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MU in top 50 for drug arrests
MU wages cyber war on Internet hackers
Wisconsin schools in the top 50 for illicit drug arrests per 1,000 students
By Erin Heffernan
This university is constantly under attack. The prize at stake: the identity of its students. Justin Webb, Marquette’s information security officer, has overseen Marquette’s cyber security since 2010. “We haven’t had ‘the breach’ yet at Marquette,” Webb said. “But our network is attacked 24 hours a day by anybody and everybody — and by attack I mean it’s being scanned. People are trying to nvestigative break into eport things. So that’s where all our defense mechanisms come into play.” University data centers are treasure troves for hackers. They hold thousands of pieces of private information like social security numbers, financial records and intellectual property as well as in-process credit card transactions, a potential jackpot for cyber thieves if they can identify and exploit a vulnerability in any stage of the process. Protecting this information is becoming a central concern for universities as institutions increasingly come under attack, facing millions of threats weekly. The constant barrage is typical, especially for large research institutions. The University of Wisconsin-Madison reported receiving 90,000-100,000 cyber-attacks a day in 2013, primarily from Chinese IP addresses. At least 3 million people had personal information that could be used for identity theft exposed through an educational institution last year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, which records publicly announced data breaches. That number may be a low estimate as schools that have breaches often do not report the number of people affected and many breaches are never detected. Two exceptionally large breaches at universities stand out. In 2010, a breach at Ohio State University exposed 750,000 names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and addresses. Photo IDs of 60,000 former student with Social Security numbers and names were hacked from the University of
Report follows recent rash of drug-related instances on campus By Matt Kulling
Following two weeks of an abnormally high number of drug violations on campus, Marquette is making national news for another unsavory reason.
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A study released by Rehabs. com ranked the top 50 colleges in terms of drug and alcohol arrests per 1,000 students using 2011 data. Five of the top 20 schools, in a combination of drug and alcohol arrests are in the University of Wisconsin system, including the top three rankings. Marquette comes in at number 46 on the list of top 50 for drug arrests. Arrests are defined in the study as any drug- or alcohol-related arrest, citation or summons that takes place in “any building or
(on any) property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area,” including residence halls. Russell Shaw, the interim director for the Department of Public Safety, said he thinks two factors can explain why Marquette makes the list. “It’s twofold, some people can think that we have all these kids that do drugs on this campus,” Shaw said. “I don’t have all those numbers, but in all my years work-
ing here, kids certainly experiment (with drugs.) On the second hand, do I think our staff at Marquette is good? Yes. I think that other universities are much more lax with their policies.” Shaw added that he thinks other universities’ safety departments are not as thorough as DPS. “(Drugs) are always a concern,” Shaw said. “I worry just as much that a student is going to get so intoxicated that they pass out See Drugs, Page 4
Former MU music director remembered The late Contorno held the position for more than 20 years By Benjamin Lockwood
Former Marquette Director of Music Nick Contorno, 75, died Sunday in Arizona. Contorno, who was director of music from 1983-2006, won the 2013 Lifetime Achievement in Music Award from the Civic Music Association. Erik Janners, Marquette’s current director of music, spoke highly of the late music director. “Nick was very welcoming, extremely positive, warm and gracious,” Janners said.
Janners met Contorno in 2007, in New Orleans. His legacy didn’t end at Marwhen Contorno helped him during his first few years as director. quette, however, as Contorno was also a dedicated Contorno retired professional mua year earlier in sician outside of 2006, after 23 years the university. He in the position. played with the MilContorno’s career waukee Symphony in teaching began Orchestra and the in Glendale, where Ringling Bros. and he received his first Barnum & Bailey teaching position as Circus band, among an instrumental mumany others. He sic instructor. He then even accompanied moved on to serve Sonny and Cher as director of bands for a performance. in Whitefish Bay. Nick Contorno Most recently, a He was appointed as director of music at Marquette in 1983. The school was dedicated in his name band under his direction played in Gonaïves, Haiti in 2011. The at the first Marquette Big East school is called, “Ecole de MuConference Tournament, and sique Nick Contorno des Gonahe also directed the band in the ïves.” The idea for the dedication Superdome at the 2003 Final Four came from Contorno’s former
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student Tayna Schmid. Schmid started a small charity organization in 2010, called Musical Haiti, which focused on providing musical education to Haitians after the disastrous earthquake in 2010. After meeting with Contorno, or “Dr. C,” as all of his students knew him, she chose to name the school she was trying to build after him when he decided to donate extensive amounts of sheet music to the cause. “I cannot imagine a better example for these children,” Schmid said. Contorno won the Michael George Distinguished Music Educators award in 2007. “He was one of the absolute best people that I ever knew,” Janners said.
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Only 61 percent of MU teachers use D2l grade book. PAGE 4
With busy schedules, students need to take a break from time. PAGE 8
Freshman Deonte Burton gives basketball fans a lot to cheer about. PAGE 11
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Corrections On page 2 of the Feb. 4 issue of the Tribune, the DPS Reports for Jan. 29 and Jan. 31 were identical. The Jan. 31 reports should have read: “At 1:25 a.m., a student reported being sexually assaulted by another student in Schroeder Hall between the dates of Nov. 18, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 19, 2013 at 1 a.m. MPD was contacted. At 1:25 a.m., a student reported being sexually assaulted by another student in Schroeder Hall on Nov. 19, 2013 between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. MPD was contacted.” The Tribune regrets this error. The Marquette Tribune welcomes questions, comments, suggestions and notification of errors that appear in the newspaper. Contact us at (414) 288-5610 or email@example.com.
