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Volume 95, Issue 3
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SPC Reveals Artist Lineup
Harman Named to University VP Position
Koechner, Avila Added to List
By Lydia O’Neal Staff Writer The University has appointed Charles Harman, former Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, as Emory’s new vice president of government and community affairs. Harman’s predecessor, John Engelen, was with the department since January of 2007. The posiCharles tion remained Harman, vacant for a year former Chief and a half until Harman’s appoint- of Staff for ment in August. Sen. Saxby Harman — an Chambliss, Atlanta native and Georgia State will take on Terry College of the position Business alumof V.P. of nus — will lead lobbying efforts government for Emory’s and Department of Political and community affairs. Community Affairs’ top three priorities: reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, academic health infrastructure funding and research funding — which has taken a notable hit after the sequestration cuts, the department’s Washington Representative Cameron Taylor said. “Administrators, colleagues, phy-
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By Josh Cowle Contributing Writer
While Cousins will still be the owner of the properties and will continue to manage the 443 residential spaces there, Vantage will come in as a third-party liaison between any new retail negotiations and Cousins. “New retailers, businesses and
The Student Programming Council (SPC) has announced that improv comedian David Koechner and Spanish DJ Danny Avila will join Dispatch in the lineup of performers for this year’s Swoop’s Week, the name given to Homecoming week events and performances. Alt rock group Dispatch was announced earlier in the week as one of the three Swoop’s Week performers. Avila will take the stage Friday, Sept. 27, the day before Dispatch performs. Koechner — who is best known for playing cowboy sports reporter Champ Kind in “Anchorman” and Todd Packer on “The Office” — will perform his comedy routine on Thursday, Sept. 26. The theme for this year is “Welcome to Swoop’s Week: Let the Good Times Roll,” which indicates the initiation of Swoop’s Week, which was formerly known as Homecoming. The week of events will revolve around Emory spirit and sports, College sophomore and SPC Technology Chair Max Mayblum said. Swoop’s Week is going to be an all-out celebration of Swoop, Emory’s athletic mascot and students should expect to see “blue, white and gold all across campus,” College senior and SPC Homecoming Co-Chair Ashley London said. A lot of thought went into the process of determining who would perform in this year’s line up, London said. He added that the comedian, in part, was chosen because many people appreciate his humor and more specifically are fond of his “Anchorman” performance. SPC chose Danny Avila “because electronic dance music has become increasingly popular over the last year,” London said. London added that because Avila is performing at TomorrowWorld Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, near Atlanta, he was conveniently in the area during the weekend and was availale to perform at Emory. In addition to Koechner and Avila, London said, Dispatch was a good choice because “it appealed to both students and alumni.” Dispatch was very popular during the 1990s until they broke up in 2004, London said. They then reformed and became popular among a new generation of college students. This year’s Homecoming will feature a big kickoff event in Asbury Circle on Monday, Sept. 23. SPC will host its “love event” that following Tuesday. The details of these events could not be provided as they are still in the early planning stages. Dispatch’s performance on Saturday will start at 2:30 p.m. and will follow a tailgate hosted by the Athletic Department, a parade and then both men and women Swoop’s Week soccer games. SPC is not hosting this yea’rs tailgate before the soccer games due to the further growth of the annual Homecoming parade, and they will instead place food trucks around campus during the event, according to London.
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tudents took a break from their daily schedule to peruse the hundreds of posters displayed in the Coke Commons of the Dobbs University Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Every year, during the back-to-school period, students have the opportunity to buy posters that mostly cost $5 to $9.
Ebrahimi Appointed as Student Ombudsperson By Joe Toledano Contributing Writer Sherry Ebrahimi (‘97C) has been appointed to the newly-established position of student ombudsperson, which aims to assist students in navigating University resources and helping them become their own advocate. Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life Ajay Nair appointed Ebrahimi to the part-time position. She will assume the new role in addition to her current position as director of university conferences. Ebrahimi will be responsible for
Sherry Ebrahimi (‘97C), director of university conferences, will also become the student ombudsperson. assisting students in achieving resolutions to their problems and concerns while ensuring their privacy. She will also offer assistance and act a source
of information and referral. “[Ebrahimi] possesses the strong interpersonal skills and a deep understanding of the Emory community,” Senior Associate Dean for Campus Life External Relations Andy Wilson said. “Those skills and experiences will serve her well in this new role as student ombudsperson.” Last year, both faculty and students developed the idea for the establishment of the position through the Campus Life Compact for Building an Inclusive Community at Emory, a group of faculty, students and staff with the goal of gathering feedback
and subsequently developing initiatives for the future. According to a University press release, there was a need for a student ombudsperson to be established to address any hurdles undergraduate and graduate students may face. Ebrahimi will be an “impartial, consistent and centralized point of contact,” according to the press release. Though an ombudsperson is common at many universities, Emory recognized its need for one with a focus
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Nursing School Alters Application Process By Naomi Maisel Contributing Writer Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing simplified its application requirements for students matriculating from Emory or Oxford College this fall. In the past, students needed to submit three letters of recommendation, write an essay and take an exam following their sophomore year in the College, said Lynell Cadray, associate dean of enrollment and student affairs at the nursing school. Now, students will automatically be admitted to the school after completing an informal application, earning a minimum of 60-credit hours — excluding Physical Education classes — at Emory College or Oxford College and earning at least a “C” in prerequisite courses. The nursing school requires students to take several prerequisite courses in health, science and math, as well as at least seven humanities and social sciences courses, two of which must be writing-intensive. While the admissions requirements are changing, the school still expects students to complete the program in four semesters of fulltime enrollment and graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, according to the school’s website. Cadray said the School of Nursing’s administration believes Emory students are among “the best
and brightest” and thus prefer that students focus on real-life liberal arts skills in their first two years in college rather than stressing about deadlines and “complex admission” processes. Furthermore, Cadray said she hopes that this simplified process will attract more Emory students to the program than the current one-third of Emory undergraduate students who enroll in the School of Nursing. College sophomore and pre-nursing student Jamie Li said she feels the changes “make sense.” The fact that she was accepted into Emory should be enough to qualify her for the prenursing track and “an entirely new application seemed a little unnecessary,” she said. “The pre-reqs are so specific for nursing that to switch to a different major at the end of sophomore year would be very difficult” if one did not get accepted into the school, she said. While College sophomore and pre-nursing student Emily Dixon also said she believes the changes will “attract more students to enter the nursing program,” she added that the change has caused some confusion for current sophomores as they are “on a very different track due to the old requirements.” Current sophomores are, however, meant to “follow old guidelines,” Dixon said.
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Vantage Realty Partners will deal with the remaining 8,000 square feet of retail in Emory Point. The real estate firm’s associate said that they have plenty of ideas for the properties, including athletic outlets.
Vantage to Lease Emory Point Properties By David Shortell Contributing Writer Cousins Properties will no longer be in charge of leasing remaining retail spaces for Emory Point, the mixed-use residential-retail complex located on Clifton Road. The real estate group that brought
the General Muir, Sweet Monkey, Lizard Thicket and 20 other retailers to the new off-campus stomping grounds, last week decided to outsource the sales of their remaining retail spaces to a separate real estate firm, Vantage Realty Partners, according to a press release from the company.
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NEWS ROUNDUP National, Local and Higher Education News • Though not a part of the official G20 Leaders’ Summit agenda, Syria dominated informal talks in St. Petersburg on Thursday, Sept. 5. While President Barack Obama pushed for military action as a response to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that a lack of approval from the United Nations would make such action “an aggression.” • Google’s attorneys are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the company’s practice of electronically scanning people’s Gmail message content. The company has been using scanned email content for advertising purposes since Gmail was introduced about a decade ago. Though no human being reads the emails of Gmail’s 425 million active users and their contacts, the class action lawsuit against the company cites a viola-
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tion of California’s privacy laws and federal wiretapping statutes. • Ariel Castro, the Ohio man convicted of 937 counts, including murder and the kidnapping of three women, hanged himself with a bed sheet after just one month of imprisonment Tuesday night. When prison medical staff failed to revive him, Castro was taken to Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. • Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall, one of 35 former APS officials and educators indicted for racketeering, is receiving treatment for breast cancer. Hall’s lawyer announced on Thursday that despite her health concerns, her attorneys will continue to contest the charges of conspiring to inflate scores on standardized tests.
— Compiled by Staff Writer Lydia O’Neal
Corrections • In the last issue of the Wheel, in the article titled “University Pays $1.5M In Legal Settlement,” the press release was issued by U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, not the FBI. Also, the settlement stated what Emory will pay the state of Georgia and Elliot, not the press release. Elliot will be paid $300,000 for expenses, attorneys’ fees and costs, not in the settlement payment. • In the last issue of the Wheel in the article titled “Politics in Press: Read it All, Red or Blue,” Katrina Worsham created the illustration.
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This Week In Emory History
POLICE RECORD • On Sept. 5 at 4:31 p.m., Emory police responded to a report from the sorority village located at 11 Eagle Row about damage to a vehicle. According to the report, the vehicle was keyed down the side of the car to the trunk. • On Sept. 5 between the hours of 1:50 p.m. and 2:07 p.m., a bike was stolen from outside the Woodruff Library. The bike is valued at $300. • On Sept. 4, Emory Police received a report of an incident that occurred on Aug. 31 at the Zeta Beta Tau house located at 8 Eagle Row. According to police, two students, one female and one male, got into an altercation. The male student — who is not a resident of the fraternity house — became
unruly, pushed the female student and utilized inappropriate language towards her. The male was separated from the female by members of the fraternity. On Sept. 4, Emory police received another call regarding the same two individuals. According to the second report, the male followed the female to the residence hall room to express how he felt the female student “wronged him” and again used inappropriate language towards her. The female sought refuge in a friend’s room. The incident has been turned over to Residence Life. • On Sept 1 at 2:17 a.m., officers responded to a person down due to alcohol. The underage individual was on the sidewalk outside the sorority village located at 8 Eagle Row.
