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Twitter post spurs debate A tweet that cost one man a job offer has led to discussions of academic freedom policies. BY CHRISTOPHER AADLAND caadland@mndaily.com

When a Big Ten university took back a professor’s job offer last month due to his controversial Twitter posts, it sparked a national debate about the freedom of academic expression and speech on social media. Academics across the nation — including one at the University of Minnesota — are rallying in defense of professor Stephen Salaita, after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign withdrew its offer of a tenured position because of Salaita’s tweets about the conflict in Gaza. Now, some in academia are questioning if schools should be able to monitor their faculty members’ comments on social

BIG TEN MOVES EAST Adding two East Coast schools this season will likely bring more revenue.


hen the University of Minnesota joined the Big Ten more than a centur y ago, the league was called the Western Conference. Now, the 14-team group may as well be called the Eastern Conference. Within the past year and a half, the Big Ten has put its stamp on the East Coast by adding new teams and announcing offices in New York and Washington, D.C. — the nation’s capital will host the men’s basketball tournament in 2017. Rutgers University and the University of Maryland joined the Big Ten over the summer, and the Eastern seaboard is now an

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Biker count helps city planning A team of volunteers is helping Minneapolis officials measure bicycle traffic at 30 locations. BY JESSIE BEKKER jbekker@mndaily.com

Standing on the corner of Cedar and Riverside avenues Tuesday afternoon, Jacob Knight stared intently at each passing bicyclist and pedestrian. As each one passed, he checked them of f, remaining largely unnoticed by the world around him. The urban and regional planning master’s student was volunteering for Minneapolis’ annual survey to see how many of its citizens walk and bike. Since 2007, the city has monitored bicyclists at 30 main locations, with intersections near the University of Minnesota repor ting consistently high counts. The

Story by Jack Satzinger integral par t of the Big Ten — bringing with it added revenue, more travel for student-athletes and likely more spending. “You’re seeing this ef for t with the [Big Ten] Network and the conference to really treat New York, New Jersey and the Maryland/D.C. area like they are part of the Big Ten,” said Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman. And at the University of Minnesota, adding Maryland and Rutgers will likely bring even more money to an athletics department that has already benefited from the conference’s progressive business decisions.

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Both groups that leased space in the 17th Ave. Residence Hall have seen membership growth.

for season after concussion

One year in, new dorm helps greek orgs Top forward out Amanda Kessel will sit out the 2014-15 season with lingering issues from the head injury.

BY SARAH CONNOR sconnor@mndaily.com

With a year under its belt, the 17th Avenue Residence Hall has proven to be successful for two of the University of Minnesota’s greek chapters. The residence hall — the home to both the Chi Omega sorority and the Theta Chi fraternity — has helped bolster the chapters’ recruitment numbers and gain recognition around campus. But now, both chapters are making plans to find homes off campus. Having spaces at the new dorm boosted students’ interest in the chapters and has helped them better integrate into the campus community, said Matt Levine, program director for the Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life. After a repor t from the 2011 Greek Community Strategic Task Force revealed u See GREEKS Page 18

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Theta Chi members Blake Kraussel and Andy Buckley play pool in their house on 17th Avenue on Tuesday. Despite the two greek organizations experiencing success at this location, both chapters are planning to move out of 17th Avenue and find permanent housing in larger spaces off campus.

When the Gophers women’s hockey team begins its season in less than a month, it will be without its star forward for the second year in a row. Head coach Brad Frost announced Wednesday that Amanda Kessel, who redshirted last season to compete in the Olympics, will miss the upcoming season due to lingering concussion issues. Frost said it was his understanding that Kessel had suffered her injury before she played in the Olympics. “It’s obviously a difficult decision and one that I’ve taken time to come to terms u See KESSEL Page 9



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Second-year grad student Sarita Pillay tests out a bicycle at the “ReUse-A-Palooza” outside of Northrop Auditorium on Wednesday. The event was hosted by the ReUse Program, where students can purchase recycled bikes at affordable prices.






Kerry says US will back Iraq against Islamic state militants







BAGHDAD — The United States pledged Wednesday to stand by Iraq as its new leaders pleaded for help in facing down a rampant, deadly insurgency. The assurances by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a daylong visit to Baghdad came as President Barack Obama prepared to outline his strategy for defeating the Islamic State militant group that has overrun wide swaths of northern Iraq and Syria. The increased devotion to Iraq and its spiraling security problems means Obama likely will spend the remaining two years of his presidency focused on a nation he campaigned to largely leave in the rear-view mirror after withdrawing American troops in 2011. “This is a fight that the Iraqi people must win, but it’s also a fight that the rest of the world needs to win with them,” Kerr y told repor ters at the close of a daylong visit to Baghdad,

the first high-level meeting between the U.S. and new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. “And it’s a fight the United States and the rest of the world need to support every single step of the way.” A coalition of nearly 40 nations already has committed to contribute to what Kerr y predicted will be a worldwide fight to defeat the Islamic State, which has surpassed even al-Qaida in its ruthlessness to impose extremist laws in a caliphate it wants to carve out of the Mideast. But much of the world — and most notably Iraq — was watching to see what Obama would offer in a speech Wednesday night. Al-Abadi, who was sworn into office just days ago, told Kerry that the U.S. and other foreign allies must help Iraq stem the threat that is pouring in the country from Syria, where the Islamic State has established a safe haven. “Of course, our role is to defend our country, but the international community is

responsible to protect Iraq and protect Iraqis in the whole region,” al-Abadi said. “What’s happening in Syria is coming across to Iraq. We cannot cross that border. It’s an international border, but there is a role for the international community, for the United Nations to do that role ... to act immediately to stop the spread of this cancer.” Brandishing Obama’s plans, Kerr y will head to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday to try to persuade of ficials from across the Mideast and Turkey to put aside longstanding rivalries to more vigorously pursue the Islamic State — and, in doing so, ward off a threat that has put the entire region at risk. In one noteworthy example, Saudi leaders invited Iraqi diplomats to the conference — a significant step forward for two nations that have been at odds over sectarian tensions and political tussles for years. But Kerry said the Mideast partners could contribute in a number of ways,

from curbing private financial aid and foreign fighters flowing to the insurgency, to sending humanitarian aid to victims, to pushing back against extremist views that the insurgents espouse to lure recruits. It’s also expected that the region’s leaders will provide militar y training and suppor t for security forces that are on the front lines against the Islamic State. The U.S. already has launched more than 150 airstrikes against militants in Iraq over the past month, and has sent military advisers and millions of dollars in humanitarian aid, including an additional $48 million announced Wednesday, to get Iraqi forces and civilians back on their feet. Additionally, a conference set for Monday in Paris will host officials from the U.S., Britain, France, Russia and China to discuss how to stabilize Iraq. Other nations may also attend, including, potentially, Iran, with whom the U.S. will not partner on military missions.





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US ambulances sent to Sierra Leone for Ebola BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — As the U.S. government and the United Nations both stepped up giving Wednesday to quell the Ebola epidemic sweeping through several West African countries, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will spend $50 million on the international effort seeking a vaccine and other therapies. The United States donated five ambulances Wednesday to help Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola as the West African government acknowledged it can take up to 24 hours to pick up bodies in the spiraling crisis. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s donation is the U.S.-based group’s largest to a humanitarian effort. The $50 million includes $10 million the foundation previously committed for emergency operations, treatment and research. The money will be used to purchase supplies and to develop vaccines, therapies and better diagnostic tools. More than 2,200 deaths throughout West Africa have been attributed to Ebola amid the worst outbreak of the disease in history. The sick have been using motorcycle taxis and other public transport to get to hospitals, further increasing the risk of transmitting the disease that kills about half its victims. Kathleen FitzGibbon of the U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone handed President Ernest Bai Koroma the keys to five ambulances Wednesday. The U.S. has spent more than $100 million responding to the outbreak. “Together we will win this fight,” Koroma told her. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea — the three countries hit hardest by the outbreak — are also in need of more protective gear for health care workers and more treatment beds for Ebola victims.

UK leader fends off Scottish independence BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

GLASGOW, Scotland — The British political establishment descended on Scotland on Wednesday to plead for a united United Kingdom, after polls suggested the once-fanciful notion of Scots voting to break from Britain has become a real possibility in next week’s referendum. The leaders of the three main London-based parties — all of them unpopular in Scotland — wooed skeptical Scottish voters with the fervor of a rejected lover. But some Scots seemed unmoved, and increasingly confident independence leader Alex Salmond accused his opponents of succumbing to panic. In a rare display of cross-party unity, Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour leader Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrat chief Nick Clegg all pulled out of a weekly House of Commons question session to make a campaign dash to Scotland, as polls indicated the two sides are neck-and-neck ahead of the Sept. 18 referendum. Cameron said Scottish independence would break his heart, in a personal plea aimed at preserving the 307-yearold Anglo-Scottish union — and preventing himself from going down in history as the last prime minister of Great Britain. He is likely to face pressure from his Conservative Party to step down if Scots vote to secede. “I would be heartbroken ... if this family of nations is torn apart,” Cameron told an invited audience at the Edinburgh headquarters of the Scottish Widows insurance firm. While Cameron has ordered the blue-and-white Scottish flag to be flown over his office at No. 10 Downing Street until the vote, his critics noted that he did not risk speaking before an uninvited audience of Scots on the street. Cameron’s Conservatives are deeply unpopular in Scotland, where the welfare cuts, unemployment and privatization of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s time are remembered with bitterness.


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Eighth Street SE will receive upgrades Walk down Eighth Street Southeast toward its dead end near Siebert Field and the road becomes riddled with potholes and loose gravel. Two separate projects aimed at repaving and lighting the road near the University of Minnesota are moving forward after a public hearing Tuesday in a City Council committee. The projects are set to be under way early next year, pending the full council’s approval. After constr uction on Siebert Field wrapped up in 2013, some city and school officials say increased traffic wore the road down. As par t of the Eighth

Street Southeast reconstruction and street lighting projects, the road would be capped by a new cul-de-sac and see revamped pavements, boulevar ds and lighting. The first block of the road’s final stretch was paved in 1973. The rest of the street, which extends past the Student Recreational Sports Dome, is just dirt. The University owns a majority of the proper ty, so it would be pitching in about $600,000 of the combined projects’ nearly $760,000 price tag. In fact, it was University officials who approached the city’s public works department in 2013 with the idea of reconstructing the road. “Eighth Str eet is in rough shape and has been

Medical pot program compiles data to improve patient dosages BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program doesn’t stop at the sales counter. Thr ough its patient registr y, the state will gather data from each and ever y patient on the dif ferent chemical compounds they use, dosages and side ef fects to build a database of what works

Russia gas supplies to Poland drop by a quarter BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WARSAW, Poland — Russian natural gas deliveries to Poland have dropped by almost a quarter this week, the country’s gas monopoly said Wednesday, forcing it to stop supplying gas on to Ukraine. The reason for the drop was unclear, with Russian energy company Gazprom denying any fall in exports. Some commentators believe it to be retaliation by Moscow against Poland for its decision to help Ukraine with gas. Neighboring Germany’s energy company E.On also said it registered small reductions in deliveries of Russian gas, but not enough to affect its supply situation. The gas in question arrives to Poland and other European countries through pipelines that cross Ukraine and Belarus. Though Russia has cut off gas to Ukraine, it allows gas to transit through its pipelines to customers in the rest of Europe, such as Poland. To Moscow’s dislike, Poland and other European countries have this year started selling some of the Russian gas on to Ukraine, to help it through its standoff with Russia. Moscow is angry with the Ukrainian government’s attempt to quash a rebellion of pro-Russian separatists in the east. Poland and the rest of the EU support the Ukrainian government. Poland’s gas company said that the supplies it received on Monday were 20 percent below the contracted amounts. On Tuesday they were 24 percent too low. It is making up for the shortfall with gas from other European markets. In Moscow, Sergei Kupriyanov, spokesman for Russian supplier Gazprom, issued a statement denying any drop in gas exports to Poland. He said Gazprom is shipping the same amount of gas — 23 million cubic meters a day — as before. Malgorzata Polkowska, the spokeswoman for Poland’s pipeline operator GazSystem S.A., said the company was obliged to temporarily halt deliveries to Ukraine for technical reasons due to the smaller amounts of gas it was receiving.

— and what doesn’t. It’s a novel approach that state officials say will help with filling the void of concrete information about marijuana’s medical value. Minnesota and 23 other states have legalized medical marijuana. But the federal government’s Schedule I classification of marijuana — meaning it has high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use

— has made researching its medical value difficult, University of Minnesota researcher Dr. Kalpna Gupta told a state panel overseeing the program’s rollout Wednesday. Lawmakers included the research provision in the bill passed late last session. The measure legalized pills, oils and vapors for a handful of serious conditions such as cancer, HIV and AIDS.

