Marquette student takes alderman seat
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Cosby to speak at 2013 graduation
After decade, effects of Final Four remain University applicants nearly tripled since 2003 NCAA run By Claudia Brokish and Ben Greene
As another season of NCAA March Madness and Marquette men’s basketball comes to a close, the Marquette eature community can bask in a miletory stone achievement for the team and head coach Buzz Williams – an appearance in the Elite Eight. While the Golden Eagles were knocked out by Syracuse on March 30, the team celebrated its longest run in 10 years.
The team’s Elite Eight appearance is the furthest Marquette has advanced in the NCAA tournament since 2003, when the Golden Eagles and now-Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade made an appearance at the Final Four. This season marked the 10th anniversary since that tournament appearance, which helped thrust Marquette into the national spotlight. The appearance in the Final Four also played a role in bringing Marquette to the Big East Conference. During the era of Wade, Steve Novak and Travis Diener, Marquette still competed in Conference USA. In the summer immediately following the 2003 Final Four run, however, Marquette announced that it would join the Big East alongside Cincinnati, DePaul, Louisville and South Florida in 2005. See page 7
Vigil held in honor of captured journalist Parents of alumnus James Foley appeared on campus Friday By Catelyn Roth-Johnson
Diane and John Foley, the parents of James Foley, a 1996 alumnus of the College of Arts & Sciences, were on campus Friday evening for a vigil held in their son’s honor in the
Chapel of the Holy Family. Foley was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Syria last November while freelance reporting for the GlobalPost on the country’s civil war. About 30 friends, family, and Marquette students and alumni were in attendance to show respect for Foley, whose whereabouts are unknown. Emily Wacker Schultz, a senior engagement officer in the Office of Engagement and See Foley, page 6
Photo by Kristen Mullen/The Citizens’ Voice/Associated Press
Bill Cosby performs in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. He will speak at the BMO Bradly Center May 19 for graduation.
Actor, comedian to speak at Spring 2013 Commencement By Ben Greene
Marquette announced Monday in a university news brief that Bill Cosby will be the commencement speaker for the spring ceremony May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. University President the Rev.
Scott Pilarz said in the brief that the long-time comedian and actor was chosen because of his history as an activist and educator. “Bill Cosby was a pioneer in breaking down racial stereotypes on national television,” Pilarz said. “That commitment to breaking boundaries combined with his deep commitment to education is a powerful example for our graduates.” This will be the second year in a row that Marquette has picked up a big-name commencement speaker. Hank Aaron, Major League Baseball’s second
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all-time leading home run hitter, spoke at the Spring 2012 commencement. Marquette will award honorary degrees to both Cosby and Sister of Mercy Rosemary Connelly at the ceremony. Cosby is scheduled to receive an honorary doctor of letters degree, while Connelly will be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. Connelly is being recognized because of her work as the executive director of Misericordia Heart of Mercy, which is a Rogers Park, Ill., service organization that supports people with developmental disabilities.
Marquette students and alumni attended Foley’s vigil on Friday evening.
President Obama proposed a new brain-mapping initiative. PAGE 5
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Reactions to a recent Obama “gaffe” don’t help women. PAGE 8
Mike Rice’s coaching style is both wrong and uncommon. PAGE 11
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
MU student elected as Cudahy alderman Justin Moralez hopes to bring unique perspective to office By Jason Kurtyka
Justin Moralez, a junior majoring in communication and political science and the promotions director at The Rave, was elected Alderman for Cudahy’s first district in the April 1 election. He recently sat down with the Tribune to talk about his experiences in the entertainment business, as a student and now as a politician. Marquette Tribune: What were your motivations for running for alderman? Justin Moralez: I have always had an inherent interest in politics. After purchasing a home in the area several years ago and seeing the community struggling, I wanted to get more involved and try to make a difference. I felt it was the right time, and with it being a three-year term, I figured if I don’t do it now I have to wait that much longer. MT: What are some of the goals you want to achieve as alderman? JM: Well certainly economic development is a key focus, but I’m also big on cultural initiatives. I believe these will play a critical role in redeveloping the Cudahy area. Most people consider the city to be the Rust Belt of Milwaukee. Unfortunately though, with manufacturing declining, it has left the city at a bit of an impasse. Bay View, our neighbor to the north, has seen substantial growth over the years, and I’d like to work in correlation with them to continually enhance the entire South Shore area. MT: Could you describe your campaign experience? How did people react to such a young candidate? JM: It has certainly been a memorable experience and could not have been possible without the support and hard work of the family, friends and support staff around me. My opportunity as a student here at MU also played an instrumental role in the organizational process. When I made the decision to run, I emailed Dr. Julia Azari, who pointed me in the direction
Photo courtesy of Justin Moralez
Moralez, 29, reached out to Marquette professors and students to help run his campaign for alderman in Cudahy.
of a couple students she had in the past. Through them and with some additional networking, I met Pat Garrett. He works (for) the College Republicans and is a regular staffer on campaigns throughout the state. Together we laid out a highly organized campaign that is not usually seen at a local level. This strong outreach led to the community really embracing (me) as a young candidate with fresh ideas. Through knocking on doors and talking to those in the community, and with a well built website, social networking and even a mobile app, we were able to deliver a concise message and be more accessible to the constituents. This ultimately was the key to our success and solidified the process as one that combined both lessons from the classroom and real-life experience. MT: What classes have you taken or decided to take that will help you out as alderman? JM: When I choose my classes, I try to pick those that will pertain to my ultimate career goals, but I have found that even those that might not seem relevant at the time may prove beneficial in the future. In particular, I found the math and statistics classes to be tedious and exhausting, but as a member of the Finance
DPS Reports April 6 At 12:25 a.m. DPS shut down a party where students were serving alcohol to underage individuals in the 900 block of N. 15th Street. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office also responded. MPD was notified. At 3:37 a.m. a student reported that unknown person(s) vandalized his unsecured, unattended property in O’Donnell Hall, causing an estimated $450 in damage. At 8:54 p.m. a student was in possession of a false ID in the Union Sports Annex.
at the Haggerty House where underage students were consuming alcohol. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office also responded and cited several students. MPD was notified. April 7 At 1:59 a.m. two students acted in a disorderly manner toward DPS and MPD in Schroeder Hall. MPD cited the students. At 2:17 a.m. a fire alarm sounded at the Gilman Apartments. MFD was contacted, and the building was evacuated. Upon investigation, it was determined that an unidentified suspect activated a pull station without cause and fled the scene. The alarm was reset.
