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Volume 94, Issue 8

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Department changes

Quad Session Focuses On Future of Depts. By Dustin Slade Contributing Writer

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Students enjoyed sampling a variety of different, hearty chilis at the Chili Cook-Off yesterday­­— an event that started this week’s homecoming celebrations.

Chili ‘Cook-Off’ Kicks Off Homecoming Free. Chili. Are there any two words tastier than those? The sun was bright, the air was crisp and Smokey’s Farmland Band set the tone with live bluegrass music as Monday’s Chili Cook-Off kicked off Emory’s Homecoming Week on Asbury Circle. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Swoop’s County Fair.” At the Cook-Off, students enjoyed chili samples from many different area restaurants — which competed for recognition as having the best chili in addition to a certificate, a blue ribbon and bragging rights. Local eateries in particular — The Highlander and Grindhouse — emerged as two student favorites in the competition and went head-to-head in order to convince attendees that their chili was the most mouth-wateringly deli-

cious. Students voted on which chili they preferred at a special booth at the Cook-Off. Necol Ronda, a senior in the College, claimed that her preference for spicy foods led her to vote for the Highlander’s chili — which, in her opinion, had a remarkably stronger kick. However, some other students did not share her sentiments. Tyler Brown, a senior in the College, said he chose to vote for the Grindhouse due to what he felt to be the unique combination of spices and ketchup that the restaurant used in its chili. Restaurants offered numerous other tasty treats — after braving painfully long lines, students could munch on fried Oreos and Twinkies that were drizzled in chocolate syrup and powdered sugar. In addition, the Chili Cook-Off — which was organized by the Student Programming Council (SPC) —



By Harmeet Kaur Contributing Writer

included many other attractions for those who attended. Students could dunk SPC members in a tank of water or have their fortunes told by a psychic. Event organizers set up a photo booth, complete with costumes and accessories, as well as a beer garden. College juniors Carly Cindrich and Meena Iyer — who serve as the co-chairs of the SPC Homecoming Committee — were in charge of organizing the event. Cindrich said the extensive preparations and planning that went into the event began last May, right after finals week. She said she and Iyer began brainstorming ideas and eventually came up with the idea for the Chili Cook-Off. “Way more work went into this than you would ever imagine,” Cindrich said of the planning process. “People don’t realize the logistical work involved.” Homecoming Week continues with SPC’s next event on Wonderful

Thursday Comedian Amy Schumer will perform at Glenn Memorial Auditorium.


Cazzette will perform at the Homecoming Ball on McDonough Field.

Saturday Slightly Stoopid will perform for students and alumni on McDonough Field.

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Wednesday. Be on the look out for a mechanical bull, a petting zoo and, of course, more fried food.

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BGI, a sub-contractor for Atlanta Gas Light, has began construction near Few and Evans residence halls, involving flushing out gas lines in preparation for Phase Five of the Freshman Quadrangle.

Gas Lines Re-Routed for Construction Students living in Few and Evans residence halls have had to deal with a bit of gas recently. Construction around these two residence halls — involving flushing out gas lines to prepare for Phase Five of the Freshman Quadrangle — began on Sept. 17 and ended Sept. 21. BGI, a sub-contractor for Atlanta Gas Light, completed the construction over the course of the last few days. The project is an example of a routine procedure that is done in many places across Atlanta and the rest of the country whenever old gas lines

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A strategy session on the Quad included plans to move forward following announcements regarding department shutdowns and suspensions.


Grant Aims to Fund Chemistry Research By Celia Greenlaw Contributing Writer

By Minah So Contributing Writer


are retired. The only disturbances students living near the construction faced were a minor gas smell near their residence halls and temporary sidewalk closures along Eagle Row. Because the gas lines are located near the new residence hall, the construction company needed to re-route them around the job site in order to proceed with grading activities. The project began with the installation of a new gas line so that the old gas lines could eventually be removed. The construction left some students wondering whether the project could be harmful, but because the gas was vented at the end of an eight-foot

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Library Archives Protest Tweets Emory Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) completed their collection and visualization of over 10 million tweets from the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, according to a Sept. 21 University press release. The collection includes topic-based charts, word clouds and heat maps on the first anniversary of the protest. The archive, which began in October of 2011, documents what project coordinators feel is significant and new research territory — the relationship between historical events and the social media that chronicles them. Researchers hope that their venture, the Tweeting #OWS project, will provide an aggregate view of time, place and networks regarding the movement showcasing a unique understanding of OWS. According to the press release, the DiSC graduate fellows initiated the enormous undertaking with multiple

The #EmoryCuts movement held a strategy session Friday afternoon in front of the administration building on the Quad. In light of the recentlyannounced department changes, students and faculty voiced their concerns and constructed a blueprint for moving forward. The movement developed in response to College Dean Robin Forman’s plan to reallocate resources and eliminate certain departments within the College. He unveiled this plan on Sept. 14. The University will shut down the Division of Educational Studies and the Department of Visual Arts, in addition to Emory’s journalism program. The Laney Graduate School, the economics and Spanish graduate programs will be suspended while the Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA) will no longer house full-time faculty.

Members of the #EmoryCuts leadership council planned the strategy session through social media such as Facebook and Twitter whereby they were able to publicize the event to students, faculty, and community members interested in the departmental changes. Graduate students held a similar rally last Monday, where students and faculty expressed their frustrations with the departmental changes. About 70 students and faculty stood outside the administration building as speakers once again discussed their individual grievances with the decision. “Today we wanted to finalize our leadership and our organizational structure and solicit representatives from as many departments as we could who would take responsibility for organizing and mobilizing the affected departments,” said College junior David Mullins, a member of

pipe stack, the gas released dissipated very quickly, according to Glenn Kulasiewicz, the project manager of planning, design and construction at Emory. In addition, gas is lighter than air, which aids in the dissipation of the gases that are released, Kulasiewicz added. “I feel like there are always maintenance projects like these going on around campus, so I don’t even notice them anymore,” said College sophomore and Few Sophomore Advisor Diane Ryu. “I’m more excited to see what the new freshmen [residence halls] will look like.”

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Emory University’s Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF), which manages a research team focused on changing the method for organic synthesis, was awarded a $20 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) earlier this month. According to the director of The CCHF, Emory chemistry professor Huw Davies, the grant will support the center’s research to improve organic synthesis — which is a scientific procedure used during experiments that involve chemical reactions. Davies said that the research team hopes to make the process of organic synthesis faster, safer and more environmentally sustainable. Traditionally, the NSF awards one grant each year to what they consider to be a deserving chemistry laboratory. The Emory team’s first phase of research began in 2009 when they received another NSF grant of $1.5 million. Davies explained that with the help of their new grant, the team is now working on their second more involved and challenging phase of their research. According to Davies, the center’s research is designed to create “a paradigm shift in how we put molecules together.” Organic synthesis is fundamental in creating the materials people use everyday, so having the best pos-

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sible process to do it is essential, Davies said. He added that the CCHF method of using organic synthesis is different from typical synthesis because it approaches molecules from their backbone, the carbon-carbon and carbon-hydrogen bonds. Typically, scientists have targeted the outer, less stable, functional groups during their experiments. Simon Blakey, another Emory chemistry professor and member of the CCHF, said the center utilizes organic molecules in a way that has rarely been done before, minimizing the number of steps required to create a chemical while broadening the possibilities for synthesized materials. “There is always a drive in organic chemistry to make things more effective, make the syntheses shorter, and in the process also avoid pollutants by making the chemistry much more clean,” Davies said. Blakey explained the center’s vision as “trying to take C-H functionalization, which is still in the realm of very basic science, and move it forward into some exciting application-based research areas.” The professors emphasized what they felt to be the importance of this research for not only the future of organic chemistry, but also for its potential impact in areas such as pharmaceuticals, material synthesis and molecular electronics. Davies shared how the research helps create educational opportuni-

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news roundup National, Local and Higher Education News • The newborn giant panda cub at the National Zoo died of unknown causes Sunday morning. Officials discovered the panda after hearing its mother in distress. Panda cubs are about the size of a stick of butter when they are born, making them 1,000 smaller than their mothers. The National Zoo’s panda was a week old. • Jesse Shaffer Jr. and his father, Jesse Shaffer Sr., rescued over 120 of their neighbors in Louisiana as Hurricane Isaac flooded their neighborhood. Schaffer Jr. found 59 of them through social media after asking on Facebook if anyone needed help. • Nicole Denise Freeman, an Atlanta woman, and an unidentified

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accomplice crashed into a pole after driving a U-Haul truck the wrong way on U.S. 78. They were attempting to escape from police after shoplifting clothing from a Macy’s department store. Police arrested Freeman, but her male accomplice got away. • 19 year-old Dakoda Garren tried to use a stolen Liberty quarter worth $18,500 to buy pizza in Vancouver. Police arrested him after they received a tip from someone seeking the $1,000 reward that a woman was offering for information on her stolen coin collection. Garren also allegedly spent the coins at a movie theater.

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• Officers arrived to a burning stop sign on Eagle Row and Peavine Creek Drive on Sept. 23 at 2:25 a.m. It appears someone had placed a cloth over the sign and lit the cloth on fire. The sign was nolonger burning but the cloth was smoldering.

• A 1999 Lincoln Continental sedan was pulled over on Eagle Row Sept. 23 after an EPD officer noticed the car had no license plate. The driver also didn’t have his driver’s license. He was charged for having no driver’s license. • A female Emory student was found on Sept. 22 at 11:43 p.m. on the walkway between the WoodPEC and tennis courts. She wasunconscious when found and appeared to be severly intoxicated. She was trans-

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ported to Emory Hospital and campus life professionals were notified.

• Three Emory students were found swimming the SAAC pool on Sept. 22 at 2:00 a.m. Officers told them to leave and contacted campus life. • On Sept. 22 at 3:40 a.m. Officers responded to a female Emory student at Longstreet Means Hall who was unconscious and disoriented when officers engaged her. She admitted to consuming four vodka shots at an unknown location and was transported to Emory Hospital. • Officers arrived at the Phi Delta Theta house at 20 Eagle Row on Sept. 21 at 11:15 p.m. after receiving a noise complaint from someone liv-

ing on Emory road. Officers spoke with the fraternity’s vice president and left after the music had been turned down. Half and hour later, it appeared that the music had been turned back up and officers arrived once more and spoke with the president who assured them the music would stay turned down. • A Decatur resident was running in Lullwater Park on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. when a German Shepherd attacked her and bit her right forearm. The victim said the owner apologized and quickly walked away. When officers got there the victim’s arm had clear bite marks and was bleeding and bruised. She was transported to Emory Hospital.



