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Most students say new alcohol policy works By Sam Cusick The Daily Cardinal
In the first semester since the program began, nearly 90 percent of UW-Madison students required to take a course on alcohol consumption safety found it beneficial, according to university health experts, though one participant disagreed. The program, called Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students, requires students who go to detox or receive an underage drinking citation to attend an alcohol awareness seminar for which they pay up to $200. Dr. Sarah Van Orman, the University Health Services Executive Director, said UHS distributed an evaluation to the 282 students who completed the program to gain feedback on the program’s first semester.
In addition to the vast majority of students reporting the program to be “excellent” or “good,” over half recommended all freshman take the course. “So far, the evaluation looks really positive,” Van Orman said. “We’re seeing significant increases in the terms of [students’] knowledge of alcohol, and also about attitudes around high-risk drinking.” However, UW-Madison sophomore Kristina Olafson said the course did not provide any information she had not previously learned in high school. “I think that getting a ticket in general was more effective than the class, since the class was just basically things I already knew,” she said. BASICS offers a group and individual setting. It requires first time or less-severe offenders to attend group seminars,
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Madison’s Downtown Plan includes the proposed demolition of Mifflin neighborhood housing, making way for high rise apartments. The plan will be discussed at a work session Thursday.
City approves plans to redevelop downtown Mifflin area houses could be replaced with high-rise apartments By Meghan Chua The Daily Cardinal
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Hundreds of protesters professed anger over UW Chancellor David Ward’s decision to enter mediation with adidas.
Ward’s decision process to enter mediation with adidas draws conflict By Alex DiTullio The Daily Cardinal
The chair of UW-Madison’s primary licensing advisory committee said Monday she is unhappy with the way Chancellor David Ward decided to enter a period of mediation with Adidas, rather than give the company 90 days’ notice to pay severance to its workers as the committee recommended. Labor Licensing Policy Committee Chair Lydia Zepeda said she was surprised when she heard about the chancellor’s decision. “I had talked to him the day
before and he did not mention this as a possibility at [any] point,” Zepeda said. The issue concerning adidas began Jan. 19 when a report alleged that an adidas factory, owned by PT Kizone, abruptly shut down, leaving the workers unemployed and owed severance fees. Almost two weeks later, after various demonstrations from student groups urging Ward to give adidas 90 days’ notice to remedy the situation or cut ties with the company, it seemed he agreed. “After appropriate and
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City officials unanimously approved a plan for proposed redevelopment in the downtown area Monday, which includes possible plans to construct high rise apartment buildings in the Mifflin neighborhood. The plan would call for demolition of houses on Broom, West Dayton and Bedford streets, replacing them with apartment complexes. “There needs [to be] some measure put in place, so that this
neighborhood can really thrive,” Downtown Plan Director Steven Cover said. However, Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said this would put the community atmosphere in the Mifflin neighborhood at risk.
“Proposing to bulldoze, in essence, the entire Mifflin neighborhood and create high rises meant for professionals and not inviting to undergrads is a mis-
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Equal benefits for partners The Board of Estimates unanimously approved an ordinance Monday requiring private contractors with the city of Madison to give the same benefits, such as health insurance, to those in domestic partnerships as married couples. According to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, this concept exists in ordinances throughout the country, including Dane County. “I think it’s absolutely the right thing to do, and we should have done it a long time ago,” Verveer said. Work on the city ordinance
began about a year ago only after the state passed similar legislation. “I thought it would be hypocritical of the city to impose [requiring equal benefits] on our contractors when we ourselves are not providing equal benefits to our own city employees that are in domestic partnerships,” Verveer said. Verveer said those who “don’t wish to have a marriage license” fall under the ordinance and applies to both gay and straight couples in domestic partnerships. Meghan Chua
Election marks first run for voter ID rule Tyler Nickerson The Daily Cardinal
Tuesday’s primary elections will be the first time voters will be asked to provide an acceptable photo ID before receiving a ballot, in accordance to the new Voter ID law passed last year. Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the Government Accountability Board, called the Voter ID law “the biggest change to Wisconsin elections since 18-year-olds became eligible to vote in the early 1970s” in a statement on the GAB website.
Election officials are expecting 10 percent of eligible voters to turnout at Tuesday’s primaries, in which voters can choose between three candidates for Dane County Circuit Court Judge. Dane County Chief Deputy Clerk Sherri Endres said while Tuesday is a relatively small election, it will “give us all the chance to run through this once and see what the issues are if any and get them corrected for the April election,” when Wisconsin will have its presidential primary and other city and county elections.
