Evans Scholars hold fundraiser for cancer research
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
MUSG election postponed until April 3 By Joe Kvartunas
respect for who those kids are.” Against Davidson and Butler, Williams’ squad had to rally for unforgettable, last-second finishes to survive and advance. The Golden Eagles narrowly avoided becoming the 18th No. 3 seed to lose to a
A mass text message sent out by a campaign worker for Marquette Student Government presidential and vice presidential hopefuls Will Knight and Dan Bresnahan has resulted in the postponement of today’s general election until April 3. Pending review, it may result in the loss of the ticket’s spot on the ballot. Knight and Bresnahan, who advanced past the primary election Friday by 7 votes, were slated to take on junior Michaela Tarpey and sophomore Thomas Schick, both in the College of Arts & Sciences, today in the general election. The alleged violation was filed with the MUSG Elections Committee Saturday against the ticket of Knight, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Bresnahan, a junior in the College of Business Administration, according to MUSG Elections Coordinator Dave Kuester, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences. The alleged violation involved a mass text sent out by a campaign worker for the ticket encouraging recipients to vote in the primary election, which was rerun Thursday and Friday after the original primary, held last Tuesday, was scrapped because of a technological error. The message, which
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Junior guard Vander Blue led Marquette with 45 points combined in the second and third rounds. Marquette will take on No. 2 seed Miami Thursday.
Marquette makes third straight Sweet Sixteen appearance By Trey Killian
Marquette got off to atrocious starts in the second and third rounds of the NCAA tournament, but the Golden Eagles left Lexington, Ky. with their third straight trip to the Sweet Sixteen. According to coach Buzz Williams, his team’s second-half resiliency made the difference
in both contests. “We could have easily (been) beaten by Davidson, been beaten tonight,” Williams said after Saturday’s game. “I thought that the character and the toughness and resiliency of our guys is maybe unlike any team I’ve ever been around, and I stand at attention in
MU Law poll reveals gun control support Survey shows Wis. voters in favor of background checks By Jason Kurtyka
A Marquette Law School poll released on March 19 found that a majority of Wisconsinites favor increased gun control, with 81 percent of respondents said support for expanding background checks at private gun sales and gun shows.
Lara Johann-Reichart, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences and the new president of the College Democrats, said the results of the poll were consistent with state’s general attitude towards guns. “(The) poll accurately reflects Wisconsin’s common sense attitude that background checks on gun buyers is one of the best ways to ensure safety,” JohannReichart said. The most divisive issue on the poll was the possibility of an assault weapons ban, with 54 percent of respondents in support of a ban and 43 percent
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opposed. The results became even more polarized when current gun ownership was taken into account. The proposed ban was opposed by 52 percent of gun owners but dropped to 36 percent when non-gun owners were surveyed. Patrick Garrett, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences and the current President of the College Republicans, also found the results to be very consistent. “Current gun owners tend to be less supportive of bans on any firearms, so them being less supportive of an assault weapons ban does not surprise me,”
Garrett said. “However, we need to ensure that regulations and restrictions do not limit a citizen’s ability to defend his home and family.” Johann-Reichart sees the split as coming from a different source. “The divide about the assault weapon ban isn’t surprising given a lot of the rhetoric we’ve seen that is laden with slipperyslope fallacies in regard to gun rights,” Johann-Reichart said. “While I understand the concern, I think there has been a
The GSA led a discussion about campus inclusivity. PAGE 3
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Answers to questions about rest of life are never available. PAGE 9
Potential matchup with Hoosiers is chance for revenge for some. PAGE 11
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
St. Baldrick’s fundraiser collects $12,000 Students shave their heads in support of child cancer research By Catelyn Roth-Johnson
Around the world, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, according to statistics from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. To help combat that statistic, the Marquette Evans Scholars teamed up with the foundation to hold a fundraiser Saturday for children’s cancer research in the basement of the Evans Scholars.The Evans Scholars program consists of golf caddies who received a full scholarship to Marquette. Participants who attended raised money for children’s cancer research by shaving their heads in support. Devlin Gray, a senior in the College of Business Administration and an Evans scholar, was one of the primary organizers of the event. “This event was a huge success,” he said. “We had about 160 supporters and raised approximately $12,000.” Gray, who battled cancer as a child, has been involved with the fundraiser since his freshman year. “Whether people realize it or not, this disease affects everyone,” he said. “I think just about everyone has been directly impacted or knows someone who’s been impacted by cancer.” Brett McGowan, a junior in the College of Business Administration, assisted Gray with organizing the fundraiser. “We here at the Evan Scholars House received an outstanding scholarship because we are (golf) caddies,” he said. “Now it’s time for us to give back.” McGowan, like Gray, has participated in the event since his freshman year. “I have never seen our basement so full,” he said. “It was a great time – having food, watching the basketball game and bringing more awareness on childhood cancer.” Even a few girls shaved their heads in honor of the foundation. Catherine Knier, a
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Catherine Knier (left) and Ryan Knott were two of the 160 students who cut off all their hair Saturday.
