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Uncounted votes give Prosser lead By Nick Graetz The Daily Cardinal
One day after Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory in the state Supreme Court race with a .01 percent lead, new results from Waukesha County gave Justice David Prosser over 7,000 more votes than his opponent and a commanding lead in a race that has become one of the closest in state history. In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Waukesha Country Clerk Kathy Nickolaus blamed the discrepancy on the failure to include the city of Brookfield’s vote totals. Nickolaus took responsibility herself, and stressed the fact the problem in vote calculation was due solely to human
error, trying to downplay the rumors of partisan interference in this canvass. “I’m thankful that this error was caught early in the process and during the canvass.” Nickolaus said. “The purpose of the canvass is to catch these kinds of errors.” After such a huge swing in Prosser’s favor, liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now was quick to point out Nickolaus is a former staffer for the Republican Assembly Caucus who was granted immunity in the investigation into allegations of illegal campaign activities on state time. “There is a history of secrecy and partisanship surrounding the Waukesha supreme court page 3
Final designs for Central Library presented to public By Jourdan Miller The Daily Cardinal
Architect Jeff Scherer and his team at Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle formally presented the final design for the new Madison Public Library to the public Thursday. With a final cost set at $29.5 million, developers plan to break ground for the new library in November and hope to be finished after 18 months. Scherer said there was a lot of anxiety about the design through its creation, but he appreciated the continued community support. “It requires a certain degree of trust
and that we remain open to ideas that may not be our own,” Sherer said. “That give and take process is essential in the creation of a public building.” Traci Lesneski, the interior architect on the team, said the goal was to create a building that would continue to give back to the community for years. “We want to make sure the building ages gracefully over time,” Lesneski said. “We want to make a place where everyone wants to be.” Along with the creation of a rooftop garden, the plans include the addition library page 3
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Engineering Hall currently houses a temporary showcase of a model of the UW-Madison engineering campus. The model is made entirely out of Legos.
Board of Regents discuss details of Wisconsin Idea Partnership By Alex DiTullio The Daily Cardinal
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents met Thursday to discuss the Wisconsin Idea Partnership, a plan endorsed by 13 UW chancellors to increase flexibility for every UW System School while keeping UW-Madison within the system. As the UW System faces a $250 million budget cut in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget, UW chancellors are looking for ways to increase flexibility on their respective campuses. Senior Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Affairs Michael Morgan detailed provisions of the Wisconsin Idea Partnership, including the flexibilities he said it would provide. Morgan said one example of this
flexibility would be the board’s ability to set the tuition price for every UW campus. Under current law, the board has limited tuition setting authority, rendering them incapable of determining undergraduate tuition rates, Morgan said. Morgan said the Wisconsin Idea Partnership would provide the board with the authority to set tuition levels for UW campuses, giving every campus the ability “to meet the needs of students and employers, while maintaining high levels of educational equality.” Board member Thomas Loftus said the UW chancellors owed it to Wisconsin citizens to create a unified proposal, and to present the proposal to the legislature as “one voice.” “We have a very divided state,” Loftus said. “We’re adding to the
division by presenting or seeming to present two competing proposals to the legislature.” UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin said she hopes to meet with the other UW chancellors to create a unified proposal. Martin said any amendments to the governor’s bill should be additive, rather than taking away from what UW-Madison would currently gain from the bill. Also at the meeting, Associate Vice President of Capital Planning and Budget David Miller detailed the 2011-’13 Capital Budget Summary. The budget includes a new $50 million program that would fund system-wide facility renovation of existing buildings. The program would improve the quality of UW campuses and create new jobs, according to Miller.
Lobbyist’s son resigns from state job after public outcry A 27-year-old worker in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration resigned Thursday after public knowledge of his appointment caused statewide outcry. Brian Deschane, the son of prominent lobbyist and Walker contributor Jerry Deschane, had no college degree and minimal management experience before being appointed to the Department of Commerce and
receiving a 26 percent raise, bringing his salary to $81,500 a year. Deschane’s appointment came to light due to a piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and since then Democrats have slammed Walker for being a hypocrite. “Gov. Walker has repeatedly stated that all public employees must sacrifice, but it appears his political appointees are exempt
from any sacrifice,” state Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, said in a statement. Walker’s spokesperson Cullen Werwie confirmed in an e-mail Deschane was initially demoted to his original salary, which was almost $65,000 a year, and then submitted his resignation. Werwie said Walker has no comment on the matter.
Madison teen charged with hate crime after incident
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Local Contra groups came together Thursday to sponsor a Campus Contra Dance event at Memorial Union.
