Emory College faculty have no meaningful recourse when their rights are violated.” Cavanagh, writing in an email to the Wheel that “the work of the grievance committee is confidential,” declined to comment. Several other members of the Grievance Committee also either declined to comment or referred all inquiries to Cavanagh. The Faculty Bylaws state that the Grievance Committee is exempt from notifying GovCom of its activities and is not required to circulate a report of its actions to all members of the College faculty. Jason Francisco, an associate professor in the visual arts department and one of the signatories on the grievance, wrote in an email to the Wheel that the bylaws do not grant confidentiality to the Grievance Committee. “They simply say that the Grievance Committee does not have to report to GovCom and the chair does not have to report to the faculty as a whole,” Francisco said. “More to the point, the Grievance Committee is using this as an excuse to say they do not have to inform the grievants of

the committee’s decision. That seems wrong.” The Grievance Committee presented the faculty with its response in an email on Monday, April 15. Cavanagh wrote in the email, which contained an attachment with the Grievance Committee’s response, that according to “GovCom” — with no clarification on a specific individual — that the bylaws do not require that GovCom or the College faculty receive information concerning the Grievance Committee’s recommendations.

“... These decisions rightly fell within the jurisdiction of the faculty.” — College faculty grievance

“The bylaws very clearly state that your committee is [exempt] from any rules requiring communication to protect confidentiality, so the email would simply be a courtesy,” the email states. Regardless, the Grievance Committee requested that the response be sent to the grievants, Cavanagh wrote in the email. Stefan Lutz, the GovCom chair and an associate professor of chemistry, declined to comment. The faculty grievance alleges that the elimination of University departments and programs represent “two critical violations” of the Emory University and College Faculty Bylaws. The first violation, according to the document, is that the cuts disregard “the faculty’s primary responsibility for curriculum,” especially given the fact that administrators have said these decisions were not implemented for financial reasons. The other is that the department changes violate GovCom’s responsibility to represent the faculty in governance matters. Among the many other claims elaborated upon in the grievance is the University’s failure to adhere to the Statement of Principles Governing Faculty Relations, known as the “Gray Book.” For example, the Gray Book states that the Board of Trustees is permitted to discontinue an academic program under “extraordinary circumstances.” The grievance states that administrators have not cited such circumstances in implementing the cuts.

Responding to Four Requests The grievance asks that the Grievance Committee respond to four requests, the first of which involved affirming the essential nature of the University Bylaws. In the Grievance Committee response, Cavanagh wrote that because the committee had already ruled on the presented issues, it “finds no cause to pursue this matter further.” In the grievance, the faculty members also requested that the Grievance Committee “exercise its responsibility” as stated in the University Bylaws,

and recommend that the University void the department cuts. The committee replied that it serves only the College and therefore cannot make recommendations to the University. The third asks that because the bylaws call for the Grievance Committee to file its recommendations to the Dean or an “appropriate administrator,” that the committee submit its findings to Provost Claire Sterk given that Forman was directly involved in the cuts. The committee, though, responded that it would communicate its findings to Forman, with a copy forwarded to Sterk. The final recommendation was that the committee submit its response by the end of the spring semester. The committee did so.

Presenting the Claims In regard to the claim that the cuts breach the faculty’s responsibility for curriculum, the grievance cites the University Bylaws that state that the faculty of any Emory school has jurisdiction over its educational programs. The grievants mention a letter that Forman sent to the College community in announcing the changes on Sept. 14. The letter reads, “While our financial challenges add urgency to these decisions, these are fundamentally academic decisions.” “As such, these decisions rightly fell within the jurisdiction of the faculty,” the grievance notes. In the Grievance Committee response, however, Cavanagh wrote that the minutes of an Oct. 18 GovCom meeting — which took place almost a month after the cuts were announced — and an interview with Lutz on April 12 indicate that GovCom feels the decisions were “primarily programmatic ones,” though they “certainly have implications for the curriculum.” As a result, she wrote, GovCom decided to receive faculty input partly through CFAC instead of through the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committees. “We believe this was a reasonable decision,” Cavanagh wrote in the response, in reference to the Grievance Committee. Another claim in the grievance states that the department changes process violates GovCom’s responsibility to represent the College faculty. A cited bylaw notes that the administration must consult with GovCom on matters that impact the College and its faculty, including but not limited to alterations to College programs and “the setting of priorities and goals for the College.” “GovCom itself had no real understanding of the administration’s intentions until after the fact,” the grievance states. “As the record makes clear, the faculty did not decide to undertake this major change in curriculum. Rather, the College Office made the decisions and told GovCom about them afterward.” Later in the document, the grievants allege that in the years following CFAC’s official establishment as a subcommittee of GovCom in 2008, the group failed to provide “full, accurate or detailed reports” to GovCom faculty representatives.

New Major Is Relevant to Modern Health Care, Lampl Says Continued from Page 1 National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of French Dalia Judovitz would teach “The Art of Living,” which she has taught only once before. According to Judovitz, her class “examines the idea of healthful living as an art rather than merely a science” and addresses questions like “how to think about death, illness, misfortune and our emotions in order to learn how to better value and enjoy life.”

“My interdisciplinary approach ... combines theoretical and practical understandings of the body,” Judovitz said. “Health is not simply about the fate of the physical body, but also its mental beliefs, imagination, desires and appetites, which are difficult to manage or regulate.” Lampl described health for individuals as “a function of their existence.” She said she sees vast potential for the upcoming study, citing the Affordable Care Act, United States

health care as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Global Health Initiatives and breakthroughs in predictive and preventative research as evidence of the field’s undeniable significance and rapid growth. “These factors have led me to recognize that ‘health’ may be to this and the coming decades what ‘tech’ was to the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s,” Lampl said.

—Contact Lydia O’Neal at

CFAC members had said they were granted confidentiality in their activities, according to the grievance, which would mean CFAC was “unaccountable to the faculty.” Yet, in its response, the Grievance Committee quotes the minutes from the Oct. 18 GovCom meeting during which the issue of faculty input was revisited. According to the minutes highlighted in the response, neither GovCom nor CFAC has the authority to “make actual decisions about reorganization of resources within the College.” GovCom, therefore, is “comfortable” with the process used to advise both Forman as well as former College Dean Bobby Paul, who first developed CFAC, according to the minutes. In the response, the Grievance Committee states that these minutes and the interview with Lutz indicate that GovCom feels it was able to effectively provide input to Forman on the decisions, both directly and through CFAC. While the Grievance Committee has said it would not respond to the issues surrounding the Laney Graduate School or the University, the grievance itself claims that problems existed in the ways that the graduate school decisions, much like the College decisions, were conducted.

“... The official avenues of grievance and appeal supposedly available to faculty who believe they have been unjustly trusted are not really there.” — Walter Reed, William R. Kenan University Professor and Director of the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts, grievance signatory

The Executive Council — which, according to the Laney website, reviews proposals for “changes in existing courses or programs on a rolling basis” — was never consulted about the cuts, nor were the Directors of Graduate Study and the

Laney Appointments Committee. Consultation with these groups is required as part of Laney’s governance structure.


Reactions and the Next Steps While the grievance itself is not directly affiliated with the organization, some of the grievants are also members of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), an organization that supports shared governance and academic freedom at universities across the United States. The Emory chapter of the AAUP has been involved in investigating the department changes since the fall and has been in contact with the national AAUP office about the document. Sharon Strocchia, a professor of history and the current president of Emory’s AAUP chapter, confirmed in an email to the Wheel that she has been in contact with the national AAUP office but does not have more information to add at this time. Additionally, Gordon Newby, the Goodrich C. White Professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and the vice president of the Emory AAUP chapter, wrote in an email to the Wheel that the local AAUP chapter is “trying to determine if there is a helpful role for the AAUP and, if so, what that might be.” Walter Reed, the William R. Kenan University Professor and Director of Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts and one of the professors who signed the grievance, wrote in an email to the Wheel that he is unsure of what the next steps for these faculty members will be. He wrote that at this point, he believes the faculty group will “keep looking for some duly constituted court of appeal to hear the case, until there is one.” He described the “brief and dismissive response” of the Grievance Committee as “irresponsible and insulting” because, he wrote, it did not attempt to address the numerous bylaw violations detailed in the grievance. “What this response confirms for me is that the official avenues of grievance and appeal supposedly available to faculty who believe they have been unjustly treated are not really there,” Reed wrote. “They have rusted out. We need some new ones.” Faculty signatories to the grievance included, from the journalism

Journalism David Armstrong Sheila Tefft

The ILA Walter Reed Angelika Bammer Kevin Corrigan Sander Gilman Anna Grimshaw Sean Meighoo Catherine Nickerson Kimberly Wallace-Sanders

