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efore beginning, I’d like to take a moment to remind everyone that, as this is the last lecture of the semester, I’ll be ending a bit early to allow time for you to fill out and turn in teacher evaluation forms. In case this is your first semester at this university, I should make it clear that these evaluations are completely anonymous. The only way these could be traced back to their individual authors is if one were to review your past assignments and closely scrutinize the sad particulars of your handwriting and vexing grammatical errors. And, of course, these evaluations won’t be released to me until long after your final grades have been submitted, so you needn’t worry about retribution on an individual or group basis. “Is this a good thing?” one could ask, and believe me, I have. It’s the kind of thoughtful inquiry I’ll be looking

for when grading your final exams in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, the Dean’s office has been less open to having a discussion about changing these and other antiquated and unnecessary rules, and so I leave the matter before your own ethical judgment. With that boilerplate out of the way, I would like to get back to the more edifying part of my duties; however, recent events prompt me to emphasize one last point of classroom procedure. These evaluations are meant to assess the faculty with regard to his or her abilities as an educator. Particularly where a serious matter like tenure may be at stake, you all have a moral obligation to uphold the integrity of this process and focus strictly on what has happened in this lecture hall during class time, rather than on what campus rumors or television exposés allege may have occurred here after hours. Just as the university’s code of conduct obligates me to assign you a grade based on your academic merits and not the recorded instances of drug use or sexual impropriety on public display on many of your social networking profiles; so, too, are you obligated to

New Beer Thursday Knot Stock an American pale ale Maybe it was simply a given that an upstart craft brewery’s yen for making solid beers out of oddball ingredients would inevitably yield a surprisingly drinkable pale ale made with cracked pepper. It’s not as fun to think about it like that. Starting over, Knot Stock is a surprisingly drinkable pale ale made with cracked pepper. It’s smooth to start out, but rumbles all the way from your tongue to your belly. A beer made with brimstone would probably offer more subtle flavoring and complexity.

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But that really wasn’t the project here, now was it? Furthermore’s making Knot Stock to show that they can. That said, it’s a good, loud variation on an old American favorite that’s re-brewed and re-bottled with some new spin on it every year. This is one of those variations you’ll probably remember.

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overlook irrelevant incidents, such as if a series of photos meant to be sent from one consenting adult to another was inadvertently submitted to the class listserv. The fact that these private photos were intended for a student in this class hardly seems germane to a discussion of faculty misconduct, given that their inclusion in a class-wide e-mail on the subject of academic discipline was nothing more than a small, admittedly Freudian oversight. If you insist on breaching these ethical boundaries, I see no reason why the intimate details of a certain student’s physician’s notes shouldn’t find their way onto next semester’s required reading list for this course. I assure you that this isn’t as big a university as you might wish to think. In the interest of maintaining the highest possible degree of academic integrity, I would also ask that you withhold both judgment and information about anything that may have occurred in this lecture hall between 1 and 3 a.m. during the month of March, including but not limited to the alleged inci-

dents described in Fox News’ special report, “XXXtra Credit.” I apologize for my extended absence from class during the past month, but my presence was required in attending to some personal matters that I have been advised against discussing at the present time. If we had covered our unit on professional ethics as originally planned, I would have mentioned the importance of leaving school attorneys to work in peace, and that under no circumstances should one interrupt an ongoing investigation by confessing to have engaged in inappropriate relations with university faculty. Glancing at the clock, I notice that we’ve nearly used up the time allotted for today’s lecture, but as your TAs pass out the evaluations and I leave you to prepare for your final exam, I’d like to remind you all of the importance of faculty letters of recommendation for securing future internships and scholarship opportunities. Cough. Thank you. Please include any additional comments on the back of this page or e-mail

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The next steps By Amanda Hoffstrom THE DAILY CARDINAL

When the four chancellor finalists were announced Wednesday, those close to the process began preparations to judge the candidates when they visit campus next week. David Walsh, chair of a special UW System Board of Regents committee, said the Regents committee and UW System President Kevin Reilly will interview them individually May 14. “In the meantime, each of the candidates will come visit the campus and have individual one-on-one meetings with various stakeholders and also be available for public meetings,” Walsh said. The finalists—Gary Sandefur, Biddy Martin, Rebecca Blank and R. Timothy Mulcahy—will each participate in a public reception individually next week.

“Everybody who makes it to this stage of the search is someone who’s got very, very strong credentials.” MATT WISNIEWSKI/CARDINAL FILE PHOTO

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Current Chancellor John Wiley intends to step down in September and will be succeded by one of the four finalists announced Wednesday. The full UW System Board of Regents is expected to approve the next chancellor by early June.

One internal and three external candidates will vie for the position of UW-Madison chancellor, the chief operating officer of the university.

THE FINAL FOUR The contenders By Whitney Newman THE DAILY CARDINAL

UW System President Kevin Reilly named four finalists as potential replacements for current Chancellor John Wiley Wednesday, who plans to step down in September. Each said they were honored to be finalists: Rebecca Blank Rebecca Blank is the former dean of University of Michigan’s school of public policy. She now remains a professor of public policy and economics, and is co-director of the school’s National Poverty Center. Prior to her position at Michigan, she was a faculty member at Northwestern University and was a member of BLANK former President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors from 1997-’99. “The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a world-class research and educational institution,” Blank said Wednesday. “It is a university that has many opportunities.” Blank is the only finalist without a connection to UW-Madison. She said she would listen to people “on the ground” in

How to meet the chancellor finalists Candidates to visit during finals week UW-Madison will host public receptions for each candidate next week. Although the visits are during finals week, students and faculty are encouraged to attend to meet the finalists. All receptions will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of Memorial Union. Monday, May 12 Gary Sandefur Tuesday, May 13 Biddy Martin

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Wednesday, May 14 R. Timothy Mulcahy Thursday, May 15 Rebecca Blank order to get a better feeling for the institution, the people and the possibilities. “Understanding what the life of faculty and students is like on campus is always really important for people in these sorts of leadership positions,” Blank said. Biddy Martin Biddy (Carolyn) Martin has served as provost at Cornell University in New York since July 2000. Prior to provost, Martin spent four years as senior associate dean of Cornell’s College

of Arts and Sciences and has been on the faculty since 1985. She received her doctorate in German literature at UW-Madison. “I think my love [of UW-Madison] and MARTIN sense of its extraordinary spirit puts me in a great position to help it continue to flour-


With five chancellor searches currently going on in the UW System, speculation is rising about which administrators might leave top posts at other campuses. University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor Charles Sorensen said he has been approached multiple times since 2000. He said he was a candidate for chancellor several times at other schools, and an inability to offer administrators attractive salaries can be a problem when recruiting for specialized schools, such as UW-Stout.

Chancellors from the Whitewater, Green Bay and River Falls campuses all said the lack of competitive salaries or benefits packages was partially why they left Wisconsin. Not being able to offer potential chancellors certain incentives, such as free tuition for their children, can also be a disadvantage. “There are benefits that other states offer that we don’t that aren’t salary, but they do lure people away,” Sorensen said. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow said he has not been offered other positions partially because he

MPD continues investigations of unsolved murders By Abby Sears THE DAILY CARDINAL

has only been chancellor for 15 months. Concern about low salaries and compensation packages have stirred questions of a decline in support for the UW System in the state Legislature. Gow said increasing universities’ tuition could solve the problem, but administrators have been reluctant to raise the fees. “It becomes quite challenging to have the resources you need to keep up the quality,” Gow said. Low pay scales might also be a symptom of a broader problem, according to

As summer approaches and students prepare for a three-month break from classes, police remain hard at work in the homicide investigation of UW-Madison junior Brittany Zimmermann. Madison Police Department officials said the investigation into Zimmermann’s April 2 death will remain active, as will an increased police presence in the downtown area. MPD Central District Captain Mary Schauf said two full-time and several part-time detectives will continue to pursue ZIMMERMANN a number of leads police received in the case. “I’ve been really pleased with the response we’ve gotten from the community at large with the tips and the things like that,” Schauf said. “We just need to keep working through all the things that were given to us.” Zimmermann’s death is the third unsolved homicide in the downtown area in the past year. Joel Marino, 31, was stabbed to death in his home on South Park Street on Jan. 28, and 22-year-old

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Chancellors across UW-System worried about salaries By Emily Crawford

David Giroux, UW System spokesperson, said the intent of public receptions is to offer students the chance to meet with the finalists. “It’s unfortunate that it might have fallen during finals week. The alternative was to postpone it to the point where some of the students might actually have graduated and left campus for the summer,” he said. “It’s a function of the tight timelines that we are under with this and four other search processes.” “It’s always a balancing act.” Walsh said the final decision will be made taking a variety of factors into consideration, including notes from opinions of the Chancellor Search and Screen Committee’s 23 members, a recommendation from Reilly and feedback from the public events and other campus interviews. Walsh said a special five-member Regents




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UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago. “Unless the overall compensation issue is addressed—for chancellors, professors and others— Wisconsin will continue to lose excellent leaders and educators,” Santiago said in a statement. Stephen Ward, spokesperson at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, also said a lack of competitive salaries and large compensation packages likely leads other schools to draw talented administrators from the state. In order to increase state funding, Ward said, the UW System must promote the importance of higher education as an investment in the state’s economy and future. “The challenge is to be sure that our lawmakers understand the role higher education must play in the state’s economy,” Ward said. Although five chancellor searches occurring at once might appear to destabilize administration across campuses, UW

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System spokesperson David Giroux said replacing the chancellors is not surprising, and is a sign of their talent and success during their term. “When we are able to achieve success in [administration], other people come knocking and other people come luring away our lead talent,” Giroux said. According to Giroux, all UW System faculty salaries are typically slightly below average, and offers from other institutions with more competitive salaries can lure faculty and administrators to other institutions. He also said while salaries might be competitive at times in the UW System, other schools can often offer additional benefits—like retirement packages or performance bonuses—to attract candidates for executive positions. Although five current chancellor searches did not set a UW System record, Giroux said the system is attempting to increase chancellor salaries to match “what the market is currently offering.”


University Counseling and Consultation Services held the annual Pet Therapy event on Library Mall Wednesday. UW-Madison Junior Claire Runler gets a facewash from one of the many puppies in attendance.

Lobbyists for student issues face financial constraints on campus By Sara Lieburn THE DAILY CARDINAL

Although UW-Madison students leave in the summer, people lobbying for student interests at the Capitol are on the job all year long. According to lobbyists from student groups and the university, economic and budgetary issues in the state are now the key concerns for students heading into the fall. For advocates from student groups in particular, monetary issues are one of the many concerns facing not only students they lobby for but also their own lobbying efforts. “Students who must work to afford rent or tuition cannot allocate the time perhaps necessary to match the efforts of those who

are professional lobbyists,” said Hannah Karns, former chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee at the Associated Students of Madison. Karns said ASM’s lobbying attempts would be more effective if they advocated as constituents in the Madison community, not as students who leave the city for the summer. According to Karns, due to these disadvantages and the unpredictability of legislative debate, the lobbying efforts of ASM have been lacking. She said ASM is most effective when bringing new issues to lawmakers’ attention. State Rep. Joel Kleefisch, ROconomowoc, said he agreed, and the role of lobbyists from

student groups is “to keep us informed of issues important to them.” Kleefisch is a member of the state Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee that often works with UW-Madison. Don Nelson, assistant director of state relations at the UWMadison chancellor’s office, said student groups’ lobbying efforts are actually aided by their unique position. “The students are in a better position to be effective because they can lobby the legislator as a UWMadison student and a constituent. They are also in a position to employ their parents and others from their lobbyists page 7

Supervisors: SAFE program ready for exam week By Erin Banco THE DAILY CARDINAL

UW-Madison’s SAFE program coordinators said they are fully staffed and ready to provide students safe late-night transportation amid employee resignations and reports of employee dissatisfaction. According to a statement released Wednesday, “The SAFE program is in the process of completing a staff transition in order to be more efficient and responsive to students.” Although 11 staff members have recently resigned, the SAFE program has replaced all of them, the statement said. SAFEcabs will be available for extended hours during finals week— until 6 a.m. May 11 through May 15. An additional SAFEwalk team will also be available and a dispatcher will begin taking calls at 8 p.m. “We absolutely encourage every student to call us if they need a walk or ride during finals—no one will be turned away,” Gordon Graham, UWMadison Transportation Services administrator, said in a statement. Dana DeMet, one of the 11 employees to resign from SAFE, safe page 9


Eleven SAFEwalk employees have resigned due to dissatisfaction with management, but supervisors say program is fully staffed for finals.


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Wisconsin’s competitive political climate leads to a high demand for political employees, and as classes come to a close, students and graduates interested in politics are encouraged to fill those positions. Mark Jefferson, executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, said because the state is typically a swing state in presidential elections and also has tight races at the local level, politicians will have many open positions in their campaigns.