“[The project] will get us to a level of service that I expected years ago. ... But I think it’s just a baseline public service.” GREG JANSMA Building manager for Northstar Apartments

I expected years ago,” he said. “But I think it’s just a baseline public service.” Jansma said he hopes the University’s involvement will push the city to promptly restore the street. He said he has felt left out of dialogues about the project and that he wasn’t kept up-to-date by city staff. Ward 2 City Councilman Cam Gordon, who represents the University and sur rounding













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for some time. The road is falling apar t.” University Parking and Transportation Services spokeswoman Jacqueline Brudlos said in an email statement. The area sees a lot of student traffic, she said, and the school uses it for events. Taylor Pawelka, a strategic communication senior who lives a couple of blocks away from the site, said she walks by Eighth Street Southeast frequently on her walk home. “I think it’s a good idea — there are a lot of potholes around the city that need to be fixed,” she said. “And anything the city can do to improve visibility would be a positive thing.” Greg Jansma, building manager of the Northstar apar tments that occupy a strip of Eighth Street Southeast, said he’s anxious to see the improvements. “[The project] will get us to a level of service that



University officials approached the city about repaving and lighting of Eighth Street Southeast near Siebert Field.

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neighborhoods, said he fu l l y s u p p o r ts the r econstr uction ef for ts and thinks residents near the stretch would benefit from

“moder n” roads, among other upgrades. “I think it’s fully appropriate, and I’m glad to see it coming forward,” he said.


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The University Police Depar tment has received less than 20 complaints of misconduct since 2008, Hestness said. Of those, some false complaints have been


City of Minneapolis volunteer Dave Paulson tallies bicycle and pedestrian traffic on the West Bank on Tuesday. Counting occurs annually to monitor safety, traffic and infrastructure.



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media and how that will affect the future of academic freedom policies. To show his support for Salaita and freedom of academic expression, University of Minnesota regents professor Allen Isaacman recently pulled out of a lecture series at the University of Illinois where he was slated to give a keynote address. “Silencing faculty or punishing them for their political, moral or ethical views is indefensible,” the history, AfricanAmerican and African studies professor wrote in an email to the head of Illinois’ lecture series committee. Isaacman, who said he hasn’t hesitated to state his opinions on controversial issues in the past, said he has faced no backlash from the University’s administration and has always felt safe sharing his views on campus. The University’s policy on academic freedom and responsibility ensures academic “freedom, without institutional discipline or restraint … to explore all avenues of … creative expression, and to speak or write on matters of public concern ....” Although the policy doesn’t specifically discuss social media, William McGeveran, an associate professor of communications and technology and free speech law, said any University policies regarding academic expression and speech must be in line with the First Amendment because the University is a public institution. But some academics say certain speech or social media use shouldn’t be immune





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method helps transpor tation of ficials monitor and plan bicycling initiatives based on traf fic patterns, and bike traf fic citywide has spiked in recent years. City staff members and about 100 volunteers will complete their three-day count Thursday, tallying bicyclists and pedestrians in small time increments over the course of two hours, said Simon Blenski, a Public Works Depar tment bicycle planner. The Washington Avenue Bridge and two spots in the Dinkytown area have ranked among the top five most frequented bicycle locations since 2011. Citywide, an 11 percent increase in bicycle traffic between 2012 and 2013 followed a cumulative 56 percent increase in the five years before. This year, Blenski said the city doesn’t expect an increase in bicyclists that exceeds 10 percent. “I would expect it to keep pace,” he said. To conduct the study, volunteers sign up and complete a shor t, online training course that prepares them to count and tally ever y passing bicycle by hand, Blenski said. “It’s a lot to organize, but we’ve found a pretty streamlined way to do it,” he said. Knight said he decided to volunteer because he wanted to help create valuable data to inform city planning. Dave Paulson, a city volunteer who bikes to work daily, said he thought counting bicycles would be a good way to contribute to new bicycle infrastructure. “I think [bicyclists are]


The past summer has been a tr ying time for police depar tments nationwide, as well as those in the Twin Cities. In August, Ferguson, Mo., broke out in riots after a police of ficer shot and killed Michael Brown, a young black man. In the same month, a local online video went viral and showed part of a Januar y incident in which St. Paul police of ficers used a Taser on a black man in the city’s skyway as he waited to pick up his children from day care. While much of the fallout from recent racially c h a r g ed in c id e n t s h as been directed at local police departments and their community relations, University of Minnesota police say they haven’t felt that criticism. According to Deputy Chief Chuck Miner, the end of summer events didn’t impact campus sentiment towar d of ficers largely because a majority of students were gone until the star t of the fall semester. Chief Greg Hestness, who declined to comment about the climate in Ferguson, said UMPD works p r e - e m p t i v e l y t o b uild bridges in the community — a critical move, he said, to avoid any potential escalations of violence. Hestness said the depar tment actively reaches out to the Minnesota Student Association, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly and

cleared up after viewing video footage captured by cameras in police vehicles, Miner said. In spite of the vehiclemounted cameras’ success, Hestness said, the depar tment doesn’t currently have any plans to invest in officer-worn ones. “Money is one factor — and lately we’ve been putting our money into cameras and lighting and access controls on campus rather than body cameras for police of ficers,” he said. “I definitely think it’s worth looking at.” The low number of complaints can also be accredited to how the depar tment trains its of ficers, Hestness said. He said in a relationship similar to that of a master carpenter and apprentice, UMPD trainees learn from senior of ficers how to interact with the University community in a respectful and amicable way. After a monthlong orientation and a year of probationar y fieldwork where trainees are accompanied at all times by a senior officer, new hires become familiarized with the campus and its students, Hestness said. In their day-to-day duties, the of ficers interact with a diverse student b o d y a n d c o m m u n i t y, including inter national students. Their accr ued experience has steered the department away from controversial racial issues, Miner said. But a healthy relationship between campus and its law enforcement staf f requires renewed ef for ts ever y year, Hestness said. “I’ve found our students to be pretty receptive and respectful and easy to get along with,” he said.


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the Black Student Union, among other groups. “So one day, if we have an incident that causes some controversy towards the department,” Hestness said, “maybe we would get the benefit of the doubt until the facts come out.” During the second week of school, UMPD officers followed their mission to foster better community relationships by inviting student, faculty and staff passersby to join them for free cof fee and donuts. On Wednesday, a horde of officers including Hestness and Miner greeted students with smiles at the morning event held near Amundson Hall. Miner said the semiannual “Cof fee and Donuts with the Cops” event breaks down barriers between police of ficers and the campus they ser ve. “It’s a chance to let students know that we’re not always the bad guys there to give you a ticket for something,” he said. “It shows students that we’re friendly guys as well.” Micr obiology senior Alex Smith, who grabbed cof fee and a pastr y at Wednesday’s event, said he thought the giveaway made his interaction with police more personal. “Other wise, they’re just guys in uniform patrolling and you don’t ever get the chance to talk to them,” he said. “This is really cool, plus I needed the cof fee this morning.”


UMPD hosts events to engage with campus and the surrounding area.










an underser ved population in the city,” he said. Minneapolis has a few automated locations to count passing bicycles, Blenski said, but they are expensive, require calibration and aren’t completely accurate. Using volunteers and staf f members to super vise has provided consistent results, he said. Keeping track of bicyclist numbers helps the city evaluate the success of its infrastructure goals and plan new ones, like bike trails and green-painted bike lanes, he said. “All those goals are tied to hard data,” Blenski said, adding that bicycle infrastructure helps the city become more sustainable. Minneapolis of ficials watch for traf fic changes after implementing a bike lane, Blenski said — like increased bicyclists and fewer bicycles riding on the sidewalk — so they can make adjustments in the future. Anecdotal evidence shows students are reaping the benefits. Noah Wilson, president of the University’s Cycling Team, said he doesn’t have a problem getting around campus on his bike.

“From my experience, cycling is pretty popular on campus, and I would say fairly accessible as well,” he said. Grant Flick, the team’s vice president, said he’s excited to see the types of bike paths the city will implement in response to the survey. “It all comes down to infrastructure,” he said. Despite the accumulation of seven years of bike traffic counts, Blenski said exper ts sometimes cannot make definitive conclusions for up to several years. “We would like to think that [the biking increase is] primarily due to infrastr ucture investments,” Blenski said. In order to continue promoting increased bicycle use around Minneapolis and the University, the city works to create connections with the campus, he said. The University will conduct its own bicycle and pedestrian traf fic counts for the East Bank, West Bank and St. Paul campuses later this month, said Jacqueline Brudlos, communications manager for Parking and Transportation Services.

from punishment by school officials. Jane Kirtley, University media ethics and law professor and director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law, said higher education institutions should be able to hold faculty members accountable if they are using their social media presence or freedom of expression to commit a crime or voice obscenities. Isaacman said most faculty members at the University have applauded his decision to step down from the lecture series, but some colleagues didn’t support him. Similarly, Car y Nelson, an English professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and former president of the American Association of University Professors, has told national media outlets that the school was justified to retract its job offer, saying he considered Salaita’s comments to be hate speech that incited violence. He also noted that the professor was not yet officially hired. Kirtley said any university, as an employer, should have constitutional grounding to decide not to hire an individual in certain cases. Social media outlets like Twitter — which allows only 140 characters in each tweet — can make it especially difficult for institutions to determine whether comments made by faculty are justifiable, McGeveran said, because there’s a limited amount of space to express an opinion. “That medium lends itself to these kinds of disagreements more than a long, detailed speech or journal article,” he said.

Regardless, McGeveran believes faculty members should be active users of Twitter and other forms of social media to remain engaged with the public and to encourage conversation about important topics. But that may require schools and the government to evolve their policies regarding social media and academic freedom, he said. Kir tley said higher education institutions support faculty who complete groundbreaking research or promote the school in other ways, but she said they should also stand by faculty who take on controversial, sometimes divisive stances. “Universities are supposed to be places for academic freedom and expression,” she said. “That means you have to protect unpopular ideas and concepts.” Additionally, if faculty hiring decisions are influenced by previously expressed opinions, the reputation and quality of those institutions will suffer, Isaacman said. “You can’t make an offer to a faculty member with tenure and then withdraw it for political reasons,” he said. “Why would any distinguished faculty member want to come to an institution under that situation?” To achieve a healthy academic atmosphere, all speech and expression should be encouraged on a college campus, Isaacman said, even if it is defending an unpopular or controversial opinion. “We want people to take strong and clear positions and encourage students and other faculty to debate them,” he said. “That’s what higher education is all about.”

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U’s cancer center joins int’l study The Masonic Cancer Center will join a study on head and neck cancer. BY ZOE DICICCO zdicicco@mndaily.com

The University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center joined an international study designed to find a more effective treatment for head and neck cancer, the company running the study announced Wednesday. The center is the seventh clinic in the U.S. to join forces with CEL-SCI, a Virginiabased biotechnology company, in a study expected to span three continents and up to 20 countries. Researchers in the study hope to prove that immunotherapy — using a patient’s

immune system to fight cancer — is more effective than the use of standard cancer treatments alone, according to a CEL-SCI press release. “This is taking it in a different direction and trying to see if we can harness the strength of our immune system to fight cancer,” said Dr. Gautam Jha, an assistant professor at the University’s Medical School and the school’s primary researcher for CEL-SCI’s study. The Masonic Cancer Center will provide patients for the study and pass along any information it obtains, Jha said. The center has conducted other immunotherapy trials, Jha said, but none of them were exactly like CELSCI’s. The CEL-SCI study

“This is taking it in a different direction and trying to see if we can harness the strength of our immune system to fight cancer.” DR. GAUTAM JHA Medical School asst. professor

includes patients diagnosed with advanced, untreated head and neck cancer. Researchers are testing an experimental treatment that appears to fight tumors alongside the body’s immune system. CEL-SCI said it hopes to finish enrolling about 880 patients at all involved clinical centers in the study by the end of 2015.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Editorials & Opinions POLITICS

Obama’s irresponsible immigration game The president should not have postponed using authority due to upcoming midterm elections.


n a move that has upset many Latino voters, President Barack Obama recently recanted his promise to act on immigration reform by the end of the summer. Instead, he will use his executive authority to handle our current immigration crisis until after the 2014 midterm elections. At first glance, Obama’s rationale seems reasonable. By delaying action until the end of the election season, he hopes to reduce the partisanship of the immigration issue, thus increasing the chances of bipartisan cooperation on a broader immigration reform package that executive actions alone cannot fulfill. Unfortunately, while Obama’s recent decision may appear logical, it may also harm congressional Democrats and hinder the president’s agenda. For star ters, Democrats across the countr y already have trouble attracting voters to midterm elections. Indeed, Democratic voters generally tend to stay home when a presidential candidate is not on the ballot, whereas Republicans enjoy stronger voter turnout regardless of whether it is a midterm or a presidential election year.

