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The Independent Student Newspaper of Emory University

Volume 94, Issue 2

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Every Tuesday and Friday GREEK LIFE


New ResLife Position to Address Greek Housing By Jordan Friedman News Editor

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est in Show, an annual Emory talent show that takes place during Orientation, took place on McDonough Field Friday evening. The event featured various student organizations, including SaRaas (above), an Emory Garba/Raas dance team. Prior to 2011, the Best in Show event took place at Glenn Memorial Auditorium.

The Office of Residence Life and Housing (ResLife) established a new assistant director of operations for sorority and fraternity housing this semester. Jeff Tate, who now holds this position, wrote in an email to the Wheel that his responsibilities consist of supervising the 10 fraternity house directors and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life fellow, who serves as the housing director for sorority village. Tate will be working with groups such as ResLife, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life and the Interfraternity Council (IFC) on housing improvement projects and concerns.


Fraternity housing has been a topic of controversy during the past few years. Last semester, IFC proposed changes to the University’s Phoenix Plan, which guarantees fraternities housing through long-term agreements. “The new position stands at a critical crossroads between several different parties, all with an interest in the future of Greek housing yet occasionally differing views on how to best get there,” IFC President and Goizueta Business School senior Victor Rudo wrote in an email to the Wheel. In the past, ResLife shared responsibilities for Greek facilities, according to Mary Romestant, ResLife’s director of operations.

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Student Political Groups Prepare for Presidential Election University Searches For Next Provost By Anusha Ravi Staff Writer

As the country prepares for the presidential election in November, the College Republicans and Young Democrats have started planning their own events to engage Emory students politically and to spread awareness about the candidates and their platforms. Both groups have endorsed a candidate — the College Republicans support Republican candidate Mitt Romney and the Young Democrats support the Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama — and will host several events such as campaign

events for their respective candidates, voter registration drives and guest speakers to rally students and increase political awareness within the Emory community. College senior Nick Going, chairman of the College Republicans, said that the executive board has been working to collaborate with the Georgia Association of College Republicans and student groups from neighboring institutions. Together, he said, they plan to take weekend campaign trips around Atlanta and neighboring states as well as organize debate viewing parties. The purpose of the events, Going said, is to hold informal politi-

cal events to spread awareness of Republican ideals on campus. Meanwhile, to increase political awareness on campus, the Young Democrats plan to focus on voter registration by partnering with the Young Democrats of Georgia and Obama for America, according to Young Democrats co-president and College senior Alexander Blumberg. According to Blumberg, the Young Dems have registered about 200 students to vote during drives they have held during the past year. The Young Democrats has additionally planned mock presidential debates with the College Republicans as well as Emory’s debate team, the



This Week:

Young Dems, College Republicans gear up for election.

Next Week: Political science profs. predict election results.

Barkley Forum. They will also host presidential debate viewings followed by panel discussions that will include Emory political science professors and guest speakers, Blumberg said.

The College Republicans endorse Romney as their favored presidential candidate because of their belief in his fundamental conservative ideals and plan to resolve America’s economic troubles, Going said. Luke Bucson, the communications director of the College Republicans, said he feels that Romney’s business experience is a useful asset in managing government spending, reforming entitlement programs and giving the government and the private sector confidence to start investing money again. “Romney is the candidate we

tive candidates. Currently, the committee has narrowed the pool of fifty applicants to a short list of candidates for further consideration. He added that he expects the search to be completed soon. According to Curran, the search process has taken longer than expected due to the many responsibilities associated with the position. Not only does the dean manage all staff and students at the medical school, but he or she must also oversee all faculty. This, Curran explained, includes “more than 2,200 full and part-time faculty who teach, conduct research and provide clinical care to hundreds

The University has appointed a 16-member advisory committee to search for the next provost, Emory’s chief academic advisor. The committee, which plans to gather input from the Emory community, will select a new provost by late November or early December. The new provost will start next semester. University President James W. Wagner appointed the advisory committee, which is headed by Candler School of Theology Dean Jan Love, according to the Provost Search website. Provost Current Provost Earl Lewis will Earl Lewis leave Emory by will leave the end of the year to become Emory for president of the the Mellon New York-based Foundation. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University announced in May. Lewis has served as provost for the past eight years. Love explained that the provost oversees all academic programs and degrees in the nine schools of the University and also supervises the deans of each school. In addition, the provost is in charge of all faculty promotions, the granting of tenure and admissions for all of Emory’s undergraduate schools. The committee is looking for a candidate who is capable of running a comprehensive research university like Emory, Love said. College senior Ashish Gandhi, the SGA president and a search advisory committee member, also said the committee is searching for a candidate who will be able to manage the University’s many divisions while still staying true to Emory’s liberal arts identity. “Emory wants to excel,” Love said. “We are already in the elite. We want someone who can chart a vision, so we not only remain as good as we are, but also become better.” The committee currently has received 150 nominations or

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Sexual Assault Prevention Office Renamed ‘Respect’ By Elizabeth Speyer Contributing Writer The Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Education and Response program will continue this year with a new name: the Respect Program. An initiative of the Office of Health Promotion’s subdivisional Student Health and Counseling Services, the Respect program encompasses the efforts of student staff, interns and affiliated student organizations such as the Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention, Sexual Assault Peer Advocates and Grads Against Violence to engage the Emory community to prevent and respond to sexual assault and relationship violence. Because most campus sexual assaults occur during the first three weeks of the semester, the Office of Health Promotion hopes that the name change will also help to further community engagement in the program, said Lauren Bernstein, the coordinator of the Respect Program and advisor for the Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention and Sexual Assault Peer Advocates. “We realized that the title was too long to be memorable and did not articulate our vision of creating a violence-free Emory community,” Bernstein said. “We needed to become a program with a name that reflects our vision. Students didn’t want another acronym. They wanted a name and mission that could encompass all students as we are all a part of ending violence at Emory.” College sophomore Kaylee Tuggle, who was a summer intern with the Respect program, came up with the

new name after thinking of words that encompassed what she felt were the programs’ values and purpose. “Sexual assault prevention stems from individuals asking themselves the questions: Am I respecting this person? Am I respecting myself?” Tuggle said. “It functions for all areas of relationship violence and sexual assault — the perpetrator, the survivor and the bystander. It’s succinct and value-driven.” College senior Emily Chapman, the Respect Program’s current Undergraduate Assistant, said she feels that the name change was just what the program needed. “I want Emory to be a leader on these issues,” Chapman said. “The name really allows us to identify a unifying vision that underlies all of what we do. At a sometimes acronymheavy university, I think that’s really powerful.” Bernstein said that the Respect program not only responds to crises but also creates “a campus without sexual assault or abuse in relationships.” “We are launching a new strategic plan that continues to highlight the importance of supporting survivors while also working on a community level, engaging students as leaders and working to prevent violence before it happens,” she said. The new program bases its work on the values of respect, student engagement, social justice and inclusion, survivor empowerment, advocacy and collaboration, according to Bernstein. Their mission statement envisions an Emory community where all students “learn, work, play and love”

See ‘RESPECT,’ Page 5

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uring the summer, the University began construction on Woodruff Circle in an effort to improve shuttle access to the area behind the Dobbs University Center. The renovations will add a new entry and exit from Clifton Road. Only shuttle buses and delivery vehicles can access the new circle.


Appt. of New Med. School Dean Delayed By Ashley Ferreira Contributing Writer Tom Lawley, who announced his plans last semester to step down as the dean of Emory’s School of Medicine, will be staying at the University until Sept. 15 rather than Aug. 31, as he had originally planned. Because the search committee in charge of hiring his replacement is still currently reviewing candidates for the position, Lawley has agreed to temporarily stay on until a new dean is chosen. He had announced his decision to retire as dean of the medical school, a post he had held for 16 years, on Nov. 13. After a year-long sabbatical leave, he plans to return as

Emory is searching for a new medical school dean. Tom Lawley will step down on Sept. 15. a faculty member during the following academic year. James Curran, who serves as the dean of the Rollins School of Public Health and chairs the committee to hire the new medical school dean, explained that the committee conducted a national search of prospec-

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NEWS ROUNDUP National, Local and Higher Education News • The Obama administration is very close to agreeing to pay $1 billion of debt incurred by Egypt’s new government in order to facilitate the country’s transition to democracy. Although initially delayed by Egypt’s political instability, the debt assistance has become a more pressing issue because the US does not want to lose any opportunities for influence in Egypt. • Despite requiring a photo ID in order to vote, Georgia experienced an increase in minority voter turnout. Opponents of the photo ID law thought it would suppress minority opinions. Supporters, on the other hand, felt the law was necessary to stop voter fraud. However, Georgia’s top election official could not prove that the law had prevented any voter fraud.



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was once a counterculture trend, but has become mainstream, despite the greater cost of organic food. • More than $30 million worth of maple syrup went missing from a large warehouse in Quebec, which produces 80 percent of the world’s maple syrup. Quebec’s maple syrup stock is often used to supply the global maple syrup market when producers experience disappointing seasons.

— Compiled by Multimedia Editor Elizabeth Howell

• Gas prices have begun to decline in Atlanta after reaching $3.95 last week. However, Atlanta’s average gas price was $3.79 on Monday, which was 13 cents above the national average. • A new study found that organic foods have no advantage over conventional foods. Eating organic foods The Wheel reports and corrects all errors published in the newspaper and at Please contact Editor in Chief Evan Mah at to report an error.

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This Week In Emory History

POLICE RECORD • The Emory Police Department (EPD) received a complaint from a resident of Decatur who frequently uses the bike path on Eagle Row. He called to complain about the excess amount of litter in the road and bike lane. He said litter has been an ongoing concern, and he took photos for the police. • On Sept. 2 at around 5 a.m., EPD received a phone call from a citizen of North Carolina in regard to her friend who is a student at Emory. She told the officers that her friend called her crying uncontrollably saying that she had been left alone at Maggie’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill and was walking back to Clairmont campus. Officers were dispatched to search for the girl but could not find her. They

contacted Campus Life professionals and attained access to her room where they found the girl intoxicated and having difficulty breathing. Emory Emergency Medical Services (EEMS) was contacted and the girl was medically cleared. She refused any additional treatment. • Officers were alerted about a person who was intoxicated from underage alcohol consumption on Sept. 2 at around 6 a.m. in Dobbs Hall. When officers made contact with the male student he had a hard time communicating and could not follow directions. He gave the officers his fake Florida driver’s license, which they confiscated. EEMS arrived and transported the student to Emory University Hospital.

• Officers identified two white male students attempting to take down a traffic sign on Eagle Row on Sept. 1 at around 2:30 a.m. EPD apprehended the individuals who said they were trying to take the sign for their residence hall room. They put the sign back, and the officers turned the situation over to Campus Life. • On Sept. 1 at 3:41 a.m., EPD cited four students for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and notified Campus Life professionals. The students were immediately released after their citation.