Given the significant changes to the voting process, Endres said the Dane County Clerk’s office has held multiple educational seminars to educate municipal clerks and election inspectors on the new rules. “Many of the municipal clerks have gone the extra mile and done some mock trials and have done training with their poll workers,” Endres said. The GAB started airing public service announcements on TV, radio, newspapers, bill-
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Deep-fried and frosted fiascos Meg Burnton guest columnist
have always been a huge fan of doughnuts. Every Sunday when I was a kid, my dad would go out to the grocery store that was slightly better than Cub but not as good as a legitimate bakery and buy doughnuts before everyone else woke up. Long Johns with sprinkles were my thing, and if someone ate it before I woke up, you can bet they would feel my wrath, which is something akin to “Apocalypse Now.” Another thing I am a big fan of is going to concerts of bands I have never heard of before and getting overly excited that they are playing “my song,” but also getting super pissed at the end because they didn’t play their third best song, which is probably due to the fact that the band has gotten more mainstream. Screw them. Perhaps my absolute favorite thing in the world should be when my love for doughnuts and random concerts collide. While some may say, “But Meg, how have I never heard of this promise land of breakfast pastries and semi-attractive men stroking their guitars as they pretend to weep?” Well, that is because I have only come across this glorious amalgam once before, and though it may upset
the delightfully plump cowbell gods, I’m willing to sacrifice my chances of a repeat experience by telling you how these two, although seemingly the perfect combination of awesome things, actually results in awkward and slightly embarrassing situations. It all started with a concert of bands from my hometown playing in a place where “student involvement and youth development are encouraged in a chemically-free environment.” Maybe that’s where the problem began and also may explain why they were selling doughnuts. Next to the doughnuts, they also had glow sticks. How this establishment came up with that combination is beyond my comprehension. Maybe they wanted people to hang their doughnuts off their glow sticks as they raged while listening to mediocre high school bands? I’m not sure. But with my love of doughnuts and that they had Long John sprinkled ones, I coughed up the dollar to get one. Doughnut in hand, I followed my friends to the middle of the sweaty teenage mosh pit, trying to protect my precious piece of fried, tasty goodness. Everything we walked past was a threat to my doughnut: flailing arms, grinding bodies, the out-of-place mom trying to keep a close eye on her slut of a daughter. Everything. And
I was determined to get the full satisfaction of that doughnut. After pushing through the crowd using the classic tale of “But my friends are just up there!” we settled close enough to the stage that there was only one row of people in front of us. One of the girls in front of us I knew vaguely because she was a friend of a friend, but we had never met or talked before. She must have been hooking up with the lead singer— and by hooking up I mean awkward make-out sessions in her parent’s basement in between the moments her mom went down to grab something she forgot in the laundry room—because the way she was jerking her body to the music was too much due to the fact that a) the song was not good and b) it was a slow song. But the singer must have hit the right note because she whipped her hair back. At first, I thought the only damage was some unwashed hair caught in my mouth, but then to my horror I discovered a portion of my doughnut’s frosting was missing. Looking up, I saw the white flecks of frosting shimmering between her strands, with a few sprinkles spread about. I raised my hand in confusion—the one holding the doughnut—and at that exact moment I was thrust forword as some other lunatic decided
they had to be near the front of the stage too. Multiple emotions surged through me, but the biggest conflicting sentiments were the near hysteria of completely losing my doughnut to the point where it was inedible and the absolute fear that the girl in front of me would realize that an entire doughnut had been smashed into her hair— frosting, sprinkles, dough and all. As she reached her hand back to feel what had just occurred, I spun around and searched for the best exit strategy. But once I heard the deafening “what the hell?!” I knew I just had to run for it or else become subject to a girl fight, and I was not about to pull on someone’s frosting-coated hair. So I pushed my way through the crowd and hid in the bathroom until the end of the concert. I don’t think she ever found out it was me, but whenever we were in the same area, I made it a point to avoid her gaze. If I have ever slapped your hand while you reach for a piece of my doughnut, you have that girl to thank for making me even more protective of my doughnuts than ever before. Are you the mystery girl Meg creamed with a delicious Long John? E-mail her at email@example.com and share a good laugh or at the very least, offer to repay the fried dough you so clearly owe her.
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City officials, police address downtown bars’ ID policies By Jeffrey More The Daily Cardinal
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AFSCME members descended on the Capitol last year to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s bill limiting collective bargaining rights.
Public workers’ union endorses Falk The state’s largest public workers’ union endorsed former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk Monday in her bid to defeat Gov. Scott Walker in his likely recall election. The Wisconsin chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) said Tuesday they selected Falk after interviewing “all declared and potential candidates.” According to a press release, Falk was “the clear choice,” in part due to her “clear, detailed, transparent plan to restore workers’ rights.” AFSCME added its support
alongside the state largest teachers’ union and EMILY’s list, a powerful national lobby group that seeks to elect pro-choice women candidates. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who lost to Gov. Walker in the 2010 gubernatorial race, is also “seriously considering” running in the event of a recall election. “I know there are other Democrats running and I have respect for them,” Barrett said on “UpFront with Mike Gousha” Sunday. “But I think that this governor has done so much damage to this state, I want him to be gone from his job.”
