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Panel discusses funding for public higher education
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The reallocation of student organization office space in the Student Activity Center has created conflict between the SAC Governing Board and other members of the Associated Students of Madison. SACGB met Feb. 21 to reallocate the offices among student organizations through a process that some committee members felt was unfair, according to Tom Templeton, ASM vice chair. He expressed concerns of ranking bias and subjectivity in the evaluative criteria that determined which spaces were allocated to organizations. Katy Ziebell, SACGB chair, said the board did not have any previous formal training in viewpoint neutrality—the legal principle requiring ASM’s funding of groups to be independent of the groups’ views— and is still developing its protocols. “I think people tend to forget that ... we’re still a new board and we’re still figuring out our process,” she said. The board evaluated student organizations’ necessity for office space based on how the space would be used, how many people would be in it at a given time and how often it would be used. “The reallocation process was inherently flawed,” Templeton said. ASM’s Student Judiciary deemed the reallocation necessary because one committee member broke viewpoint neutrality when originally assigning the office spaces, Templeton said. He said a committee member was dissatisfied with how a certain student organization used its office space and felt it should not have the largest suite. Similar viewpoint neutrality issues were responsible for prompting reorganization, Templeton said. Ziebell said there were in fact multiple viewpoint neutrality violations because of the committee’s lack of training. “We didn’t really know what to look at when allocating a group their space, so therefore he may have perceived it that way. But he also wasn’t there at that point in time,” she said. “Anything he is speaking to are things he has heard and people he has spoken to.” According to Ziebell, SACGB members have been frustrated with the hasty criticism the board has received. She said the controversy was sparked by a few ASM members who were sitting in on the board meeting and critiquing it on their Twitter pages. “While it’s OK for them to voice their opinions, [the tweets] were very disrespectful and undermined what the governing board is trying to accomplish,” she said.
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the lake over time. “I do recognize the creep factor … Let’s simply accept it and move on,” she said. According to Ald. Mark Clear, District 19, the council’s city zoning code, which is currently being rewritten, eliminates waterfront setback for commercial districts. He said the proposal passed Tuesday allows the Edgewater project to avoid appealing to legal action.
Several panelists discussed funding options for public higher education at a public forum at Memorial Union Tuesday. The panel evaluated methods for gaining public support for higher education while continuing to develop tuition payment strategies in Wisconsin. According to the panel, public support for financial assistance in higher education has continued to dwindle in the face of economic turmoil. Panelists said health care, transportation and K-12 education have instead taken precedence. According to Noel Radomski, director of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education, the financial problems of public higher education institutions like UW-Madison can be attributed to increased cuts on university appropriations. Issues of student accessibility have also arisen because of steady tuition increases, he said. “Higher education costs are rising faster than the rate of health care ... but in periods of state fiscal crises, higher education institutions quite often receive disproportionate cuts,” he said. The increasing cost of higher education makes it less attractive to potential students and contributes to the growing rate of debt for undergraduates, he said. Radomski said the average debt for 2008 graduates was $21,000 and 52 percent of students graduate with debt. Panelists said the search for an
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Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, expressed concern that rushing changes to lakeshore zoning codes could have negative consequences in the future.
Zoning changes could aid Edgewater project By Beth Pickhard The Daily Cardinal
A change in the city’s lakeshore zoning code may make it easier for the Edgewater Hotel renovation project to get underway. Common Council members voted Tuesday to establish setback distance for lakeshore properties at no less than 75 feet from Lake Mendota, or as far back from the lakefront as the original Lakeshore Hotel. The old ordinance placed setback at about 140 feet.
Madison resident Eric Sundquist, a Plan Commission member, said setbacks differ greatly according to property and are less evident in residential areas than commercial properties. “I think you need some kind of line in the sand as a zone for protection around the lake,” he said. Ald. Lauren Cnare, District 3, proposed drawing the line at 75 feet. She said setbacks are determined by surrounding properties and allow them to “creep” toward
Barrett, Walker speak on economy at business event By Ariel Shapiro The Daily Cardinal
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Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker (above) and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett promoted their campaigns at a business conference Tuesday.