September 6, 1983 The Board of Trustees awarded tenure to 40 faculty members. Granting tenure is a lengthy and complex process, requiring a faculty member’s colleagues and superiors evaluate his/ her work after six years of service. If tenure is awarded, the faculty member remains on the University faculty retirement or until tenure is revoked.

— Compiled by Asst. News Editor Nicholas Sommariva



Event: Toastmasters@Emory Club Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m. Location: Old Dental Building, 1462 Clifton Rd., Room 231

Event: Implementing Minimally Invasive Techniques to Pancreatic Disease Time: 7:00 a.m. Location: Emory University Hospital Auditorium

Event: Storytime for all ages Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Barnes & Noble at Emory University Event: Emergency Notification System Test Time: 12:00 p.m. Location: Entire Emory campus Event: Volunteer Emory Fall Orientation Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: Dobbs University Center (DUC) Harland Cinema Event: Athletics - Men’s Soccer Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Woodruff PE Center Event: An Evening with Janisse Ray Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Cannon Chapel Event: A Trip to the Moon (1902), with Sherlock Jr. (1924) Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: White Hall, Roo 208

Event: Zotero Workshop Time: 4:00 p.m. Location: Room 314, Woodruff Library Level 3 Event: India Grows at Night Time: 4:30 p.m. Location: Joseph W. Jones Room, Robert W. Woodruff Library Event: Andrew Skerritt Book Signing Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Rollins School of Public Health Event: Carlos Museum Members’ Opening Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall Event: What’s New in Poetry? Time: 8:00 p.m. Location: Emory Bookstore



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ATO, PhiDelt Win Top Awards By Jordan Friedman News Editor ATO Recognized as Top Chapter Emory’s chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity received the Top Chapter award from the national ATO organization during this summer. ATO was also recognized for having the highest GPA of chapters throughout the nation. “It was an awesome reflection of the group of guys that we have currently and their individual interests and their ability to unite and work together,� Goizueta Business School senior and ATO President David Fratto said. The Top Chapter award “recognizes the best ATO chapter in the nation,� the ATO website states. According to Fratto, the recipient of the Top Chapter award was

selected by a panel of independent judges who read ATO’s application for the award and then chose the “top chapter� based on merit. “We are proud of the recognition more than anything,� Fratto commented.

PhiDelt Receives Award for Most Improved Chapter Emory’s PhiDelt chapter has received the Phoenix Award, which recognizes “dramatic improvement over the course of the previous academic year,� according to the national organization’s website. The national organization selects the recipient of the Phoenix award based on 14 areas in addition to information that the Province President, General Headquarters staff and University officials provide, the website explains. PhiDelt President and College senior Josh Victor said the frater-

nity has not won an award from the national organization in almost 10 years. “There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done, and it’s still a growing experience that’s not only made us feel that we’ve worked and accomplished something but also given us lessons, and it’s been helpful,� Victor said. According to the PhiDelt national organization’s website, the Valley of the Sun Alumni Club established the Phoenix Award in 2002. PhiDelt additionally garnered awards for membership recruitment. “It [is] a bit of a turnaround for us, and we worked hard, and we’re really happy about it,� Victor noted. “We’re looking for a great year, and Greek Life at Emory across the board has done really well.�

Managing Editor Roshani Chokshi contributed reporting. — Contact Jordan Friedman at

Groups Show Support Through Debates, Voter Registration Continued from Page 1 have chosen to endorse because of his emphasis on freedom, American exceptionalism and personal responsibility,� Going said. However, due to the diversity of the Emory student body’s political beliefs, the College Republicans as a group support Romney’s fiscal policies but not necessarily his social policies, Going added. The Young Democrats endorse incumbent Barack Obama as their candidate because of his stances on social issues such as gay rights and abortion, Co-President College senior Jonathan Katzner said. He said one of the Young Dems’ main goals is to properly display Obama’s liberal platform to the Emory community. The Young Democrats fundamentally disagree with the conservative ideals that Romney represents, Blumberg said. “If you’re within 98 percent of the American population, Obama’s policies will do far more for you, and he will be the better choice,� Blumberg

said. “Obama will help more people with his stances on civil liberties, social issues and economic policies.� Going explained that he hopes that through the efforts of the College Republicans, Emory will become more open-minded to different politi-

“I would like to see more Emory students engaging in political discussions and participating in the peaceful exchange of ideas.� — Nick Going, College Republicans chairman and College senior

cal mindsets. “I would like to see more Emory students engaging in political discussions and participating in the peaceful exchange of ideas,� he said.

“Everyone should be free to express their opinions and have others respect them.� Bucson said that he hopes College Republicans will present opportunities to politically undecided students that would allow them to hear all sides of political arguments and empower them to make an informed decision on who to vote for. “We want to really open up the election to students and give them a chance to be exposed to conservative ideas on both a local and national level,� he said. Nonetheless, the co-presidents of Young Democrats added that their ultimate goal is to spark more political discourse on campus and increase the number of students who vote, regardless of who they might choose on the ballot. “We want to encourage civic engagement,� Katzner said. “No matter anyone’s political affiliation, it’s important to provide a forum for students to get as politically active as they can be or want to be.�

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eebah, an all-female student dance organization at Emory, performed at Best in Show Friday afternoon on McDonough Field. Best in Show is an annual event that aims to introduce freshmen to different performance groups at the University.


Textbook Costs Hit Students in the Wallet By Ellen Goodacre The Daily Cougar, U. Houston Students preparing for the semester have probably spent the last week scouring the Internet for ways to save money on textbooks required for many of their classes. The National Association of College Stores’ Student Watch 2012 found that students’ estimated spending was approximately $655 on required course materials in 2011, down $12 since 2010. Much of the cost stems from physical textbooks, which are still the preferred option for many students despite the often hefty costs and difficulty reselling them that are not as common as their e-book alternatives. “I prefer traditional textbooks because of the availability — you can carry it around with you,� U. Houston sophomore Jonathan Chang said. “Compared to e-books, you don’t need to turn it on; you can just open it. If you’re stuck on a certain area or want to get back to the area you were in, just (use) a bookmark,� Chang said. However, the price and hassle often associated with traditional textbooks has convinced some students to opt for e-books instead. “They’re cheaper, and sometimes you can download them for free legally,� UH senior Chandler Collins said. “There’s nothing physical to turn, no pages, so sometimes it doesn’t feel like you’re making as much progress. But, having said that, you get the search function so that’s better than (physical) textbooks.� Despite what may seem like the growing popularity of e-books, digital textbooks still only account for a small percentage of the textbook market. Less than 8 percent

of respondents to an survey preferred e-books. “We also have news for anyone thinking that print books are heading the way of the dinosaur,� eCampus. com CEO Matt Montgomery said in a press release. “College students flat-out prefer old school, hardcover textbooks to e-textbooks.� Aside from decisions about the format, students also must decide between online retailers, discount stores and the on-campus bookstore. They may have to do research to learn where they really save the most money or which store is most reliable. “The University of Houston Bookstore is a full-service operation, and its mission is to ensure that the right book for the right course is on the shelf at the right time,� said Felix Robinson, manager of the UH Bookstore. �Online retailers can’t guarantee that or accept financial aid or provide revenue, services or benefits to the students or school.� Buying is not the only way to acquire traditional textbooks — renting textbooks allows students to save a significant amount of money. “Students really do save a lot from renting. Rental prices can be anywhere from 55 to 60 percent off the list price,� said Sean Johnson, online marketing manager for eCampus. com. Aside from the lower prices, other motivations to rent textbooks are free shipping and return postage and large inventories that ensure students can have their books by the first day of class. In a recent survey conducted by, 79 percent of customers rented their textbooks and preferred it to buying used copies or e-books. “I would say the only possible drawback would be that you might

get a book in bad condition,� UH sophomore Hosanna Escalante said. “But (renting websites) usually say what condition the book is in. I’ve never gotten a book in bad condition.� While textbook renting does have some restrictions — like not being able to highlight or write in the book — it allows students to return books they do not wish to keep once they have completed a course. “There are no worries about selling them back and getting much less than what you paid,� Escalante said. “Plus, if you decide you might need to keep the book, there’s always an option to do that and you only have to pay a little extra.� Students are also advised to use peers and classmates as a resource. “Being involved in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, books generally don’t change too much,� Escalante said. “So I find other people who’ve used the same books before.� Students have many of options to choose from when purchasing textbooks. If price is a factor, then renting textbooks may be the best option — it saved students 60 to 70 percent according to a press release by — followed by used books, which can save students 35 percent, and then e-books, which save students only about 15 percent, according to USA Today. Price aside, students should experiment and shop around. “Look at all the choices (freshmen) have, whether they want to go buy the traditional hardback textbook or if they want to go with e-books,� Chang said. “First-year (students) just try to experiment with what they’re good with and if they can focus well; what helps them focus; what helps them be successful.�




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Committee to Continue Reviewing Applications for Provost


Continued from Page 1 applications. The committee will interview between 10 and 16 candidates in early October, and by early November the committee will narrow them down to five or fewer candidates, whom they will bring to campus, Love explained. “We have some excellent candidates in the pool,” Love said. “There are some very talented people who can see Emory as a possible next step in their career.” Gandhi feels it is important to include the entire Emory community in the selection process because he believes the decision will likely impact the entire University for 20 to 25 years. “It would be irresponsible if we didn’t reach out,” he said. “It’s such a big decision, and it can’t be taken lightly.” During September, the commit-

tee will review the active applicants. They will also hold 11 listening sessions, three of which will be open to the public in order to hear the opinions of the entire Emory community,

“There are some very talented people who can see Emory as a possible next step in their career.” — Jan Love, dean of the Candler School of Theology

Love said. Love stressed that the committee has some extremely talented applicants, but they need to hear from the campus in order to look for someone who will benefit Emory in particular.

“We are looking for someone for not just any university, but Emory as one of the best universities in the country and the world,” she said. “We want to know what is special about Emory and how we can match it.” According to Love, in late November or early December the committee will give Wagner the names of a minimum of three candidates, each of whom they feel would be an excellent provost. Wagner will then make the final decision. The first listening session will take place on Sept. 17 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Tarbutton Theater on the Oxford campus. The second session is on Sept. 18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the School of Nursing auditorium. The final session will take place on Sept. 24 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in White Hall, Room 208.

— Contact Elizabeth Howell



ragonCon, the world’s largest science fiction and fantasy convention, was held in Atlanta this year during Labor Day weekend. The convention featured workshops, a parade and an awards banquet as well as other activities.

Tate to Work Closely with Interfraternity Council, ResLife Continued from Page 1 “Now, we’ll have one person overseeing and coordinating with campus constituents,” she wrote in an email to the Wheel. Prior to coming to Emory, Tate managed 20 sorority, fraternity and religious organizations’ use of campus housing at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “When this opportunity at Emory came along I saw this as a way to advance professionally at a university that has a great reputation ... and I hope to have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the Greek community,” Tate wrote. While his position falls under ResLife, Tate explained that he will also be working closely with Megan Janasiewicz, the director of Sorority and Fraternity Life. His main focus, he wrote, “will be on the integrity of the houses from a facilities standpoint.”