A 17-year-old Madison teen was charged with a hate crime after allegedly punching an 18-year-old on a Madison Metro bus. Jay’von Flemming was charged Wednesday with battery to a public transit vehicle passenger with a hate crime enhancer. According to the Madison police,
Flemming and two other people were teasing the victim about being gay before punching the victim in the nose and ear as they left the bus at Alhambra Place. The incident happened Sunday around 5 p.m. “The victim is gay and has been bullied in the past by one of the three teens who taunted him on the bus,” Madison
Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain said in a statement. Police said the victim did not know the other two suspects. The victim was treated at a local hospital. MPD has tentatively identified one suspect, but he has not been located, DeSpain said.
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Erica andrist sex columnist A few days ago, I was using my boyfriend’s computer and found some porn. I didn’t like it at all. I wasn’t snooping, but I was just using his computer to check my e-mail and I think he may have forgotten to clear his search history … I consider myself an open person, and we have a satisfying sex life. He and I have even watched porn together before, but this particular material was such a turnoff. I’m not sure what to do about it. How do I approach him about this? —Partner’s Opinion (is) Really Negative Actually, PORN, my recommendation is that you don’t approach him about this. When the two of you watch porn together, then you certainly have a say in selecting porn both of you find hot and sexy. But you don’t have a say in the kind of porn your boyfriend finds hot and sexy on his own time. It’s a bummer you find it to be “such a turnoff,” but your boyfriend’s porn is for his pleasure, not yours. Assuming the porn you found wasn’t illegal, I don’t think it’s your place to say anything.
I do think we often get lulled into the soulmate mentality as an ideal.
If you truly feel you must, then my advice is to first think about what exactly you hope to gain from approaching him. Do you need to get
this off your chest? Do you want him to stop consuming this kind of porn? Think about what you want the outcome of the conversation to be. Tell your boyfriend what you found and how you found it. If you can, articulate why it made you feel uncomfortable. Emphasize that it’s not his fault you’ve reacted like this (because it isn’t). Finally, conclude with your reason for talking to him, and maybe offer some kind of remedy for the situation that requires you to do something—e.g. you’ll bring your own laptop to your bf ’s house from now on, or you’ll try to learn a little more about activity X so it doesn’t squick you out so much, or whatever. If you’ll allow me to digress for a second, dear readers, I was out driving the other day and some of the morning radio hosts were talking about checking out other people when you’re in a relationship and if that’s a sign of disrespect for your partner. It seemed like every person who called in said that if someone were truly satisfied in their relationship, then they wouldn’t need to look at other people. I’m sorry, what? Personally, I think claiming someone ought to be so satisfied with me that he or she doesn’t masturbate or enjoy porn or even look at other people would mean I am either extraordinarily arrogant or my partner is extraordinarily boring. You pick. But the reason I went off on that little tangent is because I think that ideal might be at play here. PORN, do you think it’s possible that you’re bothered not just by the porn you found, but by the fact that you found porn, period? Is it possible your reaction to this porn is tinged by a little bit of hurt feelings in addition to your disgust?
I’m not saying you’re arrogant or your boyfriend is boring, nor am I saying that monogamy is something that can’t or doesn’t work for people. However, I do think we often get lulled into the soulmate mentality as an ideal, as though the ultimate goal of romance and sex is to find “the one” who meets our every want, need and desire.
Is it possible your reaction to this porn is tinged by a little bit of hurt feelings in addition to your disgust?
It might be a blow to the ego to find out about your bf ’s porn use outside your otherwise
satisfying sex life, PORN—but remember it might not (and probably doesn’t) reflect anything about the quality of your relationship or your partner’s overall satisfaction. None or all of those things may be true in this case, but it may be an erstwhile exercise to give it some thought. Our relationships should make us happy, and we have the right to set boundaries within our relationships to help ensure that. If your boyfriend’s porn use is something you absolutely cannot accept about your relationship, PORN, then that’s of course your right. But if you want to set this boundary and that’s something he can’t accept, then that’s his right too. Questions? Comments? Please e-mail them to sex@ dailycardinal.com.
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SSFC discusses impeachment suit By Alison Bauter The Daily Cardinal
The Student Services Finance Committee met Thursday to discuss the pending impeachment suit filed by Chair Matt Manes and to approve budget alterations for the Multicultural Student Coalition and Supporting Peers in Laidback Listening The committee briefly addressed Chair Manes’ impeachment suit against Student Judiciary Vice Chief Justice Timothy Hogan. “With 23 days left in the session, if we haven’t settled the question of WISPIRG’s eligibility the process will simply stall; as soon as the session turns over this matter will stop wherever it is, and that would have very bad consequences for everybody,” said Manes in an e-mail to the Associated Students of Madison. In the e-mail, Manes said he was willing to drop the impeachment suit if ASM could specify the definition for student groups’ “direct services” within the next two weeks. The direct-service definition would impact the Wisconsin Public Interest
supreme court from page 1 County Clerk and there remain unanswered questions,” OWN Executive Director Scott Ross said. Nickolaus stressed the changes and verifications of vote totals occurred in an open, transparent meeting involving members of both political parties. Ramona Kitzinger, the Democratic member of the county board canvass, defended Nickolaus and the process behind catching the Brookfield error. “The board went over everything and made sure that all the numbers jived up, which they did,” Kitzinger said.