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

Event: Gender Reassignment Surgery Time: 7 a.m. Location: Emory University Hospital Auditorium

• In the last issue of the Wheel, a graph regarding department changes said the data revealed the number of students affected by the changes. The graph actually showed the number of current majors or minors in the departments.

Event: Emory Farmers Market Time: 12 p.m. Location: Cox Hall Bridge

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Event: Laney Graduate School Homecoming Conversation Time: 12 p.m. Location: Goizueta Business School, Room 130

Event: Storytime for all ages Time: 10 a.m. Location: Barnes & Noble at Emory University

Event: “Structural basis for the tight control of PP2A holoenzyme biogenesis and function” Time: 12:15 p.m. Location: Whitehead Building, Ground Floor Auditorium

Event: Athletics — Volleyball Time: 4 p.m. Location: Woodruff P.E. Center

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Christopher McCandless (’90C) starved to death in the Alaskan wilderness, attracting the attention of international media, including People Magazine, The Washington Post and periodicals in France and Canada. Alaskan State Troopers idenitifed his body after hunters found him on Sept. 6 in an abandoned bus in a forest 100 miles southwest of Fairbanks. McCandless, who was 24 when he died, was assistant editorials editor of the Wheel during his sophomore year.

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Event: Friends of Pitts Theology Library Book Sale Time: 8:30 a.m. Location: Pitts Theology Library

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• In the last issue of the Wheel, in the article titled “The Appalachian Trail: Worth the Pain?” misstated a few pieces of information about the Appalachian Trail. The story should have read that the Trail stretches 2,184 miles from Springer Mountain, Ga. to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. In addition, the Trail usually takes five to seven months to hike.

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Event: Kathryn Curran, clarinet Time: 8 p.m. Location: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall

Event: Stammtisch/Housewarming Party Time: 6 p.m. Location: Clairmont Tower, APT 733 Event: Christian Destruction and Desecration of Images of Classical Antiquity Time: 7 p.m. Location: White Hall, Room 102 Event: The Invisible Man (1933) Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: White Hall, Rm. 208

Event: Power and the African Subject: Modernity, Colonialism and Normalization Time: 4:15 p.m. Location: Callaway S413 Event: Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Relative Connections — New Work by Stephen Marc Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Visual Arts Gallery

Event: Comic Mysteries (Mistero Buffo), by Dario Fo, Translation by Ed Emery Time: 7 p.m. Location: Theater Lab, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Event: Bend Time: 7 p.m. Location: Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Event: Inaugural Samothrace Lecture Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall Event: What’s New in Poetry? Time: 8 p.m. Location: Emory Bookstore Event: Bend Time: 8:30 p.m. Location: Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Event: Bend Time: 10 p.m. Location: Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

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a fantastic first friday


ooley Noted performed at the first First Friday of the school year last Friday. Other Emory a cappella groups, including chaiTunes and Aural Pleasure, sang at the DUC Terraces. While this First Friday was held on the third Friday of the month, the event will go back to performing on the first Friday of the month on Oct. 5.


Tree Removal to Precede Hospital Expansions By Lily Faust Contributing Writer Emory University has reached phase two of a campus-wide renovation program that involves expansions to the Emory University Hospital. Upon completion of the Woodruff Circle Realignment, the Emory University campus construction has shifted to the hospital. The university hospital will be expanded with the construction of a new tower off of Clifton Road, on the site of the Emory Clinic Building B. According to a Nov. 16 university press release, the new Emory Clinic will include space for patients, offices and research. This new clinic will be situated on the other side of Clifton Road from the current Emory University Hospital. Specifically, 128 rooms will be added to the hospital system, including updated operating and patient rooms. The project will also create new walkways to the hospital and a new

parking garage. Construction on the parking garage is scheduled to begin within the next few months. In order to begin construction, trees in the forest area between Lowergate Drive and Gambrell Drive must be removed and then replanted in accordance with university and county regulations. Forty-nine trees are scheduled to be removed in the next few weeks before the hospital expansions commence. In addition, the university must follow certain policies that it has set in place to prevent the depletion of its surrounding forests. The Land Classification Plan and the No Net Loss of Forest Canopy Policy together account for the university’s forest management policies, according to university architect James Johnson. The Land Classification Plan is a comprehensive plan that delineates where development should take place, among areas that have the potential to be developed. According to Johnson, about half

of campus consists of managed or developable land. Johnson designed the other land development policy, known as the No Net Loss of Forest Canopy Policy. This plan decrees that when trees are removed, they must be replaced by trees that generate an equivalent or greater amount of forest canopy as the original. Chair of the Committee on the Environment Jan Hawes explained that since the No Net Loss of Forest Canopy Policy was implemented, the forest canopy around campus has gained 10 percent beyond its original level. In turn, 133 trees are scheduled to be planted. Construction on the hospital is scheduled to begin immediately afterwards. For this project, $30 million of a $261.5 million fund has been approved for use in the renovation, scheduled to be completed in 2016.

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A speaker addresses the crowd at the #EmoryCuts strategy session, which took place Friday at noon on the Emory Quadrangle.

Strategy Session Focuses on Liberal Arts, Transparency Continued from Page 1 the #EmoryCuts leadership committee. Joey Orr, who is currently a graduate student in the ILA, criticized Laney Graduate School Dean Lisa Tedesco for not attending the strategy session. “Dean Lisa Tedesco is the dean of the graduate school. Dean Lisa Tedesco is your dean. She is our dean,” Orr said. “She should be standing beside us and making these [decisions] transparent.” Speakers at the strategy session addressed the attendees on a variety of topics, ranging from the diminishing role of liberal arts programs at the University to administrative transparency. Ajit Chittambalam, a seventh-year ILA graduate student, said “these programs were cut without any idea of what to do afterwards.” He noted that meetings with Tedesco had not been scheduled before graduate students asked for an explanation for why the University would no longer offer doctoral degrees in certain departments. “This word ‘vision’ becomes very hypocritical if you have a department that cuts programs without an idea of what to do next,” Chittambalam said. Halfway through the rally, Laura Soltis, a graduate student in the ILA, sang a satirical rendition of Woody Guthrie’s song “This Land is Your Land.” “This land is my land, this land is your land, from the (Centers for Disease Control) CDC to the library,

from the law school building to green Quadrangle, this land was made for you and me,” she sang to the crowd. Students who attended the session also dispersed into smaller groups whereby they could discuss opportunities and ideas to push the movement forward. Some said that they wished to continue using social media networking to establish online initiatives that

“Dean Lisa Tedesco is your dean. She is our dean. She should be standing beside us and making these [decisions] transparent.” — Joey Orr, ILA graduate student would help them voice their concerns. College senior and creator of the Facebook page #EmoryCuts Jonathan Demar said that the group will release a video in the next few days “on how people feel about the liberal arts.” Demar has also led an online Twitter campaign to encourage celebrities to Tweet information about #EmoryCuts. The campaign has received celebrity retweets from both “Good Morning America” anchor Lara

Spencer and Josh Gad from the Broadway show “Book of Mormon.” During the rally, #EmoryCuts faced some satirical criticism. Midway through the discussion, two students held a sign behind the crowd which read, “Emory blows,” poking fun at the event and its significance to the students affected. Another student walked down the Quadrangle and heckled the activists by yelling, “You guys are so right. I so agree; you’re so really right.” A member of the rally proceeded to chase the student. Despite the minor heckling, this will not be the last time #EmoryCuts will host a public discussion. Another rally has already been scheduled on the #EmoryCuts Facebook page for Sept. 27. “The administration needs to know that this isn’t going to pass over,” College junior Lawrence Balanovsky said. “We need to show them that they won’t be able to simply cut programs without consultation with students and faculty … I am not fully aware of what we are going to do from here, but we will keep voicing our opinion until there is some sort of agreement.” As the last speaker left the microphone, organizers rallied the group into a chant: “Emory is unjust, reverse the cuts. Emory is unjust, reverse the cuts.”

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Emory Research Team Promotes Collaboration Continued from Page 1 ties for his students in the laboratory and the classroom. “The strategy and the beauty and the art of how to design synthesis, I can bring into the classroom discussions,” Davies said. The CCHF team also includes 25 scientists from other universities. The other Emory faculty members who are currently working on this research project include Cora MacBeth, a chemistry professor and Jamal Musaev, director of Emory’s

Cherry L. Emerson Center for Scientific Computation. Both Davies and Blakey said that they felt that the CCHF lab is unique in is its open collaboration between researchers, enhancing the range of ideas available and increasing efficiency. Davies said that one of the most difficult parts about creating this team was getting such an incredible group to work together. “There is a lot of building trust, and I am very proud of how this group has been able to do that,” he

said. “I think it is a model of how to do research in the future in the field of organic chemistry” Ultimately, the mission of the CCHF is to change the way people approach organic synthesis. “The NSF had this funding mechanism which allowed us all to come together and put our ideas together and imagine something bigger and better than any one of us could do as individuals … ,” Blakey explained. “It is a really exciting opportunity.”

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Tweets Serve as a ‘Fascinating Snapshot’ of Protest Activity Continued from Page 1 questions in mind. They wanted to explore how geography could play a role in the distribution of tweets, as well as their subjects. They also wanted to show how would current events were reflected and addressed by OWS tweets and those who are interested in the movement. In addition, they hoped to measure different groups used the OWS hashtag, and how critics and protestors networked using the form of online social media. Emory Libraries’ Software Engineering Manager Scott Turnbull began the massive project by writing a piece of software named “Twap” (short for Twitter Trap) that essentially gathers tweets that fit specific descriptions, according to the report. “Twitter does not allow users to go back and download large quantities of tweets; it does archive but it does not allow free, public access to that archive,” explains Stewart Varner, DiSC coordinator in the report. “The public life of a tweet is finite; after a while it is not possible to retrieve them.” From there, the conceptualization of the website and the visualizations themselves were created by three graduate fellows in DiSC — Moya Bailey, Sarita Alami and Katie Rawson. The images utilize the 31,825 geolocated tweets to create a display of the location and volume of tweets in New York and the United States, a graph portraying the correlation between temperature and #OWS tweets and three charts that focus on

political hashtags, law enforcement terms and request terms, according to the project’s website. “Reading through these tweets was a fascinating snapshot of the social media activity around and within Occupy Wall Street and harvesting them digitally allowed us figure out what subjects and ideas popped up most regularly,” Alami said in the press release. Alami created the animated heat map of New York City by plotting the geographical location and date of each tweet, producing “a fascinating portrait of the Occupy movement.” She highlighted a particular spike in Twitter activity during November 2011 from Brooklyn Bridge protesters engaged in the OWS events — who she calls the “center of the movement” — after police coerce them to clear Zuccotti Park. The maps also expose when certain cities contributed to the national discourse. Cities like Oakland and Chicago continuously participated to the discussion, while others, like Denver, fluctuate their involvement over time. For future work, according to the press release, the researchers hope to increase their sample of tweets to answer further questions. They hope to see if people who have decided to disclose their locations on Twitter have different discourse strategies or topics than people who don’t. They also plan to examine other locating factors to discover their affects on tweets and event organization via Twitter. — Contact Karishma Mehrotra at

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Editorials Editor: Shahdabul Faraz (

Our Opinion

Transparency Needed With Cuts



Zachary Elkwood

Zachary Elkwood is a member of the Class of 2015. His cartoons appear in every other Friday issue of the Wheel.