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett spoke about the economy at a business conference in Madison Tuesday. The two gubernatorial candidates promoted their proposed solutions to Wisconsin’s economic troubles at the Business Day in Madison 2010 conference. Although both candidates said they have the same goal of creating more jobs, they said they have different solutions to employment issues. “I am the only candidate in this race who for the last six years has been working to create jobs in Wisconsin,” Barrett said. He said job creation is necessary “if we are ever going to provide the quality of life and the standard of living that we want for our children.” Barrett, citing his approach to creating business in Milwaukee as being “aggressive and proactive,” promoted the ideas of government involvement, decreasing borrowing and cooperating with neighboring states on issues like the use of low-carbon fuel. Walker said he would lower taxes, minimize the size of government and encourage the UW System “to act candidates page 3
“…the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”
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veryone has something about themselves that they hate. With some people, it’s a physical thing. For others, their issues might run a little deeper. I hate my hair. A lot. More than seal clubbers and terrorists and Canadians. Trying to describe just why my hair is so awful is a challenge in itself. It is neither curly nor wavy nor straight. Somewhere in between the texture of straw and wire, my hair is thick and disorderly and never untangled. Making the matter worse, I have dried, fried and dyed my hair beyond repair. I’ve had every color under the rainbow: red, black, blonde (I use that term loosely since most people don’t think the color of marigold ﬂowers actually constitutes ‘blonde’), purple. I’ve gone from “that girl” with the unsettlingly long hair that makes your hands reach for a pair of scissors to “that girl” pretending to be a boy with a bowl cut. I’ve allowed friends with no train-
ing whatsoever to chop to their hearts desire, and almost every day my freshman year my dad would iron my hair for me. No, not with a ﬂat iron, but rather an iron intended for clothing. Obviously a good choice for both the condition of my hair and my overall aesthetic appeal. The bowl cut actually lasted a lot longer than it should have. About eight years longer to be precise. At some point in my early toddler years, my mother made the decision to not even attempt to whip my unruly hair into shape but rather, to hack it all off. While I’m sure that I am not the only person in the world who was subjected to in-home haircuts at the hands of their mothers, I doubt many had their mother walk around their head with a pair of sheers in a perfect circle. No layers, no shape, nothing. And she thought it looked adorable! Devil woman. The only changes to my trendsetting hairstyle over the course of my childhood were the addition of a tail on the nape of my neck. Approximately four inches in length, half an inch wide, my tail was my pride and joy. Looking back now, I realize it was one of the darkest moments in my life but I distinctly remember sobbing hysterically the day my mom suddenly came
to her senses and made me cut it off. There is a possibility that I kept it. In a baggie. Under my pillow. The worst part is, every member of my immediate family, save myself, has absolutely gorgeous hair. My sister has wonderfully straight and healthy hair that does anything she wants it to and out of pure spite, she keeps it around an inch long. Bitch. And my Dad, who is a full-ﬂedged senior citizen, has a great salt and pepper coif that shows no signs of thinning or falling out. Not that I want grey and white hair, it’s just the principle that I got stuck with a half-curly, half-knotted nest of awfulness. My mom kept her hair short while I was growing up, so it might have been terrible too at one point. But looking at pictures from when she was my age her hair looked pretty straight and manageable, so I really can’t even blame her. For 21 years, my hair has been a constant source of frustration and embarrassment. It has made me question whether I’m adopted, since I can’t link its awfulness back to any of my family members. And most recently, it almost cost me my job. Currently, my daily hair regimen consumes at least half an hour of my day, and that’s if I let it go wild and
curly. Straightening my mane requires at least an hour, normally more. I start work at 8 a.m. or have class Monday through Friday and every morning, I am faced with the decision: Look like a slob with a rat’s nest for hair or show up on time. Being a shallow person, I normally choose the latter. For some reason, this doesn’t sit well with either of my employers and I’ve been given several stern talking-to’s about the importance of punctuality. If I had the self-conﬁdence and didn’t have to worry about braving harsh Wisconsin weather and critical sorority girls judging me every day, I would shave my head in a heartbeat. But I don’t. After all the damage I’ve done and all the revenge my hair has sought, I ﬁgure my last viable option is to start buying wigs. Or get a weave. This way, I can go blonde without accidentally turning my hair the color of Cheetos... a mistake I’ve made twice in the past. I haven’t looked into all of my options but faux hair or real hair that used to belong to someone else (or a horse) has got to be better than mine. Right? Have a traumatizing hair moment you’d like to share? Want to go wig shopping with Jillian? E-mail her at email@example.com
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Deer CardinalEvery time I start to work on a paper, I end up just browsing the internet for hours. Suddenly it’s 1:30 a.m., and all I’ve done is write a title and made my paper double-spaced. How can I avoid this pesky procrastination? —Harry C. Monamaloola Harry! Everyone has to struggle with the time sinkhole known as the Internet. You need the Internet to research all of your papers, but Lexis Nexis and Wikipedia can slip into Facebook and YouTube before you know it. Heck even now, I spent two hours surﬁng the net and watching bird mating rituals instead of responding to your question. No matter. There are conventional ways to deal with your problem, for sure. Firefox has extensions you can
add to your browser that whitelist (block) certain websites for certain periods of time. So you could easily block Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and whatever other websites that you frequent from 9 p.m. until morning. Or you could place your life in the hands of a tech-savvy roommate, who will reprogram all of your bookmarks to shock sites. So, when you try to visit YouTube, you get lemonparty.org. Instead of College Humor, you get Two Girls, One Cup. And when you visit Facebook, you can only look at all the embarrassingly revealing photos your twice-divorced aunt posted from her Florida vacation with her new boyfriend. Who wants to look at pictures of relatives with captions like “back to the hotel room, where the fun really began :)” when you could be doing a whole-
some, non-vomit-inducing research paper instead? Deer CardinalEvery afternoon at 4 p.m., I have a class in the hottest classroom in existence. Seriously, it’s got to be around 85 degrees. I love my professor, but given that I’ve usually just eaten, and have already had three other power lectures that day, I often fall asleep. How can I avoid these late-afternoon slumbers, or at least let my teacher now that she’s not part of the problem? (FYI, there’s only 14 people in the class, so hiding in the back isn’t really an option either). —Aaron H. Hank AaronIt’s natural for any busy academic to need a power nap every once in awhile. You’re just unfortunate enough to be in a perfect storm of nap
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Student advisory committee to oversee use of technology fees from tuition By Ryan Hebel The Daily Cardinal
Students will soon have a voice in how UW-Madison spends millions of tuition dollars specified for technology, members of the Associated Students of Madison’s Shared Governance Committee said Tuesday. The Student Information Technology Initiative Advisory Committee will now oversee the Student Technology Fee, a 1.7 percent tuition allocation for “additional technology services for students,” according to SITIAC’s charter. The technology fee was passed by the state Legislature in 1993, and the Vice Chancellor of Administration’s Office has controlled the funding for the past 17 years, according to ASM Rep. Erik Paulson. “It wasn’t like we were spending the money on things it shouldn’t have been spent on, there just wasn’t the formal oversight that was supposed to be there,” Paulson said, referring to a 2001 UW System policy that called for each UW System institution to form an advisory committee of students and campus staff. Last year, about $8 million was allocated using the technology fee,
according to an ASM release. UW System policy mandates the university direct that money to services that will “visibly benefit all students”— most commonly to DoIT, campus libraries and Learn@UW—as opposed to specific departments, but Paulson said the committee will do more than just passively observe. “The engagement mission of SITIAC goes far beyond what UW System requires and will help UW-Madison collect new, innovative ideas from across campus and make them available to everyone,” he said. Melissa Hanley, ASM Shared Governance Committee chair, said one of SITIAC’s most important jobs will be deciding which eligible department could receive any leftover funding each year, perhaps as much as $800,000. “It would be similar to the Madison [Initiative for Undergraduates] Board in that it would receive proposals specifying where the money should go and decide where this extra money would go every year,” she said. The new committee would include three ASM-appointed student positions, three faculty members, three academic staff members and support staff from DoIT, according to the release.