UW-Madison’s College of Letters & Science officials seek student input on switching from the university’s current version of DARS to a more interactive version like that used by Miami University of Ohio (above).

UW considers implementing interactive version of DARS By Devin Rose THE DAILY CARDINAL

The implementation of an interactive Degree Audit Reporting System website may help students navigate class options and degree requirements more easily in the future. According to Mike Pflieger, assistant dean of UW-Madison’s College of Letters & Science, the website would be similar to the Miami University of Ohio system. Pflieger, who is responsible for encoding L&S degree requirements into the DARS software, said UW-Madison has a licensing agreement with MU-Ohio to possibly purchase a version of the interactive audit. Molly McGlone, assistant director for the L&S Honors

Program, said the current DARS seems “cumbersome,” while the interactive DARS is more readable because it is color-coded. Additionally, Pflieger said he thinks planned courses could be included in the audit even before students register for them. Unlike the current DARS, the interactive system will link to the undergraduate course catalogue, allowing students to see class descriptions as they search class requirements. According to Claire Wagner, director of MU-Ohio’s news and public information office, their version of DARS has been in place for about four years. “I think everybody thinks it’s a trustworthy system,” she said.

“I don’t really hear complaints about it.” McGlone said the next step is gauging student opinion about whether they would find it helpful, but Pflieger said no official plans have been set by the registrar’s office, which manages DARS. “This interactive audit piece is on a fairly long list of things to be done to enhance how DARS is used on campus,” he said. “It’s just a matter of trying to balance cost with resources.” McGlone said she believes the system could be implemented across campus if there is sufficient student interest expressed. “As an adviser,” she said, “I think this would be a fantastic tool.”

“I think there is more incentive for students to get involved given teh weight of every election here in Wisconsin.” Ami ElShareif second vice chair UW-Madison College Democrats

“They’re always looking for young people who are talented and work hard,” Jefferson said. According to Claire Rydell, current chair of the UW-Madison College Democrats, campaigns know they can find motivated and interested employees in Wisconsin because of many universities and politically active students. The competitiveness of the state’s elections results in more student involvement, according to Ami ElShareif, the second vice chair of the UW-Madison College Democrats. “I think there is more incentive for students to get involved given the weight of every election here in Wisconsin,” ElShareif said. Oliver Kiefer, former chair of the UW-Madison College jobs page 6

Quinton’s Deli liquor license remains in jeopardy with ALRC By Evan Hall THE DAILY CARDINAL

After hours of debate over the potential revocation of Quinton’s Bar and Deli’s alcohol license, Madison’s Alcohol License Review Committee pushed back its decision once again at a meeting Wednesday. Quinton’s, located at 319 W. Gorham St., was accused of violating the terms of its current liquor license by netting more than 50 percent of its revenue from alcohol sales. “They were warned, yet changes were not offered until after the second audit and they still did not meet the definition of a restaurant.” Steve Brist assistant district attorney Dane County

Much of the contention at the hearing hinged on the numbers provided by the city comptroller’s January 2008 audit of Quinton’s. The analysis found that Quinton’s alcohol sales accounted for 50.82 percent over the period of May through November 2007. Rick Petri, Quinton’s defense attorney, argued the city’s review did


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zimmermann from page 3 UW-Whitewater student Kelly Nolan disappeared in June 2007 after a night of drinking at State Street bars. Investigators found her body a little more than two weeks later in a wooded area about 20 miles from downtown. MPD public information officer Joel DeSpain said investigations will persist in all three homicides, but similarity in the two more recent deaths are giving police multiple leads to follow. “Because the Zimmermann and Marino cases have some similarities, and because of their proximity, sometimes information is coming in that could go to either case,” DeSpain said. In the meantime, university officials urge students staying in Madison for the summer to remain alert and practice the same safety precautions as during the school year. Dean of Students Lori Berquam reminded students to keep the realities of the Madison community in mind when dealing with personal safety. “Our students are in an urban environment that we sometimes ... like to pass off as being really small-town friendly. And it is friendly, but it’s not small town,” Berquam said. In addition to an increased city police presence downtown, UWPD will also maintain normal patrols during the summer. UWPD Sgt. Ruth Ewing said officers will be conducting area checks all over campus just as they do during the academic year. Despite the Zimmermann tragedy, Berquam said the incident not only brought the issue of safety to light, but also gave the campus a chance to look out for and rely on each other. “We as a community have to come together and try to heal from this situation,” Berquam said.


not provide a complete perspective of Quinton’s transactions because it only covered six months and failed to take into account sales of non-food items like ATM and game royalties, door cover charges, and sales of artwork and shirts. “What we have here is a decision which can mean the death of a viable business in this community,” Petri said. “To contemplate revoking a license for being off less than 2 percent is a travesty of justice.” Jim Powers, Quinton’s owner, said he has made a serious commitment to ramping up the establishment’s food marketing and revenue. According to Powers, Quinton’s started offering breakfast items on its menu, displayed its menu through the Overture Center and pulled back from its alcohol advertising campaign. “The thrust of our marketing now is building up our food—that’s really our bread and butter,” Powers said. “We would like to see nonalcohol sales at 60 or 70 percent, and that’s the direction we’re going.” Assistant District Attorney Steve Brist, however, said it’s too little, too late. “They were warned, yet changes were not offered until after the alrc page 9



Preserving the past, building the future

Thank you UW Students! For all your support, feedback and involvement in helping design the new south campus union! Check the website for exciting new updates this summer: We look forward to hearing from you when you return!





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Mich. must deny partner benefits after court ruling By Jillian Levy THE DAILY CARDINAL

Following a Michigan Supreme Court ruling Wednesday, the University of Michigan became the second school in the Big Ten to block domestic partner benefits from its employees. The court ruled that when Michigan passed a gay marriage ban in 2004, it also created restrictions against providing health insurance for gay university and other stateemployed workers. Michigan’s amendment states only marriages between a man and a woman would be recognized by the state, and any relationship of similar legal status would not be eligible for partner benefits. Although no specific reference to domestic partner benefits was written into the amendment, the court ruled that a gay marriage ban also applies to relationships of legal standing close to that of marriage. Wisconsin passed a similar gay marriage ban in 2006 but with slightly different wording. According to Glenn Carlson, executive director of Fair Wisconsin, it is the difference in wording that will make a large differ-

ence when the Wisconsin Supreme Court hears domestic partner benefits cases. “It may seem like splitting hairs, but Michigan’s amendment refers to ‘similar’ while [Wisconsin’s] amendment refers to ‘substantially similar.’” Carlson said cases that will be heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court would hinge on wording and how the court is required by law to review the amendment. He said he thinks the Michigan ruling will make people in Wisconsin realize the gay marriage ban will have larger implications than originally thought. Julain Appling, CEO of Wisconsin Family Council, echoed Carlson’s emphasis on wording but said she does not think the decision in Michigan will necessarily affect any Wisconsin Supreme Court decision. “I don’t think that you can jump from Michigan to Wisconsin on this in one fell swoop and say that this is going to set a precedent for Wisconsin,” Appling said. “I think our language is pretty clear.”


Football ticket lottery requests should be made between June 15 and June 30 on the UW Athletic Department website.

UW Athletics: Enter football ticket lottery The UW Athletic Department reminded students this week the football ticket request period for the 2008-’09 season begins June 15 and ends on June 30 at 4:30 p.m. Only full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled for the fall semester can enter the lottery and may only enter once. Athletic officials guarantee every undergraduate class will have 2,000 lottery winners and graduates will have 500. Graduate students and seniors

jobs from page 5 Democrats, said the upcoming presidential and legislative elections will result in more political job openings in Wisconsin, and there are many students and graduating seniors that can benefit from this opportunity. He said now, just coming into the summer months, is the best time for those who are interested in working in politics to find jobs in the state. Kiefer also said the pay for jobs college students typically receive is not high, but that does not mean

will have four chances to receive tickets, juniors three chances, sophomores two and freshman one chance. Students will receive an email by July 7 informing of the lottery outcome. Tickets will be available for pick up beginning Aug. 18 at Gate 1 of Camp Randall, but ticketholders must show a valid student ID. There will no longer be upperclassman ticket distinctions. Students can visit uwbadgers. com to register for their lottery application. the jobs are not worthwhile. “The main payment you get is from the experience, and I really think that can’t be overstated,” Kiefer said. Pasha Sternberg, former chair of UW-Madison’s Students for Hillary, said many students and graduates will be looking for jobs in politics, and anyone seeking campaign jobs should work hard to stand out. “Just get your name out there and impress people, because the most important thing is to show that you’re capable,” Sternberg said.


Beginning in June, Ian’s Pizza will serve slices to Chicago residents from its new location near Wrigley Field. General Manager of the Chicago location, Jaime Gamez, said Chicago is the prefect location for Ian’s third store.

Ian’s to make dough in Chicago By Callie Rathburn THE DAILY CARDINAL

Ian’s Pizza, Madison’s own original late night pizza place, will be expanding its tasty business to Wrigleyville in Chicago in early June. Ian’s Pizza currently has two locations in downtown Madison, on 115 State St. and 319 N. Frances St. This summer, Ian’s will be opening a new restaurant and bringing its unique pizza options, including favorites such as the Mac ’n Cheese and the Tomato Pesto to the Windy City. Chicago proved to be the best option for the newest shop. “One of the most important things was opening a location that was close enough to Madison,” Jaime Gamez, one of the new Chicago location’s two general managers, said. “In the

process of opening and expanding,, you want to make sure that Ian’s [is] able to maintain quality control, good customer service, good training for employees.” Gamez and Dimitri SyrikinNikolau were named general managers because of their dedication to Ian’s. Gamez said the Chicago location will be run by current Ian’s employees. “We’re not franchising,” Gamez said. “That’s one thing— besides the fact we sell Mac ’n Cheese pizza—that makes us really neat.” “We want to give employees a chance to become owners who worked their way up,” said Staci Fritz, office manager of Ian’s Pizza’s Central Office. “They know their stuff and they’re down with the Ian’s vision.” The “Ian’s vision” started after

the store creator Ian Gurfield graduated from Amerherst University in Massachusetts, according to Fritz. After graduation, 24-yearold Gurfield went on an extended road trip for 18 months with an idea in his head. He wanted a late night pizza place that served not just your usual pizza, but something a little bit unusual. Gurfield knew he wanted the restaurant to be in a college town and attract the late night bar crowd. When he got to Madison, Gurfield instantly liked the downtown location because of the proximity to UW-Madison and the large population. Gurfield received financial resources and opened up the first Ian’s in Madison on Oct. 31, 2001. Ian’s Pizza now has over six ian’s page 9

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finalists from page 3 ish,” Martin said. “There are some really interesting challenges and opportunities facing higher education, and Wisconsin is in a great position to contribute.” Martin also said UW-Madison is an excellent university in that it combines academic rigor and quality with public commitment. She said her experience with Cornell’s similar attributes enhances her credibility as a candidate. “[I am] in a position to understand the kinds of issues that students, faculties and staff face in a large, complex institution,” she said.


Visits from Bucky Badger, free candy and coffee and a coloring day highlight the various events at UW-Madison libraries next week.

Libraries extend hours for finals week UW-Madison libraries will have extended hours with special events and giveaways for students during finals week. Students can access the west corridor and InfoLab at Memorial Library without an student ID 24 hours a day until May 15. The rest of the library will be open from 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. daily. College Library will remain open 24 hours per day until May 17 at 4:45 p.m. Bucky Badger will also make guest appearances throughout the week.

process from page 3 committee will make the final recommendation to the full Board as early as May 21. Walsh said it does not matter whether the next chancellor is an internal or external hire. “We asked the [search committee] to recommend four to five that no matter how we ranked them, all five of them would be satisfactory,” he said. “They all have various strengths and perspectives.” Giroux said at this stage in the process, it is necessary to select the best candidate.

The best-kept secret about the Dutch is: a. How dikes are built b. Anne Frank’s middle name. c. Rembrandt d. You can take Dutch language courses at UW-Madison by signing up for “German” 111, 213, or 235 e. “German” 245 is a course about culture and immigration (taught in English). For more secret Dutch info, call Prof. Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor at the Dutch-oops, German Department. 262-1844,

Open Book Café at College Library will offer free coffee, tea and hot chocolate from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on May 9. There will also be free coffee available in the Memorial Library west corridor May 10 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Other special events during exam week include GUTS exam preparation workshops and study day assistance, story time with free candy and a coloring day, and others. For a full list of library events, “Everybody who makes it to this stage of the search is someone who’s got very, very strong credentials,” Giroux said. “The charge to the search committee is to advance a slate of people, each of whom could do the job and succeed as chancellor, so that is the belief of the search committee, that each of these four individuals is qualified to be the next chancellor of UW-Madison.” Giroux said the announcement of Wiley’s replacement will come after all the campus visits but before the June 5 Board of Regents meeting.