RONALD DIXON columnist

It is also true that Latinos represent a significant portion of Democratic voters. In fact, the Pew Research Center found that during the 2012 presidential election cycle, 71 percent of Latinos voted for Obama, whereas only 27 percent selected his Republican opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Latinos also composed 10 percent of all voters, a portion that has increased over the past few presidential elections. It stands to reason that Latinos have the highest stake in immigration reform. Pew conducted a 2012 election exit poll and found that 77 percent of Hispanic voters would like to give undocumented immigrants the chance to apply for legal residency. What incentive does a progressive Latino voter have in casting his or her ballot for Democratic Party candidates when the party leader continues to delay action on immigration reform? This is especially problematic when we consider Obama’s

histor y of immigration policy — he has authorized higher monthly depor tation rates than former President George W. Bush. If my prediction is correct, then Republicans will have an even greater chance of building their majority in the House and taking control of the Senate. This would challenge Obama’s agenda for the remainder of his term by emboldening newly elected Republicans to obstruct any action to address the immigration crisis. Moreover, a solidified conser vative Congress may send problematic bills to Obama’s desk. These pieces of legislation might call for the deportation of anyone found to lack legal status in the United States, heightened border security and funding for more perilous fences between the U.S. and Mexico. While Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration reform may have been well-intended, there is a strong possibility that it will backfire. This would not only harm Obama and the rest of the Democratic Party, but it would also inhibit any chance of passing strong immigration reform in the years to come. Ronald Dixon welcomes comments at rdixon@mndaily.com.

DAILY DISCUSSION Comment from ‘Increase in wages not enough’

A living minimum wage, which may or may not be $15 in a given location, is the minimum cost of a worker. That is, a person working full time should be able to reliably cover their basic costs — nutrition, housing, transportation, health care, clothing and hygiene. Since all of those things are required to maintain a healthy, productive worker, they form the basic cost of labor. Any business that pays less than the minimum wage is therefore relying on a subsidy. It isn’t meeting the basic cost of labor. Often this subsidy comes from the taxpayer in the form of payments to the social safety net. If a full-time worker is also receiving public assistance, it is the employer who is ultimately subsidized. The canard that minimum wage jobs are for teenagers and retirees is that they are just a mask for a different kind of subsidy. The expectation is that parents, who cover many costs for teenagers; other employers through retirement benefits; or the government, through Social Security, will instead subsidize workers. The goal is not to legislate businesses into becoming charities. The goal is to ensure that businesses actually cover their costs without a subsidy. From Jeremy Jenkins (user MinnJRJ) via MNDaily.com

TCF Bank Stadium upgrades benefit ever yone

It is so cool to see that our own TCF Bank Stadium and the campus in general are on the technological forefront. If you didn’t see it, this week our University of Minnesota athletics department welcomed leaders from AT&T to the campus to announce a massive technological upgrade for Internet at the stadium. The kinds of technology that are being developed for fans to enjoy a football game with this kind of upgraded ser vice are cool. More impor tantly, think about what this kind of upgrade means for the technology available for schools of science and our medical school. The kinds of upgrades AT&T has worked with the school to provide make for a pretty cool story and an exciting future for students just arriving this fall. Megan Sommers University student

As someone involved in collegiate athletics at the University who has witnessed and experienced what I believe to be retaliation and mental abuse, it is both liberating and appalling to finally see press dedicated to exploiting the maltreatment of athletes by “authority” figures. In regards to the recent gymnastics headlines, I am unfortunately not surprised by what I see as the athletics department’s lack of appropriate response time and sympathy for the complaints. It is unfortunate that these allegations need to reach sexual harassment-caliber to launch any type of legitimate investigation by the University. Gophers athletics is no stranger to athlete complaints regarding mental and emotional abuse, all deemed too minor to deal with and subsequently swept under the rug — especially with regards to

EDITORIALS State progresses on marijuana law Strict entry barriers are an issue for prospective distributors.


innesota’s medical marijuana law — one of the most limited of its kind in the nation — is moving ahead as planned, as the state recently opened applications for potential manufacturers and distributors of the drug. State officials will evaluate applicants based on their financial stability, how they plan to safely grow marijuana and how they would securely transport it. But before any company applies for the two coveted spots, they’ll have to fork over a $20,000 fee. By 2016, the two companies selected will be required by law to have four distribution centers each. This seems inadequate, given that only eight facilities are expected to provide a valuable form of medicine to any qualified resident out of Minnesota’s 5.4 million people. In addition, placing a hefty financial barrier to applying and capping the number of companies chosen at two creates great restrictions on what could be a highly profitable industry in Minnesota — if it was allowed to grow. Some estimates predict legal marijuana sales will surpass $8 billion in 2018, with the possibility of significant tax revenues. The rhetoric surrounding medical cannabis in Minnesota has been laid out clearly. Law enforcement in the state is too afraid of marijuana getting into the wrong hands, which has created a law that prevents a new industry from growing and makes a beneficial medicine difficult to access for many sick people. While the current medical marijuana law is a step in the right direction, we believe it needs modification before it can truly benefit Minnesota’s people and economy.

Riverside needs, receives help With renovation finished, other problems will require attention. Helen Teague welcomes comments at hteague@mndaily.com.


Active learning top way to study


s technological advances progress, handwritten class notes are slowly but surely losing popularity. However, students’ dependence on technology may actually decrease the degree to which they retain new information. The introduction of new technology is a powerful trend in modern classrooms. However, technological devices can distract students, leading them to Facebook, Twitter or even a few online shopping pages during lectures. Many students have taken to typing their lecture notes to save time. However, a 2014 study by two university scholars published in Psychological Science indicates how inefficient this new form of note-taking really is. In one part of the study, each student was provided with a laptop and a notebook and instructed to take notes. Students who used laptops finished with a significantly greater amount of notes than their peers. The study found that students with notebooks better retained the information because they carefully selected which information to write down. Students who wrote longhand also performed better on exams.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Gymnastics controversy brings no surprises


non-revenue generating sports. While reading through the Sept. 2 Minnesota Daily article “Gymnastics coaches out after harassment claim,” I cannot ignore the psychological parallels between the gymnasts and my own teammates and alumni. Psychological damage should be an issue in itself; however, the true crux of demoralization occurs when the athletics department is all too willing to dismiss the allegations and allow the “culture of confusion and tension culminating behind closed doors” to continue. I’ve heard of many athletes who have been told by the very administration designated to protect student-athlete welfare that something drastic must happen before the athletics department is willing to take significant action. The athletes must wait until the damage has been done before they can even dream of intervention by department leadership. I would never encourage anyone to be



Furthermore, recent evidence suggests that the typical lecture course is not as effective as a class that utilizes active learning strategies. These require students to complete in-class activities that demand knowledge of assigned readings. Being forced to prepare ahead of time yields results, especially for low-income students who often struggle in traditional classes. Here at the University of Minnesota, students should register for active learning courses. In “flipped classes,” students complete activities in class and watch lectures at home. These courses engage students, encouraging them to fully participate. Keelia Moeller welcomes comments at kmoeller@mndaily.com.

a student-athlete at the University based on the lack of mental health recourses and reluctance to problem-solve. I believe that coach retaliation runs rampant. The article mentions student-athletes’ inability to report poor staff behavior due to coaches holding the potential to control the student-athletes’ ability to attend college. When scholarship is wavering over our heads, addressing abuse is not an option. I’m even becoming paranoid just writing this, knowing its tentative publication could potentially reap retaliation on me or other athletes. There has been no verdict in the case of the gymnastics coaches. However, the athletics department’s incompetence has been made clear. Hopefully this can be an introductory course in taking student-athlete welfare more seriously before significant and furtherembarrassing damage to the University has been done. Thank you to the Minnesota Daily for publishing the article on the gymnastics team and shedding light on conversations the school typically keeps behind closed doors.


ince 2006, Riverside Plaza has decreased rates of crime, completed renovations and built a light rail stop that provides easy travel access to low-income residents. Heavily populated by Somali immigrants, this area has a strong community feel, which heavily depends on the nearby services like the Cedar Riverside Community School. Efforts to address high rates of crime and decrepit housing in recent years resulted in some changes. In 2010, the Minnesota Daily reported that the Riverside Plaza towers displayed “unmistakable signs of decay and offer living conditions below the average Minnesotan’s standards” due to mold, broken windows and mice. Reacting to these concerns, Sherman Associates, which owns the housing complex, invested $132 million on renovating the complex while taking care to keep the historical parts of this area intact. Despite these successes, problems are still apparent. Residents still voice their concerns that security doesn’t always respond to calls for help, elevators don’t always work, and repairs are slow to materialize. We feel that as one of most important subsidized housing complexes in Minneapolis, Riverside Plaza needs continued funding, repair work and understanding. Street repairs have occurred in CedarRiverside throughout the summer, and hundreds of additional housing units are set for construction, but we hope attention to Riverside Plaza isn’t lost as other parts of its neighborhood develop. EDITORIALS & OPINIONS DEPARTMENT Editorials represent the voice of the Minnesota Daily as an institution and are prepared by the editorial board.

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MORE REVENUE The Big Ten’s eastward expansion will bolster the conference’s TV revenue, increasing the size of the pot all member schools draw from. The conference’s current television deal with ESPN, repor tedly wor th $1 billion over 10 years, ends in 2017. But the addition of the New York and Washington, D.C., markets could push the contract’s value far beyond the previous number. “I think it expands your footprint for television, for one thing,” Minnesota athletics director Norwood Teague said of the conference’s expansion. “That’s a very populated corridor, and now we’re in the thick of it.” Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill said in June that he thought the new television deal would bring in an extra $40 million over four years for each conference school. The University’s athletics department couldn’t confirm that projection, but the number is similar to an April report from

the Lafayette Journal and Courier, citing a projected increase in television revenue from $23 million per school in 2016-17 to $33 million in 2017-18 when the new deal kicks in. “Financially, it cer tainly helps all the schools and helps the Big Ten,” Kill said. The Big Ten was the first conference to launch its own network in 2007. Since then, every other Power Five conference — the Big 12, Pac-12, SEC and ACC — has followed suit. An extra $10 million annually would help Minnesota keep up with some of college sports’ royalty. The department brought in roughly $98.2 million in revenue in 2012, according to Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act reports filed with the U.S. Department of Education. But revenue increases for the athletics department are nothing new. In fact, the $98.2 million mark from 2012 is almost twice as much as the department’s revenue a decade earlier, when

Bigger conference means more travel for some Gophers 2013-14



5,719 miles 6,506 MEN’S BASKETBALL


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former athletics director Joel Maturi took over the program while it struggled to keep some sports intact. Before Maturi was hired, the University’s Board of Regents announced its decision to cut three sports: men’s gymnastics and men’s and women’s golf. But Maturi spearheaded a fund ra i s i n g c a mpa i g n t h at k ep t each sport afloat. “We were given a period of time to raise $2.7 million,” Maturi said. “Obviously there were challenges, and thanks to a lot of people, that was successful.” Five years later, fears of Minnesota losing some of its smaller sports dissipated. Since the launch of the Big Ten Network, the athletics department has increased its revenue almost every year. “I think it was beneficial for Gopher athletics and certainly all of the programs in a lot of ways,” Maturi said. It’s clear that conference expansion comes with big monetar y gains, but Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany was reser ved at Big Ten Media Days in July when asked about the future of TV in college sports. “We’ve been very busy over the last year in the television area to go from a 12-university conference to 14 and to make that seamless from a television perspective,” Delany said. “As far as what might the future hold on TV, it’s hard to predict.”

MORE TRAVEL Besides the two new East Coast schools boosting revenue for member schools in the Big Ten, traditionally a Midwestern conference, student-athletes will face a more taxing travel schedule. Now, athletes in the sports that head to Maryland or Rutgers will trek hundreds of extra miles for conference games. The Gophers volleyball team will travel 6,506 miles for conference play in 2014-15 — a 14 percent increase in mileage from last season. “It is what it is. We just have to travel, and I think it’s one of those things you don’t assign an emotion to,” said head volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon. “You just get on with it.” Rutgers and Mar yland will also face more demanding schedules, as member schools in their previous conferences were closer to home. Rutgers football has to make three trips to the Midwest for its Big Ten schedule this season, playing at Ohio State, Nebraska and Michigan State. But the Scarlet Knights don’t seem too concerned about the extra miles. “Last year, we traveled to California. We’ve been all over the countr y before,” said Rutgers fullback Michael Burton. Cross-country trips aren’t as taxing for football teams, which typically fly in chartered jets to their games. But for sports that

play on weekdays, extra travel during the crucial conference schedule could be more of an inconvenience. Last season, the Gophers men’s basketball team traveled about 4,981 miles to conference games. In 2014-15, with a game at Maryland, the Gophers will have to go 5,552 miles — about an 11 percent increase. The women’s basketball team plays at Rutgers this year and will travel 1,075 more miles than last season — that’s more than the length between Minneapolis and Denver.

