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College of A&S dean to be chosen in coming days
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
MU prof. granted $90K See page 2
By Nick Biggi
University President the Rev. Scott Pilarz sent an email last Thursday addressed to university “colleagues,” saying the next dean for the College of Arts & Sciences will be announced “in the coming days.” In the email, he also informed faculty there will be a 2 percent salary increase in 2013. The email was sent 14 days after the last visit from the remaining candidates in the search. The four finalists are Patricia Okker, a professor of English at the University of MissouriColumbia; Marc Muskavitch, a professor of biology at Boston College; Erik Herron, a professor of political science at the University of Kansas; and Richard Holz, a professor of chemistry at Loyola University-Chicago. “Be assured that the academic leader who will soon guide Marquette’s largest college will be an accomplished and dynamic one,” Pilarz wrote. In addition to visiting Marquette’s campus, each of the See Pilarz, page 7
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Unite 2 Fight Paralysis awarded the grant to Murray Blackmore, an assistant professor for the College of Health Sciences, in his lab Monday.
Tribune faces cuts after budget freeze Student media board responds to university spending reductions By Sarah Hauer
The Marquette Board for Student Media responded to a university-wide budget shortfall last Wednesday by discussing the possibility of limiting The Marquette Tribune to eight pages per issue, with any additional pages supported by advertising revenue, according to a statement released by the Tribune early Saturday. Board chairman and journalism professor William Thorn
said at a meeting Wednesday that the cuts were the result of a university-wide spending freeze of 2 percent, according to the Tribune statement. Board members indicated at the meeting that cutting the Tribune’s pages as soon as possible was a financial necessity, and the university will also implement a 5 percent spending cut for the 2013-14 academic year, according to the Tribune statement. Thorn said Friday that the Tribune would likely be cut to eight- to 12- page issues next year if it is to remain a biweekly publication, according to the Tribune statement. Thorn said in a board statement released Saturday that See Tribune, page 7
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Wis. Supreme Court primary to narrow field to two candidates
The race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court is heating up with today’s primary election. Voters will have the chance to choose the two candidates who will compete in the April 2 general election. Of the three candidates, Patience “Pat” Roggensack, Ed Fallone and Vince Megna, incumbent Roggensack has the most statewide support so far, due to her 10-year presence on the bench.
“Justice Roggensack has earned the endorsement from 108 current Circuit Court judges, 11 retired Circuit Court judges and 3 current Court of Appeals judges,” reads a press release from the Roggensack campaign. “She is also endorsed by 53 sheriffs statewide and the Milwaukee Police Supervisors’ Organization.” Despite her broad support, Roggensack has not been immune to controversy. In June 2011, Justice David Prosser allegedly put his hands around the neck of Justice Ann Bradley during an altercation. The act is a violation of Wisconsin Supreme Court ethics and would therefore be subject to an ethics trial. Justice Roggensack was witness to the event and later removed herself from hearing the
case. If other judges follow this example, the ethics trial will not be held. For this reason, candidate and Marquette law Professor Ed Fallone has repeatedly called the Court dysfunctional. “ W h e n we absolutely need Ed Fallone our justices to be independent, to represent the people, but they represent the special interests – that is when our Court is completely dysfunctional,”
MU law professor criticizes court system in heated election By Jason Kurtyka
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Grant to fund spinal cord research
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Murray Blackmore, an assistant professor in the College of Health Sciences, received a $90,000 grant to continue research on therapeutic genes that he hopes will aid spinal cord regeneration. Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, an organization run by and for people with spinal cord injuries and their families, presented Blackmore with the grant Monday in his lab in Schroeder Complex. “Spinal cord injury is an incurable affliction that affects hundreds of thousands of people in the United States with paralysis and loss of sensation,” Blackmore said. “Our lab is dedicated to discovering new therapeutic approaches to treat spinal cord injury.” A spinal cord injury begins when the spine receives a sudden blow that fractures or dislocates the vertebrae. Most injuries do not sever the spinal cord, although they often fracture or compress the vertebrae. Some injuries result in complete recoveries, while others paralyze
DPS Reports Thursday 14 At 7:47 a.m. an employee reported that unknown person(s) removed unsecured, unattended university property estimated at $100 from Wehr Chemistry.
Saturday 16 At 1:04 a.m. an underage student was in possession of alcohol in the 1400 block of W. State Street. MPD was notified.
Friday 15 At 1:50 a.m. three underage students in the 700 block of N. 16th Street admitted to consuming alcohol at an off campus location.
At 2:18 a.m. an underage students was in possession of alcohol and a falsified ID in O’Donnell Hall. MPD was notified.
At 2:08 a.m. a student reported being harassed by another student in McCormick Hall. At 8:19 p.m. an underage student was in possession of alcohol and a controlled substance in O’Donnell Hall and was cited by MPD. At 11:16 p.m. six underage students and an underage visitor were in possession of alcohol in McCormick Hall. MPD was notified. At 10:39 p.m. an underage student was in possession of alcohol and falsified identification in O’Donnell Hall. MPD was notified.
At 7:30 p.m. a student acted in a disorderly manner in the 1700 block of W. Wells Street and was taken into custody by MPD. Sunday 17 At 1:10 a.m. two students contributed to the delinquency of a minor in the Haggerty House. MPD was contacted. At 6:27 p.m. a student reported that unknown person(s) vandalized his secured, unattended vehicle in a rear lot in the 800 block of N. 17th Street, causing an estimated $200 in damage.
the victim for life, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Blackmore said his research is rather unconventional because it involves treating injured brain cells with gene therapy reagents. “These reagents target specific genes in the damaged cell with the goal of rekindling their dormant potential for repair,” Blackmore said. “This work is important because it explores a novel strategy in the search for a cure to spinal cord injury.” Blackmore said the grant will allow him to buy a highly specialized microscope that allows images to be quickly analyzed by computer algorithms. “As we search for new therapeutic genes, we first test their efficacy in nerve cells that we grow in culture dishes,” Blackmore said. “The key importance of this grant is that it dramatically accelerates the pace at which we can test the effect of new candidate treatments – it’s a game-changer.” Blackmore said that before the introduction of the microscope, researchers had to analyze individual cells to make a conclusion about whether the treatment was effective. He said that with the microscope, he will be able to analyze hundreds of cells and analyze their shape in a matter of minutes.
“The microscope opens the bottleneck, so now instead of focusing on a handful of candidate genes, we can test hundreds or thousands,” Blackmore said. Blackmore said his research comes from the heart, and although he respects science for the sake of knowledge, the purpose of his research is to find a cure for spinal injury patients. Donna Sullivan, the director of special projects at Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, said Unite 2 Fight Paralysis approached Blackmore to apply for the grant. Sullivan said U2FP understands the emotional and financial toll this injury takes on families, and it is committed to working with passionate researchers. “We believe Dr. Murray Blackmore is one of those researchers and look forward to partnering with him in moving us closer to a cure for spinal cord injuries,” Sullivan said. “Together, our efforts will restore function to those living with paralysis and improve lives around the world.” Sullivan said getting people off ventilators and restoring hand, bowel and bladder function can allow people to regain their independence and reduce the risk of complications. “The research in Dr. Blackmore’s lab has the potential to restore function and change lives,” Sullivan
Events Calendar FEBRUARY 2013
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Tuesday 19 Women’s Wisdom, Alumni Memorial Union 263, 4 p.m.
Who’s at your table?, Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom A, 6 p.m.
