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Obama campaign visits UW-Madison By Tyler NIckerson The Daily Cardinal

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Chancellor David Ward told student leaders Wednesday UW-Madison entered a period of meditation with adidas after learning the company could sue the UW System.

Ward: adidas could sue Board of Regents By Anna Duffin The Daily Cardinal

UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward told student leaders Monday he feared the UW System could face legal repercussions if it did not enter a period of negotiation with adidas before giving the company an ultimatum to remedy alleged labor violations within 90 days. UW-Madison’s Labor Licensing Policy Committee recommended the university give adidas 90 days to pay workers in an Indonesian factory severance after the factory abruptly closed in 2011. But Ward said doing so could have resulted in the company suing the UW System Board of Regents, which would jeopar-

dize the university’s code of conduct, finances and morale. “My worry was that it would be a problem if adidas won that case,” Ward said. “It seemed that on the basis of my last two phone conversations, they were prepared to do that.” Ward said if the university put adidas on notice, they would eventually have to enter a period of mediation. He said by entering mediation before putting the company on notice would at least let the university know what its chances of winning a lawsuit would be. If the university cut ties with adidas, the company would be unlikely to pay the workers, Ward said. Entering the period of mediation would allow the

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City officials approved the design of Block 100 Foundation’s proposal Wednesday allowing State Street reconstruction plans to move forward. Both the Landmarks and Plan Commissions will review the proposal before it moves on to the Common Council for final approval. Block 100 Foundation’s proposal to reconstruct State, West Mifflin and Fairchild streets includes demolishing or heavily renovating six buildings and con-

structing an open plaza facing the Overture Center. The Urban Design Commission approved the design of Block 100 Foundation’s redevelopment proposal including an open garden area, modern office building and restaurant on the corner of Fairchild and Mifflin streets but did not endorse any demolition. The open garden space and proposed modern glass office building at the corner of Mifflin and Fairchild streets would require demolishing the Schubert building, which is a registered

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university to negotiate with adidas and influence the company to pay the workers.

“If there is no trust in our organization, then we have no purpose here.” Kathryn Fifield Chief Justice ASM Student Juducuary

Also at the meeting, Associated Students of Madison Diversity Committee Chair Niko Magallon presented legislation denouncing the Student

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City officials approve proposed State Street changes, do not endorse demolition By Abby Becker

Less than a month until the national spotlight will be focused on Wisconsin’s Republican presidential primaries, figures central to the campaign to reelect President Barack Obama visited Madison Wednesday to encourage students to begin campaign efforts of their own. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and National Field Director Jeremy Bird spoke to and answered questions from an audience of about 150 UW-Madison students gathered at the Memorial Union. They also addressed students from nine other UW campuses who tuned in to watch the event

via webcam. The two keynote speakers touched on topics ranging from health care, education and the war in Iraq to the Republican candidates. But Wednesday night was primarily about inspiring the students to begin campaigning on their campuses. “It’s not going to happen because people want it to happen; it’s going to happen because people came here today as a launching pad for the organization we are building in colleges and universities across the state of Wisconsin and across the country,” Bird said. Gibbs said Wisconsin is recognized as a significant

landmark at 120 W. Mifflin St. Project architect Eric Lawson said the commission’s acceptance of the design is an important “baby step” in the approval process because it allows the project team to modify its current plans based on recommendations from city commissions. Recommendations from commission members included adjusting the size of the new building, making the garden available to the public and creat-

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Revelers celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim Wednesday night at Hillel. + Photo by Grey Statterfield

Athletic center plans progress A $76.8 million project to enhance Camp Randall’s academic and training facilities for student athletes is closer to construction after the Urban Design Commission approved the final phases of the project. The first phase, which began in January, is replacing Camp Randall’s turf and creating an access tunnel from the McClain Center to Camp Randall. The second and third phases of the proposal include plans to replace the roof, renovate the McClain Athletic Facility and build a three-story structure at the north end of Camp Randall to

house student-athlete academic facilities and a conditioning center. The plan will also create a bike path from Breese Terrace to the Camp Randall arch. While some nearby residents are concerned with construction noise and light pollution, Regent Neighborhood Association President John Schlaefer said “the university has done a very good job of using the design to address neighborhood concerns.” The Plan Commission will review the proposal before construction can begin in July. Abby Becker