After a letter was sent from the mayor’s office to local bar owners about controversial ID policies, city officials and police instructed bar owners and employees on bar admittance rules and management at an annual tavern safety meeting Monday. Many downtown bars previously required patrons to provide a valid driver’s license or passport to enter, but after racial discrimination concerns, they repealed the policy. Those policies came under fire when research showed that African American and Latin patrons were much less likely to possess either form of ID, according to Melissa
Gombar from the Madison Department of Civil Rights, Equal Opportunities Division. City Alcohol Policy Coordinator Mark Woulf said in a letter to local bar owners that former bar policies requiring patrons to present a state driver’s license or passport violated both the Madison equal opportunity act and state law. “According to state statutes, an official identification card is not limited to a valid driver’s license or passport,” Woulf said in the letter. “We strongly suggest considering the ramifications some admittance policies may carry.” Gombar suggested bars continue to accept traditional forms of ID, such as a state-issued ID,
in order to avoid discriminating against any ethnic minorities and disabled patrons who may not have a driver’s license. When asked about front-door employees’ right to refuse service to anyone for any reason, she said a venue which tended to refuse service to any particular individual would be investigated. “We’re impartial, we’re fact finding, and we don’t take sides,” Gombar said. Also at the meeting, Assistant City Attorney Jennifer Zilavy focused on legal issues and the responsibilities of venue employees, while Madison Police Department Sgt. Tony Fiore addressed how to deal with ID issues and aggressive patrons.
SSFC hears UHS budget proposal By David Klein The Daily Cardinal
The Student Services Finance Committee heard University Health Services’ budget request for over $13 million Monday. UHS Executive Director Dr. Sarah Van Orman said the group requested an increased budget from last year to retain staff members and to keep up with likely inflating health care costs. “Madison is such a competitive market when it comes to health care providers,” Van Orman said. “[UHS] has needed to make salary adjustments to continue to be quality health care providers.” After the committee denied Rec Sports and Wisconsin Union’s budgets last week
because the groups were unable to show exactly where student segregated fees would be spent, committee members asked UHS representatives to show where the fees would go in their budget. SSFC Chair Sarah Neibart said UHS provided the committee with more detail on where segregated fees would go than Rec Sports and the Wisconsin Union did. “Their budget was much more itemized than the Union’s or Rec Sports’,” Neibart said. “At the same time, they knew well in advance. We requested this information on December 3rd.” Neibart said she felt UHS’s cooperation in providing a more detailed outline was encouraging for the budget’s eventual approval.
“I think it’s a positive that UHS has been very respectful of our request and that they want to give us this information and keep us in the loop.” SSFC also heard a budget proposal from the Rape Crisis Center that requested over $60,000 for the next three years. The center provides counseling services and a crisis hotline to students. Director of Services, Kelly Anderson, said the center wants to work with the committee to ensure it can continue to provide its services. “We hope to continue a long term relationship with SSFC to help insure that these services will be available specifically to UW students,” Anderson said.
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Arnold Jennerman of University Health Services presented the group’s budget request for over $13 million to the Student Services Finance Committee Monday.
basics from page 1 and serious or repeat offenders to attend a one-on-one seminar with a counselor. While Olafson said she enjoyed the discussion-based atmosphere of her group session, another student, who attended the individual session, said a group atmosphere would have hindered his experience. “I liked the individual aspect because I feel like I was
able to open up more to the counselor versus in a group. It would have been tougher to be myself in a group,” said the student, who wished to remain anonymous. Despite the program’s benefits, Olafson and the other student agree the cost is a cause for concern. Unlike other universities at which BASICS is free, UW-Madison’s program charges $70 for a group-based session and $200 for individual-based.
“You already have to pay the ticket and the ticket [is] enough,” Olafson said. “It scared the crap out of me.” But according to Van Orman, the program’s fee is necessary to compensate the counselors who run the class. Looking to the future, Van Orman said there is room for improvement. She said UHS hopes to expand the course to include more freshmen and student organizations with a history of alcohol issues.
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Report: Renewable energy good for state Increasing renewable energy generation while decreasing dependence on coal power plants in Wisconsin can lower rate-payer’s energy costs, according to a report presented to legislators Monday. While the state has seen a 93 percent increase in renewable energy generation from 2006 to 2010, the Wisconsin Energy Business Association (WEBA)
concluded further increasing production of renewable energy would help keep energy costs down. “Renewable resources like wind power, with fixed capital costs, improving technology and zero fuel costs, contribute to stable energy prices,” the report stated. Renewable energy sources are defined as biomass, solar, biogas and wind.