Assembly fails to override governor’s veto of independent DNR legislation The state Assembly failed to override Gov. Jim Doyle’s veto of a bill that would have removed the governor’s power to appoint the Department of National Resources secretary Tuesday. The Assembly voted 58-38, failing to meet the two-thirds threshold necessary to override Doyle’s veto. State Rep. Donald Friske, R-Merrill, voted against overriding the veto and said allowing the state Senate to confirm the DNR secretary would create a worse political situation than continuing to give the governor the power to appoint the secretary without Senate approval. The bill would have allowed the Senate to confirm the secretary after appointment by the Natural Resources Board, which Friske said
edgewater from page 1 “Whatever change we make now will be temporary,” he said. Ald. Judy Compton, District 16, said the Madison Planning Committee and Environmental Committee would still have the opportunity to discuss setback distance. “If these [committees] feel the Edgewater proposal has problems, they won’t pass it,” she said. “I think we need to pass it and move on with it.” Former Zoning Board of Appeals Chair John Martens said the proposal loosens lakefront standards and gives
candidates from page 1 more like a business.” Additionally, he pledged to create 250,000 new jobs and 10,000 new businesses by 2015. “These are simple, simple principles,” Walker said of his belief in systematic deregulation. “It would have been easier to set aside those simple principles for a more politically expedient solution, to get along with the liberals on my accounting board, to get along with the liberals on my editorial board, but I didn’t do that.” According to Walker’s campaign, he is gaining the support of inde-
would tie the DNR to numerous political figures rather than one. The bill received some support from Republican Assembly members, and Democratic members voted overwhelmingly in favor of overriding the veto. State Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, voted for the bill and said he was disappointed the Assembly did not override the veto. “I am disappointed in the outcome of today’s vote, and I will continue to work to ensure that we carefully manage our state’s precious natural resources,” he said. According to a report from the Government Accountability Board, organizations spent nearly 3,000 hours lobbying for or against the DNR bill between January and December 2009. —Hannah Furfaro an advantage to the developer. “It appears this proposal has been crafted in haste and has the potential for loopholes,” he said. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, advised against rushing the decision just to make headway on the Edgewater Hotel project. “It is a tremendous improvement, but there is the question of it doing harm beyond the Edgewater Hotel project,” he said. Ald. Marsha Rummel, District 6, noted the setback determined for the Edgewater “may be an answer to the Edgewater, but not overall.” pendents against Barrett at a rate of two to one. Recent polls from Rasmussen Reports, a conservativeleaning group, and The Mellman Group, a Democratic pollster, show the race is tightening between Walker and Barrett. Barrett said he fully intends to reach across the aisle and set aside the “ideological war” to repair Wisconsin’s financial situation. “The biggest lesson I have learned as mayor is that people don’t care if their garbage is picked up by a Democrat or Republican,” Barrett said. “They just want their garbage picked up.”
higher ed from page 1 effective method for financing higher education persists, though numerous initiatives are being discussed. According to UW System President Kevin Reilly, radical plans might be necessary to facilitate long-term financial change. He proposed a tuition discount for stu-
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 dents who graduate in four years or less and emphasized potential threeyear degree programs that include full-time summer schedules. However, Reilly said he recognizes that without more widespread public support, such proposals will fail. “If the public doesn’t buy the value proposition, there’s very
little that will be a successful financing model,” he said. The forum was the first in a series that seeks to create an ongoing discussion about possible means of financing public higher education in Wisconsin. In the future, the panel hopes to have contributions from other prominent figures, such as Chancellor Biddy Martin.
Andrew Reschovsky, a professor at the La Follette School of Public Affairs, participated in the forum Tuesday.
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Alex can’t rekindle her love of electronic books ALEX KUSKOWSKI the big bookowski
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While the Shout Out Louds’ album may show a lack of creativity in several of its contrived melodies and filler songs, it may appeal to audiences with its haunting vocals and rhythmic power.
Shout Out Louds’ album a Work in progress By Stephanie Lindholm THE DAILY CARDINAL
After a three-year hiatus, the Swedish indie rock band Shout Out Louds are back with Work, their third album. The album will hit shelves through Merge Records, a company that describes this up and coming album as “strip[ping] away the bells and whistles of previous efforts.” With producer Phil Ek backing their album, Shout Out Louds may finally be heard alongside indie-band breadwinners, like The Shins, Modest Mouse and Fleet Foxes, all of which are produced by Ek. The album’s first two singles, “Walls” and “Fall Hard,” are the symphonic, shoe-tapping kind of songs that gave Shout Out Louds their renown and are likely to be songs featured on another teen drama, just like songs “Please Please Please,” “Go Sadness” and “Wish I Was Dead” made appearances on “One Tree Hill” and “The O.C.” But overall, Shout Out Louds have cut down on excessive catchy hooks, which dominated their previous albums. While the cleaning checklist for Work replaced the album’s cheekiness with pithy, balanced lyrics, Shout Out Louds may have lost their urbane bravado in the process.