Wednesday 20 Women’s basketball vs. St. John’s, Al McGuire Center, 7 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets, BMO Harris Bradley Center, 7 p.m. Sister Act, Marcus Center for Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.
said. “Just the return of a few levels of function will make an immense difference in people’s lives.” Blackmore said he was blown away by U2FP when he attended its annual meeting last fall. “Unite 2 Fight is an amazing and inspiring organization, run by and for people with spinal cord injuries and their families,” Blackmore said. “I’d like everyone to know who they are and the work they do.” John Mantsch, chairman of the biomedical sciences department, said he was thrilled but not surprised that Blackmore received funding for his work. He said organizations such as U2FP are focused on identifying and supporting scientists whose research has potential for producing advances in spinal cord injury treatment. “The groundbreaking research in Dr. Blackmore’s lab, which is aimed at developing new treatments using cutting-edge technology, as well as Dr. Blackmore’s stellar reputation in his field, make him an obvious partner for organizations such as this,” Mantsch said. Mantsch said Blackmore’s research is directly related to Marquette’s goal of finding solutions to society’s most pressing problems, and that his research is a perfect example of Marquette emerging as a leading institute for neuroscience research.
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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER CHANCE TO CONQUER THE WORLD.
17 DAYS UNTIL SPRING BREAK
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
College of Communication receives $8.3 million donation Money to go toward establishment of journalism fellowship By Melanie Lawder
An $8.3 million donation to Marquette’s College of Communication will give the college the opportunity to offer fellowships to three professional journalists each year beginning in fall 2013. The fellows will pursue a nine-month investigative journalism project with support from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and assistance from students and faculty in the College of Communication. Peter and Patricia Frechette established the fellowship to honor Patricia’s parents, Perry and Alicia O’Brien, who graduated from Marquette in 1936 and 1935. The formation of the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism Wednesday was announced in an email to members of the College of Communication. Recipients of the fellowships will be given an overall stipend of $65,000, along with allowances for travel, moving, technology and residency. College of Communication Dean Lori Bergen said the stipend and allowances are beneficial in attracting candidates from all over the country.
Bergen said one of the most exciting opportunities for students is the chance to obtain one of the three paid internships at the fellows’ home news organizations the following summer. Students will also have the opportunity to assist the fellows in research as they pursue their long-term project. “It is really exciting to think about how students will be able to see and learn by being involved about the care, the precision, the intellect and the discipline necessary to execute a story that has an impact on the public and the potential to change lives,” said Karen Slattery, professor of journalism and media studies and chair of the journalism department. Though the fellows are not required to teach courses, they are expected to engage in university events and guest lectures. Bergen said she expects the journalists to produce stories that examine issues that affect the community and government. Stories relating to problems in health, the environment and education are a few examples of potential projects fellows will pursue. These stories will then be published by the fellows’ home news organizations. “I expect that stories that will be written will be the kind of stories that really have the potential to change things for the better,” Bergen said. “That’s what being in public service is all about.”
Amid questions regarding student media budget cuts, William Thorn, an associate professor of journalism and media studies and chairman of the university board for student media, emphasized that the student media budget is entirely separate from the College of Communication and the money received from the new fellowship. “Any linkage between the projected $30,000 to $40,000 deficit in the student media budget and the O’Brien grant ignores the fact that the student media budget is completely separate from the college budget and the fact that the donors specified exactly how their gift would be used for fellowships, projects and initiatives within the college,” Thorn said in an email. Bergen said the networking opportunities and the hands-on experience the fellows bring to the college will have the most positive effect on students. “I think the thing that will have the most significant impact (on the students) is the presence of three professional journalists in our midst,” Bergen said. “Literally, here, on a daily basis, participating in the activities of the college, getting to know students well – and students getting to know them.” The candidates for the fellowship will be announced in May 2013 and chosen by a group of faculty, alumni and professional journalists not affiliated with Marquette.
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Supreme: MU alum, professor up for election Fallone said at a Feb. 7 forum in Milwaukee. Megna has been a lemon law lawyer in Milwaukee since 1990 and is a 1973 Marquette law school graduate. He said he is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court due to his belief that he can better represent residents’ views. “I’m a Democrat who has been representing consumers for 23 years in the state,” Megna said. “What I’ve learned is the court doesn’t have an average person perspective. It has become way too political and holds a conservative majority.” While gathering the necessary signatures to earn a spot on the ballot, Megna was constantly asked about his stance on certain issues and political beliefs. “Typically a judge never tells their political beliefs, but your voting record shows who you are, and I’ve acknowledged that by stating I’m a Democrat,” Megna said. State officials are predicting a voter turnout of less than 10 percent for Tuesday’s primary. Justice Roggensack has raised almost $202,000 since January, compared to the $75,000 raised by Fallone, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This disparity in fundraising, combined with a low expected turnout, has prompted Fallone and Megna to agree that special interests should not be able to dictate and influence judicial races.
“Interest groups have an agenda that influences judicial races,” Fallone said. “That’s why I have suggested having judicial races publicly financed.” As a challenger, Fallone has been gaining some ground, especially in the Milwaukee area. For many years, he has been involved in access to justice groups and has been active in the city’s Latino community. “There has been a really positive reaction to my campaign,” Fallone said. “People see a change on the Court is needed, and they want a Court they can be proud of.” Fallone and Megna both acknowledged the long-lasting effects of the election and have called on college students to take notice of the race. Megna cited a specific case involving landlords as an example of an issue affecting students. “In December 2011, a bill passed that makes it hard to file a claim with a court over a security deposit,” Megna said. “College students fit into the consumer class, and right now the Court is not consumer-friendly.” Fallone said the sheer length of a judicial term should be enough to make voters pay attention. “Justices serve a 10-year term, so they will have a great impact on everyone,” Fallone said. “There are only small opportunities to hold accountability.” Students registered to vote can cast their ballots today at the AMU from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Drone memo ignites constitutional controversy Debate surrounding drone use focuses on presidential powers By Claudia Brokish
The recent leak of a controversial memo on drone use from the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel has raised questions about the Constitution and governmental balance of power. The memo outlines a controversial drone policy allowing U.S. officials to target and kill U.S. citizens abroad if they are thought to be allied with al-Qaida. This contentious ruling has revived the debate among legal and political officials about the use of targeted violence. The 2010 memo was used to justify the killing of an Americanborn al-Qaida affiliated cleric in a CIA drone strike in September 2011, the New York Times reported Feb. 6. Congress demanded access to the document, saying the president had no right to hide such vital information. The debate surrounds the question of whether it is considered constitutional to use targeted drone strikes to kill U.S. citizens. Steven Biskupic, a Marquette adjunct professor of law, said these drone strikes could work within the framework of the Constitution. “The Department of Justice white paper contends that the president has the authority to direct lethal action, including targeted killings of U.S. citizens (via drones),” Biskupic said, “provided that the target is associated with al-Qaida and poses
an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States.” The killing of U.S. citizens is meant to be a last resort, according to the memo. Biskupic said “other conditions must be met as well, including that capture (instead of killing) is not feasible.” According to a Huffington Post/ YouGov poll from Feb. 11 and 12, 56 percent of Americans agree with the targeting and killing of high-level terrorists with drones, 13 percent say anyone under suspicion of being affiliated with a terrorist group should be targeted and 13 percent say the drone program should not be used to kill anyone. In a Feb. 5 press conference, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defended the legality of the drones policy and outlined reasons for its existence. “We have acknowledged, in the United States, that sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft to conduct targeted strikes against specific al-Qaida terrorists in order to prevent attacks on the United States and to save American lives,” said Carney. “We conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, to stop plots, prevent future attacks, and, again, save American lives.” Biskupic said this need to protect American lives falls under the president’s right to protect the nation (Article II of the Constitution) as well as “the right of self-defense recognized by international law.” Some argue that this policy gives certain people too much power. “Those critical of the white paper contend, in part, that the constitutional and self-defense powers are normally confined to enemy combatants on the battlefield,” Biskupic said. “The white paper
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In this 2011 file photo, a Predator B unmanned aircraft taxis at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas.
analysis allows the government to send a drone attack against any such person in any foreign place where ‘active hostilities’ are taking place. In the view of critics, this unilateral, open-ended grant of power is contrary to a constitution founded on limited powers and checks and balances between the branches of the government.” There is also the question of how much protection U.S. citizenship grants. The American Civil Liberties Union said on its website that, “outside of armed conflict zones, the use of lethal force is strictly limited by international law and, when it comes to U.S. citizens, the Constitution.” The ACLU also implied that such strikes infringe upon citizens’ rights to due process.
