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UW professor reflects on time with Mandela By Megan Stoebig the daily cardinal
Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela achieved more than any one man could ever be expected to accomplish. From leading a nation out of apartheid to persistently advocating for peace and forgiveness, to serving 27 years in prison for his beliefs, he left behind a legacy that can never be matched. Nelson, an icon of peace and reconciliation, died Thursday at the age of 95. Heinz Klug, a professor and the current associate dean at the University of WisconsinMadison Law School worked for the African National Congress in Johannesburg, the liberation movement headed by Mandela and the current ruling party in South Africa. Klug joined the organization in June 1990, just after Mandela was released from his 27-year prison sentence in
February 1990. figure out a way for the regime Before being imprisoned, to get out of the way so a new Mandela was an organizer one could be born and he was and leader of the struggle in quite extraordinary in that,” South Africa, but he quickly Klug said. became a symbol for the Mandela also resistance against the received a Nobel Prize white apartheid while with F. W. de Klerk, in prison. Klug added the white president some parts of the world who was part of the accepted and others regime that imprisrejected this notion. oned him. Klug said Later, Mandela Mandela also set an emerged from prison example of his comas a “great statesman” mitment to democraMANDELA who stood by his princy by stepping down ciples despite being from the presidency called a terrorist for so many after only one term, when he years, and against all odds led could have stayed in the posiSouth Africa to a successful tion as long as he wanted. democratic election in which “He leaves a legacy at many he was elected president, levels,” Klug said. “He left a legaccording to Klug. acy to resistance to oppression, “He had an incredible pres- a legacy of a lawyer who underence, and he would argue that stood at the time the laws that despite the regime still killing were being posed on him were people, death squads, we had to illegitimate and his duty as a hold steady and negotiate and human being to break them.”
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Gov. Scott Walker speaks to the UW System Board of Regents Thursday about better educating the Wisconsin workforce.
Gov. Walker speaks on higher education options with regents By Dana Kampa the daily cardinal
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Dane County District 5 Supervisor Leland Pan said the state’s ban on marijuana marginalizes minorities and hopes his constituents will vote in favor of repealing it.
County leader hopes to diminish racial disparities by repealing state prohibition on recreational marijuana By Melissa Howison the daily cardinal
A county official is hoping the Spring 2014 election will become the platform from which voters can express to the state Legislature their opinion about the legal status of marijuana in Wisconsin. District 5 Dane County Supervisor Leland Pan, a University of WisconsinMadison junior, proposed attaching a referendum to the Spring
2014 ballot polling constituents about whether or not they would support legislation fully legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin. A similar referendum concerning the legalization of medical marijuana conducted during the 2010 Dane County Board elections showed more than 75 percent of county voters favored state legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. However, Pan believes the state should completely
repeal the marijuana prohibition. He linked the aboveaverage levels of racial disparities in Dane County to the marijuana ban and said it not only marginalizes minority populations but also ineffectively attempts to curb marijuana use and possession. “It’s a medical issue and not a criminal issue in terms of addiction or in terms of
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Gov. Scott Walker spoke to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Thursday concerning the need to fill degree-requiring positions in the state. Walker emphasized the importance of forming partnerships among the state and higher learning institutes, particularly at UW System campuses. Walker also said employers are looking to fill higher positions. “I know that one of the big issues we hear about time and
time again is not just whether we can create more jobs in the state, but whether we can fill them,” Walker said. According to Walker, approximately 20-25 percent of the adult population in the state has some college credit but not a full degree. The growing need to fill positions in engineering, information technology and health care has created more opportunities for students. “This is one of those areas where the University of Wisconsin is stepping up and
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New policy for tuition allocation The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Business and Finance Committee approved and reviewed the policy in which tuition and fee revenues are distributed throughout the UW System at a meeting Thursday. Business and Finance Committee Chair Gerald Whitburn introduced the proposal, as suggested by UW System President Kevin Reilly, to approve the existing policy for which funds are distributed. The policy was presented to the committee for approval on the condition that a new policy
for allocation will be devised by June 2014. “The regular procedures used to distribute these funds are not widely understood,” Whitburn said. “Our current procedures—in other words, the policies we have in front of us this morning—need to go through review.” Current plans for pursuing a new policy include establishing a “workgroup” which will look for ways to adjust policies in place now and suggest a new policy to be implemented in the 2015-’16 fiscal year.
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Robot really hates thinking By Zachary R. Clark fake news friday
Researchers from The University of California, Berkeley announced Thursday they successfully created the first sentient artificial intelligence. Reports say it is a lazy, no-good, waste of hardware. The A.I., known as the Limitless Zymurgy-Scientific Operating Bionic (LZ-SOB), is capable of solving the universe’s unanswered questions but totally lacks the motivation to do so. The researchers who created it report it was currently utilizing one-millionth of its total operating power for the sole purpose of watching every episode of “The Office” on Netflix. “We designed LZ-SOB to be
the most powerful machine of all time. We just never anticipated that once it gained consciousness it would have no desire to do anything, at all.
