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Few specific details given after Pilarz’s resignation
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Naus: ‘I love you all very much’
By Joe Kaiser
University President the Rev. Scott Pilarz’s resignation announcement Friday came as a surprise to students and faculty, and the university has not readdressed the issue in the days following. Pilarz’s announcement came just more than two years after he was inaugurated as the 23rd president of Marquette. Pilarz canceled his lone class, Playing God: Divinity and Plays, Monday and has not yet talked to the media, including the Tribune, about his decision to leave. Some faculty members declined to comment on the news, while others gave well-wishes to the outgoing president. “Father Pilarz’s commitment to Catholic, Jesuit education is both steadfast and inspiring, and that has been an important part of his work here at Marquette the past couple of years,” said the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, associate vice president in the Office of the Executive Vice President, in an emailed statement. “As brother Jesuits, as well as members together on the Board of Trustees at another Jesuit institution (Boston College) and in his administration, I have learned much from him. I also respect his decision to move to new apostolic opportunities in December, but I hope after ten years of presidential work that he gets the rest he deserves.” According to Friday’s emailed statement, Pilarz told the Board of Trustees, “I believe the time has come to consider other apostolic opportunities for me as a Jesuit priest. I have made this decision after much prayer, discernment and conversation with religious superiors, my spiritual director and others whose counsel I have sought over the past three years.” He made the announcement to the board while they were meeting in Washington D.C. for the Les Aspin 25th Anniversary Celebration, which also marked the first ever full Board of Trustees meeting outside of Milwaukee. Despite being in D.C. during the anniversary and making the announcement to the board, multiple event attendees confirmed that Pilarz did not attend the 25th anniversary ceremony. Pilarz will remain university president until Dec. 14, the end of the semester, but the university is beginning the search process for a new, permanent president immediately. Charles Swoboda, chair of the Board of Trustees, is leading the search for a new president. Swoboda, a 1989 alumnus of the College of Engineering, is also CEO of North Carolinabased Cree Inc., a manufacturer of LED devices and materials. See Pilarz, Page 2
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The Rev. John Naus was known for his celebration of the Tuesday night mass at St. Joan of Arc Chapel, his comedic spirit and his love for Marquette.
Jesuit legend dies at 89 after half-century serving university By Caroline Roers
When eating lunch at Marquette Place in 2011, it was not uncommon to see an older man in windbreaker pants and a motorized scooter talking to a group of students. Nor was it uncommon to see this same man giving a sermon at Tuesday night Mass in St.
lasting impression on thousands of students, including Pirics, who hasn’t forgotten the day she first met Naus. “I met Father Naus one of the very first days of my freshman year at Marquette,” she said. “I was eating in the union with friends, and he came up to our table and just started talking to us. He sat with us for about an hour telling us stories about Marquette from way back when and asking us about our families.” Naus loved talking with students and bringing smiles to their faces, sharing words of wisdom and doing what he could to bring
joy to their lives. “Father Naus’ love for life definitely rubbed off on me and taught me to always see the good in every person and situation,” Pirics said. “Thank you, Father Naus.” Naus was born on Aug. 28, 1924 and graduated from Marquette University High School in 1942. He was ordained as a priest in 1955 at the Church of the Gesu on the Marquette campus and holds degrees from Saint Louis University and the Gregorian University in Rome. See Naus, page 4
Gesu church construction falls behind Exterior renovations to be completed by November of 2014 By Kelly Meyerhofer
Those hoping to enjoy the beauty of Gesu Church’s exterior will continue to see scaffolding instead as Parish Administrator John O’Brien predicts construction will last until November 2014. “We’re behind,” O’Brien said about the five-year construction project that the church is undertaking. “We ran into more structural problems with the
Joan of Arc Chapel. From a professor to a jokester, the Rev. John Naus was considered the epitome of a Jesuit by many of his colleagues and students. “He lived and breathed Marquette, and I don’t think the university will be the same without him,” said Meghan Pirics, a law student. Naus died Sunday, Sept. 22, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee after recently suffering a stroke, his second in 10 years. He was 89 years old. He was placed in palliative care Wednesday. Though gone, Naus made a
envelope than we anticipated.” Scaffolding for the front of the church will be disassembled this November according to O’Brien’s tentative plan. Scaffolding will return to the sides and back of the church in late spring. O’Brien said that the most time-consuming part of the construction process is tuck pointing, where joints between two structural elements are ground out and re-mortared. The variety of materials Gesu is comprised of makes this process much more difficult for the construction workers. Previous renovations to the church doubled its gutter system capacity, replaced the crosses on both of its steeples,
and replaced the windows with a more durable glass. A new policy will be implemented requiring an inspection to occur at least once every five years to ensure the church won’t get as bad as it was in 2010 when construction first began. O’Brien said the deterioration of the crosses on the steeples were causing safety concerns. “Something had to be done,” he said. Approximately $1.5 million was spent on construction this year alone, which was funded by parish fundraising and capital reserves. Marquette, which has a shared service agreement with the church, has not provided any funding for the project, according to Andrew
Brodzeller, associate director of university communication. Only when the exterior is completed at the end of 2014 will workers begin work on the interior of the 120-year-old church, O’Brien said. Church attendance has not suffered during the renovation process, though O’Brien said he worries this issue may become more problematic as construction moves to the interior. The Rev. John Schlegel, associate pastor at Gesu, said construction poses a challenge to its parishioners. “People view construction as a deterrent,” Schlegel said. “It was a problem during the
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An exclusive interview with ‘Breaking Bad’s’ Walt Jr. PAGE 6
MU students deserve to be addressed by Fr. Pilarz.
See Gesu, Page 3
Charley Gargano deserves no pity for assaulting a DPS officer. PAGE 11
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Dental students construct flying tooth Giant molar crashes after being launched at Red Bull Flugtag By Jason Kurtyka
Five Marquette dental students gained wings this weekend when they launched a giant tooth off a 30-foot platform into Lake Michigan. Red Bull hosted its first National Flugtag Day Saturday in five cities across the United States. The “Frequent Flyer Smiles,” comprised of dental students Andrew Welles, Jimmy Kolstad, Joe Karlen, Michael Stangler and Tim Gainey, competed in Chicago. “We really kind of wanted to have some fun, wanted to represent our professions,” Gainey said. “So we entered, and we got chosen to participate so we built a giant flying tooth and we’re here to show it off and see how far she flies today.” Flugtag teams build a flying craft and launch it from a 30-foottall platform into a body of water. Contestants are not selected based on their ability to design a flying craft; only teams able to entertain a crowd are chosen to compete. The Frequent Flyer Smiles were selected based on a video where the team helped the tooth fairy, played by Andrew Welles, discover Red Bull and find his wings again. The Smiles were a crowd favorite Saturday. Before their flights, the teams and their crafts were on display for pictures and fan entertainment. Pilot Andrew Welles stood atop their
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Marquette dental students called their team the “Frequent Flyer Smiles” for Red Bull’s National Flugtag Day.
8-foot-high tooth, dancing in his tooth fairy costume while the rest of his crew grabbed fans walking by and took pictures with them. “Yeah, that is the tooth fairy,” said Gainey. “We’re all the dentists and we’re helping him get his confidence, get his wings back, so we’ve got a big tooth, we’ve got some tooth paste wings, a tooth brush, we really want to make sure he can fly today.” The first Red Bull Flugtag was held in Vienna, Austria in 1992. After gaining popularity in Europe, the first American Flugtag took flight in San Francisco Bay in 2002. Flugtag judges consider three different categories when scoring teams: distance, creativity and showmanship. A fourth category, people’s choice, encourages teams to entertain fans through social media and their antics during the event
to motivate them to vote via text message. The team with the highest average score out of all categories won an outing to skydive with the Red Bull Air Force. “It’s a molar, we made the wings out of tooth paste tubes, added a tooth brush in the front,” Karlen said of the team’s machine. “I don’t know how aerodynamic it is, but it’s a creative piece.” Jasmine Hempel, a junior in the College of Communication, did not know Marquette was going to be represented when she decided to come to Flugtag. “I’m glad we’re able to come down here and support Marquette,” Hempel said. “It’s cool to see all the creativity and the hardwork that goes into these types of things.” The Frequent Flyer Smiles pulled in almost 4,000 fan votes and came in 3rd place out of 30 entries in the
people’s choice category. Levi LaVallee, the world record holder for longest motorcycle jump at 412 feet, was one of the judges for the event. “I did see the tooth craft,” LaVallee said. “Last I checked teeth don’t fly very well, but, you know, it had wings and maybe it will happen, maybe it will work. So I think they’re basing things off creativity, but maybe they’ve got an ace up their sleeve.” When it came down to launch time, each team had to perform a choreographed dance on the flight deck to display their showmanship. The Frequent Flyer Smiles broke out into a dance complete with giant inflatable toothbrushes. The giant tooth briefly took flight as the team pushed it off the platform, until it came crashing 30 feet straight down into the water.