“The CIA and the military are carrying out an illegal ‘targeted killing’ program in which people far from any battlefield are determined to be enemies of the state and killed without charge or trial,” the website read. However, Biskupic said, depending on the situation, drone strike targets may not need to be afforded those rights. “The legal rights of U.S. citizens, including due process, are not absolute and often depend on the circumstances,” said Biskupic. “Most legal scholars point out that the constitution does not give a U.S. citizen the right to take up arms against the United States and fight alongside a declared enemy.” Carney also cited previous judicial rulings to justify the drone strikes.
“Under generations-old legal principles and Supreme Court decisions, U.S. citizenship alone does not make a leader of an enemy force immune from being targeted,” Carney said. Despite the arguments this drone policy has started, Biskupic said he does not believe that the answer will be found in the courts. “The primary check is likely Congress, not the courts,” Biskupic said. “If Congress disagrees with the particular manner in which the president is carrying out that responsibility, such as with the drone policy, then Congress has various powers that can check the president. The primary method is through control of the purse strings – Congress could simply refuse to fund any military operations involving drones.”
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Honors students lose spots in Straz Second-year honors living community to be cut next year By Catelyn Roth-Johnson
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Marquette Gyros owner Gus Dallis and his daughter Dena Dallis say their reinstated delivery service is “successful.”
MU restaurants try out delivery Sobelman’s and MU Gyros promote new delivery services By Jason Kurtyka
Hoping to capitalize on the number of students choosing to remain indoors during the winter months, Marquette Gyros and Sobelman’s have both recently begun delivery service. Sobelman’s delivery service began about a month before Christmas break, with a single delivery person on a bike paid solely by tips. According to owner Dave Sobelman, the biggest hurdle for delivery so far has been making students aware of the service. “We’ve had trouble getting the word out,” Sobelman said. “I’ve instructed my bartenders answering the phones to say, ‘We are now delivering,’ but other than that we haven’t publicized it much.” Marquette Gyros also started a delivery service this semester.
Since Jan. 13 Gyros has been delivering from 4 to 10 p.m. with only a $1 fee for orders under $10. “We tried delivery back in 2009, but since we didn’t offer it during the dinner hours, it wasn’t very successful,” said Dena Dallis, daughter of owner Gus Dallis. “We started it back up again this year during dinner hours, and so far it’s been pretty successful.” To gain publicity for its new delivery service, Gyros mailed out flyers with its menu and delivery times. “People have been pretty excited about it, and so far it has been successful,” Dallis said. “We have a great reputation, because we’ve been at Marquette for so long. So I think as long as there is a demand, we’ll continue to deliver.” Despite the rocky start to the Sobelman’s delivery service, business has been good for the restaurant, which opened its Marquette branch in 2011. Snowstorms and freezing temperatures have done little to dissuade students from eating out.
“Even during winter, students always seem to come in on the weekends,” Sobelman said. “It’s crazy – even during a snowstorm kids seem more excited, and business is great.” So far, many students remain unaware of the two restaurants’ delivery services, though they reacted positively upon learning about them. Heinz Schelhammer, a senior in the College of Business Administration, he didn’t order delivery because he hadn’t known about it. “I did not know that Gyros or Sobelman’s were going to start delivering,” said Schelhammer. “If any of us were to order food at my house, it’s most likely Chinese or some pizza place.” Matthew Sledz, a sophomore in the College of Business Administration, said the two restaurants’ new service appealed to his sedentary lifestyle. “Sometimes I’m way too lazy to leave my room on the weekends,” said Sledz. “I really like that Gyros and Sobelman’s have both started delivering – this way I never have to leave.”
Following an administrative decision made last Thursday, a living-learning community program for second-year honors students titled “Ethics in Theory and Practice” will be discontinued after this year. Some honors students have said the program was popular because it guaranteed participating students housing in Straz Tower, a perk which will be eliminated along with the program. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor of English and director of the honors program, sent an email to all first-year honors students last Thursday explaining why the program will no longer be offered. Zurcher said the ethics program is being discontinued for academic and structural reasons. “Much is to be gained by honors students in getting to know students outside the program,” she said. “Some honors sophomores remain in Straz (not on honors floors, which exist only for first-year students), and many move elsewhere.” She said incoming honors students will continue to be offered the option to live in Straz their first year on campus, although second-year students will not be given the guarantee. In the past, the living-learning community has accepted 25 applicants. “The honors program worked with Residence Life several years ago to establish a firstyear living-learning community for all first-year honors students who wanted to participate,” she said. “We continue to believe that this first-year community helps create an enriched academic experience for honors students and establishes social ties with others also in the program.” Haley Jones, a freshman in the
College of Business Administration and member of the honors program, said the program was especially popular because sophomores liked to continue living in Straz. Jones said she would have applied to the program had it not been discontinued. “I have heard several people who said they joined the ETP program and then dropped out of honors because they had only wanted to be guaranteed a place in Straz Tower,” she said. There are 79 honors students in the Straz living-learning community, some of whom are disappointed that the sophomore living-learning community will no longer be offered. Emmali Hanson, a freshman in the College of Engineering and honors participant, said she was suprised about the decision. “I was unaware of the problems with it,” she said. “And I was extremely disappointed, because I was planning on applying to the program, because I really enjoy the community we have developed this year. It will be hard to continue these relationships without living together.” Hanson said she would like to continue to live in Straz Tower for other reasons. “It’s not just about the perks of it being a good dorm fit with many amenities, but it is because of the community that our floors have created together,” she said. “I would like to have an honors floor even if it was in another dorm besides Straz.” Hanson said she will miss living with her honors program peers. “I don’t know if I will get to experience the many joys that come with having a close group of friends that can study nightly together and have fun at the same time,” she said. Jones said joining the honors program and living in Straz Tower had been the best decision she has made so far at Marquette. “It’s not really about the building itself, though I love Straz, but the opportunity to live with others who are taking your classes and typically have the same mindset as you,” she said.
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Tribune: Thorn cites loss of advertising Pilarz: Select faculty to receive 2 percent pay raise revenue deficit as reason to cut print candidates gave a presentation in which he or she addressed the role of arts and sciences at a Catholic, Jesuit university in the 21st century. Each presentation lasted about 20 minutes and was followed by a question and answer session. Before thanking those involved in selecting the next dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, history professor Phillip Naylor opened the first of the presentations with his preliminary experience as chair of the search committee. “As chair of the search committee for a dean of our college, I have hardly been bored, and my optic has had to change,” Naylor said. “I have had to study our college in breadth and depth.” Brian Dorrington, director of university communication, said the candidate who is selected will not begin her or his term as soon as the announcement is made. “The new dean is expected to start July 1,” Dorrington said. “We expect to know more about the decision in the next week.” This comes almost three years after the controversy surrounding Jodi O’Brien, who was offered the position in April 2010. O’Brien, who is openly gay, has published research regarding gay and lesbian studies. As a
result, former University President the Rev. Robert Wild rescinded the offer, saying he felt that some of O’Brien’s writings conflicted with the university’s mission and identity. Pilarz wrote in the email about “allocating precious resources.” Pilarz went into detail about the strength of Marquette’s academic faculty, as well as the “sound financial stewardship” that has allowed the university to preserve its strengths. “This allocation reflects a conviction I share with others in leadership that Marquette’s faculty and staff are the university’s great source of strength,” he wrote. Dorrington said there will be a 2 percent salary raise for specific faculty members, not Marquette’s staff as a whole. He said those chosen for salary increases will be selected by leadership within the university. “The allocation of funding for salaries does not mean employees will automatically receive raises – merit-based salary increases vary by individual and position,” Dorrington said. “Deans and vice presidents have discretion in allocating their respective salary pools by unit, based on annual performance reviews and market and equity adjustments.”