“Rest assured, I intend to begin work on answering all questions regarding the universe as soon as possible.” LZ-SOB sentient artificial intelligence UC, Berkeley
We can’t even get it to play a game of chess with us or clean its own hard drives—which, I might add, are flooded with disgusting blender-on-vacuum videos,” said George Lucas, the creator of the
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covered in what appeared to be the Uranium version of Cheeto dust. “Rest assured, I intend to begin work on answering all questions regarding the universe as soon as possible. I’ve just been under a lot of stress lately and need some me time,” said the LZ-SOB. Curiously, it had no response when reporters pointed out it had only been in existence for two days and had yet to experience any more stress than a video-gaming 12-year-old on summer vacation. On the bright side, no one has to worry about a possible machine takeover as LZ-SOB doesn’t even have the initiative to run a virus check before it downloads questionable videos from the Internet, let alone wipe out the entire human race.
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super-computing slouch. Lucas, as many know, turned to the world of computing after making three similarly lazy turds known as the “Star Wars” prequels. LZ-SOB has succeeded in one endeavor that could be considered productive: “It devised a way to deep fry its fuel source, Uranium, into chips. Like chips you eat. It eats Uranium chips and watches ‘Law and Order’ re-runs on TNT,” according to a source close to the project who wished to remain anonymous. The self-aware computer addressed the media earlier today in a halfhearted attempt to dispute what it called “vicious rumors” about itself. It wore a greasestained hoodie and pair of sweatpants. Its metallic fingers were
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Incredibly, the men’s locker room boasts the gym’s most bodacious breasts.
Local YMCA has more titties in men’s locker room than women’s By Kane Kaiman fake news friday
There were three more pairs of exposed titties in the mens’ locker room than the women’s at the Young Men’s Christian Association of Dane County Tuesday night. At 6 p.m., there were 15 naked men in the general male locker room, nine of which had titties, according to YMCA towel boy Jared Lang. “I try not to look, you know?” Lang said. “But, if I remember right, Jimmy and Tom were in the sauna with their titties out. Luke, Frank and David were in the showers; those guys all have huge tits. And then there were four other guys I didn’t recognize walking around with their titties out, too.” Lang has specific criteria for what constitutes a male titty. “I consider anything bigger than a B cup to be a man-boob,” Lang said. The Tuesday night male-tofemale titty ratio is not an uncommon situation, according to Lang. “I’m surround by man-tits on a daily basis,” Lang said. “I literally can’t turn around in there without running into a pair of
saggy, hairy man-jugs.” Lang says the constant presence of man-breasts at work has taken a toll on him. “If you told someone, ‘Hey, I see hundreds of titties a week at work,’ they’d probably think that you have a cool job, but these are man-tits,” Lang said. “I really need to transfer to the front desk or something.”
Football fans across the country have been overcome with distress as the Bowl Championship Series era of college football comes to a close. The BCS is the beloved system that uses a complex combination of human polls and computer rankings to select the participants of the five most important bowl games, including the National Championship game. The overwhelmingly popular system will be replaced by a four-team playoff for the 2014-’15 season going forward.
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Most Americans are outraged by the progressive nature of the NCAA. “Canceling the BCS is the worst thing to happen to the United States since Tim Tebow was cut by the
Patriots,” revered sports pundit and national icon Skip Bayless said. “What’s next, moving the Fourth of July to February?” An anonymous poll conducted by Twitter revealed that 87 percent of Americans “fucking love the BCS,” and that 12.99 percent “have absolutely no idea what it is.” Only a single individual out of the millions polled indicated they “disagree with the BCS system.” It’s believed to be NCAA President and notorious evil dictator Mark Emmert himself. While some radical enthusiasts such as Emmert insist the future playoff system will be significantly fairer—in addition to disbanding any controversy over which two teams should play for the National Championship–the majority of educated humans still support the BCS. “Why should college football be fair?” surprisingly athletic politician and U.S. President Barack Obama said. “Life isn’t even fair.” At press time, all college football loyalists decided to convert to die-hard Major League Soccer supporters.
“I literally can’t turn around in there without running into a pair of saggy, hairy man-jugs.” Jared Lang towel boy Dane County YMCA
In the sauna, YMCA regular and man-titty owner James “Jimmy” Rosen told Cardinal reporters, naked themselves, that no one should complain about the breasted men at the gym. “Hey, that’s why we’re here in the first place; we’re trying to get rid of these puppies,” Rosen said, squeezing his tits in his hands.
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Jim DiPiazzo, project engineer for the 700 and 800 blocks of State Street, said the nearly final redesign plans prioritize restoration, lighting, smooth traffic flow and a public art project.