But overall, Shout Out Louds have cut down on excessive catchy hooks, which dominated their previous albums.
Work is very contrived and has a spoon-fed unoriginality to it. However, the album is not devoid of pop-song light-
heartedness. Besides their first two singles, “1999” and “Show Me Something New” are titles that will surely garner a good following of shoe-gazing, indie nostalgics. These songs are reminiscent of ’80s-style pop, as “1999” features a rhythmic background crack-of-the-whip sound effect and the chorus of “Show Me Something New” bears a striking resemblance to The Buggles’ ’80s hit “Video Killed the Radio Star.”
However, the band does go so far as to create incomplete, self-indulgent songs that seem to have been thrown in just to complete the album.
Shout Out Louds seem to have maintained a serendipitous consistency with their past three albums. They succeed in producing food for thought and the recipe is simple: one part rhythmic rapture, one part dynamic beats and enough oohhs and aahhs for a four course meal. Frontman Adam Olenius doesn’t overindulge with booming vocals. He instead maintains haunting harmonies while remaining true to the band’s unique simplicity. However, the band does go so far as to create incomplete, self-indulgent songs that seem to have been thrown in just to complete the album. “Too Late, Too Slow” and “Four by Four” are good examples of this, as they rely heavily on the repetition of softly sung words and phrases. Even the song titles are repetitive. Shout Out Louds do, however, create songs that are easy to sing along with, as the lyrics come in few and far between. Work may be a work in prog-
ress, but the band’s third album is sure to do well among the selfproclaimed hipsters.
Shout Out Louds do, however, create songs that are easy to sing along with, as the lyrics come in few and far between.
It’s possible that their popsong singles will find a following within the mainstream, gushing hearts of teens watching “90210” or whatever teen melodrama decides to feature Shout Out Louds’ new album.
’ll be the first to admit I’ve never been one for technology. We’ve never really got along, and by that I basically mean I’m a human circuit breaker. I’m positive that something in me is hardwired to break down whatever electronic device is nearest to me. iPods lose their batteries, TVs become creepily blank and I’m pretty sure I even caused a power outage on a city block. It would be a pretty cool superpower if it weren’t so totally lame and caused me to miss repeated episodes of BBC’s “Masterpiece Theater” on whichever Dickens novel they’re reenacting this week. Otherwise, technology has probably shaped me for the better, as it helped me to become the totally awesome nerd you see before you, who, instead of watching “Jersey Shore,” reads “The Time Traveler’s Wife” in order to understand what the masses are thinking. Unfortunately for me, like the phrase “GTL” (which stands for gym, tanning and laundry according to the cast of “Jersey Shore”), technology is creeping into my life, and I feel both are something that must be reversed immediately. I know, they aren’t new by any means, and I should’ve stood up for myself before, but really I was just too busy reading “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” to bother with it until now. Also, I figured the printed word was safe until Starbucks, McDonald’s or Wal-Mart came up with a campaign against it, though I wouldn’t put it past any of them to have “GTL” as a starting point. Then, last month, it happened. Apple, in its bid to retain the crown for really cool unnecessary devices, came out with the unfortunately
named but sweet looking iPad. Obviously until this happened I assumed that books were OK. Sure, Amazon’s Kindle tempted bibliophile technophobes like me with its long battery life and easy-to look-at screen, but as a machine that markets itself only to book readers, I ﬁgured books were still safe.
So retain the moral high ground with me and stick to reading the printed word.
Now, I’m not so sure. With the iPad, appealing as only Apple machines can be, and signing nearly every major publishing company onto their docket, I’m worried that the casual reader may be lured away from all of those shoddy paperback novels I cling to and eventually I’ll be left alone in my love for the smell of musty old books. As exemplified by the focus of my rants, I am all for people reading; however, I have to stand up and defend the printed word from these attacks. Take the idea of trading up to an electronic version of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” You will be paying about the same price to carry around a lighter version of that beast of the novel, but you will lose the overawed stares of those around you when you pull it out for some light, before-class reading. So retain the moral high ground with me and stick to reading the printed word. Trust me, even at the Kindle price of $9.99, it’s not worth losing the irreplaceable new book smell and the ohso-important bookshelf bragging rights. Cause that’s really what it’s all about. Think the book as we know it is on the way out? Trying telling the technophobic bookworm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Music school deserves crescendo Halt use of eminent domain MARK BENNETT opinion columnist
few weeks ago, Brother’s Bar and Grill owners Marc and Eric Fortney posted a full page message in many area news papers asking the anonymous donors to the new UW School of Music building what legacy they wished to leave behind. Last week, I believe both men made pretty apparent what legacy they hope to leave behind in the form of four foot tall letters plastered to the side of their establishment‘NO UW MUSIC SCHOOL.’ As to why these UW alumni wish to keep the UW School of Music in the crumbling doldrums of Humanities, I have no idea. As to why these men have chosen to take their anger against the Board of Regents against the students and faculty of the school of music, I also have no idea. However, if any sensible person were to take a glance at the accolades and achievements of both the faculty and students within the UW School of Music, there would be no doubt that their talents deserve far better than the current facilities. To gain a better perspective on the accomplishments and talent within the school, as well as the need for a new facility, I sat down with UW School of Music director Dr. John Schaffer. We discussed the hiring of some of the top faculty in the world, who are in turn, able to attract some of the ﬁnest students to the university. “We have a parade of students coming from all over the world who know these people and understand their value, and I think they see Wisconsin also as a great university.” Although it’s hard to describe the talent of these students and faculty without actually having heard a performance (of which the school produces over 350 annually at no cost), take this fact into account: Dr. Schaffer estimates that about one third of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, a world class, professional ensemble, is composed of UW School of Music faculty and students. The level of talent and performances by these musicians is truly of professional caliber. This is why the UW School of Music is continually regarded as one of the ﬁnest in the nation. “I think if you eliminate some of the