Russian Juliette Apkarian Vera Proskurina Elena Glazov-Corrigan

Economics Samiran Banerjee

Visual Arts Jason Francisco Julia Kjelgaard

Educational Studies Robert Jensen Carole Hahn

program, David Armstrong and Sheila Tefft; from the Institute of Liberal Arts, Walter Reed, Angelika Bammer, Kevin Corrigan, Sander Gilman, Anna Grimshaw, Sean Meighoo, Catherine Nickerson and Kimberly Wallace-Sanders; from the Russian program, Juliette Apkarian, Vera Proskurina and Elena GlazovCorrigan; from the Department of Economics, Samiran Banerjee; from the Visual Arts Department, Jason Francisco and Julia Kjelgaard; and from the Division of Educational Studies, Robert Jensen and Carole Hahn. — Contact Jordan Friedman at



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Freshmen entering schools such as Boston University may not be as prepared for college as their high school teachers believe, according to a new study by ACT officials. The study’s results indicate a discrepancy between the opinions of college professors and high school teachers regarding students’ preparedness to take college courses, said ACT Director of Public Relations Edward Colby. “The overall survey is designed to get a sense for what is being taught,” Colby said. “… We’re still looking at all the detailed findings regarding the curriculum and skills, but what we released this week was a report that looked at some attitudes and some other areas that we discovered as we were looking through the data.” Colby said ACT officials conduct the National Curriculum Survey every three to five years and distribute it to teachers at all levels. The current installation was released Wednesday. “We survey teachers at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, as well as instructors of first-year college courses all across the country,” he said. Eighty-nine percent of high school teachers believe their students “are ‘well’ or ‘very well’ prepared for college-level work in their subject area,” while only 26 percent of college instructors agree, according to the survey. Colby said almost 10,000 teachers responded to the survey, which

from landfills by 2015, and it is currently diverting 35 percent. Cumbie-Drake encouraged SGA to create committees to guide the University’s sustainability goals. Finally, the Emory Bubble, a student-run web portal, wanted SGA’s support in its vision to replace LearnLink as an avenue for students to discuss academics. Currently, the Emory Bubble website is a media platform that pools information about activities beyond the classroom, including campus organizations, sports, dining, concerts and nightlife. Emory is phasing out LearnLink over a three-year process, this being the second academic year, according to the representative. Members of the legislature said that they no longer used LearnLink or had very little use for it. The representative from the Emory Bubble, however, explained that he frequently used LearnLink as a freshman, and the reason the webportal was created was for students to use it in a similar fashion. The website allows students to pose questions, similar to the way the class comments section of LearnLink operates, and provides a forum for discussion. Beta testers will begin using this new component of the web-portal starting May 1.

— Contact Rupsha Basu at

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Profs. Find Freshman Unprepared By Heather Martin The Daily Free Press, Boston U.

asked what skills teachers believe are the most important for students in their respective subject areas and what skills they actually teach. Postsecondary instructors were surveyed about which skills they believe are most crucial to success in first-year college courses. BU writing professor Jura Avizienis, who teaches freshmen in Writing 100 and Writing 150 classes, said members of the Class of 2017 have been well prepared in structuring arguments. “I get the impression that a model for writing gets dropped into their heads [before college] and it’s very hard for them to get out of that,” she said. “They’re really good with all the technical parts of a paper. They know how to structure an argument.” However, Avizienis said students lacked skills in other areas such as content analysis. “Technically and superficially, they’re amazingly strong, but I find they’re not so good at analytical thinking,” she said. Several BU students, however, said they felt as if they were sufficiently prepared for college-level coursework when they began school. “To be honest, I felt pretty prepared for the workload,” said College of Arts and Sciences freshman Gretchen Donlan. “The amount of responsibility they [college professors] give you and that you have to plan out for yourself is what I was least prepared for.” Ben Coleman, a CAS freshman, said he felt properly equipped with the study skills necessary for collegelevel exams.

“Unlike high school, you are in a class because you are interested in the material and because you want to learn it,” Coleman said. “The professors will help you if you seek them out, but you definitely will not get extra attention from the professors automatically if you are failing.” Improving access to classroom technology and familiarizing high school teachers with increased standards can help eliminate the disconnect, according to the study. “Writing is taught exclusively in the context of writing English papers — even though my training was literature, my courses are more political and geographical and I don’t want them to be looking for symbols and meanings,” Avizienis said. “I want them to be engaging with arguments. That’s what high schools need to do more of.” Sarah Bassett, a College of Fine Arts junior, said self-discipline is an important skill for college students to possess. “It [self-discipline] is something you’re born with, but you can definitely teach that,” she said. “In college, you have a lot of time on your own and you get distracted and that’s when you don’t do well.” Bassett said she was unprepared for living on her own when she transitioned from high school to college. “They tell you it is going to be a huge transition, and then you don’t really understand it until you actually go through it,” she said. “… There’s the whole social aspect that people do not tell you about, and you get distracted and lose track of study time, and that’s what you’re here to do.”


Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Editorials Editor: Priyanka Krishnamurthy (

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Ryan Gorman

Ryan Gorman is a member of the Class of 2015. This is his first cartoon published in the Emory Wheel.

Unity Through Tragedy at Emory Vigil Supporting Those Affected by Boston Marathon Bombing Brings Community Together The effects of the Boston Marathon bombing have extended beyond just Boston, reaching people across the nation. We at the Wheel would like to send our condolences to those who were directly and indirectly affected by this calamity. Moreover, we would like to commend the Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life for organizing a vigil last Wednesday, a peaceful demonstration that honored those affected by the incident. On such short notice, the vigil was well-planned and executed excellently. And this event supported religious diversity, with prayers from five different religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism. It is commendable that as a community, Emory was able to come together despite all of the controversy that seems to have divided different groups on campus. We are proud of the unity that is Emory; though we are geographically far away from the incident, we were still able to unite with those beyond our physical borders to show our respect. This is a reminder that regardless of what happens in this world, as a community, we are still one, and when moving forward, we should maintain this spirit of togetherness. Though we believe that in certain respects, the social media handling of the situation was not as beneficial as it could have been, we were still able to see the human capacity to do good. For example, social media can be used as a means for awareness and support. Google+ displayed its support, as did those who engage in social media by sharing photos in order to raise awareness. And of course, we cannot forget the people themselves who sacrificed their lives to try and save as many people as they could. As mentioned previously, there some areas of social media that were lacking. As a college newspaper, we take inspiration from other news organizations on how we should operate. Some instances of coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing is an example of what not to do. For example, 4chan launched an amateur investigation and wrongly predicted suspects. It’s as if some sources were trying to predict first rather than correctly. The focus of the tragedy should not, at this time, be foreign policy or domestic issues. It should be not be gun control and immigration policy. Now is the time to come together, to watch positivity shine through our hearts and minds. It is a time to recognize that many people are hurting, and the best thing to do is show our support.

An (Immoral?) Ode to Chick-fil-A

Emory’s Marketing Has Drastically Improved The Use of Social Media and Newly-Designed Admissions Packets Help Prospective Students This year, Emory began a new social media campaign to attract accepted students to campus. For example, prospective students who were accepted in the Early Decision round were sent a care package containing an 18-inch cardboard cutout of Lord Dooley. Accepted students were directed to post pictures of themselves with our unofficial mascot on the Emory Class of 2017 Facebook group to stir up excitement on a variety of social networks. On the whole, admissions packets have also seen drastic improvements this year. They now feature a colorful envelope with an aerial photo of campus, a window sticker and brochures about attractions around Atlanta. Admitted students are also given access to a newly redesigned website, which includes videos, answers to frequently-asked questions and offers assistance for planning a visit to campus. We at the Wheel are pleased with Emory’s new marketing efforts, which illustrate a more personal approach to attract students. The college market is growing all the more competitive — for students, but also for universities as they work to attract accepted students. Emory has enjoyed record application numbers in the past few years, and we are glad to see that the Office of Admissions is also stepping up its post-acceptance efforts to keep pace. We are especially excited by Emory’s effort to engage accepted students across various social networking platforms. Social networking has shown itself as the foremost method for engaging and interacting with large groups of people and we appreciate that the University is taking advantage of this useful new tool. Social media’s content-rich format allows prospective students to get a better sense of what to expect from the Emory experience, and we believe that this is a very effective way to attract accepted students to campus. Of course, there’s no substitute for visiting campus, and so we encourage prospective students to come to Atlanta before the weather gets too hot.