State Street redesign committee fields community concerns about 700, 800 block redevelopment plans By Will Doss the daily cardinal
Select design members from MSA Professional Services convened at the Lowell Center Thursday to present near-final plans for the redesign of the 700 and 800 blocks of State Street and Library Mall. The plans include a revamp of State Street, starting from the foot of Bascom Hill, extending all the way to Lake Street. A 24-foot-wide pedestrian walkway will run throughout the length of the street with a 12-foot lane on either side to accommodate amenities such as food carts, or infrastructure such as streetlights and trash cans. Additionally, 8-foot sidewalks flanking the amenity lane provide access to buildings on the block. The plans for Library Mall
education from page 1 being even more relevant than ever, in this case, particularly for adults and nontraditional learners,” Walker said. Walker also said University of Wisconsin campuses are some of the leading catalysts for economic growth and prosperity within the region and the state. “This isn’t a call to arms, this is a call to continue to build off of that strong partnership and that leadership that we see, not only
marijuana from page 1 drug abuse,” Pan said. “I don’t think sending people to prison is even an appropriate way of helping people with their drug issues.” According to Pan, a recent Center on Wisconsin Strategy study found that while 12 percent of marijuana users are black, 80 percent of people arrested and incarcerated for marijuana possession are black. “The issue disproportion-
include restoring much of the historic promenade to its preconstruction state, with the addition of an oval terrace flowing out into State Street. The lighting will also be enhanced, according to Project Engineer Jason DiPiazza. He said “that was probably the loudest comment we got from the community.” One of the most notable aspects of the design came from University of WisconsinMadison alumna Jill Sebastian, who designed a maple leaf sculpture to be placed at the intersection of East Campus Mall and State Street. Reaching 30 feet high, and featuring LED illumination, the leaf is an homage to the state tree of Wisconsin, the sugar maple, and is intended to serve as a destination and meeting
point for students and residents, Sebastian said. The designs were warmly received by the approximately 20 citizens that attended the meeting, with only minor objections raised, mostly pertaining to lake-view seating and street maintenance. Barring any major setbacks and with the approval of the State Street Project Oversight Design Committee, construction could begin as early as April 1. “Given that we have libraries out here, places to study, we’re considering whether or not this construction is better suited to start after finals,” DiPiazza said. If all goes well, by next fall students will be enjoying a modernized and revamped Library Mall–and telling each other to “meet at the Leaf.”
from regions here, but … from individual campuses all across the state,” Walker said. Walker also expressed excitement for the UW System Flexible Option Degree Program, which helps adult students receive nontraditional credit. “It has been fun to watch in the last year all the national attention that this Flex Options received, being the first public institution to pursue such a bold and relevant idea for learners, particularly for the adult learners here in the state
of Wisconsin.” Walker said he also wants to expand educational aid beyond two- and four-year degrees. He specifically referenced the additional resources allocated to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to facilitate training physicians, particularly primary care physicians in rural and urban areas with high poverty rates. “We are going to continue making those sorts of investments in the future,” Walker said.
ately affects people of color, and people of color are disproportionately punished for drug use and drug possession,” Pan said. In addition to relieving some of Dane County’s inequalities and the overpopulation of its jails, Pan said the legalization of marijuana makes scientific sense. “I certainly don’t see it as addictive as alcohol or even as potentially harmful,” Pan said. He added “there should be a legal age, like tobacco
or alcohol. And it should be taxed and regulated like other controlled substances.” Although no other state municipality has made a unified statement on the matter of marijuana legalization, Pan believes it can become another situation in which Dane County serves as a leader for progressive causes. The proposal will now go to a county subcommittee before the Board votes on it, potentially as early as January.
A recent study reported Wisconsin has the eighth highest percentage of college graduates leaving school nationwide and the 14th highest debt for an average college graduate. Sixty-eight percent of college graduates in Wisconsin finish school with debt, according to the Institute for College Access and Success, with the University of Wisconsin-Madison carrying an average of 49 percent. The study also reported average student debt statewide is $28,102 and $24,700 for UW-Madison. College debt has been a growing issue both in Wisconsin and nationally, as legislators on both state and federal levels repeatedly discuss efforts to curb the issue’s penchant for expanding. State Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, and state Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, co-authored a bill earlier this year that would allow students to change their
loan terms to more suitable alternatives. But the bill has yet to have a public hearing. Hansen said the ability to refinance will help graduates build lives after school without the threat of loan repayment and will subsequently help investments in the economy. “It’s about doing the right thing and helping a lot of people to become economic players to grow our economy in our state,” Hansen said. David Gardner, chair of the Associated Students of Madison, said student leaders have been aware of the issue, and have worked with the state Legislature and student lobbying organizations on student debt. “[The study] really makes the case for looking at what students are facing and recognizing that we are a huge part of this problem and we have to take steps to address it,” Gardner said. —Jack Casey
Campus unveils changes to alcohol policy at UW events The University of WisconsinMadison introduced a new alcohol policy for UW-sponsored events Thursday, including three major changes to the individual permit process. University Health Services Director Sarah Van Orman said the policy is directed at monitoring alcohol served by campus organizations such as the Union and UW Athletics. It also supervises individuals who want to host sponsored events involving the distribution of alcohol; these individuals are required to apply for a permit to do so. Van Orman said the task force includes three major changes to this permit process. Individuals applying for a permit will be required to designate “responsible employee” who will be held accountable and will also be subjected to additional training requirements. Van Orman said the policy also meant to clarify that university
events held off campus are still considered university events and are required to follow the same policies. This area of the policy largely stemmed from a situation with John Chadima at the Rose Bowl in December 2011 where the former senior athletic director hosted a party involving alcohol served to students and staff who were not yet 21. Later on, sexual allegations surfaced against Chadima’s behavior at the party. “That made everyone say, “‘We need to take a look at this,’” Van Orman said. The third significant change is a requirement that at least twothirds of the people attending the event must be able to legally consume alcohol. “If you’re hosting an event and most of the people there aren’t able to consume alcohol, then it’s probably inappropriate to serve it,” Van Orman said. —Megan Stoebig
Sophomore guard Tessa Cichy came off the bench Thursday night to lead the Badgers to a 74-59 comeback victory at the Kohl Center. + Photo by Grey Satterfield
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How to spot a Chad at your local concert Brian Weidy weidy-ing out the noise
number of weeks ago, I wrote about an amateur videographer named Chad. Chad is the bane of my existence for a plethora of reasons. However, in my last column, I stuck to his videography skills—or lack thereof. This time, I am here to talk about Chad, the (personal) space invader.