R. Timothy Mulcahy R. Timothy Mulcahy has served as vice president for research at the University of Minnesota since February 2005. Prior to his Minnesota position, Mulcahy was a member of the UW-Madison faculty since 1985. He has served as associate dean for the biological sciences and was the associate vice chancellor for research policy. “I have a long personal and family history affiliation with the

lobbyists from page 4 home town to also advocate for higher education,” Nelson said. According to Nelson, lobbyists from the UW-Madison chancellor’s office are focusing on financial aid and how it needs to keep pace with tuition increases. For lobbying, ASM works closely with United Council, a state student association that represents 21 UW System campuses, advocating for their interests in the state government. According to Patrick O’Connell, United Council’s organizing and communications director, the group’s lack of monetary power is easily made up for in people and electoral power, making the group’s lobbying “quite effective.” However, some student governments around the state recently discontinued their association with United Council because they said it proved unsuccessful. On April 15 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s students voted to discontinue membership with United Council,

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Gary Sandefur Gary Sandefur is the only internal candidate for the chancellor position. He has been apart of the UW-Madison faculty since 1984 and he served as College of Letters and Science dean since August 2004. He has served in many administrative positions at UW-Madison, including director

of the American Indian Studies Program. “I’ve been at UW-Madison for 24 years,” Sandefur said Wednesday. “I really love this place and I’m really pleased that I have an opportunity to be a finalist.” Sandefur said one of his first priorities is to meet people outside the university, including legislatures, business people and civic leaders to build support for the institution. He also said he would like to meet SANDEFUR with student leaders to talk about student needs and concerns. “Throughout my career I have been very committed to and interested in students, enjoyed working with students, and have been recognized for my teaching and work with students,” Sandefur said. “I very much am looking forward to being able to do that as chancellor as well.” All four candidates will be on campus next week to participate in meetings and receptions with UWMadison faculty, staff, students and community members.

according to the April 23 meeting agenda. UW-Oshkosh also decided to end membership, and UW-Milwaukee is considering a referendum to do the same, according to the UW-La Crosse student paper the Racquet. UW-La Crosse student Senator Steven Trimborn said United Council’s efforts to lower tuition 6 to 10 percent in six years shows their misguided lobbying efforts when the budget is heading to a deficit, according to the Racquet. O’Connell said he was surprised when the student governments stopped working with the United Council, and he said Trimborn’s comments were false. “United Council’s budget priority for the upcoming biennium is not a 6 to 10 percent reduction in tuition over six years and never has been,” O’Connell said. “United Council has never lobbied any legislator or regent for a tuition reduction.” O’Connell said student members of United Council continuously evaluate their stance on tuition and do so realistically during a budget deficit.

As an example of United Council’s effectiveness, O’Connell said the recent budget passed with almost every priority students asked for. “In the last budget cycle we won a tuition freeze for twoyear campuses, a tuition increase cap of 5 percent for four-year campuses, and over $11 million in grant increases, along with veterans’ tuition remission,” O’Connell said. O’Connell added United Council’s current budget priorities on tuition are a continuation of the tuition freeze for two-year campuses and a cap on four-year tuition increases at the rate of inflation. According to O’Connell, the greatest challenge students now face is finding support for needed increases in state funding to finance the UW System. “Over the last decade, students have been forced to take on more and more of the burden,” O’Connell said. “The economic problems that the state has been developing as of late are only making working on those issues more difficult.”

UW, so UW is home—number one—but it’s also known nationally for its excellence in education, research and outreach,” he said Wednesday. “I hope to build on the great legacy that the UW currently enjoys while finding new strategies to adjust to a rapidly changing environment.” Mulcahy promised to be open, accessible, interested and committed to making the student experience at UW-Madison MULCAHY outstanding. “If you’re going to do a difficult job like the chancellor’s job, I don’t think there’s any better place to do it than the University of Wisconsin-Madison.”



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State Assembly Minority Leader Jim Kreuser, DKenosha said a vote on a budget repair bill is likely soon, but many issues still remain between leaders.



Budget vote possible, Assembly Dems seek more concessions By Charles Brace THE DAILY CARDINAL

Lawmakers in the state Assembly are tenuously set to vote on a bill fixing the $652 million budget deficit next Tuesday, though several policy disagreements remain between leaders. Assembly Minority Leader James Kreuser, D-Kenosha, informed his caucus a vote was possible Tuesday, despite no official word from Republicans in control of the Assembly. Kreuser said in a statement the vote would be needed to prevent the loss of thousands of construction jobs in the state, which would not continue until a budget repair bill was decided upon. However, the vote is uncertain, as Assembly Democrats recently criticized Assembly Republicans and the leader of the Democratic-controlled state Senate. Assembly Democrats said the legislative leaders kept them out of repair bill negotiations, despite any vote in the Assembly needing a “significant portion” of Democratic lawmakers to pass, according to Kreuser spokesperson Seth Boffeli. Many Democratic lawmakers are needed because a large amount of Assembly Republicans are expected to oppose the proposal from Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch, R-West Salem, Boffeli said. The majority of Assembly Republicans also opposed the original budget Huebsch agreed to in October. Huebsch said in a statement the

current bill is a “bipartisan compromise that balances the concerns of members from both parties.” Democrats in the Assembly oppose the repair bill provisions Huebsch and Senate Democrats agreed upon, Boffeli said, describing a $125 million accounting maneuver in the bill as a “gimmick.” “We’re at the eleventh hour now, and it’s time for the people in charge of this process to start leading,” Boffeli said, referring to Huebsch and Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker, DWeston. Senate Republicans are also largely kept absent from budget repair talks, according to state Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend. He said he was “surprised and disappointed” Decker has not yet involved them in the process. Grothman said the current bill agreed upon by Decker and Huebsch does not please Senate Republicans, but it is likely the option leaders think will get the most votes. Several controversial items previously offered by legislative leaders are now largely dead in budget talks. Kreuser said he would not accept a combined vote on a repair bill and the Great Lakes Compact, which Huebsch and Decker previously said was an option. A proposed financial assessment on hospitals, favored by Gov. Jim Doyle and Assembly Democrats, is also out of negotiations, Boffeli said.

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ians from page 6 years of extreme success in the downtown area. The new restaurant is expected to succeed in Wrigleyville because of similar qualities Gurfield first sensed in Madison. Gamez said there is a lot of nightlife and walking traffic in the area. The new location is also near a UW-Madison alumni bar, which Gamez hopes will bring in loyal Badgers. The new restaurant is also expected to be popular with those who have eaten at the State Street or Frances Street locations while in Madison for sporting events or other college activities. “A lot of people have visited, basically from the Big Ten. I know I see people come through from out of town and they love it,” Gamez said. “It’s not just Madison moving to Chicago, but the Big Ten moving to Chicago. It’s something that will be explosive, at least among alumni from the Big Ten.” In Chicago, home to deep dish pizza, other pizza places don’t feel threatened by Ian’s and welcome new businesses to the area. “I think businesses that are established [in Wrigleyville] are pretty well set and they’ll be just fine,” Jay Miller, supervisor at Pizza-Ria said, another pizza place near Ian’s new location. Aside from alumni connections, the new managers feel quality food and good service will help their product succeed in the Windy City. “I think we have a strong, confident idea that people are going to like Ian’s in Chicago,” said Gamez.

UW tech. office warns students of e-mail scams UW-Madison’s Office of Campus Information Security and the Division of Information Technology WiscMail team released methods on how to identify an email scam Wednesday in light of an increase of electronic scams. The university suggests five different ways to avoid a scam, such as being aware of any formal institution that asks students to release any type of private information. Personal data could consist of Social Security numbers, NetIDs or certain health information. Other advice recommended students look out for any unusual “from” or “reply-to” addresses. DoIT does not use any “.com” addresses to send e-mail. Students are advised not to open any e-mails from such addresses. In addition to being wary of strange addresses, DoIT suggests looking for a digital signature to ensure legitimacy of a sender. Above all, students should not reply to any e-mail that appears to be suspicious. Students can contact the DoIT Help Desk with any questions.

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Carillon bells to commemorate loss of UW student lives The carillon bells will ring Friday, the last day of class, at 1 p.m. to honor UW-Madison students who passed away during the 2007-’08 academic year. “It’s important to take a moment to think about the students who have left us over the past year,” said Alicia Jackson, special assistant to Dean of Students Lori Berquam. Seven short individual pieces will be followed by a minute of silence commemorating the life of each student. The service will conclude with the

piece “In Memoriam” by John Courter. “We’ve had a good partnership with Lyle Anderson, who is the carillon, who runs the bell tower,” Jackson said. “He has kind of worked with us on past events and issues like Virginia Tech, ringing the bells for the NIU students, so this is something that he partners with us on each year to help commemorate the lives of our students.” All students, faculty and staff are invited to remember the lives of:

Andrea Sperka, 21 Tara Grant, 21 Shreya Dixit, 19 Bhagat Dhillon

Michael Mowers, 22 Adam Nickel, 21 Brittany Zimmermann, 21

alrc from page 5 second audit and they still did not meet the definition of a restaurant,” Brist said. Brist also said a more recent review of Quinton’s receipts that incorporated ATM and game sales estimated alcohol profit to be 50.24 percent, still in excess of the license ordinance. Brist said the lack of Quinton’s credibility is the consequence of its poor recordkeeping, and justifies a suspension

or revocation of its liquor license. “What we have here is a decision which can mean the death of a viable business in this community.” Rick Petri defense attorney Quinton’s Deli

If the ALRC does decide to

reprimand Quinton’s with either a suspension or revocation of its liquor license, it would be a first for the city of Madison. Although in recent years the city has investigated Angelic Brewing, Tutto Pasta on State Street and Madison Masala for failing to comply with the liquor license ordinance, no formal action was ever taken. According to committee member David Hart, the ALRC will deliver its decision within 30 days.

safe from page 4 said he is frustrated with the recent statement because he said it does not indicate the truth about the organization. He said implementing another SAFEwalk team for exam week is nothing new. “We used to always have four teams on a night and most recently they reduced us to three per night,” DeMet said.

“We used to always have four teams on a night and most recently they reduced us to three per night.” Dana DeMet former employee SAFE services

“It offends me that after a UW student gets murdered in her home they don’t feel that it’s necessary to up the teams to four teams a night, yet in finals week they decide to move it up to four.” According to the statement, demand for escorts temporarily increased after Zimmermann’s death but have since declined to less than 10 walks and about 70 cab rides per night. Graham said SAFEwalk staff has always been able to meet the demand, but DeMet still emphasized a lack of SAFEwalk administration communication with employees and a general frustration with SAFEwalk student escorts. DeMet said he and other employees resigned because of dissatisfaction with management. SAFE services will continue to run during finals week. For more information or to arrange a walk, call 2625000 or visit As of press time, Graham did not return calls for additional comment.


Thanks to the 2007-2008 Officers & Directors! Officers John Barnhardt – Wisconsin Union President Meg Reinbold – Vice President Program Administration Amanda Green – Vice President Public Relations Directors Maya Oyarbide-Sanchez -- Alternative Breaks Christie Wilmot -- Art Jacklyn John -- Community Service Aaron McKean -- Distinguished Lecture Series Erin Hallbauer -- Film Shira Weiner -- Global Connections Quoctrung Bui -- Music Drew Egan -- Publications Rachel Bocek -- Student Performance Adam Putzer –- Contemporary Issues Courtney Byelich -- Union Theater Tristan Sather – Hoofer Council President

Congratulations to the 2008-09 Officers & Directors! Officers Jeff Rolling- Wisconsin Union President Dan Cornelius -Vice President for Project Management Jacklyn John - Vice President for Program Administration Shira Weiner - Vice President for Public Relations Directors Kaitlin Koehler -- Alternative Breaks Amanda Schmitt -- Art Michael Lasecki -- Community Service Eric Schmidt -- Distinguished Lecture Series Kelsey Field -- Film Raluca Sima -- Global Connections Patrick Tilley -- Music Annie Kleinert -- Publications Marisa Kahler -- Student Performance Megan Sallomi -- Society and Politics Jennifer Dunigan – Union Theater Kyle Olsen – Hoofer Council President

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Students from across Wisconsin learn the ropes of stem cell research Story by Jennifer Evans


he newest stem-cell researchers on campus aren’t world-renowned. They haven’t spent the past decade trying to figure out how stem cells work. In fact, most of them haven’t even graduated from high school yet. But, thanks to UW-Madison’s new Stem Cell Learning Lab, the most recent scientists to tinker with stem cells on campus are young science enthusiasts from across Wisconsin. “Educating the public is our real mission,” Timothy Kamp, co-director of the UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, said. “The goal of the lab is to make stem cells accessible to anyone in the public who’s interested.” At the Stem Cell Learning Lab, student groups ranging from fourth grade up through college are welcome to walk in the footsteps of famous stem-cell researchers in Madison. Within a lab housed in the Genetics-Biotechnology Building, students learn to appreciate the steps researchers take to grow stem cells each day. “[We want to] better inform and educate the public about the sound science behind studying embryonic stem cells and to give the public a realistic view of [their] potential,” Jordana Lenon, outreach coordinator for the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, said.