The student initially refused medical treatment but eventually complied. • On Aug. 31 at 2:51 a.m., Emory police received a report of two individuals in the sorority parking lodge on Eagle Row. The two individuals were asking students where the parties were while also looking into cars. The subjects said they were waiting for a friend to go to a party. One of the students was carrying his identical twins’, who is an Emory student, Emory ID. Officers confiscated the ID.
— Compiled by Asst. News Editor Dustin Slade
September 6, 1994 The Carter Center officially merged with Emory University on Sept. 1, 1994, making it a permanent, independently-governed part of Emory. Involvement between Emory and the Center began when former president Jimmy Carter became a University Distinguished Professor and implemented on-campus research programs in 1982. Carter Center Executive Director John Hardman called the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization’s merger “one more step in a longer-term progression toward becoming more strongly identified with Emory University.”
EVENTS AT EMORY FRIDAY Event: Faculty Research Assistants Training Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Location: Candler School of Theology Event: International Coffee Hour Time: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Location: Winship Ballroom, DUC Event: SmartPath Session I: Get Your Money Right — Financial Strategy Time: 12–1 p.m. Location: Harland Cinema, DUC Event: Sixth Annual Creativity and Arts Soiree Time: 4 p.m. Location: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Event: Race and Sports in American Culture Series (RASACS) keynote address with William C. Rhoden Time: 6–8 p.m. Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library Level 3 Event: Vega String Quartet: “Musical Stars” Time: 10 a.m. Location: Emory Planetarium (Math and Science Center)
Event: Iranian Film Festival: “Far From Home” Time: 8–10 p.m. Location: White Hall 208
SATURDAY Event: Race and Sports in American Culture Series (RASACS) Film: “The Ghosts of Ole Miss” Time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Location: White Hall 208 Event: Iranian Film Festival: “The Mission” Time: 5–7 p.m. Location: White Hall 208 Event: North Star Percussion Trio Time: 8 p.m. Location: Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Event: Iranian Film Festival: “The Ghost Valley’s Treasure Mysteries” Time: 8–10 p.m. Location: White Hall 208
SUNDAY Event: Emory University Worship with Dr. Gary Hauk Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Location: Cannon Chapel
Event: Timothy Albrecht Performs Bach Live! Time: 4 p.m. Location: Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
MONDAY Event: CIPA Study Abroad Fair Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Location: DUC Commons Event: Celebrating our History, 50 Years of Psychology at Emory Time: 2:30–6:30 p.m. Location: Psychology Lecture Hall 290, PAIS Event: Faculty Research Assistants Training Time: 4–5 p.m. Location: Candler School of Theology 411 Event: Christian Practices of Visual Exegesis in Early Modern Europe Time: 4–6 p.m. Location: Candler School of Theology 102 Event: Global Cultures Fair Time: 4–5:30 p.m. Location: Longstreet-Means Hall, Main Lobby
Event: Grillfest Time: 5–7:30 p.m. Location: Dobbs Lawn Event: New and Returning LGBT Graduate Student Networking Night Time: 5:30-7 p.m. Location: Office of LGBT Life, DUC E232 Event: Bi/Pansexual Discussion Group Time: 6–7 p.m. Location: Office of LGBT Life DUC E232 Event: Immigrant Health in an Era of Deportation Time: 6–8:30 p.m. Location: WHSCAB Auditorium Event: Carlos Reads! Book Club Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m. Location: Michael C. Carlos Museum Board Room, Level Two
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Hamilton Holmes Gets LEED Certification By David Ehrlich Contributing Writer
“I am thrilled the Hamilton received LEED Gold status, surpassing the University’s goal of LEED Hamilton Holmes Residence silver for all new buildings,” said Hall is the newest building to college sophomore Bryce Robertson, become Leadership in Energy and Residence Hall Association (RHA) Environmental Design (LEED) Gold vice president of advocacy. “I think it certified, the University announced reaffirms our goals for sustainability last week. while still creating world-class resiAccording to the U.S. Green dential experiences.” Building Council’s The council’s website, LEED is a website explains program that pro- “I think it reaffirms our that the LEED scorvides a form of thirding system is based goals for sustainabilparty verification of out of 100 points ity while still creating and focuses on five newly-constructed “green” buildings. world-class residential major categories: To achieve certisustainable sights, experiences.” fication, building water efficiency, projects satisfy preenergy and atmo— Bryce Robertson, sphere, materials requisites and earn College sophomore and RHA and resources and points to achieve vice president of advocacy indoor environmenvarying levels of certification. tal quality. However, The building is the fourth resi- an extra six points can be earned for dence hall on Emory’s campus to innovation in design and another four receive the certification. Other LEED for regional priority. gold-certified residence halls include To earn a gold status, buildings Few, Evans and Longstreet-Means. must receive a score between 60 Meanwhile, Turman Hall is LEED- and 79, which can only be topped by silver certified, and the LEED gold- platinum, which is an 80 or higher. certified Goizueta Business School Currently, no Emory building has was the first building on campus to platinum status. receive this honor in 2005. The University is also now The certification, which was devel- exploring the feasibility of Alabama oped by the Green Residence Hall Building Council, becoming a LEEDis intended to help certified building “Going green is building owners and after finishing its operators develop something we should all two-phase renovaand implement strive for, and by doing tion, said Andrea strategies that are Trinklein, the the little things, as a both environmenassistant vice presiuniversity, we can tally-friendly and dent and execuresourceful, accordtive director of achieve our goal.” ing to the council’s Residence Life and website. — Bryce Robertson, Housing. Hamilton Holmes, “Going green College sophomore and RHA a 37,868-square-foot is something we vice president of advocacy building, has impleshould all strive for, mented many iniand by doing the tiatives to receive the certification, little things, as a university, we can ranging from energy and water con- achieve our goal,” said Robertson. servation to community connectivity, He added that maintaining a green according to an Aug. 28 University campus starts with small gestures press release. like giving freshmen reusable water One of Holmes’ initiatives is a bottles instead of plastic ones during gray-water reclamation system, in Orientation. — Contact David Ehrlich at which water is recycled and reused in firstname.lastname@example.org toilets again.
he student performance group Emory Capoeira Maculele performed at last week’s Best in Show as part of freshman Orientation Week on McDonough Field in front of an audience of freshman and upperclassman alike. Many other performance groups showed off their talents to the students.
New Company in Charge of Leasing 8,000 Square Feet of Retail Space Continued from Page 1 restaurants will just be dealing with us, but everything else will remain the same,” said Brittany McCall, an associate at Vantage who handles all of their mixed-use developments, like Emory Point. Now in charge of filling the remaining 8,000 square feet of retail in Emory Point, Vantage is planning on taking a thoughtful approach and is open to input from the community, McCall said. “We don’t want to throw someone in there just to have a group there,” McCall said. “We really want it to be creative and add value to the area.” No deals have yet been solidified, but McCall said Vantage already has some ideas for the spaces, specifi-
cally athletic outlets like a sporting goods or apparel store, or a new fitness concept venue. According to the press release, the decision by Cousins came as the company continues to shift its portfolio away from retail leasing to office tower developments, including a recent $1.1 billion property purchase in Texas. Vantage is no stranger to bringing businesses into mixed-use developments. In addition to Emory Point, the real estate firm also manages commercial leasing for four complexes in the Inman Park neighborhood, as well as locations in Castleberry Hill, West Midtown and Buckhead, according to McCall. Goizueta Business School junior
Jason Charles, a resident of Emory Point, said he would patronize a new sporting goods or apparel store but is skeptical that it would do well in the area. “It doesn’t really seem like any of the other apparel stores are doing better there,” Charles said. “I think people would be more excited about a workout venue like CrossFit or yoga, rather than apparel.” The proximity of Emory Point to the Woodruff P.E. Center on campus, though, makes Nursing School junior Michelle Feldman, also an Emory Point resident, feel that a new workout space would not be successful. Instead, she said, she would prefer a Sephora and more mall stores. “Our closest place to get anything is Lenox [Mall], and Lenox is a pain,”
Feldman said. “I’m running out of eyeliner, and eyeliner is so insignificant that I shouldn’t have to drive 20 minutes for it.” As Phase II of construction Emory Point begins in mid-September, McCall said Vantage will also begin working on pre-leasing negotiations for an additional 40,000 square feet of retail space. Phase II should be complete in spring 2015. Since opening last fall, Emory Point has become a destination for off-campus housing for upperclassmen. Emory Point also marked the first new construction development in the Emory area in 20 years, as well as the first time the two real estate powerhouses, Cousins and Gables Residential, worked in a partnership.
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Student Reports Sexual Battery at Clairmont By By Jordan Friedman Executive Editor and Dustin Slade Asst. News Editor
baseball cap. He was last spotted running eastward on Dooley Drive and then across Starvine Way into the bushes, the email says. The University alerted the Emory In addition, the email tells the community yesterday through a Emory community to use the school’s school-wide email that a female stu- safety escort service, avoid walking dent was recently in dark areas alone the victim of a and be aware of sexual battery on one’s surroundings. “If someone randomly Clairmont Campus. Lt. Cheryl Elliott According to the of the Emory Police goes up and touches email, the female Department told somebody, you want to the Wheel that the student reported to the Emory make sure that everyone Un ive r sit y-w id e Police Department is aware of that and the email seeks to keep (EPD) that on community alert community knows that the Wednesday at to such incidents a person has randomly and has the added around 10:45 p.m., a male approached done this, and we don’t benefit of potentialher from behind ly assiting Emory know the reasons.” and grabbed her Police in searching buttocks. for the subject — Lt. Cheryl Elliott, The victim, “If someone ranEmory Police domly goes up and the email states, had walked onto touches somebody, Clairmont Campus you want to make from Clairmont Road and was near sure that everyone is aware of that Hope Lodge when the incident and the community knows that a peroccurred. son has randomly done this, and we The male subject, according to the don’t know the reasons,” Elliott said. — Contact Jordan Friedman email, was described as white, about at email@example.com five feet and seven inches in height and Dustin Slade and wearing gray and beige pants, at firstname.lastname@example.org a gray T-shirt and a “light-colored”
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Emory’s Ombudsperson Will Uniquely Focus on Students Continued from Page 1 on the students specifically, Wilson said. “Emory’s student ombudsperson role will focus on serving students while the position at other institutions may focus on a broader university audience that include staff and faculty,” Wilson said. No stranger to Emory, Ebrahimi is a graduate of Emory College and has served the University in variety of capacities ranging from the Division of Campus Life to her current co-role
as director of university conferences. Wilson said Ebrahimi has experience working with students and that her qualifications make her ideal for the position. “I hope to provide students another outlet of support here in Campus Life,” Ebrahimi said. “Sometimes students aren’t sure where to go or how to get the answers they need for their situation. I hope to help students have the same great experience I did as a student by utilizing all of the great resources available to them.” Wilson said his goal for the posi-
tion is to develop the role to give students access to a source of private support. Students like College freshman Josh Werman have responded positively to the establishment of the new position. “Though I have not yet heard of this new position, in the future I would definitely consider meeting with her if I had any issue which I could use her expertise with,” he said.