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Pilarz: MU President leaving after 2 years in position “We thank Father Pilarz for his Pilarz served as president of the Uniaccomplishments and dedication to versity of Scranton for eight years Marquette, its faculty and most of starting in 2003. all, its students,” Swoboda said in Chelsea Casey, a graduate student the emailed statement Friday. “I take in the College of Education, studied immense pride and responsibility for at the University of Scranton for ensuring the mission and innovative undergrad before coming to Marspirit of our Catholic, Jesuit tradition quette and said she is disappointed continues well into the future. As to see Pilarz leave. chair of our board, I assure you that I “I am sad that Father Pilarz is leavwill work closely with our Board of ing Marquette after such a short periTrustees and uniod of time because versity leadership I was blessed to to map out a tranwitness the insition plan for our credible impact he future success.” had on the ScranUnlike prior ton community,” searches for uniCasey said. “Faversity presidents, The Rev. Scott Pilarz, ther Pilarz not only the successor to PiUniversity President transformed Scranlarz can be a layperton’s physical camson, according to the university by- pus, but he also enriched the Scranton laws that were amended in 2011 after community through his dedication Pilarz was hired. to education and to the people who All previous Marquette presidents make up the community.” were Jesuits, but in 2006 then-uniPilarz joined the Marquette Board versity president the Rev. Robert of Trustees in 2009, and upon sucWild said he expected a layperson ceeding Wild in 2011, hired Tom to eventually be president of the Kiely and Tom MacKinnon to university. In 1995, when Marquette serve as director for the Institute for was searching for a new president Catholic Leadership and chief of following the resignation of univer- staff to the president, respectively. sity president the Rev. Albert Diulio, MacKinnon also served as Pilarz’s Father James Carter, the then-interim chief of staff at Scranton. president of the Association of Jesuit Pilarz made more new hires once Colleges and Universities in Wash- he arrived on campus. Pilarz’s first ington D.C. told the Milwaukee major hire came in January 2012, Journal Sentinel he expected Jesuit with the introduction of new athuniversities to have laypersons as letic director Larry Williams. Henpresidents within “the next 10 years.” drickson was hired as associate vice president in the Office of the Marquette timeline Executive Vice President in AuBefore arriving at Marquette, gust 2012, and Mary Distanislao
Jesuits move. That’s part of who we are.”
was hired as executive vice president later that year. Pilarz also hired Richard Holz as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, a seat that had been occupied by interim deans for the previous five years. The university also saw some key positions emptied during the Pilarz term. Kate Venne, former director of University Communication, left in 2012, and former Provost John Pauly left his post in May. Tricia Geraghty, former vice president for Marketing and Communication, parted ways with Marquette in October 2012 and Julie Tolan, former vice president for university advancement, said goodbye in June 2012. Among his notable achievements, Pilarz oversaw Marquette joining the newly formed Big East Conference, an expansion of the School of Dentistry and the unveiling of a strategic plan for the university last fall. Pilarz, though, also had to handle the aftermath of a sexual assault case involving student athletes once he arrived, and during the following summer, sexual assault cases involving study abroad programs in Italy and South Africa. In March, he and Pauly, then still provost, answered questions concerning the revoked sponsorship of the FemSex workshop, which came to light again this semester when the Honors Program planned to bring the workshop back. Historical precedents The last Marquette president to resign mid-year was Diulio. Diulio’s tenure as Marquette president, which
lasted from 1990-1996, saw a $6 million budget deficit and decreasing student enrollment, all while managing the highly publicized university nickname change and from “Warriors” to “Golden Eagles.” Turbulence in Diulio’s presidency heightened when he planned to close Wisconsin Avenue from 11th Street to 16th Street to non-university traffic, the length of Marquette’s campus at the time. Opponents of the plan took their grievances up to the Milwaukee Common Council, The Milwaukee Journal reported in October, 1994, and Diulio announced his resignation abruptly in December, 1995, only to be replaced by Wild just six months later. Diulio later went on sabbatical in Spain, Los Angeles and San Antonio, Tex. before becoming President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation on Jan. 1, 2012. Wild retired after leaving his post as president and continues to live on campus in the Jesuit Residence. Pilarz said he wanted to pursue “other apostolic opportunities” in the emailed statement Friday, but did not give specifics on what he may do next. When he was hired by Marquette he mentioned a trend for Jesuits to strive for fresh starts. “Jesuits move. That’s part of who we are,” Pilarz told the Tribune in 2011, upon taking the job at Marquette. “One of the earliest Jesuits said, ‘Our home is the road.’ So it’s good for us to pick up stakes and move and start fresh.”
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Pope Francis’ comments spark optimism for change Francis encourages softer stances on various social issues By Natalie Wickman
Marquette students, faculty and resident Jesuits watched Pope Francis make headlines for focusing his papacy on open-minded pursuits. Pope Francis raised a new wave of spiritual change in the Catholic Church last week, saying in an interview with American Magazine, “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. (…) It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.” Mary Anne Siderits, an assistant professor of psychology, said she admires how Francis will consider and reconsider Catholic views. “He will consider what other people’s positions or concerns might be and he’ll do this on a broad basis,” Siderits said. “This is a man who is constantly processing his own thinking on something.” The Rev. John Thiede, a Jesuit and assistant professor of theology, said the Pope is shifting the church’s focus to overarching
structural sins that lead to poverty and widespread unemployment. “He’s reminding us of the parable of the Good Samaritan – how do we treat the stranger, the ones on the margins,” Thiede said. “He’s taking a more pastoral approach and focusing on worldwide poverty.” Francis also widened his perspective by forming a consultation group of bishops from around the world, changing the style in which the Vatican is managed. “(Francis) said he wants to work from the bottom-up and this is different from the top-down, everything-centralized-in-Rome approach,” said Thiede. Mark Johnson, an associate professor of theology, said he hopes Francis’ papacy will lead to continued change and innovation in Catholicism. “I suspect that there will be, over time, greater democratization and transparency in how the Vatican is run,” Johnson said. “Are there other ways to choose the bishop of Rome? Maybe we’ll have Papal conventions!” Throughout his papacy thus far, Francis performed many humble acts, including washing the feet of 12 criminal offenders on Holy Thursday in 2013 and refusing to accept lavish housing or cars. Daniel Henderson, a sophomore in the College of
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Pope Francis waves to crowd as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.
Communication, said he’s seen his friends re-consider their views on Catholicism after learning about Francis’ choices. “He’s giving good energy and I think he’s really capturing what the church needs in the modern
day,” Henderson said. Siderits said she sees Francis’ papacy as one that can break ground for church development. “(Francis) thinks the most important thing is to emphasize concern for people and for their
spirituality and not get all tied up with focusing on doctrine,” Siderits said. “In my opinion, this affects younger people, people who struggle with unbelief and people concerned with some church practices.”