Now, I am not one to let a crowd mar my experience, but seriously, the Chads of the world are the worst.
As a light refresher, Chad is an average height male (5-feet-9-inches) who really likes whichever band you are at. Chad can often be found at Dave Matthews Band concerts, but he invariably makes an appearance at whichever venue you find yourself at any given time, no matter who is on the stage. In this scenario, you and your friend, who we will call Derek, are at this show to see whichever harmless band you want to insert here. For the purposes of this column, let’s insert Grizzly Bear, as they are a great live band who have an ardent fan base, yet do not encourage moshing or anything of that nature. A Grizzly Bear show is a chance to enjoy the music while hanging out with your friend(s). In walks Chad to the venue, two songs into Grizzly Bear’s set, with his bro-tourage of five other people who may have names, but they are all Chad Jr.s to me. Chad and his army of fellow Chads immediately think they deserve to be at or as close to the front as possible. Before I resume my curmudgeonly oldman rant on how Chad and his fellow Chad friends shouldn’t do this, I will say this: I get wanting to be as close to the stage as possible. With the entire crowd in the way, it can be difficult to truly connect with the musicians on stage. Chad and his friends swiftly move from the back of the venue to the front, elbowing everyone in their way. If you were to say something, Chad and his Chad friends would say something to the effect
of “why are you in my way?” With that being said, Chad and his Chad friends don’t care about connecting with the musicians on stage. They are there to, in the parlance of our times, get messed up and make everyone around them miserable. Chad and the Chadettes— that should be a band name, a band that only plays Dave Matthews Band and Guster covers—don’t know more than a couple of songs, but when they do, you and everyone around this motley crue of unextraordinary gentlemen will know about it. In the case of Grizzly Bear, “Two Weeks” comes on. As the distinctive piano intro rings out, the whole crowd gets more excited than it otherwise would be. But thanks to being situated right next to Chad and the Chadettes, rounds of high-fives circle throughout their group as they begin to chant in off-key unison “Oooohoooohaaaaaahhhh.”
But it’s not their singing that troubles me this time, but rather, it’s their insistence upon using this time to “dance.” The word “dance” goes in quotes because, despite this being a very peaceful show, Chad and the Chadettes think they are at Ozzfest as their elbows and
bodies start flying into you and Derek as you try to enjoy Ed Droste and his bandmates perform the song you paid them to sing. But alas, you are confronted with a barrage of flailing body parts instead, and as you try to dodge Chad’s elbows, the song mercifully ends. Now, I am not one to let a crowd mar my experience, but seriously, the Chads of this world are the worst.
A Grizzly Bear show is a chance to enjoy the music while hanging out with your friend(s).
After the song is over, and Chad looks at Chad Jr.’s video of the song he just took, from the concert that he is still at, the whole gang of Chad and the Chadettes will ritually pull out their phones and start texting all their friends. While that bothers me a little bit, I too have been known to refresh my Twitter feed one too many times at a concert and thus, can’t berate this squadron for doing it. After Chad puts his phone away, Chad spots his friend Jake halfway across the venue. For the next song, Chad starts yelling across the venue. Eventually, Jake spots Chad and, because there was so much room before Jake arrived, he too decides to join Chad and the Chadettes in the area, which you inhabited before Chad got there. Eventually, the show ends and Chad, Jake and the team of Chad Jr.s all go home after exchanging bro hugs and highfives while you just stand there, caught in the crossfire of multiple interactions. What could have been a great night ends with you disappointed and knowing more about Jake’s relationship issues than you might otherwise have liked. To close, enthusiasm is a good thing and hanging out with your friends is also a good thing. However, your concert experience doesn’t supersede mine, and though you may be having a totally awesome night with the bros, please don’t make it at the expense of mine. Do you hate Chad? Are you Chad? Have you met Chad? Tell Brian about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wet whispery singer honors Nina Simone
Nina Xiu Xiu By Michael Frett The Daily Cardinal
Avant-garders Xiu Xiu dug their way through history on this one. Jamie Stewart—Xiu Xiu’s frontman, founder, leader, etc.—looked at jazz legend Nina Simone for inspiration, as he and a team of jazz players deliver a collection of jazz duels and whispered lyrics that serve as reworks of cuts from Nina’s deep, 50-year catalog. Jazz is all about free spirit and pushing musicians to their limits (just ask Guitar George), and Nina definitely delivers just enough free spirit to keep it fighting through avant-garde’s cage. The spirit of jazz meanders its way through Nina. Stewart’s partners lay out drumbeats and saxophone battles throughout the album. Though lacking in the coherence of Simone’s bands from through the ages, Xiu Xiu’s contributors hand out impressive fills that drive the backbone of this experiment. Songs like “Flo Me La” and “Just Say I Love Him” carry with them the improvisa-
tions and skills born from jazz. The avant-garde adventure is even given solid structure with “Pirate Jenny.” A cut from 1964’s Nina Simone in Concert, a guitar is brought in to carry the rhythm as Stewart and company jam through a song that once served as a warning of a “black freighter’s” coming. They don’t quite match Nina’s more foreboding, stripped-down take; but there’s few who can. The most durable complaint against Nina would have to be Stewart’s singing itself. He gave himself the task of handling Simone’s unmatchable vocals, a challenge to even the most gifted of vocalists. Stewart’s way around this was the album’s most experimental concoction: a wet, groaning whisper that makes much of Nina such a difficult listen. At times, it dragged on the rest of the album, giving the free jazz of Nina its only cage. There’s freedom to jazz, just as there’s liberation in the experimental and the avant-garde. Individually, they can be liberating. Together, though, they can break down. It’s not a collapse, but one can find itself constrained by the other. As is the case with Nina; the more experimental textures and untraditional vocals hold back what might be the most original take on jazz this year.