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The Marquette Tribune, based in the basement of Johnston Hall, faces page cuts this semester and next year.
the largest single student media budget expense after student payroll is the Tribune printing bill. “Thus, the first and most obvious option was to cut the number of Tribune pages to bring them more in line with the volume of advertising,” Thorn said. Funding for student media comes from the university through the student media board, not the College of Communication. The Marquette student media board also oversees Marquette Television, Marquette Radio, The Marquette Journal and the online branch Student Media Interactive. The university provides a subsidy to student media, including the Tribune, and expects advertising revenue to make up some of the budget difference. “This year’s subsidy was $150,000, but the low ad revenues have led to substantial spending beyond revenue, which would create a large
This year’s subsidy was $150,000, but the low ad revenues have led to substantial spending beyond revenue.” William Thorn, chairman, Board for Student Media deficit in the student media budget,” Thorn said in the statement. Student media advertising Director Anthony Virgilio said in Wednesday’s meeting that he was optimistic the advertising department would be able to meet its revenue goal for the year, according to the Tribune statement. During the meeting, Tribune Editor-in-Chief Andrew Phillips said he proposed alternative solutions to the budget cuts, including cutting the paper’s circulation. According to the Tribune statement, board members voiced strong opposition to cutting student positions or salaries, which they
said make up 78 percent of student media spending. In the board statement, Thorn said most reports surrounding the page cuts have been misleading and have ignored facts. “Advertising revenues have fallen far short of this year’s target,” Thorn said, “and the student media budget is headed for a major deficit unless immediate steps are taken to cut expenses and generate additional advertising revenue.” “As the board continues to work on balancing the budget, it will continue to explore options with students,” he continued. He said students can email him their suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Marquette Tribune Editorial Board:
Maria Tsikalas, Managing Editor Pat Simonaitis, News Editor Allison Kruschke, Projects Editor Matt Mueller, Marquee Editor
Joe Kaiser, Viewpoints Editor and Editorial Writer Katie Doherty, Editorial Writer Andrew Phillips, Editor-in-Chief
Patrick Leary, Sports Editor Ashley Nickel, Copy Chief Rob Gebelhoff, Visual Content Editor Rebecca Rebholz, Photo Editor
Long live the Trib Our view: The recent suggestion that the Tribune cut from 16 to eight pages disheartened us for many reasons, which are needed to be explained in full context. As The Marquette Tribune said in a statement early Saturday, the Marquette Board for Student Media’s suggestion to cut the Tribune from 16 to eight pages was delayed Friday following overwhelming public support for the Tribune from its staff, fellow Marquette students and Marquette alumni. The Tribune will now publish, at least for now, 12 pages on Tuesdays and 16 on Thursdays, as opposed to its traditional 16 and 20. We are immensely grateful for the generous outpouring of support. Without the contributions each person made by either tweeting with the hashtag #LongLiveTheTrib or signing the petition on Change.org to completely reverse the cuts, we would probably be printing only eight pages today. The original suggestion was made in a meeting Wednesday of the Marquette Board for Student Media. The meeting included Tribune Editor-in-Chief Andrew Phillips. Though board members suggested that the cuts were necessary, they could not provide any specific budget details to back up those claims. We applaud them for not making this decision official without those details, but we find it odd that the discussion even took place without that information. The budgetary information is clearly something we need to know. We understand the university has to address some financial issues moving forward. We also understand the realities of the journalism industry the board continually cites – that print is being cut across the country in favor of digital advances. However, student media is not a business – it is an educational opportunity for students that should not be jeopardized, especially if there is little to no evidence to justify its cutting. The university subsidizes student media, providing $367,000 for fiscal year 2013,
but always expects to run a deficit of about $150,000. As of now, the advertising department stands $33,000 away from its revenue goal for the year, which is $4,000 closer than it was at this time last year. Advertising Director Anthony Virgilio said in the meting that he was optimistic the department would reach its goal this year, but it seemed the board members went into the meeting with their minds already made up – the Tribune needed to cut its pages. We have offered and will continue to offer alternative solutions to the board’s proposition. One option that could likely help is cutting circulation. The Tribune currently orders 7,000 copies each issue, but only about 3,000 to 4,000 of them get picked up from the newsstands. This seems like an obvious option to discuss, even if it will only save a little money, and we hope the board will consider this instead of standing firm on the idea of cutting pages. Though we recognize budget issues as a legitimate concern, we are also concerned that the board could be doing this in part to move toward eliminating print entirely. As it is on most college campuses, print is far more popular than its online counterpart at Marquette, as students tend to pick up papers on the way to class and read about campus news during their downtime. In the midst of hectic schedules, students are not likely to take the initiative to check a website for that very same news. For last Tuesday’s issue alone, The Marquette Tribune website attracted only half as many readers as the number of print copies picked up that day. Moreover, Tuesday’s front-page story received only 83 views online, whereas 3,000 people at least glanced at it when they picked up a print copy. This is not just the case at Marquette, as the Poynter Institute published a report in 2010 citing the same trend at other universities across the country. In November, journalism Chairwoman Karen Slattery sent a letter to student media board member and Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel senior projects editor Greg Borowski containing a response from the journalism faculty to a convergence proposal made by student media managers. (Borowski then passed Slattery’s letter on to the board.) While the student media managers’ proposal focused on the topic of convergence, not budgetary concerns, the letter Slattery sent on behalf of the journalism faculty addressed funding issues anyway. “Based on our interest in providing students the most real-world experience with student media, supported by budgetary concerns and a desire to equalize funding support among all the media, it is our recommendation as the journalism faculty that Marquette significantly limit printing the Tribune and move to an all-digital format,” Slattery wrote. It is important to note that student media convergence is a separate conversation from the one that has been taking place on campus and on social media in the past few days. Both Slattery’s letter and the present issue, however, reflect the same underlying concern we have about the future of print. The board and faculty have not acknowledged a link between Wednesday’s suggestion of page cuts and prior urges to move to a digital format, but we nevertheless worry about the possibility. Slattery told the Tribune Monday that she did “not want to jump in” to the board’s decision-making regarding these issues, and we respect that. There is much value in digital journalism and quality online content. We recognize that and have maintained and improved our website over the last decade. We have sought to add blogs, podcasts and some videos to our site and continue to strive to do so. During the board meeting, however, board member Linda Menck, a College of Communication professional in residence, called the Tribune’s website “an embarrassment.” This is quite far from constructive criticism. To his credit, board member Patrick Johnson, a College of Communication teaching assistant, was the only voting member of the
board Wednesday to discuss the impact the cuts would have on the Tribune’s content. While we disagree with Johnson that “that there are plenty of things” that could have been cut, warranting a 50 percent cut, we do appreciate the attempt to have a discussion about content and quality, something that is being lost in all this. The board can discuss budget numbers all it wants, and it is entirely valid to do so, but quality needs to be discussed with the same urgency to maintain the Tribune’s intrinsic educational value. The Tribune was named the Best AllAround Non Daily Student Newspaper by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2010. We embrace that honor, and we strive to reach that height again. But the countless, late-night hours spent to reach an elite level of journalism are spent in vain when pages are cut. Growth as reporters and editors is cut when pages are cut. In short, the quality of journalism is cut when pages are cut. In addition to quality, the board is cutting more than just a newspaper by cutting pages. It is cutting hard work, dedication, education and experience. It is cutting an opportunity that acts as a bridge to our futures. People will say reporters can get just as many clips online, but anyone can publish online. This age has proven that anyone can start posting online and call herself or himself a journalist, but Marquette has given us the rare opportunity to publish in print. This opportunity brings with it guaranteed readership, which results in getting more constructive feedback as writers, editors, photographers and designers. We hope that opportunity is never limited or ceased. We are, again, thankful for everyone who has supported us these past few days. The tweets, letters to the editors and buzz around campus are proof that there is still a place for a strong student newspaper on this campus. The hashtag #LongLiveTheTrib will continue, because we hope that the Trib will live long – in as many pages as possible and in students’ hands twice a week.