“…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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am not going down this road again, I told myself as I began to ruminate endlessly about a girl I had just had a frustrating split with. Some people deal with heartache by drinking PBR and chasing tail. Others eat pints of ice cream while watching any one of the too many Kate Hudson and/or Matthew McConaughey movies. What do I do? I deal with heartache by writing. Not that this in and of itself is a bad thing—I’m sure journaling can be therapeutic and insightful for some, but for me, not so much. The last time I had an emotional breakup, I set out to write the girl an “I’m over you, so glad I got to see you for the terrible person you are” letter because I could not even fathom the thought of speaking to her in person again. Somehow the “I’m over

you” message got lost in my 17-page, single-spaced, size-11 font “I miss you, I miss you, sniffle sniffle, boo hoo, wah wah wah, hold me, kiss me, love me” mini love novella. So after my recent split, when I found myself starting to write a letter of a similar nature, I decided it was best to stop my pity-fest before I spent another week or two writing a breakup letter— a letter that would consist primarily of nostalgia for the great experiences we’d shared together, along with references to the ways in which I’d grown, making me a more suitable mate than ever. However, since what you resist tends to persist, and since I couldn’t merely resist my feelings of overly optimistic, blind love, I decided to do the only thing a perfectly sane, emotionally healthy, heterosexual male could do—write some love poetry. But if I was going to focus on a romantic interest’s desirable traits while completely forgetting all the reasons why we’d never work out, I decided that I may as well write about someone who I knew I’d never have

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a chance with—namely, all the men whom I most admire in my life.

How his knowledge about music makes my knees weak.

To Ty:

We once shared a kiss, playing circle of death, Lips tender as a girl, this I confess. Skinny as an druggie, addicted to meth, I wonder what he’d look like in a size zero polka dot dress. If humor is the best aphrodisiac Oysters, chocolate and wine don’t have shit on him. I imagine us married, his name Eric Ignasiak, We make love for the first time, lights not even dim. He can dance like no straight man I’ve ever seen, Uninhibited, so comfortable in his skin.

Never met a man with so versatile a mouth, Can do an impersonation of whatever he is dealt, Italian, French, Kenyan, dolphin— they all make my heart melt. He sings in a rocking heavymetal band, I imagine him swooping me up with his fiery dragon, taking me to his far away land. Never met a man with so versatile a mouth, I wonder what it feels like when he goes south.

To Ken:

No one is quite as knowledgeable as he, Politics, music, history, food, technology are but few of his specialties. Remarking about the vibrato on the guitar, while we sat glazed at the bar. I peer into his eyes, as his calloused hands graze my shapely thighs. Can talk about music for hours, days or weeks,

To Eric:

To be honest, I don’t feel that much better after this. I’d recommend trying the ice cream and Kate Hudson movies first. Heartbreaker got the best of you too? Cure your angst over a personal sized tub of Fish Food with Elliot at And don’t forget to bring “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”

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The ubiquitous cum conundrum Erica andrist sex columnist Erica, How do you avoid that awkward moment after sex when the guy pulls out and a bunch of semen comes out with him? I’m on the pill and so my boyfriend and I don’t use condoms… we both like it better this way except for this issue. Please help! —Juicy Sex towel! Juicy, apart from using condoms to keep things contained, there aren’t really any foolproof methods of avoiding that moment. If you have sex with somebody with a penis, odds are good that jizz will be part of the equation at least some of the time, and really, if you have sex with anybody at all, fluid management will have to be addressed. A tried-and-true method is the aforementioned sex towel. Keep a soft towel handy where you and your partner tend to get it on, and lay it out underneath you before sex. Your sheets/ couch/tabletop will be protected from fluids, and you can use it to wipe down afterwards without having to get up and leave the moment. Toss the towel in the wash when you’re through and lather, rinse, repeat. Tissues will work just fine for cleanup, too. After you’re done, both of you grab a tissue. Your boyfriend pulls out directly into his, and you catch any chasers with yours. Another classic method is

the old post-sex bathroom trip. If you’re female-bodied, a postsex pee can help prevent UTIs, and regardless of your anatomy, sitting on the toilet for a moment will give those fluids a gravityassisted exit. This is what I call “Tebowing,” since that word just begs to be redefined à la Santorum. Bowing your forehead into your fist and thanking Jesus is optional, but you get extra style points if you do. To facilitate any of these methods, try having your boyfriend pull out slowly while you contract your muscles around him. This is unlikely to totally eliminate any love juice leakage—ultimately, what goes up must eventually come down— but it may help minimize any fluid escape until you get to the bathroom or get a tissue in place. Dear Erica, I know there is always the great “spit or swallow” debate…but I am curious. From a purely technical standpoint, what do you do with it if you don’t swallow it? —No Names Please Obviously you give your partner a big old kiss and then your partner swallows it. Circle of life. NNP, I’m sure people do a lot of different things with it if they don’t swallow. Maybe they spit it into a tissue, or maybe they go to the bathroom and dump it in the sink. Maybe they keep a spittoon next to the bed. I really don’t know. Also, I would like to end the “great ‘spit or swallow’ debate” right now, because those are so not the only two options. Since

semen’s final resting place seems to be of great interest to Dirty Bird readers this week, let’s get creative! What else could you do with semen other than swallow it or spit it out into a tissue? I’ll start. You could let your partner cum on your stomach, or your chest or your face. You could let him cum on his own stomach, chest or face. You could let him cum into your houseplant and see if it flowers or dies. You could get a black light and use it to write secret messages to each other. There

is a cookbook available for purchase which bills itself as “a collection of semen-based recipes.” Go nuts. At the end of the day, Juicy and NNP, semen is something you’ll figure out how to deal with if you are somebody or have sex with somebody who makes it. Like death and taxes, the cum conundrum is a certainty of life. Want more tips on how to keep relatively dry after a hot and steamy love session? E-mail Erica at sex@ for more helpful hints to solve your sticky situation.