The WEBA report said the single most important reason for recent increases in Wisconsin electric rates is continued heavy reliance on coal plants. Since the state has no coal, oil or natural gas reserves of its own, WEBA estimated fossil fuel dependence costs Wisconsin over $700 million per year. About twothirds of the state’s electricity is supplied from coal.
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foster new entrepreneurship, encourage more live music and include a greater number of young professionals in the Madison community. “My vision for the future in this is essentially [to] have a strong downtown campus,” Resnick said. Another potential development in the Mifflin area is the proposed “urban lane,” which is a pedestrian-friendly area designed to create space, underground parking and vehicle access for new build-
ings, between West Washington Avenue and West Mifflin Street. The plan also includes a proposal to construct a pedestrian walkway connecting Langdon Street to the UW-Madison campus for increased safety, as well as improving public paths along Lake Mendota between Picnic Point, Memorial Union and James Madison Park. According to Bill Fruhling, principal planner, the Plan Commission will hold the first of at least four “working sessions” Thursday to discuss the plan.
take,” Verveer said. The Board of Estimates is one of the last city committees required to approve the plan before the Plan Commission sends final recommendations to Common Council for consideration. Cover said improving living in the city is a key aspect of the Downtown Plan, which includes providing safe, affordable and convenient student housing areas. Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said he hopes the plan will
America’s hat to become cheesehead Canadians can now own Packers’ stock So you’re a diehard fan of the only publicly owned team in the NFL and want to support them from your home in Saskatoon, eh? Well it’s time to start saving up loonies and toonies, you hoser, because Canadians can now buy stock in the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are now selling shares not only in the U.S., but also to its northern neighbors after receiving approval from the NFL and
completing the Canadian regulatory requirements. “Since launching our sale in the United States, we’ve received a lot of interest from our fans in Canada … and are excited to offer ownership to our fans there,” said Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy in a packers.com news release. Proceeds from the shares will go toward expanding Lambeau Field, a $143 million project scheduled to finish before the 2013 season. Shares cost $250 apiece, with $35 in handling fees for Canadians and $25 in the U.S. The shares pay no dividends and have virtually zero resale value.
elections from page 1 boards and the Internet in January to educate the public on the changes. UW System schools have also started a campaign to educate students, whose student IDs are not acceptable forms of identification, about the changes. Schools around the state have taken steps to issue separate ID cards with a two-year expiration date and the student’s signature so students are prepared to vote. Also, students using a voter ID provided by the university must provide proof they are currently enrolled in the school. UW-Madison students without another acceptable form of identification can receive a UW-Madison voter ID card at the WisCard office in Union South. As of Feb. 13, UW-Madison had issued less than 250 voter ID cards.
adidas from page 1 speedy consultation, I am inclined to give notice to Adidas that we believe it is in material breach of the terms of the Code of Conduct,” Ward said in a letter. But when Ward changed his mind, Zepeda said the LLPC should have been consulted as outlined in the committee governance document. Ward’s failure to consult the LLPC about his decision was not Zepeda’s only grievance with the mediation process. She was critical of the decision to negotiate with adidas behind closed doors. “I always prefer things to be conducted in the open,” she said. “I think that transparency is one of the key factors that’s needed to that [help] outcomes to occur.” Additionally, Zepeda said any agreements made during the private discussions are non-binding. Despite Zepeda’s concerns, Ward affirmed last week that his decision is the most effective way to assure the workers are paid. “I’m committed to seeing redress for the impacted workers, and I believe mediation is the most efficient and practical method to reach this goal,” Ward said in a statement. “I look for-
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What you’ll need to vote
Tuesday’s primary election is the first to require a photo identification at the polls. Acceptable forms of ID include: Wisconsin-issued driver license Wisconsin-issued identification card Military ID card US passport Certificate of naturalization ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin Students using ID cards like those the university has made available must provide proof they are currently enrolled.
ward to a positive resolution to this matter as soon as possible.” Zepeda said she has not been able to speak with Ward, who is currently in England. However, when the chancellor returns she said she would like to clarify what the mediation process is and what the chancellor is willing to give
up to negotiate with adidas, who firmly refuses to pay the workers. “Are we giving up the code of conduct? Is he hoping that this will be a way that adidas is willing to do something for the workers at PT Kizone? Because adidas has made it very clear that it won’t,” she said.
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Jeremy Gartzke artzke gartzke
itching about the current state of the music industry has been cool ever since punk-rock broke through in the mid-1970s, probably even before then, but it hit the mainstream with CBGB’s and the Ramones. I even used to be one of those people, and I guess I still am a little, but when really looking at it, the music industry is almost in better shape now than it has been in the last ten years. Looking back at the stuff I’ve been listening to since I was but knee-high to a grasshopper, I see bands like blink-182 and Eve 6, artists like Eminem and Lit. These were groups that hit the mainstream when I was a kid and seemed to have something new to offer me. That newness is what I always complained about being missing from current music. Blink-182 was irreverent, the band had a pop-punk sound and their language made my mother’s eyes wide
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the first time she heard it. I was sold. Eve 6 had “Inside Out”, the lightly distorted rock number that entranced me when I first heard it, and then they came back with “Here’s to the Night” just two years later.