library from page 1 of a third floor, art gallery and triples the number of library computers. One of the topics addressed at previous meetings was the future of the Aaron Bohrad mural currently located in the children’s section. The mural would have a place in the library’s final designs, Lesneski said.
Research Group, who recently won a complaint before the Student Judiciary after SSFC denied their funding eligibility a second time. If ASM changed the definition, SSFC would inevitably deny WISPIRG funding a third time. SSFC also voted to shift funds within the MCSC and SPILL budgets. MCSC financial staffer Peter Lorenz requested fund shifts within the group’s current 2011-’12 budget. The shifts included an adjustment to co-sponsor the printing costs of multicultural arts and literature women’s magazine, Women in REDzine, with the Campus Women’s Center. Also at the meeting, SSFC granted SPILL’s request and consolidated several funding lines to increase the peer counseling group’s marketing budget by $4,495. The group said the marketing increase was needed to reach out to more students during stressful times such as finals week. The finance committee also spent several hours in subcommittees to discuss revisions to the group’s operations manual. There were also two other changes found in municipal vote totals in Waukesha County. In New Berlin, the initial total in one ward for Prosser was reported as 37 instead of the actual 237, and in Lisbon both candidates had lower vote totals after the canvass. This announcement came after a chaotic afternoon of unofficial lead changes as different counties reported changes in their reported vote totals. Kloppenburg gained net votes in Shawano, Vernon, Rusk, Iowa, Door, Portage and Grant counties as various clerk’s offices reported new returns, but all gains were relatively small in comparison to Waukesha County’s swing for Prosser. Exterior architect Doug Hursh, of Potter Lawson Design, said the designs have the capacity for substantial amounts of natural light. “It’s really important for us to activate the space and create a more lively place,” Hursh said. “At night you’ll be able to see activity inside the building, we wanted the library to really be a part of downtown.”
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Richard Gage, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, said UW-Madison should investigate the events of 9/11 since the school is “obligated to intellectual honesty” at lecture Thursday.
9/11 conspiracy theorist urges UW-Madison community to search for inconsistencies By Ben Siegel The Daily Cardinal
Architect Richard Gage spoke to the UW-Madison Sifting and Winnowing Club Thursday about apparent inconsistencies between the actual events of September 11 and the official narratives of the tragedy. The Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, of which Gage is the founder, called on the university to look into the events of 9/11 in an e-mail to The Daily Cardinal and other Madison area media outlets last week. The group said UW-Madison is obligated to intellectual honesty and must follow its motto: “sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.” Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to exposing
the falsehoods and to revealing truths about the collapses of the 3 World Trade Center high-rises on September 11, 2001,” according to the group’s website. AE911Truth has received support from around 1,000 architects and engineers in their call for investigation of the official reports. The lecture was sponsored by We Are Change, a nation-wide organization dedicated to “revealing the truth of September 11th and the lies of the government and corporate elite.” Members of the group’s Wisconsin and Minnesota branches attended the lecture. “I believe that you all will walk away tonight with a better idea of what is science and what is conspiracy,” Gage said before beginning his presentation. Gage said the collapses were
reminiscent of controlled demolitions, showing numerous video clips of the falling World Trade Center buildings and eyewitness testimonies that described the destruction as reminiscent of controlled demolitions. He repeatedly showed the collapse of one of the towers aside footage of controlled skyscraper demolitions. Gage said the government and media misrepresented the September 11 events. “What we have here is being described as an apple, when it’s really an orange,” Gage said. In 2004, the federal government released a report based on 2.5 million pages of documents and 1,200 interviews detailing the workings of a “sophisticated, patient, disciplined and lethal” terrorist attack.