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UW System faces lawsuit for not releasing syllabi By Anna Duffin The Daily Cardinal

The UW System is facing legal action after denying the National Council on Teacher Quality’s open records requests to review syllabi from courses within UW System schools of education. Arthur McKee, the council’s managing director for teacher preparation studies, said the group is compiling information to rate teacher preparation programs nationwide. UW System spokesperson David Giroux said the system denied the open records request for the syllabi because the documents are the protected by state copyright laws because they are the intellectual property of the professors who draft them. McKee said the documents

would be used for research, not commercial, purposes and that copyrighted material can still generally be used for research. Giroux said the NCTQ requested hundreds of other documents which the system provided them. McKee said the public has a right to view the documents. They would help students who aspire to become teachers select the best programs to attend while helping school districts know which prospective teachers received the best education, he said. “These are public institutions, they’re preparing teachers in the state of Wisconsin for the state of Wisconsin for public schools using public dollars,” McKee said. “These documents should be available to anyone.” No matter how much releas-

ing the documents would help the state, though, Giroux said the law remains that syllabi are copyrighted material. “The syllabi are the intellectual property of our faculty members, so it’s not our decision whether to give it to someone else for whatever purpose,” Giroux said. Giroux said students who are educated in the UW System are typically highly regarded in the workforce and the system provides citizens with information proving the quality of its programs. “We are committed to providing Wisconsin citizens with ample information about the quality of our universities and the qualities of our graduates in every discipline,” Giroux said. “I honestly don’t see a lot of concerns with the quality of UW graduates.”

Groups question judge’s voter ID decision By Rachel Hahn The Daily Cardinal

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the Republican Party of Wisconsin are calling into question the temporary injunction issued by Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan Tuesday halting Wisconsin’s voter identification law. An ethics claim filed by the RPW against Flanagan claims the judge failed to remain impartial in his ruling because he signed a recall petition against Gov. Scott Walker, a defendant in the case. “Gov. Walker is listed as a defendant in the case, and by signing a petition to recall the governor, Judge Flanagan made his bias clear,” Republican Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Ben Sparks said. “As such, we urge the Wisconsin

Judicial Commission to take up this matter and investigate these allegations as soon as possible.” The ruling, issued Tuesday, orders that the voter ID law, which requires photo identification to vote, cease to be enforced by the GAB. This injunction could mean voter ID will not apply to the April 3 Republican presidential primary and general local elections. Van Hollen, who also plans to generate legal action opposing the injunction said in a statement Wednesday, “We will be moving quickly to bring this matter before an appellate court to ensure that the properly-enacted and legallysufficient Voter ID law will be in full force and effect before the April elections.” UW-Madison Professor John Witte said it is “unclear” if the injunction will hold until

April 3 because of several factors including the appeals against the injunction and other lawsuits filed challenging the voter ID law.

“By signing a petition to recall the governor, Judge Flanagan made his bias clear.” J.B. Van Hollen Attorney General Wisconsin

“Ordinarily, this trial would have been done, the injunction would have been held, and voter ID would not have been able to be used on April 3. Given this case, the opposition may go after the entire ruling,” said Witte. The GAB is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss the voter ID injunction.

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Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs spoke to students at the Memorial Union Wednesday.

obama from page 1 battleground state in the November presidential election, and students will play a crucial role in deciding who comes out on top. “We would not have gotten elected were it not for the energy we felt from young voters, but particularly students, in 2008,” Gibbs said. “We need to make sure (students) are just as into it and excited this time, because there is just as much at stake.”

PEOPLE Program gets $300,000 grant The UW-Madison branch of a scholarship program for minority and low-income students will receive a $300,000 grant to increase its academic enrichment programs for students pursuing higher education. Known as the PEOPLE Program, the Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence currently supports 1,200 elementary through college students

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The Urban Design Commission approved plans Wednesday to renovate the 100 block of State Street, including the possible demolition of two historic buildings.

100 block from page 1 ing a greater retail presence on Fairchild Street in addition to the proposed restaurant. While Lawson said the Block 100 Foundation is open to suggestions and willing to work with city commissions, devel-

opers Jerome Frautschi and Pleasant Rowland are unyielding on the presence of the Schubert building. “The Schubert building does not fit into the vision of what we are proposing,” Lawson said. “The idea of having a unique space in the city can only be

formed with the removal of the Schubert building.” Ald. Marsha Rummel, District 6, said she would not support final action on the proposal if it included demolition plans of the Schubert building. She recommends Block 100 Foundation consider reusing the building.