Committee Should’ve Included Depts., Students In a recent news article titled “Committee Helped Forman Evaluate Departments,” Michael Giles, professor of political science and chairman to the committee that advises Dean Forman, justified keeping the details of the recent department cuts under a tight lid. He said that open discussion would have raised alarm amongst faculty and students. “I’d rather take the heat for a lack of transparency than see the antagonism of ‘why this department and not that one’ that comes from open discussion,” he said. We at The Emory Wheel respectfully disagree with Giles’ decision and feel that the committee should have approached those departments under consideration, as well as Emory’s student body to an appropriate degree. To make a decision about the future of a department — a decision that will have residual effects around campus — without at least consulting the head of that department is truly irresponsible. We believe that the departments under consideration for future termination should have been given the opportunity to plead their case before Forman’s committee, regardless of whether or not the department’s argument would have been sufficient to prevent its termination. Although departments are required to complete self-evaluations that allow them to document their achievements and goals, department heads have reported that they did not receive feedback on these evaluations. To perform self-evaluations and receive no feedback at all – be it positive or negative – is an exercise in futility and cannot be considered an opportunity for departments to defend themselves. Involving departments in decisions that concern their future at Emory is a matter of procedural fairness and necessary for maintaining a healthy community, including those who are affected and those who are not. It is apparent that those faculty and students who are not directly affected by these changes also feel a degree of sadness and concern. How can departments feel confident in their future at Emory when Forman’s committee has set a precedent for radio silence and, what many would call, unexpected termination? Furthermore, we believe that Dean Forman’s committee should have involved students, in some capacity, in the decision-making process behind the department changes. Ultimately, decisions were being made about the future of our education and we students, the direct beneficiaries of these efforts, were not consulted or informed about them until after the fact. We are not asking for a vote at the table, but rather a seat, from which we have, at the very least, the potential to affect the outcome. The above staff editorial represent the majority opinion of the Wheel’s editorial board.

The DUC Food Is Not As Bad As Freshmen Say Rifat Mursalin If a “Stuff Emory Freshmen Say” video is ever made, one thing it must include is freshmen throwing a tantrum and yelling, “The DUC food is so nasty; I can’t take it anymore!” In the past month, I’ve heard this statement, or similar ones, repeatedly from numerous freshmen. Frankly, it vexes me a bit everytime I hear it. I honestly have had more days when I enjoyed the DUC food as opposed to when I sat with my friends, looking at the food with murderous stares, and complained about it. I will go even further to say that since August 25th, I have not had a single day when I was unable to tolerate the food at the DUC. It is quite obvious that my view does not resonate with the majority of Emory freshmen, or even all students. A common question upperclassmen ask me is whether I am tired and sick of the DUC food yet. In the end, it all boils down to perception. When I sit down to eat at the DUC, images of greasy yellow pizzas, halfcooked patties from burgers, and other unpleasant, and perhaps inedible, food from high school comes to mind. It suddenly makes sense for me to appreciate the food here after comparing it to the food available at my high school.

Taste is perhaps the most subjective of all the senses. I was relieved to discover that I was not the only freshman who felt the food at the DUC was not disgusting. At a dinner last week, Freshman Angel Hsu boldly declared, “I feel as if this is the first time in my life I’m enjoying eating!” Yes, I can understand the frustration of many students as they are paying a fortune (at least in my eyes) for the meal plans, and the food is not quite equivalent to that of a five-star restaurant. Is the food really that bad? Are we ever satisfied with what we have? Next time you sit there, with plates of food in front of you, please take a brief moment to think about those who would die to eat what you are throwing away. I want to make it very clear that in praising, or at least appreciating, the DUC food, I am solely focused on the taste of the food, and not the nutrition of the food. Various arguments could be made concerning the unhealthy food at the DUC. I would much rather hear complaints about the nutrition of the food instead of the taste of it. And, for those of you who are wondering, the answer is no. No one from the DUC paid me to write this. Rifat Mursalin is a College Freshman from Atlanta, Georgia.

The taste of food, in general, is all about perception and past experiences.

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Making The Best Out Of The Cuts Brett Lichtenberg Here’s the truth: I had planned to write an article this week discussing the dynamic between former President Jimmy Carter and the Jewish community at Emory. But after a series of events, I’ve changed my mind. Many articles in the past week have been discussing the disappointment and effects of Dean Forman’s recent academic cuts, or “phase outs,” to be more politically correct. In fact, I was quoted on Tuesday, September 18, sharing my feelings of sadness that my plans for being a journalism major were ruined. Well, now I’d like to discuss something a bit foreign to the average Emoryite ear: what happened next. I won’t deny that I spent countless hours on the phone and writing emails to my parents, friends, and advisers. Everyone had been telling me how sorry they were, as if a relative had passed away. There was the indescribable feeling inside my gut that was telling me that things would get better, although at the time, it seemed like all motions were set in stone. It took three words from my adviser and journalism professor, David Armstrong, to help open my eyes and realize what must be done: “hang in there.” Three words that transformed a mournful and disappointed freshman into an investigative and goal-oriented college student. I met with the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, Deborah Lipstadt, originally for guidance regarding my Jimmy Carter piece, but only after did I realize that I obtained something greater. Upon introduction, Professor Lipstadt said, “So it must be tough considering your plans went under.” I paused for a moment to think about whether or not I had told her about my involvement in the movement towards saving the Journalism Department. I then realized that she had read the article. That’s when I realized how powerful the word could be. Professor Lipstadt told me that she found Emory to be an “overall pretty apolitical school,” and I certainly agreed. Yet, in times of need, students did not hold back

from organizing protests and rallies nor writing and posting petitions, letters and flyers. This was an Emory-wide battle and not just one of my own. I can’t attest for any of the other departments or programs that have been “phased out,” but I can say confidently that professors Hank Klibanoff, David Armstrong, and the entire Journalism Department, have been working tirelessly and endlessly trying to making the transition as easily and as smooth as possible for all of those enrolled in journalism courses. Less than a week after the royal decrees were made last Friday, Professor Armstrong informed me that “we’re making progress.” In fact, freshmen who were currently enrolled in the introductory course Journalism 201 were being extended an exclusive and rather rare opportunity to complete the journalism co-major or minor by the end of their sophomore years. “It’s not going to be easy and you’ve got to be ready for the ride, but it’s doable, definitely doable,” Armstrong said.

Despite cuts, Emory professors always put students first. The atomic clock was ticking, since no one really knew what decisions would be made presenting us with yet another hurdle to jump over. So, after a discussion with my parents, Professor Armstrong, and multiple drafts of the classic “pros and cons list,” I decided I was ready to declare my journalism minor. Although I came to Emory with the co-major in mind, I realized that I had to compromise somewhere. Time is of the essence, and I wasn’t confident enough I could pull off the co-major in just three semesters. The next morning I was reminded that the track is round and even after you jump over the hurtles once, you’re bound to have to reface them. And so I did. “Neither the College nor the Journalism Program has given blanket approval for all students now

taking JRNL 201 to co-major or minor. What we’ve won is the right for you to make a case for earning a co-major or minor.” In a separate email, Professor Klibanoff characterized the College’s Office of Undergraduate Education as “very helpful and supportive.” However, less than twenty-four hours after the submission of my petition, I was emailed by Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, Joanne Brzinski, that my petition was declined. I was informed that because I wanted to go to the Business School, I was not able to take the journalism minor. That was when I showed up at Professor Lipstadt’s office, ready to write my piece on President Carter, but mentally distraught after a series of unfortunate events. Our discussion of Middle Eastern affairs was spectacular- but immediately as I left her office, I knew that’s not where I wanted to go with this story. “There was a student I was just talking to who wanted to be a high school teacher and is now conflicted after the closing of the Educational Studies program,” Lipstadt continued, “But I told her that it’s more valuable to be an expert, to have a specialty, than it is to be generic.” In my case she told me, “If you want to write about the Middle East, learn Arabic, keep the Hebrew, and become an expert. The writing will be there the entire step of the way. Tom Freidman was not a journalism major.” And so that’s what brought me to computer- a week of chaos, confusion, anger, as well as inspiration, motivation, and optimism. I’ve yet to find out whether or not my dilemma has been solved and whether or not I’m going to have to compromise again with my decisions, but what I do know is this: Emory University professors would make great politicians- the constituents, their students, always come first. I’m left without much answers although at 12:35 a.m. Friday morning, Professor Armstrong sent me another short message, this time containing four letters: “I’m working on this.” Often times when drama and chaos hits the fan, we forget to try and find the light in the situation- wherever it may be hiding. Brett Lichtenberg is a College Student in the Class of 2016.

Ross Fogg

Finally, the Debates Are Here

A week from tomorrow will mark the first of three presidential debates—a sigh of relief for any American as it means this election is in its final lap. Especially considering the fact that the first of twenty Republican debates, which more closely resembled reality television, were held in May 2011 -- 19 months before the election. Americans can now focus on the only debates with any lasting significance. The first debate will be held at the pulchritudinous campus of the University of Denver. The format will be six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics related to domestic policy . So what should viewers expect from the first debate? Let’s set the scene: The Romney campaign forecasted both the selection of his running mate and the Republican National Convention to provide him with boosts in polling. On the other hand, the selection of Paul Ryan, and the subsequent ownership Romney must take over the draconian austerity of his federal budget plan, has provided the Obama campaign with a stockpile of ammunition. Likewise during the convention, Ann Romney failed to humanize her husband -this being the most difficult and unfair challenge the spouse of any political candidate has been handed in American history. Essentially, this is Romney’s last chance to prove himself as a candidate.