Guns on campus not a sure-fire idea for students Majority oppose concealed carry on campus, survey says By Mat Kulling
Seventy-eight percent of students surveyed said they opposed concealed handguns on campus and would not obtain a permit to carry a handgun if it were legal, according to a study by Ball State University that surveyed 15 Midwestern universities. Students in the survey said they would not feel safe if faculty, students and visitors had weapons on campus. The survey said about 66 percent of the 1,649 students surveyed said carrying a gun would
not make them feel less likely to be troubled by others. Ball State researcher Jagdish Khubchandani said the conducted study should be used to help lawmakers decide whether to allow concealed-carry permit holders to bring guns to campuses. “To me, it’s clear that we need to have decision-making on this idea,” Khubchandani said in the study. “But the people that should be involved are the students and the campus police chief instead of a policymaker.” The study did not name the universities that were surveyed. Capt. Russell Shaw, associate director of Department of Public Safety, said that if someone was going to bring a gun on campus, they would need to take certain precautions. “(People) should know that if they
are going to come onto our campus, they should have their weapons stored in their vehicle somehow,” Shaw said. “I certainly wouldn’t recommend that because you never know what could happen.” Shaw said DPS allows students to store their weapons in the office while students live in residence halls, or just for safe-keeping. Students need to give 24-hour notice before retrieving their weapons. Shaw went on to say that although weapons are banned on Marquette’s campus, the concealed-carry law is still in effect for the rest of the city, so there is nothing DPS or the Milwaukee Police Department can do to force people not to carry guns. In keeping with the results of the study, Tom Porter, a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences, said that allowing guns on campus would not make
him feel increasingly safe. “In fact, it would probably make me feel more unsafe,” Porter said. “I think there is a certain maturity needed to handle weapons, and although we have plenty of mature kids here, I don’t think it would be a benefit to have armed students. We have DPS here for a reason … let them handle that sort of protection.” Tommy Volberding, sophomore in the College of Health Sciences, disagreed and said allowing guns would be beneficial to students. “Of course (it makes me feel more safe),” Volberding said. “If (I had a gun) I wouldn’t be afraid of anyone.” All 50 states have some form of a concealed carry law, with Illinois becoming the last state to adopt such a law in July. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 19 state legislatures
introduced bills in 2013 to allow concealed carry on campuses, and two of them failed. The conference also said that five states tried to pass laws preventing guns on campuses in 2013, and they all failed. Several universities in the past tried to find a medium between completely banning guns on campuses and allowing them outright. The University of ColoradoBoulder set aside an entire dorm for students with concealed-carry permits to live. In 2012, news reports said no students asked to live there, however. Shaw said the results of the study are to be expected in the wake of recent mass shootings. “I can totally understand (the students’) mindset,” Shaw said, “and unfortunately, with all the shootings that have occurred, it’s going to make someone very uneasy.”
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Gesu: Scaffolding to remain for months building of Eckstein Hall, which affected Gesu’s parking lot. But we’ve always had pretty good attendance.” Some parishioners said they agree with Schlegel. The scaffolding is not pretty to look at, but it is worth it to restore this landmark church, said longtime parishioner and Marquette alumna Jean Gama, who described Gesu as her “favorite church in the whole wide world.” In the meantime, students have to tolerate looking at the scaffolding on the building throughout this year and next. “The scaffolding takes away a lot of the beauty of the church,” said Andrea Hughes, a freshman in the College of Business Administration who sees the church every time she walks to class. “I’m ready for it to come down.”
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Scaffolding on Gesu will remain until the construction ends in November.
Park dedicated to Carr
Photo courtesy of Sarah New
Ashmore Park in Chicago, IL was dedicated to Andrew Keith Carr, a Marquette junior who died in Italy this summer. Members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, which Carr was a part of, helped clean the park Saturday.
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Naus: Priest a campus icon He began his work at Marquette as dean of students and later served in a variety of capacities: director of spiritual welfare, Schroeder Hall minister for 28 years, associate professor of philosophy, faculty adviser to Alpha Sigma Nu and the Evans Scholars, assistant to the president and chaplain to the Alumni Memorial Union. Over the course of his teaching career at Marquette, Naus taught ethics as well as Chinese and Indian philosophy. James South, associate dean for faculty for the College of Arts & Sciences, who worked with Naus for many years, said Naus was “one of the kindest, warmest people” he has ever known. “No student left his class unchanged — and that change was always for the better,” South said. “He was missed after his retirement, and he will be missed even more now, but I take solace in the fact that he made Marquette and the philosophy department places where students saw manifest concern for personal well-being.” Naus retired from Marquette in 2012. Though Naus had numerous academic achievements and was a vital part of the faculty, South and many students agree that one of his best characteristics was his ability to make people smile. Throughout his time at Marquette, Naus became known for the thousands of Christmas cards he would send out every year in July and his tradition of celebrating the 10 p.m. Mass at St. Joan of Arc Chapel on Tuesdays. Naus was also known for dress-
ing up as Tumbleweed the Clown. During his last class, he spent the entire hour teaching his students how to make balloon animals. “It was nearly impossible to be around him and not be happy,” Pirics said. “I think of all things, people will miss his smile and desire to make every person he met feel loved and important.” Pirics noted one of the messages Naus often shared at Tuesday night Mass: “See written on the forehead of everyone you meet today: ‘Make me feel important.’” In an unfinished farewell letter, Naus extended his deep appreciation for the Marquette community. “I would like to say this to all of you, my Marquette University friends who have sent me messages and cards and promised prayers so that I get better. I appreciate these kindnesses 100 percent. The effect that hearing your words being read to me has had on my life is beyond description. They have given me hope ... I love you all very much.” In lieu of flowers, Naus requested memorials be made to the Rev. John Naus, S.J. Endowed Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2004 to support Marquette students like the thousands he served, taught and inspired as a Jesuit throughout his life. Naus’s visitation and funeral will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Gesu Church. The visitation will take place from 2 to 7 p.m., followed by a funeral mass.
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R.J. Mitte, who stars as Walt Jr. on ‘Breaking Bad,’ speaks to Marquette students in a packed Varsity Theater.
‘Breaking Bad’ star talks disabilities in media, series finale By Tony Manno
Actor R.J. Mitte is having a busy few weeks. On Sunday, he accepted the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series with the cast and crew of “Breaking Bad” for his role as Walt Jr. This weekend, the popular AMC show will air its final episode. And he’s finishing interviews as executive producer for a new documentary, “Vanished: The Tara Calico Story.” On top of the chaos, Mitte visited Marquette Thursday to speak to a packed Varsity Theatre about childhood bullying and overcoming adversity from his experience as an actor with cerebral palsy. Before he took the stage, Mitte sat down with the Tribune to talk about disabilities on the screen, weekend plans and the tumultuous final episodes of “Breaking Bad.” Disclaimer: As much as Flynn loves his breakfast, there was no visit to the Broken Yolk this time around. Tony Manno: Tell us what you’ll be talking about tonight. R.J. Mitte: I’m a big advocate of anti-bullying. I also talk about diversity in arts and media, and turning your disability into an ability, even when you do not have a disability. Everyone is disabled in their own way. Everyone has their own obstacles they have to fight through and to overcome. And the trick is, no matter how vast or how tall these obstacles are, you can always find a way around them and you can always find a way through them. Manno: How well are disabled people represented in movies and TV today? Mitte: People want to see someone they can relate to in the theater and on TV. And the thing is, when you don’t have that, then no one has anyone to relate to. No one has that person to look up to. And I’m very lucky. There are 11 million people in this world with a disability, and that number grows every day. It’s weird that there’s only 2 percent – almost no people – with a disability in the media and in movies. I talk on a program called IMPWD (I Am a Person With a Disability) where we talk about diversity in arts and media and talk about getting people to have accurate portrayals of characters in
film. It’s weird, because everyone knows at least one person that has a disability. Everyone has that one person. And if that’s not portrayed in television, then it’s not very accurate. Yes, it is movie magic, but the majority of it is real life. The things you see on television, the things that you see on movies, to one degree or another they actually have happened and will happen again in one person’s life or another. So if you don’t have full portrayal and full accuracy of a character, what’s the point? Manno: After the first few episodes of Breaking Bad, Walt Jr.’s cerebral palsy almost becomes secondary to his character. How did Vince Gilligan and the writers decide to include Walt Jr.’s disability? Mitte: Vince wrote Walt Jr. in memory of a college friend. The secondary part of his disability – it’s just who he is. It’s part of his everyday lifestyle. Just because someone has a disability on a show or someone has a disability on a movie doesn’t mean you have to highlight the disability. It’s not about (Walt Jr.’s) disability – it’s about a man trying to provide for his family. It’s funny, because people are always like, “Well, where does his disability come in?” The disability is just there – there’s no rhyme or reason. People have these physical ailments. It’s part of him. It’s part of what created him. Manno: Is that more accurate than TV shows in the past?