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Plans being made for new Jesuit housing Current residence to be torn down for increased green space By Natalie Wickman
Marquette’s Jesuits are already placing their input into their future home between the Alumni Memorial Union and Schroeder Hall, a move that will also increase the amount of green space on campus. The current residence, located at 1404 W. Wisconsin Ave., will be torn down after the new one is built. Until then, Jesuits will continue to live in the current residence. The Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, the Jesuit Residence rector and an assistant professor of education, said Jesuits had an input on the design of the new residence and will continue to do so. “The new building will be between the AMU and Schroeder Hall,” LaBelle said. “One possible problem will be ... latenight noise from students during and after special events.” The building will face south toward Wisconsin Avenue, said Brian Dorrington, senior director of university communications, in an email. The demolition of the old Jesuit residence will open up the space between the AMU and Schroeder Hall. “One benefit of the new (Jesuit) residence will be the additional green space,” LaBelle said. “It will provide for the enjoyment of students, faculty and staff. This project will also help beautify the central pedestrian walkway and make it safer by eliminating vehicular traffic.” The construction project comes on the heels of many maintenance problems at the Jesuit Residence. With the current cold weather, many steam pipes burst. In October, a burst pipe caused flooding that displaced three Jesuits from their rooms. “Our maintenance costs have skyrocketed in the past few years making it urgent to build a new residence,” LaBelle said. The Rev. Thomas Anderson, a dual resident of Schroeder hall and the Jesuit Residence, has lived in the Jesuit Residence
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The Rev. Thomas Anderson points out the damage in the Jesuit Residence caused by flooding in October.
since 2007. He said the number of Jesuits working at Marquette is too small for the size of the Jesuit Residence. “It’s a big facility to maintain,” Anderson said. “It has outdated heating equipment and water equipment. The costs of maintaining a building like that are much more expensive than building something modern and something that’s going to be more suited for our needs. We don’t need dining room space for 100 people. We need it for like 30 or 40.” Anderson said the new residence is ultimately part of the university’s master plan to help develop that section of campus. “One of the things
(University Architect Tom Ganey) presented to us was the university master plan,” Anderson said. “It has this vision of, just as how Wisconsin Avenue forms this corridor, there would be 14th Street as a new corridor. And to make that happen, the university will have to get rid of the Jes Res.” Before it started housing members of the Jesuit community in 1973, the Jesuit Residence was the Stratford Arms Hotel, built in 1916. It housed residential and transient patrons, including World War II naval enlistees, according to the university website. Before the university acquired the building at 1404 W.
DPS Reports Jan. 31 Between 11 a.m. and 11:05 a.m., a student reported that unknown person(s) removed her unsecured, unattended cell phone estimated at $400 from a business in the 1600 block of W. Wisconsin Ave.
student battered a student’s guest not affiliated with Marquette in a business in the 800 block of N. 16th St. causing minor injury to the guest. Medical assistance was declined. MPD was contacted and will cite the student.
Feb. 1 Sometime between Jan. 30 and Feb. 1 at 4 p.m., two students reported that unknown person(s) removed their secured, unattended property in Humphrey Hall and damaged university property. The estimated total loss is $60, and the estimated damage is $100. MPD was contacted.
Feb. 3 Between 4:30 p.m. and 4:40 p.m., a student reported that unknown person(s) removed his unsecured, unattended property estimated at $700 in the Raynor Library.
At 6:05 p.m., an employee of a business in the 1600 block of W. Wells St. reported observing a person not affiliated with Marquette pull a fire alarm in the business without cause and leave the scene. Feb. 2 Between 1:10 a.m. and 1: 22 a.m, a student admitted to using a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia was found in McCormick Hall. MPD was contacted. Between 1:45 a.m. and 1:47 a.m., a
Feb. 4 At 3:15 p.m., a student’s parent reported that the student was sexually assaulted by another student in Carpenter Tower at 3 a.m. on Jan. 2. MPD was contacted. Feb. 5 At 1 a.m., a Sodexo employee reported that an unidentified suspect attempted to remove his unsecured, unattended vehicle in the 800 block of N. 19th St. and damaged the vehicle. The suspect fled when the Sodexo employee arrived on the scene. The estimated damage to the vehicle is unknown at this time. MPD was contacted.
Wisconsin Ave., Jesuits lived in Johnston Hall. In 1962, the building was purchased by Marquette and became Heraty Hall, a residence hall for women. The Rev. Michael Zeps lived in the Jesuit Residence for six months before moving to Cobeen Hall to serve as its hall minister. He said he still spends a lot of his time at the residence—eating meals, socializing, gardening and doing some woodworking in the carpenter shop. “I’ve had a lot of wonderful experiences (in the Jesuit Residence), saying mass here just about every night and sharing a lot of parties and good times,” Zeps said.
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Drugs: 7 Wis. schools listed on drug and alcohol arrest rankings
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on the street, and that happens every weekend.” The list only includes colleges with more than 5,000 enrolled students. No other Jesuit schools were on the list. The study separates drug and alcohol arrests into their own categories, but the UW-system schools show up in the top 50 in both categories. The University of WisconsinMilwaukee comes up on the drug arrest list at number 30 and number 41 on the alcohol arrest list. The University of WisconsinMadison does not show up on the list for drug arrests, but checks in
at number 23 for alcohol arrests. In the study, researchers wanted to determine if these high arrest rates were common state-wide, so they also provided an overall list of arrests by state. A final map shows a comparison between statewide illicit drug use and college campus drug arrests. This shows the per capita rate of on-campus college drug arrests for each state, with Wisconsin being ranked 10th. Wisconsin also ranks second, behind Wyoming, for binge drinking per 1,000 students on college campuses. The study also talks about the
correlation between binge drinking and the likelihood that someone who binge drinks also participates in taking prescription drugs that are not prescribed. In a study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, about 23 percent of college students met the medical criteria for substance abuse or dependence. That rate is almost triple the that of the general population. The most popular prescription drug college students use, according to the study, is Adderall. Adderall is a drug prescribed for people who have ADHD or trouble concentrating. College students, however, typically use it to get through projects and papers with increased focus. According to the study, Adderall is often referred to as “the study drug” because of how many students use it as a study aid without a legitimate prescription. The researchers used a Google corollary search to show the correlation between searches for Adderall and Adderall use, and found that these terms spiked during the typical periods for final exams, in May and December. The spike in search terms could be attributed to concerned parents’ research of their students’ activities. “I used Google Correlate again, but this time I inputted search terms that are much, much more likely to come from students on the brink of using Adderall to study harder,” Jon Millward, head of research for the project, said. The statistics for the study come from the United States Office of
Postsecondary Education which “maintains a Campus Safety and Security Statistics database to which crime statistics are submitted annually via web-based data collection by all postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding.” The data is from 2011, which is the most recent put out by the OPE, with 2012’s data reportedly coming soon. The researchers said in the foreword to the study “if a college records an alcohol or drug incident either on or off its campus, it will end up recorded in the database, alongside all other incidents from all of the other colleges across the country.” As far as drug use at Marquette, Shaw said since the spring semester started he saw an uptick in drug violations in the first couple of weeks, but it has since died down. Two weeks ago, five students were brought to the hospital after reportedly ingesting an unspecified, illegal narcotic in McCormick Hall. One other student was taken into custody by the Milwaukee Police Department following the incident as well for distributing the drugs. Sheila Stanelle, senior executive assistant to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, said in an email that the cases are still pending due to further investigation and testing and “it will be some time before a charging determination is made.” Brian Dorrington, senior director for university communication, said in an email the individual tak-
en into custody by the Milwaukee Police Department is not enrolled at Marquette, and the details of any specific incidents or violations will not be released due to student privacy laws. In the past month, every residence hall except Mashuda and McCabe halls reported a drug violation totally nine offenses. “Since so many people have been caught since school has started (the spike in arrests) might be slowing (drug use) down,” Shaw said. “We’ve gotten back to more normal incidents, more medical and alcohol related.” Shaw added that most of the incidents since the semester started were marijuana related. “You can look at this in two ways, is there a big increase in drug use on campus since the start of the semester, or is it because the weather since we’ve been back has been extremely cold where students aren’t leaving the residence halls?” Shaw said. “It’s certainly a problem either way.” There is no uniform data to suggest drug arrests go up or down based on what month because drug arrest data is released on a yearly basis, at least for the state of Wisconsin and the DPS. Individual DPS reports, though, are released through the department’s daily log. Drug violations occur more frequently in the residence halls than not, as there have not been any reported drug violations under the heading “off campus” for any daily logs so far since the calendar year started in January.