“Educating the public is our real mission.” Timothy Kamp co-director UW-Madison

The rich history of stem cells at UW-Madison is no secret. UW developmental biologist James Thomson’s 1998 discovery that he could isolate and grow human embryonic stem cells launched Thomson and the university into scientific stardom. Nearly a decade later, Thomson’s lab showed that with the proper chemical prodding, human skin cells can be reprogrammed to function like embryonic stem cells. Although popular, Thomson is far from the only stem-cell researcher on campus. Kamp said there are 60 faculty members of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center that perform stem-cell research spanning from the basic sciences to clinical research at UW-Madison. Madison is also home to the National Stem Cell Bank, where the original stem-cell lines, created by Thomson, reside. Because of the vast amount of stem cell research happening in Madison and the controversies the public often associates with stem cells, Lenon said the demand for public stem-cell outreach education in Wisconsin is huge. WiCell, a non-profit organization affiliated with UW-Madison dedicated to the support of stem cell scientists worldwide, provides multiple outreach programs in

Madison, including rural outreach and teaching of stem cells in schools around the state. Aware of the success of WiCell, Lenon said she saw a place for the university to step in and offer stem-cell outreach on campus. An $87,000 grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, the support of Thomson and Kamp and the collaboration between WiCell and UW’s Primate, Biotechnology and Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Centers led to the creation of the SCLL.

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“If you can get people motivated about science at a younger age, they may stay in it and do better in classes.” Theo Sanford senior UW-Madison

Students who visit the SCLL receive a short interactive lecture on the history of stem cells and have a chance to view live stem cells through the spectacles of a microscope or projected to a nearby TV. Students also get the chance to carry out the daily experiments run by stem-cell researchers using imitation stem cells. Although the cost and the need for special training in how to handle live stem cells requires the visitors of the SCLL to handle imitation stem cells, Lenon said stem cells visible under lab microscope, straight from the lab of Thomson, couldn’t be more real. “The Thomson lab was making plates of these cells at the same time as they were making their [own plates]. They just make an extra batch for us,” she said. “If they weren’t down here they’d be up there, being studied.” Student volunteers from campus stem-cell groups help guide visitors of all ages through the different stages of the stem-cell lab experience beginning with how to prepare cells upon their arrival


A laboratory in UW-Madison’s Genetics-Biotechnology Building provides the site for the Stem Cell Learning Lab. in a lab to the final stage of incubation, when stem cells are left to multiply into the desired cell type chosen by scientists. Theo Sanford, a UW senior majoring in genetics and biochemistry, drew from his experience of working in a stem-cell lab to help Lenon make the SCLL appear nearly identical to real stem-cell labs on campus. “[Being part of the SCLL] is my way of giving back to the

community,” Sanford said. “If you can get people motivated about science at a younger age, they may stay in it and do better in classes.” Although the SCLL premiered for the public during Science Expeditions in April and will be open for the public during Madison’s Lab on the Lake in September, the lab will typically be open on Fridays for scheduled student groups. “I don’t think students [at UWMadison] are very knowledgeable about stem cells,” Sanford said. “Through the Stem Cell Learning Lab we’re giving people a different way to actually see what’s going on in the lab.”


Ka Yi Ling, a member of UW-Madison chapter of the Student Society for Stem Cell Research, assists Gavin Huismann, 12, at new Stem Cell Learning Lab.

t’s hard to forget a year like 2000. Bill Clinton was still in office, gas prices hovered around $1.50, and N*SYNC released their No Strings Attached album. Also, and slightly less well remembered, almost everyone wrongly believed we had entered the 21st Century. Before you freak, let me explain. Technically, the year 2000 marked the final year of the 20th century, and 2001 the first of the new one. (If you wonder why, the short answer is because there was no “year 0,” and the long answer involves psychology and the way we count.) Back then I remember I couldn’t metaphorically turn around without hearing someone misstating the entrance into the 21st Century, or someone else trying to correct the misperceptions. I personally took the same approach toward correcting people about it as I’ve taken with grammar: if it’s a friend, really ream ’em for it, but if it’s a stranger or acquaintance, who really cares? I mean, it’s all just semantics, right? By 2002 the calendar semantics became a thing of the past. Or so I thought. Recently though, a new calendar issue has me pretty flummoxed, apoplectic and all manner of good ol’ fashioned angry words. The cause of my unexpected ire? The way people pronounce the years after 2010. I know, I know, it’s a dumb thing to worry about in this age of war, economic uncertainty and finals. But, as time marches inexorably forward, and I increasingly hear more people referring to “two-thousand eleven” or—worse— “two-thousand twenty,” a small part of me grows more and more desperate. All those extra syllables, all that time wasted, when a simple “twenty-eleven” or “twenty-twenty” says the same thing more elegantly, more simply and yes, even more futuristically. And I’m not the only one. David Crystal, author of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, has said much about this pronunciation problem. According to The Times of London, he thinks people will start to switch over to “twenty [whatever]” in 2011. “Rhythm counts for everything in something like this,” he said. “Logic never enters into language matters.” That’s for sure. I’m even starting to hear scientists—the biggest lobbyists of the “2001 is the first year” fight—refer to future years in this barbaric, syllablewasting fashion. Don’t they know? Haven’t they done analyses into how much time people waste uttering those extra words? I usually turn to my scientist and engineer friends for their ability to ignore popular convention and do what is right, or at least efficient, regardless. In a weird way, to see them falling victim to this new scourge almost breaks my heart. I thought I knew them. I hope, as Crystal does, that the problem will eventually work itself out. Maybe, 10 years from now in “twenty-eighteen” no one will even remember we used to throw on all those extra words. It could be a forgotten issue, like the 2000/2001 battle for supremacy or, if I’m really lucky, the battle for a catchier-named decade than “the two-thousands.” I guess only time can tell. Do you have 20/20 vision? E-mail Bill at

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Throwing the hat and tying the knot



s the year draws to a close, many seniors view the last days before graduation as a checklist of last-minute things to accomplish: Pick up robes and hat. Send out invitations. Pass the last few exams. Get wedding dress fitted? For many students, graduation means both tying up the last four years at UW-Madison and tying the knot. However, that may not be the best plan, according to Lauren Papp, assistant professor in the department of human development and family studies at UW-Madison. “The time following graduation involves some fairly stressful changes for everyone,” Papp said. “Adding a major event like a wedding could certainly add stress.” Other life changes can complicate matters as well, according to Bob McGrath, director of counseling and consultation services at University Health Services.

“The time following graduation involves some fairly stressful changes for everyone.” Lauren Papp assistant professor department of human development and famiiy studies

“[After college] people tend to start drinking a lot less,” McGrath said. “They’re also, for the first time, investing in ... a career or starting graduate school.” There are also children to think about, especially if higher education is part of the plan, according to Darald Hanusa, senior lecturer in the school of social work. “Particularly if you have children, it can make graduate school more difficult,” Hanusa said. But he added the stress from major life changes isn’t necessarily bad, nor is it temporary. “While marrying out of college certainly does present some challenges, there are certainly many other challenges along the way that are going to be just as big,” Hanusa said. “Fact is, [students] probably have a lot more energy to deal with those

going to help them learn to communicate any better.” There also needs to be a certain level of commitment to the relationship, according to Hanusa. “[Many students are] still in a very ... ‘me’ focus versus ‘us’ focus,” Hanusa said. “Those relationships aren’t going to do well but those people are probably going to have difficulty in any relationship, no matter how long they wait.”

“Delaying a marriage is not going to help [a person] learn to communicate any better.” Darald Hanusa senior lecturer school of social work

What’s important, McGrath added, is for the couple to be open about faults and weaknesses. “[Problems] don’t get better when you get married,” McGrath said. “If there’s some red flags, it’s like the red flags just get redder.” Arbuckle and Kressin have made an effort to discuss all aspects of the relationship, from finances to insurance, future jobs to children. “We definitely don’t want to leave out anything,” Kressin said. “We want our lives to improve as we get married, instead of finding ourselves in a deteriorating situation.” They’re both aware of their own personalities as well. “We are pretty much the perfect template to get married,” Arbuckle said. “She’s independent, I’m independent, but


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kinds of challenges ... than they would years later.” Take, for instance, UWMadison students Mary Kressin and Kevin Arbuckle. The pair met in a history of science class in fall of 2006, and got engaged this past November. The wedding is at the end of June, so the planning has been interwoven with their academic lives. “I’ve talked to the pastor a few times in between classes,” Arbuckle said, while Kressin noted that she has called the florist after classes and exams, and gets her dress fitted on the weekends. Although they will be married in June, neither Arbuckle nor Kressin is graduating, and both will be returning to school in the fall. According to Arbuckle, his parents were initially surprised at their decision to marry before graduating. Kressin’s parents felt the same way. “They definitely weren’t surprised that we got engaged,” Kressin said. “But I think they were shocked at the decision to get married this summer.” For Arbuckle, a junior, part of the decision was based in what might happen after he graduates next spring, with Kressin, a sophomore, still in school for another year. “If I graduate and for some reason move and I leave her behind, I don’t know if I could really deal with that too much,” Arbuckle said. “I just kind of want to keep her in my life forever.” The couple isn’t really concerned with balancing married life with school. “I think once we told people our plans and how we kind of balance everything in our lives right now and how we were planning to share those balances and to divide them, then everyone felt a lot better about [the marriage],” Kressin said. Depending on the couple, marriage can actually help people handle stress and deal with problems, according to Papp. The key issue, Hanusa said, is not the level of stress present but how the couple communicates. “There is no way you’re going to eradicate stress in your life. There’s no way that you’re going to get rid of some of those variables. It’s better to figure out your strategy for dealing with them,” Hanusa said. “Delaying a marriage is not

we work very well as a team.” Don’t discount instincts, warned McGrath. If a relationship doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. “I think people should ask themselves: How settled are they with their decision?” McGrath said. “And if you’re not settled, don’t go into it with a ‘this will probably get better’ [attitude].” Even though age may have less to do with a marriage’s success than maturity and communication, Hanusa said the average age of a couple is getting older, often postponing marriage until after graduate-level education. “You see a lot of people, particularly women, waiting until they get in their 30s [or] mid-30s to get married,”

Hanusa said. “They’re not so concerned about having families.” According to Papp, in the United States, women on average marry around age 27, while men marry around 29, an attempt, perhaps, to combat rising divorce rates. “Studies that have linked early age to higher chances of divorcing suggest that marrying younger than [age] 20 is riskier,” Papp said. Numbers like these don’t scare Arbuckle and Kressin, however. “I know that I would marry Kevin today. I knew that I was going to marry him months ago,” Kressin said. “I’m looking forward to ... having our eightieth anniversary.”


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UW-Madison student killed in Doty Street apartment


UW-Madison junior Brittany Sue Zimmermann was found dead in her campus-area apartment April 2. Dane County Coroner John Stanley determined Zimmermann died of a “complexity of traumatic injuries,” but a source close to the investigation said she was stabbed. Although Madison police continue to investigate her homicide, there are still no suspects in the case. Nearly a month after her death, officials revealed Zimmermann called 911 from her cell phone before her death, but a dispatcher mistakenly thought it was a “hang up” call and failed to call back, a violation of county and police policy. CITY


Record snowfall blankets Madison, disrupts classes

All eyes were on UW-Madison in late November, when biologist James Thomson’s lab announced the discovery of a way to trick human skin cells into performing like embryonic stem cells. Stem-cell critics hailed the findings as the beginning of the end for ethical debates over stem cells in the United States. Today, Thomson’s lab continues to study whether the reprogrammed skin cells hold as much promise as embryonic stem cells. The discovery gained Thomson the recognition as one of TIME’s 2008 “World’s Most CAMPUS Influential People.”