MORE SPENDING Even though Big Ten schools will see a boost in revenue in the coming years as a result of the eastward push, Rutgers and Mar yland each paid steep prices to leave their old conferences. Mar yland paid a $31.4 million exit fee to the ACC, while Rutgers left the AAC at a price of $11.5 million. Some critics have accused the Big Ten of being greedy with its addition of Rutgers and Maryland. Others have questioned the new schools’ place in an ultra-competitive league.

When the budget was $56 million, you spent everything you had. When it was $70 million, you spent everything you had, ...You just kind of spent what you had, because there’s always some need. That’s the reality of big-time college sports today. -Joel Maturi, former Gophers athletics director

Despite those concerns, Big Ten players are adamant the old schools won’t overlook the newcomers. “Ever y college team is a big program. You can’t overlook nobody,” said Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. “I think every team is a big team.” Rutgers will get a chance to make its case this Saturday, playing Penn State in its first Big Ten conference football game. And on Sept. 27, Maryland will travel to Indiana to kick off its Big Ten slate. And even though the Gophers won’t play Maryland or Rutgers in football until 2016, the schools’ addition is already making a mark on Minnesota’s athletics department. But in the college spor ts arms race, more revenue comes with more spending, whether it’s salary raises for coaches, renovations or new facilities altogether. “When the budget was $56 million, you spent everything you had. When it was $70 million, you spent ever ything you had,” Maturi said. “You just kind of spent what you had, because there’s always some need. That’s the reality of big-time college sports today.”

Thursday, September 11, 2014





Kessel to miss season with concussion


Gophers forward Amanda Kessel drives the puck toward the net on Jan. 20, 2012, at Ridder Arena.

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with,” Kessel said in a statement. “As someone who has played through a lot of injuries, it wasn’t until suf fering a concussion that I fully understood the impor tance of being 100 percent healthy when I’m on the ice. Unfor tunately, that isn’t the case right now.” Frost said Kessel had

originally enrolled in school and the team’s doctors evaluated her before deciding that she’d sit out. “Our doctors agreed with some other doctors that she had seen that going to school just wouldn’t help in her recover y, so it was [decided] yesterday that she would un-enroll in class and that she would go back to tr ying to recover fully,” Frost said. Frost said Kessel was disappointed, but along

with that is “the reality that she gets the best care possible.” Kessel has worked with doctors at the Car rick Brain Center in Atlanta. “My priority is my health, and I hope that I’ll be able to retur n to the ice in the future. I want to thank my coaches, teammates and ever yone at the University for their support,” she said in the statement. In the past few years,

Minnesota has seen Alyssa Grogan and Ashley Stenerson retire due to concussions. “It’s hit our program pretty hard with two others … and now Amanda and the uncer tainty of what her future holds,” Frost said. But at this point, he said it’s too early to speculate whether Kessel will be forced to hang up her skates. “People have come


Good friends to face off at TCU Jerry Kill was part of TCU head coach Gary Patterson’s wedding party.

should once again be in the hunt for a national championship, but playing without her is something they overcame last season. “Cer tainly when you lose somebody of Amanda’s caliber, that would hur t any team,” Fr ost said. “But at the same time we were without her last year … and had a real good year, and so the hope is that people will step up again to fill that void.”


Minnesota looks to beat the Texas heat The Gophers are emphasizing hydration after some players cramped last week. BY GRANT DONALD gdonald@mndaily.com

BY JACK SATZINGER jsatzinger@mndaily.com

Just a handful of years ago, Jerr y Kill stood next to Gar y Patterson on an altar as his best man. On Satur day, they’ll stand on opposite sidelines as head coaches, tr ying to beat each other as the Gophers take on Texas Christian University. “I promise you, he worked on us all spring. So I know how he does that with opponents and how he does preparation,” Kill said. “That’s what makes him so good.” When Kill and Patterson face off in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, they’ll be toting ver y similar defenses. Gophers defensive coordinator T racy Claeys used to regularly watch Patterson’s teams practice, picking up defensive tips. Claeys said he’s learned “close to 90 percent” of his defensive philosophies from Patterson. “He’s as good a defensive coach as there is in the countr y, and I think ever ybody knows that,” Kill said. Patterson and Kill never coached together, but they both learned the game’s principles under Dennis Franchione at Pittsburg State. Kill left Franchione’s staff after the 1987 season for the head coaching job at nearby Webb City High

back from [concussions] and recovered 100 percent, and so that’s certainly our hope for her,” he said. Kessel, a prolific scorer, cur r ently ranks four th among all-time scorers for Minnesota. During her junior season, she led the nation with 101 points and won the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given to the top player in the nation. Losing Kessel is a big blow to the Gophers, who

When the Gophers took the field on Saturday, they were greeted by 73 degrees and sunshine — similar weather to what they’ll see in Fort Worth, Texas, this Saturday against TCU. After seeing multiple players on defense go down with cramps against Middle Tennessee State, the Gophers are looking to hold up better this time around. “It is a concern … you can’t have your good players

cramping up. It wasn’t that hot or anything like that,” head coach Jerry Kill said after Saturday’s game. Due to this concern, there has been an added emphasis on hydration for all players this week. Redshirt senior defensive lineman Cameron Botticelli said he believes the team will not face any problems during their stay in Texas. He said the team’s dietitian has done a good job of ensuring that the team is u See HYDRATION Page 10




Head coach Jerry Kill waits for a call between plays against Middle Tennessee State on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

School. Patterson joined Franchione’s staff in 1988. The pair became acquaintances and talked football on a normal basis, developing a bond beyond the gridiron. “We shared ideas and just got to be friends through that and stayed friends,” Kill said. After a stint as defens i v e c o o r d i n a t o r, T C U named Patterson head coach in 2000. He of fered Kill a job as of fensive coordinator, but Kill took the head coaching job at Southern Illinois. “Anybody would be better of f if they had a Jerr y Kill on their staf f,” Patterson said in a conference call.

While Patterson once wanted Kill to run his offense, now the pair uses vastly dif ferent of fensive schemes. M i n n e s o t a m e t h o d ically pounds the ball, ranking third in the Big Ten in rushing offense so far this year. While the Gophers overpower teams in the trenches, TCU’s Hor ned Frogs have new of fensive coor dinators who have launched a no-huddle offense that spr eads the field. TCU passed for 355 yards in its 48-14 seasonopening victor y over Samford. “They’re going to put four wide receivers out

there, most of them former track players that ran awfully well in the state of Texas,” Claeys said. Going up against an explosive of fense and disciplined defense on the road will “no doubt” be the most challenging nonconference game for the Gophers since 2011, Kill said. But it might be even harder for the loser to walk across the sideline to tell his best friend “good game” after the contest. “Both of us are highly competitive, so this week’s probably dif ficult. We had long conversations about whether to have this series,” Patterson said. “I don’t think friends like to play friends any time.”



3 p.m. Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas

MINNESOTA: Minnesota (2-0) is coming off a 35-24 victory over Middle Tennessee State led by running back David Cobb’s careerhigh 220 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Starting quarterback Mitch Leidner went down early in the fourth quarter with an apparent knee injury. Leidner has been practicing all week, and teammate Maxx Williams said Tuesday there is “no doubt” the quarterback will play against TCU. Minnesota’s defense will try to play its first complete game of football this season. In the last two games, it has shut out opponents in the first half only to give up 20 or more points in the second half. Senior linebacker Damien Wilson leads the charge after coming off a big game last weekend. He leads the Big Ten in tackles. TCU: TCU (1-0) is coming off a bye week. In its season opener, TCU blew by Samford 48-14. Quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and wide receiver Kolby Listenbee caught three passes for 76 yards and two touchdowns. Heading into the season, head coach Gary Patterson determined his team needed to change its offensive philosophy to a faster-paced style of offense. This new style will test Minnesota’s defense. TCU only gave up 87 rushing yards to Samford and could be hard to run against. Minnesota’s tandem of running backs led by Cobb will be more of a test for TCU than Samford was, and if Minnesota can run effectively, then it will be in good shape to move forward. SOURCE: GOPHERSPORTS.COM


Thursday, September 11, 2014


Adversity doesn’t stop senior captain

Katie Thyken was named a player to watch by the Big Ten for this season. BY BEN GOTZ bgotz@mndaily.com

For senior captain Katie Thyken, one quote seems to sum up what she’s all about. “It doesn’t matter if you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up,” Thyken said. “That’s my favorite quote.” On the sur face, the phrase seems meaningful because Thyken has dealt with injuries in the past. She said there have been a few times when she’s lain on the field and needed to pick herself back up. But beyond the quote’s literal meaning, it stands for the work ethic and attitude that Thyken brings to the field. “That kid gives 100 percent of what she has. If she has 80 percent, she gives you 100 percent of that 80 per cent,” head coach Stefanie Golan said. “She plays through a lot of things. She fights through ever ything.” Thyken’s passion sets an example for her teamm a t es a n d h e l p s p ush them to improve, Golan said. And Thyken’s experience and leadership is welcome to a team with 16 underclassmen on the r o s t e r, i n c l u d i n g n i n e freshmen. “She’s one of the players that ever yone on our team really looks up to,”





7 p.m. Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich., and 11 a.m. Sunday in East Lansing, Mich.

MINNESOTA: The Gophers open their Big Ten schedule this weekend after going 3-3-0 in nonconference play. Minnesota ranks second in the Big Ten in goals scored but is also last in the conference in goals allowed. Freshmen Sydney Squires and sophomore Simone Kolander are tied for sixth in the Big Ten in goals with four each. MICHIGAN: Michigan enters the weekend 4-2 on the season, but it is undefeated at home. Sophomore forward Nicky Waldeck leads the Wolverines with four goals and nine points. Michigan has played three goalkeepers so far this season, with freshman Megan Hinz leading in minutes and goals allowed average. MICHIGAN STATE: Michigan State is undefeated entering the weekend, starting its season 6-0. Spartans redshirt senior goalkeeper Courtney Clem is tied for the Big Ten lead with 30 saves. Clem has started all six games for Michigan State so far and has allowed only three goals. SOURCE: GOPHERSPORTS.COM

sophomore midfielder Josee Stiever said. “She’s the hardest worker I’ve ever seen.” The respect Thyken’s teammates hold for her was evident when they selected her as one of the team’s captains before the season. The Gophers select their captains through a unique process in which the team lists cer tain qualities they desire in a leader and then votes on which players best exemplify those qualities. “We were looking for leaders both on and of f the field and people that really will be able to bring our team up if heads fall,” Stiever said. “Those motivators, and people that will always be on the field and help us get going and pick us up.” The three qualities Golan

noted as being most impor tant to the team this year were: “leads by example,” “holds people to a standard” and “approachable.” Golan said Thyken “far and away” ended up as the team’s top selection for the role of captain because she displays those traits ever y day. “She can get on people and hold them to a standard because she holds herself to that same standard,” she said. “It’s not like she’s barking at people and not putting [effor t] out there herself. She leads by example first and foremost, and people respect the heck out of that.” Teammates said Thyken approaches them during games and practice after a play is over, talking to them if anything went


Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken fights for the ball against Louisiana State on Sept. 6, 2013.

wrong and figuring out how to adjust moving forward. “If we don’t connect or [a play] doesn’t work out, she’s really good at letting me know where I should have been, or what I can do better for

next time,” sophomore for ward Simone Kolander said. “She’s always reassuring me and communicating with me right away.” The distinction of ser ving as the team’s captain isn’t something Thyken


Tournament play preps Gophers for Big Ten Minnesota will play in four tournaments before beginning conference play. BY RACHEL TIMMERMAN rtimmerman@mndaily.com

For many volleyball teams, the nonconference schedule offers easier wins before a tough league slate. But Minnesota is preparing for its Big Ten season by playing its third tournament in as many weeks starting on Friday. “[The teams] are different, but they’re good ways to prepare,” head coach Hugh McCutcheon said. Junior outside hitter Daly Santana said tournament play

definitely helps the team get ready for the Big Ten season. “A lot of us are really excited to get into the season,” Santana said. “We’re waiting for it in a good way.” Tournaments allow the team a chance to get accustomed to playing together. With the opportunity to make rotation changes during games, McCutcheon said experience for alternate players is important. The Gophers have played in tournaments against teams that are currently unranked, but Santana said the team prepares the same way for any game, no matter the opponent. “Anytime we step on the court, it doesn’t matter who’s on the other side,” Santana said. Freshman libero Dalianliz

Rosado said nonconference play has prepared her for the upcoming conference games. “I have been working really hard and I keep working hard,” she said. Hard work is something the Gophers plan to continue in the weeks before conference matches. “Our ability to be consistent in terms of our preparation and our execution is really critical,” McCutcheon said. The Gophers are currently 4-1 on the season in tournament play — their lone loss was against Louisville in their second match of the season. Following the Diet Coke Classic this weekend, the Gophers will travel to Toledo, Ohio, for their final tournament of the season. Though it might not be






7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sports Pavillion

MINNESOTA: The Gophers will host the Diet Coke Classic this weekend at the Sports Pavilion. They’ll face Tulsa on Friday and follow that up with Milwaukee and Iowa State on Saturday. All three teams are unranked. This is the 19th annual Diet Coke Classic, a tournament Minnesota has won the past two seasons. The Gophers are undefeated all-time against both Tulsa and Milwaukee. They are 23-7 against Iowa State historically, dropping the last match against the Cyclones in 2011. Minnesota won the Yale Invitational last weekend. It went 3-0, and Adrianna Nora was named the tournament MVP. SOURCE: GOPHERSPORTS.COM

Big Ten play, the Gophers are still ready to compete. “If you’re a team that decides they’re gonna play

good against a good team and bad against a bad team, then you’re setting yourself up for failure,” McCutcheon said.