sophomore in the College of Health Sciences, was one of them. “Within the first day after I ‘made the cut,’ I really gained insight into some of the things cancer patients go through,” she said. “For me, it’s both terrifying and liberating, but I can only begin to imagine the sadness and insecurity a woman might feel when such a decision is out of the question.” Knier said the looks she got from other people showed pity, fear and sadness. “Some people shy away from a girl with a bald head, but the most amazing thing is the people who’ve approached me with kindness, wanting to know my story,” she said. “It’s
DPS Reports March 22 At 12:13 p.m. a student reported being harassed by another student in McCormick Hall. At 10:20 p.m. a Sodexo employee reported that an unidentified suspect removed unsecured university property estimated at $3 from Schroeder Hall. March 23 At 1:05 a.m. a student removed unsecured, unattended property belonging to two other students in the 2100 block of W. Michigan Street. The student later returned the property. At 11:07 a.m. a student’s parent
wonderful to see how much complete strangers truly care.” Knier found out about St. Baldrick’s during last Wednesday’s 10 p.m. Mass at St. Joan of Arc Chapel. “When I heard about it in Mass, I felt like it was meant to be,” she said. “I prayed on it, did a little research on the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and that very night signed up for it.” According to the foundation’s website, only four percent of U.S. federal funds for cancer research go toward new treatments specifically for children. Ryan Knott, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, decided to shave his head with Knier. “I have slowly come to realize
that giving of yourself in small ways can be just as impactful – or more so – than big projects, service trips or events,” Knott said. “So I decided this was a small way to sacrifice my selfimage and use it as a means to raise money for a cause that really needs it.” Knier said the experience allowed her to put her life in perspective. “I have been granted the insight as to how much courage and strength children with cancer must have,” Knier said. “They not only have to face dreadful illness and treatments, but also living each day without something we spend so much time on, invest so much in, and so often take for granted – our hair.”
reported that unknown person(s) forcibly entered her secured, unattended vehicle in Valley Fields and removed property estimated at $300. Estimated damage to the vehicle is $400. MPD was contacted. At 11:07 a.m. a guest reported that unknown person(s) forcibly entered her secured, unattended vehicle in Valley Fields and removed property estimated at $1,500. Estimated damage to the vehicle is $300. MPD was contacted. At 6:52 p.m. a student acted in a disorderly manner and was in possession of alcohol in McCormick Hall.
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Wednesday 27 Real Pirates, Milwaukee Public Museum, 9 a.m. A Raisin in the Sun, Quadracci Powerhouse, 1:30 p.m.
Physical Therapy Council’s Blue and Gold Blood Drive, AMU 163, 11 a.m.
$2 tours for Captain Pabst’s birthday, Pabst Mansion, 10 a.m.
Pinkalicious the Musical, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 7 p.m.
Men’s Basketball v. Miami viewing party, Union Sports Annex, 4:30 p.m.
Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee Bucks v. Lakers, BMO Harris Bradley Center, 7 p.m.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
MISC. & HOUSING
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Student group discusses LGBTQA issues at forum GSA strives for more inclusive, genderneutral campus By Melanie Lawder
The Gender Sexuality Alliance “brought the rainbow” to Marquette at a forum Thursday to discuss issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally community. One of the most prominent topics of conversation focused on creating a more genderneutral campus. Students also discussed the issues many members of the LGBTQA community face when identifying with some of the Catholic Church’s doctrines. Approximately 30 students attended. Susannah Bartlow, director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, moderated the event. Bartlow said she is working with the Office of the Registrar to add a preferred gender and preferred pronoun option on CheckMarq for those who identify with a gender not aligned with their birth sex.
Anna Olson, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, attended the event and advocated for a community welcoming those with transgender identities. Olson argued that Marquette faculty should include a “trans-individual” clause in their syllabus and take steps to be more sensitive toward transgender students, including using a sign-in sheet on the first day of classes instead of roll-call so any trans-individuals could identify their preferred genders without feeling uncomfortable. Olson also advocated for a gender-identity and gender expression clause in the school’s discrimination policy and the promotion of trans-individual programming on campus. According to the Transgender Law Institute, 623 colleges and universities have such a nondiscrimination policy, including other Jesuit universities such as Georgetown University. “This is something that I don’t know will be accomplished in the next month, the next year, the next four years, but (these are) baby steps with the Marquette community,“ Olson said. “As long as we can get it to a conceivable goal where trans-
individuals feel comfortable enough on campus and more trans-individuals coming into college would want to come to our campus, I think that is an achievable goal.” The implementation of gender-neutral bathrooms in Marquette’s residence halls was also a major point of discussion. Though there are currently no designated gender-neutral bathrooms in residence halls, Bartlow said she could see the creation of gender-neutral bathrooms in four to five years. “I feel very hopeful about trans-inclusion on campus,” Bartlow said. “I do think it takes a lot of work. Specifically what it takes from a student perspective, I think the more students that come together and voice really strong interest and investment in this issue, for people to see that this is a student-led project – I think that would be awesome.” Bartlow said adherence to the Catholic Jesuit tradition of “cura personalis” – care for the whole person – has the potential to advance programs for individuals in the LGBTQA community. Bartlow said identifying with this tradition is key to
Marquette’s community needs to be a community in which I’m comfortable showing affection to someone I’m in a relationship with.” Ryan Pawlowski, freshman, College of Business Administration
moving Marquette’s LGBTQA community forward. The Gender Sexuality Alliance’s panel attended the Midwest Bisexual Gay Transgender Ally College Conference at Michigan State University in February and also used the forum to discuss campus climate. The issues discussed included the LGBTQA community in the ancient world, LGBTQA discrimination and LGBTQA labels and identities. Ryan Pawlowski, a freshman in the College of Business Administration, said the conference had a welcoming and open atmosphere. Pawlowski said the lack of visibility of the LGBTQA community at Marquette is an area that needs work. “On campus even a simple gesture of affection – like holding someone’s hand – you don’t
feel comfortable doing it here,” Pawlowski said. “Marquette’s community needs to be a community in which I’m comfortable showing affection to someone I’m in a relationship with – and so are straight people.” Bartlow urged those at the conference to use the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center’s resources and attend its sponsored events. On April 10, the center will sponsor Mara Keisling, the founding executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, to talk about transgender equality. GSA President Emily Wright, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences and a reporter for the Marquette Tribune, said it will be the first time an openly transgender individual gives a lecture on campus.