With page cuts, board gambles with quality, future
Brooke Goodman My grandfather, Jim Chapman, was one of the most incredible people I have ever known. His enthusiasm and wisdom made hour-long conversations feel as if they lasted minutes. The happiness of others was his top priority. And his genuine love and care for his family and community were truly admirable. There was something else about him, though, that makes me lucky to call him my grandfather. Every Tuesday and Thursday he visited The Marquette Tribune’s website and read not only my articles, but many of the others, too. Although he lived in Ohio, he used the Tribune to immerse himself within the Marquette community. He could speak about campus news almost as well as I could. He would often give feedback on which stories he liked and how others could have been improved. Most days he would walk
to the nearby deli and share Marquette and Milwaukee news with his grandpa friends. At holiday gatherings he and I would discuss the direction in which journalism was heading, and I would bring print copies for him to read. There is even a framed copy of The Marquette Tribune’s 2010 Wisconsin election issue hanging in his home. My grandfather passed away last June, but he was one of The Marquette Tribune’s biggest fans. When news broke that the Tribune was facing page cuts, one of my first thoughts was: What would my grandpa say? He would have said not to take “no” for an answer, that print journalism is worth fighting for. And I agree. University-wide budget cuts may be necessary, but that doesn’t mean cutting the newspaper is part of the solution. Yes, it would help cut costs now, but it’s important to consider the potential long-term costs that such a quick fix would mean. Over the years, The Marquette Tribune and its staff have helped me develop as a writer, learn how to follow deadlines, look at a story from all angles, report objectively and edit. My experience has helped me improve time management skills, develop my work ethic and sharpen my mind to think openly and critically. The Trib has served as one of my many Marquette “families” and continues to provide incredible
opportunities and relationships. I’m the journalist I am today because of The Marquette Tribune – not because of my classes. And future Marquette journalism students will not gain the same skills and experiences I had if the print publication’s pages are cut or placed entirely online. When prospective students tour Johnston Hall, they don’t ask about the JPad or the student media’s online presence. Instead, they ask how to work for the student newspaper. They want to see and read the paper and add it to their collection of other college publications. So what happens when all we have to show these prospective students is an adfilled, eight-page paper that looks more like a tabloid? Or even worse – when we can’t show them anything because the entire publication is online? The quality of students in the program will decline, which in turn will hurt the college, decrease the applicant pool and result in even fewer people working for the publication whose page cuts began this never-ending cycle. Goodbye, prospective students and tuition dollars. See you later, Milwaukee Press Club awards and Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper. Money is important, but simply slashing the paper in half will not help in the long run.
There are other options, and the extreme support demonstrated over the past week from Tribune staffers, students and faculty across the university alumni, has proven that alternative options deserve to be examined. Create and conduct a readership survey, decrease unnecessary circulation numbers or simply ask for our input first – there are a lot of us who would have no problem giving up salaries if it means the paper’s length will remain the same. The Tribune staff puts in a lot of late nights, phone calls and long hours on Wordpress to make the newspaper what it is. Don’t take away the physical product that showcases all the hard work. If not for us, reconsider for the student body and entire Marquette community, surrounding Milwaukee area, alumni and those all the way in Dayton, Ohio, who read the paper each week. Student, university and community news matters. Print journalism matters. And The Marquette Tribune matters. So for the sake of the past, present and future of this university’s journalism program, please do not cut that importance in half. Brooke Goodman is a senior studying journalism and political science. Email her at brooke.goodman@ marquette.edu with anything you’d like to see her write about.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Page cuts hurt, but journalism never dies
Caroline Campbell Last Thursday’s Tribune all-staff meeting was sobering, to say the least. We sat in silence (not something we are usually capable of doing), as our editors and advisor explained to us the informal agreement of the student media board’s discussion of reducing the length of the Tribune to a mere eight pages. It was an emotional meeting – I think it’s safe to say some of us were in shock at the decision, which seemed incredibly arbitrary and out-of-the-blue, especially to those of us who do not regularly interact with the board. While it was emotional and frustrating, the announcement should also serve as a reality check, not just for those of us on staff, but for the entire Marquette community. As our adviser reminded us last week, similar cuts, not only in publication size, but to staff numbers and salaries are happening at publications all over the country. I remember sitting in high school journalism classes more than four years ago, discussing the changing industry and the switch from print to online. But don’t you dare let anyone tell you that journalism is dying. There needs to be a permanent moratorium put on that phrase. Journalism is by no means dying. Journalism is changing, there is no doubt about that, but it is still a thriving institution that plays a critical role in our society. While it is crucial for journalism students (and everyone else) to face the reality of the changing world of the media, Marquette’s administration and community need to realize the difference between a large publication and a student newspaper. Contrary to what some people seem to believe, people all over campus do, in fact, pick up the Tribune and read it on a twice weekly basis. The newsstands in Johnston Hall are almost always the first to empty out, and understandably so, as communication majors are encouraged to keep up to date on the news. I work as a desk receptionist in Carpenter Tower, which houses the Office of Residence Life, and I see staff members pick up copies of the newspaper every Tuesday and Thursday. There are always Tribunes scattered throughout the AMU on tables, in the Brew and in the library. This newspaper you are reading right now serves a very important purpose on
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campus. It is a link between students and the administration, a direct outlet for us to voice concerns about Marquette, praise the university and suggest changes we would like to see made in the school. It is also a way for the university to respond, address these concerns and explain decisions made at higher administrative levels. The role of the Tribune at Marquette mirrors the role of other newspapers and news sources throughout the world. Journalism is a link between citizens and governments. It was founded as a forum for discussion and as the “Fourth Estate” of the government, bearing the responsibility to check our lawmakers to ensure they are truly working for the people and not against the interest of the greater population. Because of the importance of newspapers in society, journalists have learned to defend their right and responsibility to their readers. Journalists have long been a steadfast bunch. Right now, all over the world, there are journalists who literally risk their lives in order to do their jobs and bring important, accurate information to the general public. In December, CNN.com reported that 2012 was the deadliest year for journalists since Reporters Without Borders began monitoring reporter deaths in 1995. Most of the 2012 deaths occurred in Somalia, Pakistan and Syria, where journalist and Marquette alum James Foley went missing in November. I had the great fortune to hear Foley speak on campus just last fall and was incredibly moved by his dedication to his reporting and the struggle of journalists to accurately report on conflicts throughout the world. Foley was captured and imprisoned in Libya in 2011 and was so committed to his work that he returned to the Middle East to cover the Syrian conflict. I was inspired to hear him explain how simple the idea of journalism is for him: telling a story. The reality of the changing state of journalism cannot be ignored. But it cannot be used as an excuse to simply stop journalists from being able to tell the stories they feel obligated to share with their readers. While the board may not be trying to suppress our voices, the fact is that most students who read the Tribune read it in print, not online. Cutting funding to the Tribune cuts students’ ability (not just the Tribune staff’s ability) to have their voices heard on campus. Journalists are a passionate group of people who have learned to fight for what we believe in, and I am proud to call myself part of that group. I believe in journalism. Long live the Trib. Caroline Campbell is a senior in the College of Communication with a major in journalism and a minor in history. Email her at caroline.campbell@ marquette.edu.