Jessica Goldblum | Staff

The Implications of a Mysterious Removal VINCENT XU

Ciao bella, Chick-fil-A! Your final days in Cox Hall are slipping away faster than the chicken sandwiches disappear during lunch hour. O sweet, juicy-yet-crunchy chicken sandwiches. I prefer thee without pickles, just chicken and bun. Splatter one packet of mayo in between and you have my weekday lunch staple. For balance, toss in an order of waffle fries fresh out the fryer, the ridges still glistenThe above staff editorial represents the majority opinion of the ing with 100 percent peanut oil, yes, toss in an Wheel’s editorial board. order of those. It was the waffle fries that first enraptured me. I was in sixth grade, and those waffle fries were so radically different than the golden brown slend-ies from McDonalds or BK. The skin was still on ‘em, the bite was so rich and full. I recall heading to the drive-thru HE MORY HEEL on a Sunday afternoon only to see it closed. Arianna Skibell EDITOR-IN-CHIEF What’s this? Applebee’s would have to do that day. In high school, my adoration switched to Jordan Friedman Executive Editor the Chick-fil-A operating in the food court of Volume 94 | Number 47 Lane Billings Managing Editor Quaker Bridge Mall, off Route 1 in Jersey. And now, my current betrothed is being taken News Editor Ryan Smith Business and Advertising Nicholas Sommariva Bennett Ostdiek away. But in all these years, was my ChickEditorials Editor Asst. A&E Editor Glenys Fernandez BUSINESS MANAGER fil-A chowtime immoral? Priyanka Krishnamurthy Emelia Fredlick Sports Editor Asst. Photo Editor Blaire Chennault Sales Manager Some brief context: Chick-fil-A is owned Nathaniel Ludewig James Crissman Maggie Daoiri Design Manager Student Life Co-Editors Features Editor by a Baptist family, the Cathys of Georgia, Jenna Kingsley Nick Bradley and last June, Dan T. Cathy, the President, Account Executives Elizabeth Howell Copy Chief Arts & Entertainment Editor Bryce Robertson, Lena Erpaiboon, Salaar Ahmed, Adam Sonam Vashi COO and son of the founder, gave his stance Annelise Alexander Harris, Diego Luis Associate Editors Photo Editor on marriage. In an interview with a Christian Mandy Kline Emily Lin Business/Advertising Office Number Justin Groot news organization, he said Chick-fil-A supAsst. News Editor Vincent Xu (404) 727-6178 Karishma Mehrotra ported “the biblical definition of the famOnline Editor Dustin Slade Ross Fogg ily unit.” In other words, the Cathys oppose Asst. Sports Editors same-sex marriage. Further, Kim Severson of The New York Times reports a 2011 invesThe Emory Wheel welcomes letters and op-ed submissions from the Emory community. tigation of Chick-fil-A’s tax records, which Letters should be limited to 300 words and op-eds should be limited to 700. Those selected show the company’s operators, its WinShape may be shortened to fit allotted space or edited for grammar, punctuation and libelous content. Foundation and the Cathy family had donated Submissions reflect the opinions of individual writers and not of the Wheel Editorial Board millions of dollars to groups involved in or Emory University. Send e-mail to or postal mail to The Emory Wheel, defeating same-sex marriage initiatives. Drawer W, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. 30322. This was a textbook PR disaster. Despite it all, according to Leon Stafford of The




Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the company posted $4.6 billion in sales in 2012, up by 14 percent from $4.1 billion a year earlier. I wasn’t kidding about them waffle fries. I’ll sidestep the debate and just go straight to the point: Chick-fil-A and its owners are intolerant. Given this, are my lunch hour trips to the Cox Hall Chick-fil-A immoral? I buy my usual, the chicken sandwich with waffles fries and two packets of mayo. But through this action, though it is a commercial transaction for food, is this choice immoral? I’m buying something that in all likelihood is engineered to taste delicious, and in going through with this transaction, I not only receive my food; I am also, essentially, contributing to Chick-fil-A’s profit margin. This money is spent supporting intolerance, as well as adding value to a company whose hegemony has sided with intolerance. I’m not endorsing their position, obviously, but I am economically aiding their cause. So am I in the wrong? It seems like it. So then, and perhaps this is even more troubling, why do I keep going back? And do the views of Chick-fil-A constitute sufficient grounds to remove a commercial restaurant from campus? In other words, is Chick-fil-A’s removal from Cox perhaps unfair? Well, the decision to remove Chick-fil-A was not related to politics or student calls for its removal, according to the senior director of Emory’s Food Service Administration in a March 22 Wheel article. PolitiFact Georgia, a Tampa Bay Times organization, published a piece on April 19 which investigated this claim (the article is titled “Emory says Chick-fil-A decision not political” and is written by fellow Wheel editor Karishma Mehrotra. No, I’m not plugging a colleague; it’s a diligent piece of reporting which gives you a real taste of Emory). While there was an objective process to review all food vendors, according to the report, incomplete documentation provided by Emory did not confirm the claim that

Chick-fil-A was not removed for political reasons. A student co-chair of the Food Advisory committee said the restaurant’s values were a contributing, but not a deciding factor, in the committee’s decision. However, the same student later clarified values refers to “human development values” such as physical well-being. Yet proposed plans call for pizza and pasta to replace Chick-fil-A, so this claim seems questionable as well. Honestly, who knows with the Emory administration these days. According to the same PolitiFact piece, Emory instructed the students on the Food Advisory committee to no longer comment on the issue, and the Food Service director who made the initial claim referred all inquires to Campus Communications. Of course, that is the office where all inquires go to die. I guess in a year of bungled PR, Campus Communications might be trying out a new, more conservative strategy: saying nothing at all. Regardless of the ultimate reasons for the restaurant’s removal, why not let the students vote with their wallet? Are not the daily decisions of the individual consumers who frequent Cox the freest way of determining whether Chick-fil-A, and its views, belong on campus or not? If Chick-fil-A is bigoted and does not reflect our values, then business will suffer and eventually be driven out. Some committee and some surveys and some focus groups should not determine Chick-fil-A’s removal. The real surveys at the cashier’s line should. Unless our actual values are not reflected when we purchase a chicken sandwich? But in that case what’s wrong with giving customers what they want? Hah. I do know, however, that I’ll be sorely missing Chick-fil-A next year.

Associate Editor Vincent Xu is a College junior from Princeton, N.J.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013




Boston Bombing and Human Rights

Mariana Hernandez | Staff

In the Wake of Tragedy, What Do We Focus On? An article published by The Onion last Thursday titled “Jesus, This Week” quite succinctly encapsulated what most Americans likely felt about the events which unfolded recently. An explosion in Boston, followed by another in Texas, killed or maimed hundreds of people. At the same time, a comprehensive gun reform bill failed in Washington. All told, it was a horrible week in the United States. Amidst all of this bleak news, legislation passed in Congress that slipped through the cracks of the media. This new bill, if signed into law, could affect every American who uses the Internet, and it would blatantly violate the Fourth Amendment. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed by a vote of 288 to 127 in the House. The bill’s purpose, as its text reads, is “to provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes.” Ostensibly, CISPA would allow private companies to identify cyber threats and then report them to appropriate government or private agencies where they may be addressed. This seems like a good thing. In a world where cyberterrorism is an increasing fear, and where skilled hackers can potentially access private and public records online, we probably should have increased cybersecurity. However, CISPA does little directly to ensure the public’s safety. Instead, the bill would allow companies, such as internet service providers, search engines or social media outlets, to anonymously share private

information and data to government agencies and other private companies “notwithstanding any other provision of law,” according to the bill. In short, Google, Facebook or any other company could share your information with the government free of legal liability, effectively eliminating online privacy.

We must choose to live in either a free society or an oppressed one. The Fourth Amendment ensures “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects,” and several recent judicial decisions establish precedent for this right to be extended to online communications as well. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill, however, explicitly disregarded the Constitution, voting down an amendment to the bill that would ensure user data submitted to the government would be kept anonymous. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Boston bombings were invoked during debates for CISPA, continuing a dangerous trend. Time and again, lawmakers have chipped away at civil liberties in the name of “security” and in response to “threats.” These sorts of scare tactics have the effect of galvanizing public support for what would otherwise be objectionable policies and regulations. Take, for example, the city of Boston as the manhunt for the second


suspect in the bombing was underway: police, SWAT teams and federal agents went door-todoor in Watertown, Mass. searching houses without warrants. While this technically did not violate the Fourth Amendment (it was an emergency circumstance), it does represent an extreme instance of citizens sacrificing their rights in the interests of public safety — and in this case it appears to be justifiable. As a democratic society, however, it is our duty to be wary of situations in which our rights may be violated. Surely the most important right is that of life but, to paraphrase the words of Patrick Henry, our right to life must not be purchased at the expense of chains and slavery. As such, we must choose to live in either a free society or an oppressed one. Choices like this are immediately evident in the wake of tragic disasters which politicians are so eager to abuse for political gain. It is true that a government has a responsibility to protect its citizens. It is equally true that a democratic government must protect its citizens’ rights. CISPA may not pass the Senate. Even if it does, it may not receive President Obama’s signature. However, a greater issue is on the table here — liberty versus security. Both are essential to a wellfunctioning democracy, yet neither is easy to maintain. The solution is a responsible and informed electorate which holds its representatives accountable, so that the next time a “Jesus, This Week”-style event occurs, we can more effectively work to protect both life and liberty.

William Hupp is a College sophomore from Little Rock, Ark.