Professor presents on changes in marriage practices Melissa Ganz researched Victorian wedding traditions By Emily Wright
Melissa Ganz, an assistant professor of English, approached the contemporary debate of state regulation of marriage from an unconventional angle when she presented her extensive research of 19th-century novelists and their approaches to marriage last Friday. The presentation was part of faculty-led discussions sponsored by the Association of English Graduate Students. Ganz said that the concept of marriage in the 18th century was drastically different from the modern approach. Marriage was commonly viewed as an exchange between men, especially in England, echoing the patriarchal reality of society, she said. Ganz said she found that while novelists such as Frances Burney, Daniel Defoe and Mary Wollstonecraft saw marriage as a public institution that required regulation by the church and government, they also believed that marriage was an exchange between individuals. Female characters in their novels often went against the societal norm of arranged marriage and selected their future husbands. Though she researched all three novelists and other historical documents, Ganz specifically presented on the societal nuances of “The Wanderer,” a novel written by Burney in 1814 about a woman who escapes the French Revolution and flees to England, where her past dominates her present. “My project shows the central role that novels played in debates about marriage in the 18th century and also the ways in which novels can help us think through presing
legal and ethical questions that English suitor. Ganz said Burney persist to this day,” Ganz said. was concerned about the slippery While relationships were differ- slope of self-divorce and how that ent historically, Ganz said, these delegitimized civil marriages. novels can still be relevant in the Association of English Graduate current debate Students has held about state and four discussions church approval so far this school of personal relayear on topics tionships. such as ecology in “We can turn to science fiction and the novels today feminism. Katy to consider the Leedy, president value and limits of AEGS, said the of different moddiscussions serve els of marriage as as a place for Engwell as the role of lish professors to the state in makdiscuss their work. ing marriage a By giving proMelissa Ganz, assistant professor, fessors an outlet more equal and English department just institution,” to present this reshe said. search, the group Ganz, who has been writing her hopes to spark conversations book manuscript “Public Vows: within the department. Fictions of Marriage in the English “Our goals are to foster comEnlightenment,” since graduate munity in the department, to learn school, was inspired to write on the more about professors’ current topic by her legal background as projects and to encourage further well as her literary interest. scholarly discussion,” Leedy said. “What is exciting to me about the project is that it enables me to combine literary analysis with legal and cultural history,” Ganz said. “I bring imaginative writers, in other words, into dialogue with clerics, jurists, philosophers and social thinkers.” Ganz said that Burney, who wrote her novel over a 14-year period, was troubled by France’s new approach to marriage as a civil contract. Burney supported England’s marriage law, although she disagreed with the requirement of parental permission for women under 21. The differences between the laws in these two countries represented an ongoing legal debate between liberty and restraint. Ganz’s presentation led to some discussion about the idea of divorce. One attendee said she was surprised that Burney’s heroine needed legal assurance that her “civil marriage” in France was annulled before consenting to marry her
My project shows the central role that novels played in debates about marriage in the 18th century.”
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Assistant Professor of English Melissa Ganz studies marriage culture.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Red Bull Energy Drink 8.3oz Can Sugars: 27g
Coca Cola 12oz Can Sugars: 39g
Arizona Lemon Ice Tea 24oz Can Sugars: 72g
Mikeʼs Hard Lemonade 11.2oz Bottle Sugars: 30g
Minute Maid Orange Juice 16oz Bottle Sugars: 48g
Sweet drinks a monster problem Study finds link between high sugar, chance of death By Eric Oliver
Whether it’s a tall vanilla latte at Starbucks, a soda at dinner or a sports drink after a workout, sugary beverages have been linked to more than 180,000 deaths annually world wide, according to the American Heart Association. Mexico had the highest death rate, while Japan had the lowest, according to research on the 15 most populated countries from the associations’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions, which took place March 19-22. According to other news sources, the United States ranked third. A team of Harvard researchers conducted the study and wanted to find out how the world’s population consumes sugary beverages and how it consequently affects death rates. The researchers looked at surveys that covered more than 60 percent of the world’s population and referenced studies from other medical journals. Jay Matz, the communications director with the American Heart Association’s midwest affiliate, said the association recommends the average person on a 2,000 calorie diet to consume less than 450 calories per week from sugar-sweetened beverages. “A good rule of thumb is less than 36 ounces per week, or three cans of soda,” Matz said. “Soda isn’t the only culprit, though; energy drinks, sports drinks, fruit juices, even coffees can all be loaded with sugar.” Matz said the best way to hydrate yourself is to stick to water. “If you’re buying fruit juices, look for those with no added sugars,” Matz said. “The fewer ingredients, the better. If you have to have a coffee loaded with sugary syrups, sugar or creams, make it a treat, not an everyday option.” Matz said the number of deaths attributed to sugary deaths was surprising to him, but the dangers of the beverages themselves did not come as a surprise. Matz said the AHA identified seven controllable risk factors for heart disease and stroke, titled “Life’s Simple 7.” He said excess sugar directly impacts two of these areas because of its high caloric content and lack of nutritional value. “Maintaining a healthy BMI is one controllable risk factor for heart
disease and stroke,” Matz said. “Obviously, obesity is a risk factor, but just being overweight also increases your risk for heart disease and stroke.” Matz said another one of the controllable factors directly relates to one’s blood sugar. “If your blood sugar gets too high, you end up with diabetes or prediabetes,” Matz said. “Each of these conditions puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke.” Matz said the AHA recommendations focus on all added sugars without singling out any particular types of high-fructose corn syrups. “The sugar line on the nutrition label indicates the grams of naturally occurring and added sugar in a product,” Matz said. “Each gram of sugar contains four calories; do a little math and you can figure how many calories in everything you eat are coming just from sugar.” Joseph Valenti, a junior in the College of Business Administration, said on average he drinks one sugary beverage every other day. “I think (drinks) should definitely be made with less sugar, and healthier options should be offered,” Valenti said. “However, I won’t change my habits quite yet.” Alberto Uscanga, a community organizer who is passionate about community health, said he consumes two to three sugary beverages a week. “If you go to a corner store, which are overabundant in some urban communities, even the juice that they have is loaded with sugar,” Uscanga said. “The thing that breaks my heart more than anything is when my mom, my nephew’s grandma, says things like ‘at least he isn’t drinking soda,’ because those juices often have as much if not more sugar than the soda.” Uscanga said sugary beverages are frequently consumed because of an unavailability of healthier drink options. “It does make me think – I don’t know how much more I could cut back,” Uscanga said. “As I get more involved in my community, it’s something that will be more of an issue for me. If cigarettes are bad, I think these sugary beverages are even worse.” The plight of the big gulp Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, recently attempted to pass legislation that would ban the sale of large sugary beverages in the state of New York. The legislation was quickly put to rest by the New York state Supreme Court, which said Bloomberg was abusing his power by foregoing the City Council and taking the issue straight to the New York Board of Health, a board which he appointed. Bloomberg has no plans to take the measure to the City Council.