“Most recently I have been focusing on getting all the facilities ready for the students to come back, and since they have been back I have been following up on some minor issues,”

“When this opportunity at Emory came along I saw this as a way to advance professionally at a university that has a great reputation.” — Jeff Tate, assistant director of operations for sorority and fraternity housing Tate wrote. Janasiewicz said this position is important because “there are so many different [fraternity houses] and they are all built at different times; they all

have unique needs.” Thus far, Tate has conducted facilities assessments of each fraternity house. He plans to begin “working on prioritizing work that needs to take place soon,” and to begin looking at long-term options “for some of the more big-ticket items,” Tate explained. In searching for a candidate to fill the position, the University conducted a nationwide search, according to Janasiewicz. After bringing three candidates to campus for interviews, Emory chose Tate because “he absolutely stood out and he has a great deal of experience.” According to Dean of Students Bridget Riordan, the idea of a new position focusing specifically on Greek housing was proposed by a 2008 Task Force Committee on Greek Housing.

— Contact Jordan Friedman at

Study Links Sexual Content, Activity By James Peng The Dartmouth, Dartmouth College Children who watch feature films with more racy scenes tend to engage in sex at a younger age, have more sexual partners and participate in more unsafe sex, according to a study by researchers in a Dartmouth College social health psychology lab and at the Geisel School of Medicine. The study, titled “Greater Exposure to Sexual Content in Popular Movies Predicts Earlier Sexual Debut and Increased Risk Taking,” was published online in the journal Psychological Science on Wednesday. The researchers used data from a longitudinal study of American adolescents and determined that racy movies increase sexual risk by “modifying sexual behavior,” according to the article. “Kids who are watching more of these movies lose their virginity at a younger age and reported less condom use,” lead author Ross O’Hara, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri, said in an interview with The Dartmouth. O’Hara conducted the research while working on his PhD in the psychological and brain sciences department.

In 2003, O’Hara, psychology professor Rick Gibbons, psychiatry professor Meg Gerrard, epidemiology and biostatistics professor Zhigang Li and pediatrics professor James Sargent compiled a list of several hundred top-grossing movies and coded each of them based on the length of sexual content — which

“If there’s any sexual content in there, it should be restricted to kids of younger ages.” — Ross O’Hara, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri

ranged from heavy kissing to sexual intercourse — in each movie. They then asked approximately 1,230 children between the ages of 12 and 14 which of the movies they had seen. After six years, the research team asked the same group of children about their sexual behavior — when they first started having sex, the total number of sexual partners and the

number of occasions of casual sex without protection in which they had engaged. The study also considered how these movies affected the children’s development of a trait called “sensation seeking,” or the tendency to “seek novel and intense stimulation,” according to the study. To measure the factor, the researchers surveyed the children on their tendency to seek thrill, susceptibility to boredom and proclivity for intensity. The results indicated that exposure to sexual content in movies increases sexual risk and also drives the development of the sensation seeking trait. “Sexual content may accelerate the normal rise of sensation seeking during adolescence, thereby promoting risky behavior,” the article said. O’Hara said that the study aimed to justify that the current rating system for movies is “sensitive to sex already.” He said that parents should pay attention to these ratings and control what movies their children choose to see. “If there’s any sexual content in there, it should be restricted to kids of younger ages,” O’Hara said. “What they see on screen will not be a good indication of what will work out when they do decide to have sex.”



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Lawley Created New Departments, Increased Faculty Continued from Page 1 and thousands of patients annually.” Lawley’s accomplishments as dean of the School of Medicine has set the bar high for prospective candidates, noted administrators. During his tenure, Lawley helped to expand and improve the school’s research program, which has grown five-fold — the School of Medicine currently receives one of the largest

amounts of funding for research in the country from the National Institutes for Health. He also revamped the undergraduate medical curriculum, doubled the size of the faculty, created six new departments and approved the addition of “more than one million square feet of new space” to the medical school building, said Wright Caughman, the executive vice president for health affairs. “Those of us who have worked

closely with [Lawley] for many years know him to be a consummate gentleman, whose equable temperament and collegial instincts have made him a true university citizen and leader,” said Caughman in a letter last fall announcing Lawley’s resignation. Caughman hosted a reception on Aug. 23 to commemorate Lawley’s work as dean.

— Contact Ashley Ferriera at

‘Respect’ Program Emphasizes ‘Passion for Engagement’ Continued from Page 1 without experiencing or fearing sexual assault or relationship violence, she explained. Bernstein commented that Respect

Program administrators are hoping that the new name will accompany an increased passion for engagement within the Emory community in an effort to find solutions to an issue that continues to have far-reaching effects.

She remarked that those affected by sexual assault or relationship violence and need support should contact her at (404) 727-1514.

— Contact Elizabeth Speyer at


Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 Editorials Editor: Shahdabul Faraz (


Our Opinion

Social Freeze is Ineffective

Jenna Mittman

Jenna Mittman is a member of the Class of 2013. Her cartoons have become a staple of The Emory Wheel.

Emory Must Implement Better System This year, as in years past, first-year students at Emory University are prohibited from visiting any fraternity house on Eagle Row until September 11 at 11:59 p.m. The rules are simple: any freshman caught on Eagle Row will be subject to disciplinary action by the University, the best-known consequence being a forfeit of the freshman’s right to partake in fraternity or sorority recruitment in the spring. Although the University intends to facilitate bonding between members of the freshman class by removing them from the influences of the Greek system, we at The Emory Wheel feel that the “social freeze” — as the former “blackout” is now being called — actually causes more problems than it solves. We also feel that Emory has the potential to reform the social freeze system in such a way that it fosters a connection between upperclassmen and freshmen, instead of incentivizing upperclassmen — especially Greeks — to avoid freshmen until after the social freeze has ended. Careful observation of the fraternity party scene at Emory has led us to conclude that the social freeze does little to prevent freshmen from attending parties on Eagle Row. Those first-year students who want to go out and drink will, we hope, find a way to do so safely. The problem is that, under the social freeze system, first-year students become a liability to the fraternities whose parties they will be attending. Consequences are strict for fraternities caught with freshmen in their house. These consequences incentivize members of those fraternities and other upperclassmen to turn a blind eye to first-year students at parties, instead of encouraging upperclassmen to keep an eye on their younger classmates to ensure their safety. Freshmen attend fraternity parties in part because they want to interact with members of other classes than theirs. There are very few situations off Eagle Row in which freshmen can meet and connect with upperclassmen outside of the power structure sometimes established by University-organized programs, such as the Orientation program. While the distinction between upperclassmen and freshmen is certainly necessary within these more formal contexts, it also prohibits true connection between the two groups. Without the kind of connection that stems from natural — as opposed to stilted — interaction between the classes, it may be very difficult for freshmen to feel like they are a well-connected part of the Emory community. The editorial staff of the Wheel would like to encourage those departments of the Emory University administration responsible for organizing social events on campus to make an effort to plan events that facilitate organic socialization between upperclassmen and freshmen. The administration should also make an effort to include Greek organizations in these events so that new students will have an opportunity to learn more about the Emory Greek system outside the context of parties and drinking. Events might include frequent (if not weekly) screenings of popular movies on McDonough Field, open to members of all classes. Although we support Emory University in its effort to introduce freshmen to other aspects of student life than the Greek system, we also feel that the system of a social freeze does little to rectify the problem at hand — freshmen drinking to dangerous excess at fraternities — or to facilitate the same kind of social interaction that freshmen seek when they attend these sorts of parties.

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Microsoft 365 Does Not Solve All Issues

Delusive Data Doesn’t Deter STEPHEN FOWLER A few weeks ago, as it often does, Emory made national headlines. This time, however, it was not for having a faculty member named poet laureate or for some philanthropic act benefitting the community. For nearly a decade, Emory was misrepresenting admissions data in the area of SAT scores and class ranking. An internal investigation found three individuals responsible and because of this, the reputation of this esteemed institution will suffer. Or will it? As an incoming freshman, in the midst of packing and preparing to move in, I had to ask myself some questions: Do I want to go to a school where this is acceptable? Do I think this will affect the school long-term? The answers were easy. As Dean Forman explained in his lecture to first-year students, Emory had “accurate data but answered the wrong question.” Yes, the actions of the three past officials at the university were not good for Emory’s image. But he went on to say that, “Emory is an ethical university and full of integrity. Integrity

isn’t what happens when you do well, it’s how you handle things when they go bad.”

In the end, the recent data scandal didn’t affect my decision to come to Emory. That answered my first question. Dishonesty of any sort is unacceptable at this school and instead of sweeping this under the rug and making silent changes, the incident and all its details were disclosed in full to the public. Emory stresses ethics and ethical decisions, which made me feel even more confident enrolling here. With regard to the effect on the school, I contend that Emory will only grow stronger as a result of this incident. Oscar Wilde once said that, “experience is simply the name we give mistakes.” While the blooming tree of higher education and knowledge that Emory

represents has been pruned by mistakes, it will only grow back and provide a sweeter fruit for students to enjoy for generations to come. From its beautiful campus to unsurpassed excellence in research and inquiry, Emory is a place that has captivated my heart and the hearts of countless others. For those who are dissuaded by a potential drop in ranking or other superficial qualities, Emory isn’t the place for you. The Emory I have seen is one where the only numbers that matter are the number of friends I’ve made during orientation or the unlimited number of swipes at the DUC. The Emory I know puts an emphasis on striving to learn academically as well as ethically engage with the world. It is demonstrated on a daily basis. Whether Dean of Admission is calling attention to discrepancies or the ethics professor is pushing her students to dig deeper and grow inquisitive minds, it is evident that, at Emory, “The Wise Heart Seeks Knowledge.” This wise heart could not be prouder to call himself an Eagle. Stephen Fowler is a College freshman from McDonough, Georgia.

“All-in-one” software needed As of this year, Emory University has decided to switch to Microsoft 365 for the purposes of University-wide email and calendar services. LearnLink, however, has been retained for the use of conferences and advertising for various university-wide activities. While this is a transition year and some technical and functional issues are expected, we have found the current system to be unexpectedly inconvenient. Accessing email via Microsoft 365, conferences and advertisements via Learnlink and supplemental material and grades via Blackboard can be a tedious and frustrating process. The lack of functional consolidation is especially problematic for freshmen, many of whom have a difficult time adjusting to the various programs. The University has maintained that they are looking to find a successor to LearnLink so that the conference system will not be eliminated. While this may very well be a step in the right direction, it does not directly solve the issue of consolidation and integration. Despite this, the University has stated that any changes made will be done so with the aim of integrating different functions into one medium. In other words, the main goal is efficiency, which is certainly welcoming news for students. We at the Wheel are hopeful that many of the current issues will be sorted out as the year progresses. We hope that the administration will continue to work with its students and incorporate feedback into any future changes that are made. For the time being, we encourage all Emory students in need of extra assistance in using Microsoft 365 to take advantage of the resources and tutorials that the University has made available online.