MUSG hopes to see higher usage of D2L grade book Survey in April found 20 percent do not plan to use resource By Joe Kvartunas
The Marquette Student Government Academics Committee is working on an initiative to increase usage of the Desire2Learn “grade book” function that allows students to see the grades they received on individual assignments online. College of Arts & Sciences Senator Zack Wallace, a sophomore, and Off-Campus
Senator Mary McCarthy, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, took up the initiative in response to student concerns over D2L usage. “We conducted a survey recently of student’s interest in academic technology and the number one response was that they wanted to see grades on D2L,” Wallace said. Wallace also voiced concern about incoming students accustomed to having their grades available online in high school. To achieve wide-spread use of the grade book function, Wallace and McCarthy are working with Jon Pray, the associate vice provost for educational technology, who
advocates for expanded D2L use in a number of ways. Specifically, Pray supports extending the program closing date beyond the last day of the semester for a couple years. He has spoken with members of the Committee on Academic Technology, the Committee on Teaching and the Office of the Registrar, and is set to meet with the Committee on Academic Procedures in a couple weeks. Wallace approached him specifically about expanding grade book usage last semester. According to a survey cited by Pray and conducted in April 2012, 84 percent of university faculty use D2L, 61 percent use the grade book and an
Grade book tends to be one of the features of D2L that people tend not to use necause it is complicated to set up initially.” additional 8 percent plan to use the site. Twenty percent say that they do not plan to use grade book in the future. “Grade book tends to be one of the features of D2L that people tend not to use because it is complicated to set up initially,” Pray said. Pray also said it is one of the most common sources of faculty complaints about D2L. Comments from the survey describe the grade book function as “cumbersome” and “difficult to use.” Pray said there is a threepronged approach to expanding faculty use of the grade book function. The first is extending the D2L access period to encourage faculty members to use the grade book beyond the last day of finals. Pray also said that many other Jesuit universities close D2L’s access period much later
Jon Pray, associate vice provost for educational technology than Marquette. The second prong is simple— more faculty training. D2L training workshops are hosted once a week at the Center for Teaching and Learning. Since grade book is initially difficult to use, more training could increase its usage. The third prong concerns linking D2L and CheckMarq programs so professors do not have to keep grades in multiple places. Unfortunately, this requires programming by the D2L company, which will likely be expensive. Wallace and McCarthy hope to bring legislation in front of the Senate before the elections in March. Pray said a recommendation from MUSG would be beneficial to the efforts to expand usage of the program. “This place is very good at listening to the students,” Pray said. “ That would help.”
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Cyber: MU fights off constant stream of online attacks Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. More recently, though, St. Louis University, a Jesuit school of a comparable size to Marquette, experienced an attack in which 3,000 health records and 200 Social Security numbers of students and staff were exposed in an email phishing scam. On top of the risks of exposing student information, security breaches cost schools millions. In November 2013, the Maricopa County Community College District in Phoenix, Ariz. reported a data breach that exposed information of about 2.49 million people associated with the district’s 10 colleges. The breach cost an estimated $14 million to cover services such as credit monitoring for people affected by the breach. WHY ARE UNIVERSITIES TARGETED? Schools may become targets for hackers because they have important data and can be easier to access than businesses. “As businesses are locking down, hackers go after the next easiest
target of opportunity,” said Bruce Boyden, a professor at Marquette’s Law School specializing in privacy law. Boyden noted that this is a challenge for educational institutions, which are not used to taking the steps of securing confidential information. “A university is supposed to be an open exchange of ideas, the ideal of the academy,” he said. “So it’s antithetical to their nature to lock down information, but I think that universities are going to become more and more of a target for attacks to get access to their databases of student information. It’s something universities need to be thinking more about.” Schools are also made vulnerable by using new, cutting edge technology that is less vetted for security risks. IT professionals in higher education additionally wield less control over campus web traffic which adds another obstacle for security. “You can walk onto campus with any device and connect to the wireless network as long as you have a login,” Webb said about Marquette. “So it creates this sort of Wild Wild West for security.”