La Follette asks Supreme Court to drop DOJ’s appeal By Samy Moskol The Daily Cardinal
The legal battle over the budget repair law escalated Thursday when Secretary of State Douglas La Follette filed a petition to halt an appeal against Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi’s court ruling. La Follette motioned Thursday to halt an appeal requested by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. The appeal challenged Sumi’s court ruling that ordered a temporary restraining order on the publication of the budgetrepair law. The Department of Justice filed the appeal under La
Follette’s name. La Follette, a Democrat who had conflicts with his council from the DOJ and whom Sumi allowed to hire a new attorney, said they never consulted him on the issue. The DOJ submitted a response to LaFollette’s request, asserting they are the proper council to represent his office and imploring the Supreme Court to take up the case in order to clarify Sumi’s decision. The DOJ, which has been receiving criticism from Democrats for their handling of the budget repair law case, is now also subject to attack from prominent Republican lawmaker state
Rep. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater. Nass requested an investigation of Assistant Attorney General Thomas Bellavia after e-mails Bellavia sent to Democratic state senators when they while in Illinois became public. In the e-mails, Bellavia says he is a political supporter of their efforts regarding the budgetrepair bill and according to Nass, he provided them legal advice when they were in Illinois. “There are legitimate concerns [Bellavia] could attempt to sabotage the defense of the Wisconsin Legislature based on his partisan activities,” Nass said in a letter to Van Hollen.
Dane County introduces new trucks to run on landfill gas
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The Central Library plans will next be presented to the Plan Commission for approval.
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk announced Thursday Dane County is the first place in Wisconsin to allow vehicles to fill up with landfill gas. The county partnered with multiple private companies to install new technology at the Dane County landfill that turns landfill gas into compressed natural gas, Joshua Wescott, Falk’s spokesperson, said. “Through innovation, we’re saving tax dollars, cleaning up our air and turning an environmental problem into a green
energy opportunity,” Falk said in a statement. Dane County started converting methane gas given off by decomposing landfill trash into electricity a few years ago, Wescott said. The methane gas costs around the equivalent of 20 cents per gallon of gasoline to convert the gas into fuel vehicles can use. Falk also announced the county will be installing a new compressed natural gas filling station at the Robertson Road offices of the county’s
parks department. The station was purchased through a Clean Transportation federal stimulus grant of more than $400,000, Wescott said. This grant also helped the county buy numerous trucks that run on the compressed natural gas.
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Acoustic showdown at the High Noon
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The High Noon Saloon will play host to Matt White’s (right) triumphant return to his college town, with a hit song and a top 20 album under his belt. Newcomer and soul songstress Lauren Pritchard (left) is challenging the UW alum on familiar turf, but everyone will win with this strong line-up.
UW alum faces off against soul songstress Matt White coming back through Madison to relive ‘Best Days’ of his life, visit his old college haunts
Soul singer Lauren Pritchard’s talents won’t be ‘wasted’ on Madison this weekend
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Matt White, a UW alumnus, will return to his alma mater this Saturday night for a performance at the High Noon Saloon. I had a chance to talk with the singer/songwriter before his upcoming trip into town. During his college career, White’s favorite hangouts included the Memorial Union, as well as exploring the Capitol and State Street. His two favorite haunts were Stillwaters, Inc. (a tavern/restaurant that closed in late 2005) and the record store B-Side. “You can throws as much money as you want at a project, and it doesn’t work, and you can show nothing.” Matt White Singer-songwriter Geffen Records
Much of White’s broad musical knowledge is owed to the proprietor of B-Side. White said that he “expanded my musical knowledge twentyfold, just by giving me cool bootlegs and albums that I don’t think I would have been exposed to.” White loves all aspects of the unique music scene in Madison, and remembers his days fondly. “People who’ve never been there don’t realize that it’s one of the best places in the world to me, and I think everyone that goes there realizes that,” White said. He draws inspiration from
artists all over the musical spectrum, from older artists like Paul Simon to newer bands such as Coldplay and the Killers. White said he is fortunate to be able to appreciate all kinds of music; he enjoys country and old-school hip-hop groups, including the Wu-Tang Clan. White is currently on a tour of the Midwest, and says that the Majestic Theater in Madison is one of his favorite venues that he has played. He partially credits it to his love of Madison, saying that “anything that happens in Madison, I just love.” His other favorite venues include Chastain Amphitheatre in Atlanta and Royal Albert Hall in London, where he once opened for Coldplay. He classified all of his favorite venues as “those certain places with soul.” As far as his writing is concerned, White prefers a more personal setting, rather than a recording studio, where he said the pressures of the industry perpetually linger over his shoulder. “When you don't care too much, I think that's when something happens,” he said. “When you're in a writing session and you're forced to write ... it doesn't really affect people [emotionally].” He feels music created in a more laid-back situation touches people on a much deeper emotional level than music that’s created when “they want you to be a pop radio.” He said he despises music that is only created for commercial value, shunning it for music that comes from the soul.
“You can throw as much money as you want at a project, and it doesn't work, and you can show nothing,” White said. “You put the music out there, and it goes”
White said he is fortunate to be able to appreciate all kinds of music; he enjoys country and old-school hip-hop groups, including the Wu-Tang Clan.