Healthy Bartnik looks to contribute to young team Aaron Bartnik finished first in his college debut, the 2013 Fall Finale. BY AIDAN COLEMAN acoleman@mndaily.com

For most high school runners, making it to cross country state competition is a feat they’ll never achieve. Then there’s Gophers junior Aaron Bartnik. Not only did Bar tnik make the state tournament three times, but he won it his junior year and placed third his senior year. Bartnik may have had a lot of success running for Eden Prairie High School, but he doesn’t dwell on those accomplishments. He had success in high school, but his collegiate path didn’t begin quite as smoothly. Bar tnik, who won the 2013 Fall Finale in his first college race, has dealt with several dif ferent stress







11:15 a.m. Saturday in Provo, Utah

MINNESOTA: The Gophers will travel to Utah to participate in the BYU Autumn Classic this weekend. Last weekend, the Gophers finished second in the Oz Memorial. Although Minnesota placed second, redshirt senior Ashlie Decker was the top individual. Last year, BYU won the BYU Autumn Classic, edging out Portland by two points. The Gophers did not compete.

10:05 a.m. Saturday in Riverside, Calif.

MINNESOTA: The Gophers will travel to California for the UC Riverside Invitational this weekend after placing second in the Oz Memorial in their first meet of the season. Junior Adam Zutz paced the Gophers in the Oz Memorial. The Gophers did not compete in this meet last season. UC Santa Barbara won this meet last season.


fractures that have delayed his career. He redshir ted in 2011 and had to sit out the entire 2012 season due to injur y. These setbacks forced him to change his running tactics in an attempt to make himself less susceptible to injuries. “I’m still developing as an athlete. … I had to go through stride training,” Bar tnik said. “That has kept me healthy ever since. My mechanics allow me to


stay healthy as a runner, which I’m really excited for.” Bartnik is a crucial piece for the Gophers this year, after the team graduated some ver y prominent runners from last season. Bartnik has shown that he can be a big contributor when he’s healthy, senior Blayne Dulian said. “He’s a hard worker,” Dulian said. “He’s doing what he’s supposed to be doing every day.”


Dulian said he has high praise for Bartnik, especially as a locker room figure. “He’s a good overall locker room presence,” Dulian said. “He keeps people in the right direction.” Head coach Steve Plasencia said he expected Bartnik to take on a leadership position on the team. Bartnik, who has never competed in the Big Ten championship, said winning the Big Ten is his goal for this season.

“I’m most excited for the Big Ten cross countr y meet,” Bar tnik said. “I’ve never [gotten] to compete in [the Big Ten meet] before.” Though there might be extra pressure on Bartnik — now more than ever before in his collegiate career — he doesn’t seem to be letting the ner ves get the best of him this season. “I’m a lot more confident with myself as a runner,” Bartnik said. “I’m a lot more efficient in my stride.”

takes lightly. “It’s a really big honor since you get picked from your teammates. It’s not the coaches,” Thyken said. “We have four [captains] this year, and it’s an honor to be one of those four.”

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getting the electrolytes they need and drinking plenty of water. The Gophers were able to make do with the heat against Middle Tennessee State, but may not be so lucky against the up-tempo TCU offense. Heading into 2014, the TCU Horned Frogs decided to change their offensive philosophy to a faster-paced style of play. The changes were noticeable when they racked up 555 total yards in a 48-14 victory over Samford in their opening game on Aug. 30. “[The tempo] will be a little faster than what we are normally used to,” Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys said. “Sometimes it takes a couple series to get adjusted to just how fast they are going to go. You hope you can survive those first couple series and hang on.” If the Gophers can’t hold on while they adjust to the speed of TCU’s nohuddle of fense, they may be in trouble. Hor ned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin looked solid in TCU’s season opener, throwing for 320 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also added a rushing touchdown in the victory. “[Boykin] is as good an athlete as we are going to play at quarterback, so that is a little bit of concern,” Claeys said. Since Gophers players have had to miss game and practice time due to injuries ranging from cramps to ACL tears, numerous young defensive players have gained game experience — something that should help Minnesota this weekend. “Hot stove theory is the best way to learn in my opinion,” Claeys said. “When you get burned, you learn to stay away from that mistake again. Hopefully [the younger players] had enough of those and are ready to go.” The heat is not only problematic for the defense but for the entire team. However, it seems like the players will be well prepared to avoid costly cramps. “[There is] just an emphasis this whole week on hydration knowing we are going to be in that Texas heat,” redshirt sophomore Maxx Williams said. “I am going to hydrate the best I can all week leading up to game day.”

Thursday, September 11, 2014



A half-mile-long table feeds 2,000 Artist Seitu Jones orchestrates a large-scale collaborative art piece focused on food justice for local communities.


Choreographer Ananya Chatterjea demonstrates a dance for the volunteer servers for the “CREATE: The Community Meal” event on Aug. 5. The event will take place on Sunday, when a table that’s a half a mile long in St. Paul will host 2,000 people. BY CECILIA MAZUMDAR STANGER cmazumdarstanger @mndaily.com


n Sunday, ar tist Seitu Jones will host 2,000 guests at an unusual dinner par ty featuring a connected row of 250 tables stretching half a mile of St. Paul’s Victoria Street. The art piece, “CREATE:

The Community Meal,” seeks to generate a discussion about food justice, or how to produce and distribute food in an ethical and sustainable manner. For the project, Jones rallied together collaborators who share his interest in advancing healthy communities. These local ar tists, chefs and farmers will provide placemats, c h o r e o g r a p h y, p o e t r y and, of course, free food.

A lifelong curiosity about food justice spanning back to the Black Panthers’ free breakfast program led Jones to study food systems. His research through the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota and the AfroEco organization showed that many Minnesotans who eat poorly are intimidated by high costs, trans-

portation issues and simply not knowing how to cook. Jones said the event will address the cooking concer n, as it will “give a good demonstration on what a healthy meal is.” Jones said he wants guests to come away from the meal with a better understanding of their roles in the food system. He worked with chefs to design a menu based on visits to restaurants


near the Green Line light rail and a project where he gathered peoples’ “food stories” — or memories associated with meals. “ We a l l h a v e t h e s e food stories that are written in proteins, nutrients, carbohydrates, fats, culture and family,” he said. Jones said the deeply personal accounts helped him shape a meal of chicken, rice, beans, gr een beans, collard greens and

apple cider. The menu does not feature any desser t, but Jones said his favorite food stories did. “Ever yone gets kind o f p as s i o n ate, k i n d o f dreamy-eyed, when they talk about their favorite sweet,” he said. With the exception of the rice, Jones sourced all of the ingredients from within a 40-mile radius of the event’s destination, including vegetables from Stone’s Throw urban farms in the metro area and 500 chickens fr om a small farm in Nor thfield, Minn. Jones resides in Frogtown, where he said he notices people constantly coming home with grocer y bags filled with processed foods. He said that as he conceived the community meal project, he was committed to having those people from the neighborhood make up at least half of the table’s participants. Gathering the guests took door-knocking, fliers, attending community meetings and a series of small dinner parties at the houses of local people. Besides the Frogtown residents, the other 1,000 seats were open for the public to reser ve online, but they sold out. The highly sought-after spots caus ed the or gan iz ers to send out emails inviting people to volunteer for the event instead. Vo l u n t e e r s p o t s a r e still available on the St. Paul Public Ar t webpage. University professor and ar tistic director Ananya Chatterjea of the Ananya Dance Theatre choreographed a simple dance for 250 volunteer ser vers to perform as they walk to the table and present the food to the guests. “I’m really thinking carefully,” she said. “These are people who are non-dancers. I don’t want to scare them, but I want them to think about, ‘How do we tread on the ground with care?’ ” Chatterjea said she’s u See FOOD Page 14A


Turning a hobby into a career Paddleboarding:

Surf’s up in Mpls.

Singer-songwriter HOLLY’s debut, “Maps and Lists,” was produced using crowdfunding resources and will drop at a record release party at the Cedar on Sept. 12. BY JARED HEMMING jhemming@mndaily.com


or singer-songwriter HOLLY, becoming independent meant following the crowd. HOLLY, real name Holly Muñoz, struggled for years as a part-time musician until the recording of her latest album, the alt-countr y “Maps and Lists,” which she financed through crowdfunding website Tilt.com. The campaign raised $50,000 from about 300 donors, which supplied Muñoz with the means to record on her own terms. “It’s an incredible resource for creatives now,” Muñoz said. “It’s awesome that people can quickly tap into these lines with their fans, friends and family to get direct support.” The San Francisco-based musician began the campaign for the album in December 2013 after deciding to quit her day job working for the San Francisco Symphony. “It was a really special experience,” Muñoz said. “The last nine months, I’ve been in a vacuum of single-handedly finishing the record, producing the LPs, planning the promotional campaign, planning


what the next steps are. It’s all happening. You look back and you’re like, ‘I don’t know how I’ve done all of this.’ ” All modesty aside, Muñoz is naturally gifted at fundraising. The Macalester College grad spent the past 10 years working for nonprofits in the Twin Cities before moving to California last year. “It was a lot for one person to do while making a record,” Muñoz said. “Whenever I wasn’t needed in the studio, I’d be on the phone, email, texting people. I went one-by-one asking people to help. I was a professional fundraiser for 10 years before deciding to play music full time, so I had a strong set of skills that’s unusual for musicians.” Before going solo, Muñoz led Minneapolis three-piece Aviette, who gigged in the Twin Cities and Duluth. “We had a three-hour set in Dinkytown. They would give us free beer, and I knew six songs. I’m not even kidding. We’d play these six songs over and over again.” After recording three albums and playing the CMJ festival, Aviette broke up in 2009. “I think it was very typical of what most bands in the Twin Cities do. Things happen, and it seems like these

Whether amateur or committed, paddleboarders find their niche. BY JACKIE RENZETTI jrenzetti@mndaily.com



Singer-songwriter HOLLY is returning to the Twin Cities to celebrate the release of her new album.

things are markers of success as an indie band, but the reality is that music is a hobby,” Muñoz said. “I feel like I was always more ambitious. I was like, ‘Wait, you guys don’t want to do this full time?’ ” This ambition led Muñoz to consider a crowdfunding


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campaign for “Maps and Lists,” as she approached recording with the thought, “What would happen if I put all of my resources into the promotion of this record, if I actually pursued a career as a u See INDIE Page 13A

urns out, you don’t need to live on the coast to hang 10. Stand-up paddleboarding has grown in popularity in Minneapolis over the last four years. From polar paddling to paddleboard yoga to races and charity events, the sport fits a versatile, growing community. “The whole aura of surfing and vibe around standup paddling is just a relaxed atmosphere,” said Dori Johnson, owner of local paddleboarding and rowing shop Paddlesculpt. Director of the University of Minnesota’s Recreation, Park and Leisure studies program Connie Magnuson has taken her students paddleboarding with Johnson for the past three years as part of her “Go Outside and Play!” freshman seminar. “What I really like to see when we are out on the paddleboards, inevitably, after we’ve been paddling for a while, they all lay down on their boards,” Magnuson said. “To me, it says that

they are totally relaxed.” The goal of her seminar is to introduce first-years to the Twin Cities community. “So much is going on, in addition to academia … that you need to have these kinds of moments where you can physically just chill out,” she said. Since 2010, several inspired Minnesotans have made the paddleboarding scene in Minneapolis grow in popularity. Various businesses that of fer lessons, sales, rental and deliver y have witnessed tremendous growth. Jef f Given, owner of Twin Cities Paddleboard, started his own race, Surf ‘n’ Turf, upon opening his business. “[The race] is a 2 ½-mile paddle, and then you jump off your paddle and do a 2 ½-mile run, so it’s a [paddleboard] duathlon, and we’ve seen that grow,” he said. When the event started, it had 30 participants, Given said, but the most recent race had more than 100 people. Minnesota shops Silver Creek Paddle and Wai Nani Surf and Paddle host paddleboard clubs in addition to their business. “We have the business side of the paddleboard sales, rentals and excursions, u See SURF Page 13A

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Thursday, September 11, 2014


Breakfast outside the box Most all-American breakfast foods are too sweet, too mushy or too boring for this picky Goldilocks. Here are some better options (that don’t involve breaking and entering).