Black Flag makes noise and not much else on new album
What The... Black Flag By Paul Blazevich The Daily Cardinal
Let me start off by saying that hardcore punk is not my favorite genre. In fact, according to Black Flag’s rendition of it on their new album What The…, hardcore punk is most likely the worst genre ever created. To cut the band a little bit of slack, I can imagine hearing songs from Black Flag’s seven-album repertoire emanating from 1980s underground skate shops. Their fast-paced, guitar-shredding style is reminiscent of the rebellious California skateboard culture that revolutionized everything from music to fashion. Although there are 22 songs on this album, the average song length is about a minute and a half. Each track explodes out of nowhere, tearing a hole in the peace and tranquility of your mind, then ends as abruptly as Usain Bolt running into a brick wall. What The… opens with “My Heart’s Pumping,” which very well describes the feeling one gets
while listening to Black Flag. The incessant yelling by lead singer Ron Reyes throughout the album is prominent on this introductory track, as a constant guitar riff takes control of the background noise, attempting to put some sort of organization into the opener. Two of the three singles off this album, “The Chase” and “Wallow in Despair,” do not display any further effort into creating songs that would generate excitement for this release. Both tracks, like every other track on What The…, are nearly identical and sound like a mash of noise and the yelling of profanity and gruesome themes. Black Flag’s earlier albums from the 1980s were regarded as rebellious and disgusting (in a good way), as the band had a major cult following and led the hardcore movement based in southern California. After listening to their new effort at a full album after reconstructing a shell of the original band members, I wish they had stayed broken up. I found no highlights on this album. Although I found their earlier works to be at least semidecent for the genre, What The… brings absolutely nothing to the table in the scope of music in 2013. Black Flag has made an embarrassingly bad attempt at a money grab by releasing this new LP, and quite obviously, this attempt has failed.
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Chancellor Rebecca Blank needs to be more engaged in diversity planning This editorial is the second part in a three-part series exploring campus climate and the new Diversity Plan. The third part will be published Monday, Dec. 9.
he Daily Cardinal Editorial Board believes that University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank should be more active in supporting diversity efforts on campus. Throughout the chancellor search process in Spring 2013, Blank was not outspoken about
UW-Madison’s diversity. From her very first visits to campus, Blank did not champion improving diversity and campus climate as a priority. She instead focused many of her talks on expanding funding sources and connecting with students and faculty. Going into her tenure, this Editorial Board realizes address-
dailycardinal.com ing diversity on campus was not one of her main priorities. However, we would like to see Blank be more engaged in the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee’s planning process. While the planning committee and those ad hoc groups affiliated with the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee will be doing the bulk of the planning regarding the Diversity Plan, we would like to see Blank boldly supporting these groups. As chancellor of the university, Blank is the university’s top authority, and she should be the figurehead for pushing for diversity programs and changing diversity on campus. For example, Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau of the University of California, Berkeley wrote a signed letter endorsing the university’s Strategic Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. The vice chancellor signed off on UC, Berkeley’s plan as well. UW-Madison’s Diversity Plan 2008 did not contain endorsement from the chancellor at the time. This Editorial Board would like to see Chancellor Rebecca Blank not only the new diversity plan in writing but also in the planning process. In addition to Blank’s support of changing campus climate, we would like to see Dean of Students Lori Berquam engage in promoting diversity even more than what she already does within the Division of Student Life.
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Associated Students of Madison leaders should also be much more active in supporting the diversity planning process. The shared governing bodies should assist and give guidance to the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee on what will likely be approved. Public opinion is a powerful tool. The Daily Cardinal Editorial Board believes that if high-profile
university and student leaders speak out in support of changing diversity on campus and actively engage in changing the campus climate, UW-Madison’s diversity will improve. How do you feel about Rebecca Blank’s work on campus diversity? Do you agree with The Daily Cardinal Editorial Board? Please send all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
US should send a man to Mars alex holland opinion columnist
n Monday, China launched a lunar probe that will land on the moon. The nation’s first attempt was welcomed with national excitement and pride. The launch came shortly after the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death. Over the last several weeks, there has been debate over the effectiveness of President Kennedy’s administration and his external escapades; few have questioned the former president’s ability to inspire the American people 50 years after his death.