The bright flash of rock music at the turn of the millennium wasn’t [the end of rock music].
Sure, I was eight and 10 years old when those songs came out, but they have some pretty universal themes and the delivery makes them impossible to resist. Looking back though, it was the ’90s, this was what music was at the time. It was also considered by many to be the beginning of the end for rock music. The Strokes, the Vines and the Hives would all have hits in 2001 and 2002, and then the Top-40 radio and popular music in general would start with the manufactured hiphop and dance music.
The bright flash of rock music at the turn of the millennium wasn’t it. Indie, punk and even some throwback bands came out with some spectacular albums in the meantime that never made the mainstream. The Strokes got a lot of attention for Room on Fire , even if it wasn’t as strong as their debut, while the Killers’ Sam’s Town flew a little more under the radar, even though they shared the garage-rock sensibility and sound. Perhaps this was for the best, as Napster also made its debut right around then, and I can remember finding my fair share of new tunes via our dial-up connection. These bands made waves and were then forced to tour extensively in order to sell their records, which helped them inspire waves of new bands that would continue to fly under the radar. Don’t get me wrong, there’s innovation in today’s music. Even as much as I hate Skrillex (okay, for the most part…) there’s something new in the tunes that he’s cranking out. Sure, people are arguing about whether or not it’s real music and how it compares to
what else is going on in music, but it’s something different. What will never change, I hope, is the work ethic of the local music scene. These bands are taking familiar concepts and twisting them. Bands like the Living Statues, Sexy Ester and the Pretty Mama Sisters and Baristacide represent three very different pieces of the Madison music scene, but they all work together to make the scene what it is.
Baristacide put on an energetic show, playing “pop punk for people who hate pop punk” according to their business card.
Take the Living Statues, we ran a piece with them a couple of weeks ago about their show at the Frequency. My roommate and I decided to go check out the show, on Tommy Shears’ insistence that his band put on a great show. I was blown away by the energy that the band exhibited, and how fresh the sound was. If the Beatles could have a baby with a modern rock band, it
would be the Living Statues. Baristacide put on an energetic show, playing “pop punk for people who hate pop punk” according to their business card. I was familiar with their sound from the little desk session we had just before the New Year. The session should be released in the next couple of weeks, but they blew me away when there was a crowd to perform to rather than the couches in The Daily Cardinal office. These two bands have definitely put together a unique live sound, and certainly are innovating the way that they make music. Sexy Ester is the one band I haven’t had a chance to catch live, but the band’s Hubba Bubba EP has not left my car since I was given a copy during an interview last year. What these three bands are doing in this town isn’t creating a whole new genre of music or innovating recording techniques. It’s something much more important. They’re putting new twists onto old genres and breathing life back into rock ’n’ roll. What is your opinion about the state of rock ’n’ roll? Let Jeremy know at jgartzke@ wisc.edu
Sexy Ester and the Pretty Mama Sisters, The Living Statues and Baristacide are among the bands that Jeremy deems hardworking, innovative artists. The bands, all local and thriving in the Madison music scene, are putting new spins on classic styles—truly contributing to pushing the music industry towards progressive ends. photo Courtesy (From Right to left) slothtrop records, Emily schneider, bobby top records
A myriad of faces will be gracing the silver screen this week, including Tyler Perry in “Good Deeds,” Amanda Seyfried in “Gone,” Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd in “Wanderlust,” being released Feb. 24. The most promising of the three, “Wanderlust”, tells the story of a overworked New York couple that stumble upon a utopian community that places individual happiness above all else. One film coming out next week will be a little bit harder to find, but will be worth the extra effort. “This Is Not a Film,” being released Feb. 29, is a documentary shot on an iPhone and smuggled into France for last-minute entry in the Cannes Film Festival. It explores the every day life of the influential Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi during his time on house arrest. The film has been critically acclaimed and is a must-see for any film buff interested in the inner workings of the art. In music, this appears to be the week of hard-electronic-femalerock with the release of albums from Sleigh Bells and Grimes.