The above staff editorial represents the majority opinion of the Wheel’s editorial board.

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The Government Built ‘It’ The first night of the Republican National Convention was adorned with a simple and straightforward message: “We built it.” As its inspiration, the Republican Party turned time and again to one sound bite from a speech that President Obama made in Roanoke, Va., in which he claims that “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” The message was drilled into the head of every viewer. It sounds like a pretty damning assault on entrepreneurs, right? That small business you worked so hard to create? You didn’t build that! Somebody else did. It seems the socialist, business-hating Obama has finally shown his true colors. Or maybe it’s a statement taken out of context. At least, if you’re an independent fact-checker like or Factcheck. org, you would make that claim. Or if you’re anyone who attended that speech or watched it uncut and in its entirety, rather than the version only with that sound bite played over and over again in the convention and in Mitt Romney’s advertising, you would probably come to a similar conclusion. For context, here is what the president really said: “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable

American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off

The federal government provides the structure necessary for small businesses to thrive. the Internet.” GPS was invented by the Department of Defense. The Internet was created by DARPA. Memory foam was created by NASA. All these things that were later turned into consumer goods were initially developed by the government. Beyond that, the roads and bridges, the airports and rail lines — the things that allowed us to achieve and realize the true lengths of our innovation — somehow had government involved. The government plans our cities, arbitrates disputes between corporations, provides tax incentives and helps businesses thrive.

Can you imagine owning a modern business without the Internet? Without the Interstate Highway System? Without airports? Without the centrality that government provides, can business truly thrive? Without the protection of our military, can business have a safe environment to operate? Yes. The blood, sweat and tears of entrepreneurs build businesses, but the government’s role is not moot. It is important. Even if Mitt Romney wins the presidency, I hope he will realize that cutting back government support and government projects will not create jobs. Government may not be working now, but that is why we must fix it so that it will help us move our country forward. Fearing the government or blaming it for our problems is what causes the trust deficit that Jon Huntsman has discussed numerous times during his presidential run. We must trust our institutions of power. And we must engage them as citizens to find solutions for the problems our country faces. Not cower from them and pretend that the only way to economic prosperity is to remove government from the equation. To do so would be foolish and dangerous for our country, and for the millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans looking for an honest day’s work.

Vijay Reddy is a College senior from Fayetteville, Ga.



Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012


Is Modern Music Dead or Alive? NICHOLAS BRADLEY

A Hipster’s Defense Of ‘Bad’ Music

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Modern Music Isn’t Up To Par Arthur Danto’s “The Artworld” described how all of art was contained within its specific context, under its own specific art-historic moment. This has two very important implications for our understanding of art. The first was that every piece of artwork could not be understood outside of its particular context. The second was that the art world could only expand and become larger through time. Therefore, as time continues, more and more things that were unacceptable before gain acceptance. Although Danto’s theory was originally intended to address the products of visual arts, it is just as applicable to music. As one who considers music to be the greatest good in life, the word ‘art’ has, in my mind, more musical connotations than visual. Therefore, I must request that Danto enthusiasts to forgive me for making this jump so carelessly, but ‘art’ to me is primarily music. The category of “music” has expanded to allow almost anything today. Genres that were unthinkable before have most certainly become allowed today. The industry is roaring with scantily-clad, underage teens. Profanity, drugs and violence have already made the transition from once

being provocative and shocking to the trending norm. There is a clear formula that must be followed when making the next great hit that has begun to displace true originality. Therefore, the expansion of boundaries in the definition of music has resulted in a vast collection of less-than-pleasing sound. Of course, this is a personal judgment, but these observations do not trouble me as there is enough worthwhile music to be found if one spends the time searching. However, every time I check out mainstream hits, I am compelled to immediately hit the mute button. Every song sounds the same. It’s almost as if the way songs become famous has been completely flipped. Rather than a song being so great that it becomes a hit and unites the populace, people nowadays unite to choose which songs are hits and which aren’t. I’m sure many readers would say this is a futile argument because mainstream music has strewn so far from art that it no longer even holds a place in this discussion. However, it could also explain why Danto’s theory is slightly limited. Rather than allowing more and more things to come into acceptance, perhaps music and art progress only in trends. Danto did however say that after enough time, as long as one predicate was a condi-

tion for art, its opposite would eventually become one too. Yet, in the music industry, the opposite didn’t just become a condition, but completely took over from the original predicate (take it as creative genius). This is more of what we’re seeing in the music industry where creative genius is not even a required condition anymore. In summary, society today is quick to dismiss the necessity of standards, claiming that standards are too rigid and can be manipulated too easily by those in higher positions. However, in the music industry, it is clear that quite an argument is a smokescreen for committing the same crime. Today’s music industry with its heavy mind-control/illuminati themes and blatant disregard for the people it sells to is debatably the lowest point for music ever known. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say I’d rather listen to some cavemen playing percussion with branches and rocks than this garbage. It would be nice to think that art evolves through time due to a natural expansion of boundaries but in reality, if we remove standards altogether, sometimes we can lose a whole art form altogether — today we’ve lost music.

Dhruv Chatterjee is a College senior from Kolkata, India.

It’s not uncommon to hear university students, especially those of a more artistic inclination, complaining about the apparently declining quality of modern music. From all the whining that goes on, one might think that music has reverted to its simpler, more humble roots — which is to say that cavemen have resumed banging rocks together. In fact, until recently, I too, was one of those grousing undergraduates. Music has always been my number one passion. Although not the most talented musician, it is rare that I go a day without listening to music and I pride myself on curating the most sophisticated and culturally relevant collection of music possible. My collection of albums (yup, they’re vinyl) numbers greater than 150, and the rest of my music collection takes up countless gigabytes on my laptop. Nothing gives me more pleasure than playing music that other people like, which is why I began learning to DJ in the first place. With the investment of just over $200 and some time over the summer that I would have been wasting anyway, I managed to acquire a DJ controller and the skill set to mix an acceptably lengthy set. Although, much like the other instruments I’ve dabbled in over the years, I’m not yet a particularly skilled DJ, I know enough to keep a party going — and isn’t that what a DJ is there for? The most important lesson I’ve learned in my infinitesimally short tenure as a DJ is that the kind of music I would usually listen to for pleasure isn’t the kind of music that people want to dance to at a party. As much as I love finding the most obscure and musically-fascinating band possible, this just doesn’t cut it on frat row. So, to ensure my success behind the turntables, I had to teach myself as much as possible about party music — especially EDM (“electronic dance music”) and dubstep. This was the music that I used to hate with a passion. It seemed simple: a “four on the floor” beat and some peppy synths supported by a dirty wobble bass — the kind of music a person could make in two hours behind a computer screen. I thought it lacked authenticity — why listen to some guy with a laptop when I could be listening to guitarists who had been honing their skill all their lives? It just didn’t make sense to me. But then, more out of necessity than any desire to diversify my music taste, I started

listening. I had to! No DJ worth his salt would ever go into a set not knowing every bass drop and breakdown of every song on his or her set list. So I listened, and I listened, and much to my chagrin, I started to like the same kind of music that I had eschewed and condemned only weeks earlier. So, what changed? Why, all of a sudden, could I not get the chorus of Avicii’s “Silhouettes” out of my head? I began to understand the key aspect of fully understanding all kinds of music: context. In his 1964 essay “The Artworld,” art critic Arthur Danto postulates that art — in this case, music — is only relevant within its own social and historical context. This context can — and should — be extended to include the intent of the musician in creating his work of art. Consider Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Although one of the most influential concept albums to emerge from the 1970s, only a fool would think to play it at a party. Similarly, EDM and dubstep producers such as Tiësto, Skrillex and Deadmau5 set out to make the ultimate party music — and they’ve certainly done a good job of it. Their music is catchy and lays down a great beat for dancing. It’s high-energy and fun to listen to — in the right context, that is. The same is true of every other genre that music-snobs (myself included) deem trash. We audiophiles seem to think that every track of every album was composed with the intent of being high art. This simply isn’t true, and such an assumption has a way of devaluing the work that other — perhaps more “mainstream” — musicians put into their product. Does this mean that I’m now a huge Justin Beiber fan? Certainly not, but I can dig what he’s getting at. It’s all about context. Listening to the wrong kind of music at the wrong time is a surefire way to hate every note of it. We, as consumers of music, — be it mainstream pop hits or obscure indie — should strive to diversify our tastes by attempting to understand the context of “bad” music. There is good music and there is bad music — there is no question about that — but we haven’t “lost” music. Not by a long shot.

Asst. Editorials Editor Nicholas Bradley is a College sophomore from Skillman, N.J.


Dharma Should In Response: Church and State Drive the Economy Religion is Society’s Moral Yardstick In current times, any talk about the world’s economy usually conjures a sense of negativity in the mind - whether it is inflation in India, unemployment in Spain, the increasing debt on Greece or firms downsizing in the United States. However, Gurcharan Das, an Indian author who graduated from Harvard with honors in Philosophy, adds a philosophical perspective to what the market place is all about. The foundation of Das’ argument is that human nature does not change between societies. Human beings might be licentious and will misbehave in any society, whether it is socialist or capitalist, a democracy or an autocracy. The institution of the market, however, is pure and moral and is based on the Indian notion of dharma. Dharma, according to Das, is related to duty, goodness, justice and law, but primarily teaches individuals to do the right thing. The market system, in this case, is not dependent on the laws that have been created to restrain individuals. Instead, it depends on the behavior of individuals in the market. The sense of dharma in the individual provides the restraint for people who behave with mutual respect in most societies. Common perception in many societies, including the Indian society, is that the market is an efficient but an immoral system. Das believes otherwise. His position is that human beings might be immoral but that the institution of the market is pure. The inherent purpose of the market system is exchange between ordinary human beings who wish to advance their interests. The advancement of these interests can only take place if people trust each other in the market, which happens because of dharma. Dharma provides individuals with internal security because it is based on mutually accepted norms after which they can execute transactions. Gurcharan Das argues that all business relationships are based on the behavior of dharma whether it is about employees, partners or suppliers. When businessmen adhere to dharma, the business is successful. However, companies are often guilty of squeezing employees for profit and these are the ones that lose their employees. The same philosophy applies to companies selling their products to customers. If companies are

dishonest about their products, then customers will not return to them. The dishonest company will be accused of low dharma and its punishment will not be confined solely to the customer purchasing from a competitor but the company will also face the wrath of others because word-of-mouth would cause other customers to stop trusting the company. Hence, the whole market system is contingent on the shared belief that everyone will do the right thing. Das opines that India will always have a successful market economy because India has a long history of encouraging markets. Traditionally, the Indian merchant has secured an important place in society and has always been seen in high regard by society. Historically, India has had a weak state but a strong society, while it’s neighbor, China, has had a strong state with a weak society. Hence, India had warring kingdoms, whereas China built empires. Since the abolishment of the socialist License Raj in 1991, 20 years of capitalist growth have resulted in India becoming the second fastest growing major economy in the world. Just like the past, India has managed to rise from below, ‘despite’ the state, whereas China has managed to grow from above, by creating a solid infrastructure, ‘because’ of the state. Das’ philosophical inspiration comes from the Indian epic, Mahabharata, which was written two thousand years ago. The underlying notion of dharma is prevalent throughout the Mahabharata and is explained as “the moral law that sustains an individual, society and the cosmos.” It is the balance within each human being, which is fundamental in in sustaining the balance in the market place. Thus, when individuals behave according to dharma, there will be order, balance and trust in society. It might take a long time for countries to become economically prosperous again, but dharma might be useful in allowing countries to sustain their prosperity for prolonged periods.