Madison was hit with over 100 inches of snow between December and March as the city experienced the worst winter weather in its history. On average, the city accumulates 49.9 inches of snow each winter, less than half of the 100.1 inches that blanketed the city following the first snowfall on Dec. 1. Previously, the record snow level was 76.1 inches, set during the 1978-’79 winter season. UW-Madison officials cancelled classes Feb. 6 for the third time in over 20 years after a snowstorm deposited 12.5 inches of snow on the city. CITY


BTN access limited for Wis. Charter customers

The Big Ten Network spurred a debate between Badger fans, lawmakers and cable providers about the availability of the channel. Although UW-Madison’s Digital Academic Television Network offers BTN to students in residence halls, Wisconsin’s largest cable provider, Charter Communications, has yet to reach a deal with the network. UW-Madison’s share of BTN’s first-year revenue helped keep sports ticket prices the same for next year, but the football ticket lottery may limit students’ ability to see games. CAMPUS


Budget deficit crisis brings state government to halt

Over 118 days late, the 2007-’09 state budget was the dominant legislative issue first semester, with lawmakers still arguing over a budget repair bill to solve a projected $652 million shortfall. The budget gridlock in the fall affected over 5,000 UW System students who were unable to receive their financial aid until campuses knew the amount of state funding they would receive. Senate Democrats said they ousted their leader for failing in the budget negotiations. STATE


Wiley announces intent to step down as chancellor

A search committee began a national hunt for a new UW-Madison chancellor after current Chancellor John Wiley announced Dec. 7, 2007 his intent to step down as head of the university. During his seven-year tenure, Wiley led a record-breaking private fundraising campaign, which raised about $1 million per day and more total money than all the money ever raised in the history of the university. The new chancellor is expected to be named in June and take over CAMPUS in September.


McCain, Obama win state in whirlwind primary races


University, city hope to curb UW drinking culture


‘WiscAlerts’ aim to inform of campus emergencies

The key battleground state of Wisconsin drew all presidential candidates second semester in what remains a bitter nominating process. U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., drew over 20,000 people to an overcrowded Kohl Center before the Feb. 19 state primary. Obama won the primary against U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., 58 to 41 percent and won all campus wards. U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., easily beat former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee 54 to 37 percent. STATE

“Show and Blow” required students with a previous ejection or citation at a football game to blow into a portable Breathalyzer test before games to prove their sobriety. Big Ten schools began tracking detox transport numbers in 2008 at the request of UW Police Chief Susan Riseling to compare with UW-Madison’s numbers, which have doubled in the last four years. The university began funding electronic ID scanners at select downtown bars and liquor stores in March in an effort to crack down on underage drinking. CAMPUS



Thomson makes second stem-cell breakthrough


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Campus-area fires kill one, displace many others

Fires at two campus-area residences left one man dead and dozens of students displaced during the fall semester. A Nov. 10 apartment fire on North Carroll Street displaced 30 residents, mostly UW-Madison students, for about two weeks. Three weeks later, an early morning fire charred a two-story house on Bedford Street, killing 23-yearold Peter Talan and injuring three UW-Madison students. In response to the incidents, university officials launched Fire Safety Awareness Week in January and handed out free smoke CITY detector batteries to students.

Following the Virginia Tech tragedy in April 2007, UW-Madison reviewed its campus emergency preparedness. As part of that review, the university created “WiscAlerts,” a crisis communications response plan using mass e-mails, voice mails, reverse 911 and Facebook messaging. WiscAlerts were implemented in three emergency incidents since September 2007, and recently added its newest form of alerts—text messages. Students began signing up to receive emergency texts May 1 through the MyUW Portal. CAMPUS

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Band Director Mike Leckrone leads the UW Varsity Band in the 34th Annual Spring Concert April 17 at the Kohl Center.


Members of the Madison community meet on Library Mall April 6 for a candlelight service for UW-Madison junior Brittany Zimmermann, who was slain in her home April 2.


Members of the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort participate in a “lie-in” at the Capitol Rotunda April 16 for the one-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting.


Pedestrians struggle to keep their footing on West Johnson Street February 6. Twelve-and-a-half inches of snow fell that day and prompted the university to cancel late afternoon classes.


In front of the Social Science building February 21, the UW-Madison Army ROTC Color Guard honors the victims of the Northern Illinois University shooting.


A Madison Police officer investigates a pedestrian-vehicle collision at the intersection of University Avenue and Mills Street February 25.



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featuresfood Library Mall hosts cheap, new food carts A

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s finals near, you may be looking for something to spice up your usual food routine. Those brave enough have enjoyed the food carts in Library Mall for weeks now. But some are skeptical of food carts and have not yet ventured out for a taste. These following three carts are the newest additions to the family in Library Mall. While some items are better than others, these carts offer inexpensive and tasty lunch options for any taste buds.

Mad Dog’s Chicago Style Eatery Craving gameday food between classes? No need to head over to a ballpark when you’ve got Mad Dog’s Chicago Style Eatery just around the corner. Mad Dog’s opened its State Street location April 24, and will continue its business there until the fall. Not only is the cart in a prime spot on Library Mall, manager April Stahl also appreciates the great energy on campus. After just a couple weeks, their food is already a hit among college students. Mad Dog’s offers a good selection of the basics. If you want to keep things simple, you can get a Naked Dog ($3.00), which is a Vienna hot dog with mustard on a poppyseed bun. The cart also provides condiments such as ketchup, mustard, onions, relish and sauerkraut if you want to dress your dog up a little bit more. Those who are more adventurous might want to try the Wisconsin Brat ($3.25), which is a Johnsonville brat topped with sauerkraut, onion and dusseldorf mustard, or the Italian Sausage ($5.75) with your choice of peppers on a freshly baked french roll. Of course, if you want something truly Chicago-style, try Mad Dog’s Chicago Dog ($3.75). This consists of an authentic Vienna hot dog with tomato and onion, sport peppers, a pickle spear, green relish and mustard all in a poppyseed bun, with a little celery salt to top it off. The Chicago dog is a festive and delicious treat, standing out with its bright green relish complimented by the yellow mustard and red ketchup. If you are hungry for Mad Dog’s


Fine Italian Beef is just one of the three food carts that recently opened in Library Mall. Although some are skeptical of the food quality, these carts offer up some tasty and affordable lunch fare. over the weekend, they also have a cart out on Saturdays on Capitol Square during the Farmer’s Market. Or if you’re looking for more choices, Mad Dog’s has a restaurant at 309 N. Henry St., which has even more menu items such as Italian beef sandwiches, meatball subs and various specialty dogs. Mad Dog’s Chicago Style Eatery’s cart is a perfect place to stop by for a quick bite between classes. —Eunice Abraham Santa Fe Trailer Even though the new southwest food cart in Library Mall may not have the most appealing name, the food is sure to please those looking for a quick, cheap bite to eat. Santa Fe Trailer has a variety of items for such a small cart, including vegan and vegetarian options. There are two chilis, the black bean chili and green chili stew, both offered in a cup or bowl. The trailer also offers chips and queso, salsa and guacamole. The Cobb Salad ($7) wasn’t amazing, but it put a tasty southwestern twist on the average salad. It includes

spiced, grilled chicken, jicama, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, red onions and feta cheese, but you can leave out any ingredient not to your liking. It comes with two tortillas on the side. This may sound pricey for a food cart, but the salad is huge, and it’s a nice healthy alternative when ordering food to-go. The Blue Corn Enchiladas ($5) are another way to get bang for your buck. These vegetarian enchiladas look questionable, but the taste is close to authentic. They pack a punch, but the spice is far from overbearing. Other menu items include Tequila Lime Pork Tenderloin Tacos ($3 each), Green Chile Burritos ($5), Veggie Fajita Tacos ($2.50 each or three for $6) and Flan ($4). Santa Fe Trailer isn’t quite highquality, but it will satisfy your cravings and provide a fast, convenient lunch. —Marly Schuman Fine Italian Beef FIB’S, a play on an endearing term associated with our sausage friends to the south, is the most recent addition to the familiar food carts at the mouth of State Street.

This Chicago-style eatery serves up hot Italian beef and sausage. The Chicago-native owners fell in love with Madison and left the Windy City but missed the Chicago food and soon, FIB’S was born. Wisconsinites cannot live on beer-battered cheese curds and brats alone. The cart offers variations of



Chicago-imported Italian beef and sausage on a hunk of Italian bread topped with marinara, peppers, cheese or all of the above along with Vienna hotdogs that scream Chicago-style Italian cuisine. Keep a look out for Chicken Parmesan, which will make an appearance on the menu soon. In a sea of smoothies and fried rice, FIB’S fills a niche that Library Mall was missing. The Sicilian Beef is a pile of thinly sliced Chicago-imported Italian beef in a bath of its own juices topped with melty mozzarella, green peppers and sweet tomato marinara. Overall, the Sicilian is a great sandwich. The Italian beef was incredibly juicy and delicious. The green peppers were mild yet flavorful and complemented the beef and marinara well. The only downside to the juiciness is that it made the bread soggy, which made for a messy sandwich. Maybe harder or toasted bread would stand up to the juices better. Also, the sandwich tastes best when it involves all of the components in each individual bite. Request a fork and knife just in case. The cost of the à la carte sandwiches was a little higher than expected for vendor food. But one thing is for certain, if you go to another nearby underground sandwich shop, you won’t be getting the same quality as FIB’S. —Sara Barreau


Mad Dog’s Chicago Style Eatery’s signature item is the Chicago dog, a Vienna hot dog with tomato and onion, sport peppers, a pickle spear, green relish and mustard.

Ariel finishes off semester with International No Diet Day ARIEL KRAUT sweet-n-sour kraut


or some reason, I happened to stumble upon a website that featured all of the national food holidays of our glorious country, which has nothing better to do than officially declare my birthday International Yorkshire Pudding Day (really?). Believe it or not, every single day has a different food associated with it and most of them are better than Yorkshire pudding. So basically I now have an excuse to eat a different obscure food each day, you know, to celebrate. But, that’s neither here nor there. Upon researching the upcoming holidays, I noticed one that perfectly applied to the end of the school year and all of us leaving Madison for the summer. May

6 was International No Diet Day! Now I don’t know about you, but I celebrated this holiday like nobody’s business because it was my last chance to eat everything I love in Madison without being judged (or so I’d like to think). Here’s a list of all of the food I crammed into my digestive tract within this 24-hour period: I started this binge at precisely 12 a.m., so I ordered some latenight, stoner Pokey Sticks from Gumby’s Pizza.

I started this binge at precisely 12 a.m., so I ordered some late-night, stoner Pokey Sticks from Gumby’s Pizza.

I’m not exactly sure how they do it, but these are quite possibly the best bread/cheese sticks I have ever

had. Perfectly seasoned and garlic-ed and delivered to my house late night within a half an hour? That’s an A+ in my book any day. They even have a buy-one-get-one- free deal on After thinking about it, I bought two. Done. For breakfast I woke up early before my 9:30 class and dragged myself to Sunroom Café for a hearty stack of apple pancakes. I purchased a scone with the intention of eating it later, but I ate it right after the transaction was finalized. This holiday was all about celebrating gluttony, so why not? Since International No Diet Day fell on a Tuesday, I ate my traditional Tuesday lunch: Special wrap No. 1 from the Lakefront on Langdon at Memorial Union—the California Wrap. Trust me, it’s worth waiting for amidst the frenzy of kids rushing to fill up their salad bar cups, eat and make it to class on time. After that, for a mid-day snack, I hit up the Chocolate Shoppe for ice cream. I know UW-Madison is

famous for Babcock Hall ice cream, but I have to say that my loyalties lie with the cow place. It’s amazing. That’s probably a blasphemous statement coming from a proud UW-Madison student, and don’t get me wrong I do think the Daily Scoop is great, but I wasn’t able to walk very far anyway with all of this carb-age dragging me down.

Dinner was for sure Dotty’s. I went to Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry and I ordered a sampler basket. And I didn’t share. Enough said.

So... dinner was for sure Dotty’s. I went to Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry and I ordered a sampler basket. And I didn’t share. Enough said. After finishing all of that, I got hungry around 10 or 11 p.m. and

ordered some delivery Asian Kitchen. I covered all of the other standard ethnic food groups sans Asian. In theory, I needed some greasiness to end the night right and I had to go for the greasiest (not an insult, I promise) Chinese takeout we have here. It was just awesomely comforting. And that marked the conclusion of International No Diet Day for me. Everyone, when this appears in print, I will have already eaten all of this food. Don’t panic! You might want to call the local hospitals and detox centers to make sure that I’m all right, but I think I will be just fine. And if I’m not and I get some sort of clogged artery that becomes an issue later in life, it is a national holiday and therefore it’s all for the sake of patriotism. Oh, I am so proud to be an American. If you want to make sure Ariel is still alive or just want to wish her “happy eating” for the summer, email her at

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view UW-Madison ends New Era contract UW-Madison ended its apparel contract with New Era Cap Company after the manufacturer refused to comply with UW-Madison’s code of conduct, which stipulates that licensees

must allow monitoring agencies to observe labor practices in factories. Unfair labor practices were not cited as a reason for the termination of the contract, but New Era did not allow the Worker’s Rights Consortium to monitor New Era’s U.S. factories, which alludes to unfair practices at those facilities. This action sends a clear message to other apparel providers that labor standards are non-negotiable. UW-Madison must continue to terminate the license of any company that violates the code of conduct.

ASM outlines internal reform plans Fourteen newly elected members of Associated Students of Madison presented a five-point plan to fix the internal problems of the stagnant organization. This editorial board believes ASM is taking a step in the right direction, making it a more inclusive student government. Voter turnout in past elections has never broken 10 percent of the student population. We fear these reforms will not gather much traction because ASM leadership has not committed to the plan. However, when four of the newly elected members met with

the editorial board, they vowed to have this issue worked out by next fall. In the meantime, we will stay optimistically cautious but not hold our breath.