Webb explained that Marquette does not prevent students or staff from going anywhere with its network, and it does not have the content restrictions for inappropriate sites standard in most corporations. “That’s a good thing for academic freedom and research, but that’s a bad thing for me because those sites end up infecting people,” he said. CYBER SECURITY AT MARQUETTE Webb tries to avoid vulnerabilities in Marquette’s system and looks to eliminate “low-hanging fruit” that allow hackers to obtain valuable information because a system is configured incorrectly or there is too little oversight of students or staff who fail to update their computers or willingly give out information exposing them to attacks. Every day new security flaws are discovered in hardware and software. Hackers use these flaws, often minutes after they are discovered, to infiltrate systems and bypass security controls. “It’s a constant battle because security is always evolving,” Webb
said. “So once you knock out one threat, something else comes along. As technology advances so do hackers. As hackers advance so do defenses ... The old saying goes ‘You don’t necessarily need to outrun the bear, you just need to outrun everyone else the bear is chasing.’” Webb communicates with a network of information security professionals who share developments and attempt to create patches for the system flaws hackers manipulate. “The most important thing for me to do is to think like a hacker,” Webb said. “I have to think of the worst possible outcome and then hope what I’m testing has been engineered correctly so those nefarious scenarios cannot occur. The more you can think like a bad guy and test that stuff out, the better you are at securing it because that’s how bad guys think. “It’s not all roses sadly, and I’d say it’s getting worse in general,” he added. “It’s not getting better.” Phishing emails are also common at universities. IT professionals at Marquette follow phishing scams that come into the university
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closely and can block IP addresses from senders, report and disable malicious attachments and track when students or staff have clicked links or opened attachments that can harm their computers. Phishing emails can vary in severity and the university responds differently to the scams accordingly. “There’s very nonspecific phishing where there is a lot of misspellings and it is blatantly not legitimate,” Webb said. “But when it gets to the point where it starts mentioning the university’s name and the page looks like a university page, that’s when we’ll start sending out notifications.” A TOASTER VENDETTA While there have not been any large-scale breaches at Marquette, the campus did see an internal malicious cyber crime in 2012. It was a small-scale hack done to avenge a lost toaster. The incident made news when on Jan. 30, 2012 a now-former Marquette engineering student and IT Photo by J. Matthew Serafinemail@example.com technician, Christopher Cichon, in- Justin Webb (right) serves as Marquette’s information security officer, fighting off the constant stream of cyber attacks seeking students’ private stalled a keylogger on a Marquette information. Webb is assisted by his student security analysts, Imran Reza Ananta (left) and Andrew Hill, both seniors in the College of Engineering. residence hall official’s personal computer, according to a Milwau- extremely seriously and monitors all computer you could come to us.” even institutions with protections Webb said. “But when it comes to kee County criminal complaint. aspects of its information technolocan fall prey to attack. things getting through the system, The official had confiscated gy systems. No university databases RESPONDING TO CYBER “At Marquette, we are lucky it’s not really a matter of if, it’s more Cichon’s toaster, which is prohib- or servers were affected.” CRIME ON CAMPUS because we do have very good re- a matter of when.” ited in university residence halls. Webb was responsible for the uniWhen Marquette’s information view processes and monitoring Seeking retribution, Cichon donned versity investigation into the attack security incidents break laws as in tools to help keep things secure,” the guise of setting up a printer on after the Department of Public Safe- the Cichon case, Webb turns his inthe official’s computer to install a ty reported a suspicious email the vestigation over to law enforcement. keylogger called official received. “I’ve worked with DPS, I’ve KidLogger. For “It’s like try- worked with the Milwaukee Police one week the aping to find all the Department, the FBI, and there are plication allowed crumbs to put multiple resources we can go to in Cichon to access the cookie back those cases, but it doesn’t rise to that screenshots and together,” Webb level, nearly ever,” Webb said. keystrokes from the said. “So in this In most cases security incicomputer secretly. case (Cichon) dents don’t require criminal inHe later told was using a vestigations. Generally, Webb law enforcement specific type of and other university staff simply his plan was to keylogger and meet to discuss the incident, fig“post things to spyware so what ure out how it occurred and make get back at her.” I looked for was a plan to ensure a similar problem Cichon withdrew any computer does not happen again. Christopher Cichon from Marquette in in that area that But Webb said much of his attenFebruary 2012 and pled guilty to had accessed that IP address. There tion is focused on prevention rather computer crime. He was sentenced were only two and it ended up being than investigation. to 90 days in prison and one year the offending computers, so once I “I try and do security in a sort probation that would include com- found that I could look to see who of proactive sense and not a reacmunity service, anger manage- logged onto those computers, and it tive sense,” Webb said. “Any apment, a $500 fine and a require- snowballed from there.” plication that you ever log into, ment to “write an essay on how Webb finds the incident to I’ve gone through and checked the people can avoid being a victim of be a testament to Marquette’s security of it. We also do all sorts computer hacking after watching security system’s ability to of audits on our systems. I run so the movie ‘Network,’” according root out malicious activity. many (protections) I can’t keep to court documents. “Though it was unfortunate that my head on straight.” Brian Dorrington, senior director it occurred, it was also good that we But despite the security entities in of university communication, said found out who it was,” Webb said. place, recent well-publicized data in a statement the school “takes any “It lets you know that if you were breaches at companies like Target allegation of misuse of technology a victim of a crime that involves a and Neiman Marcus reveal that
4 TIPS TO KEEP YOURSELF
“Password” is a terrible password
Passwords like 123456, chocolate and mydogfluffy might save you a few extra seconds every day, but they are incredibly easy for hackers to access. IT professionals suggest picking a password that is not a common word in an English or foreign language dictionary, avoiding number, keyboard or alphabet sequences, or making obvious choices like pet names, favorite foods and names. Marquette’s IT website recommends you “choose a line or two from a song or poem and use the first letter of each word, preceded or followed by a digit, e.g. ‘Do you know the way to San Jose?” becomes the pass-
word DYKtwTSJ?’” You should also change your password often and avoid using the same password across different platforms to mitigate damage if a password is exposed.
Update your devices
When your computer is out of date, hackers can take advantage of weaknesses found in old systems. Update your computer as soon as possible to avoid being left exposed.
Make privacy a priority
Be careful what you publish online. Personal informa-
tion like pet names, travel plans, nicknames and friends are other clues hackers can use to access your personal information and steal your identity.
Be a cyber skeptic
Most of us know that you should not believe everything you read on the Internet. To avoid phishing emails, you should not assume emails are from the stated sender, even if they claim to be from Marquette’s IT services. You should avoid offers that are too good to be true and never respond to insistent demands for passwords or private information.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
RO C K WA L L S
T R A M P O L I N E PA R K
DJ & FREE PIZZA
N ew Year’s Resolutions are tough, especially when it comes to physical fitness. A solid month has passed since Jan. 1, and the gym has deflated back to its normal capacity. Working out seems to be more of a chore than a lifestyle, unless one considers dead lifts “a good time.” The days when work-outs consisted of jumping around on the trampoline or shooting hoops have faded into childhood memories. That is, until now. A mere 18 minutes from Marquette’s campus lies a magical land filled with 130 trampolines, rock walls, dodge ball, basketball hoops and best of all, a giant blue foam pit. This metropolis of calorie burning fun is called “Helium Trampoline Park,” the destination for Late Night Marquette’s free excursion Friday.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th 9 p.m. -1 a.m. Helium Trampoline Park is located at 16235 W. Beloit Road, New Berlin, 53151. Buses will transport students.
OTHER PROGRAMS AT HELIUM:
Wristbands for this event can be picked up in the Center for Leadership, Service and Involvement in the AMU until Friday.