Humans are immoral, but the market is pure.

Aditya Mehta is a College sophomore from Mumbai, India joint majoring in Sociology-Religion and minoring in Global health, Cultures and Society.

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Last week, Oxford College freshman Sid Raju wrote a column on religion in the modern era. He argued that while religions may have been valuable in ages gone by, many of the loudest religious voices today are backward at best and harmful at worst. Today’s nation-state, he claimed, should move to minimize religion’s role in politics and in the public square. I thought that his piece was well thoughtout and that he made a noteworthy case. I also disagree entirely with his assessment. Raju’s concern seems to focus predominately on the actions of those he believes to be in problematic or extreme minorities. When involved with political processes, those groups can exercise power in ways he views as completely out of line. Few would disagree with that assertion, or with the assertion that religious conflict is a major issue in the Middle East. And politicians like Todd Akin, the man responsible for the now-infamous “legitimate rape” comment, are completely indefensible. But even though Raju differentiated between the extremist minority and the benign or positive majority of religious believers and practitioners that, he wrote, can offer real good, he then seems to advocate a position that treats all religion in ways based on his view of the extremists. For example, he wrote that clergy should be urged to “not focus so much on the nuances of the scripture and the literal interpretation of the text, but to adapt the teachings into a modern context.”

If the majority of religious adherents are, in fact, harmless or beneficial to society as Raju claims, why should clergy adapt their teachings to modernity when it would seem that they’ve already been doing a good job? It would be unnecessary. Raju, in my opinion, maintains a perspective that is all too common in the modern progressive age: because something is old or traditional, it either no longer holds the same value or will inevitably outgrow its usefulness. This view would diminish the value of anything, including religion, that is not frequently “updated” to the modern context. But what of historic secular philosophers and thinkers like Plato, Socrates or Confucius? If their writings are old, why are those authors still so influential today? These writers inspire because their words speaks to larger ideas, truths, and questions that transcend mere moments in history. The exact same thing is true of religious texts and practices. They have survived and flourished for millennia because they address greater ideas, truths, and realities about God and the world, and seek to help explain how mankind should best go about relating to that God and that world. Matters of scripture and tradition and the task of relating faith to the modern era are not polar opposites, as Raju seems to suggest, but are part of the same process of moral instruction. By probing scriptural nuances and lifting interpretations up for consideration, religious leaders bring larger truths into focus for their followers and offer direction for how best

to engage with the modern world. This isn’t an easy process. Literalism can arise in undesirable ways, and religious conflicts can become brutal. But those bad events cannot outweigh the good done in the name of religion in the public square. Religious hospitals, homeless shelters, community legal clinics and food pantries serve cities and towns around the world. Aid organizations like World Vision and CARE send billions of dollars overseas annually in the name of relief and development. Religious leaders worldwide care for the oppressed, the hopeless, and the downtrodden every day. King. Gandhi. Mother Teresa. Bonhoeffer. Their work, too, was done in the name of religion. Would we lose their contributions as well if religion were excluded from politics or the public square? Those exact forms of good are the reason religion has been such a major force in America. They are why Thomas Jefferson, in his famous letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, advocated the separation of church and state: Jefferson sought not to protect the state from the church’s involvement, but the church from the state’s encroachment. Almost all the Founders, even if they were not themselves religious, knew how powerful churches were as morally formative institutions and wanted to foster that moral strength in American society.

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



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f you love music, chances are that you are a criminal. No, you have probably not broken into a friend’s home to steal his album or rip audio off of the Internet to distribute to hundreds of people for profit. But download an album from a free file-sharing network? Copy an album from iTunes onto a blank disk as a birthday present for your mother? You have broken the law. As the school year begins, frugal college students will be searching for various ways to save money. Illegally downloading music online has become a widespread solution for

budget-conscious youth. In this electronic age, the Internet allows for instant information with the click of a button. Students have grown up with this technological advantage in their daily lives. Illegal music-streaming websites are a major source for students’ tunes. Their wallets are thin, and in this era of instant gratification, driving to a record store may take too much effort. Free online music becomes that much more appealing. However, this convenient fix for your Bieber Fever is not appreciated by all. Although millions of people illegally

download and share free tunes, the American government and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) are vehemently fighting against unauthorized copying of music. File-sharing networks such as Napster have been shut down, and lawsuits can result in high fines and even jail sentences. Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum was fined $675,000 for only 30 illegally downloaded songs. Other cases of students facing charges for such behavior have also been reported. On a smaller scale, Emory University is also fighting piracy. Students who acquire

MUSIC FEATURE If the afterschool-program-turned-rap-collective Y.N. RichKids has not rocked your world yet, hop on over to YouTube quick. “Hot Cheetos & Takis” is a rare treat, the kind of infectious, in-your-head-for-days summer jam that comes but once a year. A slew of precious guest verses, a bumpin’ bassline and a shout-along chorus make this song as crunchy and addictive as the high-calorie gas station treats it describes. Munch on it.

Outside the Emory Bubble, Best Bites of the Summer By Evan Mah Editor in Chief

2. Heaven: The Walkmen

Who said brooding indie rockers can’t have team spirit? Try telling that to The Walkmen, a Brooklyn-based five-piece that celebrated their tenth year as a band this May with the release of Heaven, their tightest, catchiest and most accessible album yet. The title track is a commemoration of their decade-long friendship that sees the suited-up group letting loose for the musical equivalent of a group high-five. “Don’t leave me, oh, you’re my best friend/ all of my life, you’ve always been,” frontman Hamilton Leithauser pleads before mounting into an energetic, surf-rock chorus worthy of a fist-pump.

Summer Tracks You Shouldn’t Have Missed (But probably did)

By Lane Billings Associate Editor 3. Adorn: Miguel

One of my favorite music critics called this song “our generation’s ‘Sexual Healing,’” and I’d say he was right on the money. “Adorn,” the single off of R&B savant Miguel’s upcoming Kaleidoscope Dream: The Water Preview, is an inventive soul classic in the vein of Frank Ocean and Marvin Gaye. Employing throbbing bass, hiccupped vocals and layered harmonies, “Adorn” is a creative take on the classic “come-on-over plea” that strikes a perfect balance of smoothness and texture. It sounds familiar in good ways and fresh in even better ones. If you’ve not been introduced to Miguel yet — his big break feels inevitable — this is the perfect place to start.

4. Pyramids: Frank Ocean

Odd Future’s silken-throated Frank Ocean made a huge statement this summer with Channel Orange, an absurdly creative neo-soul album that peaked at #2 on the Billboard charts. Arguably the best song off of it, “Pyramids” is an R&B epic poem and a nine-minute masterpiece. It sounds like the super beautiful sonic baby of Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix. The story’s distinctly Ocean’s, though, and from what I can gather, it involves a very sad man who is desperately in love with a prostitute. Relinquish your need to understand what, exactly, is going on, and let “Pyramids” work its weird magic—nine-minute songs this consistently exciting don’t come around every day.

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their music illegally are at risk for suspension of online network access and further disciplinary action. Emory does not protect students from the courts for crimes as simple as giving a friend a copied CD of copyrighted songs. Other schools are cracking down as well. Florida Gulf Coast University has implemented Red Lambda, software that searches the school’s network for illegal files and identifies the user. Hundreds of students have had their Internet suspended.

For those disillusioned with this summer’s Top 40 offerings, here’s some international electro-pop with plenty of uplift to go around. The Very Best is a collaboration between London-based DJ/production duo Radioclit and Esau Mwamwaya, a singer from Malawi. “We OK,” the single off of the group’s new album MTMTMK, was co-written by chart-topping wizard Bruno Mars and heavily features international hip-hop star K’Naan. It’s an unpredictable, flavor-packed delight that will have you dancing before you know what’s what.

Three years ago, when I was a freshman, the restaurant world seemed so small. I was trapped in the Emory Bubble — a meal in the Emory Village was a treat; eating off campus felt like opening a present on Christmas morning. This summer I escaped the bubble, lived in Midtown and, for the first time, had a car. As the dining intern at Atlanta magazine, I was also responsible for knowing every bit of food news out there. Over the three months I spent eating around the city there were six dishes that stood out to me. Some of the restaurants may be a tinge pricey for a college budget, but if your parents are still around helping you unpack, tell them that you love them and that you deserve this one last treat before they leave.

Fried Chicken & Pimento Cheese Biscuit ($6) Empire State South 999 Peachtree Street Northeast #140 Back in May, Hugh Acheson, former contestant and current judge of “Top Chef,” took top honors in the Best Chef Southeast category awarded by the James Beard Foundation. Acheson’s restaurant, Empire State South, has captivated Atlantans with its energized take on Southern cuisine. While the kitchen serves a mean dinner, don’t overlook this breakfast gem: crispy fried chicken and sharp pimento cheese sitting comfortably between an airy, buttery biscuit. Mornings never tasted so good.

H&F Burger ($10) Holeman & Finch 2277 Peachtree Road Northeast No burger in the city beats Holeman & Finch’s nationally-recognized one. The design is simple —

H&F bread, two 4 oz. patties made of ground chuck and brisket, two slices of Kraft American Singles, julienne red onions and three butter pickles — but the result is a religious revival. They only make 24 burgers a night, Monday through Friday starting at 10 p.m. (get there at 8 to reserve one), but they’re served all day during brunch on Sundays.