private conservatories... you could probably say that we’re within the top 10 to 15 music schools in the country, out of 700,” Dr. Schaffer said. However, when comparing this level of talent to the facilities in which the school operates, it becomes clear that this success has come despite the building. “I would say that’s a very good assessment, it’s very much despite it. A violinist may look at the violin as an instrument but the concert hall is an instrument as well. Having opportunities and learning how and what it’s like to make great music in a great space is really a critical part of the training experience.” And while the violins may be creating magniﬁcent sounds within Mills or Morphy Halls, the facilities are doing everything they can to prevent it. It has become a constant battle with the deteriorating structure to produce a quality sound. Additionally, despite even the ﬁnest faculty and reputations, there is no overlooking the state of decay that Humanities sits in when a perspective student visits the school. But when will the decrepit facility begin to deter these students? “It’s already happening. We have people who come into the building and you can just see it in their eyes and their face and they ask the questions. Is this a safe building? Parents and kids are in fact concerned.” Dr. Schaffer hopes that a new facility will also serve as a community space. Whereas the Overture Center might charge $10,000$15,000 per night, the hope is that a new UW School of Music facility would be available for any community performance group at just the cost of maintenance and lightingabout $300 per night. “What I would like to create out of this is have a point of synergy, that says almost every day of the week, almost every night, something, whether it’s the school of music, whether it’s community groups, something is going on in this space,” Dr. Schaffer said. So while I have many questions for the Fortney brothers, such as how they are able to pay for full page ads and giant 15-foot tall banners when they’re apparently in, such ﬁnancial conﬁnes, this isn’t really about any bar or legal battles. No, this is about the UW School of Music. This is about the ﬁnest students and faculty. This is about the performance facility that they and the university deserve. And no right-minded individual can deny that. Mark Bennett is a freshman intending to major in journalism. Please send responses to email@example.com.
BEN TURPIN opinion columnist
s many people know, the fate of Brothers Bar & Grill on University Avenue is currently very uncertain. The UW Board of Regents wants to condemn the bar and use the land it is currently sitting on for a new music building. There had been prior negotiations regarding the school purchasing the land but those fell through. Now the owners of the bar, Marc and Eric Fortney, are suing the Board of Regents. Last week, a large sign appeared on the wall of the bar opposing the new music school and vaguely asking that people “mobilize” to save the bar. But the city of Madison forced them to take the sign down, claiming it was larger than regulations allow. The sign, as well as anything else Brothers does, has absolutely nothing to do with music students and faculty. It has everything to do with the fact that the new music building will ultimately displace the bar from its current location without the approval of its owners. Humanities is not a nice building and the music department does merit a better one. But the issue here is the method the Board of Regents has chosen to use in putting up a new music building. A trial will be held in April to decide the matter. The Fortneys’ attorney, Mike Wittenwyler, said that since the University has not completed its plans for the new building, it should not be able to use eminent domain until it does so. The situation has inspired State Rep. Amy Sue Vruwink, D-Milladore, to introduce Assembly Bill 597, which would require the University of Wisconsin system to get approval from 75 percent of the Joint Committee on Finance before using eminent domain to condemn a property. A bipartisan handful of her colleagues have signed onto it too. As the only entity whose actions would be addressed, the university has been critical of the bill. But regardless of what transpires with the legislation, it is not retroactive so it will not save Brothers. No matter what happens, this is just one more example of the problem of eminent domain. Eminent domain goes against the very ideals this country was built on. It allows a government to condemn private property and take it for public purposes against the owner’s will. The owner has no say in the mat-
remain true to miu priorities
t The Daily Cardinal, we have been supportive of the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU) and its original intent: retaining UW’s quality of education while helping foster economic diversity in the student population through increased scholarships and competitive tuition. While most of the 114 MIU proposals, including the 31 heard by Chancellor Martin last week, seemed to ﬁt that criteria, one pitch was particularly surprising. The idea for a $6.7 million e-learning classroom seemed like an idea that needed added scrutiny, especially since only $12 million, according to ASM Vice Chair Tom Templeton, in MIU funds remain to be handed out for the proposals being considered. According to Aaron Brower, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and a member of the MIU Oversight committee, the center would consist of multiple computer pods or tables, each holding six to eight computers. The classrooms would be used for math classes, utilizing computer-based quizzes; language classes, for web-based activities like chatting with foreign students; and eventually engineering classes. In its defense, the e-learning proposal does not expect to receive the full $6.7 million.
Its realistic supporters, including engineering Professor John Booske say the center will probably not get the full amount initially requested in the 10-page proposal.
There are other sources of funding available that others hope can be used for such extensive renovations.