I was waiting for results and studying flashcards at the same time for a history test.” Justin Moralez, Cudahy alderman Committee, which oversees a multimillion dollar budget, I am glad I have had that experience. MT: Could you describe your job and experience working at The Rave? JM: It can be seen as nothing less than a dream job. While the hours may be long at times and the pressure to produce is constant, I am truly lucky for the opportunity to work at such a great place. MT: What work have you done with bands? JM: I work with a lot of local bands, and to see their passion and dedication to music is really pretty special. They are untainted by some of the trappings of the music business and just happy to be a part of the process. Don’t get me wrong though; the magic provided by the legendary acts that come through here is really what makes The Rave the best concert venue in the country. I can’t say enough how lucky I am to be a part of that entire process and how strongly I recommend all MU students to get down the
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Tuesday 9 Putting Global to Work: How to Utilize Your International Experiences for Post-Grad Opportunities, Holthussen Hall, 5 p.m. Mass, Chat and Burgers with the Bishop, Joan of Arc Chapel, 6 p.m.
“ NOTHING IS SO STRONG AS GENTLENESS, At 11:31 p.m. DPS shut down a party
road to check out a show. MT: Could you give some advice to students on time management? JM: It’s very challenging, but ultimately it is just trying to balance your time and not falling too far behind. Even though going into the final week of my campaign there was a lot of pressure, I still had to study for an upcoming test. I was waiting for results and studying flashcards at the same time for a history test. Being prepared is far less stressful than having to scramble to make up for lost time. MT: What are your future aspirations? JM: While I’m not youngest person elected in Wisconsin by any means, there are only a handful of people in their twenties, so I find myself in a unique opportunity to offer a perspective of those who are often overlooked. Right now, I am committed to working for those who elected me and producing quantifiable results. I hope to continue to do so for the years to come.
NOTHING SO GENTLE AS REAL STRENGTH.
Stigma in the Media and Brenda Wesley’s Story, AMU, 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 Great American Health Challenge, under Raynor Bridge, 10 a.m. Open student forum with Father Pilarz, AMU, 6 p.m. Life After Graduation 101, Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites, 5:30 p.m. Trending now #Transequality, AMU, 7 p.m.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Benefits of unpaid internships Whelton named open to debate among students MUSG legislative Statistics show vice president link between paid internships, job offers
By Melanie Lawder
With summer looming, the internship application season is in full swing as Marquette students scramble to send out their cover letters and seize a position they can use to gain work experience. In this process, students may have to decide whether working without pay this summer is worth it. Director of Marquette’s Career Services Center Laura Kestner said she conservatively estimates that 60 to 70 percent of Marquette students have an internship during their academic career. Among those internships, a majority of unpaid positions are concentrated in the College of Communication and in the College of Arts & Sciences, Kestner said. Those in the College of Business Administration and College of Engineering are much more likely to receive paid internships. While unpaid internships vary, Kestner said that some organizations do use unpaid interns to get menial side work, such as photocopying and coffee-fetching, completed. “Are there employers that take advantage of students?” Kestner asked. “Absolutely.” Some studies show that an unpaid internship may not be as beneficial as a paid one. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employer’s 2012 Student Survey, paid interns have a considerable edge over unpaid interns in the job hunt. According to the survey, 60 percent of college graduates with a paid internship received job offers in 2012. In contrast, 37 percent of those with unpaid internship experience received a job offer – just better than the 36 percent of 2012 graduates who received jobs offers and did not have any internship experience. The study attributes this discrepancy to the tendency of paid interns being able to engage in more professional and field-related work, whereas unpaid interns are more likely to participate in clerical duties. Lawmakers are wary about the legality of students working without pay including President Barack Obama, who voiced his opposition to unpaid internships in 2010. Opponents of unpaid internships say it is exploitation and prevents students without financial security from gaining work-related experience and benefits of wealthier students. A reduction in the overall number of internships available to students is one possible result, Kestner said. “If we start requiring people to pay (for interns) – they’re not going to offer it,” Kestner said. “And that’s the hard part. It’s a double-edged sword. Because if we say it’s illegal to have volunteer interns – then people are not going to have any interns, and that will have a negative impact on our students.” John McAdams, an associate professor of political science, disagreed that organizations that use unpaid interns are “taking advantage” of them. He said that students decide to work without pay
because they think the experience will benefit them. “Why would a student take an unpaid internship?” McAdams asked. “Because they think it makes them better off. Why would (an employer) hire an unpaid intern? Because they think it makes them better off.” Furthermore, McAdams said that unpaid interns are working without pay voluntarily. Those students who do not want to work without pay can seek out paid internships if they wish. “It’s a voluntary transaction between two consenting adults,” McAdams said about unpaid internships. Despite the controversy, unpaid internships are generally regarded as highly valuable learning experiences. Rather than impose minimum wage requirements on the organization offering internships, both Kestner and McAdams agree that universities should subsidize lower-income students with stipends so that they can complete unpaid
internships without putting a strain on their finances. Such scholarships would not reduce the number of offered internships and would give monetary assistance to needy students. With the exception of the Kleczka Internship for students interested political science, Kestner said Marquette does not offer such scholarships. Sebastian Jansson, a junior in the College of Communication, is an unpaid intern working to produce digital content for a new web start-up and estimates that 70 percent of the media on the site is created by unpaid interns. Though he would like to be paid for all the work he’s done, he acknowledges that new businesses – like the one he works for – cannot afford it. “I do not think it should be a mandated minimum wage,” Jansson said. “It is their business, and if they don’t want to pay you that is their decision. If you can’t accept that, then there are plenty of internships that actually do pay.”