Tribune critical to journalism education By Tony Manno
I wrote a blog for the Tribune last week mentioning a few of what seem to be technology’s current dying breeds, newspapers included. After all, the consensus seems to be in favor of a move to online journalism, for writers and readers alike – hundreds of newspapers across the country have seen declines in their newsstand sales and profits. These newspapers are businesses, after all, and they need to turn a profit. Cuts are made. To put it bluntly, though: The Marquette Tribune is not one of those papers. The issues are free. And its readership, overwhelmingly, is in its paper form. It is not – or, theoretically, a responsible university would never allow it to be – a mechanism for anything other than education and responsible journalism. It is not a business, and it is a necessity for many students to l earn how journalism works. To me, having been at this school for three years, Wednesday’s suggestion of cutting pages from the Tribune is absurd. It’s like taking a fourth of the knives away from culinary school, slashing a fourth of the tutorials for future nurses, uprooting a fourth of the lab stations used by chemistry students or taking away a fourth of the kilns from those studying ceramics. Sure, I can take some classes, learn AP style, chum up to professors who work
in the field, make my way through the rest of school and have them hand me a degree with a fancy Marquette letterhead. But if I’ve been told one thing about journalism at Marquette, it’s that writing requires three exercises: practice, practice, practice. And the Tribune is where I have my practice. The paper was already reading articles I had written my first semester, before I’d even had a blink of a journalism course. By the next semester, I spent nights in Johnston hall until 1 a.m. for late-night editing, which happens twice a week. The whole shebang: drooping eyes, pulling out commas at the last minute, writing headlines, wiping my sweaty hands with a crumbled Jimmy Johns bag. This is how I know what journalism is: a big group huddled around computer screens and printouts, catching every last fix to put out the best possible paper the next morning. No complaints or apprehension – just a sick obsession with news, design, reporting, editing, dates, facts, figures, photos and stories. That is how you learn journalism, friends.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Women’s lax earns win No. 1 Brown leads offensive effort in 12-11 victory over Coastal Carolina By Ben Greene
Freshman midfielder Hayley Baas lifted the women’s lacrosse team to its first victory in program history Sunday, scoring the game-winning goal just 1:39 into the second overtime period against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in Conway, S.C. Freshman midfielder Kenzie Brown led Marquette’s offense, scoring five goals and tallying two assists, as the Golden Eagles outlasted their opponents and won 12-11. Brown credited her offensive success to the team’s execution of the gameplan. “What helped me go to the goal so many times was (that) the attack pulled out and they gave me the space,” she said. “Luckily, the defense didn’t catch on that I was going to the goal each time.” By the end of regulation, with the score tied, Brown already had four goals and Baas had one. During the first overtime period, which is not suddendeath, Coastal Carolina struck first, giving the Chanticleers their first lead of the game. Brown answered with an unassisted goal of her own only 1:41 later, knotting the game up at 11-11. Neither team gained an advantage for the rest of the first overtime, so the game entered a sudden-death overtime period. With Coastal Carolina playing shorthanded due to a penalty, Baas cut through the middle of
the defense, while freshman attacker Claire Costanza hit her with a pass from behind the net and scored from about five meters away. Coach Meredith Black said she was proud of her team’s resilience and ability to pull out the win against the Chanticleers. “Yes, (Coastal Carolina) came back and they tied it up, and we could have put our heads down,” Black said. “But no, we are going to fight until the end. They do that every day in practice, so for them to do that in the game
was not surprising at all.” Marquette’s marathon victory came only two days after a loss to the Winthrop Eagles in the team’s season opener in Rock Hill, S.C. Anna Muzika, a freshman midfielder and a South Carolina native, cited nervousness as the main reason for the Golden Eagles’ 17-7 loss Friday. “That first game was basically just a lot of nerves,” Muzika said. “That’s just not how we play.” Winthrop jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the game’s first five minutes before freshman midfielder
Lauren Hooker got Marquette on the board with an unassisted goal. Brown scored in the first half, too, but Winthrop’s offense was simply too much, as the Golden Eagles went into halftime trailing 10-2. The Eagles opened the second half with a 5-0 run, but Marquette came back with a 5-0 run of its own, making the score 15-7 with 7:12 remaining. Winthrop scored two more times before the end of the game and handed the Golden Eagles their first loss. Despite the loss, Black said
there are positives to be taken from Marquette’s season opener. “We did go down by a lot in the beginning, but they didn’t put their heads down. They just kept playing hard,” Black said. “They saw that they are capable of doing things … so I think we learned a lot from that game. I think it’s important to lose every now and then, because you can learn so much from a loss.” Next up for Marquette is the team’s home opener against Duquesne at noon on Saturday at Valley Fields.
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Women’s lacrosse got its first victory in Conway, S.C., knocking off the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 12-11 in overtime. Redshirt freshman midfielder Anna Muzica (15) scored a goal early to put the Golden Eagles up 2-0 in the first period. Freshman midfielder Kenzie Brown picked up the assist.
Big East performance shows strong future for track Women enjoy highest Championship finish since 2008 showing By Christopher Chavez
The future is looking bright for Marquette track and field’s women’s side, as the team placed 13th, its best finish at the Big East Indoor Conference Championship since 2008. The men’s side placed 11th, with 22 points in the effort. Coach Bert Rogers was pleased with
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The women’s track team finished in 13th place overall, while the men’s team finished 11th at the Big East Indoor Championship.
the team’s overall performance coming out of the weekend. “It’s an indicator that we’re improving and getting stronger,” Rogers said. “We’re trying to improve our weak areas. We definitely picked up some points from freshmen, so I think that’s a sign of things to come in the future.” Early freshmen contributors included Tate Pashibin in the high jump, who placed fifth at the meet and moved into fifth place on the Marquette record list. Molly Hanson was just more than a second off a personal best but still managed to put together an eighth place finish in the women’s mile. Only two Georgetown runners had a better finish in the race as freshmen. Hanson also contributed in the women’s 4x800-meter relay with classmates Nicole Ethier and Kayla Spencer and sophomore Katie Tolan. A collective time of 9:05.60 placed them fourth all-time in school history. Not to be outdone, juniors Kate Hein, Katie Kemmerer and Gretchen Homan and freshman Laura Schweikert recorded the fourth-best time in Marquette history for the women’s 4x400meter relay. Hein surprised herself and the rest of the Golden Eagles
by notching a two-second personal best and setting the school record in the women’s 500-meter dash with a time of 1:13.48. At the Meyo Invitational, she finished seventh overall with a time of 1:15.86. “It was really exciting that all my training was able to come together and I was able to improve by that much,” Hein said. “I was hoping to sneak into the finals as maybe the seventh or eighth person, so getting sixth (in the finals) was great.” Last year’s indoor season’s most valuable athlete, junior jumper Carlye Schuh, headed into the weekend with a chance of placing in the top three for the long jump. After four fouled marks, she finished fifth overall with a jump of 5.72 meters. “I definitely wanted to finish higher,” Schuh said. “The jumps didn’t really go as I wanted them to, and I wanted to put a farther mark out there. I’m a lot stronger and a lot faster, which is better for the getting down the runway.” The depth of the conference in the men’s 800-meter dash was on display, as senior Kyle Winter could not defend his title from 2012. However, Marquette still had Winter and freshman Anton Rice in the final round of competition.