Rotisserie Chicken ($11) Las Brasas 310 East Howard Avenue If there were ever a place Emory students should love, it’s Las Brasas. This Peruvian shack serves up superb rotisserie chicken at prices that would make even a Chinese restaurant nervous. For $6, get half a chicken that feeds two people with sides. For $11, get a whole chicken. Don’t miss out on the herby green sauce that goes

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Discovering Atlanta Arts, An Insight into the Stars By Stephanie Minor Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor In an effort to get Emory students out of their comfort zones and into Atlanta’s vibrant arts scene, Christopher Manos, the longtime executive producer of Theater of the Stars, highlighted his company’s sixdecade impact on Atlanta, what it’s like to work with the Fox Theatre and why we should all see The King and I on Sept. 5. Theater of the Stars — formerly Theater Under the Stars — was enthusiastically founded in 1953 as a non-profit organization (with the

THE KING & I Sept. 5-11 Fox Theatre Tickets start at $34 support of Mayor Hartsfield, I might add), though seven years in, the small company badly needed direction and star power. By 1960, Manos had been cavorting around the Big Apple for nearly a decade, working for the Theater Guild and forming his own theater production business, known as M and M Theater Company. While in New York City, Manos

transitioned from producing plays to putting on musicals. So when Manos met and married Atlanta ballerina Glen Ryman, and they subsequently moved to Georgia, Theater of the Stars snatched him up. “At that time, Theater of the Stars needed a producer. So we got together, and I’ve been there ever since,” Manos said. “The fit seemed to work very well, and we’ve been producing musicals and plays and operas and ballets.” Manos attracted a star-studded cast, including — but not limited

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Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012


Fall Movie Season Ripe with Action-Packed Flicks By Uyen Hoang Contributing Writer As the summer blockbuster season comes to an end, a wave of Oscarworthy movies approaches theaters this fall that promise many intriguing and comedic tales. If you’re looking for thought-provoking dramas and thrilling adventures, here are a few for you: After a four-year hiatus due to the bankruptcy of Metro-GoldwynMayer (MGM), “Skyfall” (Nov. 9) finally hits theaters, marking the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise that began with “Dr. No” in 1962. In “Skyfall,” Daniel Craig (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) returns as the notorious MI6 agent James Bond, who is missing and presumed dead after an aborted operation in Istanbul. As the day unfolds, it is revealed that the identities of every active MI6 undercover agent have been leaked onto the Internet. As a result, M, the Head of Secret Intelligence Service, is under the government’s scrutiny for her mismanagement. Bond is back to save M. But as secrets from M’s past come back to haunt her, Bond finds it challenging to maintain his loyalty. If you liked to play “good cop/ bad cop” as a child, “Gangster Squad” (Jan. 11) is the movie for you. Based on a true story, director Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”) and writer Will Beall (“Castle”) retell the story of Mickey Cohen and his golden time

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Among the fall’s most anticipated is “Skyfall,” the latest installment of the Bond saga. Daniel Craig returns as the notorious MI6 Agent James Bond. Other movies set for release this season include Gangster Squad,” “Cosmopolis” and “Bachelorette.” as America’s most notorious mobster. The film is set in Los Angeles in 1948. Cohen (Sean Penn, “Milk”), the town’s Godfather, plans to have the entire West Coast tied up in his crime ring. With the protection of numerous police and politicians, Mickey is seemingly invincible. Yet, a team of LAPD outsiders led by

Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin, “True Grit”) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) is determined to destroy Mickey. In contrast to its thrills and violence, “Gangster Squad” features a budding romance between the unlikely couple Jerry Wooters and Mickey’s courtesan, Grace Faraday (Emma

Stone, “The Help”). Following their on-screen romance in “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” Gosling and Stone are bound to be one of the most anticipated duos this fall. Another of the fall’s biggest films, “Cosmopolis” (Aug. 17), offers a brief look into the confound mind of a fallen man. Leading actor Robert

Pattinson transitions from lovesick vampire Edward in “The Twilight Saga” to stoic billionaire Eric Packer Set in a futuristic New York City, Eric is trapped in a traffic jam caused by a full-fledged protest against capitalism. Anticipating his downfall after losing a bet, Eric follows a path of destructive behavior, killing his body-

guards and pursuing his assassins. Based on the eponymous novel by Don Lellilo, “Cosmopolis” promises a thrilling and seductive tale. It was well-received at the Cannes Film Festival last May, and most critics agree that the cast and the director have successfully displayed Lellilo’s big ideas onto the screen. Amid the action-packed fall movie season there exists some comedic relief. In the vein of 2011’s popular comedy “Bridesmaids,” “Bachelorette” (Sept. 7) promises laughter and tears as yet another bride walks down the aisle. As the amiable Becky (Rebel Wilson, “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”) ties the knot with her fiancé, her high school friends and former bullies are reunited as her confidants. The eccentric wedding party includes the overachieving maid of honor Regan (Kristen Dunst, “Melancholia”), the smart aleck Gena (Lizzy Caplan) and the party girl Katie (Isla Fetcher, “Confessions of a Shopaholic”). The trio soon realizes that being a bridesmaid is not an easy task. A mishap with the wedding dress sends them into a frenzied adventure complete with chaos and unlikely romance. Whether you seek an actionpacked thriller or a sidesplitting comedy, there’s something for everybody. With so many choices for this fall’s movie season, there is no wrong decision.

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to — Robert Goulet (Camelot), Madeline Kahn (Hello Dolly!) and Debbie Reynolds (The Unsinkable Molly Brown). But some of Manos’ other Theater of the Stars endeavors had a more enduring impact on Atlanta. In 1964, Manos formed the Grand Opera in the Park after the New York City Opera, which used to come to Atlanta every year, decided the annual journey down South was too expensive. Performing in Chastain Park, the Grand Opera featured 11 operas from ’64 to ’70. Allegedly, Grand Opera in the Park paved the way for the Atlanta Opera, though, according to Manos, “Atlanta opera has a complicated early life,” he said. Ten years after Theater of the Stars dabbled in opera, the theater com-

pany capitalized on another Atlanta shortcoming: the absence of black theater companies. In 1974, Manos formed Just Us, the city’s first-ever black theater group. “We had a wonderful run,” Manos said. “But then in the 80s, we turned [Just Us] over to a group that was African American because we started to get problems, what with a white organization producing a black theater company.” Zaron Burnett, who has worked for Just Us since it severed ties with Theater of the Stars, claimed that Manos created the black theater group for funding reasons. Worried about Maynard Jackson’s new role as the first African American mayor of Atlanta, Manos founded Just Us to keep government funds flowing to Theater of the Stars, according to Burnett. Beyond the historical impact

Theater of the Stars had on Atlanta, Manos touched on his company’s transition — due to sound issues — from the Atlanta Civic Center to the Fox Theatre in 1988 and the need to “balance out” each season with a variety of shows. “We’re a family-oriented company, so you want a children’s show. You want a show that’s just off Broadway,” Manos said. “You want a classic that’s considered one of the 20 or 30 great musicals of all time, and you try to put all of that together.” Theater of the Stars’ production of The King and I, featuring Victoria Mallory and Ronobir Lahiri, is one of those all-time greats. From Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, this production of one of Roger and Hammerstein’s most famous musicals will offer Atlanta theatergoers both youthful energy and classic romance. So why should Emory students

venture away from Clifton, Clairmont and North Decatur to revel in the dizzying grandeur of the Fox or the courtly life of Siam recreated by Theater of the Stars? “Because if they weren’t taken to a musical by their mothers or grandmothers when they were young, then it’s very difficult to get someone once they’ve grown up to take on new tastes,” Manos implored. “If I get a kid in my theater that 11 or 12-yearsold, I’ve got ‘em for life. And, you know, musical theater is a distinct American tradition.” Perhaps you’ve already surpassed the child-like wonder you might’ve experienced at your first musical, but it’s never too late to get lost in someone else’s story. And it’s never too late to explore a city brimming with history … just don’t get lost in it!

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Holeman & Finch’s $10 burger has received national recognition.

Burgers, Biscuits, Catfish and Rolls, Something for Everyone Continued from Page 9 with this moist bird. Heads up: the only seating is outside.

Lobster Roll (Market Price, $14 at the time) The Optimist 914 Howell Mill Rd. Ford Fry (JCT Kitchen, No. 246) opened this nautical-themed restaurant over the summer, and for anyone who thinks a seafood-centric restaurant in a land-locked city is a bad idea, think again. While raw oysters and Georgia shrimp are prime pickings, Fry’s lobster roll is the best in town. Plump lobster meat is stuffed between a buttery bun and served with some greasy chips that pair surprisingly well.

Fried Catfish Plate ($14) Watershed on Peachtree 1820 Peachtree Road Northwest This landmark Atlanta restaurant

closed last year in Decatur only to reopen this year in Buckhead. Joe Truex has replaced Scott Peacock as head chef, and the former kitschy interior now boasts a sleek, woodsy feel. The North Carolina fried catfish is notable for its robust texture. The firecracker green beans prepared with fish sauce make for a fascinating side. To drink, order a glass of Wind Gap from Russian River Valley.

Pan-fried Sole Fillets ($25) Lure 1106 Crescent Ave NE The Fifth Group Restaurant (Ecco, La Tavola) also opened a seafoodcentric restaurant over the summer. Lure’s meaty, pan-fried sole fillets are topped with breadcrumbs and come in a brown-butter caper sauce. For dessert, check out the bread pudding, which is encased in coconut and hides a layer of guava inside.

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Theater of the Stars’ production of The King and I opens Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre. Manos considers the musical among the greatest of all time and encourages Emory students to attend.

Students, Industry Executives Butt Heads Over Piracy Laws Continued from Page 9 Though such crimes may seem minor, music piracy takes a financial toll on both musicians and the music industry. According to the RIAA, nearly $13 billion, 70,000 jobs and $2 billion in wages are lost each year due to music theft. Between 1999 and 2009, an increase in the rate of illegal music purchases was correlated with a decrease in the employment of musicians. Many students are willing to speak openly about their illegal downloading practices, demonstrating just how petty a crime music piracy is viewed as by college youth. College senior Ramya Anantharaman admits to pirating music and recognizes the effect of

the growing importance of bills over thrills. “Music is far too commercialized,” she said, “It’s no longer an experience. It loses its artistic value.” But should music be so commercial? Is the main purpose of a melody to milk each note for every dollar it’s worth? Within America’s consumer culture, has the true essence of music been lost? Music stems from an artist’s imagination, creativity and soul. Some say it is a medium through which a musician’s feelings can connect to the listener on a personal level. Fans sing loudly off key, dance clumsily until they collapse and, sometimes, even shed tears. Is such genuine enjoyment meant to be experienced with strict monetary

limitations? to allow listeners to download music Piracy’s larger economic implica- for free, and then provide the option tions might not be a primary concern to pay the band a voluntary donation. among many college Many people would students, who view give money because “Music is far too comattempts at limiting they appreciate the their music avail- mercialized. It’s no longer musicians.” ability as stringent However, benan experience. It loses its and overbearing. efits of music piracy artistic value.” College senior are not only recAdebambo Adedire ognized by fans. — Ramya Anantharaman, Robin Pecknold, thinks the American government is fightCollege senior lead singer of ing music piracy the American indie wrong way. folk band Fleet “There is someFoxes, supports free thing more commeronline music downcialized with a consumerist mindset loads and reflects the pro-availability that comes with forcefully setting a mindset often found among college price to [music]. ... Instead of fighting students. piracy,” he suggests, “it is a better idea “[Illegal online downloading] was

how I was exposed to almost all of the music that I love to this day, and still that’s the easiest way to find really obscure stuff,” Pecknold said to BBC News. “I’ve discovered so much music through that medium. That will be true of any artist my age, absolutely.” Other artists share Pecknold’s feelings. Alternative rock band Radiohead is affiliated with the Featured Artists’ Coalition, a nonprofit organization striving for a stronger relationship between musicians and fans without the overwhelming influence of the money-grubbing music industry. In 2007, the band offered a free download of their new album In Rainbows on its website. Just as fans strive for music without financial limitations, many artists realize that

the purpose of their songs is to be sung, not sold. Our generation, with its insatiable hunger for quick information, is impatient. Until a solution is implemented, consumers will continue to download music illegally. If opposition to music piracy is not met with compromise, the quality of the way college students experience music may suffer. An intense excitement comes from the first listen of a newly discovered song. Unless the music industry adapts to this digital age and realizes how important this kind of experience is to the masses, the industry itself will deteriorate along with its revenue.