Mitte: I feel TV shows today are more aware of what’s going on in society as more and more people have disabilities, and that number will never slow down. That’s one of the things that will forever be growing. But as it has been growing, I think people understand it more and people realize what it is to have a disability; what it is to live with a disability; what its like to come from this point of “I have no other way” to “Oh, there are ways I can control my own body.” And I think that’s what’s most important. Manno: In the past few episodes, Walt Jr. has had the worst day of his life. Mitte: I think in one episode, Walt Jr. had the worst day of his whole entire life. It’s weird – we only have two left. I still cannot believe there’s only two left. Manno: How did you prepare for those scenes? They’re some of the most intense for Walt Jr. through the entire show. Mitte: Family. I think everyone to one degree or another has had family struggles. Not to this magnitude, but I think everyone has had that one person in their family that causes some stuff to go on. And I always go off of what I know. It’s weird to see this type of family, but more and more people are actually like the White family. And it’s weird, because – yes, he is making methamphetamine. Yes, they’re doing these horrible, horrible things. But they are dealing with these issues. They are dealing with divorce. They
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‘Breaking Bad’ won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series this Sunday.
are dealing with separation. They are dealing with a family being torn apart from the inside. And that’s what I think relates so many people to “Breaking Bad.” Especially right now – with everything going on in this world, I think people are now seeing this is actually happening, that people are actually becoming this desperate to do what is necessary to provide for their family.
you intentionally wanted. People along the way – they always forget. They always grow. And as you’re growing, your wants and ideals change. But you should never forget what you were intentionally fighting for. That original idea, that original start, that original point of view – you made that change in your life for the better. Well, I don’t know about methamphetamine, but he was fightR.J. Mitte ing for his family, and that’s what everyone should want – to stand up for your family, and to do what you have to do to protect them. Manno: How do you take that message personally? Mitte: I’ve always been able to stand up for my family and stand up for what was right. I grew up with a Marine grandfather, so he kind of got it into me. I started acting when I was 13 years old. My little sister was 2 – she’s 9 now. We moved to Los Angeles. My mother was actually paralyzed – my mother was paralyzed for six years. It was just me, my little sister and my mom, and I took care of them for the six years. And I still take care of them now. Mostly that’s the biggest thing for me – to always be there for the people that you care about the most. Because they’ll always be there when you need them. In one way or another, even if you don’t like it, they’ll still be there for you.
I don’t know about methamphetamine, but (Walter White) was fighting for his family, and that’s what everyone should want -- to stand up for your family and do what you have to do to protect them.”
Manno: Now that we’ve seen Walter’s most biting message come to be – that his actions have had their consequences – what do you think someone our age can learn from Walter White? Mitte: Don’t get caught. (Laughs) No, there’s a lot. You’re talking about a good man that has done very bad things to protect his family. The biggest thing I’ve learned from Walter White is to never forget what
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Manno: What should fans be expecting for the end of the series? Mitte: Pain. There’s only two episodes left (now one) – it’s going to be interesting. It’s an amazing season finale, and everything that comes together is brilliant. I still can’t believe there are only two episodes left. It’s wild to think that we’ve been going for seven years now, and there’s just the two. But it’s really good – it’s really, really good. Vince and the writers, they did such an amazing job. Everything that they brought – all the stories, the way that they come together is just so brilliant. It really is. Manno: Where will you be watching? Mitte: So this Sunday is the Emmys, so I will probably be at the Emmys, hopefully on the stage winning an Emmy. So we’ll see what happens with that. The finale, I will be at Forever Cemetery – we’re going to be in an outdoor area airing the last episode. You know: last episode of “Breaking Bad,” graves, dead people … you’re good. (Editor’s note: “Breaking Bad” did win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series this Sunday.)
Tuesday, Septmeber 24, 2013
Fifth MKE Film Festival looks to top past successes Cinemas across the city will be overtaken for 15 days of film By Claire Nowak
Most five-year-olds celebrate their birthdays with balloons, cake and a rousing game of pin the tail on the donkey. But for the next two weeks, Milwaukee Film will turn five by screening 240 world-class films and hosting concerts, film panels and parties across the city. The fifth annual Milwaukee Film Festival will take local cinemas by storm Thursday and run through Oct. 10, presenting some of the year’s best films from 44 different countries. According to Milwaukee Film artistic and executive director Jonathan Jackson, the festival has achieved a caliber in its fifth year that most film festivals don’t reach for decades. “In that first and second year, I didn’t know if we could get here because (we were) a start-up organization,” Jackson said, “… but I couldn’t be more pleased that heading into our fifth year, I would consider the festival among the top 20 or 30 festivals in the country.” The Milwaukee Film Festival has grown exponentially since its
inception, drawing larger crowds as the festival brings in higher quality films each year. The ticket sales have already surpassed the tickets sold at last year’s festival and several screenings are already soldout. The event is expected to improve upon its 50,160 attendees in 2012, which was already a 40 precent jump from the previous year. “It’s really about a true community celebration and undertaking with our more than 300 partners for the festival this year,” Jackson said. “I love the statistics that now we have 414 individual events occurring in the 15 days of the festival. If you’re wondering, my head is about to explode.” Audiences will view films from 11 categories including documentaries, shorts, science fiction and horror, music films and even
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Part of MKE Film’s ‘Passport: Germany,’ ‘Lore’ explores anti-semitism.
action adventure in which Bruce Lee combats drug trafficking and human slavery with his superior karate skills. For the festival’s Passport program, moviegoers have the chance to travel to Germany. The films honor Milwaukee’s German heritage by showcasing a variety of contemporary German filmmakers. One of the most notable films is “Lore,” a tale about four antiSemitic children who must travel across the Bavarian wilderness after their Nazi parents’ imprisonment, only to find that a Jewish person may be their only help along the way.Such quality German cinema is also present in the festival’s opening film, “Break Up Man,” an award-winning comedy about the art of ending relationships that will make its national debut at the festival. “It’s a film that I think will really take off at other festivals once we show it,” Jackson said. Aside from the films themselves, Milwaukee Film has put together a number of events that further the festival experience, including Q & A sessions with directors, panel discussions and musical performances every night at The Hotel Foster. The festival centerpiece, the 1930 silent film “Earth,” will also incorporate a live music experience as the local 18-piece ensemble Altos perform their own original accompaniment. “First priority is absolutely presenting great cinema,” Jackson said, “and that’s been our bread
and butter since day one of the film festival, but I feel like where we’ve expanded tremendously, even just since last year, is creating a whole experience and event around the cinema.” Part of this experience includes recognizing the critics that analyze the film. This year’s State of Cinema keynote address features film critics Keith Phillips, Scott Tobias, Tasha Robinson and Nathan Rabin from the new film criticism website The Dissolve. The four, who have been published in media outlets like NPR, Indiewire and The OnPhoto via wisconsin.aiga.org ion’s A.V. Club, will discuss how their craft has changed since the films made by Milwaukee artists. rise in online journalism and what The competition category features this digital mentality means for the eight of the best films of the year, future of film. from the acclaimed documentary “Not many of the festivals … “The Act of Killing,” one of the put a focus on (film criticism), but year’s most discussed films explorI think it’s particularly important ing a death squad in Indonesia, to that that is foregrounded in the conthe cinematically groundbreaking versation and celebration of cin“Stories We Tell,” director Sarah ema,” Jackson said. “Critics don’t Polley’s investigation into her own get enough recognition for the family’s secrets. A jury of industry part that they play in moving the professionals will vote on the best medium forward.” film and award the winning direcA new addition to the festival tor a $10,000 prize. this year is the Sundance Institute But not all of the scheduled films ShortsLab, an acclaimed workshop are recent releases. “2001: A Space from the Sundance Institute that Odyssey,” the 1968 sci-fi thriller gives local filmmakers the chance about the race for evolutionary to explore shorts. Jackson helped dominance between humans and bring the lab to Milwaukee for the computers, has fans of the genre first time after he spoke with Mike buzzing about its screening at The Plante, Sundance’s short film proOriental, especially as it will be grammer, earlier this year. shown with 35 mm film. Another “I told him how cool Milwaucult classic playing at the festival kee was and how our festival is is “Enter The Dragon,” the 1973 growing and the film community is growing,” Jackson said. “(I) basically convinced him to be interested in bringing the shorts lab to Milwaukee as part of the festival.” With 15 days and more than 400 events to choose from, Marquette students have more than enough opportunities to experience the event that is putting Milwaukee on the cinematic map. It’s sure to be a fifth birthday party to remember, with world-class movies and swarms of Milwaukeeans acting celebrating what is quickly becoming one of the city’s Photo via dfi-film.dk ‘The Act of Killing’ is an acclaimed documentary about Indonesian violence. best-loved traditions.