Jump and Jam session every Saturday night from 9 p.m. until 12 a.m., which offers jump time as well as a free DJ. AIRobics class five times a week is guaranteed to make anyone feel the burn. Hard working jumpers can burn up to 1,000 calories a session in this class, and AIRobics boasts that this exercise will burn 60 percent more calories than running alone. Extreme Dodgeball, which takes traditional dodgeball and moves it to a trampoline court. As Marketing Director Tammy Lorentz said, “Once you play Extreme Dodge Ball there is no going back!”
In a tragic and sudden departure, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away from an apparent drug
overdose in his New York apartment Sunday. He was 46 years old. Since he began his career, Hoffman appeared in more than 60 films. In 2006, he won the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his memorable portrayal of Truman Capote in “Capote.” His death came in the midst of filming “The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 2,” but the majority of his scenes were completed, according to Lionsgate. If you are grieving, as Marquee is, take the time to watch these films that best display the talent of this truly remarkable and unequal performer.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III
The Marquette Tribune Thursday, February 6, 2014 The Marquette Tribune Editorial Board:
Tony Manno,Viewpoints Editor Elena Fransen, Assistant Viewpoints Editor Tessa Fox, Editor-in-Chief Sarah Hauer, Managing Editor Patrick Leary, Sports Editor Joe Kaiser, News Editor Alec Brooks, Copy Chief Rob Gebelhoff, Projects Editor Maddy Kennedy, Visual Content Editor Claire Nowak, Marquee Editor Rebecca Rebholz, Photo Editor
The time of our lives is taking over
Students, MUSG need to make the most of dialogue
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Our view: Student organizations and MUSG need to meet halfway to set a new campaign for MUSG’s allocation of funds by the end of the academic year.
October’s Student Organization Funding allocations revealed weaknesses in the Marquette Student Government process that have yet to be addressed. The problems with SOF allocations stem from both weaknesses in the policies themselves and a lack of open dialogue between students and MUSG representatives. While policy changes are ultimately up to MUSG, students need to make a concerted effort to express their opinions so changes can be made as effectively as possible for future Marquette students. In a meeting with the Tribune, Zach Bowman, MUSG executive vice president, said the SOF ad hoc committee will hold meetings with students and representatives from student organizations within the next month to address their SOF concerns. This is a valuable opportunity for students to clear the muddle created in regard to SOF this year – and students need to take advantage of it. On the surface, MUSG seems to be setting the stage for sustainable reforms to its funding processes. An open dialogue can only exist if MUSG follows through on this plan and members of student organizations make the effort to attend these meetings and let the student government know what they think. By the end of this academic year, MUSG should use student input to establish a firm, lasting groundwork for proper disbursement and capping of its reserve fund, the safety net which has ballooned to over $250,000, and thoroughly review its SOF policies and guidelines. For this to happen, MUSG’s efforts cannot be limited to just a handful of organized meetings. It should also continually keep students up to date on matters that concern them. Aside from its planned forums, MUSG needs to take the initiative to inform students about what type of input it seeks in its work on SOF, keeping frequent and informative contact with student organizations. This means more meetings with student groups, more effective discussions about funding allocations and a link with
organizations that allows them to be active participants in the SOF process. MUSG should also start to offer more polls about capital projects and SOF to look for suggestions from all students – even those who are not going to reach out the other way. Consistent dialogue will ensure student organizations know as much as possible about policies and guidelines for SOF and know what is expected of them. These changes can only happen if students meet the government halfway. MUSG expressed the willingness of senators to work directly with students interested in capital projects, which has been included in the conversation to address the massively inflated reserve fund. If MUSG is going to offer this dialogue, it must be done without arbitrary limitations that kept reforms from taking place in the past. In addition, student organizations should not take lightly the need to be aware of SOF guidelines before submitting an application for funding. Every group submitting an application is responsible; they should all know how the process works. If they have questions, they should ask, and MUSG should respond as completely as possible. Comprehensive changes to MUSG’s policies and guidelines will require a lot of time to plan and implement. This means current student organizations may never see the reserve fund disbursed or a more fluid SOF process. The goal for both MUSG and student organizations, then, should be to establish a lasting campaign that future classes may benefit from. MUSG is funded almost entirely by students. Its executive board and its senators are students themselves. Its legislation and funding allocations are overwhelmingly dedicated to student interests. MUSG is, in a word, a government, and its members should always work as direct representatives of students and their interests. Now that MUSG is taking the initial steps to reassess its relationship with the student body, students too must step into the fold to ensure MUSG’s review of its policies is as thorough as possible. The overhaul of SOF regulations requires a two-way street. With MUSG opening the door, students need to have their opinions ready to throw on the table.
Elena Fransen Time flies, time is of the essence and timing is everything. We tell ourselves these sayings, emphasizing the importance of time in our everyday lives. Time is a fickle concept, although we strive to manage it well and make the most of it. But what does time really do for us, and why do we worry so much about it? We could get into a heated discussion about what time is and why we feel the need to quantify it, with me rocking the boat with German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s claim that ‘we as human beings are time,’ but that’s another can of worms. While we can’t talk about exactly what time is without a stress headache, we do know that time is quantifiable, making us think we can easily keep track of it. Breaking it down into days, hours and minutes may make time more graspable, but focusing on the minutes until class lets out or the days before spring break takes us away from making the most of our time. Keeping up with all the unpredictable demands of college life can be difficult, often making time your best friend or your worst nightmare. There are so many different things going on