The First Debate: Because the subject they will debate is domestic policy, Romney should have another advantage. He is seen as being more capable to handle the economy and can talk about unemployment and how his policies will create jobs. This is Romney’s one solid strength as a challenger, and it is certainly an important one. If he really wants to be an over achiever, he could give viewers specifics on his tax policies. The next debate between Romney and President Obama is a town hall format, in which people from the audience will ask the candidates questions. This gives the President an advantage because according to generally any national poll, he is more personable than his opponent. The final debate is on foreign policy—a subject that the President also has a commanding lead on in polls. Therefore, this first debate is Romney’s best opportunity to push the message of jobs and the economy. What’s President Obama’s best bet? He should have a simple strategy: let Romney talk as much as possible. Anyone who has seen the news in the past two weeks knows that Romney is on a roll enlightening the American public that the President apologized for the attack on the American consulate in Libya as well as chastising 47 percent of Americans, rather than focusing on the economy. At this point, Romney is poised to echo something akin to the magnitude of Gerald Ford’s historic

blunder during the 1976 presidential debates: “There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe, and there never will be under a Ford administration.” Perhaps Romney will be in a mood to wager. President Obama would also do well to focus on the differences between himself and his opponent, primarily his $716 billion Medicare savings and subsequent extension of the program to 2024 as opposed to the Romney-Ryan voucher plan. President Obama’s championing of the auto bailout provides another important contrast, since Romney opposed it. Essentially, he simply needs to continue the momentum from the Democratic National Convention and create new cogent slogans like: “GM is alive and Osama bin Laden is dead.” He should repeat his Democratic predecessor, Bill Clinton’s remarks, that made the best case for Obama’s stewardship of the economy and simultaneously debunked the premise of the entire Republican argument: “We left him a total mess. He hasn’t cleaned it up fast enough so fire him and put us back in.” And what can the American people expect shortly after the debates? Constant media speculation of who the nominees will be for the 2016 presidential election. Ross Fogg is an College junior from Fayetteville, Ga.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012


David Giffin

Chick-fil-A Debate Unnecessarily Polarizing Both Sides Need to Be Able to Debate Without Accusing Others of “Hate”

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I had hoped the Chick-fil-A controversy was done last week when I read that Chickfil-A was changing course. The Atlanta-based chicken vendor apparently released an internal nondiscrimination statement and had further agreed to re-evaluate the groups to which its charity arm, the WinShape Foundation, gave funding. My hope, however, was short-lived. Slate later reported that on the same day as the above announcements, WinShape co-sponsored a couples’ biker event with the Family Foundation, a group some have accused of being anti-gay. No doubt the controversy will continue as a result. The sad part of all this is that this issue actually has little to do with Chick-fil-A.

Chick-fil-A, due to the outspoken religious beliefs of Dan Cathy and the monetary donations it has made, is simply the symbolic whipping boy in a cultural battle built around two sides that see themselves in an intractable conflict. In reality, it’s not intractable at all. Just polarized. In reviewing the Wheel’s coverage of the Chick-fil-A controversy on campus, a big pattern stuck out. It appeared in the editorial board’s own statement on the subject, which argued for replacing our Chick-fil-A with “another restaurant that doesn’t alienate segments of the student body.” Another appearance was in the eloquently-written letter of graduate student Karen McCarthy, who said

An Open Letter to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Ami Fields-Meyer Dear Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, On Wednesday, you will speak before the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan. As you approach the stage, many of the world’s leading diplomats will rise from their seats and leave the hall. I have a proposal for how you might proceed. I am a Jew. When I was in high school, realizing my own ignorance toward the Islamic tradition, I worked with a Muslim friend to start a Muslim-Jewish dialogue. During the program, Jewish and Muslim teenagers in Los Angeles spoke candidly to one another. The overarching response was that of relief and satisfaction: we discovered that we have more in common than not. I am, in American political parlance, a liberal. I believe that the government can serve an active and key role in the lives of its citizens. But I find myself sifting through the Wall Street Journal’s op-ed page and listening to Bill O’Reilly nonetheless, because I’m 18 years old; my views are malleable. I don’t know all the answers. I have something to learn from the “other side.” Mr. Ahmadinejad, I believe in the value of face-to-face interaction; I believe in engagement; I believe that those who disagree should pursue open discourse and that opinions serve best when heard, not when quelled. Mr. Ahmadinejad, you do not. Some will argue that the community of nations should lend you its spotlight if only to make known your inflammatory views and your toxic aspirations, your deplorable history and your frightening and ever-manifesting plans for the future. But those who walk out are right to walk out. The Irish poet and cynic Brendan Behan was on to something when he noted that “there’s no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.” For you, Mr. Ahmadinejad, I propose an apt and only slightly inverted iteration of Behan’s adage: for lethal dictators – for you – there’s no such thing as bad publicity, period. Mr. Ahmadinejad, the United Nations first lent you its lectern in September 2005. Less than a month later in Tehran, you delivered a speech during which you made clear, for any remaining doubters, your views regarding the modern State of Israel and your wish for its inhabitants. “Our dear Imam (the

Ayatollah Khomeini) said that the occupying regime (Israel) must be wiped off the map,” you declared, “and this was a very wise statement.” When you were invited to speak again at the General Assembly in 2006, you pressed other member states, “Who, or what organization defends the rights of the oppressed, and suppresses acts of aggression and oppression? Where is the seat of global justice?” — implying that such values aligned with yours. In your speech in 2007, as debate over your country’s unstable and misguided nuclear program escalated, you proclaimed that “the nuclear issue of Iran is now closed,” blocking any remaining diplomatic options. Last year, granted time and audience on a seventh occasion, you asserted that world powers “still use the Holocaust after six decades as the excuse to pay (a) fine or ransom to the Zionists.” Mr. Ahmadinejad, you don’t seek “the seat of global justice”; you murder Iranians who don’t share your religious ideology and you actively support Bashar al-Assad’s iron grip and savage brutality. Your abandonment of civil discussion over your nuclear program has isolated you further and further from the community of nations and only amplified suspicion. And, Mr. Ahmadinejad, the systematic murder of six million Jews was not, is not, and will never be an excuse for anything. Mr. Ahmadinejad, the United Nations — be it effective or impotent, productive or gridlocked — is our stage for compromise. Such compromise necessitates concessions on both sides; your sides seem limitless and your concessions are imagined. With you, there is no middle ground. For you, there is no rationality. To you, we grant no credibility. We have heard enough; we know what you are going to say; we have no need to hear it again. We have treaded beyond compromise. We have moved beyond listening. You, Mr. Ahmadinejad, never considered either. I’ve seen what you’ve done to your own people. I’m tired of hearing your plans for mine. On Wednesday, where will I be? In synagogue, for the holiday of Yom Kippur, repenting for my sins, seeking to change my ways, and begging forgiveness of my Creator. At that formidable lectern, I suggest you do the same. Ami Fields-Meyer is a College freshman from Los Angeles, Calif.

that as a lesbian, she “cannot afford to take as anything other than a direct attack the actions of Cathy, Chick-fil-A and all of those” who support groups believed to be anti-gay. In both those comments and in other comments I have seen from both Chick-fil-A supporters and opponents, there is little flexibility. Either you “hate” religious or conservative groups, or you “hate” LGBT people and alienate them on principle. No debate, no consideration, no “inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse” conversation. Unfortunately, flexibility is exactly what this discussion needs. Human sexuality is far more complex than we all care to think about. There is no “gay gene” that flips on or off

like a light switch, just like there is usually no straight-up choice to “turn gay.” Homosexual attraction likely stems from a more complicated mix of biological, developmental, social and psychological factors. As such, the issue for most people currently isn’t the attraction itself. The response to that attraction is the bigger issue. Some religious and social groups, out of a moral belief that God’s ideal sexual life for men and women is found in traditional marriage, have created organizations that seek to promote and strengthen traditional marriage. Many people who feel same-sex attraction seek support from those groups. Others chose to affirm and embrace samesex attraction as a co-equal ideal. Many other

LGBT individuals joined this push, either for the creation of civil unions or for more all-encompassing changes by legally reclassifying marriage. The two sides are indeed very different. But somewhere along the line, in the milieu of identity politics, nuance was ejected from the conversation. Pro-traditional marriage was transformed into anti-gay, and political and ideological differences became “hate.” But why? Amy Miller, Michigan Law alumna and assistant editor of The College Conservative (a commentary website where I also contribute), wrote in her piece titled “On Being Gay: Fighting the False ‘Hate’ Dichotomy” that “for most of our natural born lives, college and professional school-aged people have been trained to believe that our feelings and self-esteem are the most important things in the world ... Therefore, when someone disagrees with our lifestyle — our gayness, or our partying habits, or our sex life — it’s not just disagreement, it’s a grudge against us as a person.” This is the crux of the issue. Disagreeing on something is not automatically “hatred” of the other. Just because someone’s personal or religious convictions preclude them from supporting gay marriage, or prompt them to fund pro-traditional marriage organizations (which, it is important to note, are very different from actual anti-gay organizations like the Westboro Baptist Church), does not automatically mean that they “hate the gays” and need to be cast out of the public square. Conversely, pro-gay marriage or pro-civil union advocates do not automatically “hate” religious or nonreligious folks who oppose their view. Both sides are losing their ability to intellectualize and objectively debate the issues at hand. This is why Chick-fil-A is just a whipping boy: it’s a big, visible symbol of a conservative company. By attacking or defending the company, both sides are merely engaging in a symbolic chicken-fight that only serves to deepen the divide. Without the ability to set aside our sacred cows — or chickens, in this case — we will never be able to engage one another like rational human beings. Because that’s what we all are. Human beings. And we should never forget that simple, unifying fact. David Giffin is a second year Masters in Theological Studies student at Candler School of Theology from Charleston, Ill.

Recent Cuts Betray Students

The time for compromise with Mr. Ahmadinejad is long over.