Speculating on the Boston Bombing Now that a full week has passed since the Boston Marathon and the horrible bombing that resulted in what we now know to be three deaths and over 180 injuries, we know a great deal more than when we started out. After the climactic events on Friday, in which police engaged in an aggressive shootout with suspects and the city of Boston was virtually shut down as part of an ongoing manhunt, one of the culprits was killed and police finally detained the other. The brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnev, aged 19 and 26, were identified by law enforcement as the two individuals responsible for the two homemade bombs that went off in the crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line. The two bombs — in addition to a third that the brothers set off during their later fighting with police — were built out of pressure cookers and packed with ball bearings and nails to maximize their potential damage. After law enforcement officials released the brothers’ photographs, they reportedly ambushed and killed an MIT police officer. They then carjacked a vehicle, taking the driver hostage, and shortly after midnight engaged in the shootout with police. Tamerlan was apparently shot in this engagement, and some sources report that Dzhokhar ran him over with an SUV in the confusion while he was attempting to escape. Though the shock of the events is still very fresh, and investigations are still ongoing, some initial facts have begun to paint a picture of what motivated the two brothers and led to the bombing. The Tsarnev brothers were Muslim immigrants of Chechen descent who came to the United States in 2002 after their father was granted both political asylum and, later, refugee status due to his connections with Chechnya. (The Chechen Republic has been involved in a number of protracted battles for independence with the Russian Federation until as recently as 2000, when Russian troops assumed direct control of the Chechen government and engaged in years of bloody conflicts with separatist resistance forces.) Tamerlan, the older brother, was married with one young daughter. He was an aspiring boxer, though due to back problems had only won a few regional titles. In 2008, he began to devoutly practice Islam. The FBI was first warned in 2011 by Russian authorities that Tamerlan had radicalized, but due to a lack of clear evidence and a failure of ongoing cooperation from Russian law enforcement groups, the FBI closed his file later that year. In January 2012, Tamerlan traveled to the North Caucasus region in Russia, where

Chechnya is located, and officials have commented that they believe Tamerlan received training from Muslim extremist groups in the region during that trip. Upon returning, he took an even more radicalized position that at points became disruptive. Tamerlan loudly disrupted a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day service at a Mosque in Cambridge, shouting that the imam should not be teaching about King because he was not a Muslim. Dzhokhar, by contrast, did not undergo the same sort of radicalizing transformation that his older brother had undergone. Graduating from high school as an all-star wrestler in 2011, he was awarded a $2500 scholarship by the City of Cambridge to attend college. Former acquaintances of Dzhokar from that time described him as very admiring of his older brother, almost puppy-like in his devotion. College friends described Dzhokhar as relatively normal and popular, and while one of his social networking profiles had links to Islamic websites and videos of fighters in the Syrian war, his friends mentioned that he never discussed politics. However, he began to struggle academically, and at the time of the bombing had failed seven courses over three semesters. It is still early in the investigation, and most of the assumptions being made to this point are speculative. However, if these reports are in fact true, the chain of events actually paints a rather tragic picture for Dzhokhar. It is possible that Dzhokhar joined in his brother’s plans to wreak havoc out of admiration of and love for his older sibling, in addition to his frustration at his academic struggles. Little evidence uncovered up to this point suggests that he had radicalized. Tamerlan, by contrast, clearly had accepted radicalized Islamic philosophy, and in his brother, he may easily have found a supportive accomplice. Unfortunately for Dzhokhar, he alone survived the shootout with police on Friday night. Should the evidence against him bear out, he will be convicted of his crimes, and he will face the consequences that come with willingly engaging in acts of terror against American citizens. And the families of the hundreds of dead and wounded from the Boston Marathon will breathe easier knowing that the person who harmed their loved ones is being brought to justice.

David Giffin is a second-year Masters in Theological Studies student at the Candler School of Theology from Charleston, Ill.


A New Coalition for Looking For Home Sweet Home The Democratic Party Could it be that the Republican Party’s unity against anything President Obama proposes is starting to crumble? 2010 seems like it was a long time ago — especially since the Republican resolve came from Mitch McConnell’s infamous dictum that his top priority was to make Obama a one-term president. A year ago, it would have been hard to imagine that Republicans could defy Grover Norquist and vote to raise taxes, endorse an immigration reform plan that allows for a path to citizenship and even oppose the NRA by supporting gun control. But that’s exactly what has happened as the party of “No” has seen the shortsightedness of this strategy. Even though the Senate defeated legislation last week to extend background checks, this vote only reaffirms the perception that they are out of touch with what Americans want. The legislation, co-sponsored by Republican Pat Toomey, has support from prominent Republicans like John McCain and Susan Collins. Many others have expressed support but lacked courage to make the final vote. It will be only a matter of time before such legislation becomes law. Marco Rubio, of course, came out in support of the immigration plan on seven Sunday morning shows and Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk and Rob Portman, who recently became the highest profile Republican to support gay marriag, followed suit. So what does this mean for the future of the party? Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus issued a sweeping declaration that basically said not to change any issues where the party stands but to voice opposition in a friendlier manner. Although the Republicans are becoming more open to the most common sense legislation after four years of an Obama presidency, as a whole, they have not learned anything from their defeat last November. Instead of regrouping and modernizing, the party establishment has remained ideologically stagnant, while former rank-and-file members have embraced popular, common-sense solutions. In fact, they seem opposed to many issues where there is a strong consensus. Ninety percent of Americans favor background checks for firearm purchases and 69

percent favor allowing undocumented workers to become legal residents. It shouldn’t be a surprise that, according to a recent Gallup poll, the biggest critique Americans have of the Republican Party is that it is unwilling to compromise. This is bad news for Republicans — the divide between the moderate and far-right wings of the party continues to grow and the leadership - be it Priebus, McConnell or John Boehner - is on the wrong side. So where does that leave the Democrats? They shouldn’t become lethargic or too comfortable with their current ideological and demographic advantages, but things are looking better now that some Republicans have begun to see things their way. When President Obama was revealed to be Time Magazine’s Person of the Year last December, he was noted for championing a host of solutions to change the trajectory of the United States. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt’s election in 1932, Democrats won the White House in almost every election until 1968. The only exception was Dwight D. Eisenhower, a moderate Republican for his time. Subsequently, from Richard Nixon’s administration all the way until 2008, Republicans have held the presidency for 28 out of 40 years. Republicans have been fretting the past few months that they have lost the popular vote five of the last six presidential elections - for good reason. Ideas that have been the foundation of the modern Republican Party, like opposing gay rights, ignoring scientific consensus on the reality of global warming and refusing to invest in new infrastructure and research, among others, have caused the party to fall out of favor. 60 percent of people under the age of 30 voted for Obama this past November and that might be the worst news of all for Republicans. There could very well be a new long-term consensus beginning with the Obama administration that would propel the Democrats for a generation. It should not take too many more elections to decide if the Republicans will wise up or not.

Online Editor Ross Fogg is a College junior from Fayetteville, Ga.

Katrina Worsham | Staff

The Hardships of Sophomore Housing Not long ago this year’s freshmen, myself included, participated in the sophomore housing selection. It was not a pleasant experience. First, I had to scout the different dorms. It was hard to imagine leaving the asbestosfree walls, glorious showers, even-tiled bathrooms, thermostats and spacious lounges of Longstreet-Means. It’s hard to move on after experiencing such luxury, especially to the stink and squalor of a dorm like Alabama. Along with many of my fellow freshmen, I rushed an Sophomore Adviser (SA) application with Longstreet marked as my first choice. It was rejected. And so, faced with the dreary prospect of Complex or Woodruff, I began to bite my nails in fear and anticipation. I also began to plan for the worst — an assignment to Alabama. I drafted an email with an excuse for not being able to live on campus next semester and prepared to send it, weighing my options. Essentially, the plan was to live for free on-campus. Between the libraries, the DUC,

other dorms and various secret hiding places on campus, I figured I could survive on campus without actually paying the exorbitant rent Emory demands for those death-traps they insist on calling dorms. I acquired a sleeping bag, drafted plans for a hammock, got some Goretex boots and began asking around. My question: do you leave your room unlocked on a regular basis? My plan was to stash various supplies in my friends’ rooms around campus and retrieve them as needed. Laundry could stay in the Longstreet laundry room, where the honest inhabitants would never dream of stealing or otherwise discarding my scavenged collection of second-hand clothes. My books would be a trickier subject, although I’m sure I could set them carefully among the less-perused volumes in the stacks — perhaps the tomes on psychothermodynamics. The more important textbooks I would keep on me or stash in my secret lair. Some of my more voluminous possessions

would have to be liquidated, but my guitar would have to be put somewhere safe and readily accessible. I had everything lined up and ready. When I received the news that on-campus housing was completely full, I sent the email I’d drafted excusing myself from on-campus housing and received a reply in the affirmative. My plan was about to come to fruition when a good friend forbade me to carry out my plan, telling me it was my inevitable fate (doom, some would argue) to room with him. So, just like that, my plans were thrown out. Eventually, a space opened up for us in Complex. Of course, my guitar was the real disqualifier for this plan: I could never bear to fall asleep without her tucked safely underneath my bed — that’s where she’ll be all of my sophomore year, on the second floor of Smith Hall.

Jonathan Warkentine is a College freshman from Almaty, Kazakhstan.