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Guns: More than 1,000 citizens polled in March great deal of misinformation.” expanding background checks Supporters of an all-out as- at 74 percent. These two areas sault weapons ban suffered a were also the most adamant major set-back last Tuesday against an assault weapon ban when Senate Democrats in at 58 percent. Washington said their proposed Johann-Reichart said a comgun control legislation would promise can be made between not include one. gun-control and gun-rights adThe law students in charge vocates that can appeal to both of the poll took sides of the deresponses via bate. landline and cell “Gun ownerphone March ship is an im11-14, 2013. portant right for To make the reWisconsinites, sponses even by and President population, all Obama’s gun responses were control initiaweighted to retives are directflect the differed toward enences in populasuring that right tion throughout and making sure the state. A total gun carriers and Lara Johann-Reichart, senior, of 1,060 people College of Arts & Sciences non-carriers are were polled. safe,” JohannIn 2012, there Reichart said. were 73 homicides as result of For some Republicans, the guns in Milwaukee according to answer to gun violence revolves the Milwaukee Police Depart- around increasing background ment. Sixty percent of Milwau- checks and dedicating resourckee residents said they were in es to improving mental health. favor of an assault weapon ban. “The mental health of firearm Green Bay residents were the owners needs to be taken into most divided, with 50 percent account,” Garrett said. “What opposed to a ban and 49 percent we need is a reformed process in favor. to legally purchase a firearm, Overall, rural areas of Wis- including more thorough backconsin, especially the northern ground checks and some way to and southwestern parts of the evaluate buyers’ mental health state, were most in favor of before they purchase weapons.”
Gun ownership is an important right for Wisconsinites, and President Obama’s gun control initiatives are directed toward ensuring that right.”
PUBLIC OPINION ON GUNS AMONG REGISTERED WIS. VOTERS POLLED
On background checks for buyers at private gun sales and gun shows
81 PERCENT FAVOR 18 PERCENT OPPOSE
On an assault weapons ban
54 PERCENT SUPPORT
43 PERCENT OPPOSE
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MUSG: Schultz-Bowman likely to appear on general election ballot was received by one Tribune staff member, was sent to at least 20 people. Knight and Bresnahan denied knowledge of the text prior to being informed of the alleged violation Saturday. They said the campaign member who committed the alleged violation was likely unaware of the rule that prohibits the mass distribution of unsolicited electronic messages. “The campaign worker probably didn’t know about the rule,” Bresnahan said. “The word
‘unsolicited’ is pretty vague.” If the elections committee finds Knight and Bresnahan’s campaign guilty, a punishment would likely involve a deduction of votes from their primary election total. That deduction would likely result in Knight and Bresnahan being replaced on the ballot by Sam Schultz and Zach Bowman, who lost the primary election to them by seven votes (0.6 percent). Schultz is a junior senator from the College of Arts & Sciences; Bowman is a sophomore senator from the
College of Arts & Sciences. Past vote deductions for violations have generally been between three and five percent of received votes, Kuester said. Kuester specified that if a penalty is assessed, the number of votes deducted will come at the discretion of the Election Committee, which is comprised of undergraduate students who are unaffiliated with MUSG. The alleged violation occurred on Thursday afternoon but wasn’t reported to MUSG until Saturday,
Kuester and others said. Section 12.A.3 of MUSG’s election rules states that an alleged campaign violation “must be submitted within 24 hours of gaining reasonable knowledge that a violation has occurred.” Though the alleged violation occurred more than 24 hours before the elections committee was notified, Kuester said it was submitted within 24 hours of the reporting student gaining knowledge that it was a violation. Knight and Bresnahan were
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Will Knight (right) and Dan Bresnahan, running mates for MUSG President and Executive Vice President, answer questions during Sunday night’s debate in the AMU. A member of the Knight-Bresnahan campaign team sent the text Thursday, allegedly violating MUSG election procedures.
notified Saturday that a campaign violation had been filed against them. Kuester said he notified the other tickets Sunday night. “We were notified of a campaign violation by David Kuester (Sunday) around 11 p.m. and are waiting on the decision of the Elections Committee,” Bowman said. According to a source with direct knowledge of the alleged violation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the alleged violation could affect the primary result, the Knight-Bresnahan ticket had already received one warning about a similar incident. Kuester said complaints had been filed against all the tickets but that these did not necessarily mean campaign rules were actually broken or that the allegations were investigated. The Elections Committee will hold a hearing before Easter break to decide whether the alleged violation warrants a vote deduction. If the committee determines that a deduction is not warranted, Bowman may consider a write-in candidacy, according to a source close to him who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the possible candidacy had not yet been filed. “Serious initial steps have already been taken, and things are moving forward,” the source said. Multiple candidates agreed that MUSG campaign rules are complex and can lead to accidental violations. “The election rules are burdensome and unnecessary,” Bowman said.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Making sense of the smells around campus
MUSG election mishaps not likely to change perceptions vote for musg president here!