JOB OFFER RATES FOR STUDENTS WHO HAD PAID AND UNPAID INTERNSHIPS TYPE OF FIRM FOR PROFIT NONPROFIT FEDERAL GOV. STATE/ LOCAL GOV. OVERALL OVERALL
JOB RATE JOB RATE FOR PAID FOR UNPAID INTERNS INTERNS
64% 38.3% 42.4% 36.8% 59% 39.5% 49.1% 31.9%
35.7% OF STUDENTS WHO DID NOT HAVE AN INTERNSHIP WERE OFFERED A JOB
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New LVP plans to tackle academic advising discrepancies By Joe Kvartunas
Marquette Student Government elected Kyle Whelton, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, to be the new Legislative Vice President Thursday. Whelton ran unopposed in an election that faced challenges due to the delay of the general election to last week. “I think Kyle brings a tremendous amount of professionalism to the job,” said newly elected President Sam Schultz in his first meeting in his new role. “This is the first year I’ve known him, but he’s very, very organized.” Schultz is a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences. According to the MUSG constitution, the LVP must be elected in the first senate meeting after the general election. This raised some concern among members of the senate, who believed there was not enough attention paid to the election due to the delay of the general election – the results of which were announced the morning of the meeting. Several senators attempted to amend the constitution to delay the election of LVP one week so that the senators, some of whom were only elected Wednesday, could have more time to consider the position. “I wanted to hopefully create some dissention,” said Emily Pirkl, the Carpenter Tower senator who proposed the amendment. “Not that I don’t like the senator who was running, but I just wanted people to think about the issue.” Despite the movement to delay his election, Whelton supported the idea of addressing
the issue in the future. “I wasn’t offended by what they were trying to do,” said Whelton. “Obviously it couldn’t go constitutionally, but their intentions were correct. This has been a very challenging election cycle.” Whelton, who served this year as a senator from the College of Arts & Sciences and was re-elected to the position on Wednesday, will step down from his position as senator and said he is excited to move forward with his new position as LVP. “One of the things that’s very appealing about LVP is (that) you work person-to-person with all the senators,” Whelton said. “It allows me to share my passion with each senator.” Now that he is LVP, Whelton has a heavy influence on what topics the senate pursues. The first issue he would like to tackle deals with academic advising. “I think it’s essential that we get some type of legislation that holds the administration accountable about academic advising,” Whelton said. “Students are frustrated, and that’s not what we should be seeing.” Thursday night also featured the inauguration of the newly elected Schultz and Executive Vice President Zach Bowman, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences. Schultz and Bowman came out on top in the controversial general election that featured a ticket that had finished ahead of Schultz–Bowman in the primary but was removed from the ballot after a campaign violation was brought to light. The investigation into the violation delayed the election a week. MUSG Judiciary Administrator Bekah Newman conducted the swearing in of Schultz and Bowman before the meeting in a short inauguration ceremony. Schultz spoke briefly after being sworn in, encouraging everyone to help raise awareness to students about MUSG.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Obama proposes new BRAIN research initiative Study will map approximately 100 billion brain cells By Eric Oliver
President Barack Obama proposed the BRAIN – Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies – initiative last week, asking Congress to spend $100 million to develop technology that would accurately map what each individual cell in the brain is responsible for. The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, with about 100 billion cells, and most of it still remains unknown. Specific goals of the project are still under development, but many possible benefits could come from its success, including finding better ways to treat various neurological disorders. William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences, said the project could be groundbreaking if the proposed technology is successful in finding new ways to understand how systems and networks of neuronal activity are coordinated and how they correlate with the mental state of the individual. One of the criticisms of the initiative, Cullinan said, is that there is no way to judge what a successful project would look like in its completion. He said he nevertheless believes in its success. “The project is a good investment toward developing necessary technologies to accelerate fundamental discoveries linking brain states to behavior,” Cullinan said. “The initiative could ultimately lead to better treatments for many brain disorders.” The National Institute of Health is establishing an advisory committee to help shape the initiative. According to the National Institute of Health, the group will produce an interim report by fall 2013 that will contain recommendations for high-priority investment. Jordan Blacktop, a fifth-year graduate student in the College of Arts & Sciences, said the
proposed initiative is a conscious effort to streamline funds to scientists in an attempt to make significant progress in understanding the brain. “This will most likely not just yield a putative map; (it) will further our understanding as to how our current perception of the brain has stymied neuroscientific progress,” Blacktop said. “Although this to some seems to be overambitious and a drop in the bucket, it is movement in the proper direction.” Blacktop said he sees the project being successful because of the funding and the personnel who are proposed to be working on it. “It is important to connect the brain to all sciences, for it is one in the same,” Blacktop said. “When we talk about the brain, we are involving all science, from biophysical to astrophysical.” Kristina Ropella, the executive associate dean in the College of Engineering, said the emphasis on brain mapping is exciting and overdue. “We have so much yet to discover about how the brain works, and we have many people with mental health concerns for which we offer little help.” Ropella said. “Research has done so much for the health of other organ systems, but we have neglected the brain for too long because of social stigma and lack of good technologies.” Ropella said new advances in brain mapping will require the multidisciplinary efforts of physicians, scientists, engineers and many others to work together to advance the technology to the point where it can be used to understand the brain’s function. “We already have some strong teams of researchers and clinicians here at Marquette and the Medical College of Wisconsin who have been leading the nation in developing imaging technologies for mapping brain function and investigating neurorehabilitation,” Ropella said. Ropella said she hopes a significant breakthrough will result from the research to help people who live with abnormal brain function. “Too many of the drugs and therapies we use today are ineffective,” Ropella said.