But the e-learning classroom would not be a one-time expenditure. Most of the MIU money being requested would be spent on renovating large spaces, probably in College and/or Wendt Library, to become “e-learning centers.” The cost of repair and replacement for what could be dozens of computers and cost of what sponsors hope would be software made in-house could cause this proposal to be much more expensive than it seems. Committing with start-up money now would require continued expenditures over the years, before even adding plans of expansion the center sponsors hope for.
ter, even when it comes to determining how much compensation he or she will receive for the property. Eminent domain allows governments to circumvent property rights. This is despicable and nothing like this should ever be allowed to happen in America. Some people say that Brothers is “just another bar” and that it will not be missed. Those people are missing the point. To help them see it, let’s look at this another way: If the government decides that it wants to bulldoze a person’s house and put a road there instead, that house is not “just another house.” It is someone’s home. Whether it is a nice house or not is irrelevant. These people have most likely spent time and money making that building into what is now their home and it is unconscionable that it could be taken from them in any context that does not involve them receiving an amount of compensation they feel is appropriate. Some people will not leave their homes for any price. Maybe it is a bad time in their life to move or they are just too attached. The reason does not matter. It is their property and, in America, that means something. The only difference between eminent domain in a residential context and eminent domain in a business context is that one of them directly affects one’s livelihood. During the Revolutionary War, the colonists had problems with British soldiers commandeering their homes, food and other supplies. This is one of the reasons property rights in this country were valued so highly by the founding fathers. Some people argue that certain constitutional amendments leave eminent domain on the table. But there is no way the founding fathers would ever have stood for something like what is happening to Brothers. So if they did leave an opening for a policy as destructive to the American dream as eminent domain, then we need to close it for them, perhaps in the form of another amendment. But constitutional amendments are not the only option here. As citizens, we can let our representatives know that we support legislation like AB 597, except instead of singling out one entity, we need to advocate they cover all of them. We can make as much noise as possible when we see things like this happening so they do not go unnoticed. And ﬁnally, we can refuse to support plans for any government building requiring the use of eminent domain, as opposed to negotiating with a willing seller, as any private citizen would have to. Today this is happening to Brothers. Tomorrow it might be you ﬁghting for your home or business. Ben Turpin is a junior majoring in history and political science. Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cardinal View editorials represent The Daily Cardinal’s organizational opinion. Each editorial is crafted independent of news coverage. Sponsors argue that the center could actually be cheaper in the long run than current alternatives. Prof. Booske said that the costs of heating and cooling a large lecture hall throughout inﬂuxes of people and seasons is a hidden expense often overlooked. He sees the e-learning center, which could be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as a more efﬁcient way to serve students, with costs like heating, cooling, and equipment replacement kept constant. But in many ways, the e-learning center seems similar to a room for forced group work on computers. How necessary is this with the same libraries housing the center computer labs? Not to mention, for the minority of students without laptops, computers are available for free usage from libraries. Incorporating more technology into the classroom setting is a laudable and ambitious goal, if only to keep UW above the curve of technological innovation among our academic peers. But we question the suggestion of funding such costly renovations with MIU money. If
done properly, the e-learning center could indeed help tackle the main focus of the MIU—alleviating enrollment problems in bottleneck courses. But this does not seem like the most cost effective use of MIU money. As Booske said, there are other sources of funding available that he, and others, hope can be used for such extensive renovations. Libraries have annual budgets that include money for remodeling. Templeton is hopeful about fundraising possibilities for such an expensive endeavor. We would rather see these proposed millions spent hiring new TAs and professors so that we can create more sections in bottleneck courses and increase student interaction with human instructors and experts, not just computer screens and fellow students. Technology can be an important component for our school to stay competitive and interesting. But technology ranks second to the importance of the quality and quantity of faculty we need to bring in to teach.
concussions from page 8 bic workout pain free before being allowed to participate in non-contact drills on the ice. If he can get that far, then it is up to the training staff to clear him to participate fully in practice. Despite the narrowing time window, Eaves seemed optimistic that Geoffrion, the WCHA scoring leader, is on the right track.
bohannon from page 8 especially down the stretch when we needed it the most?” The timing of this has not been lost on the coaches who feel that this is just a natural part of a player developing in Bo Ryan’s system. “He’s been doing what seniors have been doing in this program for years and years and that’s step up to the plate and just be assertive,” assistant coach Howard Moore said. “It’s just that senior urgency you see every year, that guys want to be on top and so they’re a little more sharper in every aspect of their game.” For Bohannon those aspects have included driving to the hoop and defense. Moore even jokingly
d’alie from page 8 D’Alie went down with a thumb injury in the opening minutes and never returned to the game. However, over the next three seasons, D’Alie continued to build her reputation both at Wisconsin and throughout the Big Ten as a force to be reckoned with as well as a natural leader on the court. Now, in her senior year, D’Alie might have the most important games of her life yet ahead of her. “We’re on the cusp of something special,” Stone said. “[D’Alie] wants this year to be the best and right now, it has been her best in my opinion because of the way she’s committed herself.” Wisconsin will be a very different team in the 2010-’11 season without Rae Lin D’Alie, although one of her ﬁnest legacies is yet to pan out. D’Alie has become both a friend and a mentor for red shirt sophomore transfer Tiera Stephen. Stephen transferred from Louisville this past offseason, where she had started for the Cardinals in their run to the Final Four last year.
“He’ll know [when he’s symptom free],” Eaves said. “Hopefully he’ll wake up tomorrow with that energy level and his head will be clear.” If Geoffrion plays this weekend against Michigan Tech, he is a good bet to show up in the scoring column for the Badgers. If he sits, it is to ensure that he will be showing up in the scoring column for the Predators very soon. called him their “shot-blocker” as he has managed a surprising 14 rejections this season. With three regular season games left and the postseason awaiting, Bohannon’s scoring run seems to be coming at the ideal time. His teammates have noticed it and like what they see from this more assertive Bohannon. “I think right now what he’s doing so well is he’s also being able to put the ball on the ﬂoor and create for others,” junior forward Jon Leuer said. “He’s such a fun guard to play with because he’s willing to, if you post up hard, he’s willing to ﬁnd you and if you run the ﬂoor hard he’ll try to get you the ball.” Because of NCAA rules, the two will never be able to play a game on the court together, but D’Alie has certainly left a lasting impression on the future Badger. “Tiera would tell you that she wishes she could play with Rae, but she’s learning,” Stone said. “There couldn’t be a better case scenario because you have a player that’s transferred that gets to learn [the system for] a year, as well as the leadership capabilities that Rae Lin possess.” While D’Alie will play her ﬁnal game as a Badger in a few weeks, and graduate from the University of Wisconsin in just a few short months, she isn’t about to leave basketball behind. D’Alie’s future aspirations and dreams include one day coaching at the Division I level. “She wants to be a coach and she will be a coach. She’s going to be a great asset to any program,” Stone said while also considering the future of Wisconsin basketball without D’Alie. “We’ll miss her smile, we’ll miss her commitment, we’ll miss her friendship. There will never be another Rae Lin D’Alie.”