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Our view: While MUSG is doing its best to serve students and conduct a proper election, recent electoral events may perpetuate apathy among students. As reported on today’s front page, MUSG is postponing its general election for president and executive vice president just a week after fumbling the primary election as well. The two elections were delayed for different reasons, but both threaten to perpetuate the same sentiment from students: apathy. The primary election, which had to be redone two days after the first attempt because of an error with the Involvement Link voting system, was not the first time MUSG used Involvement Link for an election. Meanwhile, though we understand MUSG campaign rules, the campaign violation that caused the new delay is small enough to be committed by any ticket in any election, and it will likely not be seen by students as enough of a reason to push back the election. While perhaps necessary, the delayed election inhibits the development of a positive opinion among students about MUSG’s relevance and effectiveness. The botched electoral process cannot possibly help change minds and cure apathy, though a change is desperately needed. MUSG and its members work extremely harder on behalf of the students, and with $30 from every student under its allocation, students have a stake in its activity. However, considering recent events, MUSG needs to work to engage with the student body. The second primary election had 17 percent voter turnout. It is unfortunate that 83 percent of Marquette’s student body did not feel the need to take the time to vote last Tuesday, but when most students do not feel as though enough of MUSG’s decisions affect their lives at Marquette, they are not necessarily to blame for the general apathy toward student government on campus. Voter apathy is a problem in most elections, from student government to city, state and national politics. Turnout among voters for a national presidential election has not been above 60
percent since 1968, and it has dipped below 51 percent twice since then. Turnout among registered voters has never been above 63 percent since registration data became available in 1960. On the national level, while still problematic, apathy can be understandable. People working upwards of 45 hours a week, focusing on paying bills and taking care of a family do not necessarily have time to inform themselves about every political issue, especially given the perceived lack of effectiveness in Washington, D.C., and the widespread feeling that politicians are out of touch with ordinary Americans. A parallel can be drawn on a much smaller scale between national apathy and apathy for MUSG. Students concerned with their studies, campus jobs, internships and social lives are not going to take the time to follow student government when its effect in their lives is not directly felt. It’s a shame this view exists given the great work and strenuous hours MUSG puts in to help the student body, but it is reality. MUSG has the responsibility to try to change that apathy, and we believe it can if it makes the effort to do so. With an extra week until the election, one positive of the situation is that the candidates now have more time to reflect on not only this apathy but on how to improve communication. We believe students should pay attention to MUSG, but we acknowledge that students do not feel they have a stake in its activities. Therefore, we implore the candidates over the next week to consider student needs with an emphasis on getting them more engaged and enthused. We sincerely hope the 17 percent voter turnout from the primary improves in next week’s general election. It is unrealistic, however, to think the increase will be substantial, and after multiple election setbacks, we are not sure it will increase at all. MUSG, while well-intentioned in its attempts to produce a clean, positive electoral process, has little room for error if it wants to improve student engagement. Unlike a pair of online elections, student engagement cannot be delayed.
Caroline Campbell Last week, I walked into Johnston Hall, which is something I do at least four times a week. This particular time, however, I was greeted with a distinct smell. I don’t think I could describe this smell, but it immediately brought to mind a memory of my freshman year. Not the memory of a specific event, but instead the memory of the idea of my freshman year. Late nights scrambling for stories for the Tribune, sitting in room 303 before its makeover three years ago, hearing Dr. Byers wish us “lives in interesting times.” We all have certain memories that we correlate with physical and sensory experiences. Whether it’s the smell of popcorn at the movies or peanuts and hot dogs at a baseball park, smells have the power to bring back experiences and feelings to us. Smell is the sense most often correlated with specific memories. As I have been walking around campus lately, I have been noticing more and more memories triggered by smells. On the few warm days we have had, the fresh smell of spring takes me all the way back to my sophomore year of high school, when I spent a spring break bonding with my friends over our newfound vehicular independence. When it’s mixed with that distinct “Milwaukee” smell of yeast and Lake Michigan, I am reminded of my freshman year Greek Week – slipping on a rain-soaked Valley Fields on a Friday night to win the first game of football I ever played. When I catch a whiff of someone’s grill, I’m reminded of fall breaks spent camping in Missouri. And it’s not just smells that trigger these sensory
memories. On a warm day, when I stop at the Brew for a Cooler by the Lake or a Strawberry Sunrise, I remember days during finals week when my friends and I would drag blankets to Westowne Square or Central Mall and pretend to study, but really just end up napping in the sun. The first snow of the year carries with it a crisp, cold smell that makes me think of Christmas music, Chinese food and late-night “Gilmore Girls” marathons. Just as life is not solely made up of positive experiences, not all my sensory memories are happy ones. Certain buildings on campus remind me of classes I despised or days I felt overwhelmingly homesick. Some smells bring mixed emotions. The musty air inside St. Joan of Arc Chapel reminds me of Tuesday night masses freshman year, evenings that brought a homesick girl much comfort and calm in an emotionally taxing time. It’s not just Marquette that brings these memories. Visiting my sister’s grade school, where I was a student for nine straight years, reminds me of recesses and art classes, science fairs and field days. I even notice that the house I grew up in has a particular smell to it that stays on my clothes for a few days after I’ve been home for a break and reminds me of my family. What’s funny about all these smells and memories is that I know I did not recognize them when I first experienced them, obviously because they were not memories then but first-time experiences. As senior year draws to a close, my friends and fellow classmates have been reminiscing about the last four years. It is almost too difficult to sit back and conjure up random memories that occurred long ago. But when we taste or smell something, like fried mac and cheese at McCormick, or hear a song that we thought was ridiculously overplayed our freshman year, we experience those memories more vividly than we ever could just thinking about them. 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.