White says the greatest asset a songwriter can have is versatility, or the ability to work with artists from all genres. He states that his greatest musical respect is reserved for those musicians that are able to adapt their style and play all different types of music, rather than those who stick to one genre. White believes that the most musical growth can come from exposure to a variety of styles. “If you have a polka writer from Russia who doesn’t speak English, you work with him, that really does make you a better writer and performer.” White’s music has been featured in “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Pretty Little Liars,” among other TV shows and movies. Lauren Pritchard, with an unplugged set, and Matt White will perform at the High Noon Saloon with Brendan James on Saturday evening. The show starts at 7 p.m., tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
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Singer/songwriter Lauren Pritchard, author of pop hits “Painkillers” and “Not the Drinking,” will return to Madison this Saturday for an acoustic show at the High Noon Saloon. “I think people will really enjoy it,” Pritchard said. “It’s unplugged, it’s where the music started from. I’m really proud of it.” Pritchard, who describes her music as “soul-country-rock” and “1970s soul mixed with 1993 alt-rock,” is on tour, trekking across America in a van with up-and-coming crooners Brendan James and UW alumnus Matt White. “When you’re touring, you become very observant about the things around you. Things are constantly changing,” Pritchard said. “I love touring, and unless I’m in the studio writing and working, it’s the only thing keeping me feeling normal.” Pritchard, a 23-year-old native of Jackson, Tenn., moved to London two years ago and signed with Universal/ Island Records. She released her debut album Wasted in Jackson last October. She collaborated with popular artists like Eg White, Mumford and Sons and ?uestlove on the album. Her hit “Painkillers” was remixed with rapper Talib Kweli. “When I first began working on the album, I’d just ended a relationship and moved to a new country literally at the same time. I didn’t know where I was,” Pritchard said. “I didn’t know anyone. I was in a weird place—going through a hard break-up, not necessarily having anyone around to comfort you. “I was afraid of losing myself in the U.K. I had a fear of moving to this new country and changing a lot,
detaching from all my family, friends, and my life. That all factors into the music on the album.” Pritchard’s song-writing process is one of spontaneity. She rarely edits any of her lyrics or musical ideas, which gives “Wasted in Jackson” a raw vibe. “It comes all at once. [For any given song] I’m done within a half-hour at the most. It’s a stream of consciousness, “she said. “ The melody’s there, the lyrics are there. As a whole, it just comes straight out. Sometimes it will start as a lyrical idea, sometimes it will start as a melody. If the idea’s going to happen, it’s going to happen all at once.” Through “Try a Little Harder,” a simple, compassionate track off the album, Pritchard tells a story about the economic recession. “No matter what you think everyone looks like, they’re all being affected. We can all do better to help each other, because everyone is suffering,” she said, echoing the lyrics of the song. Pritchard’s musical influences include Al Green, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, the Black Keys, British singer Professor Green, Hanson and Eminem. “I was too young to realize half the things [Eminem] was talking about,” she said. “I didn’t pick up on the violence, the hate or anger. I just remember how strong his voice is. That’s why I really loved it so much.” Pritchard sings with a unique style, marked by her strong, soaring voice and southern flavor. “I want to be able to make records my whole life,” she said. “What I’m doing I love more than anything in the world. I would like to be recognized for making great music. I want to keep making albums that people love and appreciate.”