— Contact Joe Toledano at joseph.alexander.toledano@ emory.edu
Students Rally for Egypt’s Democracy By Hailey Colwell Minnesota Daily, U. of Minnesota When he came to the University of Minnesota from Egypt in 2009 to get his Ph.D., computer science student Abdeltawab Hendawi had no idea that many of his good friends would be killed for peacefully protesting before he got back. Though he planned to return to his home in Egypt after finishing school, Hendawi said he’s unsure of what to do now. Hendawi and other University students gathered in front of the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis on Friday to raise awareness about ongoing violence in Egypt that escalated in early July after a coup ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi from office. “We want to spread the word to Minnesotans and to Americans,” said Tamer Sharafeldin, a University veterinary medicine doctoral student and member of the nonprofit Egyptian-Americans for Democracy and Human Rights, which helped organize the rally. “We just want to let them know what’s going [on] in Egypt.” The group formed in early July as a response to Morsi’s removal from office and has organized events over the past two months to show support for peaceful protest and democracy in Egypt, Sharafeldin said at the event at the courthouse. Similar rallies took place around the world on Friday in support of nonviolent protest, he said. Sharafeldin said he’s explained to his University advisers and students he teaches why people are protesting the coup in his homeland. “They are looking to have a life in democracy,” he said, “a better life for themselves and for their kids in the future.”
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New Vice President of Government And Community Affairs Appointed worked on both sides of the aisle — for Georgia Senator Sam Nunn (D) sicians, politicians, research associ- from 1987 to 1992 and for Senator ates — you name it,” Taylor said. Saxby Chambliss (R) from 2007 until “They all comment on what a great his most recent job change. catch [Harman] is for Emory.” Between 1992 and 1996, he served Harman is not new to working as the president of the Georgia in the health care Chamber of industry. Commerce before As vice president “Having worked for the he joined the Blue of public affairs for Cross and Blue federal government, Blue Cross Blue Shield. I understand health Shield of Georgia, Harman took a Inc., Harman led the reform ... I understand three-month leave public affairs effort the relationship between of absence from for a merger with Blue Cross to help WellPoint Health patients and physicians.” construct and estabin 2001 and again lish Democratic with Anthem, Inc. in — Charles Harman, Senator Zell Miller’s 2004. new vice president of Georgia and Capitol “I’m very forgovernment and community Hill offices after tunate to have this affairs Miller’s predecesbackground in both sor, Republican politics and health Senator Paul care,” Harman said. “Having worked Coverdell, died in 2000. for the federal government, I under“With his experience on the Hill, stand health reform, like Medicare with both parties, with Georgia and and Medicaid. After working for Blue with the health care sector, he’s a Cross, I understand the relationship tremendous asset for Emory,” Taylor between patients and physicians.” said. — Contact Lydia O’Neal at In addition to his history of email@example.com ing in health policy, Harman has
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unior forward Charlotte Butker evades two defenders as she dribbles up the field. Butker and the Eagles are preparing for a big weekend in which they will try to keep their undefeated record intact. They will face Ithaca College (N.Y.) on Saturday at 1 p.m. and SUNY Cortland on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Obama’s Higher Ed Plans May Exclude Private Universities By Trisha Thadani The Daily Free Press, Boston University U.S President Barack Obama launched a new push for college cost reforms on Thursday to help the middle class better afford higher education, but education officials said it may not have an impact on institutions such as Boston University. The proposed reforms include measures to cap student loans and make public universities more financially viable. In his remarks at the State University of New York College in
Buffalo, N.Y. on Thursday morning, Obama said he wants to begin rating colleges based on their values and returns on investment. Next, he said he wants higher education officials to consider using competency-based course credit and to offer online education. Obama additionally commented that he would like to see students manage their debt using a program called Pay-As-You-Earn that caps loan payments at 10 percent of one’s total income. Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts President Richard
Doherty said while Obama’s plan specifically aims to make public universities more financially accessible, it is important to recognize the effort that officials at private institutions are putting forth to make their schools more affordable. “Sometimes people forget how the private colleges are helping a huge number of students pay for college,” Doherty said. “AICUM has awarded about $2.8 billion in financial aid, and students at those same schools received about $154 billion in Federal Pell Grants.” AICUM represents about 60 private colleges and universities in
Massachusetts, providing need-based financial aid for students and managing public policy issues related to independent higher education in Massachusetts. Obama said higher education cannot be priced as a luxury, as it is an “economic imperative.” He said students should not have to choose between excessive debt and not earning a degree. “Higher education is still the best ticket to upward mobility in America,” he said. “And, if we don’t do something about keeping it within reach, it will create problems for economic mobility for generations
to come.” However, since Obama’s plan is aimed at public universities, Doherty said it may not make a difference in states with a high concentration of private universities such as Massachusetts. “There is a lot of concern about how the sticker prices for private universities can be a barrier to entry for many students,” Doherty said. “We need to collectively do a better job explaining what the expected net cost of attending a [private institution] would mean for families, so those of modest means will still apply to college and to schools like BU,”
he added. Katy Abel, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education spokeswoman, said while many states have decreased their commitment to public higher education in recent years, Massachusetts officials’ efforts have increased. “Public education in Massachusetts matters more than it ever has as we educate more than half of all undergraduates in the nation,” Abel said. “[On the other hand,] private universities play a huge role in the economy, and it will be interesting to see how this [Obama’s plan] will impact them.”
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Cox Renovation Proves a Success
This is Max Cohen’s first cartoon published in the Emory Wheel. He is a second-year medical school student from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Changes in Dining Bring Positive Results When students arrived on campus at the end of August, they were greeted with a pleasant surprise: Cox Hall had been renovated, and almost all of the dining options were replaced. New eateries in Cox include Twisted Taco, Top Hat Pizza and Atlanta-based D.B.A. Barbecue. Another important addition was the Cox Convenience Corner (C3), which offers students a variety of items. The quality of food offered has improved significantly, and we at the Wheel believe that Cox’s renovations and culinary upgrades represent a positive step for campus dining. Given the favorable additions to Cox Hall, it’s clear that the Food Advisory Committee at Emory (FACE) paid a great deal of attention to the feedback it solicited at the end of last school year. The addition of D.B.A. to the lineup has given a tangy barbecue twist to Cox’s previously blander palate. Yes, some restaurants do fall into familiar categories as those that came before: Top Hat Pizza in place of Pizza Hut, Twisted Taco in place of Salsa Rico. But the new additions offer much-improved versions of the original fare. Given the vast cultural diversity represented at Emory, properly satisfying the campus’ tastes can be a real challenge. Despite this challenge, we feel that FACE and Emory Dining have succeeded in offering a diverse — and satisfying — selection of dining options. However, we are disappointed by the lack of abundant organic, preservative-free healthy choices. While we are pleased by the addition of the Cox Convenience Corner, we believe that there are a few important items not yet for sale. At a university that actively promotes sexual health and safe sex, it seems counterintuitive that the C3 does not sell over-the-counter contraceptives. Another important addition to Cox Hall was the relocation of the Green Bean coffee cart from its post by Cannon Chapel to the coffee shop location next to Freshens. While the move to Cox gives more students the opportunity to enjoy the Green Bean’s coffee, we feel a pang of sadness and nostalgia that the Green Bean cart is no longer in existence. Although Sodexo oversees the Green Bean and the change did not affect the quality of its coffee, we believe that the cart, conveniently located on the way to classes for so many students, made the Green Bean unique. Now, it feels like just another Cox eatery. Other changes to Emory dining include a variety of upgrades to the DUC’s food service. Students have been raving about the DUC’s new orange juice and the increased availability of fruit, including a variety of antioxidants-bearing berries. To accommodate those with food allergies, peanut butter is now served in sealed containers. Although the changes to the DUC were not, on the surface, as profound as those made in Cox Hall, they serve to emphasize the point that small changes can make a big difference. The above staff editorial represents the majority opinion of the Wheel’s edito-
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Editorial Roundup College editorials from across the country The Harvard Crimson Harvard University Wednesday, September 4, 2013 In its staff editorial, “Blurred Red Lines” The Harvard Crimson discusses the unpopularity of U.S. military intervention in Syria. They believe that first-striking Syria is unjust and could not possibly be characterized as humanitarian. Furthermore, they argue that such a decision by the Obama Administration would be counterproductive for America and would potentially be a Iraq War part two, that no one, especially American citizens, want to relive. After a week of beating the war drums, President Obama reversed course on Saturday and announced that he would seek congressional authorization for military action in Syria. The attack, which the administration has suggested to be a few days of missile strikes from American ships in the Mediterranean Sea, would come as retribution to Syria’s tyrannical president, Bashar al-Assad, who has been massacring thousands of civilians with impunity but ran afoul of the U.S. “red line” that use of chemical weapons would draw intervention. In an uncomfortably reoccurring scene, America is prepared to rush into the powder keg Middle East with unclear justification and little certainty of the outcome. The thorniest issue with Obama’s planned strike is the decidedly vague objective. While the gruesome images from Damascus are appalling, the administration is not seeking a humanitarian intervention. It is not seeking a regime change. And it is not seeking a strike strong enough to change the tide of the war. What exactly is the United States hoping to accomplish? President Obama said we must punish the Syrian government for “violating well-establish international norms of chemical weapons,” though the legal justification for such an
intervention remains unclear. The necessary United Nations Security Council authorization is sure to fail from vetoes by Russia and China. Instead, it seems that the United States feels obligated to take some sort of action—no matter how inconsequential—as a face-saving measure. Obama blundered in issuing the red line ultimatum, and Assad is calling America on its bluff. But America’s military might will remain credible to the world no matter what one dictator thinks of it. And the dangers of our half-hearted limp toward war far outweigh the possible benefits. At best, the cruise missile strikes will admonish Assad for using further weapons of mass destruction against civilians—so that he can go back to massacring them with conventional bullets, cluster bombs, and airstrikes. At worst, the minimal intervention would make American complicit in a sectarian war that spills to Syria’s neighbors—an Iraq-like quagmire many times over. The Syrian government and anti-American groups could also manipulate the strikes as rich fodder for propaganda. President Obama’s decision to seek congressional authorization for the strike, as constitutionally required, was correct. But Congress is elected to speak for the people— the vast majority of whom oppose intervention. A war-weary America does not need another intervention. In an unexpected embarrassment for the Obama administration, British Prime Minister David Cameron backed out of plans to strike Syria after the House of Commons rejected a preliminary motion. The president should similarly stand down if Congress rejects military action. Less than two years have passed since America withdrew from the Iraqi disaster. There’s no reason to relive that experience.