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Finally made the decision to attend Marquette University next year! Beyond relieved and excited!
Had a great time talking with a group of Marquette media relations students today- thems some high flyin Eagles... Watch out world
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Future life goals? Check back with me later.
Tony Manno After a quick re-watching of “The Graduate” this week, I have to give a little credit to Dustin Hoffman’s confused titular character. I bet he’d been getting the question for years before he comes on screen: “What are you going to do with your life?” It’s the most irritating thing – I’ve heard it so many times myself lately that I bookmarked the ulcers page on WebMD. Beware: the question is often hidden in different forms. “What happens after graduation, champ?”, “What’s the plan?”, “I heard they’re hiring at Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey. You should send a resume.” OK, the last one’s a bit far-fetched, maybe out of date, and I’m fortunate enough to have no relations to people who call other people “champ,” but the point stands. The worst part is that most of the time the question comes when I’m sitting next to a future astrophysicist who has the plan all mapped out. At this point, with a year and some change left at Marquette, I’m feeling
more and more pressure to come up with an articulate response to the question. It’s almost like whatever I tell the questioners, they’re going to hold me to it. And if that’s true, the responses of the past 20 years have me doing lots of different things: writing for newspapers, becoming a veterinarian, probably being an astronaut and some sort of zoologist to appease childhood responses. I think my brother responded to the question once when he was a kid stating he wanted to be “a prisoner.” Different strokes for different folks, I guess – or maybe the question itself is a bunch of drivel. Plus, my interests cross-pollinate. I mean, I loved geometry in high school, and I’d also like to learn scuba diving. That could be what I’ll do, who knows? I just learned from the Internet that I have a natural skill of clearing ear pressure that is very desirable in the world of scuba – maybe it’s my calling. Once you have that future set in stone, all the fun of wondering goes out the window, and that’s something I want to hold onto a bit longer. So for now I don’t think there’s anything wrong with an “I don’t know.” Maybe the future astrophysicist is just practicing for the career – “I don’t knows” don’t fly at NASA, I’m sure – but for now, hey, I don’t know. Maybe the best way to go about this is to answer in negation. “I will not be a lawyer.” It’s a start. Tony Manno is a junior in the College of Communication double majoring in journalism and writing-intensive English. He is studying abroad in France. Email him at email@example.com.
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By Victor Jacobo Special to the Tribune
March Madness is in full swing and campus is alive and vibrant with excitement as our Golden Eagles have successfully reached the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year. While the basketball analysts debate seedings, matchups and root for the underdogs to see who will be the best in college basketball, I would like to spark a debate that will surely drive you mad: What is the best show on television? While this argument can cause anarchy among friends and different fandoms, I’ve tried to find some order amidst the chaos. Sixteen shows were selected and divided up between drama and comedy (sorry, no reality shows, although Duck Dynasty deserves Golden Globes). To make the list, the show must be currently on air or in production for another season that will eventually air on television. This is why Arrested Development, which has a new season currently in production but will be only available on Netflix, did not
qualify despite being a popular show. Seeding was done on the basis of awards won, overall prestige and hype among college students. First-round matchups could not pit two shows from the same network against each other. Now, we can’t have Abed Nadir dunk over Barney Stinson, although the Marquette alumnus has shown some skill on the court. That’s why we’re leaving it up to you to decide which show deserves to be called the best on television. The dates for voting each round are as follows: First Round (16): March 26th – April 1st Second Round (8): April 2nd – April 3rd Third Round (4): April 4th – April 8th Championship: April 9th – April 10th Be sure to vote and see if your favorite show makes it to the next round! Check out marquettetribune.org to vote.
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Resilient squad Sweet again CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1:
No. 14 seed on Thursday, and they Junior Cadougan broke out came back again to defeat sixth- in the second half of Saturday’s seeded Butler on Saturday. game with nine points after failMarquette shot just 27.6 per- ing to score in the first. The senior cent and turned the ball over six guard said his coach called him times in the first half of the Da- out, and asked him to play to the vidson game. Vander Blue and level of his experience. Jamil Wilson went a combined “Coach chewed me out in the one for 11 from the field, and the locker room in front of the team Golden Eagles were lucky to face a because he knows I’ve been here,” 25-23 halftime deficit. Cadougan said. “I came out with Down by nine more poise in the with 6:26 to play, second half, more Blue and Wilconcentration, son scored Marand, you know, quette’s final 17 helped lead my points to lead the team to victory.” Golden Eagles With both back. games ending in Marquette faced nail-biting fashan eight-point ion, Williams deficit at halftime played his second against the Bullhalf strategic addogs. This time, justments close Marquette had to the vest. When shot a measly 25.9 has Buzz Williams Marquette percent from the Marquette men’s basketball coach struggled, games field and turned have usually been the ball over eight times. decided in the final possessions. Blue and Wilson started stronger, Williams felt his team’s experihowever, with 15 combined points, ence in tight games prepared it for and carried that momentum into Thursday’s and Saturday’s wins. the second half. Blue would fin“If you look at our box scores ish with 29 to lead all scorers, and over the last eight games, six of Wilson would add 13. them have been decided by one “I got in the groove early in the possession or less, and we’re second half, so I was able to get it 6-2,” Williams said. “So, I’m not going with my teammates find- a genius. I don’t want to be a geing me and taking shots I take nius. I don’t want to be Mr. Tactievery day,” Blue said. “Multiple cian. I don’t want our program times today we could have (given) known in that regard. up and lost the game. (There’s) “I don’t want to be tactical; I want just something about this group. to be tough. But in our toughness, We’re just relentless, and we that’s what’s missed. Within that just want to win, and we’re not toughness, there’s a discipline that ready to go home yet.” is required to have that toughness.”