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Dan Tollefson opinion columnist
ublic authority status is still months away for UW-Madison, but students are already thinking about how to fill their seat on the Board of Trustees. If all goes according to plan, Gov. Scott Walker will appoint 11 of the board’s 21 members. The other 10 members will be a mix of faculty, interested parties and, of course, at least one currently enrolled student. So who’s best for the job? How do we even begin to decide what makes a candidate qualified? This lone college student will sit on a board that has authority over pressing issues like tuition, salaries and shared governance. It’s no small task. Student government is throwing around a lot of ideas. Some members think the sitting ASM chair should fill the spot temporarily following the passage of the governor’s budget. This plan would give students and the administration more time to establish a process for filling the spot in the future. And that process is important. We could theoretically make it a free-for-all election and put the seat up to a campus-wide vote—that’s what some competing universities with a similar board choose to do. But in many cases you’ll see individual candidates spend well over $10,000 to sway the student electorate, with the winner sometimes unprepared for the complexities of
the board. While a fresh perspective is not necessarily a bad thing, an open election could be a popularity contest. Should someone win the seat because they have a grip of dough and a lot of friends? Opening the floodgates of campaign spending automatically marginalizes students without access to competing funds. The most logical solution would be an election with restrictions. Normally I’m a proponent of merit selection, but given the circumstances, I don’t think ASM alone should dictate who sits on the board. There’s just enough backroom politics in student government to make a colossal mistake. But there is room for ASM involvement. Just as it established a commencement speaker fund earlier this year, student council could make a student representative fund. ASM could hold interviews to weed out the unqualified, or it could use a primary voting system with a certain number of applicants moving on to the next round. Either way, the final candidates would receive funding for a campuswide election with the caveat they won’t spend their own money. That would eliminate the threat of silencing a less affluent contestant. It also gives student government—and the campus community—time to learn what each candidate brings to the table. It might seem like a lot of hoops to jump through, but the selection process shouldn’t be easy. First of all, the student will occupy the seat for two years, so it’s not like this lengthy election would take place year in and year out. And, more importantly, we shouldn’t select someone who’s not up to the challenge. After all, the student
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ASM should guide the student representative selection process in the right direction. will have huge responsibilities. Chief among them is maintaining—and hopefully strengthening—shared governance between the administration and students. The phrase “no taxation without representation” comes to mind, especially considering the impact public authority status and dwindling state funding will have on tuition. To date, Chancellor Biddy Martin has pledged a tuition increase of only 8.5 percent, even when faced with $125 million in cuts from the state. But she’s also vowed to protect lowerincome students by increasing finan-
cial aid awareness. Under the New Badger Partnership, she’ll have the power to do both. And it’s up to the student on the Board of Trustees to hold her accountable. But tuition isn’t the only fee UW-Madison charges students. Every year we pay over $1,000 in segregated fees on top of tuition, with a majority of this money creating a $30-plus million non-allocable budget under the jurisdiction of the chancellor. The student representative on the Board of Trustees needs to fight for more authority over this budget to ensure student dollars are
going to worthy causes, not just the chancellor’s pet projects. In the coming months we will see a great opportunity to strengthen the student voice. ASM needs to make sure a prepared candidate sits on the board, and an open election is not the answer. Sure, we can put it to a vote eventually, but let’s first create a calculated selection process that guarantees qualified, genuine representation. Millions of student dollars depend on it. Dan Tollefson is a senior majoring in English. Please send all feedback to email@example.com.
FAFSA independence policy excludes students in need Heather Heggemeier opinion contributor
hat does it mean to be independent? For some, this question could take them down a path of introspection, but I’m not talking philosophical independence, I’m talking about FAFSA independence. Many students work multiple jobs while going to school, take out enough loans to cover tuition and live paycheck to paycheck for the rest of their expenses. Others win scholarships or qualify for grants. Most students are some combination of the above. There are, of course, students whose parents are able to pay the way for their kids, and there’s
nothing wrong with that. But what about those students who rely on their parents for absolutely nothing, yet cannot claim to be independents on the FAFSA? An independent status would enable them to qualify for far more aid than what’s otherwise available. What about a family of eight, whose parents make enough money combined to automatically disqualify their individual children from most financial aid? In reality those same parents are unable to pay for college because of debt and the fact that they have other children still under their roof. What now? Before I go further, let me take a deep breath. We’re all lucky to be in
school regardless of how we got here. Even if it means we had to take out loans or apply for scholarships, at least we got a shot at a great education and we’re not stuck working food service until we save up enough money for college. All sense of entitlement aside, this is a serious question, especially in today’s uncertain economic environment. According to an April 4 Washington Post blog post by Daniel de Vise, our nation could be looking at a $6 billion cut to the Pell Grant Program alone. With funds like Pell grants dwindling, it’s even more important to make sure that money is distributed fairly. The current FAFSA form is clear
on the requirements for calling yourself independent. In order to claim that status, you must meet one of the following criterion: • You are at least 24 years old on the day you file your FAFSA. • You are or will be enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral degree program at the beginning of the school year. • You are married on the day you file your FAFSA. • You have children. • You have dependents other than a spouse who live with you and who receive more than half their income from you at the time you apply. • Both your parents are deceased and/or you are (or were until age 18) a ward of the court. • You are currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training. • You are a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. • You were a foster child after the age of 13. • You are an emancipated child as determined by a court judge. • You are homeless or at risk of homelessness as determined by the director of a Department of Housing and Urban Development-approved homeless shelter, transitional program or high school liaison. The average university student doesn’t fit into any of these categories, which seems to be the idea. On top of that, when you compare two students with different family situations, the distribution of aid can dramatically differ. There must be a way for students who are truly financially independent to be recognized as such. Unfortunately, the only option currently available is a professional judgment override.