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Foley: Alumnus kidnapped by gunmen while covering Syrian crisis said. “This university opened his “When he returned from Libeyes to service.” ya, I hinted around if he was John Foley said the best qual- ever going to settle down or not ity he has found in his son is and get a normal reporting job,” his ability to be a friend. Hanrahan said. “I could just tell “The greatest joy one can have it wasn’t in him, but at the time is to call someone a friend,” he I didn’t understand why.” said. “Jim became a friend to Hanrahan said he is neither the Syrian people and joined frustrated nor mad at Foley for in their desire to be free.” returning to a dangerous location. Santonio Ancona, a friend “We need people to go and of Foley and a show the world victim of Hurthe things that we ricane Katrina, take for granted,” also spoke at he said. “The the event. world needs peo“I was losing ple who aren’t hope (after Kaafraid to go into trina),” Ancona dangerous situsaid. “But James ations to make was a good persure others’ stoson and was deries are told.” termined to share Hanrahan also my story and the spoke about his stories of all othtime at Marquette Dan Hanrahan, Marquette ers who feel they alumnus with Foley. have no voice.” “He was the Ancona said guy who was alhe was treated differently by ways looking for a bed to sleep the American government after in because he was locked out of the hurricane. his room,” Hanrahan said. “Also, “I was called a refugee,” he he was from the East Coast said. “And I thought, ‘Am I no and had a funny accent.” longer a citizen of this country?’” John and Diane Foley exApril 5 marks the two-year plained their use of biblianniversary of Foley being cap- cal passages to make sense of tured by the Libyan government, James’s capture. which held him captive in a “Reading about the Israelites Tripoli jail for 44 days in 2011. captured by the Babylonians in He was released after an interna- the (Old) Testament has remindtional campaign run by friends ed us that God will never forget from Marquette, former col- anyone,” she said. “Just as the Isleagues at Teach For America and raelites prayed for their freedom, family in New Hampshire. we pray for Jim’s safe return.” Dan Hanrahan, who atSupporters for Foley’s release tended Marquette with Foley, can sign a petition at www.freespoke at the vigil. jamesfoley.org.
The world needs people who aren’t afraid to go into dangerous situations to make sure others’ stories are told.”
Photo courtesy of the Foley family/Nicole Tung
April 5 was the two-year anniversary of Foley’s first capture in Libya, where he was held captive for 44 days.
Outreach and one of the organizers of the vigil, said the university began planning for the event six weeks in advance. “We were in touch with the family shortly after the news of
Jim’s capture was made public (in early January) to offer support from the Marquette community,” Schultz said. “We began planning when we learned the Foleys would be able
to be here in person.” Diane and John Foley spoke in reflection at the vigil. “Aside from being his parents, we consider Jimmy a son of Marquette as well,” Diane Foley
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Photo courtesy of the Foley family/Nicole Tung
In the wake of the NCAA tournament, Marquette’s official Facebook and Twitter pages gained almost 3,000 new social media followers and likes, along with greater name recognition.
attention to athletics and drawing in more students. While social media was not a relevant measure of the university’s online presence during the Final Four run in 2003, Marquette’s basketball program continues to bring in more followers, likes and tags - meaning more people are talking about Marquette online and off. Marquette has cultivated a significant social media presence since the onset of Twitter and Facebook in the late 2000s. The social media ranking site Klout rated the university within the top 10 in the country for social media presence, which continues to grow. During the course of this year’s NCAA tournament, Marquette’s Facebook and Twitter pages gained more than 3,000 new followers, making the totals 27,872 and 21,568, respectively, according to Tim Cigelske, director of
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New Students and Followers Having a nationally recognized men’s basketball team has given Marquette name recognition for not only potential athletes but potential students as well. Since 2003, Marquette’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions has seen a significant jump in applicants and admissions rates. For the 2003-2004 academic year, approximately 8,232 students applied; for the 2012-2013 academic year, approximately 22,900 students applied. While other factors affect admissions and how many students are interested in coming to Marquette, having a nationally recognizable basketball program has pushed Marquette onto the national stage by drawing
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social media for Marquette. The Marquette Athletics social media pages also got a huge boost, with 807 followers on Twitter and 1,167 new likes on Facebook since March 17, according to Greg Cronkite, assistant director of marketing for Marquette Athletics. “During (the NCAA tournament), we saw the most retweeted, liked and shared posts on Twitter and Facebook in the history of our accounts, as well as well over 3,000 new fans and followers,” Cigelske said. The influx of followers shows a microcosm of the attention Marquette gains from potential students because of athletics in a way that was not possible before social media. The Marquette Admissions office handles the growing number of applications from new and transfer students each year and sees the effect that growing class sizes have on the university. “I think (the NCAA tournament) definitely helps,” said Katelynn Pope, a MarMen quette admissions counWomen selor. “Especially with Total the name recognition on a national basis. At least the name is out there.” Pope said there was a significant jump in the number of applications received in the years following the NCAA tournament. She added that the Marquette men’s basketball team is more of a draw at things like college fairs, where it can be used as an easy conversation starter, rather than on campus tours and visits. Despite the popularity of Marquette men’s basketball, Pope said the university tries to share Marquette’s academic and 15,193 social draws to potential
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After Marquette’s Final Four run in 2003, Marquette’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions has seen a significant increase in applicants.
students more than sports. “We talk more about multiple academic pursuits,” said Pope. “We don’t push basketball. We try to represent ourselves as multi-interested.”
Athletics ‘On the Map’ Marquette Vice President and Director of Athletics Larry Williams said he thought the Final Four run played a major role in the Big East’s decision to take Marquette in as a member. “The 2003 Final Four run was a very real driver in generating the invitation to join the Big East Conference,” Williams said in an email. “At the time, the conference was very focused on basketball prominence, and the Final Four appearance validated the position that Marquette is seriously committed to the enterprise.” Similarly, Williams said he expects this year’s run to have positive effects on the university’s exposure in the future. “While not the Final Four, this year’s run will likewise have a very positive effect on our efforts,” Williams wrote. “We can see from significantly higher ratings that our games in particular were very well watched.” Associate Athletic Director Scott Kuykendall, the men’s basketball media relations liaison, said he has personally experienced the effects of the popularity increase that was spurred by the basketball program. He said the team’s performance in the last decade quite literally put the university on the map for many college basketball fans. “Eight straight NCAA tournament appearances allow Marquette to brand itself on a national basis,”
Kuykendall said. “When I first started at Marquette six years ago, I would probably be asked at least once a road trip where Marquette was. Most people just assumed we were located in Michigan. I can’t even think of a handful of times that has happened over the course of the past two seasons.” Steve Cottingham, who served as Marquette’s athletic director from January 2007 to June 2011, said successful athletics helps more than university branding and exposure. He said it also has the potential to shape the experiences of students and alumni. “The success of athletics also helps foster alumni engagement and loyalty, along with a sense of community and connection that athletics at its best engenders,” Cottingham said. “It also contributes significantly to campus life in building pride and shared memories. People have a desire to belong, and athletics done right helps meet that need.”