Mariana Hernandez | Staff
Individualizing Your Diet: Facts and Fiction ROBERT WEISBLATT
Forget everything you know about dieting. In fact, go one step further, and forget everything you know about food. Forget nutrition, forget exercise and forget the food pyramid. Whether you’re someone who’s looking to lose weight, maintain your current body or pack on muscle, one truth is evident: you need to be eating your fill. Starting with the craze of the Atkins diet during the 90s, lowcarbohydrate diets have been the dominant forces in commercial dieting. However, for those who pair their diets with exercise (as instructed), a low level of carbohydrates is not only a hindrance but even a potential danger. The majority of what you decide to put into your body should be based on what you plan to get out of your body. HE MORY HEEL The reason that it’s so essential to forget all Arianna Skibell EDITOR-IN-CHIEF communal and cultural knowledge of food is because of the seemingly obvious reason that Jordan Friedman Executive Editor every person’s diet is unique. Volume 95 | Number 3 Lane Billings Managing Editor You’ve been told hundreds of times before, but the final word is in: you are indeed, “a News Editor Asst. A&E Editor Business and Advertising Nicholas Sommariva Emelia Fredlick beautiful and unique snowflake.” Editorials Editor Asst. Photo Editor Akeel Williams BUSINESS MANAGER The word of the day is balance. If you’re Priyanka Krishnamurthy James Crissman Sports Editor Features Editor Blaire Chennault Sales Manager interested in making a dramatic change in Nathaniel Ludewig Nick Bradley Maggie Daorai Design Manager Student Life Co-Editors your diet, then you need to look at the way Copy Chief Jenna Kingsley Sonam Vashi you are living your life before you look down Account Executives Arts & Entertainment Editor Associate Editors Annelise Alexander Bryce Robertson, Lena Erpaiboon, Salaar Ahmed, at your dinner plate. Mandy Kline Photo Editor Christopher Hwang Przybylski, Annabelle Zhuno, Julia Justin Groot Emily Lin Start by making lists. Lists are the key to Leonardos Vincent Xu Asst. News Editor Business/Advertising Office Number an organized and balanced diet. This first set Online Editor Karishma Mehrotra Ross Fogg (404) 727-6178 Dustin Slade of lists will be known as your preparationAsst. Sports Editor lists, and they will include two simultaneRyan Smith ous diaries measuring intake and output, respectively. The Emory Wheel welcomes letters and op-ed submissions from the Emory community. Preparation-lists should occupy a sample Letters should be limited to 300 words and op-eds should be limited to 700. Those selected time period of about a week, in order to may be shortened to fit allotted space or edited for grammar, punctuation and libelous content. determine any patterns, such as differences Submissions reflect the opinions of individual writers and not of the Wheel Editorial Board between diet and exercise levels during the or Emory University. Send e-mail to email@example.com or postal mail to The Emory Wheel, week and during the weekend. Try to plan this Drawer W, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. 30322. for a week that you feel is most reflective of your long-term schedule. On these lists, keep
track of your physical output, including walking, and the specifications for any physical activity you are engaged in, such as sports or a workout routine. Concurrently, keep track of everything that you are putting into your body, including the more subtle items, such as water and medications.
Start by making lists. Lists are the key to an organized and balanced diet. Once you’ve concluded with your preparation-lists, it’s time to plan out the future of your diet based on what you’re trying to accomplish. If you’re looking to lose weight, start by planning out a weekly schedule of physical fitness. Try to balance this schedule between weight work and cardio, but remember to include your indirect physical activities, such as walking or athletic classes. Once you’ve established a weekly fitness plan, start making a general outline of how you would like to simultaneously plan your diet. Carbohydrates are extremely important for being able to work out to your full potential, so try and schedule foods like starch (pasta), wheat and rice. Furthermore, for meals that take place after your fitness or during your days of rest, work to include high levels of protein from white meats, soy products and vegetables. If you’re looking to pack on muscle, these “off periods” of protein ingestion should be a little higher to compensate for the muscles you’ve torn as well as those that are being rebuilt. If you are looking to maintain or tone your current form, then try to schedule a heavily cardio-influenced workout, while eating
levels of proteins and carbohydrates that correspond more directly to your daily output. Interspersing a variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the entire week is a great way to maintain your vitamins and essential amino acids. Once you’ve invested in a steady workout routine, you’ll start to realize that the days of rest are just as important as the days you spend in the gym, especially regarding diet. Be sure to fill these days of rest with plenty of water, protein and — most of all — rest! If you feel the need to maintain a steady level of physical activity, then these are the perfect days for yoga and dynamic stretching. However, be sure to grant your body time to relax, and make an effort to fill your nights with at least eight hours of sleep. Failure to respect your off days will result in lowerquality performance at the gym and offset the entire schedule. Once again, the key is balance. The overlying theme, regardless of your personal goals, is that your diet should be fitting to you in a way that doesn’t deprive you of the amounts of food and water that you need. A lack of essential carbohydrates, proteins and even fats can lead to workouts that cause more harm than good. Hydration is also essential for preempting the work your body does and recovering it afterward. So next time you’re buying food and planning what to eat for the week, take claims like “low-carb” and “fat-free” at face value. Take a look at the labels, and research ingredients that you’ve never heard of. Always remember that what’s best for you isn’t always what’s best for everyone, and that the food you eat doesn’t go into anyone else’s body but yours. Robert Weisblatt is a College junior from Belle Mead, N.J.
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Calling on Congress: Obama’s Legacy or Insecurity? A Comparison Of The Film ‘The Butler’ and Presidential Decisions on Syria BRETT LICHTENBERG It took the first rainy day of this semester at Emory for me to finally get the chance to see Lee Daniel’s “The Butler.” As far as I’m concerned, it is the first Oscar-worthy movie of this season. On the surface, the movie deals with watching history pass by through the eyes of a pedestrian, or in this case, a butler, but it features an additional underlying story of change and taking action. In the film, Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) faces the challenge: at what point does one accept change? Whitaker’s character erased his horrific path to make sure his family would never have to face what he had to — life on the southern plantation. As his time lengthened in the White House, the nation became more radical and wanted change for black people. Was he supposed to spend his life training to be a conventional house worker, or was he supposed to rebel against the norm, and in this case, his actual boss (the President)? In “The Butler,” Cecil Gaines is unable to get the presidential staff to increase wages for black workers at the White House. Each time he asks, Gaines responds to rejection with “is that all sir?” Was it because he was so accustomed to being subservient? Or was it because he was too afraid to ever want change? I think that Gaines knew his place in the White House and in society. Whitaker’s character devoted his entire life to ensure that his wife and two children could live in freedom; he ultimately overcame the biggest lifestyle change of all. So why is he so afraid to agree with his radical son, who is an active member in the Freedom Riders movement and the Black Panthers?
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Why is he so afraid to push for a higher position rather than remain a butler? And in the bigger picture, why is the butler so afraid to accept change in the black community? Was it because he was insecure, or was it because he was waiting for the proper time to act? At the end of the movie (spoiler!), Gaines finally gets wages raised, quits his job, supports his radical son and moves well into the Reagan administration. In this week’s news, tensions are reaching new heights as Secretary of State John Kerry
and the Obama administration are contemplating sending military aid into Syria. As new evidence reveals that Syria is possibly using deadly sarin gas on civilians, Obama is on the brink of making presidential history. During a speech last Friday, he said, “While I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorization, I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course, and our actions will be even more effective.” After Vietnam, the War Powers Resolution
of 1973 urged U.S. presidents to seek congressional approval before deploying troops. However, since then, presidents have chosen to notify Congress rather than asking for permission. So, what does this mean for Obama’s presidency? Sure it’s gutsy, and sure it seems amazing and politically heroic, but is it really? I don’t think I am alone when I admit that this decision perhaps reveals an immense insecurity in our president. It seems like Obama is unsure about this decision and afraid for
his reputation (even though his presidency expires in three years). Bringing Congress into this is not an act of increased representation of the masses but rather a cover-up in case all hell breaks loose. Trust me, I want to put my faith in the Obama administration, but I still can’t decide whether or not the president is too vulnerable and too uncertain about his political stance, or if he is just waiting for the right time and the right signatures to stamp his legacy mark. “The Butler” ends with Gaines walking down the hall of the West Wing towards the Oval Office to meet President Obama. Never in his life did he believe that he would see a black president, but when the time was finally right, it happened. By the end of the film, Gaines successfully increased wages for all black workers in the White House. When he finally retired from his butler position, he was ultimately able to support his son’s progressive beliefs. Often times, just when we feel comfortable and become adjusted, we are faced with new and challenging thoughts, ideas, movements and hurtles. Although initially it seems difficult to adapt to change, through patience, struggle and introspectiveness, we begin to pull what’s important from the periphery fully into focus. Confidence is something that can’t be created from scratch. Rather, it’s something we all posses and can utilize selectively. Cecil Gaines was a man who seemed confident on the surface because he was comfortable, but it took his entire lifetime to actually gain confidence in the changing world around him. In light of this film, I reiterate my final question: is President Obama’s decision to call on Congress an act of confidence or a glimpse of his true insecurities? Brett Lichtenberg is a College sophomore from Hewlett, N.Y.