According to Kristin Morris, an advisor for the Student Loan Network, in order to receive this override a student must prove to a financial aid officer that they were forced to leave their parents’ home and no longer have contact with them. From there, the student must provide three letters describing their situation. This option is a step in the right direction, but it’s not enough. More importantly, it’s still unfair to those students whose parents appear able to help financially in the eye of the government, but in reality cannot. At the very least, students should be able to have contact with their parents while also maintaining independence. If there were looser restrictions for FAFSA independence, some would argue too many students would cheat the system. Students could claim their parents don’t help them when, in reality, they provide ample support. An easy solution to this hypothetical independence could be a random government audit. Yes, this often would create more paperwork, and require employees to perform these audits, but it would also help thousands of students struggling financially. And there’s no such thing as a perfect system anyways. While the financial aid system is a government service we are lucky to have as an option, FAFSA forms should allow students to reflect their true financial situation. Regardless of the extra work and red tape associated with adjustments to the FAFSA, a fairer distribution of funds would be well worth the trouble. Heather Heggemeier is a sophomore with an undecided major. We welcome all feedback. Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
softball from page 8 McIntosh pitched a scoreless seventh inning to secure the victory for Wisconsin. With her performance, improved her season record to 11-5. Sophomore infielder Shannel Blackshear noted the solid pitching performances made the job easier for Badger hitters. “It always makes it easier because it takes a little pressure off of you,” Blackshear said. “We can feel free to go up there and hit the ball.” Wisconsin struck quickly in the second thanks to a two-out RBI single by sophomore outfielder Whitney Massey to score sophomore utilitywoman Abby Gregory. Gregory pinch ran for Blackshear after she reached base on a single. North Dakota threatened in the third inning, moving a runner to third base thanks to a single and two sacrifice bunts, but Darrah ended the threat by striking out sophomore outfielder Kayelee Schoeny for the final out of the inning. The Badgers put the game out of reach in the bottom of the sixth inning thanks to a threerun blast by Blackshear to make it 5-0. Before smacking her sixth home run of the season over the left field wall, Blackshear worked the count by fouling off a good number of pitches from sophomore Sioux pitcher Michelle Frank. The script for the second game of the double-header closely followed that of the first. McIntosh came back out as the starting pitcher for the second game of the doubleheader after pitching the final inning of the first game. McIntosh followed Darrah’s efficient pitching performance in game one with an equally solid outing of her own, pitching a complete game-shutout. She struck out an impressive 13 batters in seven innings of work. “I planned on going out
there and hitting my locations,” McIntosh said. “They were swinging at balls off the plate so I just kept widening the zone.” Like in the first game, Wisconsin jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and sealed the deal with a three-run homer. This time, it was freshman infielder Stephanie Peace who drove the ball over the leftfield fence to give the Badgers a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth. Wisconsin tacked on two more runs in the fifth. After committing four errors in Tuesday’s loss to Notre Dame, the Badgers put a greater emphasis on defense and fielding this week in practice. The work seemed to pay off in Thursday’s doubleheader, as the
team committed no errors in both games. The Badgers are scheduled to host Northwestern in their first Big Ten series of the home schedule this weekend. The Wildcats will arrive in Madison with an 18-9 record, but are the only team in the Big Ten without a conference victory. Wisconsin has a 3-2 record at home this season, and the team is looking forward to facing its first Big Ten opponent at Goodman Diamond. “I’m very excited. We just have to go out there and do something special,” McIntosh said. First pitch for both Saturday’s and Sunday’s games against Northwestern is scheduled for noon at Goodman Diamond.
Weekend, April 8-10, 2011
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Purdue, Indiana on the docket for UW By Mark Bennett the daily cardinal
The Wisconsin men’s and women’s tennis teams will be taking on the state of Indiana this weekend when they face Purdue and Indiana. The men’s team (8-9, 2-2 Big Ten) begins a four game home stand when it faces No. 64 Boilermakers (10-7, 10-4) Friday. Purdue is coming off of two losses last weekend, falling to Iowa and Illinois. Meanwhile, No. 27 Indiana is coming off two wins last weekend. The Hoosiers (18-4, 5-0) did what Purdue could not, knocking off Illinois and shutting out Iowa. Wisconsin’s last weekend ended in a split. On the road in Michigan, the Badgers fell to the Wolverines last Saturday before bouncing back for a victory over Michigan State. Wisconsin will look toward senior captain Marek Michalicka, who enters this weekend ranked
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Sophomore Shannel Blackshear launched a three-run home run in the sixth inning of the Badgers’ first game Thursday afternoon.