National Exposure Having Final Four and Elite Eight appearances under its belt within the past decade and being on the cusp of another conference change gives Marquette athletics an edge on the court and in admissions. Kuykendall said the relationship is mutually beneficial. “I don’t think there is any question that not only the success of the men’s basketball team, but the athletics program as a whole, has a positive impact on the university community,” he said. “The national exposure of the NCAA tournament provides a tremendous opportunity for fan and alumni engagement, and the team’s success can only help when it comes to recruiting.”
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STAFF EDITORIAL reactions to threats of a nuclear attack 1962
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Threat of nuclear war should not be a laughing matter Our view: Threats of a nuclear attack from North Korea have been ridiculed on social media and elsewhere, contrasting greatly with the opinions of decades prior. In the 1964 presidential campaign, incumbent Lyndon Johnson ran a controversial television ad against his opponent, Republican Senator Barry Goldwater, which included a nuclear explosion followed by a voice urging to the viewer to vote for Johnson because “the stakes are too high for you to stay home.” Johnson, ironically, ended up taking the country to war in Vietnam shortly thereafter, but he was able to do so because of his landslide election victory resulting from the fear around his opponent and nuclear weapons in the tensest times of the Cold War. That election-time fear of nuclear weapons existed only a decade after the end of the Korean War – a three-year period in which the possibility of atomic warfare existed mostly as an afterthought, likely because of the horrific results of dropping atomic bombs on Japan at the end of World War II. Nuclear weapons then were seen as a last resort, for obvious reasons. The attitudes expressed at that time surrounding nuclear warfare, when the nation was actually at war with Korea, are far from the attitudes expressed now, when North Korean leaders are saying outright that they wish to strike the United States with nuclear weapons. Regardless of its capabilities and rationality, the idea that another country could attack us with nuclear weapons is not being treated delicately on social media and in popular culture, which says a lot about a desensitization of violence in this nation that is amplified in our generation. For decades, the potential catastrophes of nuclear warfare prevented both the U.S. and the Soviet Union from turning the Cold War into a hot one. American citizens were genuinely fearful when the Soviet Union aimed missiles at them from nearby Cuba in 1962. Now we share memes and tweet jokes mocking North Korea while its Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un says “the moment of explosion is near.” Many Americans’ overconfidence on this issue likely stems from knowing the size and strength of the U.S. military. It is also likely a product of a generally flippant view of North Korea. It is rooted in popular culture, with new movies like “Olympus Has Fallen” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” making awkward
references to North Korean villains. The attitude is perpetuated through social media, with memes and cartoons framing the idea that North Korea is just too small to create conflict with the U.S. – thus making it, and nuclear war, something of a joke. Some memes circulating around the Internet tell Kim to “eat a Snickers” due to irritability. Others imply that the nation does not have the capabilities to even sustain itself. Some jokes go a step further, with one even displaying the poster for the film “Failure to Launch,” with Kim replacing Matthew McConaughey as the star. A prevailing attitude is that even if North Korea is capable of attacking the U.S., we would be able to stop the strike before impact. This idea of an “American buzzer beater,” however, is something glorified in action movies, not a real life guarantee. No state can be too big to fail, as evidenced by the Roman Empire and the Soviet Union, and being overconfident by laughing and tweeting in the face of violence is not a wise way around fear of the issue. As many as 246,000 people died from the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan at the end of World War II, and the real, detrimental effects of those bombs still exist today. The idea that nuclear weapons, their effects and mass killings are a joke should not be representative of our generation’s attitude toward nuclear threats and diplomacy in general. Moreover, joking about the impossibility of being attacked with nuclear weapons is incredibly insensitive to those affected by the damage our country wreaked in Japan just 68 years ago. It’s puzzling how current moods contrast with those of generations prior, especially when we worry so much about Iran and the Middle East despite the threat from North Korea being significantly more direct. A lot of things contribute to our less-than-serious attitude toward this potential international crisis, but the core of the issue is that we have somehow become desensitized and supremely confident in the face of violence. Maybe, and hopefully, the North Korea threat is not real and Kim is bluffing. But assuming he is when nuclear weapons are in question is dangerous. Sharing a meme mocking North Korea may provide a laugh or two, but it is in our best interest as a generation that will remember this threat the rest of our lives to take it more seriously. The stakes are too high to do otherwise.
Brooke Goodman Last week, President Barack Obama did something truly terrible. He didn’t declare war on another country or proclaim support for a widely unpopular issue. It had nothing to do with spending too much time vacationing in the Caribbean, having an affair or participating in a scandal on par with Watergate. Instead, he said an accomplished woman was attractive. The woman at the center of this controversy is California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who Obama coined as “by far, the best-looking attorney general in the country” at a fundraiser in San Francisco last Thursday. This statement came after the president listed many of her non-appearance related attributes, such as how “brilliant,” “dedicated,” “tough” and qualified for the position she is. Oh, dear. He did not. Cue the reporters. Although the president has apologized to Harris and it’s been stated multiple times by various sources that Obama and Harris are “good friends,” it hasn’t calmed the media storm that has transpired since then. The issue at hand, however, is not if the president is a chauvinist or if it’s acceptable and appropriate to call a public figure good-looking. Instead, it’s about the fact that incidents such as this – when a female’s appearance is emphasized over, or along with, her accomplishments – turn women against each other. A common argument is that comments like the president’s distract from a woman’s achievements, and thus are not only a cause, but an effect of society’s extreme focus on appearance and what constitutes femininity. Although the debate over such comments is an entirely different story, society’s reaction to such statements is often more “distracting” than the comments themselves. Most of the time, this reaction is not a collective response, but rather divided and filled with outrage toward the opposition. Seeing that the strong reaction often comes from
women, a battle of female viewpoints ensues. This indirect reinforcement of society’s focus on appearance is self-destructive to some women’s goal of emphasizing accomplishments without regard to looks when it comes to success. Perhaps there should be no reaction, and women should simply praise each other regardless of whether appearance is involved or not. In the 48 hours before I began writing this column, two incredible female icons – Margaret Thatcher and Lilly Pulitzer – have passed away. Thatcher was Britain’s first female prime minister and was nicknamed the “Iron Lady” for her tough personal and political characteristics and actions. Fashion designer Pulitzer gained her success by creating clothing, primarily dresses, with bright and bold patterns. Thatcher was seen as a woman who aligned more with stereotypically masculine characteristics, whereas Pulitzer is in many ways the epitome of the social construction that is femininity. The two women were completely different in their accomplishments and approaches to power and independence, but both still largely impacted others. Some saw them as role models, and others despised them. No matter their roles or how they gained success, though, they both have a lot for which to be remembered. Although Thatcher and Pulitzer’s successes appeal to very different kinds of women, it doesn’t make one type of woman better than the other. This should be remembered when it comes to incidents such as Obama’s comment about Harris’ appearance and the diverse perspectives that emerge in the aftermath. Regardless of whether one believes the president’s comment was sexist or merely a compliment, the reaction on both sides is unnecessary. Such a reaction is more distracting than the initial comment, especially when it divides women rather than unites them. In a society where we so often blame men for making such statements and exhibiting certain ways of thought toward females, perhaps women and our reactions to such incidents are part of the problem as well. 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.