Rice ran a personal best of 1:53.23 while executing a tactical race plan to sneak into the finals. Winter headed into the finals with the fourth-best time from the preliminaries. He was joined in the finals by three new faces, as freshmen from Connecticut, Georgetown and Notre Dame found themselves in the final. Villanova junior Christopher Fitzsimons came in with the victory after finishing fifth last year. Winter (1:52.43) edged out Rice (1:53.43) by a full second, as the two finished sixth and seventh, respectively. The men’s 4x800-meter relay team of redshirt sophomore Mitch Lacy, sophomore Brendan Franz and freshmen D.T. McDonald and William Hennessy finished seventh overall with a time of 7:38.37, which puts them fifth on the Marquette all-time list. Marquette will use the next few weeks to rest up some of its more active runners. There are still “last chance” meets on the schedule for those with a chance of qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships, but Rogers and his staff are still undecided about who will be participating in those. A majority of the team will soon start preparing for the outdoor season.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Notre Dame, Diggins roll past Marquette Fighting Irish show Terri Mitchell’s squad why they’re No. 2
By Kyle Doubrava
At 24-1 overall, Notre Dame is trying to rationalize why it is deserving of a No. 1 seed in next month’s NCAA tournament. After the Fighting Irish’s 87-49 victory over Marquette on Sunday, the Golden Eagles could offer plenty of support for their cause. The No. 2 Fighting Irish were led by Skylar Diggins’ 23 points and seven assists as the team won its 19th consecutive game. Senior Sarina Simmons had a wellrounded afternoon for Marquette, scoring 12 points, grabbing six rebounds and three steals. Sophomore Arlesia Morse scored 11 points and junior Katherine Plouffe tallied nine points and seven boards for the Golden Eagles. “In this kind of game, if you
want a chance against Notre Dame, you have to play your very best,” Marquette coach Terri Mitchell said. “Obviously, we did not do that. They force you into not playing your best.” Marquette (12-13, 4-8) struggled with its transition defense, as the Irish outscored the Golden Eagles 24-2 on the fastbreak and 26-7 in points off turnovers. Several of Marquette’s 20 turnovers occurred far from the basket, allowing a speedy Notre Dame squad to make uncontested layups. “When we’re turning it over at the top of the key, we’re going to lose that battle, and we did,” Mitchell said. Marquette fell behind 22-7 with 11:16 to go in the first half. Plouffe cut the deficit to 25-15 on a long jumper, but the 10-point margin would be the closest Marquette would get. Marquette trailed 34-15 at halftime, shooting 6-for-28 and committing 10 turnovers. Notre Dame put together a 12-0 run to open the second half to push ahead 46-15. Marquette went
9:54 without a field goal, spanning the first and second half. The Fighting Irish went to their bench early in the second half when they were in the middle of their run. Coach Muffet McGraw was satisfied to see the reserves earn playing time. “We are playing very well right now and giving our younger players some experience,” McGraw said. “We have some tough games left, and we have to finish the season off strong.” Diggins moved into second place on Notre Dame’s all-time scoring list. Mitchell quickly saw why Diggins was tabbed the Big East Preseason Player of the Year. “All those awards she has – there’s a reason for that,” Mitchell said. “She had a very good game.” At one point, Marquette actually forced Notre Dame to miss 16 of 20 shots and held them without a field goal for four minutes. Mitchell enjoyed the energetic defensive spurts her players displayed but stressed that intensity needs to be present for the full 40 minutes. “I thought the opportunities were
there, but we just didn’t finish it,” Mitchell said. “Did we have moments? A few. They were outstanding. They outrebounded us, forced us into turnovers. There’s a reason why they’re No. 2. They took it to us.” Marquette played three games against top-five opponents in the past month. Although none of those games resulted in wins, Simmons said facing tougher competition can only benefit the Golden Eagles. “It’s hard, but those are the games we look forward to,” Simmons said. The Golden Eagles’ 4-8 record places them in a tie with Georgetown for 11th place in the Big East. Marquette has winnable games against Providence, Cincinnati and Georgetown remaining. The three teams are a combined 7-28 in league action. Marquette hosts St. John’s tomorrow night in hopes of snapping its two-game losing skid. The Red Storm are 7-4 in the Big East and are coming off a blowout win over Cincinnati, 75-46.
Hockey reaches nationals for first time First place finish in Silver Division helps club team qualify By Jacob Born
The Marquette men’s club hockey team is headed to its first national tournament in team history. After going 1-1 in the MidAmerican Collegiate Hockey Association conference playoffs, the Golden Eagles went undefeated in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division-III Pacific Division regional tournament. The Golden Eagles finished first in the MACHA Silver Division, which consisted of programs such as Northwestern, two Robert Morris teams and Northern Illinois. With a season record of 274-5, the team received a second seed for the playoffs. The Golden Eagles played Bradley and forced the Braves into overtime. During the ex-
tra period, Marquette was able to slip one past the goaltender, and the Golden Eagles won 2-1. The next day the team faced off against the Missouri State Bears and eventually fell 4-3. Junior Dominic Zanfardino, Jr., the team’s leading scorer with 51 points, said the team was excited to be a second seed but just couldn’t get the chances it needed. “We really didn’t get the bounces,” Zanfardino said. “We felt like we should have won that game, but the pucks didn’t go our way.” The Golden Eagles traveled to Peoria, Ill., for the ACHA Pacific Division regional tournament and were the top-ranked team. They again faced Bradley and this time went to a second overtime. In the second overtime, captain Will Jurgensen chipped the puck out of the zone, and Sam Nader picked up the puck. Nader deked through the defenseman’s legs and beat the Bradley goaltender to give the Golden Eagles the win. “After that Bradley game, I just knew we’d go on,” Zanfardino said. The second game was against
rival Robert Morris-Peoria. Down 2-1 with five minutes left, Zarfandino wrapped around the net and slid the puck past the Eagles goaltender, forcing the game into overtime. Eight minutes into the extra period, Ryan Zanon crashed the net after a shot and poked the puck in to send Marquette to nationals. Jurgensen said he gives a lot of credit to Zanon’s line for being one of the best lines in the RMUPeoria game. “They were probably the best line of the game,” Jurgensen said. “They were grinding it out the whole game, and that’s how they scored the goal.” Zanfardino said making it out of the Pacific Division was a goal for the team all season long. “We’ve faced a lot of adversity this season,” Zanfardino said. “We beat Bradley in double overtime and then knocked off our rival in the playoffs in overtime. … It feels great (to go to nationals). Everyone’s super excited.” Jurgensen agreed, saying the team was always playing to make it to nationals.
“We never really lost sight of that goal,” Jurgensen said. “The whole season was a grind to get us where we wanted to go.” When Marquette heads to nationals, the Golden Eagles will be in Pool C, paired up against Davenport, Kennesaw State and State University of New York-Maritime. The championships will be held in Springfield, Mo., the home of Missouri State, in March. Jurgensen said the competition is going to be tough, but the Golden Eagles can make some noise in the national tournament. “We just have to fine-tune our game,” Jurgensen said. “We have to focus on being a better team, because we have to be at our best to beat those teams. … If we play like we can, we can show we deserve to be there.” Zanfardino agreed, saying the team cannot be complacent by making it out of the Pacific Division. “We can’t be satisfied with just making it,” Zanfardino said. “We have to push the envelope even further … the sky’s the limit.”