world’s wallpaper until October. Part of the mystique of baseball, however, is not just the potential of opening day but the reality of spending countless summer afternoons wasting away in bleachers. July day games are just as connected to that collective American sports psyche and contribute just as much to baseball memories as opening day does. So the true test of a baseball fan is not if they show up on opening day and talk the big game about the joy of starting another season. It’s if they keep that enthusiasm up for the other 161 games of the year, and buy in to that dimension of endless summers at the ballpark, as corny as it sounds. Sure, it’s easy to go to opening day, but it’s a lot harder to sit through 40-degree April night games that border on meaningless and 100-degree August ones with scarcely more significance. I’m not one of those fans. I used to be, and there’s a part of me that wishes I still was. But there is no indication those times are com-
No. 72 in the ITA rankings. Additionally, the duo of Michalicka and sophomore Billy Bertha come into Friday’s match ranked 66th among doubles. The Wisconsin women’s tennis team (11-7, 2-2 Big Ten) will take to the road this weekend to face Purdue and Indiana this weekend. The Badgers encounter a 10-8 Hoosier squad Saturday that has yet to win a conference match this season. The Wisconsin women will then travel across the state of Indiana Sunday for a match Sunday against the Boilermakers. The No. 58 Purdue squad (9-6, 3-2) features no ranked singles members, but do boast the No. 38 doubles team in the country in Mara Schmidt and Jennifer Rabot. Last weekend also brought split results for the Wisconsin women, who upset Michigan State, but fell 7-0 to the No. 8 Michigan Wolverines. ing back any time soon. And there aren’t many of those fans left. Baseball needs that optimism, that eternal hope from opening day, to continue for the entire summer and carry it into the fall. When you get down to it, baseball needs believers. So if you happily confessed to believing all in The Magic of Baseball last week, I hope you’ve kept it up since then and will for the whole summer. As much as cynics like me rebel against the sappy, poetic prose that sometimes infects baseball writing for opening day, it’s exactly what the sport can offer that other sports can’t. The question is if it will continue for the next few months—if people keep that baseball love up for dozens of games or if it peters out after a weekend. Opening day was great. It reminded us why we love baseball and why the hope of a new season will live on forever. But what comes next can be just as beautiful, and is even more important. Has baseball already lost its magic a few games into the season? E-mail Nico at email@example.com.
Weekend, April 8-10, 2011
Opening Day might be magic, but fans need to stick around for more
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Freshman Cassandra Darrah struck out seven while giving up two hits and no runs Thursday in game one.
No luck for No Dak: Badgers sweep Sioux By Adam Tupitza the daily cardinal
Backed by 14 straight shutout innings from the Badger pitching staff, the Wisconsin softball team swept North Dakota in a Thursday double-header topping the Fighting Sioux 5-0 and 7-0. Wisconsin (1-3 Big Ten, 19-14
overall) has established a reputation this season as a team that thrives on comeback victories, but the team never trailed Thursday and held the Sioux scoreless for the entire evening. “We haven’t had many wins all year where it’s been a shutout win or we’ve had a lead the whole time,”
head coach Yvette Healy said. In the first game of the doubleheader, freshman pitcher Cassandra Darrah threw six innings of shutout softball, holding North Dakota (1024) to only two hits on the afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Meghan softball page 7
t would be interesting to count up how many gallons of ink were used over the past two weeks so writers could wax poetic about the beauty and majesty of baseball’s opening day. There are few sports that lend themselves to that kind of effusive, hyper-emotional praise quite like baseball. It’s the sport tied to the soul of America, the one connected to everyone’s childhood, the one that heals parent-child relationships with games of catch. You know the story lines. And there are few events that bring that kind of emotion out in writers quite like opening day. It’s the perfectly even start, the time when every team is a contender. Opening day is built around the limitless potential that comes from a mix of purity and endless optimism; the unblemished fields and spotless uniforms. It’s also about unblemished teams and spotless players. In an era when almost every memorable moment or inspiring story of the past 15 years has been tainted by performance enhancing drugs or a plethora of disenchant-
ing elements, opening day represents the game at its most idealistic. Maybe that’s why those poetic descriptions of baseball seem to dissipate in the week following opening day. Baseball takes the perfect potential of the new season and ruins it by having to go and play the games. Right around now is when our optimism turns to cynicism, when your team turns from a squad of heroes to busts or overpaid prima donnas, when potential inevitably becomes disappointment. And that disappointment turns fans away. More than 40,000 fans showed up for the Cleveland Indians’ home opener, but by the next night, attendance was down to 9,853. Clearly, the shine of baseball—the reason everyone writes with such genuine emotion about the start of the season—wore off pretty quickly. The same can be said for every other team in the majors; every stadium experiences a drop off after opening day. It’s only logical, opening day is a promotion that has the novelty other games lack, but after the first homestand of the weekend it seems like baseball becomes something to be tolerated. Once the first few games are out of the way and reality sets in, baseball becomes the sports opening day page 7