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Bill Cosby will be the graduation speaker at Marquette this year. I hope he gives you all pudding. #cosbyshow #pudding
I want to be in a dunk contest. I never get a chance to show all my dunks. Next year at Marquette midnight madness I will though.
Officially committing to Marquette University!! #soexcited #goldeneagles
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Single-sex education benefits deserve attention
Caroline Campbell For many people, high school is a fouryear awkward phase of their life they would rather forget. I cannot tell you how many people I know who state how little they enjoyed their secondary education experiences. I am not one of those people. I loved my high school experience and would not trade it for anything, and a large part of that is because my high school used a single-sex educational model. For sure, there were countless awkward experiences for me in high school, but I believe the unique environment I was in helped me to learn from these
experiences and encouraged me not to be ashamed of the awkward experiences that every 15-to-18-year-old goes through. Some people scoff at this single-sex model or believe coeducation provides a better social experience for teenagers. While there have been times in my life when I wondered what my friendships would have been like had I attended a coed school, I have found that learning in an all-female environment in high school has more than prepared me for the academic and social tests that college and “real life” present for young adults. People often ask me, “How on Earth did you meet guys in high school?” I never felt a lack of male friendship or interaction in my high school years – we were encouraged to attend sporting events at the nearby all-boys school, and our schools co-hosted dances and mixers. I was also able to keep in touch with friends from grade school. I also never felt that I absolutely needed to be around guys or in a relationship in order to feel that my life was full. Single-sex education taught me to value these friendships and relationships but that I could fill my life with whatever I wanted to make myself happy. Coeducation can sometimes be
detrimental, especially to young female students in the classroom. Studies of coed classrooms have shown that boys are more likely to speak up or volunteer in classrooms and that when male students speak out of turn, the teacher is more likely to acknowledge their comments, whereas girls who speak out of turn are reminded to raise their hand and are not engaged in discussion. I feel more confident than some of my female peers to speak out in class and simply to stand up for myself on a daily basis in any situation. I was empowered to do what was necessary to get the most out of not only my education but my life as a whole. I do not know how men who have experienced single-sex education feel about how their education has benefited them, but I do know people who attended all-male high schools and can see that they value their high school education. I am a firm believer in the power of a single-sex classroom model. The problem with this model in the U.S., however, is that it is mostly only available in private schools, where tuition is high and the location may be inaccessible for some. It is truly unfair that this valuable
type of education is usually only available to well-off or wealthy families. Some public school systems have begun to experiment with single-sex education, but it is important to remember that the type of learning taking place within a singlegender classroom is not different for girls or boys. What is different is that students feel more comfortable and less distracted in their learning environment and that girls, especially, feel more empowered to take control of their education. Next year, I will be teaching at a middle school that accepts both girls and boys but separates classrooms by gender. I am incredibly excited to be able to continue the educational tradition that has given me so much confidence in myself and in my abilities. The conversation about singlesex education is anything but simple, and having a discussion on it is something I am looking forward to as I continue to stand by the model and its benefits. 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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Marquette defeated Toledo, Texas A&M, Texas and Arizona en route to winning its second national title in six years. Coach Anne Pufahl said the team overcame many obstacles to keep going.
Volleyball club champs again
Third-ranked squad wins second national title in last six seasons By Jacob Born
It was Marquette’s serve on match point. Arizona returned the serve, but Marquette blocked it at the net. Arizona recovered and set the ball to the left outside hitter. She spiked the ball into the net, giving Marquette a 15-10 third-set victory. The Marquette club volleyball team became national champions. The team was ranked No. 3 in the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation national rankings before the tournament started and
was primed to make a deep run. The club defeated the No. 1 and No. 2 teams en route to the national championship. The Golden Eagles started out with a convincing 25-14, 25-16 victory of the Toledo Rockets in the first round matchup. The team then dispatched Texas A&M with another two-set victory. The first set allowed the Golden Eagles to cruise to a 25-19 victory. However, it wasn’t without a scare, as the team won the second set 26-24. “Texas A&M (was) ranked No. 1 for a lot of the season,” coach Anne Pufahl said. “They were a really good team that just slipped up. The team met the challenge head-on.” In the semifinals, Marquette faced the No. 2 team in the
nation, the Texas Longhorns. Marquette was able to handle the Longhorns, defeating the team 25-18, 25-14. The Golden Eagles were primed to take on the No. 1 team in the nation in the national championships. “Texas has been our archrivals at nationals for the last eight years,” Pufahl said. “They had probably 200 screaming fans. We were able to take control of the game and really quiet the crowd.” In the national finals, Marquette lost its first set of the tournament, 24-26. Despite the close score, Pufahl said the score is deceiving. “We were up 18-12, but then we got stuck in a rotation,” Pufahl said. “We just made some really dumb mistakes. We felt the pressure.”