Gyllenhaal helps ‘Prisoners’ escape its own traps Brutal scenes, strong acting keep film from pulp predictibility By Brian Keogh
“Prisoners” almost gets lost in the maze of its own making. The movie is part ominous psychological thriller and part classic serial killer pulp fiction. The twists and turns show how everyone can become trapped by ideas, circumstances, people and unwittingly become “prisoners” to their own decisions. Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) always prepares for the worst yet finds himself unable to stop the abduction of his daughter and her friend on Thanksgiving. The family and town frantically search for the girls along with Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), the region’s top detective. Alex (Paul Dano), a disturbed man-child, whose RV was parked in the neighborhood,
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is immediately a suspect but is released when no physical evidence is found. Jackman, who thinks he knows better, doesn’t take this well, to put it gently. Alex is kidnapped and tortured by Keller making a long stretch of “Prisoners” revolve around the bloody, bruised and broken moon of Dano’s face. A solid half hour of “Prisoners” is painful to sit through, replete with extended torture scenes. The abduction is cringe worthy, but the
preoccupation with torture in the film goes beyond even the controversial scenes in “Zero Dark Thirty.” The torture becomes gratuitous after the Nth close up of Dano’s ruined face courtesy of Jackman’s fists. Jackman quickly becomes a caricature of the grieving father, willing to do anything to find his lost daughter, an increasingly familiar action trope. Upon looking into the abyss he immediately loses himself and drags along the other missing girl’s parents, well played (and more genuinely grief stricken) by Terrence Howard and Viola Davis. Gyllenhaal’s character, Detective Loki, gives the film the weight Jackman is missing. We meet the character eating alone in a Chinese diner on Thanksgiving making odd jokes, covered with strange tattoos, and with a facial tick. He immediately fits a film where everyone is a moment away from becoming a monster themselves. Loki’s investigation holds “Prisoners” together as Jackman’s character tries to rip it apart. Though Mark Wahlberg serves as the film’s executive producer, “Prisoners” is far from the feelgood world of “Ted” or “The
Italian Job.” It manages to escape that tried and true blockbuster formula, becoming less of an actionpacked thriller and more of an examination of exploitative torture. The film serves as a critique of the mountain of stories that allow for the hero to resort to brutality for justice, like Liem Neeson in “Taken.” Instead, “Prisoners” goes to great lengths to show the beasts men become. The film itself is beautifully shot with frequent Coen brothers cinematographer, Roger Deakins, creating a tense mood and emphasizing a slew of meaningful symbols, from mazes to deer and crosses.
For director Denis Villaneuve, “Prisoners” is his Hollywood debut and first film in English. Fans of this effort can look forward to his next release, also with Gyllenhaal, “Enemy.” With its cast, Villaneuve is probably hoping for Oscar nods this award season, but despite its innovation, the film falls outside the usual fare served at the Academy Awards. Though “Prisoners” is doubtful as an Oscar contender, the film is dark, gritty and holds more complexity than its surface crime story. By the end, good and evil become ambiguous through the sins of all involved.
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The Marquette Tribune Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Pilarz resignation leaves students asking, ‘Why?’
MU needs to make its stand on sexuality programs clear you can't have femsex because i say you can't have femsex.
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Our view: University officials should clearly distinguish how the FemSex workshop conflicts with the university’s Catholic identity and core values. Photo by Rebecca Rebholzfirstname.lastname@example.org
Pilarz, who announced his resignation Friday, addresses students at one of his many forums.
Our view: Pilarz’s impersonal resignation is inconsistant with his usually transparent leadership style. The student body deserves to be addressed by Pilarz personally. Friday night at about 6:30 p.m. University-News sent a campus-wide email with the subject line, “President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Announces Resignation.” The 336-word email did not contain a greeting nor salutation nor was it penned by Pilarz. It simply informed recipients that Pilarz would resign at the end of the semester. The unsigned email quoted Pilarz’s announcement to the Board of Trustees saying, “after 10 years as a university president, I believe the time has come to consider other apostolic opportunities for me as a Jesuit priest. I have made this decision after much prayer, discernment and conversation with religious superiors, my spiritual director and others whose counsel I have sought over the past three years.” The unsigned email that quotes Pilarz’s announcement to the board, but no personal letter from Pilarz to students, starkly contrasts with his past leadership style of student interaction and relative transparency with the student body. Pilarz has lived amidst students in Campus Town East since his inauguration and frequently invited students over to his apartment for dinner. This semester he is also co-teaching an English class titled “Playing God: Divinity in Plays” with Thomas Kiely, director of the Catholic Leadership Institute. He has a history of hosting forums to listen to the concerns of students, and has placed students on multiple advisory boards.
In almost every instance of groundbreaking university decisions, Pilarz personally emailed the student population. From Pilarz’s announcement about forming the new Big East Conference to his yearly poetry month emails, Pilarz has been nothing if not personable with the student body. In fact, there’s even a page on the Office of the President website titled “Letters From Father Pilarz.” The page says, “Since taking office in August 2011, Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., 23rd president of Marquette University, has made a practice of sending regular emails to the Marquette community on topics of interest and importance.” The page contains 39 emails Pilarz has sent to students, colleagues, alumni and the entire Marquette community during his tenure as president, starting with an email inviting students to get to know him. “If you see me around campus, please stop and introduce yourself. I look forward to meeting you,” Pilarz said in an Aug. 29, 2011 email. One topic of interest and importance to the Maquette community is left off this list — his resignation. With a leadership style as personable as Pilarz’s, it is perplexing that he would resign with such little notice, especially without finishing out the academic year. In his welcome back to campus email to student this August, Pilarz wrote, “Please know that your needs as students are at the heart of our efforts.” Well Pilarz, right now, students need an explanation. You owe us one more letter.