I don’t want to be a genius. I don’t want to be Mr. Tactician ... I don’t want to be tactical; I want to be tough.”
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Marquette survived lackluster starts against lower-seeded opponents to reach its third straight Sweet Sixteen.
Season ends with loss in opening round of WNIT Golden Eagles fall a three-pointer short versus Northern Iowa By Jacob Born
With just over two seconds left on the clock, Marquette had the ball underneath its own basket. Northern Iowa’s Jess McDowell made a put back to give the Panthers the lead. Sarina Simmons inbounded the ball to Brooklyn Pumroy, who got within three feet of the three-point line before shooting the ball. The buzzer sounded, the ball hit the backboard, and the Golden Eagles lost their opening round game of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament, 61-59. “It’s always difficult to end your season (with) a loss,” coach Terri Mitchell said. “But we have no regrets in the way we played. … We did everything in our power, and we lost.” Marquette made it a game in the second half, as the Golden Eagles erased a 12-point deficit. The Golden Eagles trailed 5442 with 8:19 to go in the game. Marquette was shooting 31 percent from the field and was just one for six on the half on three pointers. Cue a 15-2 run. Simmons forced three turnovers during the six-minute run, including one that led to a pull-up jumper. She drained the shot to give Marquette its first
lead of the game. Katherine Plouffe was clutch from the free throw line, making all six of her free throws during the run. Apiew Ojulu came off the bench to score four points during the run, and one of her baskets tied the game with 20 seconds left. Of Marquette’s 59 total points, 34 of them were scored in the paint. The Golden Eagles exploited their size to get the put-backs and make the easy layups. Marquette outrebounded Northern Iowa 39-34, winning the offensive glass 15-11. The things we said we wanted to do, we did,” Mitchell said. “At the end of the day, you can’t fault a team that fought so hard.” Northern Iowa won the game with its three point shooting. The Panthers shot a respectable five for 16 in the first half but really took off at the start of the second half. Northern Iowa was shooting 71.4 percent from behind the arc by the 12-minute mark and was 66.7 percent by the eight-minute mark. Overall, the Panthers shot 53.8 percent from behind the three-point line in the second half and were 41.4 percent for the game. That percentage was better than its 38.6 percent field goal percentage for the entire game. “They’re known for their threes,” Mitchell said. “We were sinking too deep to the ball, and some threes they just stuck right in our face. They’re a team that commits to shooting the three.” The Golden Eagles only lose Sarina Simmons to graduation. Marquette returns Plouffe, the team’s
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Apiew Ojulu tied the game with 20 seconds to play, but Jess McDowell won it for the Panthers with a put-back.
leading scorer, Morse, the team’s leading three-point shooter, Pumroy, the youngest starter on the team, and Gabi Minix, who tore
her ACL early in the year. Mitchell said the team is looking to build off of its success from this season. “We have to let this motivate
us,” Mitchell said. “We’re not going to let this happen again. There is too much talent on this team. We’re going to have a great year.”
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Weathering the ‘Canes will be tall task ACC champs provide a tough, talented test for Golden Eagles
By Patrick Leary
March Madness has lived up to its name this year. A No. 15 seed, a No. 13 seed and a No. 12 seed made the Sweet 16, and the topranked team in the country didn’t make it out of the first weekend. However, the East region mostly avoided parity, with the top four seeds advancing to the regional semifinals in Washington, D.C. Marquette, the East’s No. 3 seed, will take on No. 2 Miami Thursday at 6:15 p.m. CDT, for a place in the regional final against either top-seeded Indiana or No. 4 Syracuse. On paper, Miami poses a difficult matchup for the Golden Eagles. The Hurricanes seem to hold at least a slim advantage over Marquette in every measurable category. Even experience, perhaps Marquette’s biggest strength, may favor Miami, as five out of its seven regular players are seniors. Miami goes where sophomore
point guard Shane Larkin takes it. The son of Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin, he consistently finds his way into comparisons with Michigan’s Trey Burke as the best point guard in college basketball. Larkin averages 14.5 points per game, along with four assists and nearly four rebounds per contest. His explosiveness and shooting ability make him a dangerous offensive threat. The Hurricanes surround Larkin with a bevy of seniors who each contribute in different ways. Chief among them is senior stretch-4 Kenny Kadji. The 6-11 Kadji, who averages 13 points and seven rebounds per game, does a little bit of everything for the ‘Canes. He can score inside and out (he makes 1.4 threepointers per game) and defends extremely well, with 1.3 blocks per game. He could pose matchup problems on the defensive end for Marquette, as he’ll likely draw Jamil Wilson when Miami has the ball. Durand Scott (13.2 ppg), Trey Mckinnie Jones (9.2 ppg) and Rion Brown (6.5 ppg) fill out a deep and dangerous backcourt for Miami. Scott is a go-to scorer
who can usually pick up the slack when Larkin falls short. Against Illinois Sunday, both Larkin and Scott struggled, so Brown made up the difference, scoring 21 points in the 63-59 win. Senior center Reggie Johnson physically resembles Davante Gardner, but his offensive touch is nowhere near as good as Gardner’s. Senior forward/ center Julian Gamble completes Miami’s frontcourt and occasionally provides a useful spark off the bench. Gamble scored 11 points in Miami’s ACC tournament championship win over North Carolina and added 10 against North Carolina State. 2013 ACC coach of the year Jim Larranaga pulls the strings for the Hurricanes. Most famous for taking George Mason to the Final Four in 2006 as a No. 11 seed, he turned around Miami’s scandal-ridden program with a dedication to advanced metrics. Larkin serves as an extension of Larranaga on the court. Much like he did against Butler’s Rotnei Clarke, expect Derrick Wilson to see more time than usual Thursday as the primary defender on Larkin. Wilson played 16 minutes on Clarke Saturday
and could see even more against Larkin if Junior Cadougan proves too slow defensively. Miami does not force many turnovers, but it doesn’t turn the ball over much, either. As a result, Marquette’s execution in its halfcourt offense will go a long way in determining its success. If it settles for ill-advised three-pointers and cannot create driving lanes, the Golden Eagles will struggle to keep up with the ‘Canes in the scoring department. Vander Blue needs to attack the basket with regularity. Blue has carried Marquette through the tournament so far (45 points in two games, including 29 against Butler) and will need to create good and open looks for his teammates by attacking the rim with force. This attacking style could also get Miami in foul trouble, which could really test the Hurricanes’ limited depth. Many experts considered Miami a No. 1 seed coming into the tournament after it won both the regular season and conference tournament titles in the ACC. To beat the ‘Canes, Marquette will need to put forth a Herculean effort, and even then, it might not be enough.