Grimes’ newest album, Visions , is an electro-pop treat that flaunts its sensory overload and atmospheric quality. It has been deemed one of Pitchfork’s Best New Albums, and can be heard for free at NPR’s First Listen. Sleigh Bells’ new album, Reign of Terror doesn’t have the same ultra-catchy vibe of Treats , but it certainly shows the band is further exploring their art-punk style. Reign of Terror is brash and erratic, but it works. Both albums will be released Feb. 21. Other albums being released this week include Some Nights from Fun., How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? from Sinead O’Connor, and Carnivale Electricos from Galactic. Fans can also look forward to releases from Cursive, Damien Jurado, Chieftans, Lambchop, Cheap Girls, Terry Malts and the Tindersticks. Gamers can look forward to several video game releases this week, although none have been extensively critically acclaimed thus far. “Syndicate”, “Asura’s Wrath” and “Outdoors Unlimited” will be released Feb. 21 for Play Station 3 and Xbox 360. “Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen” for Play Station Vita as well as “CRUSH3D” for 3DS, being released Feb. 21 and Mar. 6 respectively, have both received some attention from critics, although their true merit will only be discovered by players.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
zach thomae opinion columnist
hitney Houston’s death was first reported on Twitter. The Arab Spring was both organized and disseminated on Twitter. Twitter has even started a new account just for “spotlighting best practices and innovative uses of Twitter by journalists and newsrooms.” That said, social media is not being utilized everywhere—in particular, not in local newsrooms. Callum Borchers, of Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, reported something interesting Feb. 17 in a blog post entitled "The Boston Courant: Proud not to have a website until the owner sees ‘a profitable end game.’” The Boston Courant, a weekly newspaper, is staying profitable in the age of the Internet by staying offline. The business logic is straightforward: “If the Courant had a website, some
segment of its readership would ditch print. The paper wouldn’t lose subscription revenue, since it’s free anyway, but [publisher David] Jacobs strongly believes the digital migration would cripple ad sales.” This is basically the same problem facing most newspapers, the only difference being that Jacobs is very explicitly avoiding the Internet, waiting for a proverbial Superman to create a business model for him. The Internet is the future of news— except for local news.
A major component of social networking is breaking down the barrier between publisher and consumer.
The history of media is essentially a history of technology. The first modern newspapers were local, and even when certain papers, like The New York Times, became important enough to gain a global read-
ership, they still followed the same format. After all, there’s only so much you can do with a printing press. Many newspapers even reacted to the Internet in similar ways, offering their content online, usually for free, gradually accepting linking and other Internet norms. In some ways, the Internet revolution isn’t new. Look at Twitter: With only 140 characters at a time, Twitter looks a lot like a news ticker filled with headlines, only moving a bit more quickly. New York Times media columnist David Carr agrees, stating, “In the current paradigm of media organizations and Twitter personalities, good reporters are expected to serve as a kind of wire service for information, and that includes providing links to important stories that they themselves may not have written.” But look at the major stories broken on Twitter—they’re all stories with a widespread audience and an inclination to be shared. This doesn’t apply to local news as much, because the stories tend to affect a relatively small area with rela-
Military women victims of rape should work to prevent men’s “protective instinct” is horribly ignorant of the real situation. The David Ruiz Department of Defense estimates opinion that in 2010, 19,000 service memcolumnist bers were the victims of rape in the military. More than 20 percent ast week, the Pentagon of female veterans report being opened 14,000 military raped, with estimates of sexujobs to women in uni- al assault as high as 41 percent. form. The new roles include Women in the military are the positions that are closer to victims of institutionalized sexual the front lines, but one-fifth violence on a massive scale. For of military jobs, such as com- Santorum to suggest that men’s bat tank units and commando protective instincts are of concern units, remain male-only. There is grossly out of touch. Santorum is no international consensus has also stated that, if elected, he on female roles in the military. would re-enact Don’t Ask Don’t Certain countries remain very Tell. He believes that social values strict in policy, but even coun- (he referenced the repeal of DADT tries with liberal policies may as a “social experiment”) should fail to enact them. Here in the not interfere with military organiU.S., the issue has drawn atten- zation. Santorum must not realize tion when the resurgent Rick the hypocrisy in this statement as Santorum issued statements he tries to force his own crooked regarding the matter. social vision of women and gays Santorum thinks women’s onto the military. new role will create The senator’s com“a very compromisments are actually ing situation, where more tolerable than Fox people naturally may News contributor Liz do things that may not Trotta’s, who opts for be in the interest of percent tasteless victim blamthe mission because of increase in ing. Responding to the violent sexual other types of emotions assualts in the 64 percent increase in that are involved.” He military. violent sexual assaults in later elaborated on this the military since 2006, statement, suggesting Trotta asks, “What did that men’s natural pro- women killed they expect?” She also tective instincts around in active duty blames “the feminists” women would disrupt since 2001. who are trying to be combat missions. “warriors and victims at Santorum’s comthe same time.” Trotta ment is offensive to the men and must not be familiar highly trained members women were with the 19,000 service victims of rape of the United States mil- in the military. members who already itary. Portraying men as are both warriors and Neanderthals who can’t victims. She should ask act judiciously around females is them directly what they expected. not only offensive to men everyHow can the conservative where, but also wholly ignores half of American politics be the 865 women injured and more expressing both uneducated than 140 women killed in active victim-dismissal along with duty since 2001. ugly and antiquated victimThe suggestion that society blaming? I think that the dis-