Gibbs said students will be particularly impacted by the election given the Republican presidential candidates’ policies on education. “For Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney to basically tell people your on your own when it comes to affording a college education, I think that says all you need to know about what a future would look like under either one of them as President of the United States,” Gibbs said. Wisconsin will hold its primary elections April 3.

Services Finance Committee’s denial of funding eligibility for the Multicultural Student Coalition, which was ultimately upheld by the Student Judiciary. MCSC members said they felt SSFC and judiciary discriminated against the group because MCSC represents minorities on campus. SJ Chief Justice Kate Fifield said to the best of her knowledge, the group’s ideology was never considered when determining its eligibility. She said it is important ASM committees trust each other. “If you say that we are not capable of making funding decisions or that I or my justices are not capable of ensuring the integrity of the system, that we cannot recognize discrimination when we see it, then we might as well hand over all of the money to the administration right now,” Fifield said. “If there is no trust in our organization, then we have no purpose here.”

by encouraging cooperation between students’ families, teachers and counselors, and working toward increasing low-income and minority student enrollment and graduation rates. The Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, a federal student loan contributor, provided the $300,000 grant, which will fund training initiatives on college admission and fundraising, among other programs.

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By Cameron Graff the daily cardinal


Ekstasis Julia Holter Grade: AI’ll admit it; I don’t really know how I feel about Julia Holter. On one hand, she sounds like Joanna Newsom’s ghost haunting a church in the year 3000, which is kind of a double-edged sword. Her first album, last year’s Tragedy (an able rival to Hello Sadness for the least subtly titled record of the year), was a little gem of that straddled the fine line between doomed pop and menacing drone-dance music being played several miles underwater. Apparently having learned a lesson or two last year, she’s recently put out her sophomore album, the infinitely more frustratingly titled Ekstasis. There was certainly some fear in the back of my mind that Holter would go the Lana Del Rey route with this new album. That is, like a zeppelin adorned with too much hype, crashing into the ground, explodeinghorribly and starting a great number of things on fire. After all, Tragedy, for all its flaws, was a solid, well imagined debut—a perfect sign of an artist moments away from implosion. Ekstasis, at the very least, doesn’t do this—and thank God. It isn’t a rousing, heroic success like I’d hoped, but it is a well put together and frequently endearing follow-up. I love comparisons as much as the next guy, so let’s get this started on the right foot; Ekstasis is what would happen if, legally and biologically, Joanna Newsom, Grimes, and Grouper were able to conceive a child. It’s as ambitious and bloat-

ed as anything Newsom has ever done. It’s got that weird neo-hip-hop vibe Grimes does so well and at its droniest moments it’s as spooky (if not even spookier) as Grouper’s preDragging a Dead Deer releases. That’s not to say it’s derivative—quite the contrary, this Frankensteinian freakshow is something morbidly unique. Look no farther than “Four Gardens” for proof— vocal whisps float over jangling keys that first swells into a chimy chorus and then explodes into saxophone squalls and then melts into a ghostly outro. I know that description was a mess, but you (probably) see what I’m getting at: Holter’s tunes are frequently big and amorphous, unconstrained by expectations and form. She’s been called ambient pop a lot lately, and I think that’s probably the most apt description. Tracks like “Our Sorrows” and “This is Ekstasis” (which, by the way, provides no insight as to what Ekstasis actually is) marry the trademarks of ambience—long passages of noise defined by absence and atmosphere—with the jangle of indie pop. And, for the most part, it works, and it works very well. But sometimes it doesn’t. The problem with ambient pop is the exact same problem with ambient; if you listen long enough, everything ends up sounding exactly the same. Holter may have an ear for texture, but she’s still got a way to go as far as songwriting is concerned. There’s almost always a modest pop sensibility in the songs, (“Goddess Eyes I,” “Four Gardens” and “In the Same Room” in particular border on danceable), but aside from a merciless hook every few songs most of the tunes end up kind of mashing together into a big ambient smoothie. Ekstasis is what it is—a sloppy and frequently flawed indication of genius yet to come. And, taken by its own merits, is a fantastic accomplishment for a flourishing new artist who definitely deserves attention in the years to come.

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Vocalist Julia Holter has just released her second album Ekstasis, a brilliant pop-ambient follow up to her debut album Tragedy.

Muslim and Jewish comedians come together, promoting peace through humor Today the Muslim Students Association (MSA) will sponsor a free performance of an interfaith comedy duo in the Union South’s Varsity Hall II at 7 p.m. The event is part of the Laugh in Peace Tour, featuring Muslim comedian Azhar Usman and a Jewish Rabbi-turnedcomedian, Bob Alper. Alper’s comedy has been prominently featured on XM/Sirius satellite radio. His comedy harkens back to the stylings of Bill Cosby and Bob Newhart. The Vermont resident has been in comedy for 27 years. Usman is one of the nation’s most famous Muslim comedians. Indeed, Usman is one of the founders of the all-Muslim comedy tour “Allah Made Me Funny.” He has also been featured on ABC’s Nightline and CBS Sunday morning.