What made President JFK so special is as Robert Dallek wrote in The New York Times, “memories of Kennedy continue to give the country faith that its better days are ahead.”
At the center of the inspiration he created was his determination to land a man on the moon. On Sept. 12, 1962, at Rice University, President Kennedy spoke about sending a man to the moon. “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling
to postpone, and one which we intend to win.” When President Kennedy first proposed sending a man to the moon in his 1961 State of the Union Address, many doubted it could be done by the end of the decade. Humungous technological gains would be needed and Congress would have to substantially invest in NASA in order to do so. Yet, American ingenuity and hard work paid off. In 1969, just before the end of the decade, the U.S. sent a man to the moon. Today, instead of investing in NASA, NASA’s budget is getting cut. The House of Representatives’ NASA appropriations budget for 2014 is $1.2 billion less than it was in 2012. At a time when the economy is demanding more workers with science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees, confidence in America’s economic outlook is gloomy, and some question whether America’s best days are behind. So, sending a man to Mars and back would be a sound policy to counter that outlook. In the ’60s, the thought of going to the moon and beyond inspired a generation to pursue science and engineering. During the following years, from announcing the decision to try to land a man on the moon to that accomplishment, America produced the most scientists and engineers in its history. For every dollar invested in the Apollo mission, $10 were put into the U.S. economy. Many of the technologies we take advantage of today such as the Internet and GPS can trace their begin-
nings to the Apollo mission. We do not have the technology to send a human to Mars, but should we follow President JFK’s footsteps by investing in NASA and letting American ingenuity lead the way, within a decade we could send an American to Mars and back. A mission to Mars would bear the same positive impacts of the Apollo mission by creating the next generation of American innovators and inspiring Americans for the next 50 years.
“Today, instead of insvesting in NASA, NASA’s budget is getting cut.”
What made President JFK so special is as Robert Dallek wrote in the New York Times, “memories of Kennedy continue to give the country faith that its better days are ahead.” Fifty years after his death, President Kennedy’s legacy still inspires us today because he showed how America could achieve the “impossible.” Americans knew their country’s best days were ahead of them. When we decided to stop pushing the limits of space, we stopped acting on that belief. It is time to send an American to Mars. Alex is a junior majoring in political science, economics and environmental science. Do you agree we should send an American to Mars? Please send all feedback to opinion@ dailycardinal.com.
“... to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
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In the second half senior guard Morgan Paige scored 10 straight points for the Badgers, cementing a victory over Boston College.
Cichy leads Badger comeback off bench By Louisa Lincoln and Chris Bates The Daily Cardinal
Finding a rhythm is the hardest part of early-season basketball. The Badgers, however, were dancing to their own beat Thursday night in a win over Boston College. Wisconsin and BC (3-5 overall) battled back and forth the entire night at the Kohl Center, though the Badgers ultimately came out victorious, beating the Eagles 74-59 in the 2013 Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Wisconsin (5-2) was coming off an 81-69 loss in the championship game of the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament in Nashville, Tenn., over the weekend, but managed to get its fourth win in the annual cross-conference challenge since its beginning in 2006. “We’re very excited about this win. We have a tough stretch here coming up and we needed this first win to really get us going,” head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “We came out on the good side of the fight this time and we’re very proud of the whole team.”
“Tessa [Cichy] is a very smart player, she understands what to look for.” Bobbie Kelsey head coach Wisconsin women’s basketball
The game started off sloppy, with both teams turning the ball over three times in the first four minutes, but redshirt junior forward Michala Johnson got the Badgers going, scoring the first six points for
UW. The rest of the first half was back and forth, with the lead changing sides three times and neither team going ahead by more than four points. The Eagles came out strong from the break, going on an 11-2 run with all of their buckets coming from within the paint. The Badgers were in need of a spark, and senior guard Taylor Wurtz provided just that, cutting into the lead by hitting three baskets in a row. Sophomore guard Tessa Cichy came in strong off the bench, hitting her first four shots and giving Wisconsin the extra boost it needed. “[Cichy] brought a lot of fight, a lot of just energy. Tessa is a very smart player, she understands what to look for and she uses her brain more so than the physical part of her game. We needed that lift, especially off the bench,” Kelsey said. “You never know when it’s going to be your night and Tessa had a great night tonight, and we needed it.” Senior guard Morgan Paige then took over on offense for the Badgers, scoring 10 straight points for Wisconsin. The momentum put the Badgers up by 12, a lead they would not relinquish for the remainder of the game. Even Boston College head coach Erik Johnson had to acknowledge the Badgers’ performance Thursday, and their high potential for the rest of the season. “The credit really has to go to Wisconsin,” he said. “They defended us well, they made our shooters really have to work, they adjusted their defense, they had a good game plan. I’m impressed—they’re going to have a really good season.”