A fresh-from-the-garden miso kale salad. The salad is a light, refreshing way to start the day and is good for intestinal health. BY CECILIA MAZUMDAR STANGER cmazumdarstanger @mndaily.com


ereal is not helping anyone out. To a s t i s d r y. Omelets are heavy. Oatmeal is … oatmeal. Sometimes spaghetti for breakfast sounds better than these options. When you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, salad is a great way to start the day, chocolate isn’t just for donuts and desser ts, and forget the syr up — you can have your waffles with caramelized onions. Morning foods don’t have to be dull carbs or bowls of sugar; breakfast deser ves excitement.

Savory waffles The concept of waffles is great — a soft and

crispy base for each eater to individualize — but people who don’t like sweet foods in the morning have limited topping options. This cornbreadinspired batter can pair with veggies as well as syrup. Try it with marinara, onions and peppers, fried tomatoes or mushrooms cooked with garlic. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cornmeal 1/4 teaspoon rosemary 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 egg 3/4 cup buttermilk 1. Combine the dr y ingredients in a large bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. If you don’t have butter milk, mixing one part plain yogurt with one par t water works just as well. 3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dr y ingredients, and stir until smooth. 4. Cook in a waffle iron. This recipe makes about six small, square waffles.

Miso salad Miso soup is a familiar appetizer in American sushi bars, but it’s actually a common breakfast food in Japan. The fermented soybean paste used to make the soup is versatile, delicious and as good for intestinal health as it is a probiotic food. Playing with the

concept of the soup, this miso salad is a light, refreshing way to star t the day. For a more substantial meal, ser ve it with rice. Dressing: 2 teaspoons red miso paste 1 teaspoon peanut butter 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon ponzu 1 tablespoon neutral oil Juice from one lemon Water (as needed) Salad: Kale Cubed silken tofu Sliced cucumber Sliced green onions 1. In a small bowl, thin the miso paste with a little water to ensure the dressing is lump-free. Combine with the rest of the dressing ingredients and whisk


An “A.M. Chocolate Fix” smoothie with banana and almonds.

until smooth. If the acidic flavor is too strong, add a little more oil or a pinch of sugar. 2. Wash kale, remove the thick stems and cut into strips. Sprinkle a small amount of salt over the leaves and massage them until they reduce to about one-thir d of the original size (it takes about 2 minutes). Like cooking, this br eaks down the cell walls of the plant, making it softer and less bitter. 3. Arrange the toppings on the kale and dress.

Morning chocolate fix This grab ’n’ go breakfast is a great way to satisfy chocolate cravings without eating too much sugar. The banana and nuts

make it a filling breakfast without compromising the taste. For hurried mornings, make a large batch in advance and freeze in individual cups. A ser ving will be thawed enough to drink by the time you get to class. 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1/4 cup raw almonds 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder 3-5 ice cubes (depending on the size) 1. Blend all of the ingredients together. 2. Enjoy. There’s no need to limit your breakfast choices — don’t settle for cold porridge.


‘Global Taxi Driver’ opens at Intermedia Arts Intermedia Arts shares stories of local and global taxi drivers with the premiere of Leilani Chan’s new play. BY HANNAH GERMAINE hgermaine@mndaily.com


hen Leilani Chan used cabs while traveling inter nationally to study refugees’ histories and communities, she noticed a connection between her work and conversations with the taxi drivers. “It [is] really interesting to me to see how much taxi drivers share — what they think of the world,” Chan said. “Many of them have come fr om other countries and have other lives.” She star ted collecting the drivers’ stories for the multimedia play “Global Taxi Driver” about four years ago, and on Friday, Intermedia Ar ts will present its world premiere. Chan, the show’s director and playwright, gathered and developed the project with two residencies in Minneapolis and

one in Los Angeles. “Even just working primarily in Minneapolis and Los Angeles, I’m still able to get stories from all over the world,” she said. Chan said not ever y cabbie is a natural stor yteller and it was sometimes expensive to interview the drivers during taxi rides. Instead, she would meet them in coffee shops or other places where they hang out. Chan found one stor y t e l l e r, w h o s e s t o r y inspired sections of the show, by accident. She discovered that Amoke Kubat, who is now a writer and artist living in Minneapolis, drove a taxi in Los Angeles in the ’70s. “That was a really exciting thing because we didn’t have ver y many female cab drivers,” Chan said. “And then on top of it, driving in the ’70s was a ver y different thing, and she was able to have her daughter in the car with her.” Kubat said motherhood is a main theme in her work because of her personal experiences. She lost her own mother at the age of 3 and worked


“Global Taxi Driver” Where Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis When Sept. 11-14 and Sept. 18-21 Cost $12-15

nontraditional jobs as a single parent to care for her family. “[Taxi driving] allowed me to spend time with my daughter and get my errands run,” she said. “[It] wasn’t all that safe, and to really make a lot of money, you had to be out late at night.” But Kubat found a higher-paying job writing porn. “At that time, my refrigerator, my stove and my car went out all in the same week,” she said. “So I had to figure out something to do, and I answered an ad in Variety magazine.” Her pursuit of literar y, dramatic and ar tistic opportunities brought Kubat to Minneapolis. She spent time working as a per formance ar tist and stand-up comic. “Eventually it got to the


Actors Blake Williams, Ova Saopeng and Geosong Vang rehearse “Global Taxi Driver” at Intermediate Arts in Minneapolis on Monday.

point where I just had to write,” Kubat said. She published her memoir “Missing Mama” in 2011. Chan said she dramatically interprets stories like Kubat’s and brings them into the present with “Global Taxi Driver.”

“There’s a real serious animosity towar ds taxi drivers and a lot of fear about being passengers in a cab,” she said. “But the reality is, it’s actually one of the most dangerous occupations in the countr y.” But Chan is wor ried about the elimination of

this entr y-level job for immigrants because of peerto-peer ridesharing companies, like Uber and L yft, making a loud mark on the industr y. “These rideshares are changing the industr y,” she said. “Taxi drivers may not exist anymore.”

By Jackie Renzetti




The Dandy Warhols with Bonfire Beach

Selby Ave JazzFest

Minnesota Orchestra: free community concert

The legendary ’90s rock band will be playing at First Avenue on Friday. Since the Dandy Warhols’ start in 1994, the band has racked up 20 years of live performance. Los Angeles-ailing rock group Bonfire Beach will open for the band. Whether it’s Dandy Warhols’ “We Used to be Friends” or Bonfire Beach’s “Spit U Out,” both groups are sure to have you jamming out after a long school week.

Now in its 13th year, the annual Selby Ave JazzFest provides hours of solid jazz, with performances from local and national musicians. Food will also be involved, and local artists will vend their work as the beat goes on. Among this year’s jazz performers are Dick and Jane’s Big Brass Band, Brio Brass and Danny Kusz. This large-scale block party is sure to be a blast.

They’re back. In the first summer since its 15-month lockdown, the Minnesota Orchestra will be presenting another free public concer t at the beautiful Lake Harriet Band Shell. The program includes selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances.” Grab a lawn chair or picnic blanket, and make this Sunday afternoon a classy one.

Where First Avenue, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis Hours 8 p.m. Cost $20 Age 18+

Where 921 Selby Ave., St. Paul Hours 11-7:30 p.m. Cost Free

Where Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis Hours 3 p.m. Cost Free

Thursday, September 11, 2014



By Jackie Renzetti

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The Mississippi River

Director Richard Linklater made cinematic histor y with this film — it was filmed over the course of 12 years and tells the stor y of a boy growing up, from first grade to leaving for college. “Boyhood” provides snapshots of the past 12 years of all of our lives with a killer soundtrack. This movie is showing at the Landmark Lagoon Cinema — a hop, skip and a jump on the Metro away from campus.

This account is sure to please philosophy and English nerds alike. Taking the name of “Friedrice Nietzche,” this novelty account tweets musings that sometimes fall under the tone of Nietzche but are sometimes just plain weird — making it all the more entertaining. They often fall on the sassy philosophical side. “Voids will be voids” exemplifies the Nietzche roots, while “Maybe it’s your existence that’s futile?” shows the sassier, weirder side.

Did you know that Minneapolis’ park system ranks as one of the best in the nation? Before the Minnesota air begins to bite your face with the cold, be sure to appreciate our beautiful backyard. If you’re feeling ambitious, the Mississippi River Trail offers bikers the chance to pedal from Minnesota to Louisiana. However, there are more casual opportunities to reach the river, including the East River Flats Park right here on campus.

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Jeff Given, owner of Twin Cities Paddle Board, prepares to get into the water at Lake Nokomis on Wednesday afternoon. Given is a part of the rising Minneapolis paddleboarding community that meets weekly to venture into the local lakes.

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but we have this other side of community, and ever yone is welcome to join,” Wai Nani Surf and Paddle owner Holly Evans said. “We didn’t want it to be any kind of club; we wanted it to be a tribe.” The Wai Nani Surf and Paddle Tribe par ticipates in events such as moonlight paddling, camping and Pluck ‘n’ Paddle, where

paddleboarders pick up debris along the shoreline. A select few par ticipate in the Polar Paddle — an event in which the paddlers go fr om one shore and back in their swimsuits during the winter. While Evans doesn’t recommend the intense polar paddle to the general public, she said paddling isn’t limited to the summer months. “Usually we will paddle with our dr y suits on, in

a calm condition, close to shore, and always with a buddy,” she said of paddling in the colder months. Other shop owners agreed that unless ice is present, there’s no need to refrain from paddling. In addition to the Silver Paddle and Wai Nani clubs, paddlers also have the opportunity to meet up with paddleboard enthusiast Santiago Morgan for his Capture the Flag races on Monday nights at Lake No-

komis. Morgan organizes the races to help paddleboarders together, and they’re not competitive in nature. But perhaps the biggest paddleboard event to hit the Twin Cities is the Paddle for Humanity race. Paddle for Humanity is a philanthropic paddleboard race that takes place in various cities across the United States. Evans has brought the event to Minneapolis for the past two years, and all of this year’s proceeds went

to Avenues for Homeless Youth. There is a balanced mix between hardcore and leisurely opportunities for paddleboarders — something Gloria Sloan, who r uns sales, rentals and classes for Wai Nani in Hudson, Wis., said she enjoys. “That’s the beauty of paddleboarding — you can do whatever you want, You can sit, you can lay on it all day long if you want to; you don’t have to stand on it,” she said.