Are You Saying What You Really Mean to? Interpreting Words in Lines After only a year on campus, I was rather taken aback to hear a lot of my friends throw around some of the following phrases that I thought very clearly contradicted themselves. As a Creative Writing major, I’m faced with the dilemma of being a word activist of sorts but without a sufficient background in logic and philosophy to know if the words I’m hearing are actually being misused and mistreated. Therefore, I’m appealing to my readers to look into the issue and give feedback. If, on the off chance, my assumptions of the worst are correct, I invite you to attend a candlelight vigil for words everywhere sacrificed to unreason and illogic. 1) Everything is gray. There is no black and white. This is a statement that’s a little harder to combat. On the surface, it seems logical and very true. It can be very difficult (but this statement claims it is impossible) to break events in the world into a binary grouping of black and white, good and evil, positive and negative, right and wrong. Also, it is important to note that such groupings, when done hastily, can be very damaging and prevent an accurate perception of the world. Although a subscriber to the “only gray” worldview would argue that there are different shades of gray, ultimately it must still be our perception of what is black and what is white that will inform us of which shades to strive for, or else they become meaningless — vectors with magnitude but no direction, to borrow from physics. So, what does one say to such a claim? Is it really so black and white as that? 2) There are no absolutes. This view is absolutely ridiculous. Notice that the statement is itself an absolute statement; it actually reads “there are absolutely no absolutes.” But just because there are absolutes does not mean that everyone should go around claiming their beliefs are absolute. Wait, did you catch that? I just claimed my views on claiming absolutes were absolute. So, how do you respond to such a claim? Are you absolutely sure about that? 3) Human thought is meaningless. It kind of makes sense, encapsulating the nihilism and abject relativism that society has tended to embrace in this post-modernist age. But when evaluated critically, it doesn’t hold water. For instance, we have to believe that words have meaning even to understand what is trying to be said. If the assertion that human thought is
meaningless is actually true, then the very idea that human thought is meaningless is itself meaningless and no assertion has actually been made. So what is to be offered in reply to such a statement? You don’t mean that. 4) I don’t believe in anything. And I’m really glad you don’t believe that. 5) There are always exceptions. Except when? 6) Don’t make generalizations. “An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.” So says Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. The fact is, generalizations are inescapable if one is to function logically and/or at all. Stereotypes are what should be avoided, which are generalizations that are inflexible toward the individual or else founded on anecdote, not statistics. So how should one reply to such a statement? With Mark Twain’s words: All generalizations are false, including this one. 7) You shouldn’t impose anything on anyone. That’s quite the imposition. 8) Miley Cyrus respects herself. 9) Everything is subjective; there is no such thing as objectivity. This assertion becomes problematic when it is applied to itself (which really should be the first test of every assertion). The person asserting this is assuming that his or her assertion is outside the subjectivity he or she says is ubiquitous. Sure, some claim that all “truth” is processed by (and so is slightly or largely colored by) human faculties. This, however, does not change the fact that objective truth can exist, regardless of our perception of it. Some will go so far as to say that it only exists in human faculties, but that is another issue. The last argument attempting to validate this statement admits that it is indeed a subjective statement, but that its subjectivity does not affect its validity. This is rather silly. If you can’t safely apply this statement to anyone but yourself (and indeed, not always even that), why would you bother to make the statement? So a good response to this third statement? Well, I’m just glad I can trust your objective sizing of the situation. 10) The material world is all there is. Well, that’s quite a concept. 11) Don’t listen to a word I say. But you haven’t said anything. Jonathan Warkentine is a College sophomore from Almaty, Kazakhstan. He is a well-known hypocrite and liar, and you can’t believe a word of this article.
The words I’m hearing are actually being misused and mistreated.
Katrina Worsham | Staff
Criticisms of the Emory Bubble Deconstructing LearnLink’s Replacement At the start of this school year, a group of Emory entrepreneurs launched a smart-looking new social network designed to replace our beloved LearnLink. The Emory Bubble allows users to create and join “bubbles” for each of their various on-campus engagements — a stylized take on LearnLink’s conferences. It’s a great idea designed to fill the void created by LL’s much-needed retirement. Unfortunately, its delivery hasn’t been so stellar. Spearheaded by Nir Levy, whose bubbles include A.T.eL Events and web design firm Nightly Labs, the Emory Bubble has mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as a web app, all of which share up-to-date responsive web design and smooth, square styling in a dark blue and grey palate. As far as looks go, it’s modern and follows style norms set by web services like Google Play Music and the Verge. For a service intended to replace the dinosaur we used to use, the fresh styling is a nice touch. In terms of functionality, the web app appears to work without any serious bugs. The problems arise when you go to log into the mobile app. After being directed to Emory’s usual login page — the University officially licenses the service, and it proudly bears a “Licensed by Emory University” tag in the bottom left corner — the app has a way of showing little more than a blank screen. When, by chance, I’ve gotten past the login page, the iOS app is glitchy and doesn’t run nearly as smoothly as its web counterpart. While the Emory Bubble team did a good job of ensuring that its web app works well, the true value of a service such as this can be
found in the functionality of its mobile version. Students like having the ability to stay connected on the go — and make no mistake, Emory students are constantly on the go. Without a mobile app that runs smoothly and can be used anywhere, the service becomes just another website students will need to check, of which the University has provided plenty.
The problems arise when you go to login to the mobile app. For the Bubble to really take off, it will need to make a concerted effort to bring its mobile app up to par. Technology aside, the most prevalent issue that I’ve encountered with the Bubble is that it remains relatively unknown. Emory’s orientation leaders (I among them) were granted pre-launch access so that we could start familiarizing ourselves with the interface and so that we could more effectively introduce the service to the incoming students. But despite the University’s attempts to do the same and the Bubble team’s seemingly well-organized marketing campaign, it is rare that I can find a student on campus — freshman or otherwise — who knows what I’m talking about when I ask if they use the Emory Bubble. If I’m lucky, the person might respond with something along the lines of, “that’s that new social network, right?”
Something like that. There is no question that the Bubble’s lessthan-stellar functionality has stunted students’ understanding of what the service is and what it can do. But getting students to engage with the service becomes even more of a challenge when there’s nobody there to interact. I recall that when orientation leaders were being briefed on the Bubble, we were told that accounts would come pre-loaded with bubbles for the various campus activities in which we were engaged. Such was not the case. When I searched for a few of my own bubbles (The Emory Wheel, WMRE, Kappa Sigma Fraternity), I encountered bubbles with no more than three members and absolutely no activity — not a lot of incentive to get involved. The Bubble feels a lot like an abandoned city: the buildings (bubbles) are all there, but they’re more or less uninhabited. Emory is in desperate need of a replacement for LearnLink, the social/academic crossover network of years past. Despite the assortment of services that the University has provided us, such as Blackboard and Office 365, none of them replicate the conference-based communication that LearnLink was famous for. Although I believe that the Bubble has a lot of potential, it also has a lot of issues standing in the way of its effective implementation. If the Bubble team can sort out the glitches in its mobile app and can get students to engage with the service, the Bubble will enjoy the kind of popularity that LearnLink used to. Features Editor Nicholas Bradley is a College junior from Montgomery, N.J.
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Dear Doolina: Requesting Resolutions Dear Doolina, I’m a freshman and by the time my first enrollment time started, almost all of the classes I wanted were full. Everyone told me to use add/drop/ swap, but that didn’t work either. Now I’m stuck in classes I don’t like for the semester, and I don’t know what to do. Any advice? Sincerely, Add/Drop/Flop Courtesy of Re:loom
Re:loom, an Atlanta nonprofit, upcycles old textiles and various plastics to be made into new items. The program works with low-income and homeless locals to provide vocational training.
Re:loom Brings Upcycling to Emory By Tanvi Lal Staff Writer Sustainability is as simple as saving the environment, right? Wrong. Sustainability isn’t so simple. Aside from environmental issues, sustainability also addresses economic and social factors. Known as the triple bottom line of sustainabil-
ity, this principle is one that Emory University holds dear in her ultimate goal to promote sustainability on campus. Recently, the University has partnered with local non-profit Initiative for Affordable Housing’s latest project, re:loom. While Affordable Housing works with low income and homeless individuals to provide housing and social programs, re:loom
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focuses on providing them with vocational training. Developed recently by Executive Director Lisa Wise, re:loom upcycles old textiles (like t-shirts and clothing) and plastics (including bags, trash bags and table cloths) into a variety of items. Using old-fashioned looms, the materials are cut into one inch strips and then woven into useful items
such as doormats, rugs, scarves and more. In doing this, re:loom hopes to empower their workers. The organization aims to provide all participants with a vocation, soft skills (for example, work ethic) and a source of income so they can contribute to sustaining not only the environment but also themselves and their families. Emory’s partnership started when the Director of Sustainability
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English/Creative Writing is a joint major. Is that the same as double majoring? No, it’s not. Creative Writing is a program in the English department, which means you take some English classes as well as Creative Writing workshops. Because English/Creative writing is a joint major, you can major in that as well as something else.