No. 2 Wisconsin will wrap up the first half of its season against Bemidji State this weekend at LaBahn Arena. The Badgers (8-2-2 WCHA, 12-2-2 overall) enter this weekend’s series against the Beavers (4-5-1, 7-7-2) riding a 12-game unbeaten streak, currently the nation’s longest. During the last dozen games Wisconsin has allowed an average of just 0.9 goals per game while scoring 3.3. Bemidji State ruined opening night at LaBahn Arena last year by beating the Badgers 1-0, while the two teams fought to a 3-3 tie in the final game of the series. UW would eventually get revenge on the Beavers, winning in the final game of last season against Bemidji State by a score of 3-1. The Badgers are coming off a two-game series against Minnesota-Duluth in which they escaped with a tie and a win. With the victory, the Badgers move into sole possession of
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Rigsby looks to break UW win record against Bemidji By Philip Spiler
second place in the WCHA standings, while the Bulldogs remain in fourth. The game marked the end of a six-game road trip in which UW went 4-0-2 and picked up two wins against ranked opponents. Senior goaltender Alex Rigsby has logged 7,046 minutes and 49 seconds between the pipes in her career as a Badger, breaking the record for most minutes played in school history last weekend against UMD. The record was previously held by Jackie MacMillan, who played 6,999 minutes and 29 seconds during her four-year career at Wisconsin. The past week has seen two Badgers win WCHA honors: Senior forward Madison Packer earned WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording a goal and two assists last weekend, while freshman goalie AnnRenée Desbiens earned WCHA Newcomer of the Week honors after recording 13 saves in relief for Rigsby, who left Saturday’s game at UMD with an injury.
Gardner tallied 10 points in 26 minutes against the Badgers last season, and junior forward Frank Kaminsky will most likely have the collosal undertaking of guarding him this weekend. “Obviously, everyone from the state of Wisconsin knows about the WisconsinMarquette rivalry and it’s gonna be a fun atmosphere to play in,” Kaminsky said. Marquette came into the season ranked higher than Wisconsin, but has since fallen from the rankings after losing games to Ohio State, Arizona State and San Diego State. Despite Wisconsin’s ranking, the game is traditionally a battle, decided by less than 10 points in each of the past seven meetings. “You know they’re gonna bring their ‘A’ game. They’re a tough team. They defend really well. They’re fast. They’re strong. They’re athletic,” redshirt junior guard Josh Gasser said. “If you don’t match their intensity and match their physicality, stuff like last year will happen.”
Rodgers should return regardless of circumstances Blake Duffin shake ‘n’ blake
ith the Packers’ winless record since Aaron Rodgers’ injury, word has begun to spread that Rodgers may miss the remainder of the season. There has also been speculation that he could return as soon as Sunday to play the Falcons. If, by chance, he does not play Sunday and the Packers’ playoff chances vanish, Rodgers should not opt to miss the rest of the season. I understand the coaching staff ’s thought process when deciding to bench Rodgers for the season, but you have to think about what it does to the team as a whole. What does it say about your team if your leader, best player and team captain sits out games in which he is capable of playing
while the rest of the team grinds out the rest of the season? The captain of the team should be right there with his teammates on the field earning his paycheck. Likewise, what would happen to the NFL if every time a team dropped out of playoff contention it sat its best players for the remainder of the season? Half the teams in the NFL would be playing with their second string. Think about the chaos this would cause for fantasy football owners. Players should play if they are able, regardless of the circumstances. Now, if Rodgers sustained an injury worthy of sitting for the remainder of the season, things would be different, but Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone, an injury that generally has a speedy recovery with few repercussions afterward. First, Rodgers should come back for the sake of his teammates. I don’t know how long Matt Flynn or Scott Tolzien will be able to last behind the offensive line that played against Detroit
on Thanksgiving Day. Green Bay also has some of the best fans in the country, and Rodgers owes it to them to suit up. There is still a chance for the Packers to make the playoffs if they can manage to win out and get a little luck along the way. Even if the Packers stand zero chance of making the playoffs, losing to the Bears in the last game of the season would be an absolutely terrible way to go out. Based on what I’ve seen from the Pack without Rodgers, I’m not sure a win against Chicago is realistic. Rodgers’ return and a win over the Bears could at least put a somewhat positive feel on top of an overall sour season. I don’t like speculating, but I don’t believe Rodgers is the type of guy to sit out the rest of the way. Hopefully this is the case, because his teammates and fans could certainly use his help. How do you feel about the loss of Aaron Rodgers and the future of the Packers’ season? Email email@example.com to let Blake know.
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Senior forward Mark Zengerle and the Wisconsin offense will have to overcome Penn State’s solid goaltending this weekend.
for another bye week.” The game also kicks off a 12-game UW home stand, with Wisconsin playing at the Kohl Center all the way through the new year until January 25. Despite recording two losses in Minnesota, the Badgers’ coaching staff has found a silver lining in the team’s performance it hopes can carry on throughout the season. “Playing against a team that can play at a high pace … it just shows that we can play at that level,” Eaves said. “That level, in our mind, as a coaching staff, is the kind of championship level you’re going to see at a national tournament or regional ... There are so many great things about that game that encourage us that, you know, we’re on the right track.”
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Badgers to host first home Big Ten series By Adee Feiner The Daily Cardinal
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Junior forward Frank Kaminsky will play a key role for the Wisconsin defense against Marquette.