The pair has performed at colleges, churches, synagogues and theaters around the nation. MSA’s president, Zeeshan Haq, said that tomorrow’s event is the result of a yearlong preparation process, including several grant applications submitted by the MSA. The event is co-sponsored by the Hillel. The event is part of the festivities for MSA’s annual Islam Appreciation Month. Haq explained that the MSA’s choice of this act was based on a desire to stimulate interfaith dialogue among students on campus, especially given the divisions along religious lines in a post-9/11 era. Haq also connects the need for this event to the greater context of Jewish and Muslim affairs in the Middle East. “As the international community

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The Laugh in Peace Tour will be bringing a unique belnd of inter-faith comedy to campus. continues to observe the deteriorating state of affairs between Israel and Iran, the timing and necessity of this event couldn’t be more appropriate.” aarushi agni /the daily cardinal

‘Born in Flames’ comes to Madison By Matthew Neikrug the daily cardinal

The “Born in Flames” Tour featuring Invincible and Tamar-Kali comes to Madison Saturday, March 10, to celebrate women in music. The Multicultural Student Coalition and The Not Enough Mics Collaborative, a network of womyn-identified artists that was created one year ago at UW—Madison will be presenting the event. The tour includes a film screening and a music and activism workshop led by Invincible and Tamar-kali, as well as a concert at The Sett in Union South at 8 p.m.

If you have yet to hear either of these artists, your ears have been seriously deprived. Tamar-kali is a punk-rock singer from Brooklyn, N.Y. who brings both powerful vocals and conscious lyrics to her music. Her range includes everything from acoustic to punk rock performances. Invincible (Ilana Weaver), who performed at Union South last year, is a female rapper and activist from Detroit, Mich. who is unmatched in nearly all aspects of her craft. From her upbeat energy to her fiery lyrics, this Israeliborn emcee has been perfecting her niche in the hip-hop

industry for the past decade and a half while turning down countless record-label deals in order to maintain complete control of her art. Aside from creating and performing music, Invincible also directed a film called “Revival” about hip-hop pioneer Roxanne Shante and Philadelphia emcee Bahamadia and how they first got involved in the music industry. A screening of the film will take place at Grainger Hall, Room 1100 and will be followed by a Q&A and activism workshop with both Invincible and Tamar-kali.


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Judge’s ruling good for Wis. voters


fter 15 months of seemingly incessant political turmoil, Wisconsin politics has again been turned on its head. On Tuesday, Dane County Judge David Flanagan issued a temporary injunction against portions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, better known as the Voter ID Law. Flanagan ruled it was likely the plaintiffs—the Milwaukee NAACP and Milwaukee-based immigration rights group Voces de la Frontera—would win the trial scheduled for mid-April. He also concluded irreparable harm

would be done if the law were enforced until the trial date, since the spring elections, including the Republican presidential primary and other local contests, will be held before then. In his ruling, Flanagan cited the testimony of UW-Madison political science professor Ken Mayer, who said there are over 220,000 people in Wisconsin who are constitutionally eligible to vote (Wis. Const. art. III § 1) but cannot because of this new law. Flanagan defined this data as reliable and a “legally significant proportion of Wisconsin’s

electorate,” and later wrote, “any statute that denies a qualified elector the right to vote is unconstitutional and void.” This board is pleased with the ruling, although we do have some reservations. Since the ruling was handed down Tuesday, it has been revealed that Flanagan signed the petition to recall Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans have been crying foul, and they have justification to do so. Flanagan’s impartiality in judgment can be questioned. However, it is our opinion that the legal and precedential basis of Flanagan’s ruling is sound, even to those of us without law degrees.

This is a victory—albeit a temorary one—for the citizens of Wisconsin and for justice.

This decision is only temporary, and since Wisconsin Republicans have filed complaints with the state’s Judicial Commission, it can-

Thursday, March 8, 2012 not be guaranteed to stand until the April elections. It has been the position of this board that the Voter ID Law, from its outset, was designed to intentionally disenfranchise voters. The groups mostly affected by the mandatory photo ID requirement are the poor, senior citizens and students, both out-of-state and instaters who are away from their home precincts. In our minds, it is not coincidental that the majority of these demographics tend to vote Democratic. State Republicans’ argument in favor of the measure has been to maintain the integrity of Wisconsin elections by making sure the voter is the same person whom they identify to be. A noble goal, but there is one problem: This type of fraud has not been a widespread, nor even a negligible, problem for the state. The handful of recent cases involving voter fraud have consisted of ineligible electors casting ballots or people voting absentee and then showing up at the polls. The Voter ID law is not a solution to either problem. It is a lonely solution without a problem. Undoubtedly, if this decision



stands, it will help Democrats in what is sure to be a turbulent 2012 election cycle.

Since the ruling was handed down Tuesday, it has been revealed that Flanagan signed the petition to recall Gov. Scott Walker.