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English/Creative Writing seems so broad. Am I able to specialize in one certain type of Creative Writing? It is 100 percent up to you. Some students only take certain classes, and others take everything the program has to offer. I personally only write fiction and nonfiction, so I’ve never taken a poetry workshop. But I know other students who take screenwriting, poetry and fiction. It’s really up to the interest of the writer. Why do I have to apply to be in a Creative Writing class? Creative Writing classes need to be pretty small, so I think the application helps them determine the desired interest in the courses offered. Certain workshops might ask for a writing sample, but that’s only if the class is specializing in a genre, like novellas. For the most part, as long as you take the time to
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First, I must commend you on your clever signature — bravo. For this semester, now that add/drop/swap is over, there’s really not much you can do except survive. Try to be open to your classes and don’t write them off immediately. You may find a new passion, you may not. Either way, you’ll suffer less if you go in with a positive, open attitude. There are definitely some tricks to navigating add/drop/swap, like checking at times you don’t think many other people will be checking. In general, creating lots of back-up schedules that account for many of your classes closing up will help you during your next sign-up. You can also try overloading by emailing the professor or attending class on the first day. I think there are ways add/drop/swap could be improved, like by extending the “drop” portion so that students get a better feel for their course load, outlawing quizzes when students can still enroll in classes so that they don’t fall behind and extending the date for when you can switch a graded class to a pass/fail option. Until then, though, I suggest you try to make the best of an unfortunate situation. Delightfully, Doolina
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fill out the application (it only takes a few minutes), you should get into the workshop you want if there is space. The application also helps the program make sure students are ready for the workshop they are applying for. For example, you can’t take advanced fiction without intermediate, so the application helps to ensure students end up in the workshop that’s right for them. Creative Writing classes are in a “workshop” format; what does this mean? Every professor is different in how they run workshop, but for the most part, you can expect to distribute your work to every student in the class. Instead of just turning in your stories or poems to your professor, you give them to your classmates and then they critique your work while you are present. For some, this can be extremely nerve-wracking because not all of the feedback is going to be amazing. But the goal of workshop is for the writers to get different perspectives on their work so that they can better revise it in the future.
Dear Doolina, I have a roommate problem, but it’s not because of my roommate: it’s his girlfriend. We roomed together last year and got along really well. his year, he has a new girlfriend, and she’s causing some problems. She’s around all the time, and I never have the room alone, or even just the room alone with my roommate! I’ve never had any issues with my roommate before, so I don’t really know how to address this issue, but I’d like to have the room to myself at least sometimes. I also want some time to hang out with my roommate without his girlfriend around. Sincerely, Double Turned Triple
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A Taste of Germany in the South By Ethan Samuels Staff Writer Every once in a while you may find yourself at Georgia Tech or simply near downtown. If you’re looking for a filling meal, Der Biergarten is the place. Fortunately or unfortunately (depending on your age), Der Biergarten, which translates to “The Beer Garden,” is considerably more enjoyable if you are over 21. Who
would have guessed? Der Biergarten has more than 50 beers to choose from, most being genuine German beers. That being said, the food is just as authentic. The menu is varied with traditional options such as different types of bratwurst, potato pancakes, schnitzels and cabbage. With a charming outdoor patio, you can make the most of Atlanta’s warm nights, or you can choose to dine inside surrounded by German décor.
Working for the acclaimed chef Wolfgang Puck, who was born in Austria, has given me an appreciation for German and Austrian food. Initially, the food can be intimidating, but be willing to try something you haven’t previously and you will probably be happy you did. Bratwurst is an essential item to have, so is the potato salad. One of the best appetizers, in my opinion, is the riesenbret-
zel, a giant baked pretzel served with three types of mustard. If you haven’t noticed already, much of the food is rich and homey. I can assure you no one is counting calories here. German cuisine is not for the dieters or light eaters — you go to enjoy some stickto-your-ribs food. So why stop at the pretzel? Someone in your party must order one of the schnitzels, which is near and dear to my heart. cooked
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Friday, September 6, 2013
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HOROSCOPES THE STARS HAVE SPOKEN, AND THE SECRETS OF YOUR VERY DESTINY ARE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!
PREPARE FOR THE PAINFUL STUDENT LIFE’S FREAKISHLY INSIGHTFUL HOROSCOPES!
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Aries There’s been something on your mind this week. Take the Ram by the horns, Aries, and make a decision. Listen to your instincts. You’ll feel better that you did.
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Der Biergarten offers delicious and authentic German food and beer in a family-style setting.
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Taurus You’re calm and cool. Make sure to keep that cool this week as you navigate a relationship with a friend. Don’t make any rash decisions.
Gemini You’re a talker. This can be to your advantage or disadvantage this week. Choose your conversations wisely. A new romance is looming in your future.
the wiener schnitzel at Wolfgang’s restaurant for two years and appreciate what a simple dish it is, although it has many variations. Try it wherever it’s on a menu, and you will find various places prepare it with slight differences. If you do not show up with a big party, you will sit family style with other diners. This only adds to the experience and the convivial ambiance is complemented by the homestyle food. A tall glass of beer or two will only add to the happy vibes felt throughout the restaurant and help to wash down your hearty meal. Going with a group of around five and enjoying the patio is my recommend-
ed way of dining at Der Biergarten. This way, everyone can sample many different dishes and beers. A party of this size can also order the König Ludwig Platte (serves around six people), which I like to call “The Greatest Hits Plate,” because it contains all of the classic items (schnitzels, ham, sausages, potato salad, sauerkraut, cabbage and spätzle). What doesn’t sound good on that plate? (OK, I’ll admit, maybe sauerkraut isn’t everyone’s favorite.) It truly is difficult to order wrong at a place like this, but one thing is certain no matter what you order — don’t skip your workout the next day.
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Cancer You’re a child of the moon.; you go through many phases. Keep that in mind when you’re out this weekend. Love and romance matter more than anything, but don’t be dismayed if something goes sour.
Leo, you’re a trendsetter. Take a risk this week and it will pay off. You’ll see that your friends soon follow.
Virgo You might be feeling narrow-minded after your experience with OPUS this week, but give you classes a chance and you’ll be sure to shine.
Libra Some false drama may arise with the start of the school year. But have no fear: it will soon blow over.
Scorpio You’re feeling powerful, Scorpio. This is your week make a difference. Go for that leadership position you’ve been eyeing. You won’t be sorry.
Sagittarius You’ve been having a hard week. Don’t beat yourself up. Keep is positive; turn to your friends, because they all want to see you succeed.
Capricorn You are practical and ambitious. Work hard this week, but make time for fun. Don’t be afraid to let people see your humorous and affectionate nature.
Aquarius Your values are being tested this week. Even if you’re being criticized, stay true to yourself. It will make your happier in the long run.
Pisces Help out a friend this week. Your maturity and enthusiasm will be inspiring to others. But remember to take care of yourself.
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Aside from benefiting the re:loom community, Emory’s partnership pounds of outdated athletic uniforms also has boundless opportunities and 100 pounds of dated custodial for Emory’s students, explained uniforms for re:loom to use in their Emily Cumbie-Drake, Sustainability weaving. Programs Coordinator. Emory was originally unable to Emory’s sustainability office has donate these items to charities like recently involved Volunteer Emory the Salvation Army or Goodwill, as with re:loom initiative. They are in they had Emory’s brand name and/or the process of organizing weekly names on them. service trips to the The organon-profit. nization is so Cumbie-Drake “Emory is concerned revolutionary on expressed hope campus because about the larger community. that this could pave items that would the way for larger They are in a perfect normally be put service programs condition to make a in a landfill are and also lead to difference, and they being used to purchases and supdo just that.” empower and port of re:loom’s employ homeproducts. less or recently Wise hopes to — Lisa Wise, homeless people. Executive Director continue re:loom’s The initiative is re:loom partnership with helping to work Emory through toward reducing further donations, a Emory’s carbon footprint. Emory stall in the Dobbs University Center University, as a whole, has a waste as an additional sales output and divergent goal of reducing waste by continued support from the Emory 65 percent by 2015. community through volunteers and In addition, re:loom’s actions and interns. Emory’s subsequent support provide “This provides an avenue for jobs for people who have a hard time Emory students to be connected finding employment. By providing to the greater Atlanta community,” them with materials to practice their Cumbie-Drake said. “It’s imporvocation, Emory is supporting their tant for students to understand the income and state of living. issues our community faces and what “Emory is concerned about the people are doing to overcome those larger community,” Wise said. “They issues.” — Contact Tanvi Lal at are in a perfect condition to make a firstname.lastname@example.org difference and they do just that.”
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Doolina Offers Advice On Instagram, Avocados Continued from Page 9 Dear Double Turned Triple, You’re right, you do have a problem on your hands. But your problem isn’t with the girlfriend, it’s with your roommate. You need to set some ground rules with your roommate so he knows what is and is not acceptable to you. It’s his responsibility to make sure that he and his girlfriend live up to the agreed upon expectations. For instance, you could agree that the girlfriend cannot stay over on weekdays. You could also suggest that whenever you need to do work or simply need some alone time, you try to give them as much notice as
possible but ask them to respect your need for privacy. Have you tried asking your roommate if he wants to have a guys’ night? That might do the trick. If not, be open about wanting to hang out with just the two of you, and I’m sure he’ll be receptive. You can have a mature conversation and get more time to yourself, but you need to be brave enough to bring up the issue. It’s up to you now. Delightfully, Doolina Dear Doolina, I posted a picture of guacamole to Instagram, but it’s only gotten three
Your Questions About Creative Writing, Answered Continued from Page 9 the major? I’ve learned a lot from all the fiction workshops, but I really enjoyed Creative Nonfiction. It was just so different from the other workshops I had taken. I ended up liking it so much that now I’m writing my Honor’s Thesis in nonfiction, something I’d never thought I’d do. Why are you majoring in Creative Writing? Originally, I was taking Creative Writing courses to fulfill my continued writing requirements. I was a Political Science major. I was scared to change my major, but I realized that my Creative Writing class was the only thing I looked forward to all week. It was a hard decision to make, but now I can’t imagine my time at Emory spent any other way. Being a Creative Writing major has led me to some amazing opportunities, and it’s because I’m studying something I love. What’s the most challenging thing about the Creative Writing major? Learning to trust your judgment. Sometimes in CW workshops, you will get advice from your classmates and even your professors that you don’t agree with. You have to learn when it’s right to make the changes they suggest, and when you need to go with your instincts and work with what you have. Remember that you are the writer, and at the end of the day it’s your name attached to the work.