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Dean’s Actions Deliberately Obscured Information Harold Braswell The majority of opposition to Dean Forman’s “restructuring” of Emory College has focused on the form in which it was announced. The Dean’s letter was sent out Friday afternoon, on the weekend of a Jewish holiday. It abounded in euphemisms, but contained few details about the rationale behind and content of the restructuring, and little recognition of the traumatic impact it would have on hundreds of Emory students, faculty, and staff. This announcement was more befitting of a corporate takeover than a plan to foster academic eminence. But the form of Forman’s announcement cannot be separated from its content. Forman describes his restructuring as preserving “traditional” disciplines. When Forman speaks of “traditional” departments, he not only describes certain departments, but also describes why they are valuable. The rationale is the duration of their existence within the university system. But these fields are not valuable because they have “traditionally” been present. They are valuable because of the tools they provide. And the purpose of these tools is to give students the ability to criticize the very idea of “tradition” that is the basis for Forman’s rationale. “Traditional” disciplines teach students critical skills to question, reformulate, and, if necessary, reject “tradition,” but they do not advocate an adherence to tradition for tradi-

tion’s sake. These very fields thus undermine Dean Forman’s stated reasons for preserving them. Similar problems underlie Dean Forman’s criteria for creating new programs. Based on his letter, Dean Forman decided which new programs to create based on the demand of Emory faculty. But popular demand should not be the main factor according to which administrative decisions are made.

Antagonism is the core essence of a democracy. Programs can be valuable precisely because they provide innovative methodologies that question the academic status quo. In addition, popular demand might discriminate against those populations who themselves have historically been marginalized within the university. At Emory, both these outcomes have been the case: Dean Forman’s decisions eliminate programs that reorganize academic disciplines in the service of politically engaged scholarship that, though not “traditional,” is extremely valuable. These programs feature a disproportionately high number of women and people of color. In methodological and demographic terms, Dean Forman’s decision excises the margins from the Emory community. But the margins represent the true heart of

the university tradition. The university tradition is grounded in its critical distance from both “tradition” and popular demand. This is why legislators are simultaneously attacking universities for leading students to question both their parents’ traditions as well as the larger political organization of our society. This critical thinking was epitomized by all of the departments cut. The content of Dean Forman’s decision must be understood as an attack on the critical thought central to the genuine innovations that the university tradition has historically provided—and can still provide today. The form of the decision conveyed this content perfectly. Professor Michael Giles has, in these very pages, confessed that he deliberately obscured institutional transparency in order to avoid the antagonism that might occur from an open discussion of the proposed cuts. But antagonism is the core of the university, and of democracy. Students come here to partake in precisely the open discussion that this decision has squashed. Such a discussion can be antagonistic, but it is through precisely such antagonism that true innovation occurs. It is also through such antagonism that genuine community—not that mandated from above—can be built. Dean Forman’s decision is a betrayal of the Emory community. Every one of us must oppose it and work with the administration to restore the trust that they have betrayed. Harold Braswell is a 6th year PhD student in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts.


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Music Midtown Headlines Fresh Faces, Veterans By Rachel Duboff Contributing Writer

Last weekend a surge of tens of thousands of music lovers filled Piedmont Park to make their way to Atlanta’s annual Music Midtown Festival. As opposed to last year’s one day festival, Music Midtown now boasts two days worth of renowned artists and genres, ranging from grunge rock to hip-hop. Well-known artists, both current and classic, graced the stage throughout the weekend. Friday’s lineup consisted of artists Van Hutt, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Avett Brothers, T.I. and headliner, the Foo Fighters. Saturday featured Ludacris, Neon Trees, Florence + the Machine, Girl Talk, Pearl Jam and more. Beautiful weather and a lot of sun, along with an excessive amount of vendors and merchants, welcomed concert-goers at The Meadow in Piedmont Park. This provided the perfect atmosphere for the festival as fans waited for their favorite artists to take the stage. In all black and with her signature hard-rocker aura, Joan Jett, accompanied by her band the Blackhearts, transformed the audience just as she did back in the ‘70s. A mix of young and old in the audience all sang along to “I Hate Myself For Loving You” and the infamous “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Jett also performed newer singles, including the catchy “TMI” and “Reality Mentality.” After Jett, T.I. took the Electric Ballroom Stage — the first artist to bring rap and hip-hop to this year’s festival. Performing with a live band for the first time, the Atlanta-native showcased familiar songs from “Top Down Low” to “Whatever You Like.” T.I. received cheers from the audience when he performed a cover of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Ni**as in Paris.” T.I. ended with his billboard hit “Live Your Life.” The Foo Fighters closed the night with an accumulation of songs from over almost two decades of the band’s history. With a stunning opening of

Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine captivated audiences on Saturday at Piedmont Park for the annual Music Midtown festival. “White Limo,” the Foo Fighters leapt into full gear, making the most of their two-hour set. The band performed classics such as “Rope,” “My Hero” and some of their more recent songs such as “Arlandria.”

A turning point in the set came when the 20,000 plus audience members started singing lyrics to “Best of You” without the band, something frontman Dave Grohl said was a first with any American audience. To show his appreciation, Grohl started

singing “Times Like These” accompanied only by his guitar, something rarely done in concert. Towards the end of the act, Ghrol called out one of his rock ‘n’ roll idols and earlier artist that day, Joan Jett, who came on stage to perform

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alongside the band for an improvised and exhilarating “Bad Reputation.” The Foo Fighters ended the night just as they began: with a powerful following, this time to the hit “Everlong.” When the lights finally came up

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and the band left the stage, there was no doubt that Friday’s headliners created an atmosphere of musical reverence that would carry on to day two of the festival.

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Marsalis Wows in First of Candler Series Fletcher Conquers Demons, Hollywood By Monica Yang Contributing Writer

On Friday evening at 8 p.m., I found myself sitting amongst a packed audience at Emory’s very own Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, eagerly waiting “An Evening with Branford Marsalis” to begin, the kick-off show for the 2012-2013 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series. The evening marked the first of eight shows this year. The Candler Concert Series are incredible opportunities to see world-famous performers showcase their talents right on our campus. Branford Marsalis, the lead saxophonist, is not only a well-known musician, but he is also a Tony Award-nominated composer and a three-time Grammy Award winner. The famous jazz quartet included Branford Marsalis on saxophone, Joey Calderazzo on the piano, Eric Revis on bass and Justin Faulkner on the drums. The quartet tuned their instruments, and Marsalis stepped up to the microphone to welcome the crowd. He threw out a few well-received jokes, setting a light-hearted mood in the theater. Afterwards, the jazz quartet began their performance with a riveting piece called “The Mighty Sword,” written by Marsalis. Any lingering sereneness departed from the audience, as the unpredictable and wild nature that is jazz filled the room. Each instrument in the quartet — the sharp notes of the piano, the deep bass, the taps of the drums, the piercing melody of the saxophone — was absolutely essential to the performance. The musicians played as if their lives depended on it as if they were possessed by the music itself. During the show, each musician

Rachel McAdams called Fletcher to the stage to receive his Oscar. Fletcher said he only remem“You’re not a writer,” an agent bered the first and last lines of his once told Academy Award-winning highly emotional acceptance speech. screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher. On Embarrassed, he stepped outside a first date, a girl mocked Fletcher when we watched it during the talk. for his aspirations in film. For years However, Fletcher’s career was he wrote screenplays, but produc- not always this great. After studyers refused to hire him. As he put it ing film at New York University’s himself, “I kept Tisch School of hearing one word the Arts, his short from Hollywood: film “Magic No.” Markers” caught “I kept hearing one word the attention of Geoffrey Fletcher, who some producers from Hollywood: No.” won the Oscar who explored its for best adapted potential as a fea— Geoffrey Fletcher, ture-length. But screenplay in screenwriter of “Precious” the project fell 2009 for the film “Precious: through. Based on the For more novel Push by than a decade, Sapphire,” spoke Fletcher wrote at White Hall on Friday about his screenplays in New York City while career, today’s film industry and teaching on and off at Columbia and “Star Wars” as part of the Academy New York University. He described of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ this as a very solitary time in his life. Academy on Campus Program. Fletcher likened the experience to The program’s goal is to increase Luke Skywalker’s time spent in the awareness of the Academy’s activities swamps of Dagobah with Yoda after beyond the awards ceremony every failing to defeat Darth Vader the first February by providing film screen- time around. “Magic Markers” was ings and internships for students. like Fletcher’s own Darth Vader, and During the talk, Fletcher gave an as he said on Friday, he “spent 11 account of his own experience at the years or more in the swamp” trying Academy Awards. He told the crowd to overcome his difficulties. of about 100 students that he had no Fletcher’s second chance came expectations of winning: to be nomi- when he got a rather unexpected call nated was an honor in itself. in 2006 from “Precious” director Lee Before the show, Fletcher said he Daniels who was intrigued by “Magic had reminded his family and friends Markers.” to smile regardless of who the winFletcher took on the challenge of ner was; they could be on television. adapting Push into a screenplay. It These precautions proved unnecessary when Jake Gyllenhaal and See PRECIOUS, Page 10

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Saxophonist Branford Marsalis (above), pianist Joey Claderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and Drummer Justin Faulkner kicked off the 2012-2012 Candler Concert Series Friday evening at the Schwartz Center. had his fair share of solos, Marsalis being the star performer. Each solo brought the audience to its feet in applause because of its originality and difficulty. Marsalis paused after one song to speak to the audience. “One of the hardest things you can do without words, with instruments, is to create emotions,” he said. However, that night the Branford Marsalis Quartet impressively com-

municated emotions with their remarkable skills. The quartet proceeded to play the powerful song, “As summer into Autumn Slips,” written by Calderazzo. Marsalis said Calderazzo wrote the song to describe Calderazzo’s emotions while his friend was dying of cancer. The poignancy and depth of the song was moving. Watching the musicians’ exag-

gerated movements as they played their instruments, feet tapping, bodies moving and mouths humming, pulled all those watching into the music. Admiration was written on the faces of the audience members. The next Candler Concert Series will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. Gil Shaham will be performing on the violin.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012


An Art Lesson at the Carlos By Fiona Zhao Contributing Writer On Friday, Sept. 21, the Michael C. Carlos Museum debuted its “Drawing in the Galleries” event, which allowed artists to sketch ancient sculptures from the Greek and Roman galleries. Guest speaker, award-winning architect and artist Lane M. Duncan provided a comprehensive demonstration and presentation focusing on how to capture the human figure on paper. Inspired by the history of copying works from the great masters, Duncan and the Carlos Museum Director of Education Elizabeth Hornor have collaborated to reserve the Carlos every month this fall for artists to have the exclusive opportunity to draw directly from famous museum works. “For centuries, the great museums of the world have let their collections be opened for artists to copy and learn from the great masters, and that’s how you get better,” stated Duncan. Emory University staff and students, as well as participants from the surrounding Atlanta community, sketched the human figure by modeling the four statues of Aphrodite, Apollo, Terpsichore and Hermes. The artists were guided by historical background and Duncan’s ongoing instruction.