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Movies All College Grads Must See By Grace Cummings Contributing Writer Well, fellow seniors, we are standing at the precipice of something very terrifying and awesome. But, as we had cartoons in our childhoods, such as the lineups of Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, and angsty books for our high school years, such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, we have films to guide us through these stressful and uncertain times.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Legally Blonde (2001)

The Paper Chase (1973)

The Graduate (1967)

St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)

Into the Wild (2007)

Andy Sachs, played by Anne Hathaway before people hated Anne Hathaway, originally arrives in New York to be a journalist after college, but instead becomes a minion (okay, assistant) to Meryl Streep’s Anna Wintour-esque Miranda Priestly. The go-to movie in describing horrible bosses and crappy first jobs, Miranda has Andy running around New York City doing ridiculous tasks, such as the infamous Harry Potter manuscript incident. This deliciously snarky movie will put your first job into perspective. Data entry isn’t so bad when at least your boss calls you by your own name.

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is a perky sorority president whose WASP-ily named boyfriend Warner Huntington III dumps her before he goes to Harvard Law School. She initially gets into and attends Harvard Law School to win him back, but discovers a passion for law that makes her happier than a relationship with Warner Huntington III (you really have to say his full name every time you mention him) ever could. This movie is a tad … girly, since major exposition scenes take place in a nail salon, and there is a Chihuahua who wears clothes. But if you ever feel like law, medical or graduate school is too difficult or you don’t belong there, watch this movie and you will feel uplifted. And fabulous.

Another law-school movie, but like with “Legally Blonde,” the essence of this movie can also be applied to graduate and medical school. Incidentally, this movie also takes place at Harvard Law School. Hart (Timothy Bottoms) arrives at Harvard Law and is challenged by his tough professor Kingsfield (John Houseman). Hart begins to date a girl named Susan, but learns that Susan is Kingsfield’s daughter, so he uses her to get back at his professor. Like “The Devil Wears Prada,” this movie is essential if you need perspective. You’ll be under a lot of pressure in law school, but may you never sit in your underwear with a friend, surrounded by paper, obsessing over a grueling professor.

Raise your hand if you’re surprised that I included this. No one? Okay. Ben (Dustin Hoffman) doesn’t know what to do with his life after he leaves college, so he does his father’s business partner’s wife (Anne Bancroft). Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson! Anyway, during the course of his post-grad soul-searching, Ben falls in love with Mrs. Robinson’s daughter Elaine, which pisses off Mrs. Robinson. This movie is necessary if you’re finding yourself developing a “let the chips fall where they may” approach to post-grad life and you need to be proactive in your career and relationships. It is also a warning to not sleep with older sociopaths after you graduate college, or any time, really.

Starring the famous Brat Pack, “St. Elmo’s Fire” is like if the kids from “The Breakfast Club” graduated college and became more insufferable. (“The Breakfast Club” and the Brat Pack even share a few members — hello, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy!) This movie follows seven friends as they try to romance each other, follow their dreams and find out who they really are as people while they are caught between the rigors of college and the responsibilities of adulthood. It’s a good movie to watch if you’re worried about friendships after college, but be warned, this movie is so blatantly ’80s that the DVD comes with its own little Members Only jacket and neon makeup (I’m guessing).

If you don’t watch any of the other movies on this list, you must at least watch this one because you and Christopher McCandless will both be Emory grads. Emile Hirsch plays McCandless, who gave away his life savings to charity after he graduated from Emory to travel to Alaska and be Thoreau-ghly immersed in the wilderness. Even if you know McCandless’ story by heart after four years of having people tell you, “You know who else went to Emory? That ‘Into the Wild’ guy,” this movie has some interesting gems in the form of a pre-“Twilight” Kristen Stewart and a pre-“The Hangover” Zach Galifianakis. A must-see movie to live vicariously through McCandless when you have those “eff it all” moments.

So, there you have it. No matter what direction you take after college, Hollywood has your back. Whether you have the Mother of All Internships, are going to Harvard Law School (apparently the only law school that exists, according to movies) or will be finding your footing elsewhere, there’s a movie for that. — Contact Grace Cummings at



A Blank Slate for Emory Dance Company By Emelia Fredlick Asst. A&E Editor “Blank slate” is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot. But never has that phrase been more appropriate or foreboding than as the title of the student choreography production that will grace the stage of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts this weekend. The Emory Dance Company’s (EDC) Spring Concert is an annual opportunity for students in the dance department to present their own choreography in a professional environment. This year, the performance, which will run April 25-27, features world premieres by College seniors Kayla Davis, Lauren Kaplan, Heidi Liu, Andre Lumpkin and Julio Medina and College junior Emily Hammond. Davis explained that the performance title of “Tabula Rasa” describes a blank slate between each piece. “All of our pieces — all of us — are so different,” she said. “We liked the idea of the audience being able to clean the slate between each of our pieces.” Indeed, as I discovered when I sat in on final rehearsals this week, each piece has its own tone, conveys its own ideas and elicits its own feelings. Medina’s “Escucha la Ciudad,” or “Listen to the City,” is a piece of layers. At its most basic, it’s hip-hop. But it’s also about the mixture of dance genres — bringing hip-hop to the concert dance stage — and of people themselves. “We’ve got a German girl, a Latina, East Asians, a girl from the Midwest, the southern boy,” Medina said, scan-

Macklemore Earns His Stripes By Georgi Hristozov Contributing Writer

That’s unexpected, because the piece comes across as extremely precise, with every movement appearing calculated and determined. It explores several dichotomies: tension

YouTube announced on April 1 that they would stop accepting submissions for their online video “competition” to determine and announce a winner by 2023. Seattle emcee Macklemore might have preferred that this announcement were real, not just an April Fools prank, because his latest music video would have easily blown away the competition. He released a video in the early afternoon of April 17 for “Can’t Hold Us,” just one in his canon of phenomenal songs, summed up in a masterpiece known as The Heist. The launch of his independent album and the release of “Thrift Shop” in the fall propelled Macklemore, whose birth name is Ben Haggerty, and his producer/cocreator Ryan Lewis to stardom. You might have seen them performing live last week, as part of the Coke Zero Concerts downtown, and you have certainly danced to his upbeat ode to second-hand stores at any party you’ve attended in the last eight months His other songs, though not as popular, brilliantly deal with some remarkably profound subjects — drug abuse, commercialism, white privilege, religion and gay rights. “Can’t Hold Us,” whose music video I had been awaiting since the

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Dancers perform in College senior Julio Medina’s “Escucha la Ciudad,” which will premiere at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts this weekend. The piece is part of “Tabula Rasa,” Emory Dance Company’s spring concert featuring student-choreographed work. ning over his dancers. “Bringing all these very different people together ... it’s been really cool.” The diversity is obvious in their appearances but also in their dance styles. Within the group, there are native hip-hoppers, modern dancers,

ballet dancers. Yet for this piece, they don’t seem all that different: they perform with the same power, ferocity and unabashed cool. On the exact other end of the spectrum is Kaplan’s “How Much Space Between Each Clap,” a traditionally

modern piece which seemingly only utilizes the entire group as something from which to break away. “It didn’t stray [from what I thought I was working toward], but it definitely becomes its own entity,” Kaplan explained.




Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Fall Out Boy Returns to Save Rock and Roll By Anne Reynolds Contributing Writer

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Ben Haggerty, better known to the world as Macklemore, rose to fame last year with his smash hit “Thrift Shop.” The music video for his latest effort, “Can’t Hold Us,” was released on April 17.

Macklemore Continues His Heist Continued from Page 9 first week of senior year in high school, can best be described as an expression of pure joy. The lyrics, rapped as fast as humanly possible it seems, loosely describe the artist’s own rise to fame — he mentions his love for music, his goals as a performer and the independent spirit with which he and his crew are climbing the charts. His last year on the stage has proved that he is indeed a powerhouse in the music industry and can’t be held down. It’s near-impossible to listen to the track and not feel happier by the time it ends. The video, appropriately, is a piece of artwork, filmed on six continents in over three months. The plot is that of a robbery itself, a reclaiming of what has been lost. It intertwines several classic narratives in a beautifully visual metaphor for the rapper’s own triumph

— a rapid ascent to popularity. As an amateur vexillologist, I was captivated by the flag — the central image of the production, personally recovered from the Arctic by a wolfclad Macklemore and quite clearly inspired by Old Glory. He, Ryan Lewis, vocalist Ray Dalton and trumpet player Owuor Arunga proceed to carry the flag from continent to continent, spreading their message by way of planes, boats and automobiles. There are multiple ways to interpret the de-saturated wavy stripes and the phrase “The Heist,” scrawled on black fabric. I see this image as just one of the ways he subverts classic American archetypes — also depicted are a cozy ’50’s home on the back of a flatbed trailer, a cowboy on a camel, a barbershop on the beach and a wild spirit rejecting nature to embrace modernity.

The flag points out what has been stolen and from whom. Ryan Lewis deserves a fair share of the credit for his work on the track as well as the video. He crafts slow violin melodies and electronic sounds to complement the lively lyrics and gorgeous visuals, depicting the many frontiers mankind has conquered. Landscapes and cityscapes and most importantly, the trumpet twirl. 1080P is the only way to enjoy something so overwhelming. Macklemore has earned that final shot in the video — a view of the Heist flag flying proudly on top of the Space Needle.His success as a performer and brilliance as an artist have helped him conquer the U.S., and his flag is quickly finding new soil in the rest of the world.