Republicans: You will have your day in court. Although you have reasonable complaints about the manner in which this case has been adjudicated, the Wisconsin Constitution will win out over your blatantly wrong law. And to Democrats: Before you claim rhetorical and political victory, we say stop. This is larger than party. This is a victory—albeit a temporary one— for the citizens of Wisconsin and for justice. We just hope it stays that way. What do you think of Judge David Flanagan’s ruling on the Voter ID Law? Please send all letters and feedback to opinion@

UW professor’s low pay negatively affects academic merit Ethan Safran opinion columnist


his week, a Faculty Senate committee outlined its Commission on Faculty Compensation and Economic Benefits report, a report describing the growing problem that

UW-Madison has and will be facing in regards to the salaries and compensation of its faculty. The report states that the salaries of instructors, specifically professors and assistant professors, are significantly lower compared to other Big Ten and public institutions. In fact, the report notes that the situation “is critical,” stating that “UW-Madison is falling behind in its ability to compete for the best faculty, and it faces

the prospect of losing many of its most talented professors to other institutions.” UW-Madison, akin to any other institution, wants to keep its best professors and instructors. The institution is a global leader in intellectual and social advancements and elicits a respectable image worldwide. However, this is a mounting problem that must be addressed and not ignored, as professors

and other faculty members at UW-Madison have been obtaining job opportunities from other institutions. University officials fear that this could cause a decline in UW-Madison’s overall quality as a competitive and rigorous institution.

In fact, in regard to tuition costs, UW-Madison is the seventh most expensive of the Big 10 public schools.

“Critical” is a keen word choice. While salaries for associate professors are close to average among other institutions, salaries for “full and assistant professors fall 15.6 percent and 6.0 percent respectively” in comparison to other schools, according to the report. That’s a $24 million annual shortfall in salaries for the school, a fairly large number considering UW-Madison is facing the second largest budget shortfall in more than 40 years. The report suggests such things as reallocating existing resources, philanthropy, and strategic tuition increases as a means to support faculty compensation at competitive levels. All the while, the state of Wisconsin and its taxpayers do not want to have to endure significant tax hikes, nor do parents and students want to have to suffer through mounting tuition increases in order to pay for such things as faculty salaries. This institution recently increased tuition $1,000 via the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates, and other modest tuition or educational fee increases may be in store for both undergraduates and graduates in the future. Brad Barham, chair of the Faculty Senate’s University Committee, even noted that student tuition inevitably would be a part of the fixation of this problem.

Yet, between 2001 and 2011, the tuition for resident students more than doubled from $4,089 to $8,987 per year. In fact, in regards to tuition costs, UW-Madison is the seventh most expensive of the Big 10 public schools in both in-state and out-of-state costs. Faculty Senate members have also suggested such ideas as implementing incentives to build loyalty among UW-Madison faculty and increasing the number of outof-state students that are admitted to the school. Nonetheless, members of the Faculty Senate fear that an increase in the pool of nonresident students will cause average test scores and other qualifications to decline. But the prospect of losing valuable professors and the school inadvertently lowering its admission standards for its nonresident students would have unintentional consequences upon school spirit and academic merit. Such a decision would bode poorly with both current and prospective students.

The tuition for resident students more than doubled from $4,089 to $8,987 per year.

It is unfair that this institution is placed squarely in the crossfire of economic hardships and budget shortfalls and that funding for such a prestigious school is difficult. However, UW-Madison must make a choice: keep quality professors and look for funding in ways that may upset students and other University-affiliated individuals, or watch as the school slowly loses its competitive edge. Ethan is a freshman with an undecided major. Please send all feedback to


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Today’s Sudoku

If I only had a brain! A shrimp’s heart is in its head.

Resisting that pizza sale in the Chemistry lobby © Puzzles by Pappocom

Evil Bird

Eatin’ Cake Classic

By Caitlin Kirihara

By Dylan Moriarty

Solution, tips and computer program available at

Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9.

Tanked Life

By Steven Wishau

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

Answer key available at

MESSING AROUND WITH THE GODS ACROSS 1 Give shelter or refuge to 7 Uppercut target 11 Bottom-row PC key 14 Elaborately embellished 15 Boxcar Willie dressed as one 16 Astor’s line 17 Summer treat for a goddess? 19 Dangerous to drive on 20 Showed off, as clothes 21 Pupil’s flower? 22 Kangaroo babies 25 Assistance provider 26 Airplane assignment 27 Aussie avian 28 “Guinness World Records” suffix 30 Post-wedding title 32 Lee of baking fame 34 Area away from the battle 37 To best 41 Patronizing a wellknown retailer? 44 Decreases, as pain 45 Ballesteros of golf 46 Punjabi queen 47 Basketball backboard attachment 49 “Am ___ risk?” 51 Bad thing to invoke

2 Match audio and video 5 55 Caribbean taro 58 Many a Wayne flick 60 Beach ball? 61 Very last segment 63 Mo. of Canada’s Thanksgiving 64 Hands-on god in a children’s farm activity? 68 A fifth of “Hamlet” 69 Hype up 70 They make a party a party 71 Adverse vote 72 Ant formation 73 Has a second meeting with DOWN 1 ___ polloi 2 “The ___ of the Deal” 3 “Messenger” molecule 4 Pleasant, weatherwise 5 Serving no purpose 6 Audition for a part 7 Five-alarm dish 8 Flimflammed 9 Footnote notation 10 “Terrible twos” cries 11 Blazing 12 Windward Island St. ___ 13 Clandestine meeting 18 Tidies up 21 Magazine publisher, e.g.?