P.O.S. back in action P.O.S. is back in the saddle playing his first major solo show in over two years. BY GRANT TILLERY gtillery@mndaily.com


tefon Alexander embraces his daily routine. While it’s hard for musicians to keep their schedules in check, Alexander — better known as local hip-hop mainstay P.O.S. — does so to survive. This is a big change for him, being someone who was schedule-averse for much of his life. He attributes this to the medicines he’s taking since his kidney transplant. “Having to take meds at certain times of the day helps,” P.O.S. said while en route to Kalamazoo, Mich., to play a show with Four Fists, his project with Astronautalis. “Also, trying to make a point of letting it help instead of just

waking up, taking meds and going to bed. I wake up, take [my] meds, go to the gym and get started.” P.O.S. is back in the saddle after the kidney disease he’s had since high school relegated him to the musical sidelines. He’s playing his first solo show in nearly two years this Saturday at a block party he’s curating, “The Fucking Best Show Ever.” “My buddy was thinking of throwing a festival, and I told him that I didn’t want to,” P.O.S. said. “But it would be cool to do something outside and make more of a party vibe and less of a festival thing.” The show culls upon national and local acts P.O.S. digs. The lineup features cult-favorite R&B and hip-hop artists, including SZA, Zulu-

Zuluu and Allan Kingdom. P.O.S. is hosting an after-party at First Avenue, featuring inthe-pocket L.A. funky brother Dam-Funk and local hip-hop producer Lazerbeak. “The lineup is based on people I wanted to see, man,” P.O.S. said. “I made a big list of everybody I could possibly want. From there, we started to see who was available from my list, and honestly, I lucked into pretty much everybody that I thought of first. I had a couple people I wasn’t able to get based on scheduling issues, but I was surprised with how it was as simple as asking a lot of people.” While P.O.S. is staying busy and soldiering through his recovery, he’s still battling fatigue from the transplant. “Ever y day I get really tired easily,” P.O.S. said. “But

I’m figuring out ways to pace myself throughout the day.” The fatigue hasn’t stopped him. In addition to planning another solo album and continuing his work with Marijuana Deathsquads and Four Fists, he’s embarked on a new project with some of his closest collaborators. “Me and the dudes from Marijuana Deathsquads have a continuation from the Gayngs record a few years ago,” P.O.S. said. “It’s not called Gayngs again. I want to say [it sounds like] boy bands, but I think that’ll give the wrong impression. [It’s] like New Edition — that kind of vibe.” Though he’s immersed in many projects, P.O.S. dialed things back a few notches to maintain his health, concentrate on his music and the

people that matter most to him. “I’m really thankful, I’m really happy. But I think I’m going to take a lot less shit than I ever did,” P.O.S. said. “I would definitely spend time doing things I didn’t want to do, whether it was to be nice or polite. I don’t feel there’s as much time for that anymore. If you don’t actually care about what you’re doing, you shouldn’t do it.”

P.O.S. (“The Fucking Best Show Ever”) Where Northeast corner of North First Avenue & North Fourth Street, Minneapolis When 5 p.m. Saturday Cost $10-15 All Ages

musician?” Things began to click, and she was soon in touch with San Francisco-based musician John Vanderslice, who produced the record. Everyone — Vanderslice excluded — thought the $50,000 goal was too lofty, Muñoz said, but the producer’s prediction she’d reach that number was right. “I just have faith that it [was] going to work out. Holly’s smart, I didn’t have any doubt,” Vanderslice said. “I say yes to producing, depending on the band. I didn’t have reservations about [Holly].” This past summer, Muñoz toured to support the album, and a subsequent tour is booked this fall. Muñoz approached touring in a true-toform DIY fashion. “I don’t need to wait if a booking agent wants to represent me,” Muñoz said. “What if I book my own tour in people’s living rooms and backyards, churches and record stores? It actually works.” In addition to the record release party at the Cedar this Friday, the album will also have celebrations in San Francisco and New York. Inspiration for “Maps and Lists” came in part from “The End,” a graphic novel from Minneapolis artist Anders Nilsen. The book, Muñoz said, “is about what it’s like to lose a part of oneself.” She immediately wrote the title track as a tribute to her emotional connection with the novel and sought Nilsen to design the album’s cover and gatefold artwork. “[I thought] I should probably introduce myself to him,” Muñoz said of working with Nilsen. “We became friends, and I finally worked up the courage to say, ‘Hey, there’s this song that I wrote ....’” Nilsen said Muñoz approached the artwork’s direction the same way she recorded the album, giving him the reins for creativity to flow. “She [wanted] me to do my thing. She gave me a lot of freedom to go nuts with it,” Nilsen said. “It’s nice working with a friend. I know her, and she’s pretty generous.” The generosity extended to her supporters, as Muñoz’s campaign has become one of the most successful musical fundraisers in Tilt’s history. “It was cool to see that there isn’t a right way to put this record out,” Muñoz said. “I think it’s an exciting time for independent artists.”

HOLLY record release party for “Maps and Lists” Where The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis When 8 p.m. Friday Cost $15-18


Ticket rush lines make theater more accessible BY LAINI DEVIN ldevin@mndaily.com


or ris Chin, a sophomore kinesiology major at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, is no stranger to rushing plays and musicals. He said ticket rush lines are a great opportunity to see theater at affordable prices. Rushing — the process of standing in line to purchase discounted theater tickets for a performance on that same day — is a common practice for many loyal theater lovers. On a recent trip to New York, Chin experienced the big-league Broadway ticket rush lines firsthand. After doing a little research, he said he knew that getting tickets

required preparation and time management. “For Les Misérables, I arrived at 5:30 a.m., but there were already two ladies in front of me,” he said. Rushing a show is circumstantial. Depending on the venue, it isn’t always necessary to arrive so far in advance. Though not all theater companies exercise rush lines, people wait in line outside of, or in the lobby of major theater venues, such as the Orpheum Theatre and the Guthrie Theater. Typically, the Orpheum in Minneapolis sells rush tickets, available in pairs to students and educators with a college ID at $25 per ticket. These tickets go on sale two hours prior to the start of a

performance. The Guthrie employs a rush line with tickets going on sale 15 to 30 minutes before the start of a show. The price of tickets varies depending on the performance and day of the week. With climbing ticket prices, it’s often difficult for students to afford to see theater. University of Minnesota freshman Olivia Heusinkveld said she usually shows up a half an hour before tickets go on sale. She said she sees as much theater as she can on a tight budget. Rushing is her preferred method of ticket purchase, Heusinkveld said. “I call ahead to see if there are tickets available and look online to see what shows are rushing,” she said.

Big-name Br oadway shows don’t always have rush lines, Heusinkveld said. For those shows, the Orpheum sometimes uses a lottery to draw a select amount of names two hours before the per formance. If your name is chosen, you can purchase two tickets. In addition to rush lines, many theater companies offer discounted season packages or promotions. Brie Jonna, community outreach manager for Mixed Blood Theatre, said that their radical hospitality admissions policy is a way for people to see theater without worrying about the cost. The policy offers free tickets, or pay-what-you-can by donation. “A big part of our mission

is about making art accessible — knowing students don’t have a lot of money, taking that cost out of the equation hopefully encourages people to come see art,” Jonna said. Theatre in the Round also offers an alternative method of ticket purchase for students. On Fridays and Sundays, tickets are available at $15 with a college ID. Carrie Van Hallgren, the program director for the University’s Depar tment of Theatre Arts and Dance, said that it’s important that students have experience in the fine arts, either participating or viewing from the audience. In order to offer such experiences to students, Hallgren’s depar tment of fers

students discounted tickets as low as $6, as well as many free performances. Dennis Behl, the spokesman for the school’s theatre arts and dance department, counted 98 total performances throughout this season, and he said over half of those performances are free. And the discounted tickets, rush lines and free performances are not unappreciated by students. “Theater and arts in general are for the community as a whole, not just those who can afford it, so I think it’s important to make that accessible to those who can’t afford it,” Heusinkveld said. “Students are learning about themselves, who they are, and being able to see theater is very valuable.”


Thursday, September 11, 2014



A cartoon community The third annual MinnAnimate festival will bring together Minnesota animators. BY JACKIE RENZETTI jrenzetti@mndaily.com


wenty-two animators will showcase their work this Thursday at the third annual MinnAnimate film festival. In 90 minutes, viewers will experience 37 animated shorts, ranging in topic from autistic identity to mischievous pets. The animators are just as sundr y as their films — high schoolers and 70-year-olds alike submitted their pieces from locations across the state of Minnesota. As curator John Akre points out, some are “almost-Minnesotans,” such as Susan Brugger of Brookings, S.D. “There’s so many differ ent techniques that animators aren’t that concer ned with competition and rivalries, simply because ever yone has their own style. … There gets to be a lot of really close friendships,” Br ugger said. Akre said he benefited greatly from other film festivals and wanted to bring the same opportunity to the Twin Cities. While there are various film festivals in Minneapolis, he said none are dedicated to independent animation besides MinnAnimate. “[Animation festivals] are great because you meet other people doing work and you learn from them,” Akre said. He first started the event in 2012 with funds from his ar tist initiative grant from the Minnesota State Ar ts Board. His dedication to the event shows, as he brought MinnAnimate back for a second year with his own funds. This year, he received another artist


Animator John Akre demonstrates his street animation at the Saint Anthony Main Theatre on Wednesday. Saint Anthony Main is holding the third annual MinnAnimate film festival on Thursday.

initiative grant for doing street animation, and clips from those projects will be included in the program. “I have what I call the ‘Animation Station,’ ” Akre said. “I load it up on my bicycle trailer, and it’s a table where I put a video projector, a screen, laptop and a webcam on a tripod. And basically the idea is to have people stop and do some animation with me.” Akre’s work with the community doesn’t stop there. He has also worked with elementar y and high school students, showing them the ropes of animation

and allowing them to create their own work. Some of the shorts from these students are included in the festival. Several animators will be making a retur n to MinnAnimate this year. For others, this year will mark a first. Twenty-five-year-old Jane Meyer of Minneapolis will be showing her film, “Navel Gazing.” Through stop-motion animation of dry point intaglio sketches, Meyer tells the charming stor y of her conundr um with her extroverted belly button. “I love the idea of trying to be a part of something where

a lot of different people get a chance to show their work. … It just sounded like a fun thing,” Meyers said. Brugger’s piece, “Zeke and the All-Inclusive Cat House,” also falls on the whimsical side. Using twodimensional animation, Brugger tells the tale of a family tomcat named Zeke left behind on vacation. Zeke encounters a parrot that taunts him, “Meow, big boy,” and must endure the visit until his family retur ns. Br ugger has submitted the film to various other festivals, including the Kansas

International Film Festival. Animation opens up an avenue for boundless creativity. “Animation offers a way to create movies without having to have big crews and lots of money. You can just kind of let your imagination roll and do it,” Akre said.

MinnAnimate Where St. Anthony Main Theater, 115 Main St. SE, Minneapolis When 7 p.m. Thursday Cost $6–8.50

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tying the choreography to the meal, adding that “the ground is that which grows food.” Artist Mary Hark’s contribution to the community meal continues the theme of reverence for the land. She is providing placemats and said she is conscientious of the thought process behind the mats’ paper. “Why don’t we try to produce a product that is actually of this place?” Hark said Hark is Jones’ neighbor. She and a few assistants collected biowaste, like rhubarb, burdock and hasta from the neighborhood, and set up a papermaking station in her yard over the summer. The papermakers invited passersby to join, Hark said, and some neighbors came ever yday. “It was a real community-generating experience, and I can tell you so many stories of nice vignettes that happened between neighbors,” she said. Local writer G.E. Patterson will introduce the meal with a poem, and the event’s participants will see a performance by a group of spoken word ar tists. “CREATE: The Community Meal” is already spawning other projects, including artist Emily Stover’s Mobile ArtKitchens. She said they’re calling those projects “the legacy of the meal.” Jones said the bulk of the money raised from Sunday’s event will go into the pockets of the local ar tists, chefs and farmers who helped make it possible. “We’re really honoring all those folks — that local food chain,” he said. The collaborators said they hope the event will have a lasting impact. “All the ar tists who have come together are already thinking about [food justice],” Chatterjea said. “It’s going to push them to think even more and act even more.”

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Today’s Birthday (9/11): Build and improve supportive networks this year. A creative turning point arises around 10/23. Communications provide power and connection through 12/23.

sudoku Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve sudoku, visit sudoku.org.uk.


Yesterday’s solution © 2013 Michael Mepham. Distributed by Tribune Media Services. All rights reserved.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Written by Nancy Black

Aries (3/21 - 4/19): Today is an 8 — A brilliant idea regarding infrastructure comes to light. Experience plus excellent service make a winning combination. Watch for hidden treasures.

Libra (9/23 - 10/22): Today is a 7 — A challenging new opportunity arises in a partnership. Get feedback from a variety of perspectives, and move ahead.

Taurus (4/20 - 5/20): Today is an 8 — Change your mind. Tackle a delayed project. Let an expert solve a technical problem. Invest in home, family and real estate. Confer with your team.

Scorpio (10/23 - 11/21): Today is an 8 — A passionate moment kindles. Put the work in to get the results you’re after. Friends can help beat a deadline.

Gemini (5/21 - 6/21): Today is a 7 — Appearances can deceive. You’re making money by saving money. What seems sudden has actually been planned.

Sagittarius (11/22 - 12/21): Today is a 6 — There’s some excellent fun available. Toss the ball to a teammate. Things may not go according to schedule or budget, and a diversion could distract.

Cancer (6/22 - 7/22): Today is a 6 — You can see farther now, and are free to venture outside your safe zone. Stick to your budget. Friends help you do the job.