— Contact Georgi Hristozov at

Fall Out Boy is back. And it’s about time. Since 2009, the band had been on indefinite hiatus. Frontman Patrick Stump pursued his own individual projects, while guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley left to form a new group, The Damn Things. And yet, with Save Rock and Roll, the band proves that, for them, there is still music left to be made. This is not the Fall Out Boy you remember, not the same band that released From Under the Cork Tree and Infinity on High. Fall Out Boy has evolved and, with Save Rock And Roll, almost completely cast off their punk roots. The most popular track, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up),” showcases the sound of the edgy, rock-infused band Fall Out Boy has become. As the song suggests, Fall Out Boy is figuratively “burning” their old songs and rising from the ashes, as per the first track on the album, “The Phoenix.” Gone are the powerful rock singles, such as “Dance, Dance.” In fact, the album is such a far cry from the old Fall Out Boy that despite their freshness, these two songs “The Phoenix” and “Light ‘Em Up” ring the truest to the band’s previous albums. “Light ‘Em Up” is not particularly inventive — in fact, most of the song relies on the repetition of the track’s title. What makes the song shine, however, is Patrick Stump’s vocals. He is absolutely phenomenal in every song in the album — in particular on “The Phoenix,” which is perhaps the best showcase of Stump’s vocal prowess. It begins with hard bursts of background guitar music, combined with equally forceful singing by Stump, before moving into the more lyrical-

ly-driven chorus. This song is perhaps the most justifiably “rock” song on Save Rock and Roll and yet, it still contains heavy pop elements. “Alone Together,” the third track, plays more like a sad pop song. There is little-to-no guitar play — one can barely hear the hints of acoustic guitar in the background in the lighter sections of the song. The same can be said of “Where Did The Party Go,” which is, once again, just a repetition of the song’s title phrase. Notable on the list of Save Rock

Fall Out Boy is figuratively ‘burning’ their old songs and rising from the ashes.

and Roll’s weak moments is “The Mighty Fall,” featuring an odd and ill-fitted collaboration with rapper Big Sean. Other collaborations add variety to the album — notably, “Rat A Tat” with Courtney Love and “Save Rock and Roll” with Elton John. In “Rat A Tat,” Courtney imitates Britney Spears, opening with “It’s Courtney, b-tch,” before continuing into her opening sequence and transitioning to Fall Out Boy’s portion of the song, leaving listeners wondering — why Courtney? It’s better than “The Mighty Fall,” but that may not say much. Disregarding Courtney’s portion of the song, “Rat A Tat” is actually one of the best songs on the album. It alternates between a fast-paced and edgy chorus of the titular “Rat A Tat” and a softer section. The combination of the two different styles of music within one song

draws the listener in for an entertaining final product. Title track “Save Rock and Roll” is a completely different animal. Despite its slow tempo, it is completely fitting as the ending track of the album, oozing the emotion fitting of a finale. Elton John’s harmony with Patrick Stump — another unexpected collaboration — is surprisingly successful. The lyrics of this song help to shed some light on the choice of name for the album. Stump sings, “Wherever I go / Trouble seems to follow / Only plugged in to save rock and roll.” Fall Out Boy isn’t necessarily trying to “save rock and roll” as a genre but salvage what it means to them personally. So, overall, how would I rate this album? It’s not the Fall Out Boy I cherished in my middle and high school years, and the change, for me, is almost too drastic. In particular, I protest the naming of the album as Save Rock and Roll; to me, there is little that is “rock” about any of this music. That being said, this is a good album. Patrick Stump’s voice, as already stated, is absolutely phenomenal and clearly at its very best. Change is growth, and Fall Out Boy has certainly grown. Though some, including myself, may criticize them for having grown “too mainstream,” such an evolution will help to keep the band’s music relevant for modern audiences. One also cannot expect a band to produce the same music record after record, though I personally miss the Fall Out Boy of Infinity on High. So, to sum it up, give Save Rock and Roll a try. It’s a pretty good album, boasting several singles — notably “The Phoenix” and “Rat A Tat” — that really shine. Who knows? You may be pleasantly surprised.

— Contact Anne Reynolds at

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Dancers rehearse for the Emory Dance Company’s spring concert, which will run April 25-27. The performance features world premieres choreographed by College junior Emily Hammond and College seniors Julio Medina, Andre Lumpkin, Kayla Davis, Lauren Kaplan and Heidi Liu.

Emory Dance Company Celebrates Student Choreography Continued from Page 9 and release, unity and individuality, fluidity and permanence. The piece is most intriguing in the hands of Hammond and Medina, two of the piece’s seven dancers, when they attempt to execute a duet. At least, Hammond does: she reaches for Medina, only to be pushed away. Yet she still continues dancing behind him, as if struggling to keep up. The two of them are graceful yet strained, delicate yet unsatisfied. That sense of complexity carries over into Hammond’s own contribution to the production, “I Have the Nicest Surprise For You.” She was inspired by Oscar Wilde, who once wisely noted, “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously

about it.” And that’s really the only way to absorb the work. Hammond said she was inspired by audiences’ innate desire to “understand” dance, and she hopes to encourage people “to not take the art form quite so seriously.” “I Have the Nicest Surprise For You” is primarily composed of duets: variations of similar phrases, simplistic motions transformed into theatre. The piece is constantly changing, taking different turns. It’s confusing and disjointed, but that’s exactly what Hammond was going for. Next up is “Ordeal of Ideals,” Lumpkin’s contribution to “Tabula Rasa.” The thing that first strikes your eye is the onstage mirrors — but that’s far from all Lumpkin has to offer. “Ordeal of Ideals” is visceral,

emotive and intuitive. The dancers support one another — some equally, some unequally — and help move the mirrors, giving them all a chance to examine their reflections. At one point, a voice in the music articulates, “We have this idea that for connection we have to let ourselves be seen.” And there are many variants of being seen in this piece. In one particularly striking moment, the group gathers around four dancers, giving the impression of them being in a fishbowl. And at the end, the dancers bring the mirrors forward, forcing the audience to notice their own reflection. On another note is Liu’s “Seas of Different Densities,” a scientific look at human relationships.

“There’s this place off the Alaskan coast where two seas meet,” Liu explained. “But they can never join, because they’re of different densities ... and that’s kind of beautiful but also tragic.” The piece applies that maritime phenomenon to basic human interaction, as the work focuses on the group as a whole, duets, trios and every other arrangement imaginable. Each duet has a different feel to it: some are more serene, some are tenser — but ultimately, they all face the same struggle to fully unite. “There’s an intimacy that’s not necessarily physical,” Liu continued. The most intimate moments onstage occur in the midst of the group sections not in the showcased duets. It’s a reversal of expectations

that Liu takes to heart, exploring “separation that can never be fully reconciled.” Last but certainly not least is “Impermanence,” Davis’ offering to “Tabula Rasa.” In this case, the title speaks for itself. “Eventually, everything we have goes,” Davis explains. “[It’s about] this insane obsession people have with holding onto things that inevitably won’t last.” That vision is clear both literally and figuratively in the piece. The six dancers repeatedly divide into groups, and while one group dances, the other sustains one constant position. They may be holding onto that one moment, but someone is always moving. The choreography clearly requires power, but it’s elegant. The

dancers are continually transferring weight from their feet to their hands to their sides, but they maintain a sense of calm. They struggle to balance, fall and catch one another. As Davis said, “they’re trying to navigate things together.” From the instability of humanity to the universalization of hip-hop, from incapacity to unite to accepting a lack of understanding, there really isn’t one easy way to sum up the stories behind Emory Dance Company’s Spring Concert. But as Davis pointed out, that’s not really the point of EDC. She noted, “I hope people come into our show ... not looking for a story, but to have an experience.”

— Contact Emelia Fredlick at


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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at Piedmont College 7 p.m. Demorest, Ga.

vs. Piedmont College 3 p.m. Chappell Park

vs. New York University 9 a.m. Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Shout out to Lydia O’Neal, sports section MVP 1. Soccer

UAA UAA Championships Championships 2 p.m. 9 a.m. Altamonte Altamonte Springs, Springs, Fla. Fla. UAA Outdoor Championships All Day New York, NY

Eagles Fall to Methodist, Snap Four-Game Winning Streak Continued from The Back Page on a sacrifice fly from junior right fielder Brandon Hannon. Iturrey took advantage of some sloppy Methodist play, reaching on an error and moving to third on a wild pitch. Junior catcher Jared Welch worked a walk before sophomore center fielder Wes Peacock reached on a error, scoring Iturrey. Vizvary ended the onslaught with a single to knock in Welch and give the Eagles a 4-2 lead. It would not last long. Methodist added three runs in the second to retake the lead at 5-4, but Emory answered in the bottom of the inning when Kahn doubled and scored on a pickoff attempt to knot the game at 5 runs apiece. Peacock led off the third with a single and eventually scored on a

sacrifice fly from sophomore third baseman Warren Kember to give the Eagles the lead, but it was the last run they would score in the game. The Eagles went cold against Methodist junior reliever Michael Judge, who closed the game out with six scoreless innings. The Monarchs reclaimed the lead, 7-6 with two runs in the fourth inning and added three in the sixth to pull away for a 10-6 victory. Sprague got the loss and fell to 3-5 on the season. The Eagles have just one series left in the regular season — a trio of games against Piedmont College. The first will be on the road this Friday at 7 p.m. before the teams return to Chappell Park on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.