Eddie Vedder has been fronting Seattle grunge-rock veterans Pearl Jam since 1990. The band has maintained a loyal following, evidenced by the throngs of fans present at their show at this year’s Music Midtown festival.

Music Returns to Midtown After Last Year’s Stellar Success Continued from Page 9 Saturday brought over 50,000 fans to The Meadow, all eagerly ready to experience the second day of music. Hip-hop artist and rapper Ludacris, another Atlanta-native, performed singles from his past eight albums for a full hour in the late afternoon. Songs such as Usher’s “Yeah,” Fergie’s “Glamorous” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” were intermixed with Ludacris’ own top hits, allowing the concert to become a showcase of smash hits. While Neon Trees was one of the more contemporary bands in a lineup of classics, it was clear that they were able to transfix a crowd just like Joan Jett and the Foo Fighters. Lead singer Tyler Glenn engaged the crowd with songs from “1983” to the hit single

“Animal.” One of Saturday’s most commanding artists was the impeccable Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine. Welch’s eclectic personality was evident from her plum-colored gown, her gripping voice and her eagerness as she moved about the stage. After a soulful “What The Water Gave Me,” Welch coolly looked at the audience and said, “I’m giving myself a big drink, here’s to you.” Her musical prowess shone during “Spectrum.” She ended her set with the famous “The Dog Days Are Over,” which prompted sing-alongs and bursts of excitement from members of the audience. Girl Talk, led by mash-up artist Gregg Michael Gillis, provided a break from the typical rock bands

and hip-hop artists. The stage became a large dance party as some guests were allowed on stage to dance behind Gillis and toilet stringers and confetti were released on the audience throughout the set. His combinations ranged from Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” to Drake’s “The Motto” and Swizz Beatz’s “Money in the Bank.” During Girl Talk’s hour-long set, the other side of The Meadow was completely filled as audience members waited with anticipation for headliner Pearl Jam to come on. It was evident that their act would rival the Foo Fighters from the night before. Pearl Jam brought its die-hard fans from the ‘90s to the Park, as almost half the crowd was comprised of people older than 30. Frontman and

iconic vocalist Eddie Vedder lead the grunge-rock band with energy. Pearl Jam belted out “Animal,” praised Florence + the Machine’s performance earlier that day and proceeded to play the softer “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town.” “Love is as deep as let’s say the ocean,” Vedder said. “With love there will be waves.” This dedication led into Vedder’s vocals of “Amongst the Waves.” More celebrated songs were also performed, such as “Better Man,” which started out solely on Vedder’s guitar and eventually gained momentum as the band joined in along with the echoes of the audience. Pearl Jam’s most recognized ­— and possibly oldest — song “Even Flow” was belted out and finished

off with a long guitar solo by Stone Gossard on lead guitar. While Vedder took the time to remind the audience to vote this coming November, the music was not lost on the crowd, especially with the timeless “Jeremy.” Pearl Jam closed the night with Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World,” leaving the crowd mesmerized as the momentous rock set came to an end. Building off of last year’s comeback success, Music Midtown went above and beyond to secure the approval of music lovers. This lineup will be a tough act to follow, but if this year’s return is any indication, there is little doubt that next fall’s festival will be stronger than ever.

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The idea behind this event was to “let people come in, talk and realize that these [sculptures] are living presences, that these are real things that are really influential,” stated Duncan. Duncan’s live demonstration helped artists master sketching the human body and its precise proportions. He introduced new techniques of building upon each layer of sketches while also equally partitioning the human form. It was his unique emphasis on the motivational background of each sculpture that truly allowed participants to appreciate individual statues for their historical and artistic values. “If you can understand the human figure and its perfection, it gives you a mathematical set of relationships that you learn as you start making architecture, and it’s carried down until today,” stated Duncan. Duncan augmented his demonstration with inspirational stories of famous sculptors including Vitruvius, da Vinci and Michelangelo. He also discussed the importance of understanding the works of the masters and their long-standing influence today. “I found it exciting to look at these great objects and try to put it down on a piece of paper,” said one participant. “It was just fabulous fun! I felt like I was back in art class,” described another artist. For the first hour, Duncan focused specifically on the Greek sculpture of Aphrodite, goddess of love. Participants sketched her full figure and posture by modeling Duncan’s unique approach of drawing from the inside out. After his guided instructions, artists divided throughout the gallery to pick various statues to sketch. Duncan circled the participants, giving them individualized attention, advice and answers whenever needed. From this event, the Museum hopes that the participants will “just have a good time, as they are here to learn,” said Hornor. The “Drawing of the Galleries” event will be held again on Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be reserved by calling the Carlos Museum.

— Contact Fiona Zhao at

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Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (above) spoke to students on Friday at White Hall, encouraging them to stick with their ambitions through the challenges of the movie industry.

‘Precious’ Writer Fletcher Tells of Struggles, Victories in Film Floral patterns for spring may not seem original, but this year designers have revitalized the trend in a big, bold and romantic way in their new collections. From all-over motifs to floral textures, models were cascading down the runways in pretty petals. While Peter Som, Suno and Rebecca Minkoff used light, pastel hues to accentuate the romantic aspects of the prints, many designers showcased this trend in an array of colors and styles. Models wore it all: gauzy, billowy tops, suit separates and tight cocktail dresses, clearly showing the pattern’s versatility. Atlanta’s weather is perfect for this trend, so why wait till spring to try out this ultra feminine look? Take it from this festival chic girl at Music Midtown and pull on a simple, floral, billowy tank in a bright color. You’ll feel as pretty as a… well...rose.

Continued from Page 9 was a novel which some had termed “un-adaptable,” though Fletcher was unaware of this until after he had adapted it. The challenge for Fletcher was maintaining “the spirit of the original text but also putting [his] own work into it,” he said. And if Fletcher ever got writer’s block, he would simply “use the force,” as he puts it, ultimately defeating his Darth Vader once and for all. Having had the experience of working in the film industry, Fletcher offered his critique of the corporate nature of the business. “All the studios are owned by corporations now,” he observed, add-

ing that studios would sooner take on a project which has been iterated several times before than take a risk. He also voiced his disdain for the dearth of women in the industry, saying in an interview with the Wheel that there is a much needed change of environment. However, Fletcher remains personally ambitious. After he completed “Precious,” he took to writing his next film “Violet and Daisy,” which is set to be released in the next year. He described this upcoming film as “starkly, starkly, starkly” different from “Precious.” He rejoices in the artistic freedom which he now enjoys, and he is now able to work more “from a place of desire than fear” on his new projects.

Fletcher left students with some positive advice. Despite the challenges presented by today’s film industry, he encouraged everyone to “never give up, and never stop learning.” As Fletcher was growing up, his parents encouraged him in a similar way. This is the sentiment that stuck with him all his life, not the agent who told him he was no writer. This is the sentiment he passed on to us so that the next time we’re told we can’t do something — be it writing, as in Fletcher’s case, or simply learning how to write, as in Precious’ case — we can prove everyone wrong and perhaps win an Oscar for it too.

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consistently throughout the tournament,” team captain and senior Jordan Wylie said. “Taylor, as a freshman, really stepped up and they’re going to be contenders.” It was an all-Emory singles final with Clark and Wylie. They both won their semifinal matches earlier in the day and were ready to compete with each other. Clark claimed victory over her teammate to win the singles title for the second straight year. An all-Emory final is something to which Bryant has become accustomed. “This is not the first time we’ve had two Emory players in the final, because we have two of the strongest players in the league playing for our team,” said Bryant. From the start of the tourna-

Eagles Run as a Pack, Women Claim First Place Continued from The Back Page

Assistant Coach Carl Leivers was happy with the team’s performance, but knows there is still much work to be done. “This was a good effort from the team, but we can’t get complacent,” Leivers said. “It will be crucial that we continue quality training until we enter into our conference and postseason meets.” The women’s team also captured a first place finish, completing the 5K course in an average time of 19:22. Leading the Lady Eagles was sophomore Stephanie Crane, who crossed the line in 19:06 for a third place overall finish. “I feel like this race was a turning point in my season,” Crane said. “Today, I committed myself to being mentally tough and kept a positive attitude the entire 3.1 mile course.” The remainder of Emory’s top seven finishers completed the course within 30 seconds of Crane. Hannah Moriarty led the pack and was followed by teammates Marissa Gogniat, Tamara Surtees, Elise Viox, Calleson Edwards and Ashley Stumvoll. Moriarty attributes her strong performance to her focus on incorporating mental training into her racing strategy. “Coach encourages us to spend time visualizing ourselves succeeding while racing,” she said. “Using mental imagery kept me from breaking down so that I could give my best effort for the entire race.” Head Coach John Curtin was pleased with his team’s performance this weekend, but is confident that

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ment, the team’s play was dominant. They cruised through day one with five Eagle teams advancing to the quarterfinals. Clark and Taylor, after easily winning their first match, faced Emory sophomores Allie Damico and Catharine Harris in the quarterfinals. Harris and Damico had won their first round match in a close tiebreaker. Sophomore Lauren Pinsky and freshman Beatrice Rosen also advanced to the quarterfinals with an 8-2 win. In singles play, the top-seeded Clark won her match 6-0, 6-2 and Wylie won her match 6-3, 6-2 and advanced to the round of 16. Damico cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 win to also advance. After the second day of play, Clark, Wylie and Taylor were all still alive. Clark and Taylor advanced to

the finals by beating Emory teams in the quarterfinals, 8-1, and semifinals, 8-3. During singles play that day, Clark and Wylie advanced to the finals with easy victories. Clark won 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 while Wylie won 6-0, 6-3. Wylie was pleased with how the team performed at the tournament. “Overall, the team played very well. Our freshmen performed well in our first D-III competition,” Wylie said. “As a team, we have room to grow and bring it to the next level for the spring.” Emory’s next match is not until Oct. 7. They will be playing Washington and Lee University (Va.) at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. — Contact Alexander Del Re at