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made. Feldman scored the “golden goal” to notch Emory’s second victory of the season. Freshman defender Ally Peterson sent a pass to Feldman, who then netted the ball on a point-blank shot from inside the box. The goal was Feldman’s first golden goal of her career and capped off a big weekend for the sophomore. In addition to the game-winning goal in Sunday’s game, Feldman also made a few critical plays in Saturday’s contest. Feldman assisted Emory’s first goal against Messiah and she also drew the foul to set up Mullins’ game-winning penalty kick. Feldman now leads all Emory players with three points this season. “She just kept attacking and kept running at the team, and for her to get those results was amazing,” Mullins said. “The whole team was incredibly proud of her, but that is just the way Emily is. She is just a great player all

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the way around.” The Eagles finished the game with a total of 25 shots, which included five that were on goal. Emory’s defense had another outstanding performance, limiting the Diplomats’ offense to just three shots, one of which was on goal. Senior goalkeeper Erica Stein started in goal for Emory and played throughout the first half of the game. Stein made one save in the 45 minutes that she played. Leonard took over for Stein in the second frame and played for both overtime periods as well. Despite not having to stop one shot, Leonard was credited with the win for the Eagles. The team will now focus its attention to the Meredith College National Invitational Classic in Raleigh, N.C., where Emory will play its next match against third-ranked Johns Hopkins University (Md.) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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After tying Brewton-Parker College in their season opener, the Eagles are now 20-9-2 all-time in seasonopening matches. Friday’s match was Emory’s first season-opening tie for the team since 1982.

Eagles Tie, Lose in Two Tough Games Continued from The Back Page the game, however, near the end of regulation. In the 85th minute of play, freshman defender Matt Sherr scored off a free kick by senior defender David Garofalo. “What some of the early games are all about, we want to see what the newcomers can do in pressure situations,” Travis said. “And I really think Matt Sherr was the player of the match for us in the first game.” The goal was Sherr’s first, while Garofalo, who led the team with assists in the 2011-2012 season, picked up his first helper of the season on the play. At the end of regulation whistle the score remained tied at 1-1, and the game went into overtime. In both overtime periods Emory had opportunities to win. On a breakaway play in the first overtime, junior forward Andrew Jones had a shot on goal that went just wide of the net. In the second overtime, Sherr had the opportunity to score his second tally of the game when he headed the ball off a long throw in by sophomore defender Jeffrey Cochran.

The Barons’ goalkeeper, however, managed to prevent the goal. “I thought the opportunity was there, I thought defensively we played a very solid game. We had outstanding goal keeping from Aram Keteyian,” Travis said. “We had a little bit of frustration not scoring, but

“I thought... that we had the better position, we created more opprotunites. They are just not falling.” — Sonny Travis head coach we are creating opportunities.” Senior Keteyian played the entire 110 minutes of the game, managing five saves. Kean University bested Emory 1-0 in another overtime game Saturday. Despite having played a double overtime match the night before, Travis said his players came out with high levels of energy and battled for the entirety of the game.

“Our guys came out and played their hearts out,” Travis said. “I was very, very pleased, and I thought once again that we had the better position, we created more opportunities. They are just not falling and it is frustrating, but we will work through it and that is going to improve, I guarantee it.” After 90 minutes of scoreless play, the game moved to extra time. But just a little over two minutes into the first overtime, the Cougars netted the golden goal to claim a 1-0 victory. “Any time you lose in overtime, it’s frustrating” Travis said. “We have to find a way to get that goal in overtime before they do, and we will continue to work at it. It is not a lack of effort, that is for sure.” Despite being held scoreless in the game, the Eagles had a 19-15 advantage in shots. Keteyian, who again made five saves, took the loss for Emory in his second start of the season. The Eagles will now focus their attention to their final game of the three-game homestand tonight against Maryville College (Tenn.) at 7 p.m. at the Woodruff P.E. Center.

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David Garofalo,

Q&A Men’s Soccer Defender Garofalo is a senior from Macon, Ga. He led the team with five assists in the 2011 season and is one the co-captains this year.

What advice do you have for the freshmen? DG: Avoid the DUC before practice.

When did you first start playing soccer? DG: I started playing when I was three years old.

How did you pick number 13? DG: It is a family number.

What do you like most about soccer? DG: It’s constant movement

What is your favorite professional sports team? DG: Arsenal FC

Who is your favorite athlete? DG: Jack Wilshere

What are your post-graduation plans? Emory athletics

Sophomore outside hitter Kate Bowman led Emory’s offense in the first game against Rhodes College. Bowman had 10 kills in the Eagles’ season-opening match.

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DG: Euro trip

Do you have any pre-game rituals or routines? DG: I hang out in the training room.

What are your goals for the team this year? DG: Win the UAA and make a run at the national tournament.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not playing soccer? DG: Watch college football.

Continued from The Back Page honoree senior Breanah Bourque registered seven attacks and attained her 11th block of the day against the Generals. The presence of Bourque in the front court is a constant reminder that even though the Eagles this year are young, there is still savvy, experienced leadership on the team. As a captain, Bourque plans to lead her younger teammates by example. “[I am going to lead] just by being myself, working hard and enjoying playing volleyball and spending the weekend with everyone,” Bourque wrote in an email to the Wheel. “Nothing too special.” McDowell, however, considers the leadership of Bourque and the other three seniors on the team to be so exemplary that it will take the Eagles far this year. “We have great leadership with Alex, Breanah, Alena Ransom and Taylor Trew, our four seniors, so I know we are in good hands,” McDowell wrote. In the team’s next match against the Centre College Colonels (1-3),

Bourque paced the Eagles to a 3-0 victory with a 12-kill effort. The Eagles were tested in the first and third games but secured an easy win in game two. Erwin once again delivered an

“I will not be surprised if we are one of the top teams in the country ... when the National Championship is up for grabs” — Jenny McDowell, head coach impressive with 22 digs, while sophomore Dana Holt ran the show like Magic on the Showtime Lakers with a huge 37 assists. Bowman recorded eight kills and two aces. In the final match of the Invitational, the Eagles continued their success with a 3-0 win against Hanover College. The Panthers kept things close in games one and two (25-20, 25-20), but the Eagles made quick work of them in game three


(25-12). Bourque recorded four blocks, while Miles (37 assists) and Erwin (13 digs) shone once again in their fourth collegiate game. After the tournament, Bourque was pleased with the team’s performance in the Invitational. However, she always seeks ways to improve and is looking forward to the post-season. “There were points over the tournament where you could see how great this team is going to be, which makes me really excited to work hard so [that] we are always playing at that level come November,” Bourque wrote. McDowell was satisfied as well with this weekend’s results, but she knows that the best is yet to come. “I think this team will continue to improve every week because they are so hungry to carry the legacy of previous teams,” McDowell wrote. “I will not be surprised if we are one of the top teams in the country come November when the National Championship is up for grabs.”

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Senior defender David Garofalo has played in 46 games for the Eagles. He has scored two goals and six assists in his Emory career.

1. The not-quite champions Houston Texans: 1961 AFC Champions. So reads a shirt that, at least through Sunday, was available in Old Navy Stores around the country. As a die-hard Texans fan, your knowledgeable On Fire correspondent knows for a fact that the Houston Texans did not win the 1961 AFC Championship. In fact, the Houston Texans did not even exist in 1961. In fact, the AFC did not even exist in 1961. So is this just a completely massive epic failure on the part of Old Navy (better known as the forgotten youngest sibling of Banana Republic and the Gap)? A simple mind may settle for that explanation — however, your intrepid On Fire correspondent is anything but a simple mind. There must be some logical, rational reason for this mistake. Aristotle believed that the law is reason free from passion, and your pedantic On Fire correspondent holds that the same is true of investigative reporting. With a head full of reason and a heart free of passion, let us investigate. A simple Wikipedia search of the 1961 American Football League (which your encyclopedic On Fire correspondent, due to his (or her) extensive knowledge of professional football history, knew was the precursor to the AFC) reveals that the champions that year were none other than the Houston Oilers. Already, the pieces are beginning to fall into place. But wait — there’s more! The Oilers beat the San Diego Chargers of the AFL West Division to win the championship. Who finished second to the Chargers? None other than the Dallas Texans. Tireless investigator that he (or she) is, your dashing On Fire correspondent was not willing to believe that the conspiracy ended there. After endlessly analyzing the data from every other professional football season ever played, a disturbing fact became apparent — the Dallas Texans won the 1962 AFL Championship, beating the defending champion Houston Oilers. Now, a quick summary of dry and boring yet vital information in the conspiracy: After 1962, the Dallas Texans moved to Kansas City to become the Chiefs; In 1996, the Houston Oilers moved to Tennessee to become the Titans; In 2002, Houston regained an NFL franchise, and it was named the Texans. In 2011, the Texans won the AFC South Championship.Is what happened clear to you yet? No? Well, for those of you not as cunning as your brilliant On Fire correspondent, here is how all these puzzle pieces fit together: Old Navy wished to celebrate the Texans 2011 AFC South Championship. However, they wanted to confirm that they had their information right. To do that, much as your fearless On Fire Correspondent did at the beginning of his (or her) investigation, they looked up on Wikipedia the 2011 NFL season. However, for reasons that for the present at least are unknown, they mistakenly typed in 1961 instead of 2011, and AFL instead of NFL. They must have then been redirected to a page containing the information for every AFL season premerger with the NFL in 1970. The information for the 1961 and the 1962 seasons would have been right next to each other. They must have seen that the Oilers won the 1961 Championship. There would be a link to the team they beat — the Chargers. Clicking that link must have led to another about the team the Chargers beat — the Dallas Texans. The confusion of the poor Old Navy employee, who to be completely honest probably lives in India and speaks little to no English, is quite understandable. Then, when he clicked back three times, his (or her) page must have moved slightly, and he was now looking at the information for the 1962 season — in which, if you recall, the Dallas Texans were the AFL Champions. Then his boss calls him screaming in some language other than English asking where the god d*&! 2011 Houston Texans Championship shirts are, and what does he do? He panics. He sees a year ending in a one. He seems a team from Houston, and a championship for them. He sees a team called the Texans, and a championship for them. He sees a group of football teams called the American Football something. The result is these lovely Old Navy T-shirts. And your stylish On Fire correspondent cannot wait to get his (or her) hands on one of these bad boys.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Sports Editor: Elizabeth Weinstein


Women’s Soccer The Eagles’ victory over NCAA Division III top-ranked Messiah College on Saturday marked the program’s fourth win over a No. 1-ranked team. It was Emory’s first time to do so since Oct. 23, 1998.