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Editorials represent The Daily Cardinal’s organizational opinion. Each editorial is crafted independent of news coverage.

Support for Obama keeps increasing Prior to Wisconsin’s Democratic primary, this board argued that Barack Obama offered both the best policies and the best chance of winning a general election as part of its endorsement. That position has not changed and has been strengthened in recent months. As Obama’s nationwide delegate lead has grown, Hillary Clinton has shown a willingness to do and say whatever she deems necessary to find an edge. Her campaign has become reactionary. Obama, by contrast, has refused to deviate from his initial campaign strategy and, despite a number of unfortunate comments from his former pastor, appears as popular now—specifically among those who might not otherwise cast votes—as he has ever been. Obama is performing exceptionally well in states that have historically been Republican strongholds, and is still capable of securing victories in states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania in the general election. He could successfully challenge not only John McCain but also the contemporary status quo of U.S. politics.

Wisconsin budgetary woes continue It took 115 agonizing days past deadline for Wisconsin lawmakers to create a 2007-’09 biennial state budget. While bitterly partisan lawmakers disputed the nation’s last and latest budget, they jeopardized university students awaiting aid, state workers reliant on public funding and Wisconsinites’ faith in their elected officials. When Doyle signed the two-year, $57.2 billion budget Oct. 26, it came as a relief.

Fortunately, lawmakers agreed on a $1 cigarette tax and other university-friendly provisions. Yet, the budget excluded domestic partner benefits, which again derails the state’s recognition of same-sex social justice. Of course, the budget battle isn’t over—the state still faces a $652 million deficit. It is imperative that lawmakers quickly come to a reasonable compromise.

Wisconsin amends Frankenstein veto The April 2008 ballot contained a referendum to ban the governor’s partial veto power— also known as the “Frankenstein”

veto—after a 94-1 vote in the state Assembly that supported this amendment in January. This power was met with criticism after Gov. Jim Doyle used the veto to splice together a single, 20-word sentence out of what was once a 750-word budgetary document. The change required no secondary approval. To the delight of this editorial board and many Wisconsin lawmakers, the monster that was the “Frankenstein” veto was finally put down in the spring election. Amending this abusive power was necessary to ensuring that Wisconsin’s legislative process maintains some level of integrity.

Compassionate care bill finally passes Six years ago, the Compassionate Care for Rape Victims bill was introduced. On March 13 Gov. Jim Doyle signed the bill after it was passed by the state Senate. It is high time the state mandates hospitals to provide early contraceptives to rape victims. Since the bill only requires hos-

pitals to offer aid to victims of vicious crimes, it is reassuring that the legislature finally made an effort to help those women. Although the bill had an arduous journey, the most important fact is that it was passed and now rape victims in Wisconsin can be protected.

Photo Ordinance passes in Madison In October 2007, Ald. Eli Judge, District 8, proposed an ordinance requiring landlords to provide photo evidence for any damage they believe warrants a security deposit deduction. The proposal was greeted with great fanfare from students as well as this publication. In April, the City Council unanimously voted in favor of the photo ordinance, citing its practicality and improvement over past systems. “This is something that most people should get behind,” Judge said. “It’s a really great best business practice.” Due to the vast amount of student tenants in Madison, this ordinance was a welcome change to the campus. At the

end of their lease, many students have been left wondering where their security deposits went, often with little explanation. Not only will students benefit from required photo evidence, but landlords will avoid future tenant conflicts and a damaged reputation, two pluses in a competitive market.


Take advantage of all UW-Madison offers, use diploma for change ERIK OPSAL opinion columnist


’m usually not one for farewell columns. I often find them tacky and self-serving, but alas, after three years at this paper, I find myself longing to write one. Many of us came here four years ago not knowing what we wanted to do with our lives. Graduation was the furthest thing from our minds, but time moves quickly. I came here thinking I was going to be a computer science major or at least do something involving math. After some questionable grades in those classes, I realized it wasn’t for me. Luckily, the options at this great university were limitless, and my passions changed. After a devastating loss in the 2004 election, I realized I needed to get involved with politics. I saw that our country was headed in the wrong direction for another four years and it disturbed me. That’s

when my idealistic, and yes, naïve dream of changing the world first bloomed, and with the amazing opportunities provided for me here, that dream has yet to die. It’s one of the beauties of this university: If you look hard enough, whether it’s in a campus organization like Wisconsin Student Public Interest Research Group, College Democrats or a student newspaper, you’ll find enough people who share your goals and your passions. Starting first as an observer of the political world on campus, I was honored to play a role as an opinion leader as the editor of this page last year. This year I took a step further in joining Students for Obama, becoming a “doer” instead of just a “talker.” These experiences also challenged me to examine my own social values and political beliefs. I started thinking about what it meant to put that “liberal” tag on myself and why I was so willing to do so. I, like many of you, was raised with the simplest of values. Respect others, treat others as you’d like to be treated, and always offer to lend a helping hand.

Our country was supposedly founded on the basis of equality of opportunity. No matter who you are or where you were born, you could achieve anything in life with hard work and resiliency. It’s the “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” mentality. But I’ve always wondered, what about those who are too weak to pull themselves up?

Without the help of the UWMadison community, few of us would be where we are today.

What about those who are stuck in a failing public school system who can never get out of the cycle of poverty? Or those in rural communities whose small farms are hurt by subsidies that only benefit the wealthy few? Or the homeless on the streets of Madison who fight addiction every day? Are these people, many of whom

are born into circumstances they can never escape, really given an equal opportunity to succeed in life? I think the government should play a role in helping these people, not step out of the way expecting them to do everything on their own. And that’s where we come in. Politics aside, as graduates of UWMadison, we are given every opportunity these people are denied, and now it’s up to us to make the best of it. Among us we have engineers who will design cars that get hundreds of miles per gallon, easing the pain of Americans who can hardly afford our dependence on foreign oil. We have scientists working with stem cells to cure diseases. We have teachers who will educate the leaders of tomorrow and doctors who will treat AIDS victims in Africa. As leaders of the new generation, we will face so many challenges, but after four years here, I know we are ready to lead lives that will change this world. A lot has changed in those four years. That’s something bound to happen in all our lives. Circumstances change and we

change with them. We’re no longer defined by whom we’re friends with on our dorm floor or what parties we were invited to last weekend. Instead we look at our values and beliefs and seek to harness them in an effort to make a difference. Many of you reading this may not have experienced that change yet. I urge you—go get it yourself, grab it and embrace it. Without the help of the UW-Madison community—faculty, students, friends and yes, maybe even Scanner Dan—few of us would be where we are today. My time here has been the best experience of my life, and I’m proud that UW-Madison played a pivotal role in changing who I am. As I leave here, I see that this university has made a valuable imprint on me that I will cherish forever. I only hope that I’ve made an imprint on this university, and that I can live up to its expectations. Now let’s get started: The world’s not going to change itself. Erik Opsal is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. He welcomes your feedback at


Study break tunes “Crazy” originally by Gnarls Barkley, lyrics rewritten by Eric Anderson “I remember when / I remember, I remember when I lost my mind. / There was nothing very pleasant about that place. / Studied for like 10 minutes before my brain ran out of space. And when you’re out there, ripping at your hair / Yes, you are out of touch / But it’s not because you don’t know enough / There’s just too much. Does that make me crazy? / Do exams make you crazy? / Does this make us crazy? / Possibly.” “Born to Party” by Municipal Waste When you need to unwind after finishing your 10 a.m. exam, bust open some 40s, put on some Municipal Waste, and wake up in some bushes an indefinite amount of time later. —Mario Puig “Butterflies and Hurricanes” by Muse A bit dramatic, but this ballad about having one chance to change the world really makes me feel like the outcome of my Shakespeare exam will cause shockwaves throughout the academic community. —Mark Riechers “Let’s Get Fucked Up And Die” by Motion City Soundtrack This is the perfect way to end the semester. I am speaking figuratively, of course. —Sara Barreau “Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas)” by They Might be Giants Although this song applies mainly to students studying astronomy, many TMbG songs can help the average student study, including “Tippecanoe (and Tyler too)” for the struggling U.S. History students out there. —Kevin Slane “The Moon” by Cat Power Cat Power is amazing and awesome enough to make studying slightly more enjoyable, yet calm enough not to distract from the 5,000 theories you have to memorize. The album The Greatest is chill and less intense than What Would the Community Think, but I like to put her whole catalogue on shuffle when I hunker down to catch up on a semester’s worth of reading. —Megan Dwyer “The Shrine of Mad Laughter” by Deathspell Omega If you’re feeling sleepy but need to get some work done, listen to Deathspell Omega. Sleeping when you’re scared for your life is almost impossible. —Mario Puig “Johnny Thunder” by The Kinks The album “The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society” is gritty, jaunty and dreamy all at once. Each catchy chorus is much more likely to seep into your brain than any Spanish vocab, and it’s much more satisfying. —Megan Dwyer “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd Essentially an album-length chill-out song, this one is essential for that moment when you need a zen-like relaxation trance to prevent your heart

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It’s been a long, hard semester, but it isn’t quite time for the care-free and sunny summer months. As UW-Madison students hit the books for finals week, The Daily Cardinal arts staff suggests a few songs for studying. from exploding because of paper-not-written-itis. —Mark Riechers “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper Be sure to save this gem for your last exam, as playing it at the beginning of finals week can merely result in depression and lethargy. —Kevin Slane “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac This cheesy classic will either pump you up or haunt you with the lines “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow / Don’t stop it’ll soon be here.” —Megan Dwyer “Back 2 School” by Afroman Guaranteed to fail that math exam? At least you can sympathize with Afroman, whose entire song catalog deals with drinking, smoking, fucking and failing out of class. —Kevin Slane “This Is How You Spell ‘Hahaha,’ We Destroyed the Hopes and Dreams of a Generation of FauxRomantics” by Los Campesinos! Take a break from studying and do your best “Peanuts” dancing impression to this song. I feel super-energized and ready to get back to my Macroeconomics notes after this fast and furious four-minute tune. —Sara Barreau “Everything in Its Right Place” by Radiohead The mellow melody is perfect to study to, especially when reading. It’s one of the best songs that I don’t feel the need to sing along to and can really distract me from finishing any homework. —Kyle Bursaw “Waiting for the Sun” by The Doors “Can you feel it now that spring has come?” Oh, I can feel it alright. During these stressful weeks nothing but the best will do, and Jim Morrison soothes my soul like no other. —Kerry Jessup “The World Loves Us and is Our Bitch” by Mclusky A moment of self-doubt can be crippling on a timed essay test or when writing a final paper under deadline. This is the song to remind you that you are God’s gift to Women’s Studies, British Literature pre1914 or Linear Algebra. —Matt Hunziker “Party Party Party” by Andrew W.K. Does this guy have any songs that aren’t about partying? Reserved to blast down the halls of your dorm after your last exam. —Mark Riechers “Battle Without Honour” by Tomoyasu Hotei Just imagine walking

into your final exam, the main theme from “Kill Bill” blaring in your ears as you slice an entire stack of blue books to shreds with your samurai skills. If that doesn’t motivate you, I don’t know what will. —Kevin Slane “Gang of Four” by Anthrax With its painfully rigid guitar riffs and disinterested vocal melody, nothing says finals time quite like Gang of Four’s “Anthrax.” When the guitars’ feedback finally stops and the song gets going, the chorus lyrics will get anyone in the mood for some heavy thinking. “Love’ll get you like a case of anthrax / And that is something I don’t want to catch.” —Anthony Cefali “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band I like to listen to “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band, since it reminds me that if worst comes to worst, UW dropouts can do just fine in the world. —Todd Stevens “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley One of the most relaxing songs there is. Everything little thing is gonna be alright, even if it is finals week. —Shawn Small “Here’s Your Future” by The Thermals This song is valuable for its ability to summarize the Old and New Testaments in roughly two minutes. Couplets like “Fear me again and know I’m your Father / Remember that no one can breathe underwater” double as snappy punk rock and indispensable cliff notes for your next Biblical history final. —Matt Hunziker “Ghostwriter” by RJD2 Chances are you heard this instrumental hip-hop track on a commercial for car insurance a few years back, but “Ghostwriter” numbs the senses and keeps you focused while rummaging through stinky primary sources for your term paper. —Andrew Dambeck




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Focusing on school

Today’s Sudoku


By Ryan Matthes

© Puzzles by Pappocom

Mega Dude Squad

By Stephen Guzzetta and Ryan Lynch

Solution, tips and computer program available at

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

Live it up, little guy.