Natalino, Price Spark Eagles’ Offense with Seven Total Goals Hannigan earned his second win of Natalino then found the back of the season, improving his record to the net in the 23rd minute, bouncing 2-1. Sophomore Nathan Miles spelled a shot off the far post and into the Hannigan late and added a save in his net to extend the Eagles’ lead by two. first collegiate appearance. Freshman midfielder Nick Schook The squad is no stranger to blowwas credited with the assist for both out victories — after Saturday’s goals. game, the Eagles In the second have now outscored half, Natalino struck opponents 16-1 in “I don’t think we are again, scoring an their four wins this peaking right now, impressive unassistseason. but we’re definitely ed goal in the 61st Natalino and going in the right minute after dodgPrice were the direction.” ing several Millsaps offensive catalysts defenders. in the games, comIt was Natalino’s — Sonny Travis, bining for seven team-leading eighth of the team’s nine head coach goals. The duo leads goal of the season, marking the fifth the Eagles with 17 consecutive game in which he has and 15 points, respectively. scored. With the United Athletic “He [Price] and Andrew have been Association (UAA) play yet to start, a great pair for us,” Travis said of his the all-conference midfielder is leading scorers. already only three goals shy of his Travis, who previously stressed career high. the need for the team to gain some “He’s huge for us,” Price said of momentum before heading into UAA his captain. “He’s a good role model play, believes that the Eagles are on on and off the field, someone to count the right track. on when things aren’t going so well.” “I don’t think we’re peaking right The scoring onslaught finally now, but we’re definitely going in the ended in the 72nd minute when soph- right direction. It’s taken a while for omore midfielder Zachary Rosenberg our offense to gel. We still need to ricocheted a shot off a Majors’ put two really good halves together,” defender, knocking in his second goal Travis said. of the season. The Eagles will pay a visit to The Eagles’ defense was nearly Sewanee College (Tenn.) on flawless, allowing the Majors only Wednesday at 7 p.m. in their final two shots on goal, and none in the game before the UAA season begins. first half. — Contact Ryan Smith at Freshman goalkeeper Abe

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Senior Scott Jarvis makes the final turn for the finish at the Gulf Coast Stampede last weekend.

they can run faster. “This weekend the team showed that they can race together,” he said. “We need to be confident in our pack-running as we begin the larger and more competitive meets of the season.” Following the race, the men’s and women’s teams enjoyed some much deserved relaxation time at Pensacola Beach. The beach trip was one of the many ways the cross country team has bonded together this season. This bond is one of the reasons why freshman Julie Williamson is glad that she decided to run for Emory. “Being on the team has made

my transition into college life really easy,” she said. “My teammates have become my second family.” The Emory Eagles return to action the first weekend of October. Saturday, Oct. 6th, the varsity runners will compete in Terre Haute, Ind. at pre-nationals, which is a preview of the course where the national championships will be held in mid-November. The remainder of the men’s and women’s teams will race in the Jacksonville State University Invitational in Jacksonville, Ala. on Oct. 5. — Contact Megan Hunter at

Women’s Soccer Continues to Out-Class Competition Continued from The Back Page

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“It’s really exciting the potential our team has this year ... if we play the way I know we can, we could go really far.” — Clare Mullins, junior center midfielder Thirty minutes later, Jochmann assisted in the fourth and final goal of the game with a pass to sophomore center midfielder Jennifer Grant at 86:39.


start than Friday’s show-down, the 26th minute gave the Emory fans something to cheer about. Junior center midfielder Clare Mullins took a shot into the upper far corner of the goal to set the stage for the Eagles’ 32nd straight regular season win. “It’s really exciting the potential our team has this year. We’re undefeated and second in the country currently, and if we play the way I know we can, we could go really far,” Mullins said. “We’ve got a target on our back, but that pressure should make us work harder ever single day, and if we do that, our team will accomplish big things.” The pace picked up with another goal at 36:56 by Butker after passes from Rodriguez and Doherty. After 45 minutes of play, the Eagles were looking confident with

their 2-0 lead. In the second half, Costopoulos scored at the 56:54 mark off of a pass from sophomore defender Kaelyn Lucas.

Fourteen of the Eagles’ 33 shots of the game were on goal. Stein and Leonard continued to fight in the Eagles’ net, holding the Vikings to zero goals. The shutout was the fifth for the Eagles this season. “The team is happy with our performance against regional opponents over the weekend. Going into the UAAs, we are confident in our ability to score and we are ready to play against intense competition in the coming weeks,” Bachouros said. With an undefeated home streak of 19 games and an undefeated regular season streak of 32 games, the Emory women will be hosting the University of Chicago (Ill.) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. This will mark the onset of University Athletic Association (UAA) play. — Contact Nicola Braginsky at

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Sophomore defender Noah Rosen dribbles the ball down the field. The Eagles’ defense held its opponents to seven shots last weekend.

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What defines the Emory athlete?

Commitment and accountability.

Excellence and passion.

What are your team’s goals for the year?

To play in the final threesome at every tournament.

National Championship.

What is the hardest part about being a coach? What do you do on Sunday afternoons, non-gameday? What is your pre-game routine?

The travel, and being Having to make tough away from my family. personnel decisions. In season playing or practicing, out of Church and watching season spending time NFL football. with my wife. Watching the other We typically start at 8 a.m., so an early wake- team warm up, to see up call and a good break- if they have certain tendencies. fast to get us started.

As successful on the High character, hard There ambition and field as they are in the working, coachable desire to be excellent in all they do. player. classroom. We want to run fast The team decides... and have fun doing it. Win and win some Win the UAA and a Winning titles is also more. a given. national title. Seeing kids struggle, even though they will be better once they break through it. Veg, sometimes get yard work done, and Off days... Falcons football if I what are those? have the chance. Put on my Emory Try to stay out of the Eat in the Emory village then go to CVS Soccer polo to trigger runners’ hair. By race focus and write the day most of my work and buy chocolate is done. line-up out. candy. Scheduling.

The road and traveling, but there is nothing else I would rather do than coach. I have the Direct TV NFL package and am a diehard Steelers fan.

Eagles Defend Home Court in Victories Continued from The Back Page

“We never quit,” Erwin said. “At the end of a tournament when everyone is exhausted, our team is still able to fight it out and win.” Fight and win is exactly what the Eagles did, going undefeated in all four of their games. Sophomore middle hitter Cat McGrath and Duhl landed spots on the Emory Invitational All-Tournament Team, with fellow Emory team member, Bourque, claiming the title MVP. “We really gutted it out,” McDowell said about the weekend. “I was really proud of them.” The Eagles look to defend home court again with consecutive games against Birmingham-Southern College (Ala.) and Lee University (Tenn.) this Tuesday. The first game starts at 4 p.m. and will be held at the Woodruff P.E. Center. — Contact Jenna Kingsley at


On Fire

Misty or Kerri? The endless debate. 1. The Queen of Sports This is a little known fact, but your patriotic On Fire correspondent loves beach volleyball. It has everything that a sport should have — a ball, a net, four hot girls running, diving and jumping around on the sand in bikinis (as long as its warmer than 60 degrees outside — thanks, London). There is no purer contest of sport in the entire world. The fact that Americans dominate in beach volleyball and that the sport is played in swimsuits is not relevant to your purist On Fire correspondent’s love of the game. The fact that he (or she) does not watch men’s beach volleyball is beside the point. So, with such an appreciation for the game already, you can only imagine the feelings of awe and amazement that swept through you overwhelmed On Fire correspondent when the news broke. What? You have not heard? It has been all over Yahoo! That is correct, Kerri Walsh (your smitten On Fire correspondent refuses to use her married last name of Jennings) won a gold medal this summer while five weeks pregnant. While it saddens your infatuated On Fire correspondent that this marriage of hers appears to be quite serious, he (or she) cannot help but think that this is awesome. It is hard enough to win a gold medal — Walsh has now won three! And the third one, against the toughest ever competition and while she was at her oldest, she won while carrying another living thing inside of her stomach. And to top it all off, it is not like your respectful-of-women On Fire correspondent was looking or anything, but her stomach looked like a washboard. That is a high standard for your lonely On Fire correspondent’s future wife to live up to. But she will. That is a separate matter, though. Reportedly, Walsh discovered her situation because she was “moody and touchy” in London. Honestly, this just sounds like a normal woman to your sexist On Fire correspondent. Nonetheless, from all of us here at On Fire, kudos to Kerri. 2. Replacement Refs As our loyal readers know all too well, we at On Fire love the replacement referees in the NFL. Especially the female one. Well, they have done it again. Sunday’s Vikings-49ers game provides the best illustration of the havoc being sown by a woman referee being in the league. Admittedly, she was not actually involved in these plays, or even this game. But it is a matter of principle. So to start things off, the officials call an illegal block on the 49ers during a kickoff. But the 49ers are the kicking team. How can there be an illegal block by the kicking team? Trick question. There cannot be. Because the kicking team does not block, it tackles! In the words of head referee Ken Roan, “By rule, there is no flag on the play.” Let us fast-forward to the fourth quarter. Vikings running back Toby Gerhart makes a three-yard run. At the end of the play, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh uses his third and final time out. Then, he realizes that Gerhart might have fumbled on the play and throws his challenge flag. However, you cannot challenge if you have no timeouts left. Because if you get the challenge wrong, what will they take away? So, Harbaugh goes and asks the referee, very politely, if he could maybe possible get his timeout back. Being a kind and considerate fellow, Roan agrees. Harbaugh won the challenge. In the words of Roan, “that was wrong.” Of course, karma works its magic, and four plays later, the 49ers throw an interception. Two plays later, Harbaugh used the timeout that had so kindly been given back to him to challenge another fumble (he lost this one). By our count, that is two illegal challenges allowed by the replacements. That is what you get for involving women with the NFL. 3. Dancing Dolphins This weekend, Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick sacked Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and then performed Peewee Herman’s “Tequila” dance. No one at Emory probably knows what this dance is, but the video is still great. Next up (has this happened yet?): someone sacks Tebow, then Tebow’s right next to him.

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Men’s Soccer

Emory Unbeaten at Home Invitational

Women’s Tennis

With the victories of junior Gabrielle Clark in singles and Clark and freshman Emma Taylor in doubles, the Emory women’s tennis team has now won both draws of the ITA Fall South Regional for the sixth consecutive year.

Jenna Kingsley Contributing Writer

Men’s Soccer

With their win this weekend, the men’s soccer team has returned its record to .500. Senior midfielder captain Andrew Natalino has now scored a goal in five consecutive games, the longest streak for any Eagle since 2007.


Senior middle hitter captain Breanah Bourque was named the MVP of the Emory Invitational this weekend, in which the Eagles went undefeated while only dropping one set.

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Charlotte Butker collected three goals and two assists this weekend during the women’s soccer team’s two wins. She now has a team high 11 points on the year and a point in each of the team’s last four games.