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The Marquette University administration’s decision to revoke sponsorship of the Female Sexuality Workshop for the second time is supposed to send a clear message to the campus community: No FemSex. However, the decision has only raised more questions. Students, faculty and other community members deserve answers. FemSex joins a list of gender and sexuality related issues at Marquette, including the Jodi O’Brien scandal, the InterVarsity debacle, canceling of the Vagina Monologues’ campus run, alleged sexual assaults involving athletes and study abroad students, a wave of student awareness campaigns, sexual violence awareness training and a new Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. There seems to be a cycle of progress giving way to more scandal. Each of these incidents share a common theme: gender and sexuality. It appears that as a whole, the university cannot decide how best to handle these issues. Revoking the Honors Program’s FemSex sponsorship is just one more example. Marquette has a history of academic freedom, tolerance and a dedication to diversity. Core classes challenge students’ worldview, opinions and comfort zones. Students are encouraged to look at the world around them from different perspectives and to participate in activities that would do so. FemSex arguably represents one perspective of modern female sexuality. Some of Marquette’s curricular classes already discuss issues of gender and sexuality, but FemSex sponsorship has been revoked twice. The line on which subjects are acceptable to teach or have programming on, and which are not, is too ambiguous. The lack of consistency in responding to gender and sexuality programming on campus is also concerning. Previous sexuality programs such as the “Sex@7” series were allowed to proceed but FemSex is not. The academic sponsorship, program content or implied message of allowing the program to run could all be issues that were not present in Sex@7. Yet, without enumeration, there’s no way to know. Since classes like “human sexuality” are allowed, but an extracurricular workshop on “female sexuality” is not, the distinction needs to be more clear. It implicitly seems that the university only allows gender and sexuality discussions that it has complete control over,
which is ludicrous. Furthermore, in its second incarnation, FemSex’s Honors Program sponsorship included a syllabus rewrite from last year to address some issues the university had with the student-run program. The university has said the revisions were not sufficient, but they did not specify why, or if there was a new issue with the program’s sponsorship this year. Continuing to rescind sponsorship of the controversial FemSex program places the university administration in the role of an overprotective parent, ever watching over the “delicate sensibilities” of the student body, guarding them from the evils outside of Catholic higher education with a “because I told you so” and little else as explanation. Students agree to attend a Catholic institution, and, as such, agree to rules and regulations at that institution based upon Catholic dogma, or official church teachings. Understandably, some aspects of the FemSex program offend such teachings and some may outright oppose them – promoting erotic literature may be one example. But, if that is the case, the administration should point out what is wrong with the program, and how to amend it, instead of constantly issuing a blanket “no.” The Jesuits, as a Catholic order, are committed to an identity of inquiry. Just last week Pope Francis, a Jesuit, recommended Catholics stop “obsessing” over issues of gay marriage, abortion and birth control. He suggested that instead Catholics should focus on finding a “new balance.” Following Pope Francis, the dogma used to dismiss FemSex could be construed as working against a balance accepting all forms of sexuality, including those explored in FemSex. While the university cannot judge what is and is not offensive to individual students, it can rule on programming according to Catholic teaching. The administration needs to stand up, be transparent and explain what it is about FemSex that is so bothersome. Is it the unit on positive female body image, the explicit female genitalia coloring book, the unit on sexuality and spirituality? Students cannot understand exactly which units, projects, topics or themes are against university policy, teaching and mission if they are never explicitly stated. At the very least the university could offer its reasoning in the spirit of transparency. That would give the campus community an option for the discussion, dialogue and understanding that Jesuit institutions supposedly foster.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
FemSex organizers look for answers and space Last Spring, controversy erupted on Marquette’s campus surrounding an administrative decision to revoke sponsorship from the Female Sexuality (FemSex) workshop, a non-credit, student-run workshop on campus. FemSex, a workshop whose mission is “to provide a safe space for exploration, encourage honest dialogue, facilitate collective learning, engage and grapple with the social forces that inform individual experiences, and build allyship,” had originally been offered sponsorship by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at Marquette. The GSRC revoked that sponsorship last spring under orders from administration after the issue was raised to Marquette President the Rev. Scott Pilarz that some of the content of the workshop might conflict with traditional Catholic values. The sole benefits the workshop receives from sponsorship are the use of space on campus (not available to students otherwise) and guidance around content from the sponsoring entity; at no time were we at FemSex receiving monetary support from any arm of the university. At that time we issued an official statement expressing that FemSex in no way conflicts with Catholic values, as it does not condone any behavior, teach any curriculum or make prescriptions. Fifty-three Marquette faculty
members came together to write a joint letter in support of the workshop, which was published in the Marquette Tribune last spring. The workshop then finished out the semester on campus under Honors Program sponsorship. Then last week, just as we at FemSex were gearing up for our second semester on campus under the Marquette Honors Program, we received word that the Honors Program too had been ordered to withdraw sponsorship from the workshop due to concerns related to Title IX and “mandatory reporting.” The administration reportedly expressed concern that participants might divulge past experiences of sexual or other violence in the space. In their official statement, administration expressed concern regarding workshop content conflicting with “Catholic teaching.” The administration reportedly learned for the first time from a recent Marquette Tribune article that the workshop had finished out its Spring 2013 semester under Honors Program sponsorship and was back on campus for the 2013-2014 school year. This information prompted the administration’s decision to withdraw sponsorship a second time. After our sponsorship under the GSRC was withdrawn last spring, we were asked to make certain alterations to the syllabus and re-submit it to the Board of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center in order to
be reconsidered We believe that the value, beauty and heart of for sponsorship. We folFemSex lies in the stories, questions, experiences and lowed these instructions, but insights each participant brings to the space.” sponsorship was Claire Van Fossen and other FemSex organizers not renewed by the GSRC. silenced or ignored, frequently to the detriAdditionally, Marquette administration ment of individuals and communities. We has not contacted us, the student organizers assert that the mission of FemSex at Marof FemSex, regarding this decision and has quette does not push an ideology, teach a failed to include us in any decision-making curriculum, make prescriptions, generalize or discussion regarding the workshop. We, experiences or advocate a particular phias organizers, have experienced this pro- losophy or morality. cess as oppressive, hierarchal, and lacking We believe that the value, beauty and transparency and clarity. heart of FemSex lies in the stories, quesWe would like to see the workshop con- tions, experiences and insights each partinue under an academic department or ticipant brings to the space. We assert that unsponsored in donated space on campus rather than something to fear, closet or in order preserve the integrity of the work- avoid, sexuality, as part of embodied and shop and its mission. Our sponsorship un- spiritual humanity, warrants affirmation, der the Honors Program was revoked just honest discussion, careful consideration five days before the start of the fall work- and open engagement in community. shop. We are now actively seeking alternaThe workshop has been postponed until tives for sponsorship and (primarily) space we, the organizers, are able to secure a new on campus in which to hold the work- meeting space. We have had many offers shop, which would have begun Tuesday, for space off-campus but would like to reSept. 17, 2013. main on campus in order to better serve the We wish to emphasize that the FemSex Marquette community. workshop is intended to create space for conversation, engagement and support Claire Van Fossen is a candidate for her M.A. in around issues of sexuality, embodiment Non-Profit Management. She is one of the founding of FemSex at Marquette University. This and relationship — issues that are core members submission was collectively written by Van Fossen and to our humanity, yet too often shamed, other FemSex organizers.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Offense comes alive in 3-0 win Goals from Bennett II, Nortey and Lysak power MU to 4-2-1 By Andrew Dawson
On a chilly night under the lights of Valley Fields, the student section roared as the Marquette men’s soccer team cruised to a 3-0 victory over LoyolaChicago. After being shutout last weekend by Michigan State, the squad looked to rebound. They did just that, clicking on all cylinders and getting the much needed three points. Marquette possessed the ball for the majority of the match, rarely playing in their own end. This made for little work for a defense that played strongly, only allowing seven shots, and helped redshirt junior goalkeeper Charlie Lyon to his third clean sheet of the season. Lyon credits the defense for the shutout because none of his three saves were very threatening. “Backline was huge,” Lyon said. “Only three saves on the night; none of them were particularly dangerous, so (the backline) did a fantastic job tonight.” Winning the possession battle also played a significant role on the offensive end. After only scoring one goal in their last two matches, the offense needed some tweaks, the main problem being the inability to finish. There were times in the opening frame that mirrored the Michigan State game when the Golden Eagles had 11 corners and 21 shots but did not capitalize. Both Marquette and Loyola were scoreless at half, but Marquette was definitely in the driver’s seat, controlling the tempo of the match and applying constant pressure. The team had seven shots and eight corners in the first half. The same team showed up in the second half, but this time,
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Junior Midfielder Brady Wahl dribbles past a Loyola-Chicago defender in Saturday’s 3-0 victory. Marquette won the match with three second half goals.