Women’s lacrosse falls to Big East foes Priem records careerhigh 14 saves in 9-4 loss to Scarlet Knights
By Andrew Dawson
The Marquette women’s lacrosse team lost to two Big East foes this weekend, dropping contests to Villanova and Rutgers. With the losses, the Golden Eagles fall to 2-8 on the season and extend their losing streak to six. The weekend opened Friday night as the team faced the Villanova Wildcats. Right off the opening draw, it looked like a tight battle. The Wildcats scored the first two goals, but Marquette answered with a 3-0 run to take the lead. A few goals later the score was knotted up at five with 8:53 remaining.
The end of the half, however, was a disaster for Marquette, as Villanova went on a 5-0 run in the final eight minutes to take a 10-5 lead into the half. Marquette opened the scoring in the second half as redshirt-freshman attacker Margaret Kerr received a feed from freshman midfielder Emma Kern on the doorstep and beat the keeper to make it 10-6 with 27:23 remaining. But the Wildcats dominated the next 20 minutes, shutting out the Golden Eagles and scoring seven goals. Both teams scored twice in the final minutes of the game, but Villanova would go on to win 19-8. “I think that we just had a lapse in the game,” said freshman goaltender Sarah Priem, who had five saves in the game. “We started off really strong but we just gave up a little bit when time started ticking, and we can’t do that. We have to just play a whole 60 minutes.”
The Golden Eagles then took on the No. 19 Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Sunday. Marquette came out of the gate with fire, as freshman midfielder Molly O’Brien struck first with a bouncer at the 23:24 mark to go up by one. Rutgers answered with a 4-0 run, but captain and redshirtfreshman attacker Emily Donovan beat her defender and ripped one to top corner to bring the Golden Eagles within two at the half. The second half was nearly identical to the first, as freshman attacker freshman midfielder Kenzie Brown struck first and Rutgers answered with a run. The majority of the half was close, but the Scarlet Knights finished off the Golden Eagles 9-4. “I was really proud of the team and the effort we put in,” said coach Meredith Black. “I thought our defense played great. It wasn’t really working for us on attack
today, but you know it wasn’t our day on the attack. But that’s all right; we’ll learn from it and get better for the next one.” With the assistance of the defense, Priem starred between the pipes posting a career high 14-saves and received the game ball for her stellar performance. “She got our game ball for the day,” Black said about Priem. “She’s unbelievable. She’s an athlete and just does great things for the team. The whole defense was great today. I mean everyone, from Sarah to every player on defense, but she did an outstanding job.” The Rutgers game concludes the three-game homestand for Marquette as well as the end of a hectic two weeks in which the team played six games. The team has 12 days off before it faces the Cincinnati Bearcats on Friday, April 5 at 6 p.m.
MU-IU a dream for both sides
Matt Trebby I’m looking ahead, past Miami already. It’s not because the Hurricanes aren’t a good team. They should have been one of the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament over Gonzaga. They won the ACC in the regular season and the conference tournament. But I want Marquette to play Indiana in the Elite Eight. On the court, the match-up definitely favors the Hoosiers, and Marquette fans would probably rather play Syracuse, whom the Golden Eagles have already beaten this season. But if Tom Crean’s Indiana were to take on Marquette with a trip to Atlanta and the Final Four on the line, fans would see a chance for revenge in a huge way. Whether to respect Crean is a topic of discussion that could go on for hours. I will be the first to say that it is ridiculous that he gets booed in the opening video before games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Not only did Crean lead the Golden Eagles to their third Final Four appearance in school history, he made Marquette relevant again on a national level. And he did it during possibly the most important period in the program’s history: Marquette’s transition into the Big East. I’m not going to deny that Buzz Williams has taken the program to another level. Making three Sweet Sixteens in a row is impressive, and now Marquette is a household name in college basketball. I have no idea how Crean hired Williams – I’m sure it’s a story everyone would like to hear – but the latter was brought here by the one Marquette fans now refer to as “the tan man.” To make fun of Crean now is all fine and dandy. By all accounts he isn’t necessarily the friendliest guy, and Michigan Assistant Coach Jeff Meyer learned that’s the case on the court sometimes, too. His charting of deflections and his drinking of Diet Pepsi during games annoyed the hell out of people. But if you’re mad at how he left, you’re ignoring a lot of success on the basketball court – which is how we measure people nowadays, so it shouldn’t even matter if he’s a jerk. So what he didn’t tell his players before ESPN reported his departure? That happens, so get over it. I just don’t know how you can’t acknowledge what he did for the men’s basketball program and speak of him with disrespect. People shouldn’t compare him to Williams. They’re polar opposites. People will always point out negative things about Crean before the positives, and it annoys me. A match-up between Crean and Marquette in the Elite Eight would be salivating. It’s a storyline that writes itself. I’ll be rooting for both schools on Thursday so that can be made a reality. Matt Trebby is a senior in the College of Communication. Email him at matthew. email@example.com.