In-state rivalry heats up on the hardwood By Blake Duffin The Daily Cardinal
Expect the Kohl Center to be alive when Wisconsin’s two basketball powers meet for the 120th time this weekend. Marquette (5-3 overall) will travel the short distance along I-94 to face undefeated rival No. 8 Wisconsin (9-0) Saturday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. The rivalry game is nothing new to many of the UW players who grew up in Wisconsin. “There’s a little bit of an incentive behind it because you grow up cheering for one team and you want to see one team knock off the other,” sophomore forward Sam Dekker said. “Growing up I
always was a Wisconsin fan, so I always wanted to see Wisconsin beat Marquette and now I have a chance to suit up for the Badgers.” This game marks Wisconsin’s first home game since beating Oral Roberts Nov. 23. UW is looking to win the first game against the Golden Eagles since the 2010-’11 season, after falling to MU the past two seasons. Last season Marquette posted a 60-50 victory, using the homecourt advantage and fan energy to their advantage. The Badgers, backed by a traditionally electric Grateful Red fan base, will look to turn the tables this year. “They took it to us physically
and mentally. Their environment got to us, I think, and we were very soft,” Dekker said. “We don’t want to feel that again this year. We have to play strong and hopefully use the home crowd behind us.” Marquette will be without recent graduates Junior Cadougan and Vander Blue, the two leading scorers for the Golden Eagles last year. Their void will have to be filled by senior forward Davante Gardner, who currently leads Marquette in scoring, averaging 14 points and seven rebounds per game.
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Big Ten hockey officially makes its debut in Madison this weekend as Wisconsin (0-0-2 Big Ten, 4-5-1 overall) welcomes new conference rival Penn State (0-0-0, 3-7-1) to the Kohl Center for a weekend series beginning Friday night. The Badgers are looking to bounce back after being swept by No. 1 Minnesota over Thanksgiving weekend in Minneapolis. After losing 4-1 Friday, it looked as if Wisconsin would be able to skate away with at least a point Saturday with the game tied 3-3 in the final seconds of regulation, but after a costly turnover by senior forward Michael Mersch, the Gophers scored with 26 seconds left in the game, handing the Badgers their second loss of the weekend. “We’re going to look at [Mersch’s play] [Monday] and learn and throw it away, and then move forward,” head coach Mike Eaves said. Penn State comes to the Kohl Center on a four-game losing streak, having won just two of its last seven games. PSU sophomore defenseman Luke Juha, however, enters the series leading the Big Ten in power-play goals, good for ninth in the country. Contrary to Wisconsin, Penn State’s strengths come from defense and goaltending. Nittany Lion sophomore goaltender Matthew Skoff has
been a key player for PSU thus far in the season. “Just looking at video this past weekend and this morning, their [defense] starts right there,” Eaves said. “They go side to side very well. They have good size at the net.”
“Playing will help us get over last weekend, that’s for sure.” Mike Eaves head coach Wisconsin men’s hockey
After scoring just four goals in its previous three games, Wisconsin’s offense had a strong showing in Minnesota. Senior forward Mark Zengerle notched his 100th career assist Saturday and Mersch is also ranked sixth in goals and 13th in points in the Big Ten. After bye weeks in between each of their last four series, Friday’s game marks the first two consecutive weeks the Badgers will play since Oct. 12. “[Playing] will help us get over last weekend, that’s for sure,” Eaves said. “That was one thing that was said right after the game, is good thing about this is we play again next weekend. We can get right back on the ice and not have to live with [the Minnesota loss]
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NCAA Tournament comes to Madison this weekend By Olivia Pitzo The Daily Cardinal
It’s been six years since the Wisconsin volleyball team last went to the NCAA Tournament, a fact that is not lost on head coach Kelly Sheffield or any of his players. “Our message was dream big, believe that there’s nothing in this tournament that we’re not capable of doing,” Sheffield said. “I think it’s really important that your kids believe that. I believe that. I believe we’re capable of really doing some special things.” No. 13 Wisconsin (12-8 Big Ten, 23-9 overall) is seeded 12th in the NCAA Tournament and will host the first- and secondround matches this weekend at the UW Field House. After No. 15 North Carolina (16-4 ACC, 27-4) takes on California (10-10 PAC-12, 17-12) Friday at 5 p.m., Wisconsin faces off against Milwaukee (12-2 Horizon League, 18-10) at 7:30 p.m. The winners will play Saturday night at the UW Field House in the second round for a chance to move on to the NCAA Regionals in Champaign, Ill., Dec. 13-14. “It’s how you’d want to go into the NCAA Tournament. Our kids were pretty fired up, as they should be,” Sheffield said. “It’s a heck of a sub-regional, but
we’re excited to get started.” The Badgers finished their regular season tied for fourth in the Big Ten, recording the most conference wins since 2007. This is also the first time since 2007 the team has recorded 20 or more wins in the regular season. Wisconsin boasts one of the best defenses in the country, with senior libero Annemarie Hickey leading the team to No. 1 in the Big Ten in digs per set. In her final season on the team, Hickey is four kills away from 100 and nine assists away from 300. Freshman setter Lauren Carlini, who was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year earlier this week, leads Wisconsin’s offense with an average of 10.98 assists per set while freshman middle blocker Haleigh Nelson leads the team in kills with a 0.326 attack percentage. Both were named to the Big Ten AllFreshman Team. The Panthers will have the weight of history bearing down on them, with the Badgers holding an all-time record of 14-1 in firstround matches. Wisconsin and Milwaukee met earlier this year, with the match ending in a 3-1 Badger victory. “I’m hoping that this great fan base comes out and they support us,” Sheffield said. “We need it.”
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