they broke down the defense and tallied three goals from three different scorers. “Piece by piece we dismantled them,” coach Louis Bennett said. “Today we looked like a mature team. We just kept at it, kept at it, kept at it, until we broke that coconut open.” It was not long into the second half that Marquette struck. In the 52nd minute, freshman forward Coco Navarro intercepted a pass deep in the Loyola end. After dribbling through defenders with
some nifty footwork, he passed the ball to a nearby freshman, midfielder Louis Bennett II, who hit a 20-yard shot that curled into the back of the net. Navarro was at it again in the 65th minute as he unleashed a shot that a Loyola defender partially blocked. The deflection fell to a waiting redshirt sophomore C. Nortey, who put it home to double the lead. The offensive pressure continued following the goal and in the 84th minute, Loyola keeper Tim
Dobrowolski misread a ball sent over the defense by junior forward Kelmend Islami. Freshman forward Nick Parianos was alone with keeper but his shot was saved. The rebound, however, came to the top of the box where redshirt-senior forward Adam Lysak blasted a half-volley into the open net. The offense finished with 20 shots and 14 corner kicks, its most corners in a match this season and second highest number of shots. Redshirt senior forward
Adam Lysak, who started for the first time in 2013, believes the squad played well on both ends and that was a major factor in getting the result. “This the first time that as an entire team we had a complete allaround performance,” Lysak said, “And it showed in the score.” The squad returns to action next weekend for the start of Big East play as they travel to Cincinnati to face Xavier.
Hockey gets first win of 2013 in split with Loyola Team rebounds from 2-0 loss, wins in dramatic shootout By Jacob Born
Sam Nader, senior forward on Marquette’s club hockey team, was standing alone at the center ice circle with the puck at his feet. Tied 3-3, Marquette and LoyolaChicago were in a shootout that was four rounds deep. Nader skated down the ice and ripped a shot past goaltender Bill McGrenera. The goal gave Marquette the win, their first of the season. The Golden Eagles played a two game series with the Ramblers in Chicago this
weekend. The first game Friday night ended in a 2-0 loss. The Ramblers came out of the gate strong, getting two quick goals to which Marquette couldn’t respond. “We just came out flat,” said senior forward Dominic Zanfardino. “We could never get back in to the game. We also ran into a hot goaltender.” Through his first two games, McGrenera did not allow a single goal. The Golden Eagles peppered him with 35 shots but nothing found the back of the net. Marquette changed that in the second game of the series. The Golden Eagles and Ramblers faced off again Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd. Zanfardino started the Golden Eagles with his first goal of the season, and junior Tyler Sch-
wichtenberg soon followed with Marquette’s second. With the game tied 2-2 late into the third, Zanfardino rocketed a shot past McGrenera to give the Golden Eagles a 3-2 lead. But with just eight seconds left in the game, the Ramblers got their third goal of the game and forced it to overtime. “We need to be better in the last minute of the game,” Zanfardino said. “We are a third period team, but we need to finish strong. You’re going to have bounces that don’t go your way. We need to just limit the mistakes in our defensive zone and I think we will be fine.” After a scoreless overtime and four-round shootout, Nader scored the winning goal. “It feels great to get that first win,” Zanfardino said. “We have
We need to be better in the last minute of the game. We are a third period team, but we need to finish strong.” Senior forward, Dominic Zanfardino been working hard in practice and think we have been playing good hockey. Although we only have one win in three games we can take a lot out of the first two weekends.” While one win in three games isn’t ideal for the Golden Eagles, Zanfardino is confident about their upcoming series against Northern Illinois. He said the experience the team gained in these first three weeks will help them prepare for rivalry games in the next coming month.
“We have a lot of new young guys, and the more game time and experience they get the better we will be, as a team, in the long run,” Zanfardino said. “Also, work on good positioning and staying away from bad habits.” Marquette will face off against Northern Illinois this weekend at the Ponds of Brookfield. The first game of the series is Friday night at 7 p.m., while the second goes down Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
“Sports do not build character. They reveal it.” –Heywood Broun
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
History repeats itself for XC Women third, men fourth for second straight year at ND By Christopher Chavez
The Marquette women’s and men’s cross-country teams placed third and fourth, respectively, at this weekend’s National Catholic Championship in Notre Dame, Ind. The teams’ standings did not change from 2012, but the top finishers on each side did. Sophomore Kellie Greenwood continues to assert herself as the top runner on the women’s side as she placed ninth overall in the varsity women’s 5,000-meter race in 17:46.1. The winning
time of 17:17.9 by Notre Dame senior Kelly Curran was much slower than Rebecca Tracy’s 17:11.8 in 2012 due to the wet course Friday. Freshman Brittney Feivor ran well, placing 16th overall in 18:04.3 and finishing as the top freshman overall. She was the team’s fourth place finisher at the Wisconsin Open to begin the season. On the men’s side, redshirt senior Jack Senefeld displayed gutsy running tactics by sticking to the pack of Notre Dame runners for the first half of the race. Six Irishmen led the race from the gun as Senefeld attempted to hang on with them for as long as possible. He finished 12th overall in 25:40.2. Spencer Agnew’s fitness is set for a breakout race. With the rain coming down in Notre
Dame, Mother Nature may have other plans for later on in the season. Agnew finished second for Marquette and 15th overall in 25:50.8. Sophomore Andres Tineo-Paz locked his eyes and charged to the finish line as he out-kicked sophomore Nick Miller of Loyola (Ill.) by 0.6 of a second in the home stretch. He finished third on the team. Sophomore Cody Haberkorn and redshirt sophomore David Sajdak finished behind him for the Golden Eagles. Notre Dame took both team titles Friday and are ranked third on both Great Lakes Regional Rankings. Marquette is unranked. The Golden Eagles will travel to Louisville on Oct. 5 for the Greater Louisville Classic.
Women edge UL, rout UWM
Kelly breaks MU alltime assist mark on Luba’s goal vs. UWM By Kyle Doubrava
The Marquette women’s soccer team was in dire need of a strong weekend after faltering last Sunday to Illinois State and dropping out of the national polls. Two gritty rivalry victories over Louisville Saturday and Wisconsin-Milwaukee last night placed the Golden Eagles back on track before Big East play begins this week. Marquette overcame Louisville 3-2 in double overtime on a penalty kick by senior midfielder Maegan Kelly and defeated crosstown foe Milwaukee 5-0. Kelly had about as perfect of a weekend as one could ask for. The Big East Offensive Player of the Week netted three goals in the two matches and became the program’s all-time assist leader in the win over Milwaukee. Still, as long as Marquette continues adding to its win column, Kelly would suffice without the personal accomplishments. “It’s kind of surreal right now,” Kelly said. “I don’t really try to think about it every game. I wouldn’t even be there if it wasn’t for my teammates. If (Mary) Luba didn’t finish that shot, I wouldn’t be here where I am right now. If it wasn’t for my teammates, I wouldn’t have any accolades.”