Marquette rallied in the second, beating the Wildcats 25-22. In the third set, a tiebreaker set, Marquette won 15-10. “After (the first set) we calmed down and took control,” Pufahl said. “The team just wasn’t going to lose. They weren’t going to let the ball hit the floor.” Marquette has won two national championships in the last six years and has made it to the national championship game four times in the last seven years. In the past 15 years, the club volleyball team has finished in the top three of the national tournament nine times. Pufahl said even with the program’s recent success, this season was unlike any other. “This year, we had so many obstacles in our way … but this
team kept going,” Pufahl said. “This is probably the most memorable team because they just weren’t going to lose.” In addition to winning the championship, graduate student Molly Aikins was named MVP of the tournament. Pufahl said it was her experience that made her such a great player in the tournament. “Not every team has a dominate outside player like Molly,” Pufahl said. “She was there in the 2008 national championship, so she’s been there. She was the leader everyone looked up to.” The Marquette club volleyball team looks to continue the success of the program. Pufahl said with sophomores Jenny Ciriacks and Yvonne Marten, the future looks bright.
Schuh shines versus Panthers in Friday’s dual meet Women’s side earns 112-76 victory, men’s team falls 102-88 By Christopher Chavez
Marquette track and field split their 2013 dual meet against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday afternoon as the women’s squad defeated the Panthers 112-76, while the men lost 102-88. Junior Carlye Schuh led the charge, as she scored 20 of the women’s points with victories in the triple jump, long jump and 100-meter dash. Her best marks in the long jump (5.86-meters) and triple jump (11.23-meters) came on her first attempts of the day. Her winning time of 12.05 in the 100-meter dash edged out
Milwaukee junior Simbi Laaro at the finish line. She anchored the women’s 4x100-meter relay that won with their time of 47.39 seconds. “Carlye has done some great stuff all year long, but Friday was a little bit cooler, and yet two of her three long jumps fouled were over 19-feet,” coach Bert Rogers said. “It’s getting to the point where jumping 19 feet is nothing rare, but she’s jumping at that distance more regularly.” Schuh is still looking to set a personal best in the long jump and triple jump, which has’nt happened since the 2011 outdoor season. Kate Hein was also close to a personal best on Friday. Hein won the women’s 400-meter dash in 56.45 seconds. Katie Tolan’s third-place finish in 58.55
seconds added another two points as Marquette tallied seven in the race. Freshmen Molly Hanson (2:14.35) and Kayla Spencer (4:42) collected wins in the women’s 800-meter and 1,500-meter runs respectively. The junior women’s throwers Kristen Gaffey and Kathryn Koeck added victories in the women’s discus and hammer throw. Rogers believes home field advantage may have played a role in the win. “I think having the meet at home was a big factor,” Rogers said. “When you’re throwing at a place you’re used to training, I think that weighs in.” The men’s side had its fair share of victories in events longer than 400-meters. Senior Kyle Winter ran his first 800-meter dash of the outdoor season in
1:53.56 for the win. Senior Jack Hackett (3:59.44) and first-year law student Tyler Leverington (4:00.05) took the first two places in the men’s 1500-meter run. Far from their personal bests, the race was aimed at getting Hackett back into his groove on the track. “I think it was a little bit of a speed workout,” Rogers said. “(Hackett) has got some natural speed, and we felt that this was a good race for him to break off a little bit of the rust on the speed side of things. I think it will go a long way in helping him in the 5K and 10K.” Wisconsin-Milwaukee capitalized on victories in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter dashes. Junior Washington Farrington was the fastest 100-meter sprinter in the Horizon League prior to the weekend, but he fell
to third, as his 10.62 is not as fast as Anthony Hollingsworth’s 10.56 for Illinois-Chicago. “The areas we were down in, we’ve been strong at in the past, especially in the sprints and horizontal jumps,” Rogers said. “Those were areas they were strong in. We didn’t have a Tyler O’Brien this year to help offset that. We expected to do well in the longer sprints and distance events, which we did.” A little bit of a surprise was Milwaukee scoring points in the throwing events with wins in the shot put, discus and javelin. Sophomore Will Koeck avoided the sweep with the victory in the hammer throw with his toss of 56.56 meters. The Golden Eagles return to the road as they travel to Macomb, Ill., for the Lee Calhoun Invitational on Friday, April 12.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Denver downs MU men’s lacrosse 15-4 Pioneers were second top-five opponent faced in four days By Ben Greene
The men’s lacrosse team’s game against Denver last Friday marked the second time in only four days that Marquette faced a top-five opponent. After a dominant first-half performance by Denver senior attackman Eric Law, who scored four of his team’s first six goals, the Golden Eagles entered halftime with the game still in reach and the score 6-2. In the third period, however, the
Pioneers found their rhythm, tallying a 6-1 run and burying any hope of a Marquette comeback. From then on, Denver, who was ranked No. 3 in both the USILA Coaches poll and the Inside Lacrosse poll entering the game, cruised to a 15-4 victory. Redshirt junior attackman Tyler Melnyk said the team did a good job coming out of the gates, but Denver took control down the stretch. “Everyone came out not intimidated or scared or anything, and we surprised them early on,” Melnyk said. “But after that, their experience and skill took over.” Friday’s game saw Marquette’s lowest offensive output
of the season, as the Golden Eagles scored only four goals on 24 shots. That equates to 16.7 percent shooting, about half of Marquette’s average entering the game. On the defensive end, freshman goalie JJ Sagl also had one of his worst statistical showings of the year, tallying a seasonlow five saves and a .250 save percentage. Coach Joe Amplo said the poor numbers were a result of Denver’s proficient offense. “I give credit to Denver – that is the best shooting team I have seen in a while,” Amplo said. “Those guys put the ball in the corners, and they are very confident shooters. Defensively, when we had breakdowns, they
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The Marquette men’s lacrosse team entered halftime with a 6-2 deficit, but Denver pulled away for the blowout.