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Junior Morgan Monroe prepares to jump a hurdle for the Eagles. Monroe and the Eagles are next looking to the UAA Championships, which will take place next weekend.

Track and Field Prepares for UAA Champs Continued from The Back Page Junior Emily Caesar finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:25.57, while sophomore Madison Hoeninghausen finished second in the javelin throw with a distance of 33.35 meters. The Eagles will now turn their attention to the UAA championships. Curtin is optimistic that his teams can compete with any in the conference. “The women’s team has won the

Collura High Scorer for Team at Invitational Continued from The Back Page


Wunderlich finished in the top half of the competitive, Division I field. “Alec had a good showing, but it’s clear we need to bear down and work hard these next three weeks before nationals,” Collura said. Despite the teams poor putting, Sjoberg saw signs of life in his team. “The greens were pretty tough, so I think we all struggled a bit there,” Sjoberg said. “Overall, we just didn’t bring our A-games. However, as a team, we’ve gotten so much better than our performances show.” Senior David Collura shot 80-81 for a final score of 161. Junior Johnathan Chen carded 163 (80-83), and junior Will Roth rounded out the Eagles’ scores with 164 (85-79). University of Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia tied for first place at 599, with U. Penn. taking the honors after a playoff.


with a score of 631. “The very windy and cold conditions weren’t conducive to low scores, and we didn’t adapt well to the northeastern-style golf course,” senior David Collura said. Sjoberg was not entirely satisfied with his team’s play. “The course was tough; it had small greens and was very undulating,” Sjoberg said. “We didn’t play as well as we would have liked, but it was a good test to see where we stacked up amongst Division I teams.” Sjoberg noted Berens played well in very difficult conditions, tying for 29th in a 104-player field with a score of 153 (76-77). Sophomore Alex Wunderlich carded a score of 16 over par over the two days for a 158 (77-81).

ISHAN DEY Track and Field

Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University (N.C.) tied for third place with a score of 601. “The guys enjoyed the challenge, and though we didn’t play as well as we wanted, it was a good trip to the Naval Academy,” Sjoberg said. The Emory golf team will now focus on their largest event of the year, the National College Athletic Association D-III Championships held May 14-17 at the Raven Golf Club in Sandestin, Fla. “I think going forward we just need to work on fighting to put together decent rounds even when we don’t have our best game,” Berens said. “That is what will really benefit us over the four-day national championship and hopefully give us a chance at coming away with a trophy.”

— Contact Seanette Ting at





last three UAA Championships, and it would be great for our seniors if we could win a fourth in a row so they can go out winning ever year,” Curtin said. He continued: “The guys have improved immensely over the course of the season. We think the guys are a top three team right now and can definitely compete with teams like [Washington University in St. Louis] and the University of Chicago.” The track and field team will head

to New York on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 for the UAA Championships, which will be hosted by New York University at Icahn Stadium. “We have been resting a lot and not lifting as much in preparation for the UAA championships, in order to give our bodies a chance to recover from the season and be fresh to compete,” O’Neal said.

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Softball Ends Regular Season On High Note, Beats LaGrange Continued from The Back Page 6-2. Scharff led off the inning with a double, and then scored when fresh-

“Our goal is to win the second game of regionals, which we have lost in the past two years.” — Claire Bailey, Second Baseman man left fielder Alyssa Pollard hit another double. The Eagles put the game away for good in the sixth inning with a three run outburst that brought the score to 9-2. Schultz, sophomore shortstop Moira Sullivan and Sugihara loaded

the bases with a hit-by-pitch and two walks. Scharff then cleared the bases with a double, the Eagles’ only hit of the inning. The Eagles tacked on a final insurance run in the seventh inning. Schultz delivered a solo home run to center field, her third of the season. The Eagles will find out on May 6 who and where they will be playing in the NCAA Tournament. “Our goal is to win the second game of regionals, which we have lost in the past two years,” Bailey said. “We are not just playing to play — we expect to win, and we want to advance to the World Series. That is our goal, but we are taking it one game at a time and trying not to look too far ahead.”

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LYDIA O’NEAL Track and Field


Hunan Dragon III

A peanut butter sandwich and a banana

Probably just a pasta entree with chicken


Druid Hills

Probably at home in the Emory pool

On the Emory courts

Since the Blazers are out, OKC

The ‘98 Knicks

Duke, like always

The Bulls


No comment

Yes, but he needs to be careful about the metaphors he uses


Do you read about yourself in the Wheel?

I used to

No, you never write about me

No, but I read the Wheel


Favorite Emory athlete other than yourself?

Damien Lillard

Andrew Namkoong

Misha Jackson, because she’s tall too

Morgan Monroe

Morgan Monroe and Khadijah Ameen

I didn’t vote, I voted for BBA Council

The one who lost, Matthew Willis?

Was there a guy named Matthew?

I didn’t vote

I didn’t

Work in Atlanta

I’m coaching for Druid Hills Golf Club and going to Harry Potter World

I’ll be in New York for an internship

I’m going to be home getting my internship hours and playing tennis

I have an internship at a local newspaper

Favorite pre-game meal? Favorite place to compete? Who do you pick to win the NBA finals? Should President Wagner stay at Emory?

Who did you vote for SGA President? What are your summer plans?

I probably voted for the Indian dude

Looking for a job


On Fire

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vs. NC Wesleyan 1:30 p.m. WoodPEC





Meat and vegetables

Chicken soup

It has to be humid and overcast and I like for people to be watching

Emory’s track

I like watching the games, but I stick to tennis

I didn’t

I don’t feel like I’m in a position to give an opinion


I always follow Emory Athletics


Sarah Klass

It’s a known fact that Americans are better than Europeans. Europeans wear scarves and way-too-tight cardigans. They also have these weird, funny accents, and some of them don’t even speak English. Europeans are the f--king worst. The strangest thing about Europeans? They like soccer. Did you know that soccer matches are allowed to end in a tie? Yeah, we know, it’s f--king weird. Lately, soccer has started to push its way into acceptability in the U.S. Some might even say that soccer has “inserted” itself into the “back door” of American sports culture. Playing the FIFA videogame has become this cool, chill thing to do. Just grabbing a couple brews with the bros and sitting down to play FIFA has apparently been pseudoacceptable in American culture for like five to 10 years now. So, as Americans begin to adjust to European soccer culture, soccer is probably adjusting back. Like the European players are probably acting less European and weird so that Americans will like them and buy their jerseys. It’s like science, or whatever. Apparently not. In a match between Liverpool and Chelsea this weekend, one of the best soccer players in the game today, Luis Suarez, aggressively bit Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Aparently, this is the second time Suarez has bitten another player. He did it in 2010 as well and was handed a seven-match suspension. Of course, everything came full-circle on Sunday when Mike Tyson followed Suarez on Twitter. Classic. 2. Kobe Kobe Bryant live-tweeted the Laker’s opening game loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. We’re just going to leave his tweets here for your enjoyment: “Nothing worse then watching your brothers struggle and u can’t do crap about it #realtalk” “Matador Defense on Parker. His penetration is hurting us” “Gotta milk pau in the post right now and d12. Will get good looks from it” “This game has a ‘steal one’ written all over it for us” “What I would say if I was there right now? ‘Pau get ur ass on the block and don’t move till u get it’ #realtalk” “Gotta get to the block. See wat spurs r gonna do with pau and d12” “I like how Nash is moving so far. Both teams a lil out of rhythm to start” Kobe is seriously the best, isn’t he? Sadly, the tweets got a lot of backlash, so the Black Mamba was forced to reminisce on his twitter rampage. “I see my tweeting during the game is being talked about as much as the game itself. Not my intention, just bored I guess #notagain” He followed this up with, “To tweet or not to tweet... I CHOOSE not 2. Focus should be on the team not my insight. @georgelopez voice “Can’t DO nothin!” #vinospeare” The media ruins everything. 3. Irish Chocolate During Notre Dame’s spring game this weekend, with the scoreboard showing 8:21 left in the fourth quarter and Notre Dame beating Notre Dame 46-41, Louis Nix III, a 350lb junior defensive lineman for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, entered the game at quarterback. The Irish were lining up for a two-point conversion. Channeling his inner Peyton Manning, Nix started directing his troops. At any rate, he at least pretended to. We at On Fire can only be certain that he was waving his arms around and pointing at people. He then called for the ball to be snapped, stepped back into the pocket, waited for a hole to clear and then rumbled forward into the end zone. As he crossed the goal line, he tripped over his own feet and rolled for several feet. The NBC announcers put it best: “350 pounds of chocolate thunder!” Or as Nix said himself, “All teams need to be scared of Irish Chocolate. Everyone. Including you.” We at On Fire are very impressed with Nix, his athletic ability and his ability to take a nickname that someone else made up and claim complete ownership over it. Keep on trucking, Louis.