everyday that we often try to pack as much as we can into the limited time we have. This leads to a preoccupation with the seemingly simple concept of time in an effort to control events that are beyond us. Our obsession with time and how we manage it comes from our insecurity about life and the future when there is so much we cannot control. I try to schedule everything to maintain a sense of control over my fast-paced life, probably spending an unnecessary amount of time staring at my planner. But that just leads to more time slipping away. When things don’t go quite as planned, even more chaos is created. Being preoccupied with clocks, alarms, timers and dates makes me more aware of time, but it doesn’t make my life any easier to handle. I wish there was some way to really hold onto time. But it’s one of those natural phenomena that, due to our lack of comprehension as human beings, we will never fully understand. Dedicating so much energy to keeping track of time isn’t worth it in the end. It is important to take a look at how much attention we give time and how we organize it, thinking more about what we are doing rather than the time it takes to do it. While we try to manage and maximize the time we have, we can’t add to the amount or fashion it in the way that is most beneficial to us. Life keeps on going and time just … is. Just don’t give up your clocks and alarms. You probably still need those and a snooze button to get you up in the morning. Elena Fransen is a junor studying history and philosophy. Email Elena with any comments or suggestions at email@example.com
Outdated TV shows need to stay in the past
Eric Oliver Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV? *cheesy drums* Everywhere you look … there’s another TV reunion. Whether it’s a commercial during the Superbowl like “Full House” or “Seinfeld,” or a full blown rebrand like “Scrubs” or the highly anticipated “Girl Meets World,” old cast mates are reuniting left and right, and even though a part of me thinks it’s nice, a bigger part of me is tired of it. Don’t get me wrong. I was a big “Full House” fan. When I was younger, I watched reruns every Friday on TGIF, but if I tried to sit down and watch an episode now, I would be asleep after the opening theme song finished, despite the moral conundrum the characters faced that episode. It’s not that these were or are bad shows. They’re just dated, and we don’t need a reunion. It’s great that the shows were so successful for so long in the ‘90s, but it’s 2014 now: I don’t care what the Tanner family is up to. The other awful part of these reunions is the weeks of constant hype and build up. During a break in commentary before the Superbowl halftime show, we were given
the “Seinfeld” reunion. Jerry, Jason Alexander and Larry David, who co-wrote it with Jerry, got back together to have one last hurrah. It took place in the diner, and even Newman made an appearance. It was supposed to be great because everyone loves “Seinfeld,” right? It was awful. I am a “Seinfeld” lover, and I won’t lie, I was excited to see the bit. But the promo in the Superbowl was just a shameless attempt to get people to visit Jerry Seinfeld’s web series, “Comedians in Cars getting Coffee,” where you can see the rest of the episode and many other interviews for free. Jerry needs to get more viewers to CCC and extend his time in the limelight for a few more years, but this wasn’t the way to do it. The run of these shows were incredible for the time. They entertained, amused and more often than not were good shows (as long as you relaxed your definition of ‘good’). But you have to know when enough is enough. We’ve all moved on, and as great as “Full House” and “Seinfeld” were, there are much better shows now. As much as we don’t want to admit it, our favorite shows have a shelf life. “Full House,” “Seinfeld,” “Boy Meets World” and even “Scrubs,” my favorite TV show, were good in their prime, but when they try to revamp, they lose some of the allure they had in the past. So let’s say goodbye to Danny Tanner, Joey Gladstone and Jesse Katsopolis. You were good friends in the ‘90s, but you’re just falling flat today, and you need to move on for real. Eric Oliver is a senior studying journalism and writing intensive English. Email Eric at eric.oliver@marquette. edu with any comments or suggestions.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Mayo propels MU to victory
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Junior Todd Mayo drives through the lane to kickstart his torrid second half. Mayo scored all 17 of his points in the second half, including seven straight points to give Marquette the lead.
Men’s basketball improves to 5-5 in Big East with 69-62 win By Kyle Doubrava
With players in foul trouble and Marquette in search of momentum, junior Todd Mayo put on his cape and once again played the role of the late-game hero Tuesday night. Mayo scored all 17 of his points in the final 12-and-a-half minutes, and the Golden Eagles climbed back from 10 points down to beat Butler 69-62. “I’m a streaky scorer,” Mayo said. “I’ve just got to get in a good rhythm, and when that rhythm comes, I can’t really be stopped.” Senior Jamil Wilson also scored 17, senior Davante Gardner had
13, and freshman Deonte Burton had 11 points and four steals. Marquette improved to 5-5 in the Big East with the much-needed win. Kellen Dunham led Butler with 16 points as the Bulldogs dropped to 2-8 in the conference. Mayo made pivotal shots in wins over Georgetown and Seton Hall this year. The junior made 7-of-10 shots and began his torrid offensive streak with a fast break three-pointer to cut the Butler lead to four with 12:31 to go. Mayo traded baskets with Butler en route to scoring seven straight Marquette points to tie the game at 50. With four minutes to go, Mayo scored another consecutive seven to give Marquette the lead permanently. “When the chips are down, for whatever reason, it seems as though throughout his career you can always count on him,” coach Buzz Williams said. Marquette was in desperate
need of a scoring punch when Wilson, the only Golden Eagle in any sort of groove, picked up his fourth foul early in the second half. Senior Jake Thomas committed three fouls in the first, and Mayo even had three before his surge. Marquette fell behind by as much as 10 when Elijah Brown nailed a jumper with 13 minutes left. Burton converted a threepoint play the next trip down, and then Mayo followed up with his shooting spectacle. The opening minutes were quite sluggish for both sides. The game was scoreless for the first four minutes until Gardner made a backdoor layup. The Bulldogs did not score until the 14:47 mark. It was a tight first half nonetheless, featuring six ties and seven lead changes. Butler was ahead 25-23 at the break and used an 1810 run early in the second to cushion its lead.
Butler’s trap defense on Gardner and senior Chris Otule over the first 28 minutes created problems for the Golden Eagles, who were forced to shoot from the outside, an area of discomfort all season. Bulldogs forward Andrew Chrabascz, a key figure in those double teams, was hit with his fourth foul with six minutes left, leaving Marquette with more room to breathe in the paint. As a team that can normally take care of the ball, Butler committed 20 turnovers, which resulted in 15 Marquette points. Coach Brandon Miller was disappointed with how his team wasted possessions with needless mistakes. “It was surprising, and we turned it over in a number of different ways,” Miller said. “There were a number of times we had the ball at the basket, right around the rim, and got stripped, or were unable to come up with the basketball around the rim. I don’t know
how many times it was. It was too many.” Overall consistency has been a concern for some players this year, particularly Mayo. After scoring 19 points against Seton Hall last month, Mayo put up just 10 in the following two games. After tallying 18 points against Villanova, he scored eight total in the next pair of games. Williams appreciates his knack of coming through late, but wants to see more well-rounded outings. “I think I have a pretty good feel for Todd,” Williams said. “I think Todd’s grown up a lot. I think Todd is misunderstood, partly because it’s his fault, partly because it’s the people that are judging him’s fault. I wish he was more consistent. I don’t necessarily think he’s trying to be inconsistent, but if he can play like that and shoot 70 percent, that changes our team for sure.”