Dwarfhead and Narwhal

By James Dietrich

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

The Crackles

Answer key available at TIE ONE ON ACROSS 1 Concerned with a specific subject 6 Go ___ for (defend) 11 Atlantic City casino, informally (with “The”)

14 Grizzled

15 Stag 16 Siouan speaker 17 Some green veggies 19 Honor Society letter 20 Brit. word book 21 Bit of ointment 22 Suffers from an insect bite 24 Burdensome possession 28 Certain Middle East denizen 30 Carrier of genetic info 31 Little bits 32 Razor sharpeners 35 How haunted houses are lit 37 Half a bray 38 Is vanquished by 40 Flying Brits 43 Hawthorne’s hometown 44 Pierce Brosnan TV role 46 Alphabetic quintet 49 Intention 51 Notice 52 Queen Elizabeth II’s home 56 Achieve

57 Runner Sebastian 58 Unbeatable serve 61 Christogram component, perhaps 62 Archer’s gear 66 NYPD rank 67 Rainer of “The Great Ziegfeld’’ 68 Business phase 69 Full house sign (Abbr.) 70 “My Three Sons’’ character 71 A few laughs DOWN 1 Mr. Moto remark 2 Be overly fond 3 Nuts and bolts, e.g. 4 Dwarf in “The Hobbit” 5 “True Colors’’ singer Lauper 6 Moved right, on a typewriter 7 What a matador likes to hear 8 Feathery wrap 9 Warbucks’ ward 10 Aircraft inspector, of a sort 11 It goes with tails 12 Greek goddess of wisdom 13 Floor or ceiling supports 18 What a mug might hold 23 Bok ___ (Chinese vegetable)

25 Cable station since ’72 26 Indigenous 27 Troubadour’s songs 28 Blonde shade 29 Map abbreviation 33 Not out of the question 34 Note in solfege 36 Hood and Shasta (Abbr.) 39 Burn the surface 40 Investigate thoroughly 41 Piz Bernina, for one 42 Liz Lemon portrayer 43 Scotch partner 45 Snakelike fish 46 Oscar and Obie 47 One or the other 48 Completely 50 Patrick of “The Avengers’’ 53 Dorothy Lamour film, “___ Merry Way’’ 54 Lawn makeup 55 Instruct 59 Concession stand drink 60 Pasture girls 63 Get the gold 64 “___ was saying ...’’ 65 Scandinavian rug

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Zaugg leads UW to another title game Female runner-up for P.O.Y sets team record for goals

Jinelle Zaugg and her Badger teammates did not win a third-straight national title, but the loss in the championship game did not blemish a stellar season for the senior from Eagle River, Wis. She tied for the team lead with 43 points.



Sophomore Brandon Bethke was one of the main reasons the Wisconsin track team continued its success in 2008.

Bethke raises bar for Badger men’s track Indoor Player of the Year finishes second in race for men’s P.O.Y. By Scott Allen THE DAILY CARDINAL

Sophomore distance runner Brandon Bethke established himself as one of the top runners in the NCAA this season after earning two Big Ten individual titles and AllAmerican honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Bethke, a Lake Forest, Calif., native, won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at Big Tens and was a member of UW’s distance medley, which placed third at the NCAAs last year, but exploded onto the national scene in 2008. “Over my first two years on the team, I’ve put in a lot of mileage, and it’s been consistent mileage,” Bethke said. “And now it’s really starting to pay off.” Bethke became the second Badger to break the four-minute mile barrier after running 3 minutes, 59.85 seconds at Notre Dame. Sophomore Jack Bolas edged out Bethke for the UW record in 3:59.40. One week later in Seattle, Bethke earned the UW record in the 3,000 meters in 7:51.54, besting the old record, set by five-time NCAA champion Chris Solinsky, by 0.15 seconds. At the Big Ten Championships, Bethke earned two individual titles, winning the distance double—the 3,000 and 5,000-meter races—over Minnesota’s Hassan Mead in tight races. For putting up 20 points, he was named the Big Ten Indoor Athlete of the Year. Running 8:06.63 in the 3,000 meters for ninth place at the NCAA Indoor National Championships, Bethke fell a bit short of where he hoped to finish, but earned AllAmerican honors. Bethke opened his outdoor season with a 3:46.18 1,500-meter run for 12th place at the Stanford Invitational. Although out of peak shape, he qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships. Three weeks later, Bethke was the first collegiate finisher in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at Oregon, running 8:48.66—the sixth-fastest in the NCAA at that time. This past weekend, Bethke took 10th among all college athletes in the steeplechase at the elite Stanford Cardinal Invitational in 8:53.00. He is aiming to match his indoor success at the upcoming outdoor Big Ten Championships.

In a transition season, senior forward and assistant captain Jinelle Zaugg was a key part of the Wisconsin women’s hockey team’s success in 2007-’08. She set numerous school records on the way to the team’s third consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament championship game. With the loss of the best player in the program’s history, Sara Bauer, head coach Mark Johnson needed Zaugg to become even more central in the offense. The Eagle River, Wis., native obliged by spending the season doing what she does best: putting the puck in the net. She was second in the conference both in goals scored and powerplay goals and tied for the team lead with 43 points. On the ice, Zaugg could often be found near the net, using her long reach to sneak pucks around goaltenders. Zaugg was a tireless worker during practices as well, taking extra time to work on shooting and usually


being the last player to leave the ice. Her importance to the team was magnified in the playoffs, where she scored eight goals in the Badgers’ seven postseason games. Throughout her career, Zaugg had a knack for scoring big goals on the biggest stage. The most notable of these were three goals in two national title games and the game-winning goal in a 4-

overtime national quarterfinal game against Harvard last season. By the end of the year, Zaugg had played in the most games and scored the most game-winning and powerplay goals in school history. She also broke Meghan Hunter’s team record of 84 career goals, pushing the new career mark to 89. Recently, Zaugg was invited to the

USA Hockey women’s residency program in Blaine, Minn. She will join 17 other invitees in December after she graduates. Although she will likely be remembered for her records and national titles, Zaugg may have played her best this season, leading a team with only three seniors to the cusp of a thirdstraight national title.




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UW’s memorable season marred only by abrupt finish Volleyball runnerup for female Team of the Year By Andy Van Sistine THE DAILY CARDINAL

The Wisconsin volleyball team had a stellar year that was only soured by an unexpected ending. The Badgers compiled a 254 record in the regular season, including a 17-3 Big Ten campaign, and had several players put up incredible numbers throughout the year. Early on, senior middle blocker Taylor Reineke, junior middle blocker Audra Jeffers and sophomore opposite hitter Katherine Dykstra all ranked in the Big Ten’s top 10 for blocks per game. Sophomore outside hitter Brittney Dolgner picked up where she left off last season and mingled with the conference’s best in kills and points per game. Reineke also showed her prowess on the offensive side of the net, maintaining a hitting percentage over .300 for much of the season. Further highlighting its successful year, Wisconsin pulled off wins against several 2006 NCAA Tournament contenders, including UW-Milwuakee, Northern Iowa and a two-match rout of conference rival Purdue. Wisconsin marched

into Minneapolis and snagged a rare sweep of the Golden Gophers on their home court. In front of the first-ever sellout crowd of more than 10,000 for a volleyball game at the UW Field House, Penn State narrowly defeated the Badgers in a match that ultimately decided the winner of the Big Ten conference title. Such performances led to All-Big Ten honors for Dolgner, Reineke and senior setter Jackie Simpson. Dolgner and Reineke were given second- and third-team All-American honors respectively for their efforts. But with five seniors leading them into the NCAA Tournament on the heels of a remarkable season, the Badgers met an early demise in the most unexpected fashion. Having been awarded the privilege of being a regional host in the 2007 NCAA Tournament, Wisconsin secured home-court advantage for the first four rounds. The Badgers easily blew past Northern Iowa to begin post-season play, but in a disastrous performance against Iowa State in the second round, the Badgers were forced out of the tournament. Coaching against the team where she was once an assistant, Cyclone head coach Christy Johnson led her team to a 3-0 sweep on the Badgers’ home court in front of a stunned crowd to end Wisconsin’s season.


Senior libero Jocelyn Wack set a new career record for digs during her four seasons at UW, but was unable to lead the Badgers past the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

No rebuilding required as Nuttycombe sets Big Ten Championship record Business as usual for men’s track as it earns T.O.Y runner-up honors By Scott Allen THE DAILY CARDINAL


Men’s track head coach Ed Nuttycombe won his 24th Big Ten title this season, setting a new conference record for coaches in any sport.

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In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the UW track team after graduating most of the top point-getters from the 2007 national championship squad, underclassmen stepped up to win an eighth-straight indoor Big Ten title. Head coach Ed Nuttycombe earned his 24th Big Ten title, surpassing Indiana swim coach James “Doc” Counsilman for most Big Ten titles earned by a single coach in any sport. With a supposedly weaker team, the Badgers topped their 2007 total by seven points, winning the meet with 127 points over Purdue’s 102.

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Sophomore Brandon Bethke won Big Ten titles in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters. Junior James Groce won the 600 meters, and the distance medley relay also came out on top. Underclassmen scored a majority of UW’s points at Big Tens. Besides Bethke, younger distance runners such as Evan Jager, Jack Bolas, Craig Miller, Ryan Gasper and Andrew Lacy each scored big points. Sophomore jumper Rayme Mackinson, freshman decathlete David Grzesiak and freshmen middle distance runners Zach Beth and Luke Rucks also contributed to Wisconsin’s win with top-five finishes. Although UW’s team has more depth than last year, a lack of superelite performers kept them out of contention for an NCAA win. The distance medley team of Groce, Jager, Bolas and Craig Miller finished third at the NCAA indoor championships, while Bethke placed

ninth in the 3,000 meters for a team score of six points, leaving the Badgers 38th. Despite nasty weather at nearly every outdoor competition, UW has qualified 13 individuals and the 4x400 meter relay to the NCAA Mideast Regional championships. Junior Matt Withrow gets to bypass regionals after hitting the autoBOLAS matic national qualifying standard in the 10,000 meters. Wisconsin is on pace for a fifth-straight Big Ten “Triple Crown”—achieved after winning Big Ten titles in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. The outdoor Big Tens take place May 16-18.

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hockey from page 24 State 0-0. As expected, Wisconsin recovered, winning 14 of its next 16 games to close out the regular season. In its final regular season series, the Badgers became the only team to beat Minnesota at Ridder Arena, winning the first game 5-1 and tying the second 2-2 on Feb. 23 and 24. After sweeping Minnesota State in the opening round of the WCHA Playoffs, the Badgers beat Minnesota at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, Minn., in the WCHA semifinals before falling to Minnesota Duluth in overtime in the conference championship game. Following a widely questioned NCAA Tournament selection process, the Badgers found themselves heading to Minnesota to face the Golden Gophers in the NCAA quarterfinals. Many expected Wisconsin to face higher-ranked New Hampshire, but the Badgers happily accepted a game against a Gopher team they had beat-

en three times in lieu of a battle with a New Hampshire team that swept the Badgers earlier in the season. Heading into the third period at Ridder Arena, Wisconsin’s season seemed up in the air after Gopher freshman forward Emily West scored with one second left in the second period to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead. Badger freshman forward Hilary Knight responded with her 20th and most-important goal of the season 14 seconds into the third period to tie the game. After thwarting a 3-on-1 rush at the end of the third period, Wisconsin senior forward Jinelle Zaugg sent the Badgers to the Frozen Four 1:29 into the lone overtime period. Zaugg did the same in the previous season’s quarterfinals against the Harvard Crimson, scoring the only goal in a four-overtime victory. It was those Crimson, sporting only one loss, that Wisconsin faced in this season’s NCAA Frozen Four semifinals at Duluth’s DECC. Trailing 1-0 after one period, the

Badgers unleashed a furious offensive attack, scoring three goals in the first seven minutes of the second period en route to a 4-1 victory. Junior goaltender Jessie Vetter made 33 saves for the Badgers, adding to her impressive tournament resumé. Zaugg added to her school record for goals scored with her 88th and 89th career tallies. Wisconsin’s run ended two days later in the NCAA Frozen Four finals against a familiar foe in Duluth, as the Badgers could find no answer for the Bulldogs’ consistent offensive pressure and the excellent goaltending of sophomore Kim Martin. Duluth denied Wisconsin’s bid for a third straight championship, shutting down the Badgers 4-0. With the likes of Vetter, junior forward Erika Lawler, sophomore forward Meghan Duggan, and promising freshmen forwards Knight and Mallory Deluce returning next season, expect to see the Badgers once again as serious contenders in 2008-’09.