course around sexual violence has come to a standstill. In this stasis, conservatives are regressing into indefensible views of gender relations. Since victim blaming has been thoroughly filleted, although it refuses to die, academics and social workers have struggled in their efforts to advance the fight against sexual violence. Materials such as “stop date rape” flyers that are addressed to potential rapists never really functioned beyond being a rhetorical device addressing the idiocy behind victim blaming. A new public campaign is hoping to inject some new ideas into this issue. Last month, the Men Can Stop Rape organization launched an exciting campaign aimed at college-aged men. The “Where Do You Stand?” campaign targets male bystanders to sexual violence. Text-heavy posters encourage men to fight sexual harassment by confronting the would-be assailants and harrassers that they know. One of the posters reads, “When Jason wouldn’t leave Mary alone, I said she’s not into you any more, let it go.” MCSR also offers bystander intervention training. A nationwide and well-funded campaign of this type could change how Americans confront sexual violence. This community approach is laudable, sustainable, and shows a new way to combat a crime as old as civilization. Without bringing community attention to the milieu of hypocrisies and double standards involved in gender relations, sexual violence will continue to be a problem in the American military, and in American society. David is a senior majoring in English. Please send all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
tively few members. The local stories that accidentally go viral (like the Oct. 29 story in the Daily Cardinal, “Occupy Madison loses permit”) are just exceptions that prove the rule. Sometimes, but not usually, weird or otherwise notable things happen everywhere. Twitter works well, but it’s not a place for local news.
The Internet is the future of news—except for local news.
Of course, since the amount of content that can be shared on the Internet—especially on Twitter—is staggering, its increased use has come with the usefulness of aggregators, which are sources that collect the best stories from a variety of places, judged by them, for their readers. This also won’t work very well at the local level, because there probably aren’t
enough stories for aggregation to be necessary, let alone useful. And this is still about news in the old sense, stories published without conversation. A major component of social networking is breaking down the barrier between publisher and consumer. In a sense, everyone is a publisher now. But just like before, local news sites aren’t viral, and they won’t be able to take advantage of this. News distribution will continue to look like Twitter. But remember that the benefits of this kind of service—spreading information as quickly as possible to as many people as possible—doesn’t benefit local news operations as well. That means the future of local news hasn’t been discovered yet. Local news might become extinct if we forget it’s value, however, it could become more important than ever. And we’ll probably hear about it on Twitter. Zach is a freshman majoring in computer science. Think Twitter does more for local news than Zach believes? Please send all feedback to email@example.com.
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‘Badger’ Bob Johnson honored by UW By Ryan Evans The Daily Cardinal
Few figures in the history of the Wisconsin men’s hockey program stand as tall as former head coach “Badger” Bob Johnson. Johnson, known for his famous utterance “It’s a great day for hockey!” was the man responsible for transforming the Badgers from its state as a smalltime, fledging program when he took over as head coach in 1966 into its current status as one of the nation’s premier programs. He led Wisconsin to national championships in 1973, 1977 and 1981 during his 15 seasons behind the bench for the Badgers.
Bio Blast: ‘Badger’ Bob Johnson
The legendary coach is one of the most successful in Wisconsin history . Johnson coached the Badgers from 1966-1981 and led Wisconsin to seven NCAA tournament appearances, winning national titles in 1973, 1977 and 1981. Johnson won 367 games in his time behind the Wisconsin bench.
The UW Athletic Department honored Johnson Monday, naming the ice sheet at the Kohl Center after the legendary Badger coach. The ice the Badgers skate on will now bear his name as the “Bob Johnson Rink,” came to fruition thanks to the donations of 22 former Wisconsin hockey players. The decision comes as the Badgers will no longer hold practices at the Bob Johnson Hockey Facility with La Bahn Arena opening up this fall. “I think the rink being named after him is apropos,” Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves—who played for Johnson from 1974-78— said. “I think it’s what Bob has done, starting a program from nothing and now we’re at this pinnacle where we’re going to have a practice facility and our playing facility and the rink is going to be named after him. It is very exciting.” Eaves says that he tries to embody Johnson’s “passion and enthusiasm for the game” in his coaching style, and said there was no better man, for Wisconsin hockey, to come to Madison when he did, than Johnson. “I think Bob was the perfect personality and perfect person to come to Madison at that time,” Eaves said. “To kind of take hockey from where it was and his passion at the time is exactly what was needed in this city to get it going and jump start it…he was the perfect guy because of his energy and his passion for the game.”