Men’s Soccer In his collegiate debut, freshman defender Matt Sherr scored the Eagles’ lone goal in Friday’s tie game against Brewton-Parker College. Sherr became the first Emory player to score in his first collegiate game since Ben Schlang (‘12B), who scored two goals against Guilford College in 2008.

Cross Country Emory University will host the 2012 NCAA Division III South/Southeast Region Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. The Championships will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10. They will take place at the Nash Farm Battlefield in Hampton, Ga.

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Eagles Beat Elite Foe in Dramatic Fashion By Elizabeth Weinstein Sports Editor The sixth-ranked women’s soccer team opened up its 2012 season with a pair of spectacular overtime victories last weekend. Sept. 1 The Eagles first EMORY 2, faced the defending MESSIAH national champions COLLEGE 0 Messiah College (Pa.) on Saturday, Sept. 2 and then traveled to EMORY 1, play Franklin and FRANKLIN & Marshall College MARSH 0 (Pa.) on Sunday. In both games, Emory fought hard to get the results that they had hoped for. The Eagles now sit at 2-0-0 on the season. “We played really well. It was definitely a battle both games for very different reasons,” senior midfielder Clare Mullins said. “Our team played really well and we fought really hard and we put in a lot of work to get the two results out of it.” In both games, Emory’s defense had dominant outings and shut down its opponents. In the 200 minutes played between the two games, the Eagles allowed just 12 shots, only four of which were on goal. After falling to Messiah College in the final round of the NCAA Tournament last fall, the Eagles were eager to open their 2012 season with a rematch against the defending national champions. “We knew going into it that we all had high hopes,” Mullins said. “But it was just a hard battle … we had actually nothing to lose, we were the underdogs and we fought the entire time.” Both teams came out strong and determined, but the Eagles were the first to get on the scoreboard. Sophomore transfer forward

Karina Rodriguez scored at 28:39 in her Emory debut to give the Eagles an early 1-0 lead. Sophomore forward Emily Feldman originally took a shot from the left side of the field, but Messiah’s goalkeeper made the save. Rodriguez managed to get the rebound and put it to the back of the net. “It gives us the boost of adrenaline that we need to carry us throughout the game … if you can go up early and set the tone, you can keep them on their heels and keep attacking,” Mullins said. The Falcons were quick to respond with a goal of their own in the 31st minute to make it a tie game. The Eagles defense was able to block the initial shot, but it deflected to Falcons’ freshman forward Trisha Tshudy, who sent the ball back towards the net for the equalizer. “When they tied it up it was kinda a blow,” Mullins said. “But [also] it was just kinda more motivation to finish the way we started the game, which was ahead.” After the first 45 minutes of play, the Eagles had a 5-3 advantage in shots. However, in the second frame, Messiah began to pick up some momentum, as they took the first five shots of the period. The Eagles began to regain their dominance midway through the second half, and they created a few close opportunities to take the lead. Their best chance came in the 66th minute when Mullins headed a shot towards the net, but it bounced off the crossbar. With 90 minutes gone in the game and the two teams tied at 1-1, the game had to be decided in extra time. Neither team managed a shot in the overtime period until Mullins’ penalty kick at the 96:21 mark.

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Emory opened up its 2012 season with two road wins last weekend. The Eagles first defeated the topranked Messiah College, marking the program’s first road victory against a No.1-ranked opponent. Feldman drew a foul to set up the penalty kick for Mullins, which she was able to sink in the back of the net for her fifth game-winning goal of her career, and to lift the Eagles to a 2-1 victory over the top-ranked defending national champions. “It was a very surreal experience, and I was lucky I had the chance to take the penalty kick,” Mullins said. “It was nerve-racking, but I was happy I could execute the way my team needed me to.” Senior goalkeeper Kaele Leonard was in goal for the Eagles for the second half of the game and the overtime period. Leonard was credited with the win

box to set up a penalty kick with just a little under four minutes left to play. Mullins took the kick for the Eagles and had the possibility of scoring her second game-winning penalty kick of the weekend. However, the Diplomats’ goalkeeper made the save to send the game into extra time. In the first overtime period, Rodriguez shot a ball towards the net, but it went just wide and the game to remained scoreless. It was not until the 108th minute of play in the second overtime period that the first goal of the game was

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for Emory. The Eagles’ defense also played a key role in the match, as they held the sixth-ranked Messiah offense to just three shots on goal in the game. Despite fighting through a long and intense game Saturday, the Eagles came out strong and dominant in Sunday’s match against Franklin and Marshall College. While the Eagles controlled the majority of the game, neither team scored in regulation.After 90 minutes of 0-0 play, the Eagles were forced to enter another overtime duel. Emory did have a chance to claim in the win regulation. The Eagles drew a foul inside the

Team Finishes Third Men, Women Open in Home Tournament Season on Good Note By Elizabeth Weinstein Sports Editor The men’s soccer team opened up its 2012 season hosting the Sonny Carter Invitational on Friday and Aug. 31 Saturday, where EMORY 1, they faced the BREWTONBr ew t o n - P a r ke r PARKER 1 College Barons and Sept. 1 Kean University EMORY 0, KEAN (N.J.). The Eagles man- UNIVERSITY 1 aged a tie in a double overtime thriller Friday, but were unable to produce in a loss Saturday. The Eagles finished the Invitational with a 0-1-1 record, which was good for third place, while Oglethorpe University claimed first with a 2-0-0 mark. “I think we played alright, but we can definitely play much better,” senior defender Andrew Natalino said. “I think we showed some poten-

tial, we created a lot of chances ... we just had to put our shots away.” In the season opener Friday against the Barons, the Eagles battled back from an early deficit to save a 1-1 tie in double overtime. Emory fell behind in the first half after Brewton-Parker took advantage of an Emory defensive mishap to take a 1-0 lead. In the 20th minute of play, an intended clearing pass was intercepted by the Barons’ junior forward Adam Beattie just outside of the box and quickly converted into a goal. “We are going to give a goal up every now and then; that is part of the game,” Head Coach Sonny Travis said. “And we are just going to have to bounce back.” The Barons maintained their 1-0 lead throughout the first half and most of the second. The Eagles finally managed to tie

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Senior defender Andrew Natalino had five shots in the Eagles’ first two games of the season. The Eagles are now 0-1-1 on the season.

By Bennett Ostdiek Asst. Sports Editor The men’s and women’s cross country teams began their respective seasons Saturday at the Sewanee/ Berry Invitational. The women’s squad finished the meet in second place out of 14 teams, while the men came in fourth of 15. In cross country, a team’s score is the sum of the finishing positions of its top five runners, and the lowest score wins. “I was pleased,” Head Coach John Curtin said. “You have to start somewhere, and this was a good start and the first step.” The women’s side finished with 78 points, well behind the only Division I school competing in the meet, Mississippi State (Miss.). Mississippi State finished the meet with a total of 15 points. However, the Eagles finished comfortably ahead of third place Centre College (Ky.), who scored with 98 points. University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) finished fourth, and King College (Tenn.) finished fifth. The men ended the meet with 110 points. Mississippi State won once again with a final tally of 36 points. Cumberlands and Bryan College (Tenn.) rounded out the top three, and King College finished fifth. “I am happy with the performance of the team,” junior Eddie Mulder said. “It was good to get our first race under our belts. This was a good starting place for us.” The women were led by junior Sarah Klass, who came in 15th place out of 138 runners and completed the 6k course in 24:16. Right behind Klass were senior Calley Edwards and sophomore Tamara Surtees, who finished in 18th and 19th places with times of 24:26 and 24:28, respectively. Other scorers for the Eagles included sophomore Hannah Smith, finishing in 22nd with a time of 24:32, and freshman Aileen Rivell, whose 24:34 effort was good enough

for a 24th place finish. The women’s strategy for the race was based — at least in the early stages of the race — on the team running as a pack. “On the women’s side we saw a commitment to team running,” Curtin said. “We hoped to go out and run together, at least for the first two miles.” The strategy demonstrated its success through the women’s finishing positions being bunched tightly together. The men were led by Mulder, who finished the race in fourth place out of 134 competitors. He completed the 8k course in a personal best time of 26:32. His game plan for the race was to start out slow and then close strong. The tactic proved to be effective Saturday; he also expects it to pay dividends in the future. “Coach told me to relax and run the beginning like a workout, then pick it up and get more competitive each mile,” Mulder said. “If I work on my focus, going out slow then working my way through the field, I think the season will be a good one.” Freshman Lukas Mees finished second for Emory and 14th overall with a time of 27:04. Junior Alex Fleischhacker was Emory’s third finisher, and his 27:35 effort merited him 22nd place overall. “This was Lukas’ first collegiate race and a great race for him,” Mulder said. “Alex is recovering from an injury and really trained hard over the summer to get back in shape. I expect both of them to be key contributors to the team as the season moves on.” Rounding out the scoring for the men’s team was sophomore Cameron Wheeler and junior Hank Ashforth. Wheeler and Ashforth finished in 40th and 51st place, respectively, with times of 28:17 and 28:58. Both squads will next race on Saturday in the Georgia State Invitational at the Nash Farm Battlefield in Hampton, Ga.

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The volleyball team started out its 2012 season with a perfect 4-0 record at the Maryville College Invitational.

Squad Easily Sweeps Four Weekend Games By Zonair Khan Staff Writer This past weekend, the fourthranked women’s volleyball team went a perfect 4-0 in the Maryville College Invitational, defeating the Rhodes College Lynx (Tenn.), the Washington and Lee Generals (Va.), the Centre College Colonels (Ky.) and the Hanover College Panthers (In.). “I do think we are one of the top programs in the country, but we will have to improve every day if we are to reach the lofty goals we have set for ourselves,” Head Coach Jenny McDowell wrote in an email to the Wheel. “I am 100 percent confident [our] players are up for the challenge.” The women were more than up for the challenge in their first game in the Maryville Invitational, as the Eagles bested the Rhodes 3-1 in their first match of the tournament. Against the Lynx, the Eagles came out firing on all cylinders and easily won the first game 25-14. Rhodes came back to claim the second game 11-25, but the team regained control of the match in game three. The

women won 25-23 and sealed the victory in game four (25-17). The sophomore trio of middle and outside hitter Kate Bowman, outside hitter Cami Silverman and right side hitter Hannah Everett led the Eagles to victory. Bowman ended the match with 10 kills, Silverman eight kills and 12 digs and Everett three aces. Highly lauded freshman Taylor Erwin, in her first game as a collegiate athlete, already looked experienced and battle-tested while registering a game-high 17 digs. In their next game against the Washington and Lee Generals, the Eagles flew their way to a quick 2-0 start, winning the first game 25-16 and the second 25-14. Game three was a closer contest, but Emory still managed a 25-21 victory. Erwin picked up where she left off against Rhodes with a team-high ten digs, while freshman setter Sydney Miles pulled off her best Rajon Rondo impersonation by dropping an impressive 24 assists. Team Captain and 2011 First Team All-America



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