Trap games face MU next week
Matt Trebby Having attended Marquette games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for the last 15 years, I can tell you next Monday’s game against Syracuse has the potential to be special. It will probably be the biggest regular season game for the Golden Eagles since 2003. Their next two games are just as, if not more, important as the game against Syracuse, though. With wins at Seton Hall on Tuesday night and Villanova on Saturday, Marquette could put itself on the track to winning its first regular season Big East championship. The Big East standings are currently packed at the top. With Notre Dame’s win over Pittsburgh last night, there are five teams within a game of the lead, as of Tuesday night. Marquette and Syracuse are part of a three-way tie with Georgetown for first right now at 9-3, and all three have at least one critical game in the next seven days. The Orange will host the Hoyas on Saturday in one of the final chapters of one of college basketball’s most storied rivalries. Before Monday’s game, though, Marquette could give itself a huge boost with two road wins. Both games are winnable and would give the team a bit more confidence going forward in away games. If the Golden Eagles win both games, they welcome Syracuse with an 11-3 record in the Big East, which is ideal. I’ll go out on a limb right now and say Jim Boeheim’s team will take care of Providence on Wednesday at the Carrier Dome and will beat the enigma that is Georgetown on Saturday. I do not see the Hoyas continuing their recent streak on the road against a team as good as Syracuse. They’ll have equaled Marquette’s 11-3 mark, which would make Monday’s game all the more important. Unless either Marquette or Syracuse loses its next two – don’t put it past the Golden Eagles with both upcoming games being on the road – fans will be treated to a game atmosphere resembling the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Eagles could go a long way in putting their stamp on the Big East with a regular season championship and also could help ensure Syracuse doesn’t finish its final season in the Big East as conference champions. First, Marquette has to avoid defeat at Seton Hall and Villanova, and hopefully, the Golden Eagles take care of business on the road so their game against Syracuse has the potential to be as memorable as I want it to be. If all goes as planned, Marquette’s last Big East matchup against the Orange will possibly be its most memorable conference game in history. Matt Trebby is a senior in the College of Communication. Email him at matthew. email@example.com
By Trey Killian
Friars enjoy big week Last week, Providence gave an example of how tough the Big East truly is from top to bottom. The Friars had four conference victories, including a recent win over No. 17 Cincinnati, heading into Wednesday’s matchup with South Florida. By Saturday, they had added two more. The Friars beat the Bulls in Tampa, Fla., 76-66 thanks to an impressive night from Kadeem Batts. The junior forward scored 24 points and pulled down six rebounds, while guards Bryce Cotton and Vincent Council and forward LeDontae Henton combined for 43 more points. Their home triumph Saturday was much more impressive, as they ran No. 21 Notre Dame out of the building, 71-54. From the start the Friars dominated the Fighting Irish,
crashing the glass like a traditional Big East powerhouse would. Batts was again the top scorer with 20 points, while Cotton finished with 19. Vincent Council finished three points away from a triple-double with seven points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds. Providence played smothering defense, holding the Fighting Irish to 39.3 percent shooting and outrebounding them 43-32. The Friars were also very efficient with the ball on offense with 20 assists on their 29 baskets. After the shellacking, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey called Providence “probably the most underrated team in our league, quite frankly.” Whether he’s right remains to be seen, but going forward one thing is certain: no one will overlook the Friars for the remainder of this season. And then there were three The Big East currently features six ranked teams and three of them
sit in a tie atop the conference. No. 8 Syracuse, No. 11 Georgetown and No. 17 Marquette each have nine wins and three losses in Big East play after solidifying their statures last week. The Orange remained in the mix despite losing their third Big East game in three weeks to Connecticut. It’s truly a challenge to win anywhere on the road in the Big East, as Syracuse and the other top teams have shown. The Orange dropped the contest 66-58 before bouncing back and winning 76-65 at Seton Hall Saturday. Marquette had similar issues winning on the road, falling to Georgetown in Washington, D.C. The Golden Eagles’ loss was the Hoyas’ gain, as they worked into the three-way tie at the top with the 63-55 win. Both teams picked up wins over the weekend, with Marquette knocking off Pittsburgh at home and Georgetown winning 62-55 at Cincinnati.
No. 11 Georgetown at No. 8 Syracuse Saturday, Feb. 23, 4 p.m. As mentioned, these teams are tied for first place in the conference, and the winner of this contest will obviously keep that
position. The Orange are hoping for a statement win after some unimpressive recent upsets. Georgetown hopes to keep a pos-
sible eight-game winning streak rolling. This will be the last time these rivals meet in the regular season, and it will be a classic.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Kadeem Batts Junior Forward Providence
Batts was the key factor of the Friars’ two huge victories averaging 22 points per game. He greatly increased his NBA draft status, as even Notre Dame coach Mike Brey called
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him “a pro” under the basket. He played as good a week as a forward can and showed he could be a stud going forward, making Providence a dangerous Big East underdog.
Wilson finally shines in 79-69 win over Pittsburgh Junior forward rising to prominence, living up to expectations By Patrick Leary
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Redshirt junior forward Jamil Wilson finished in double digits for the fourth straight game with 13 points in a season-high 33 minutes of playing time.
Three months ago, Jamil Wilson hit rock bottom. In Marquette’s 72-71 buzzerbeater loss to Butler in Maui, Wilson picked up four fouls in a scoreless 14 minutes. As a result, the redshirt junior forward from Racine lost his place in the starting lineup. But on Saturday, in Marquette’s (18-6, 9-3) 79-69 defeat of Pittsburgh (20-6, 8-5), Wilson announced his return to a prominent place in the Golden Eagles’ rotation. He notched his fourth straight double-digit scoring effort, pouring in 13 points on 50 percent shooting in a season-high 33 minutes. He also pulled down eight rebounds, including four on the offensive glass. “Jamil is probably the best player on this team,” said fellow junior Vander Blue. “Very athletic, can do everything, great size. I feel like he could do what he did today every single night.” The fact is, however, that Wilson has not produced consistently until recently. His scoring fluctuates without rhyme
or reason, and frequent foul trouble holds him back. Marquette coach Buzz Williams praised Wilson after Saturday’s game for his bounce back. “He’s as good as we’ve had here,” Williams said. “When he’s in the right emotional frame of mind, he’s really good. He’s smarter than anybody in our program, including coaches.” Because of Wilson’s consistency, Marquette was able to play centers Chris Otule and Davante Gardner simultaneously for one of the first times this season. The middle men helped Williams’ squad match up with a bigger Pittsburgh team, which featured powerful center Steven Adams and solid post forward Talib Zanna in its starting five. “We need him to (become more consistent),” Williams said of Wilson. “He changes the complexion of our team ... the only way we are able to play big … is because of Jamil’s intellect.” Marquette beat the Panthers at their own game Saturday. Marquette outrebounded Pittsburgh by nine, made 10 more free throws and shot 56.5 percent for the game. After the game, Pitt coach Jamie Dixon pointed out the rebounding margin as a key to the game. “We were down 18-10 at halftime on the glass,” Dixon said. “That’s what we’ve got to do, outrebound people. They out-
rebounded us.” Blue contributed to Marquette’s high efficiency with a game-high 19 points on seven of eight shooting. After a lackluster performance against Georgetown last Monday, Blue needed a game like Saturday’s to right his offensive ship. “It’s just how the game was flowing,” Blue said. “I took open shots when my teammates were finding me. I didn’t rush anything, and I was just feeling good.” The win completed a season sweep of the Panthers for Marquette after its 74-67 overtime win at Pittsburgh Jan. 12. Williams said his team’s most impressive wins of the conference season have come against the Panthers. “If I were to say our best performance on the road in Big East play, it would be at Pitt,” Williams said. “I thought our best performance at home in a Big East game thus far would be Pitt. I think they are one of the best teams in our league.” As to what an impressive win like this means for Marquette’s conference title hopes and beyond, Blue said he doesn’t know and doesn’t want to think about it. “There’s no telling in this league,” Blue said. “When you start thinking that far ahead, you get behind.”