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Few Badger basketball stars would make it at the pro level SCOTT KELLOGG the cereal box
ach year Wisconsin usually sends multiple athletes to the NFL and the NHL system, but only once every few years does a Badger make the NBA. Obviously the size of the rosters has a lot to do with that, and the fact that UW rarely lands a hallmark recruit with an NBA future already mapped out for him. Let’s take a look at some Badgers on this year’s squad and what kind of chances they have at making the league.
Trevon Hughes Hughes began the season showing drastic improvement from his junior year. He showed he was ready to become Wisconsin’s primary scoring option and a player often called upon to take the game’s last shot. His outside shooting has taken a step up this season, shooting 38.5 percent from 3-point range, with a great deal of those attempts coming from particularly deep range and with hands in his face. For the NBA, his shooting skills as a point guard would be slightly below average, but not a tremendous liability. Hughes relies on the 3 too much, though: the senior guard has not shown an ability to consistently get to the rim off the dribble, something that will trouble NBA scouts. He averages under three assists, too low for a point guard hoping to make the NBA. One part of Hughes that scouts will like is his athleticism. He’s the most athletic player on the team, particularly on defense. Hughes can
get in players’ faces in man-to-man schemes and be a pest to opposing players. He’s also a defensive playmaker, a defender who can force multiple turnovers each game and create run-out situations for his team. Hughes could adequately guard point guards in the NBA. But Hughes is clearly a shoot-ﬁrst point guard who can’t shoot and drive to the basket at an NBA level, thus his chances in the league are not good. If a team decides to take a ﬂyer on Hughes, it’ll have to believe he can come off the bench as a fresh body on defense, and improve his passing ability and ability to drive to the basket. Chances: 1/5 Jason Bohannon Wisconsin’s other senior prides himself solely on his spot-up shooting from long range. Bohannon can get hot and, at times, shoot as well as anyone in the country. But Bohannon is also inconsistent with his 3-point shooting, and can’t do much else particularly well. He can’t consistently create his own shot, he can only drive to the rim with ample space and has never been an exceptional passer. Defensively, he’s improved since coming to UW but isn’t quick enough, and his size would prevent him from guarding anyone other than a point guard in the NBA. Chances: 1/50 Jon Leuer Despite an injury this season, Leuer showed the most improvement on Wisconsin from last season. He put on size and developed a much more consistent post game from low and high. Before the season, Hughes said Leuer had one of the best turnaround games in the
country, and when he said it I rolled my eyes. But now that statement doesn’t sound as crazy. Leuer can also rebound fairly well, and his size has a lot to do with that, standing 6'10" and having added some additional bulk to his body. Offensively Leuer has the tools and ability to succeed at the NBA level. Defensively, he isn’t the quickest player and he’s not the most athletic either. He can’t jump out of the gym like some other NBA prospects might be able to do. But Leuer’s height gives him a great chance, and his progression on offense could excite scouts. And being a junior, he still has another year to improve and add some weight. Chances: 1/ 2 Keaton Nankivil First off, looking at Nankivil’s height, 6'8", he’d either be a small forward or an undersized power forward in the NBA. Nankivil has virtually no post game, and would have trouble down low with NBA power forwards, so playing the 4 isn’t really a possibility for the junior. If Nankivil were to play as a small forward, he’d have tremendous difﬁculty keeping up with other small forwards in the NBA on defense because he’s not quick enough. Nankivil’s greatest strength is his outside shooting, which is fairly impressive for his size. In the NBA, he could hit those mid- and long-range shots, but he wouldn’t be able to create much for himself. Put simply, Nankivil’s not big enough to play down low in the NBA and not quick enough to play around the perimeter. Chances: 1/25 How do you think Wisconsin players will do if they make the pros? E-mail Scott at email@example.com.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Team appreciates danger of concussions By Parker Gabriel THE DAILY CARDINAL
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Blake Geoffrion lay motionless on the ice after being hit Saturday. He is now recovering from a concussion he suffered from the hit to the head.