Redemption didn’t come easily for Marquette in the Louisville match. The Golden Eagles let a 2-0 advantage slip away as the Cardinals scored unanswered goals in the final 11 minutes of regulation. After a scoreless first overtime, Louisville committed a handball inside the box in the 104th minute which set up Kelly’s winning goal. Louisville and Marquette have an extended history with one another, due to being past members of the old Big East and Conference USA. The knowledge each squad had of the other showed. The Cardinals and Golden Eagles battled to a 0-0 tie to end the first half, and the Marquette frontline was visibly flustered for not finishing open shots. It may be quite awhile before Louisville and Marquette meet again, as the two are now in separate leagues. Marquette coach Markus Roeders praised the Cardinals for their resiliency. “They have some fantastic players,” Roeders said. “[Coach] Karen [Ferguson-Daye] always has them coached well, and they deserve a lot of credit to just get back into it. I think you saw a typical MarquetteLouisville game over the years. It’s tightly contested, hard-fought. I’m just obviously very ecstatic because at the end, we prevailed.” The Milwaukee match, however, would prove to be less of a challenge. Although the Golden Eagles seemed hesitant with ball movement in the opening 20 minutes, Marquette grew more comfortable as the match progressed, beginning with a header
from senior Vanessa LegaultCordisco in the 24th minute. Goals by Luba, Kelly, Mady Vicker, and Liz Bartels -- all in the second half -- would transform a seemingly close match into a blowout. Marquette this fall has had a trend of putting goals together en masse, but the players agree it all needs to start with the first score. “Breaking that barrier is huge, especially in rivalry games like this and Louisville,” Vicker said. “That first goal kind of sets the tone for the rest of the game. It just helps to get us going, and we can build off of that, which is good.” Marquette moves to 4-0-1 against Milwaukee, spanning the last five years. The team is proud to have city bragging rights, but Roeders realizes at the same time the tides could shift in the Panthers’ favor in the years ahead. “Right now we’re a little bit at different levels,” Roeders said. “That can come back the other way around if you give it time. We just want to play our style and we want to try to take our game to anybody we play.” Vicker, a native of nearby Whitefish Bay, said there is a slight personal victory in the Milwaukee win. “It’s bragging rights,” Vicker said. “I live less than 15 minutes from here, so it means a lot and I know it means a lot to the whole team because we have a lot of local girls and then, obviously everyone wants to defend Marquette and the legacy.”
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Acid trip no excuse for Gargano’s horrible actions
Patrick Leary Last week was a tough one off the field for Marquette athletics. Monday, a student-athlete suffered multiple injuries after being struck by a car while she crossed Wisconsin Avenue. Friday evening, Marquette president the Rev. Scott Pilarz announced his resignation in an email to students. Pilarz, who oversees Director of Athletics Larry Williams, played an important role in the Big East Conference realignment process last fall. However, the most trying incident to trouble Marquette athletics lately came Sept. 14, when men’s lacrosse player Charley Gargano allegedly assaulted a female Department of Public Safety officer near Cobeen Hall. While the story circulated rapidly around campus and found its way into local news outlets, it didn’t receive much national attention. That was until this weekend. Friday evening, Gargano’s story showed up on Deadspin.com, under this headline: “Marquette Lacrosse Player Accused Of Dropping Acid, Punching Cop.” BarstoolSports. com soon followed Deadspin’s lead, but their headline was a little more crass: “Does this look like the face of a Marquette Lax Bro Who Punched A Chick Cop In The Face Twice While Tripping On Acid?” Both stories included Gargano’s mug shot, which can kindly be described as grizzly. His story also landed in more mainstream outlets like FoxSports.com and the Baltimore Sun. At this point, it is fair to say that one night of binge partying has effectively ruined Gargano’s future. The most debatable part of the ordeal is whether Gargano deserves the ridicule and negative attention he’s receiving nationally and locally for an incident he
claims he doesn’t remember. Gargano fully earned everything that comes to him from a legal and embarrassment standpoint. His alleged actions that weekend were monstrous. Forget the fact that he was an utter nuisance and had no control over himself, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s report. He punched a female DPS officer in the face twice, breaking her orbital bone and fracturing her nose. She needed eight stitches at the hospital. Allow me to reiterate: Gargano punched a female DPS officer in the face. He also did it in a maliciously planned manner too, according to the Journal Sentinel. “Although Gargano initially followed the officers’ orders to get to the ground, he then jumped to his feet and punched one of the officers twice in the face, knocking her into a concrete planter,” the article states. Reading that makes me sick. One of the first things I learned as a kid was that it’s never OK to hit a girl. This started out as a way of getting me to remember to use my words when settling kindergarten conflicts, however, ask any parent who teaches this important lesson to their children, and they will probably tell you they do it so their sons don’t grow up thinking violence is an acceptable way of dealing with disagreements, especially with women. Charley Gargano got really high and punched a cop. He deserves to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in that regard. In his addled state of mind, he also broke one of the crucial rules of our society. Violence against a woman, especially one dedicated to protecting the members of the community, is simply intolerable. Gargano’s national ridicule will most likely linger as the criminal process wears on. He warrants zero pity for his immoral actions and has earned all of the mockery that will continue to come his way. Patrick Leary is a junior in the College of Communication. Email him at patrick. email@example.com. Follow him on twitter @ Patrickkleary
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Volleyball smacks UWM after loss to No. 4 Florida Birthday girl Gosh tallies 13 kills, six aces in dominating win By Patrick Leary
Another sweep at the hands of a ranked opponent left the Marquette women’s volleyball team reeling and in need of a big victory. With stellar play from junior right side hitter Lindsey Gosh in all facets Sunday, Marquette obliterated its rival WisconsinMilwaukee in straight sets (2515, 25-17, 25-14) and improved to 6-4 with just one game remaining before Big East play. “It means so much to our team, especially since they are our cross-city rival,” Gosh said. “Just knowing in our heads that we wanted to do that from the start, we were able to go out and do it.” Gosh celebrated her 21st birthday in style Sunday, playing arguably her best game at Marquette. She led the team with 13 kills and a .545 hitting percentage and added six service aces and five block assists. Coach Bond Shymansky praised Gosh for the power she put on her serve Sunday. “That jump serve is lethal,” Shymansky said. “Today, she got on that serve. We’ll clock that thing out in the low 50-MPH range. It’s really blowing people up when it gets into that range.” Gosh’s serve can cause her problems at times, but she
utilized it perfectly Sunday. Even though she made four errors, her aces buried an already demoralized UWM squad. “I was feeling comfortable for the most part,” Gosh said. “I’ve been working on my toss, which is what I struggle with. That’s where I get my errors from. Knowing that I got my toss successfully helped a lot.” Shymansky knows the importance of Gosh’s contributions to the team’s forward momentum and needs her to work her way back into the role she played so well in 2012. “What we want out of Gosh is the next step forward, which is to become a six-rotation player again like she was for us last year,” Shymansky said. “That’s more focus for her in the back row at the passing and defensive skills. She can do it, but right now she’s got to compete against other players on the team.” Redshirt freshman outside hitter Autumn Bailey chipped in 11 kills and eight digs for the Golden Eagles while senior setter Elizabeth Koberstein added 35 assists and nine digs. Shymansky primarily deployed freshman Nele Barber at outside hitter instead of sophomore Erin Lehman. He said both hitters have played well, and that switching them in-and-out is a great example of Marquette’s fantastic depth. “Nele and Erin have been battling for the past month for that spot,” Shymansky said. “The battle has been super tight the whole way through … I like the idea that we have versatility. I say
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Redshirt freshman middle hitter Meghan Niemann provided steady play, with 14 kills in the weekend matches.
this to people all the time: this is one of the first years I’ve felt we have true depth.” Friday, Marquette showed flashes of brilliance against fourth-ranked Florida but came up short and was swept 25-21, 25-21, 25-13. Marquette held leads of at least five points in both of the first two sets, but the Gators persevered and outlasted the Golden Eagles for their tenth win of the young season. “I thought (Friday) was a great show of progression for our team,” Shymansky said. “(Friday), what I saw was great two sets to begin with and we just
faltered in the third set. We just ran out of steam. More importantly, not physically we ran out of steam, but emotionally and mentally we ran out of steam.” Although he was optimistic about their play in the opening sets, the late set collapses frustrated him. “Those are missed opportunities for us. We came out and pounced on them in the first set and then we let them back in. It wasn’t anything amazing that they did, they just sort of chipped away and chipped away … really, it was just a blown opportunity.” Shymansky knows going
forward, opportunities like those in the Florida match are ones his team will need to convert. “I’m not going to keep looking at that saying, ‘Oh, that’s an opportunity that we missed and we learned from it and whatever because they’re the fourthranked team,’” he said. “That’s a win that we want. Until our team crosses the bridge of saying, ‘We believe that we will win every game that we play,’ it’s not just enough for me to believe it. As a coach, I have to breathe that belief into my team.”