Preparing for Bemidji
Fresh off of a split with nowNo. 9 Denver, Eaves and the
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Derek Lee has missed Wisconsin’s last five games due to a concussion he sustained Jan. 26 against North Dakota. In 14 games this season Lee has recorded four goals and 11 points. Badgers (8-14-2 WCHA, 13-15-2 overall) head on the road to face Bemidji State (9-12-3, 15-14-3) and hope to reverse their struggles away from home this season as Wisconsin looks to build momentum heading into the WCHA playoffs which begin March. 9. Points may be hard to come by for Wisconsin this weekend. The Badgers have a dismal 1-8-1 record on the road this year and are facing a Beavers team that has found the most success this season inside the confines of the Sanford Center where it has a 11-4-1 record. We just need to play like we played on Saturday [against
Denver],” Eaves said of his team’s upcoming matchup with Bemidji. “I look forward to it. I know they play well at home, but the way we played [against Denver], the guys have a real sense of the way we need to go. We have to be playoff ready now, there is no reason to look at it any other way.” The Badgers are hopeful that a few key players can make their way back to the lineup against the Beavers after missing time with injuries. Freshman goaltender Joel Rumpel had to leave in the third period Friday after suffering a cut on his leg after a collision with sophomore forward
Tyler Barnes, and junior forward Derek Lee and sophomore forward Jefferson Dahl missed the series with concussions. “Joel Rumpel is going to skate [Monday] without equipment,” Eaves said. “His flexibility is decent so [Assistant Athletic Trainer] Andy [Hrodey] has given the clearance and the other two boys will skate as well.” “We’re having a light day [Monday], so they’ll be on the ice doing skill things,” Eaves added. “If they can get through [Monday] without any symptoms then hopefully they can join us in practice [Tuesday].”
Wisconsin moving on from loss, preparing for Mankato By Peter Geppert The Daily Cardinal
Few programs in college sports have been as synonymous with winning and championships as the No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team (23-3-2-1 WCHA, 29-3-2 overall). The dominance of the team in recent seasons turned feelings of confidence in the team to shock Saturday as the Badgers suffered a stunning 4-2 defeat at home to an unassuming Ohio State team. “That’s why we play, you don’t
know what going to happen. Every game has its own story,” head coach Mark Johnson said. The Buckeyes came out of the gate quickly putting up three goals in the first period, the most goals surrendered in a period all season long by the Badgers. Despite cutting the deficit to 3-2 on a Carolyne Prevost goal, an empty net goal by Ohio State sealed the Badger’s fate. The loss spoiled senior day for a group that otherwise has ranked as one of the most accomplished in the ath-
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Hilary Knight and the Badgers have had plenty of postseason experience in recent years, which will be a key advantage.
letic department’s history, combining for multiple conference and national championships. “Like every other game, we just have to look at what did we do well, what didn’t we do well and what do we need to do to improve to win the next weekend,” Johnson said, “Whether it was good or it was bad it is what it is and we need to move on.” Being able to mentally adjust from a tough loss will be critical for the Badgers as the postseason journey begins this weekend. Despite the setback Wisconsin still clinched the No. 1 seed in the WCHA playoffs with the best record in the conference. “Everyone comes back to the starting line, everyone starts with zero. So whether you had a great season, a mediocre one, or one that didn’t go as planned, now everyone has a chance to play into the NCAA tournament if they win the conference tournament,” Johnson said. Up first for Wisconsin is a best-of-three games home series against the last-place team finisher in the WCHA, Minnesota State (3-24-1, 7-16-1). Despite the gap in talent reflected by the records, Johnson is not dismissing the team’s first round foe. “Experience and the ability to play at home are the two key ingredients, especially in the first round.
That is when it helps the most,” Johnson said. “Experience is a big tool to have in your tool box. The ability to come out on the ice and understand the pressure and context of playoff hockey is good for players to have.” Probably the player whose experience will be counted on the most is all-American senior
forward Hilary Knight. As she heads into her final year of postseason play with the Badgers, the senior will look to guide an otherwise youthful team back to the NCAA tournament finals, a game that Johnson and Knight have become familiar with during their time in Madison.
Three Badgers among Patty Kazmaier Award finalists Three members of the Wisconsin women’s hockey team were named finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award—given to the top player in Division-I women’s hockey—Monday. Senior forward Hilary Knight, junior forward Brianna Decker and sophomore goaltender Alex Rigsby are joined by 27 other finalists hoping to take home the award which will be given out March 27 in Duluth, Minn. Both forwards have had outstanding seasons for Wisconsin. Decker is second in the country in scoring and leads the Badgers with 72 points (32 goals, 40 assists) this season, while Knight is 10th in the nation and third on the team with 54 points (28 goals, 26 assists). Rigsby has been rock-solid
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Brianna Decker is second in the nation with 72 points this season. between the pipes, ranking second in the country in save percentage (1.42) and shutouts (seven) and first with a .950 save percentage. Three Wisconsin players have previously taken home the award: Meghan Duggan (2011), Jesse Vetter (2009) and Sara Bauer (2006). By Ryan Evans / The Daily Cardinal
Published on Feb 21, 2012