Golden Eagles withstand late Seton Hall comeback Tibbs, Santos put in quality minutes to help protect win
By Matt Barbato
Wednesday night’s back-andforth matchup between the Marquette Golden Eagles and the Seton Hall Pirates fittingly came down to the final possession. Marquette controlled the second half and led Seton Hall 60-52 with 2:39 left, but the Pirates used those final minutes to stage a furious rally that came up just short. Seton Hall’s Teresa Kucera drilled a three to cut the lead to five. A turnover by Brooklyn Pumroy generated a quick two points in transition and suddenly the score
was 60-57. Apiew Ojulu answered with a lay-up to get the lead back to five, but Seton Hall’s Ka-Deidre Simmons converted a three point play to cut the lead to 62-60. After a missed shot by Katherine Plouffe and a turnover by the Pirates, Marquette had the ball with just more than 30 seconds left. The Golden Eagles bled the shot clock, but Ojulu was stripped in the paint. Seton Hall’s Sidney Cook grabbed the ball with four seconds left, but dribbled the ball off of her foot as time expired to preserve Marquette’s third-straight victory at home. “We came out with a victory, but I wouldn’t say anyone in the locker room is overjoyed,” coach Terri Mitchell said. “We know we need to get better and this is an opportunity for us to look at it and get better for the next day.”
Marquette’s production was spread across the roster, but the unsung performances came from sophomore Lauren Tibbs and freshman Ashley Santos, who put up 10 and seven points, respectively. “Lauren Tibbs has been doing so much extra work that people don’t see behind the scenes,” Mitchell said. “If anything I don’t think we look for her enough.” Plouffe led the team with 14 points, but credited the younger players for their efficient play in extended minutes. “I think they did a good job in our offense of wanting the ball,” Plouffe said. “Especially Lauren, she was really posting hard and she was getting people down low and sealing them. That’s what we need her to do and she did really well with that tonight.” The two teams went into the
locker room tied at 28 after an even first half that included five lead changes. Thanks to a 2-for-11 performance from the floor, Marquette dug itself into an early hole and trailed the Pirates by as many as 12 points in the first nine minutes of the game. Marquette fought back from their scoring drought, going on a 22-10 run to finish the half. The Golden Eagles didn’t help themselves with 12 giveaways that led to 12 Seton Hall points in the half. “Give our team credit for going down in the first half and the tenacity we had to come back and go into the locker room tied at half,” Mitchell said. “We were not shooting the ball well, so we had to rely on the staples of rebounding and defense.” The turnover bug bit the Golden Eagles again Wednesday.
Marquette turned the ball over 25 times and allowed 24 points off of those miscues. “It was carelessness,” Plouffe said. “Their defense played big, but it was definitely our unforced errors that got us in trouble.” The Golden Eagles started and finished the game poorly, but Mitchell said she was proud with her team’s heart. “We didn’t start well, we recovered well, but the real mark of a team’s growth is how you start a second half,” Mitchell said. “I thought we started extremely well, but unfortunately we dipped back down.” Marquette moves to 6-4 in the Big East and has a chance to pick up another victory at the Al McGuire Center Saturday against Butler.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Burton gives fans a Men’s lacrosse opens at Lehigh lot to cheer about MU’s Big East status makes for a much tougher schedule By Andrew Dawson
No longer the new kids on the block, the men’s lacrosse players are excited for the season to begin and to build on last season’s success. In the inaugural campaign the team surprised many finishing 5-8, which was unheard of for a firstyear program in lacrosse. Fortunately for the team last year, it did not face many of the Big East teams like former-affiliate No. 2 Syracuse and current member No. 18 Villanova because of its independent status. Now in the Big East Conference, the competition becomes a lot tougher. The league is still strong, even with the loss of Syracuse and No. 4 Notre Dame. The addition of No. 5 Denver over the summer as a men’s lacrosse-only member, along with current members Villanova and No. 16 St. John’s, makes this conference one of the strongest in the nation. One of the benefits of joining a conference is more home games. While only playing two home games total last year, the team will play five this year. Due to scheduling conflicts, Marquette will not play all five games at Hart Park like last year. As many as two games will not be at Hart Park, but their locations have yet to be decided.
“We’re really excited to play a Big East schedule this year and get after it a little bit more and have something to compete for,” sophomore attackman Henry Nelson said. “(There are) obviously more games this year, so it’ll be exciting to get some of those Big East teams out here in front of the home crowd.” In addition to playing in a tough league, the non-conference schedule is significantly more difficult. There are plenty of familiar names like No. 1 Duke, No. 7 Ohio State and Notre Dame, all of whom qualified for the NCAA Tournament last year, and play a role in why Marquette has the 14th toughest schedule, according to Inside Lacrosse. “We don’t want to be playing the lower competition,” sophomore defender Sal Vitale said. “The hardest possible schedule is the best case scenario for us.” This tougher schedule means the team needs some major improvements on both sides of the ball if it wants to continue to build on last year’s success. Offensively and defensively, the team ranked in the bottom fourth in the nation in goals per game and goals against per game last season. There were moments when the team looked good, but there were many times the team struggled. This year, the team is much further along in the process and could improve earlier than last season. “It’s not even close to what we looked like last year,” coach Joe Amplo said. “We look like the Bad News Bears last year compared to where we are this year. That’s why I’m so impressed with this group.
It’s a sign that there is some leadership and the culture is really starting to establish itself.” The attack is by far the most established on the team. The trio of redshirt senior Tyler Melnyk, sophomore Conor Gately and redshirt senior Bryan Badolato make up a balanced scoring threat, and the three will quarterback the offense. In the midfield, there is much more depth than last season. Outside the first line, there are no lines set in stone. Redshirt senior faceoff specialist Cullen Cassidy has to improve his faceoff percentage, as he was second to last in the NCAA with a .410. Amplo said he would like to see Cassidy at least above 50 percent this season. Defense is up in the air right now. Redshirt sophomore defender B.J. Grill is considered the top defender and will most likely draw opponents’ top attackers. Junior Logan Tousaw and sophomore Brian Porter are the likely starters alongside Grill. In net, senior goalie JJ Sagl is another player who needs to improve this year. He was also second to last in the nation a year ago with a .447 save percentage and needs to be stronger between the pipes. Overall, the team is stronger than their inaugural season, despite problems with consistency in the preseason. The team no longer consists of all rookies and is better prepared for the upcoming season than it was at this point last year. The action begins Saturday at 11 a.m. CT, as the team travels to face Lehigh in the season opener.