During his playing days, now three decades past, Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves responded to concussions the way most athletes of the time did: he played through them, ﬁguring a simple headache was no reason to miss action. Today, however, Eaves can draw on personal experience and modern medical knowledge from the team's doctors as he monitors the status of senior forward Blake Geoffrion. “We’re always careful when it comes to the brain,” UW assistant athletic trainer Andy Hrodey said. “You’ve got to go very slow and take everything very seriously.” Geoffrion left Saturday’s 7-4 victory after taking a hard hit from St. Cloud junior defenseman Aaron Marvin, who was not penalized for the hit, despite making clear contact with Geoffrion’s head. Marvin drew a one game suspension earlier in the season for an illegal hit that concussed North Dakota forward, and Hobey Baker hopeful, Chay Genoway and subsequently ended
his season. While the Badgers hope that Geoffrion can avoid a similar fate, caution is paramount when it comes to head injuries. For Geoffrion to see action this weekend against Michigan Tech, he will have to prove he is fully recovered, and doing so is not as easy as announcing that his headaches have dissipated. The training staff uses brain-monitoring computer software to test the reaction time and memory of each player on the team when he is completely healthy. Those baseline results are then used as comparison after an injury like Geoffrion’s, to ensure that the brain returns to an appropriate level of functionality. “I’m not trying to keep them off the ice,” said Hrodey. “But I want to do what’s best for them, for their career now, and for down the road.” Eaves knows the importance of Hrodey’s cautions philosophy better than most. Concussions played a role in his retirement from the NHL, and he has seen plenty of athletes try to rush the recovery process. “I’m pleased with the progress
because it wasn’t that way at one time, and guys came back in all sports way too early,” Eaves said. “Whether it was football or boxing, we all came back way too early. We’re learning all the time.” To go along with the technological advancements, the enforcement of rules can also help keep players safe on the ice. Despite the focus on preventing head injuries, however, WCHA ofﬁcials have come under ﬁre this year for not coming down hard enough on hits to the head. After the hit on Geoffrion went unpenalized, Eaves has said he will ask conference ofﬁcials to take a harder look at the play and consider a punishment for Marvin, especially in light of his earlier hit on Genoway. While it may be unlikely that Geoffrion takes a similar hit this weekend, the mere threat is reason enough to make sure that he is physically ready to meet the demands set forth by a collegiate hockey game. After missing practice Monday and Tuesday this week, he will have to complete an aeroconcussions page 7
Bohannon’s hot shooting nothing new as he steps into leadership role By Ben Breiner THE DAILY CARDINAL
The role of off-guard in basketball is one that requires a scorer’s mentality. It often takes a player away from the ball, preparing to weave through screens, aggressively hunting down shots and looking to score. It is a role senior guard Jason Bohannon has adeptly held during his time as a Badger. For the last few weeks, however, Bohannon has been anything but off. The junior from Iowa has cracked the 15-point barrier in his last six games, leading the team in scoring in ﬁve of them, always doing it in an extremely efﬁcient manner. Usually known for his accurate long-range shooting, Bohannon has been scoring in
different ways, from ﬁnding open spots on the perimeter to a pullup jumper off the dribble that has been on display in recent games. “I felt like I’ve been able to [shoot the pull-up], but I haven’t really showcased it as much as I have in the last couple games,” said Bohannon, who recently scored a career high 30 against Indiana. “I’ve been trying to read the guys and they’ve been giving me the opportunity to do that and I’ve tried to take advantage of it, whether it be with a step back or going all the way to the rim or stuff like that.” Teammates and coaches have praised him for the way that he works within the ﬂow of the offense, not overstepping the gameplan or making the scoring about himself. The numbers back that up as he is
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Jason Bohannon has become one of Wisconsin’s top contributors in his senior year, scoring at least 15 points in his last six games.
one of the more efﬁcient shooting players in the nation, connecting on nearly 48 percent of his attempts, 41 percent of his 3s and 88 percent of his free throws. But despite the gaudy numbers, there is something understated about Bohannon. He seems to lack the look of a high-performance DivisionI player, something his backcourt-mate Trevon Hughes recalled thinking when he ﬁrst saw Bohannon play. Hughes ﬁrst impression: “He don’t look like a player at all.” That was soon dispelled during a workout session the summer before their ﬁrst year in Madison. “It was me and him, just fooling around, we [were] just messing around, so I was like, ‘wanna play one-on-one?’” They agreed that each player would keep possession after a made shot and Hughes let his fellow freshman shoot for the ball, assuming he’d miss. Of course, Bohannon hit it. “I’m standing at the free-throw line, I’m just checking him with the ball, he’s at the 3-point line just shooting. And I did that like 11 times, saying like, ‘I know he’s not going to make this next one.’ Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. I guess I learned my lesson for the second game. He made 11 straight,” Hughes said. It has been a long time since that game, but until recently Bohannon had not taken a consistent central role in the offense. He could score, but did not consistently deliver those points or ﬁnd his shots. “As a sophomore and a junior I think he [felt] like he had to play like a role player, you know, and I think in the beginning of the season that’s what he felt too, until Jon [Leuer] got hurt and we needed people to step up,” Hughes said. “What’s better for a senior to do it, bohannon page 7
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Rae Lin D’Alie is looking forward to a coaching career once she graduates and has already taken such a role with younger players.
D’Alie takes her place in team history with one eye on future By Mark Bennett THE DAILY CARDINAL
Rae Lin D’Alie has always been a hard worker, a dedicated athlete and a coach on the ﬂoor for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team. Now, she has permanently etched her name among the top Wisconsin athletes ever. When the senior guard grabbed the opening tip-off in the Badger’s win two weeks ago against Indiana, D’Alie became the all-time leader in most games played, most games started and most consecutive games played in program history. The Watertown, Wis., native has now played in 125 consecutive games, 124 of those as a starter. D’Alie’s future was far from foreseeable when she ﬁrst arrived at Wisconsin. Although one of the most proliﬁc athletes ever to come out of Watertown High School, at just
5'3" D’Alie was overlooked by many programs and was a late signing for the Badgers. However, that didn’t stop her from starting her very ﬁrst collegiate game, and creating a legacy that will long outlast her time at Wisconsin. “She’s logged the most minutes, she’s been in uniform, on the court more often than anyone else and still has this passion,” head coach Lisa Stone said. “Her leadership, her ability, her energy and her commitment to the program deﬁnes her.” While the ﬁrst 35 games of her freshman season may have been her most unexpected and exciting, it was the 36th and ﬁnal contest of that year that might have been one of her most disappointing. Playing at Wyoming in the WNIT championship game, d’alie page 7