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Eagles Suffer Rare Loss in Doubleheader By Bennett Ostdiek Asst. Sports Editor The No.3-ranked softball team closed out their regular season Saturday with a double- April 20 header against EMORY 2, the LaGrange LAGRANGE College (Ga.) COLLEGE 4 Panthers. After a tough April 20 4-2 loss in the EMORY 10, first game, the LAGRANGE Eagles recov- COLLEGE 2 ered to deliver a dominating pitching effort and an offensive explosion in the second game, winning 10-2 and ending their season with a 39-3 record. “LaGrange is the kind of team we will face in regionals, and this shows that we have to step up and work that much harder in practice,” junior second baseman Claire Bailey said. “It was not great to end the season splitting the doubleheader, but it was a good wake-up call to motivate us to work harder in practice for regionals.” The Eagles connected for their only three hits of the first game in the top of the first inning, scoring their only two runs of the game in the process. The Panthers scored one run in the third inning to bring the score to 2-1, then scored three runs in the sixth inning. The score now stood at 4-2, and the Panthers never relinquished their lead. “Based on their record this season and our games against them in previous years, we took for granted that we would beat them,” Bailey said. “We got complacent and were on our heels the whole time.” In the second game, the Eagles’ bats erupted, connecting for eight extra-base hits in a 10-run outburst. “Our heads were in the game, and we did not let up,” Bailey said. “We kept pushing and kept the pressure on. We stayed aggressive.” They were led by senior third baseman Meaghan Schultz, who went two-for-three with three RBIs,

including a home run in the seventh inning. “I admire the way that Meaghan bounces back and does not let a bad game get to her,” Bailey said. “She had a rough first game, but she came back in the second game with a clean slate. She made the adjustments that she had to, and it showed.” Junior right fielder Ally Kersthold and sophomore catcher Micah Scharff also anchored the Eagles’ offensive attack, both delivering two hits and two RBIs. On the mound, freshman righthanded pitcher Sydney Carpenter and junior right-handed pitcher Lena Brottman combined for a two-hitter. Carpenter started the game for the Eagles, and with the win, she improved her pitching win-loss record to 7-0 on the year. Brottman earned the save, throwing three and a third innings of relief. “It is comforting to us as hitters and as a defense to have that strong pitching staff behind us,” Bailey said. “The depth of our pitching staff will carry us through regionals.” The Eagles took an early lead, scoring a run in the first inning. With one out, freshman designated hitter Courtney Sugihara doubled, and one out later, junior first baseman Megan Light hit another double to drive her in. The Eagles took control of the game in the fourth inning, scoring four runs and bringing the score to 5-0. With two outs, Light stood third base after a single, a sacrifice bunt and a passed ball, and Gorodetsky stood on first after being hit by a pitch. Schultz then doubled, driving in both of them. Next up was sophomore shortstop Brianna Berceau, who singled. A double off the bat of Kersthold drove in both of them. The Panthers managed to score two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to bring the score to 5-2. However, the Eagles extended their lead in the fifth inning, scoring another run and making the count

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Sophomore Stephanie Crane runs for the Eagles. Emory sent runners to the Auburn War Eagle Invitational and the Mountain Laurel Invitational this weekend, which concluded their regular season.

Teams Excel at Auburn, Sewanee By Brian Chavkin Staff Writer The Emory track and field team participated in two track and field events this weekend. The Eagles sent athletes to the Auburn War Eagle Invitational in Auburn, Ala. and the Mountain Laurel Invitational in Sewanee, Tenn. This weekend’s meets were the final two meets of the regular season for the Eagles. Emory will compete in the University Athletic Association (UAA) championships next weekend. “This was our final tune up for the UAA Championships which are coming up pretty soon,” Head Coach

John Curtin said. “The majority of the team rested this week so we can be fresh for next week, but we still had some good performances this weekend in both meets.” Junior Morgan Monroe was the only athlete for Emory to be sent to the Auburn War Eagle Invitational. She finished 10th in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.54 seconds, the 10th-fastest time in Division III this season, and the eighth-fastest time in school history. “Morgan has been doing a great job getting us pumpoed to compete, and helping us pull together as a team and develop team spirit,” freshman Lydia O’Neal said.

Monroe was also able to place 25th in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.97 seconds, her personal best time this season and seventh among UAA competitors. Emory was also able to grab four first place finishes at the Mountain Laurel Invitational. Freshman Taylor Jarl won the shot put with a throw of 12.52 meters. This was his best throw of the season. Jarl also finished fourth in the hammer throw with a distance of 31.74 meters. Freshman Jacob Seigel finished first in the discus throw with a distance of 41.75 meters. Sophomore Louis Mennel finished eighth in the 200-meter dash with a

BASEBALL Women’s Tennis The University Athletic Association (UAA) released a 25-Year Team that commemorated the best women’s tennis players in the last 25 years of the conference’s history. Unsurprisingly, the Emory women’s tennis team was wellrepresented, with Eagles making up 22 of the 32 athletes on the team. The only current Eagle to make the team — and the only current athlete in the conference — is junior Gabrielle Clark. The 2013 edition of the women’s tennis team is the top seed in the UAA tournament. Their first-round match, scheduled for this Thursday at 9 a.m., will be against New York University.

Men’s Tennis The men’s tennis team, ranked third in the nation, will also enter UAA championships as the conference’s number-one seed. Their opponent is yet to be determined.

Featured Athlete: Paul Merolla Freshman right-handed pitcher Paul Merolla started the Eagles’ Saturday afternoon game against Methodist University (N.C.) and picked up his fifth win of the season. The Eagles squeaked out a 3-1. Merolla only surrendered one hit through the game’s first six innings and departed after giving up just one run over eight innings over work. The freshman lowered his earned run average to 3.40, and the Eagles improved to 20-15 on the season.

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Merolla Shines in Penultimate Series Split By Ryan Smith Asst. Sports Editor With the end of the regular season fast approaching, the baseball team split a home weekend series with the Methodist University (N.C.) Monarchs, winning the first game 3-1 on Saturday before falling on Sunday, 10-6. The Eagles now stand at 20-15 on the season. Emory sent out freshman righthanded pitcher Paul Merolla for the Saturday game. Merolla pitched a gem, allowing just three hits and one run over eight innings. He walked three and struck out three. The Eagles, however, failed to get anything going at the plate early on. Despite threatening with a couple of hits in the bottom of the second innings, the game remained scoreless until the sixth. It was the Monarchs that struck first, getting their only run of the day on a pair of singles and a sacrifice bunt and claiming a slim 1-0 lead. Emory managed a hit in both the sixth and seventh innings but failed to bring a runner across the plate until the bottom of the eighth. Junior shortstop Jared Kahn got on with a one-out single, and advanced to second after junior left fielder Daniel Iturrey walked. After an infield fly, freshman designated hitter Chris Slivka delivered with an RBI single that scored Kahn. The Eagles two-out rally continued after freshman first baseman Ben Vizvary doubled to left field, knocking in both runners and giving the team a 3-1 advantage. The advantage was more than

time of 24.09 seconds and third in the javelin throw with a distance of 37.43 meters. Sophomore Elaina Kim won the pole vault after clearing the bar at a height of 3.05 meter. Fellow classmate Anja Matthes tied for first in the high jump after completing a jump of 1.55 meters. She also finished second in the long jump after recording a distance of 4.75 meters. Ulrica Tull finished second in the hammer throw with a distance of 31.36 meters and third in the shot put with a distance of 8.88 meters.

Cold Weather Slows Squad By Seanette Ting Contributing Writer

Monarchs opened with game with a pair of runs in the top of the first inning, but the Eagles were quick to respond. Kahn led off the bottom of the inning with a triple and came home

The No. 10-ranked Emory golf team took 14th place of 19 teams in an exclusively Division I field this past weekend at the Navy Spring Invitational. “This past week was a very exciting opportunity for our team,” junior Alec Berens said. “Unfortunately, windy cold conditions combined with a competitive field prevented us from having as high of a finish as we would have liked. But I think this was a good tune up to see what we need to work on in the next three weeks to be ready to compete in Nationals.” The two-day, 36-hole event was held at the 6,611-yard, par-71 course of the Naval Academy Golf Club in Annapolis, Md. “It was a tough course, but it can only make us a better team, and a major takeaway from the tournament was that we learned how to play stronger position golf,” head coach John Sjoberg This is the first time in recent years the Eagles have played in a Division I event. As a team, they shot 313 on Saturday and 318 on Sunday to finish

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Junior Daniel Iturrey takes a swing for the Eagles. The Eagles split their games this weekend, beating Methodist University (N.C.) 3-1 on Saturday before losing 10-6 on Sunday. enough for sophomore right-handed pitcher Graham Bloomsmith, who entered in relief of Merolla and promptly struck out the side. Bloomsmith earned the save, his fourth of the season, while Merolla got the win and ran his record to 5-1. Vizvary and Iturrey both had two

hits for the Eagles. Vizvary also led the team with a pair of RBIs. The Eagles were in for a much higher-scoring contest on Sunday. Freshman right-handed pitcher Tyler Sprague got the start and surrendered seven runs off 10 hits in four innings. Runs came early and often. The


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