22 Eisenberg of “The Social Network” 23 Missouri River city 24 Cash from the Continent 29 ___ Lanka 31 “Arabian Nights” menace 33 Quick impression 35 Woman’s secret 36 Filled pasta 38 Brown eyes or curly hair, e.g. 39 Category 40 Basketry twig 42 Last Greek consonant 43 “Coffee or ___?” 48 Planetary threat in some sci-fi films 50 Taste bud locale 52 Ashcan School member 53 New Mexico state flower 54 Dressed like King Cole? 56 It’s a fact 57 Simple tune 59 Ax relatives 62 Bridge builder, for one (Abbr.) 64 Kind of meeting at a school 65 Compass pt. opposite WNW 66 All-purpose truck, for short 67 Bacon frying sound

Caved In

By Nick Kryshak

First in Twenty

By Angel Lee

Washington and the Bear

By Derek Sandberg


woods from page 7 that having seen the first goal he scored as a Badger. Woods introduced himself to the crease creatures back on Oct. 21 against North Dakota with a highlight-reel goal worthy of SportsCenter Top-10 consideration. On the play, Woods dangled his way past a UND defenseman, walked in and made a nice move to backhand the puck past goaltender Aaron Dell. “I don’t know what I drank before that game, but it gave me something,” Woods joked. “I think it was more luck than anything. I just got lucky there.” This past weekend Eaves moved Woods up the line chart and had him centering Wisconsin’s second forward unit, and indication of just how far the coach believes Woods has come this season. “Right now the way he’s play-

ing, the confidence that he’s playing with, he deserves to be there,” Eaves said. “He’s a big body, but right now with a young guy like Woodsy, it’s game to game.” One advantage that Eaves said the 6-foot 3-inch, 200pound Woods has as a center is his size, which makes Woods an imposing presence for opponents. “It’s tough to play against mass, especially when you’re a center ice-man,” Eaves said. “It helps on face-offs, he’s been doing a good job there. He’s been making plays when he’s had the opportunity, so having that big body down the middle gives us a different element.” Eaves foresees Woods becoming a very valuable player for the Badgers, but that the young forward’s game is still evolving, meaning his full potential cannot yet be truly measured. “I think he could become

a real good, shut-down center ice-man,” Eaves said of Woods. “He’s got a big time shot, he moves well for a big man and he’s hard to play against because of his size.” “I think on a real good team he could become an unbelievably good third line, shut-down guy. Could he become a second line guy someday? That depends on how his offensive prowess comes along,” he added. With Woods and the rest of this year’s freshman class providing the Wisconsin men’s hockey program with a young, talented core, the future looks bright in Madison. Next season Wisconsin’s roster will boast 20 sophomores and juniors, and Woods believes with a season of experience now under their belts, the Badgers will be a force to be reckoned with. “We’re going to be a pretty good-looking team,” he said.

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quarterbacks from page 7 question mark anyway, because he missed all of the 2011 season with a nerve issue in his right elbow. The Woodstock, Ill. native was the presumed favorite to follow Scott Tolzien before whispers of Russell Wilson and before the numbness in his arm. As recently as a few weeks ago, we heard that he was throwing at home and feeling good, and now things seem a lot more complicated. Budmayr doesn’t strike me as a guy who is going to let adversity keep him down—he handled Wilson’s arrival on campus like a pro—but it’s just impossible to play quarterback with that sort of problem going on in your throwing elbow. So where does that leave Wisconsin? Bielema said Wednesday at the Badgers’ pro day that senior Curt Phillips will take part in throwing drills this spring, which is an encouraging sign. I don’t mean to doubt the former blue-chip prospect from Kingsport, Tenn., but people are always going to be leery of the knee issues that have plagued him through his career in Madison. After that, there’s Wilson’s primary backup from last season, redshirt sophomore Joe Brennan, and redshirt freshman Joel Stave. Brennan saw limited action in mopup duty in 2011, and it’s not really fair to judge him on that time alone. He’s got the size at 6-feet 3-inches, 205 lbs., and a strong arm, although he did struggle in spring camp last year. The Wisconsin coaches last year—most of whom have since departed—really liked Stave’s tools, and I’m sure the redshirt season will do him a lot of good in terms of development both this year and down the road. Whether or not he can be ready to go in his second year is another question. Lost, to this point, in this con-