Capricorn (12/22 - 1/19): Today is a 7 — Keep digging and find the truth. Include personal insights, and establish the rules at home. Listen to children and elders.

Leo (7/23 - 8/22): Today is a 7 — Work out your plan in seclusion. Figure it out for yourself. Offer advice only if asked. Check out an unusual investment.

Aquarius (1/20 - 2/18): Today is a 6 — Do the best job possible. The bottom line is a surprise with unexpected value. Find what you need far away.

Virgo (8/23 - 9/22): Today is a 7 — A radical idea poses an unexpected benefit to your family accounts. Encourage creative thinking. Ask someone with more experience to teach you.

Pisces (2/19 - 3/20): Today is an 8 — Dive into a family project. Follow your inner voice. Look at a situation from a new angle. Breakthrough! Take it one step at a time.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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What a hot — what’s better than an entire weekend full perhaps: Abbr. Saints fans Arena team rough life. I’m gonna keep this short — and try of 2,000 or so wine-totin’ hot collegiates in busi-49 Unlike rock 62 Journalist 67 Exists no more 36 students Film composer to keep it sweet. ness suits) college from around the bands on MTV’s Quit yer bitchin’. You should be happy This results in some “Unplugged” Koppel 68 you’re Said world for days at a time. Morricone gettin’ ham sandwiches and that you’ve got someone with whom to share ’em. If you’re craving jewels, take yourself to Tiffany & Co. I’ve no tips for you to try to foster substitution of sandwiches for more “substantial” gifts. Instead I’ve a warning: Go ahead and hint at wanting more worthwhile gifts from your guy, but don’t be surprised if that puts an end to the presents. — Dr. Date

of the best partying that one can experience in a while. Needless to say, I’ve partaken in a few drunken “midnight caucuses (if you catch my drift)” with some of my fellow constituents from other universities. Suffice to say I’ve developed quite the “wild child” reputation among members of our organization. Fast forward to today. My crush is back in the organization, and much to my excitement, rumor has it his relationship is on the “outs” Dear Philip J Date-owski, pHD, (although a few optimists have said otherI am a lonely male of ITH whom has never had wise). But what is one of the first things he much luck attracting girls. Whether or not I make greets me with after the meeting is “so, I bet the first move and no matter how I act, nothing you’re going to partake in some of your own Xever seems to happen. rated diplomatic courtesy at this years conferWith the start of this school year I have be- ence too, eh?” so next time an opportunity to have sex come quite upset with my situation and I am Although I laughed, I couldn’t help but feel I think one of my really starting to take actions to better my chances. a bit annoyed and hurtgood by this friends comment. I feelarises, do it. Still, I feel my major and social activities are that thinksaI’m just another collegiate is starting to he have crush on me. It’sskank, There’s also no right course of action viewed as highly unattractive by the majority of which I find is an unfair connotation because a) I weird. I’ve never thought ofone herindulging as more the female population at the U. was by far not the only in such ex-on how to lose your virginity. While most I am enrolled in ITH at the U of M, whichajust tracurriculars atlike the conference, and b) my dedi-people’s first times aren’t magical mothan friend — she’s a sister to me. screams nerdy. I also spend the majority of my cation to our organization should demonstrate I mean, all I’m of athe factors would time playing ultimate frisbee, video games and that socially aware, that intelligent being andments, they should be pleasurable expeMagic: the Gathering. The last activity seemsus to great not justtogether another whore-ish college make are female there: Wedrone,riences at the very least. be the worst of the three, and I have thought sev- as many young women are unfortunately stigmaMake sure you lose it to someone make eachtized other eral times of giving up the hobby in order to look with.laugh, we know everybetter in the eyes of girls. However, I don’t really We agree to hang out more this semester,you trust, whether for one night or one thing abouthowever, each other and we spend a want to and I would regret quitting the game. I’m not quite sure how to go about my I guess the moral conundrum lot I amof having actions at this semester’s conference, as I am alifetime. This is the best way to minimize time together. is do I want a date with Serra Angel, or with a single woman who has needs, too. regret and have a positive introduction Still, don’t know could 3D girl? Help me out Dr. D.: do girls really careI justSo I’m asking forifa Itop 10 listdo of it. how one about nerdy hobbies like that, and should I give can destigmatize herselfto from being a skank I’m not physically attracted her, and I into the wonderful world of sex. up Magic for the ladies? front of ones crush who may already have that can’t imagine us kissing orI have having — Mr. Magic perception of them. reallysex. had an interguy for quite sometime, and I want Do I go est forinitthis anyway? Maybe if I just Well, Magic, to appear as his final “resolution” to his romantried andticI destituteness started considering her whoreish in To each their own (but yours might leaveityou and not just another all alone). Nah, truth be told, though a most of y’all “line-item veto” on sister, his list ofitromantic different way than my would priori- My best friend is dating my ex-fling. would give beloved appendages to be a pal of ties. She and I never dated, but we consisout. Help! the good doc, even I have hobbies work some might — The Kofi-ster’s Rightcall odd, eccentric, outright weird. Hand Caucuswoman tently hooked up and had what I would I’ve three little words for you: too damn bad. dub a pretty deep emotional connection. No, dear Magic, you should not give up your inMs. Caucus, terests because they “aren’t attractive” to all. How very articulate and, most of all, longwind-Our “breakup” was mutual, but I never Keep yourself open to testin’ new terrain, but ed of you. Pursue that future in policy — you’re thought she would go for my best bro, or don’t dump what you dig. Some ofperfect. the best relationships start Having a Harley in hopes of haulin’ around a Because I don’t see your inquiry worthy of the that he would reciprocate her effort. off Inplatonic. There’s alreadyskills, a connechottie does not make you a biker boy. other doc’s badass top-tennin’ here you have it words, sooner or later the closet tion nerd in you — the number way to curb commotion I haven’t let myself get in the way of between the twoone parties thatthetran(and we’ve all got ’em) will poke through any fa- about your “extracurriculars.” orDon’t lust. two like çade — and hey, maybe that’s notscends such a badlove 1) fuelYou the fire: Stop youreach freakin’ bed-their relationship because they ultimatething after all. ly seem happy — and that’s what I want other, andhopping. that’s the foundation of a — Dr. Date — Dr. Date

dr. date

Dr. Date,

—Dr. Date

Dr. Date,

—Platonic Pal

Friend-zone Confusion,

lasting relationship. Sex is also integral to keeping relationships alive. If you can’t imagine sleeping with your friend, there’s no chance that a long-term romantic relationship between you two would work out. You seem steadfast in your desire to keep this friendship platonic. Take a little time to re-evaluate your feelings, and if you find yourself changing your mind, forge ahead. If not, continue the friendship as it is. Since it has solid footing, there should be no hard feelings between you guys if she has a crush on you.

Need relationship advice? E-mail Dr. Date at drdate@mndaily.com.

—Dr. Date

Dr. Date,

I’m a 20-something college student who’s never had sex, and I don’t know if it’s ever going to happen. I’ve been in situations where it’s been close, but I always back away because I’ve never felt like it’s the “perfect time.” But I’m starting to think: Will the right time ever come? Is it better to just go for it? Do the deed, and that way I can cross it off my list? I’m considering throwing myself at any random guy just to get it done because I’m tired of being a virgin.


Let’s Get It On,

There’s no “perfect time” to lose your virginity. The only time to do it is now. You sound sexually frustrated to me,

for them — but I would be lying if I said seeing them together doesn’t hurt. I’ve sort of stopped hanging out with them because of it, and they’ve recently been asking me what’s been up. How do I tell them my true feelings without making them feel guilty or putting a strain on their relationship?

—Secretly Sad

My Best Friend’s Girl,

The heart (and genitals) wants what the heart wants, and unfortunately for you, your former paramour caught the jones for your best bro. While I understand why this situation is vexing, remember that they’re not conspiring against you with their relationship. Attraction works in funny ways, this being one of them. There’s no reason to hide your anguish from them. Let them know why their relationship hurts you, but don’t expect them to put it on hold for your sake. If they’re happy together, don’t interfere with that. You also describe your ex as a fling. There’s a chance your best friend is more willing to commit to and put a label on a relationship than you are. As much as girls enjoy casual relationships and sex, they crave emotional intimacy more than most guys. If your best friend provides that for her, there’s a reason she’s in his arms instead of yours.

—Dr. Date

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

New DoT regulations aim to keep toxic trains safe

After one year, new dorm helps greek orgs

Proposed railway speed limits through the Twin Cities could prevent oil spills.


BY KEVIN KARNER kkarner@mndaily.com

New federal regulations could help prevent dangerous oil spills in neighborhoods like Southeast Como near the University of Minnesota where rail lines run. In response to a report that discovered crude oil from parts of North Dakota is chemically volatile, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a comprehensive set of rules this summer designed to make transporting flammable materials by rail safer. The new procedures, which aren’t yet finalized, would affect several rail lines around the University’s campus that regularly transport crude oil. Houston-based BNSF Railway cur rently operates the rail line that passes through the Southeast Como neighborhood, and a report

from the railway released earlier this summer says that anywhere from 27 to 41 cars carrying crude oil from the Bakken region, which includes parts of North Dakota, pass through Hennepin County in a given week. In addition, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, at least 515 chemically hazardous rail spills have occurred in Minnesota since 2004, including a 12,000-gallon crude oil leak near Winona earlier this year. Crude oil shipments have increased from about 9,500 rail carloads in 2008 to about 415,000 loads in 2013. Shipments of Bakken oil from the North Dakota area are increasing. Production in the region has outpaced the approval of pipeline infrastructure normally used to transport the oil. Additionally, the federal regulations would require

better categorization of high-risk materials, new or retrofitted railcars and a train speed limit when passing through urban areas. Railroad companies must alert individual cities about high-risk cargo that may be passing through their jurisdiction, said Bruce Kelii, a manager with Hennepin County Emergency Management. Cities and townships are the first responders when an accident occurs, he said. Former Southeast Como resident and University student Rebecca Orrison said she remembers hearing many trains go through the area, but never knew that they carried oil. “I remember the sounds of trains, seeing lots of farm equipment and probably grain, but I had no idea there was oil being moved on those trains,” the environmental science senior said. The Minnesota Legislature also passed rail safety legislation earlier this

“I remember the sounds of trains, seeing lots of farm equipment and probably grain, but I had no idea there was oil being moved on those trains.” REBECCA ORRISON Environmental science senior

year that provides better emergency response training and preparedness in communities across Minnesota along rail lines. “Trains carr ying crude oil pass through our communities every day,” said Gov. Mark Dayton in a July press release. “We have learned from dangerous accidents in other states that without proper safety measures, that cargo could pose a very real risk to our citizens.”

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that the University had the lowest percentage of greek enrollment among Big Ten schools, Vice Provost for Student Af fairs and Dean of Students Danita Brown Young began work on expanding greek life on campus. The chapters’ presence in the residence hall is part of that initiative. Space in the dorm designated for greek organizations included separate chapter rooms, outdoor seating, a kitchen and bathroom, and a large area for meeting as a group. “I think having their letters on a building and just having that increased visibility has been really nice for them,” Levine said. He said the sorority’s own space was a big part of the success Chi Omega experienced this fall during its first formal recruitment. Chi Omega President

Lauren Hicok said the sorority exceeded its membership goal this fall, adding more than 50 members to the 90 it had from its informal recr uitment in January. Though Theta Chi has been on campus since 2012 and had already established a membership base, the fraternity also benefited from having its own space at the dorm, said the fraternity’s president, Nick Lambert. The residence hall’s prime location across the street from campus ser ves as an ideal spot to get together, he said. “Ever yone lives of f campus,” he said. “But the meeting space is a great place to hang out, and having that is awesome,” he said. Though the recruitment process is still happening, Lambert said the fraternity is expecting an increase in bids this fall. Theta Chi members hope to eventually move into a house of f campus, Lamber t said, but factors like costs and a shor tage of large homes in the area make that goal difficult. “The options are kind of limited in terms of a house that would be large enough for us,” he said. Hicok said Chi Omega also wants to get a bigger space as it continues to add members and join the University’s other off-campus sororities. “Chi Omega is actively searching for a house and expects to have one within the next few years,” she said. Levine said one of the most important benefits to being in the residence hall for the organizations has been the “reasonable price” of leasing the space. He said moving out of the residence hall would depend on their sustained numbers in the coming years. “Housing is expensive in our neighborhood … and I think ever y chapter wants to make sure that if they are going to make the investment, that it is not going to be a burden to their students,” he said. Despite the challenges that may lie ahead for the chapters in terms of expanding, both are making the most of their time at the residence hall. “For now, our members are grateful for the suite that we get to call home,” Hicok said.

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