How hard are Creative Writing classes? I wouldn’t suggest taking a CW class for an easy continued writing requirement. There is usually a lot of reading involved, as well as a portfolio of work that can amount to almost 50 pages of writing by the end of it. Of course, I think the classes are manageable because I’m writing and reading about things I enjoy. But it can be hard to churn out three 15-20 page stories back to back. What specific aspect of being a writer do you think Emory’s Creative Writing program has prepared you for? I’ve really learned to push myself because of Emory’s Creative Writing program. I think that a lot of the professors in CW expect more than just “student work” from their workshops. Instead of just telling students their work is finished, they often encourage them to keep revising until the story is of publishable quality. What should a student do if they’re not sure they want to major or not? Don’t worry so much about being a major. Just take the classes and see if you like them. If you do, you can always declare, and if you don’t, you can at least know that you tried. What’s the best thing about being a Creative Writing major? You get some cool perks. Last year, I got to take a class with Salman Rushdie, which was amazing. They always bring in really interesting writers for the students to engage with.
likes. What does this say about the future of Emory students who don’t even have a basic appreciation for guacamole? Signed, All Alone Eating My Guac’ Dear All Alone, I think this says more about your worrisome need for validation than anything else. I do agree, however, that unlike you, guacamole does not receive the praise it undoubtedly deserves. Delightfully, Doolina
What’s for Lunch? By Celia Greenlaw
If you are looking for something _______________ (adjective) to munch on today, then here are some options to help you _______________ (verb) with Emory’s dining options. From the DUC to Rollins Cafe, every _______________ (noun) is guaranteed to find an oncampus favorite food.
A lunchtime hotspot, Cox has returned to campus more _______________ (adjective) than ever! While you can still enjoy a delicious _______________ (noun) from the Deli station, there is now a broader range of stations to choose from. Get ready for your taste buds to _______________ (verb) as you sink your _______________ (part of the body) into a juicy _______________ (animal) burger or a delicious slice of pizza.
Late night _______________ (verb ending in “ing”) at Emory has been revolutionized by the addition of Food Trucks. For students craving some _______________ (plural noun) after dark, they now have _______________ (adjective) and easy access. In addition, the old night time favorites are still around, and you are sure to find _______________ (adjective) partygoers heading to Dooley’s Den at 1 a.m. in search of greasy chicken _______________ (plural part of the body) or a refreshing glass of _______________ (liquid).
Try something new this week, Emory _______________ (plural noun), and enjoy the _______________ (adjective) meals that this school has to offer!
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Miami Dolphins CLEVELAND BROWNS
The Browns are favored in this game by one point, meaning that this should be a very close game. Once again, I’m going to go against the point spread and pick the Dolphins to win this one. I do happen to like Trent
New York Giants at DALLAS COWBOYS The Cowboys, having home field advantage in this matchup, are favored by three and a half points over the rival New York Giants. Eli
Storylines Worth Buying Into... Welcome to the first week of NFL Pick ‘Ems! Follow along as the Wheel staff attempts to pick each week’s NFL games. 1. NATHANIEL LUDEWIG, as Sports Editor, is trying to establish his dominance over the rest of the Wheel on his home turf. Winning Pick ‘Ems, he says, would be “epic. I’m kind of casually going to win this.” 2. RYAN SMITH really doesn’t care about the NFL that much but is trying to drop that his beloved University of South Florida Bulls lost by 32 to a Division II team last weekend literally everywhere he can. Did you know that the University of South Florida Bulls lost by 32 to a Division II team? Ryan does. 3. DUSTIN SLADE, a.k.a. [REDACTED], has not responded to allegations that he is the Sports section’s way of coping with the loss of departed scholar and hair aficionado Bennett Ostdiek. If for some reason you have interest in talking about the Miami Dolphins, consult DUSTIN SLADE. Seriously. He picked them over the Patriots in the AFC East. 4. ADAM TROYETSKY has taken over the throne of the Wheel’s weekly NFL columnist for the 2013-14 school year. As previously mentioned in “Storylines”, he is the only member of the Pick ‘Ems staff that can’t laugh at Dustin, as he is a Jets fan. 5. ROSS FOGG is trying to prove to the world that a man named Ross Ross Fogg Fogg can win an NFL picking contest. They say to never trust a man with two first names, but what of a man with two first names AND two last names?
New England at Buffalo Cincinnati at Chicago
Miami at Cleveland Minnesota at Detroit Oakland at Indianapolis Atlanta at New Orleans Tampa Bay at N.Y. Jets Tennessee at Pittsburgh
Seattle at Carolina Kansas City at Jacksonville Arizona at St. Louis Green Bay at San Francisco N.Y. Giants at Dallas
Philly at Washington Houston at San Diego
Last February, Dennis Rodman took his talents — piercings, hair dye and all — to North Korea. Apparently Rodman misses the Supreme One in all his chunky glory and has returned to the Glorious Kingdom. How tight are Rodman and Kim Jong Un? Days before his visit, the North Koreans had rejected a U.S. envoy tasked with bringing home a jailed American missionary. Contrast that to the welcome Rodman received, disembarking the plane as the marshall giddily waits to embrace Rodman on the tarmac. Basketball diplomacy 1, human rights 0. Sing Me a Song, Bard Kudos and all to the Red Sox for their comeback season. Kudos to the brain trust for recognizing last season for what it was — bad luck — and not pulling drastic action. Good. Letting Daniel Bard go? Bad, so bad. This guy throws 90 mph cheese, and that’s just his change-up. Sure, it’s been turbulent the past couple years, but the delivery is so smooth, and he’s healthy. Who claimed him off waivers? Why, Theo and Southside gang. Oh my. Good thing Big Papi is swatting like its 2003. So good, so good. Money Makes the World Go Round Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. has a guaranteed purse of $41.5 million for his next fight. Against some guy named Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (sorry, the boxing guy on staff is off tonight). So who you got, Money or Canelo? Whatever, the real question is, how can a guy (or gal) get in on that stanky rich Mayweather business? Try to join that dank entourage. Be prepared to rock XXL tees, lowhung shorts and sunglasses at night. You must be prepared to shove aside adoring fans and annoying onlookers. Most importantly, don’t misplace the betting slip. Or if you grew up on the gritty streets of Jamaica Queens, spit some fire and eventually get around to going into the boxing promotion business. Collaborate with “Money.” This won’t be as lucrative as the Vitamin Water caper, but it’ll work out. Right, Mr. Jackson? There’s no shame in being the patsy either. Okay, it’s a boxing ‘match.’ But “Money” and his team ain’t picking someone who will actually threaten that perfect record. Just take the fat check. It ain’t as fat as Money’s, but it’s pretty nice. Remember, keep those hands up, though.
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6. PRIYANKA K. We’re not entirely sure why PRIYANKA K. was selected to the Pick ‘Ems staff, and neither is she. When asked for comment, she said “I believe in the confederacy.” So, yeah.
The volleyball team got off to a hot start with a trio of wins at the Wittenberg Courtyard Marriott Invitational in Ohio. This weekend, they’ll be competing in another tournament, this one the Randolph-Macon Invitational in Ashland, Va. The Eagles will play four games over a span of two days (Sept. 6-7). It all starts on Friday at noon against the Hardin-Simmons University (Texas) Cowboys. The Cowboys are limping into the meeting after a rough 1-3 start to the season. The next match against the Averett University (Va.) Cougars will take
place directly after at 2:30 p.m. Averett got off to a strong start at the Cougar Classic last weekend, stringing together four straight wins. The action gets going early on Saturday, with the Eagles taking on Trinity College (Texas) at 10 a.m and Randolph-Macon College at 12:30 p.m. Randolph-Macon comes into the match with a 2-0 record without having lost a set this year, but the Eagles have history on their side, with an all-time record of 9-0 against RMC. The Eagles are ranked eighth in the national Division III polls and will be favored in all of their tournament games, as none of their opponents are ranked. — Contact Ryan Smith at email@example.com
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Manning and the Giants have yet to lose in the new Cowboys (AT&T) Stadium, in the past four years. Unfortunately, I think this Sunday’s matchup will give Manning his first loss. The Giants are without safety Stevie Brown and lineman David Diehl who were injured during the preseason and could be without defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who hasn’t played this preseason. On the Cowboys side of the ball, Dallas has opened the first month of the season with a combined 21-10 record in the past 10 years. Ultimately, I don’t know what to expect from both the Giants’ running game and their defense. Dallas has gone out and gotten an entirely new coaching staff after Jason Garrett turned out to be a bust at head coach. I think Dallas takes this game and starts the season 1-0. Giants 24 Cowboys 27 — Contact Adam Troyetsky at
Richardson but that’s just about it for the Browns’ offense. Ryan Tannehill is settled in this year and has a deep ball threat in Mike Wallace that Tannehill will look to a significant amount of the time. Lamar Miller replaces Reggie Bush in the Dolphins’ backfield and is expected to have a good sophomore season. In addition, the Dolphins went out and signed free agent and former pro bowler Brent Grimes, who missed the 2012 season. Grimes should definitely help the improving Dolphins’ defense in this matchup. Dolphins 35 Browns 21
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NEW YORK JETS The Buccaneers are favored by three points in this matchup and as much as it saddens me to say, the Buccaneers will win by more than three points. As a Jets fan, I’ve already set my expectations low, and although I’m excited to see Geno Smith start at quarterback, his preseason showing is grounds for concern. Tampa Bay’s triple threat (Josh Freeman, Doug Martin and Vincent Jackson) will dominate the Jets’ defense this weekend. Had the Jets still had Darrelle Revis to cover Vincent Jackson, I would be feeling a bit more optimistic. Instead, Revis will now be covering the Jets’ starting wide receiver — whoever that may be — this weekend, meaning that that receiver will affect the game minimally. Buccaneers 31 Jets 21
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cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman will make passing the ball for the Panthers a nightmare. Aside from their pass defense, the Seahawks’ run defense ranked fourth in the league in 2012, allowing only 75 yards per game. I believe the Seahawks will not only win this game but that they will cover the point spread. Seahawks 27 Panthers 17
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The following is based on a true story: So, you’re living it up in Austria. Socks pulled high, basketball shorts hanging loose, sweatshirt billowing in the Viennese breeze. The perfect outfit for painting the town red. Hell, the perfect outfit for doing anything, amirite? Suddenly, as the faded brown Sperrys pound the cobblestone (or whatever those Austrians line their streets with), a craving for kebab hits. Images of the electric knife shaving off chunks of meat, dropping like flakes into the awaiting wrap swim before the eyes. No wait, scratch that. McDonald’s is needed at this hour! The hooded fella scampers away to satiate his desires. “Epic,” mutters Nate. The following is pure speculation. Meanwhile, in a special capital district across the pond ... the fire crackles merrily in the cavernous book room. Yes, everything is made out of mahogany, from the bookshelf panels to the huge bust of Hillary Clinton in the direct center of the room. Her likeliness just has a certain effect on the beholder, you know? Leafing through Margaret Atwood’s latest tome, it’s just not doin’ it tonight. Being a champion is hard work, sometimes girls just wanna have fun. With that, Atwood is shoved aside for J.K. Rowling. French edition, Crabtree translation. Bliss. A Fate Worse Than Death... Would you rather be married to Khloe Kardashian or be the Jets quarterbacks coach?