Trey Killian As Marquette’s season of inconsistency rolls on, the emergence of freshman Deonte Burton provides consistent entertainment for Golden Eagle fans. In Tuesday night’s 69-62 win over Butler, the Milwaukee native helped spark a Marquette comeback, scoring nine of his 11 points in the second half. Averaging 6.5 points per game, he’s the fifth leading scorer on the roster, and he seems to get better with every game. Earlier this season, Marquette coach Buzz Williams likened Burton to former Big East Player of the Year Jae Crowder, as a player with great “basketball instincts.” He’s shown his potential early in his Golden Eagle career to take over games with his aggressive playing style and scoring touch. Tuesday night also showed, however, that his “all-out” mentality can lead to poor shot selection at times. “Deonte can score it almost in an uncanny way, but he also takes some really dumb shots,” Williams said after the victory. “But he’s not blatantly taking dumb shots. It’s that he’s played 22 games, and in his career he’s always dominated his opponent.” Williams conveyed a common frustration with Burton through a replicated conversation regarding an air-balled three-pointer
late in Tuesday’s contest. “When he shoots that three tonight at a critical juncture, like ‘Deonte, you don’t have to shoot that alright? Because nobody was guarding you because of what we just ran. And I told you to drive. That’s how you’ve been scoring.’ And he’s like, ‘I know.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, but we can’t give that possession away.’” Aside from scoring ability, Burton’s displayed a knack for taking the ball away, adding four steals Tuesday to his total of 28, tying him for team-high with Derrick Wilson. But like his shot selection, his drive to force turnovers can get him into trouble. “He is Lazar Hayward in regards to ‘hey, I got that,’” Williams said. “But ‘Deonte, when you don’t get that, they’re dunking it. And if they don’t dunk it, somebody’s rotating over and getting a foul, all because you want to be Ron Artest and just bump dudes off and go steal the ball.’” To Williams and the Marquette faithful, Burton represents a raw, sometimes unbridled, talent that over time could be molded into a player of Crowder’s caliber and beyond. But for now, Williams is focused on putting Burton and the rest of his freshmen in the right position to contribute to the remaining season. “It’s just part of growing and part of maturing, but we need those guys,” Williams said. “We need those guys to keep helping us. We need those guys to keep growing.” Trey Killian is a senior from Tampa, Fla., majoring in journalism. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Big east notebook Player of the Week By Jacob Born
Caroline Coyer Sophomore Guard Villanova
St. John’s continues to roll
The Red Storm entered Big East play with a decent 7-4 record, but have won nine out of their last ten games since, including a current eight-game win streak. Since entering conference play, St. John’s beat every team in the Big East except for Providence, and it avenged its five-point defeat at Xavier
Jan. 5 by handing the Musketeers a 32-point beatdown at home Jan. 29. If St. John’s can continue its hot streak, the Red Storm should have the No. 1 seed for the Big East Tournament locked up soon enough. McPherson gets 1,000th Career Point
St. John’s fifth-year senior Eugeneia McPherson notched her 1,000th career point on the
second of two free throw shots in the second half against Seton Hall Feb. 1. McPherson became the 20th woman in St. John’s history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. McPherson made seven points in the game and is averaging 8.8 points on the season, but is better known for her shutdown defense. Junior Arlesia Morse of Marquette is the next closest Big East player to the 1,000-point mark, sitting at 961.
game of the Week Creighton at DePaul Sunday Feb. 9, 12 p.m.
Coyer led Villanova to a 2-0 week, which catapulted the Wildcats into sole possession of fourth place in the conference. Coyer opened the week at Georgetown, where the sophomore dropped 10 points, brought down four rebounds and dished out two assists.
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But Coyer really did damage against third-place Creighton. Coyer led the team with 19 points and six assists and shot 50 percent from the field. She will be tested as she and the Wildcats have two road games this week.
Creighton will face one of its toughest matchups of the season when the team travels to secondplace DePaul Sunday afternoon. Creighton lost its No. 2 spot to DePaul after it lost at Villanova, but the Blue Demons have done their part as well. DePaul enters
Saturday’s match riding a sevengame win streak. The Blue Demons have the No. 1 ranked offense, scoring margin, field goal percentage and three-point shooting percentage in the Big East. They also lead the Big East in steals, assists and
turnover margin. However, the Bluejays are near the top in almost every defensive category in the Big East. This matchup will come down to whether DePaul’s offense can break the Creighton defense, and on paper, the Blue Demons should.
Shymansky departs MU to coach at his alma mater Former volleyball coach accepted same position at Iowa By Patrick Leary
Bond Shymansky called his team together Friday evening to tell them he made one of the most difficult choices of his life: he was going home to his alma mater, the University of Iowa, and accepted their head coaching job. “There was no easy way to break it to them, so I just kind of blurted it out and let it sink in for a few minutes,” Shymansky said. “It was a full range of emotions. Everyone was very upset, including me.” The news broke over the
weekend and Marquette athletics released a statement Monday confirming the coach’s decision. “We appreciate the substantial contributions coach Shymansky has made to the growth and development of Marquette volleyball,” Marquette interim vice president and director of athletics Bill Cords told GoMarquette.com. “He, his staff, and team have raised the success and visibility of our program to a national level and in so doing have built a solid foundation upon which to grow stronger and better. We wish Bond and his family the very best.” Shymansky departs with a 118-45 career record and a 5716 mark in Big East play. In an exclusive interview with the Tribune, he praised Marquette for giving him the resources and opportunities to succeed.
“In so many ways, Marquette was my dream job,” Shymansky said. “We were well supported, well thought of, winning. It is a great university and I worked around great people every day and we loved the community we lived in.” Regardless of the supportive community, family played a huge role in Shymansky moving back to Iowa City. “It’s the perfect fit for us from a family standpoint,” he said. “Our entire families are here. Not just my wife’s and my parents, but all of our brothers, sisters, everybody, they’re here. So there’s a really neat community feeling for us.” Shymansky also noted the challenge of rebuilding Iowa’s program, finishing 11-21 overall and 2-18 in the Big Ten conference, which piqued his interest. Shymansky said he looks
forward to the challenge of rebuilding Iowa in the Big Ten, a conference he regards as “bar none, the best conference in the country.” He acknowledged the difficulty involved with making the decision, but knew he left the Marquette volleyball cupboard far from bare. “It’s hard to look them in the eye and know that they believed so deeply in the direction that our program is going and in my leadership,” Shymansky said. “They still have that same belief for each other and for the program.” Even though he “was knocking them over with the news,” Shymansky said each player extended their appreciation to him in the days following the meeting. “As they’ve had a little bit of time and space to digest the
information … they’ve all reached out to say, ‘Congratulations, we’re going to miss you so much, but thanks for everything that you’ve done,”’ he said. In the same statement Monday, Cords said the search for Shymansky’s successor was underway. “The search has already begun for a coach who shares our vision for the future of (Marquette) volleyball and who will continue to build our program and capitalize on the momentum of the team’s recent success,” Cords said. Ultimately, Shymansky knows he is leaving behind a program that will succeed for years to come. “I’m leaving behind a winner,” he said. “Winners continue to win. They just know how to do it.”
Published on Feb 6, 2014