versation is that any quarterback, new to the Badgers’ program or not, will have to learn at least a new set of terminology this season, as Matt Canada takes over the playcalling for Paul Chryst, who is now the head coach at Pittsburgh. Bielema said the prostyle offense will stay, but Canada will certainly have new wrinkles and new terminology for the Wisconsin quarterbacks to learn. With all of the turnover, and now a week of injuries, you have to wonder if Bielema and company will revisit the idea of a transfer. After Dayne Christ committed to Kansas after leaving Notre Dame, that seemed like it was probably the end of it. Now, with Danny O’Brien leaving Maryland and reportedly interested in Wisconsin and others, is the perfect storm coming together? That’s a tough question to address now, with a lot of young potential but also a lot of uncertainty in Madison. That’s why they pay Bielema the big bucks. On one hand, considering the fantastic year Wilson had, you’d love to think there could be the same sort of connection and the same sort of spark. On the other hand, at what point do you risk turning off quarterback recruits for the next whoknows-how-many years? What if it turns out to be more like the Allen Everidge experiment than the Russell Wilson experience? Inexperience was going to be a given for the Badgers under center this year. Injury is now added to the mix. Once you’re back from the honeymoon Bret, hit me up. I throw a wicked deep out. Just ask any one of the rec league flag football chumps that couldn’t jump my laser from the far hash mark. They know. What do you make of the Badgers’ situation under center for next year? How about giving Parker a shot? Let him know at

Mark Kauzlarich/cardinal file photo

Joe Brennan saw action in six games in 2011, completing 6-of15 passes for 48 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.


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Wisconsin faces uncertain situation under center in 2012

Men’s Hockey

Parker Gabriel

parks and rec


Coming of age Mark Kauzlarich/the daily cardinal

As his freshman year has progressed Brendan Woods has come into his own as a player and is primed to be a fixture of the Badgers’ line-up for years to come Story by Ryan Evans


ver the course of the Wisconsin men’s hockey season, the team’s ninemember 2011-’12 freshmen class has grown up before our eyes, but maybe none more so than freshman forward Brendan Woods. In terms of measuring hockey growth, it is easy to solely reference on-ice stats and numbers, but to Woods’ head coach Mike Eaves, it has been the maturation of the Farifax, Va. native’s onice demeanor that has impressed him the most and allowed Woods to fully develop as a player. According to Eaves, Woods had the habit of hanging his head earlier this season when things didn’t go well, which would affect his performance on ensuing shifts. But as he has advanced in his growth as a player, Woods hasn’t let things get to him, allowing him to open up his game and play with increasing confidence. “My body language was a little bad. I’d get down on myself and my game would change and it would bring me down,” Woods said. “So just teaching myself little tips and stuff to cool myself down and stay positive is the biggest thing.” For Woods, playing hockey was just a matter of getting into the family business. His father, Bob Woods, is the assistant coach for the Anaheim Ducks and played hockey at the junior and professional levels for 21 seasons. However, despite his father’s rich hockey background, a younger Woods had his eyes set on making it as a professional baseball player in the major leagues. “I almost made it to the Little League World Series,” Woods said. “But sooner or later hockey became more serious and took up most of my time and I had to give up something and

stay serious about something else and I picked hockey.” Once his Little League career came to an end, Woods embraced his hockey destiny and said to this day, his father has helped him along every step of the way. “I talk to him almost every night. If he’s playing a game or I’m playing a game I’ll give him a call after,” Woods said of his father. “Sometimes he’s able to watch [my games] on TV. He’s pretty good about it, but, he’ll give me tips and stuff. I’ll ask him what he thought and what he saw. He’s not too personal

about it so it’s good.” Woods—who has five goals and ten points in 31 games this season for Wisconsin—has the potential to be a very good power forward for the Badgers. He describes himself as a grinder that is able to use his size to create space for more skilled line mates and a “work hard guy” near the crease who will score most of his goals banging home rebounds. Needless to say, Woods doesn’t characterize himself as the flashiest player on the ice, but you wouldn’t believe

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or a guy who was expecting to have five quarterbacks in camp this fall— potential transfers not included— Bret Bielema suddenly has himself a bit of an issue under center. This week alone we learned incoming freshman Bart Houston is set to have surgery on his throwing shoulder to address a cyst that exists from a previous surgery and that John Budmayr, maybe the perceived favorite of the group, is still struggling with a nerve issue in his throwing elbow. At this rate, by next week the

only signal caller in Bielema’s life will be his wife, after the two take their vows this Saturday. But in all seriousness, the Badgers figured to have an inexperienced group in camp this fall (not to mention this spring, as practices start March 17) as it is, and now add two big question marks to that list. Realistically, Houston probably was not going to win the job straight away out of camp. Certainly, a section of the fan base would have called for the young, highly-touted west coast kid, but asking him to learn a college offense in a matter of weeks is no small favor. Budmayr may have been a

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