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Cross Country After coming off a win for both the Emory University men’s and women’s cross country teams at the Watermelon Run, both teams begin week two of their season at the 33rd annual Sewanee Invitational this Saturday, Sept. 7. The teams set to compete include host school Sewanee (Tenn.), Berry, Centre (Ky.), Maryville (Tenn.), Ogelthorpe, Birmingham-Southern (Ala.), and Covenant College. The women’s 6K will start at 10 a.m., and the men’s 8K race will start at 11 a.m. Held at the Sewanee Golf Club, the women’s team is ranked No. 2 in the South/Southeast Region and 33rd nationally among D-III programs. The men’s team is ranked No. 1 in the South/Southeast Region. Key members returning this year for the women’s team include juniors Marissa Gogniat, Tamara Surtees, sophomore Aileen Rivell and senior Emily Caesar. The critical members on the men’s side include seniors Hank Ashforth, Eddie Mulder and Alex Fleischhacker, junior Patrick Crews and sophomore Lukas Mees. Featured Athlete: Sydney Miles This past weekend, sophomore setter Sydney Miles had an exceptional performance at the Courtyard Marriott Invitational hosted by Wittenberg University (Ohio). Six-foot-one Miles helped the Eagles defeat No. 1-ranked St. Thomas (Fl.)(3-2), No. 3-ranked Wittenberg (3-1) and Johns Hopkins (Md.)(3-0). Miles played in all 12 of the team’s sets, averaged 10.33 assists, 2.08 digs and 1.00 kills per set. She was also named Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week by the University Athletic Association for the second time in her career. Women’s volleyball is set to play again on Sept. 6-7 at the Randolph-Macon Tournament.
Senior Kelly Costopoulos chases the ball, while sophomore Matt Sherr cuts off a pass. Both Eagles teams go into the second weekend of the season undefeated. They have two games each this weekend.
Men and Women Face Big Weekends By Ryan Smith Asst. Sports Editor Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams stand undefeated entering the second week of the season — but to keep their unblemished records intact, both squads will have to survive a tough weekend of competition. The women’s soccer team squeaked out two 2-1 wins last weekend to open the season. They’ll get their toughest test of the year to date when they take on the ninth-ranked Ithaca College (N.Y.) Bombers on Saturday at 1 p.m. It’ll be a matchup of top 10 nationally-ranked teams, as the Eagles
placed second in the latest NSCAA Division III Poll. Ithaca, similar to Emory, enters at 2-0 off a pair of slim one-goal wins over Kean University (N.J.) and Richard Stockton College (N.J.). The Bombers nearly had as successful a 2012 season as the Eagles. They reached the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament and finished the season with an impressive 19-1-3 record. The season could very well have been considered a disappointment by Ithaca’s usual standards — they’ve posted an NCAA Division III record 31 consecutive winning seasons. The Eagles will wrap up the week-
end with a game against the State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland Red Dragons on Sunday at 11 a.m. The Red Dragons also opened the season ranked but dropped their season opener and subsequently fell out of the rankings. They’re currently 1-1 on the year. Players to watch for at Emory include senior captain Kelly Costopoulos, who recently moved into a tie for eighth on the Eagles all-time goals list, and senior Clare Mullins, who scored her eighth career game-winning goal in the Eagles’ last game. The men’s soccer team also had a strong opening weekend, earning
a spot in the “receiving votes” section of the NSCAA Poll with wins over Marian University (Wis.) and Mississippi College. The Eagles will travel to Averett University (Va.) on Friday and Guilford College (N.C.) on Sunday. Averett is off to a 0-1-1 start to 2013 after going 10-5-3 in 2012. The young Cougars have experienced some growing pains in the early stages of the season, having lost their top three scorers and goalkeeper from last year’s squad. Guilford also stands at 0-11, having played Averett to a 3-3 tie last weekend. The Quakers and Eagles have a history — there are
five all-time meetings between the schools, with Emory holding a 3-1-1 advantage. Junior Dylan Price led the way for the Eagles last weekend, leading all players in the Sonny Carter Invitational in scoring and getting named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Four other Eagles — senior Andrew Jones, juniors Noah Rosen and Michael Rheaume and sophomore Matt Sherr — were named to the All-Tournament Team. Sherr also earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Defensive Player of the Week honors. — Contact Ryan Smith at email@example.com
Emory Hosts Race And Sports Lectures By Liza Atillasoy Contributing Writer On Sept. 6 and 7, Emory Libraries will feature Race and Sports in American Culture Series (RASACS), the first event in a series of lineups inspired by the African Americans in Sports collection in its Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL). This series is a followup to Emory Libraries’ first symposium, held in 2011, about race and sports in American culture. The symposium examined the effect of African American athletes and their impact on American culture. This same year, the African Americans in Sports collection was organized. New York Times sports journalist William C. Rhoden will start off the symposium with a keynote presentation on Sept. 6, followed by a screening and subsequent discussion of “The Ghosts of Ole Miss,” the ESPN documentary about the integration of the University of Mississippi with the attendance of James Meredith, on Sept 7. Rhoden, author of Forty
Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete, will speak from 6 to 8 p.m. in Woodruff Library in the Jones Room. His lecture will address the role of sports for African Americans in the changing global society followed by a question and answer session, book signing and refreshments. The second day will also feature a panel discussion with NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier and sports author/biographer Michael MacCambridge. The panel, “The Evolution of the Game: How the 1970 Merger of the NFL and AFL Changed America,” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Woodruff Library’s Jones room. Lanier, the first African
American middle linebacker in the NFL (Kansas City Chiefs), was a member of the NFL Hall of Fame class of 1986. MacCambridge, adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis and author of America’s
Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Capture a Nation, hopes to elevate the conversation about race and sports in American society. Pellom McDaniels III, MARBL faculty curator of African American Collections and assistant professor of African American studies, and Dana White, Emory emeritus professor of American studies and MARBL senior faculty curator, organized the event in a joint project with RASACS. McDaniels moderated Emory’s first symposium in 2011 and has been working with MARBL to build research compilations. Events surrounding the series theme will be featured throughout the 2013-14 academic year. On Nov. 13, 2013 the exhibit “Joe Louis Barrow: A Life and Career in Context,” an event focusing on boxer Joe Louis, will be featured. On Feb. 7, 2014, Super Bowl weekend, the Goizueta Business School and Emory will host a lecture called “The Great Sports Spectacle: Marketing the Super Bowl,” by Kenneth Shropshire, a Wharton School of Business professor of legal studies and business ethics. The series will be rounded out with the lecture “Dying to Compete: Sports, Commerce and the Future of Brain Injury Research” by Don Stein, neuroscientist at Emory University School of Medicine. Held on April 9, 2014, the presentation will include Stein’s leading research on the positive results of the effects of progesterone on traumatic brain injury. — Contact Liza Atillasoy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Broncos take on the 49ers in a preseason game. Both teams have been hyped as Super Bowl contenders this offseason. The Broncos opened the season on Thursday.
NFL Week One Picks: Falcons on Top the weekend. Before I begin, I’d like to give a shout out to “The Beej,” the NFL pick’ems columnist who came before me. Without further to do, let’s begin. (Home teams will be written in CAPS).
Adam Troyetsky My articles from this point forward will pick out a few matchups each week with a breakdown of how I believe the game will play out. I will also include the point spreads and say which team I think will win (with regard to the point spread). I’d also like to include the Sunday Night game each week, as I personally believe these are the best games of
Atlanta Falcons ORLEANS SAINTS
Though the Saints are favored by three points in this NFC South matchup, I think the Falcons will not only cover their end of the spread but will also win the game. The Falcons were 1-1 against the Saints last year, losing in week 10 by four points but winning in week 13 by 10 points. Ultimately, I think this
game comes down to the fact that the Falcons offense is too explosive for the Saints’ defense to contain. The addition of Steven Jackson as running back should help the Falcons balance their offense more. I also believe Roddy White, Julio Jones, and Tony Gonzalez are all too dominant and explosive for the Saints’ secondary to cover. The Saints’ offense is explosive, but I think the Falcons’ secondary will be able to hold off Drew Brees to get the win. Falcons 34 Saints 28 Seattle Seahawks at CAROLINA PANTHERS
favored by three and a half points. Despite not having wide receivers Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice, the Seahawks will still win this game. Russell Wilson took the NFL by storm last year surprising nearly every team that played him with his ability to both run and pass the football. This year, I think he’ll continue to do just that. Marshawn Lynch is still one of the toughest running backs in the league, and he should post another strong running season. I think this game once again comes down to defense and, unfortunately for the Panthers, the Seahawks defense is just too strong. The combination of
In this matchup, the Seahawks are
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