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Tennis Sweeps ITA Regionals By Alexander Del Re Contributing Writer This weekend, the women’s tennis team competed in their first Division III competition of the year. The Eagles won both the singles and doubles draws at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Fall South Regional at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. This marks the 11th straight year that an Eagle has won the singles title and sixth consecutive season in which Emory athletes have won both draws. Head Coach Amy Bryant was very happy with her team’s performance this weekend, but she noted how this tournament is just a stepping stone in the process for improvement. “We have a great group of girls that are strong and understand team work,” Bryant said. “We are going to learn a lot this year and this tournament gave us a chance to see where we stand and see what we have to work on.” Bryant was very pleased with the way her team understood the concept of teamwork, even at an individual tournament. “They are truly getting it,” Bryant said. Defending national champion and junior Gabrielle Clark came away with the singles championship and teamed with freshman Emma Taylor in winning the doubles draw. Clark is the first Eagle to be champion in both draws since Lorne McManigle (’11C) managed the feat in 2008 and 2009. “I hope my wins showed the rest of my team how competitive Emory is and how we have the potential, if everyone works hard, to be national champions in the spring,” Clark said. According to Bryant, Clark’s titles in both draws will provide a lot of confidence for the team. “It shows other teams that we are here to play and we want victory,” Bryant said. “Her ability to come through and be such a strong player out there really provides a relief for the rest of the team.” Clark and Taylor were the second seeded team in the doubles draw and defeated the fourth seeded Sewanee team in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. “Taylor and Clark performed very

See CLARK, Page 11

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Freshman midfielder TJ Atchison hustles back on defense in Emory’s 4-0 win over Millsaps College on Saturday. The Eagles held their opponents to no shots in the first 45 minutes of play.

Men Dominate in Shutouts Ryan Smith Contributing Writer The men’s soccer team evened its record at 4-4-1 after two shutout wins — a 5-0 road triumph over Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) (Ala.) on Thursday night and a 4-0 home win over Millsaps College (Miss.) on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles’ win over BSC snapped a three-game losing streak in dominant fashion. After 32 scoreless minutes of play, sophomore forward Dylan Price knocked in two goals in a span of three minutes to give the team an early 2-0 lead. “It’s big to come out and take the lead early,” Price added. Price wasn’t finished though, as he scored a third goal in the 64th minute of play for his first career hat trick. Head Coach Sonny Travis has taken note of Price’s recent offensive outburst. “Dylan has really picked up his game,” Travis said. “He’s got a knack for scoring.” Both the Eagles’ offense and defense were in dominant form on

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Thursday. Senior midfielder Andrew Natalino followed Price’s goals with one of his own in the 70th minute. It was Natalino’s fifth goal in the last four games. “I want to help the team in any way I can,” Natalino said. “My goal for this team is to win a national championship. If I need to score goals for that to happen, I’ll do it.” In the 78th minute of play, sophomore defender Carl Credle scored the first goal of his college career to put the game away. The victory was an all-around effort, with each Eagles’ goal coming off an assist. Junior defender Nolan McKeever and junior forward Andrew Jones led the team with two apiece. Meanwhile, the Eagles’ defense limited the BSC Panthers to seven

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shots, three of which were on goal. No BSC player took more than one shot, and the home team, which dropped to 3-3-1, frequently went through 20-minute stretches without attacking the Emory goal. Travis stressed the need for the defense to continue improving as the season goes on. “It’s going to be crucial. We’re going to see top-notch competition. We’ve had some injuries, but players have stepped up for us, and we’ve played well as a team defensively,” Travis said. It was the largest margin of victory for the Eagles since Sept. 16, 2011 against Virginia Wesleyan College, and the largest in an away game since a 7-0 victory at Methodist University (N.C.) on Sept. 18, 2010. The Eagles continued their dominance on Saturday afternoon when they hosted Millsaps. Emory jumped out to an early lead in the 13th minute of play when Price scored again, giving him a total of seven goals on the season.

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The Eagles dominated the home court Friday and Saturday, winning all four games and losing only one set during last weekend’s Emory Invitational. Emory’s No. 6 ranked volleyball team swept its games against Randolph-Macon College (Va.) and Elmhurst College (Ill.) on Friday and remained victorious over Maryville College (Tenn.) and Williams College (Mass.) on Saturday. The Eagles’ wins contributed to their impressive 15-2 record on the season. “I think the strength of this team is that we have a lot of depth,” Head Coach Jenny McDowell said. “All 17 people are able to go in there and make a difference.” In the first game of the Invitational, the Eagles bested Randolph-Macon 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-9). Sophomore middle hitter/outside hitter Kate Bowman led the Eagles with 13 kills. Freshman setter Sydney Miles contributed 32 assists, while freshman libero Taylor Erwin and sophomore outside hitter Cami Silverman totaled nine and seven digs each. The team followed up their first victory of the night with another win versus Elmhurst, topping the Blue Jays 3-1. “We played fairly well,” McDowell said after the games on Friday night. “I was really pleased with the team effort.” The Eagles’ second game of the night was more challenging than the first. They won the first two sets, 25-20 and 25-14, but dropped the third at 17-25. The Eagles came back strong against the Blue Jays in the fourth set with a 25-20 win. Senior captain and middle hitter Breanah Bourque led the team with 17 kills. Miles again aided the Eagles, this time with 40 assists. Erwin led with 18 digs, followed by Bowman and Silverman, with 15 and 13 apiece. McDowell commented that the Eagles used more than just their starting lineup Friday night and planned

to do so on Saturday as well. “We’re going to use our depth to our advantage tomorrow and try to get some more people in to play,” McDowell said. The Eagles relied on their depth to remain undefeated at the Emory Invitational with a doubleheader against Maryville and Williams on Saturday. Winning not only every game but also every set, the Eagles finished 3-0 against Maryville (2520, 25-15, 25-20) and Williams (2517, 25-16, 25-23). Facing off against the Maryville Scots in close sets, Bourque produced 12 kills, followed by senior co-captain and middle hitter Alex Duhl with nine and Silverman with 12. Miles again led the way with assists at 22. Erwin gave the most digs at 13, while Silverman finished the game with 10. The final game of the Emory Invitational was a high note for the Eagles. Tired yet persistent, they won the match, sweeping all three sets. Bowman led with 17 attacks, aided by Miles with 35 assists and Erwin and Silverman with nine digs each. “I think we’re in a really good place right now,” said McDowell. “We’re a much better team than we were three or four weeks ago.” An integral part of the team’s success lies on the shoulders of Erwin, the Eagles’ libero, or defensive specialist. Erwin led in number of digs for every game at the Invitational this weekend. “We knew that when Taylor Erwin decided to come to Emory, she was going to make our team better,” McDowell said. “But I think what has really been a huge asset to our team is how well all of our defensive players work together. Cami Silverman, Kate Bowman, Sarah Taub and Taylor Erwin, the four of them work so well together. I think that’s the reason we’re so much better than last year on the defensive end of things.” Erwin insists that it is the Eagles’ determination that has led them to their many successes this season.

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Women’s SOccer

Squad Crushes Foes in Victories By Nicola Braginsky Staff Writer

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Senior Calley Edwards and sophomores Hannah Smith and Stephanie Crane break out with the leaders at the meet.

Men and Women Outrun Opponents By Megan Hunter Contributing Writer

This past Saturday, the Emory men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede in Pensacola, Fla. Both squads dominated the competition, bringing home first place team finishes. The men came into this meet wellrested, an advantage that paid off. The entire team ran well for a first place finish out of nine teams, beating West Alabama by 24 points. In the absence of junior Edward Mulder, who was the Eagles’ top finished at their last two meets, freshman star Lukas Mees finished first for the Eagles in a time of 26:31, good for

fourth place overall. Mees attributed his good race to the warm weather and flat course. “It was a great day for a race, a fast course, and we took that opportunity to get some good results,” he said. Captain Stephen Ellwood had a strong showing with a seventh place overall finish. “It’s nice to finally be getting back,” Ellwood said. “I hope to be at my best as the team competitions roll around.” All scorers for the Eagles finished in the top 15, with Alex Fleischhacker finishing in eighth place, Hank Ashforth in 14th, and Cameron Wheeler in 15th.

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The Emory women’s soccer team brought back another pair of victories last weekend over BirminghamSouthern College (Ala.) and Berry College. “As a whole, I think we played well this weekend. Taking advantage of our scoring opportunities has been a challenge for us but it was better this weekend,” junior center midfielder Kelly Costopoulos said. The second-ranked Eagles topped Birmingham-Southern 6-0 on Friday, giving Head Coach Sue Patberg her 100th victory of her time with the team. On Sunday, the Eagles completed the weekend sweep with a 4-0 win over Berry. “After tying Roanoke and having a hard practice on Tuesday, we all knew we needed to come into these games with more urgency. And we definitely did,” sophomore forward Charlotte Butker said. “Scoring five goals in one game and four in the next pumped us up.” In Friday’s contest against Birmingham-Southern, the game picked up from the very beginning. In the 12th minute of play, sophomore forward Karina Rodriguez sent a pass to Costopoulos who took a shot at the goal. The Birmingham-Southern goalkeeper was able to knock the ball away but deflected it right to Butker who proceeded to shoot into an empty net. It was Butker’s first goal this season. In the 28th minute, the duo continued their teamwork in creating another scoring opportunity. Costopoulos headed a pass to where Butker was able to cross the ball to the six-yard box. Senior center midfielder Lee Bachouros received the pass and polished off a shot into the net, for her

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Sophomore defender Kaelyn Lucas dribbles the ball down the field. Lucas had one assist and three shots in Sunday’s game. first goal of the season. The crowd was pumped up in the 44th minute when Bachouros scored the Eagles’ third goal of the game, with an assist from a short pass from junior center midfielder Greta Jochmann. The girls kept showing their prowess on the field in the second half of the game. In the 50th minute of play, senior forward Katy Kruse completed a dexterous header off of a crossing pass from Butker. Kruse returned the favor, assisting Butker in the fifth goal of the game at 56:49. At 84:12, the Eagles earned their victory with another Bachouros’ goal, completed after a rebounded shot from sophomore midfielder Meredith Doherty. Senior goalkeepers Erica Stein and Kaele Leonard, along with fresh-

man goalkeeper Liz Arnold fought hard to maintain a scoreless first and second half. The Eagles’ winning streak had reached 31 games, but that did not stop them from fighting for another win at their second home game on Sunday. Emory’s defense was strong in the fight against Berry, keeping the opposing team without a shot for the entire hour and fifteen minutes of the game. “We need to focus on playing with high intensity for the full 90 minutes and will need to take advantage of our scoring opportunities when we create them because they become harder and harder to come by as the competition improves,” said Costopoulos. Although the game had a slower

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