made us pay.” For the second game in a row, and the second time this season, Marquette won the faceoff battle. Redshirt freshman midfielder K.C. Kennedy won 11 of his 20 faceoffs (55 percent) and led the team in winning 12 of the game’s 23 (52 percent). Amplo said Kennedy’s performance earned him the chance to be considered among the team’s primary faceoff specialists. Kennedy, who only played in four games and took 11 total faceoffs before Friday’s game, said the team’s improved play at the center X comes from the work he and the other faceoff specialists have logged in practice. “Every day in practice is highly competitive,” Kennedy said. “All three of us who have been taking (the faceoffs) have gotten better. That’s a direct result of how competitive it has been lately.” With the hardest section of their schedule behind them, the Golden Eagles have only two ranked teams remaining in their final five games. First, Marquette will take on Bellarmine, ranked No. 20 in the Inside Lacrosse poll and unranked in the USILA Coaches poll, in Kentucky in two weeks. The Golden Eagles will then end their inaugural season at home at Hart Park against perennial power Duke, which is ranked No. 8 in the Inside Lacrosse poll and No. 7 in the USILA Coaches poll. Amplo said at this point in the season, he is most concerned with finishing strong. “There’s 20 practices left for us,” Amplo said. “This is it. We’ve got a month left of the season, and what an opportunity for these guys.”
Winless weekend for women’s lacrosse Bearcats, Cardinals bring Golden Eagles’ losing streak to eight By Andrew Dawson
Another road trip is in the books for the Marquette women’s lacrosse team, and yet another winless weekend, as Cincinnati and Louisville extended the Golden Eagles’ losing streak to eight. Marquette, now 2-10 on the season, has struggled since its 2-2 start. The team’s problems stem from offensive struggles and the inability to gain possession. The weekend opened with a solid performance on the stat sheet, but the result favored the established Cincinnati team. Jumping out to an early 2-1 lead, Marquette was in the driver’s seat, but the Bearcats responded with a 6-0 run in the final 10:54 to take a 7-2 lead into the break. In the second half, Cincinnati continued piling on goals, increasing its run to 10-0 before freshman midfielder Kenzie Brown finally ended a 34:19 scoring drought. The Golden Eagles tacked on two more goals before the final whistle but dropped the contest 14-5. Despite the lopsided score, the stats were fairly equal. The Bearcats had the edge in most categories, but not by much. The
13-7 save differential in favor of Cincinnati, and Marquette’s 1-for6 free-position shot conversion stood out as key statistics. The failure to convert on the opportunities, especially in the second half, led to their downfall. “I think we were in it, you know, throughout the whole game,” coach Meredith Black said. “We’re still young, we make inexperienced mistakes, and I think it’s hard for us to recover from those mistakes at this point in time. So we just need to try to limit the mistakes and be able to recover out of those a little bit better.” After a short rest, the team traveled south to take on Louisville Sunday morning. This was the squad’s roughest performance of the season, as it was completely dominated by the Cardinals for the entire 60 minutes. Louisville posted the first 14 shots of the game and scored 10 goals before Marquette even took a shot. When they finally got a shot off, senior attacker Jacqueline Dubois scored her first of the season on a free-position shot that put the Golden Eagles on the board. That was the team’s only goal of the half, and it trailed 14-1 at the intermission. The second half saw much of the same, as the Cardinals continued their attack and once again held the Golden Eagles to a single goal while tallying seven themselves as they cruised to a 21-2 victory. Possession, as it has been many
times this season, was an issue against Louisville. The team could not seem to click on offense or even keep possession. “We didn’t come out with enough energy, and it just hurt us, and they got a nice little lead on us and we have trouble – we really have trouble – coming out of it,” Black said. “I told the team after
the game that we just need to keep our feet moving, we’ve got to keep going and can’t play scared, and we can’t move our feet when the opponent comes at us.” The team will put the losses behind it as it prepares to face No. 7 Georgetown Friday and No. 20 Loyola Sunday. Both games will be played at Valley Fields.
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Freshman midfielder Hayley Baas scored her 19th goal of the season against Louisville, but the Golden Eagles fell to the Cardinals 21-2.
Rice scandal a rare, overthe-top case
Matt Trebby Mike Rice and Tim Pernetti both should have been fired. Pernetti’s ability to resign before he was fired is ridiculous. I haven’t talked to anyone who disagrees with that. It’s almost as much fact as opinion. When the story of Rice’s ridiculous antics and Rutgers’ inability to fire a coach who clearly has no idea how to motivate his players was at the pinnacle of its popularity, there were national writers and reporters saying this is not necessarily unheard of. They claimed more than a few coaches act in such a ridiculous manner. I have a really difficult time believing that for a few different reasons, one of which is that it doesn’t work. Bob Knight was especially aggressive with his players at times but had success, but Knight is one of the greatest basketball minds the game has ever seen. Rice had no success at Rutgers. In three years at Robert Morris before becoming the head coach of the Scarlet Knights, Rice went 46-8 in the Northeast Conference. There was promise for him as a head coach in a BCS conference. Unfortunately, his three years at Rutgers – which, to be fair, is not enough time to build a successful program – were full of mediocrity. You cannot win by coaching like Rice did. What kind of player would respond positively to being treated like that? I want to meet the guy who gets amped and excited to play by having a ball thrown at him and being called a homophobic slur. If you’re a player like that, you don’t need to play for a guy like Rice; you need to get help or find different ways to be motivated. That’s why this is not at all common practice. There definitely are some coaches who treat their players with a bit more hostility than most, but there’s no way other coaches are doing what Rice was doing. Unfortunately, Rice might have picked up some overly aggressive tactics at Marquette, under former head coach Mike Deane. Rice was an assistant at Marquette from 1994-97 for Deane, who is known for being similarly “intense.” While at Wagner as the head coach, Deane had to have a seatbelt put on his chair on the bench so he wouldn’t yell at the referees so much. This is a rare situation, and don’t let anyone else tell you any differently. While I’m not a former college coach, for the sake of humanity and from everything I have heard about the situation at Rutgers, Rice deserved to be fired for his abusive, unacceptable and moronic coaching practices. Matt Trebby is a senior in the College of Communication. Email him at matthew. firstname.lastname@example.org.