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anderson from page 22 Yet the women’s record wasn’t enough, as a baseline 15-footer against Indiana in front of the Badger bench etched Anderson’s name in the history books, passing the men’s scoring record of 2,217 set by Alando Tucker just one year prior. “Congratulations to Jolene Anderson. I think she’s a fantastic player who really has taken Wisconsin to a whole other level,” Indiana head coach Felisha Legette-Jack said following Anderson’s record-breaking game. “Once that shot went in I knew it was for [the record], and I just thought ‘Thank God it’s over with,’” Anderson said. Anderson always humbly accepted praise, continually deflecting the media to what she said has always taken precedence—the success of her team. Anderson finished her career



strong, amassing 2,313 points at Wisconsin—fourth all-time in the Big Ten. The senior was also honored with preseason and postseason Big Ten Player of the Year honors as well as the 2008 Frances Pomeroy Naismith National Player of the Year Award for athletes 5'8" and under. To complement her collegiate accolades, Anderson enjoyed success on the international level while playing for Team USA in the summers of 2005, 2006 and 2007. Anderson won three gold medals at the FIBA championships for the U19 team in Tunisia, the U20 team in Mexico and the U21 championships in Russia. Anderson, who began her basketball career shooting hoops in her barn, has already made history. The “small-town Wisconsin girl” has broken nearly every record she has faced, and she is truly the epitome of Wisconsin’s female athlete of the year.




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Catch it like Beckum: tight end snatches P.O.Y. honors By Tom Lea THE DAILY CARDINAL

Following the conclusion of the 2007 football season, many thought his two-reception, 22-yard performance in the Outback Bowl would be the last they saw of then-junior tight end Travis Beckum in a Badger uniform. It was almost a given that after he tallied a career-high 75 receptions for 982 yards during the season, the main-receiving threat would be heading to the NFL. However, shortly after the end of the Badger’s 9-4 campaign, Beckum made it clear he was coming back to complete his final year of eligibility. During his past two seasons as a starter, he recorded team highs in yardage and receptions for all receivers. He has vaulted himself into the upper echelon of tight ends in the nation and undoubtedly leads by example on the field. Usually lined up at tight end, Beckum consistently gives opposing linebackers headaches as his blazing speed and excellent catching skills

make for nearly impossible matchups. Against Michigan State at Camp Randall Stadium last September, the All-American decimated the Spartan secondary by catching 10 Tyler Donovan passes for a whopping 132 yards and what turned out to be a much needed touchdown. The Badgers held on to defeat MSU 37-34 to improve to 5-0 early in the season. The following week, Beckum performed even better. As the team fell behind against upstart Illinois, he literally took the game into his own hands. At a critical juncture, with his team struggling to move the ball, Beckum caught a Donovan pass while already on the ground, which jumpstarted the Badgers’ comeback attempt. However, the Illini proved to be too much to handle and held on for the 31-26 upset of UW. Beckum, though, ended the game with 11 receptions for 160 yards. A few weeks later, with any hopes of a conference title riding on a potential upset, UW faced off at No. 1ranked Ohio State. Trailing 10-3 at

the midway point, Beckum made it known he was going to be a force once again. After starting the second half with the ball, UW marched down to the Buckeye 28-yard line. On a second-and-25 play, Donovan threw the ball to the back of the end zone where Beckum made a diving grab that evened the score. The Badgers eventually took a 1710 lead but were unable to hang on, eventually surrendering 21 fourthquarter points before losing 38-17. Beckum finished with a game-high nine receptions, 140 yards and a touchdown. This season, the tight end position, though banged up during spring practice, will provide the passing game with plenty of talent to be effective as the younger receivers develop. So much so that Todd McShay of ESPN has Beckum currently listed as the 17th overall pick for next year’s NFL Draft. Badger fans just hope he has another season similar to his previous two.


Wisconsin tight end Travis Beckum always seemed to elevate his play whenever the Badger offense needed a lift.

Anderson’s sweet shot nets her female P.O.Y. By Jay Messar THE DAILY CARDINAL


Jolene Anderson rewrote the Badger record books in her four years at Wisconsin.

Jolene Anderson, Wisconsin’s outstanding senior guard on the women’s basketball team, was selected as the 2008-’09 Daily Cardinal Female Athlete of the Year. From high school to her now professional career, Anderson has always been at the head of the class. Anderson smashed the Wisconsin state scoring record as a four-year starter at South Shore High School, amassing 2,881 points, including 956 her senior year. The Cardinals’ forward scored 58 points in an Indianhead Conference regular-season game and set a state tournament record, scoring 46 points against Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah in a Division 4 semifinal 2004. “Jolene, knowing what her capabilities are, she’s going to draw a lot of attention,” Wisconsin women’s basketball head coach Lisa Stone said, “but she makes other people better.” Stone knew early on that the Port

Wing, Wis., native was special, yet many doubted Anderson’s ability to perform at the Big Ten level. Anderson quickly proved her skeptics wrong, impacting the Wisconsin program immediately. The freshman guard led the squad in scoring with 17.8 points and was honored as the 2005 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Anderson led the Badgers in scoring all four years of her college career and led the conference in scoring her junior and senior seasons. Also, as a 5'8" guard, Anderson led the team in rebounding her last three years. In 2006, Anderson reached the 1,000-point milestone faster than any other UW athlete—male or female. In Iowa City, Iowa, Anderson scored 42 points in an overtime loss to surpass former women’s scoring-record holder Barb Franke and became the first female to score 2,000 points in her career. anderson page 21


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Farewell for now brings sorrow for state of athletics NATE CAREY sports magnate


s I sat to think about this column, many different ideas popped into my head. Being a senior, it seems the perfect opportunity to close this chapter of my life with some significant, fullof-purpose exposé of what the last four years have meant to me. Well, there are some problems with that. No one really cares how I have dealt with UW-Madison or how I have spent my time here. Also, I’m too lazy to graduate and will be here next fall, continuing to harass the minds of readers on Thursday mornings and receive hatemail from middle-aged men in Stoughton, Wis. With that said, I feel the need to express sorrow at this moment. Apologies are in order to any reader who dislikes my column, or me for that matter. But unfortunately for those people, that is not the cause of my current state of grief.

I feel sorry for the general state of athletics, both college and professional, and the impact that it is having on students at UWMadison. In fact, sorrow may not be the right word—perhaps alarm or disgust would better describe these feelings. I want to apologize to the students who want to become sports writers but aren’t able to actually walk into locker rooms to interview athletes and instead have to fight with the likes of the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times in order to ask a question. This is all while the athletes are paraded out like cattle at a state fair, to be judged and eventually ridiculed depending on their answers. Hopefully these practices can change. Maybe not in this upcoming school year or even in five years, but hopefully some day students will truly be able to learn how to interact and develop a relationship with athletes. Call this cynicism, call it stubbornness, call it whatever you want, but the current relationship between Wisconsin athletics and the media is shriveled and starved. This is a trend that is rapidly

growing across the country. Bill Belichick is completely turning the media around in New England, while it seems that other coaches view the media on the same level as vermin. It is strange how the 24-hour news cycle has changed things. Hardheaded coaches used to be revered, and the media loved them for it. Coaches would be able to yell at a reporter at any time about an article in that day’s paper and then meet him later in a bar for a pint to put the matter behind them. But now, with access so limited, these relationships are never formed to begin with. Bret Bielema may sit down with the beat writers of the State Journal and the Cap Times before the season begins, but after that, communication is generally cut off between the two parties. There are many reasons for this. The need to fill 24 hours every day has played a huge part, and the media is willing to take anything it can get. This has resulted in pro teams, and institutions like Wisconsin, trying to protect its players from the media frenzy that awaits them outside of the friendly confines of the locker room doors.

The need to protect athletes, especially student-athletes, is an obvious concern. As a reporter, I want to dig deep and find out who these athletes are—it is the general nature of any reporter. But these athletes are still students and deserve some form of privacy, no matter what. That is why when Lance SmithWilliams was off-limits this season, and Michael Flowers chose not to talk to the media during the season I personally didn’t have a problem with it. But that fine line has quickly developed into the size of the Grand Canyon, with the media on one side and the athletes on the other. Student newspapers are completely ignored and neglected from the process of a meet-and-greet, which in the eyes of this reporter, is the true crime. Wisconsin prides itself on its education, ranging from the School of Business to the graduation rates of student athletes. So why isn’t the same courtesy given to the student press? After covering the men’s hockey team for two years, I only saw the

inside of the Badgers’ locker room once, after their loss in the NCAA Regional final to North Dakota. I have never been able to interview Bielema one-on-one, and the chances of that ever happening seem very unlikely. If any changes are made, they will be for the better. It’s hard to close access to the media anymore than when Bielema starts a press conference by announcing, “Running backs will be off-limits this week.” There is a stark difference between defending and protecting the innocent and blatantly abusing the power you are given in order to keep the media in the dark, and therefore have one less thing to worry about. It is this mentality that is covering the nation. Sitting in class and hearing tales of the past, it is hard to not be jealous and full of envy when comparing ‘the good ol’ days’ to the present. It is this, more than anything, for which I am sorry. If you would like to help Nate ‘fight the man’ and bring back the glory days of 1920, e-mail him at

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Winning the Big Ten season and tournament title locks up Men’s Team of the Year for men’s bball By Adam Hoge THE DAILY CARDINAL

From summer workouts to the first day they ran the hill and all the way to the NCAA Tournament, one word led the way to an improbable season for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team. Four letters spell it out clearly on the wall of Bo Ryan’s office: “NEXT.” No other word to describe what the 2007-’08 Badgers had to do to be successful after losing Alando Tucker, Kammron Taylor and Jason Chappell to graduation. New guys had to step up in the scoring department, new leaders had to emerge to keep the team chemistry high and more than anything, a coach with over 500 career wins had to make sure it all happened quickly. What resulted was one of the most memorable seasons in Wisconsin basketball history. In arguably Ryan’s best season of coaching, an entire team effort led to a school-record 31 wins, an outright Big Ten title, a Big Ten Tournament title and a Sweet 16 appearance, all while a number of players said multiple times, “This was the closest team I have ever been a part of.” Here’s a look back at the ’07-’08 season: Most Valuable Player: Michael Flowers Never before has an MVP been so hard to find on a team that had so

much success. Six players finished the season with a scoring average between 12.4 ppg and 7.6 ppg. Senior forward Brian Butch led the way, but no one stood out more on the defensive side of the ball than senior guard Michael Flowers. Game after game he drew the assignment of guarding the opposing team’s best guard. He also quietly improved his 3-point shooting and hit 41 percent of his 3-pointers, which made the Badgers a tough perimeter matchup with three guards who could consistently hit outside shots. Most Improved Player: Jason Bohannon This distinction is even harder to pinpoint because one of the reasons the Badgers had so much success was because a number of players improved in a hurry. Sophomore guard Trevon Hughes came out of nowhere to lead the team in scoring early in the season, but he was inconsistent at times and finished at 11.2 ppg. Butch had his most successful and consistent season of his career, leading the team in rebounds (6.6 rpg) and scoring (12.4 ppg). One could argue that Greg Stiemsma improved the most with a number of key performances off the bench. Almost every time the senior center came in, he would block three shots, score six points and grab five rebounds while a teammate got some rest. But no one improved more

Still winners in our eyes Women’s hockey T.O.Y. despite loss in championship By Eric Levine THE DAILY CARDINAL

While the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team fell one game short of its ultimate goal of a thirdstraight championship, it still has been selected as The Daily Cardinal’s top women’s team of 2007-2008. This campaign proved to be another record-setting one for the Badgers.

Riding a 26-game unbeaten streak heading into the season, Wisconsin won its first five and was undefeated in its first six, setting an NCAA record of 32-straight games unbeaten. By Nov. 3, however, Wisconsin had doubled its loss total from the previous year, when it lost just one game. The Badgers’ second loss of the season against Minnesota began a month-long stretch into the beginning of December that saw Wisconsin go 1-5-1, being swept at the hands of Minnesota Duluth and New Hampshire and tying lowly Bemidji hockey page 21

throughout the season than Jason Bohannon, the sophomore guard who in his rookie season was a key 3-point threat off the bench. Unfortunately, in the early stages of his sophomore year there were signs that he would never be more than an outside shooter. But after looking at old films of Kirk Penney’s ability to move without the ball and successfully adding the dribble-drive to his game, Bohannon found himself open a lot more. He ended up averaging 8.2 points per game and led his team with 53 3-pointers on the year. Best shot: Flowers’ gamewinner at Texas No shot meant more than Flowers’ game-winning 3-pointer at Texas in late December. After losing to Marquette at home, the Badgers were in danger of ending the non-conference season with no wins over ranked opponents and had very little proof that they could beat the likes of Indiana and Michigan State. To make matters worse, UW lost its leading scorer (Hughes) to an ankle injury the night before the game. But Flowers shot and subsequent steal arguably changed the entire season. Best moment: UW’s 77-41 win over Penn State From Flowers’ winner, to Butch’s banked 3-pointer at Indiana, to the come-from-behind-win over


Senior guard Michael Flowers consistently defended opponents’ best scorers, but he also improved his offensive game. Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament, the ’07-’08 season was full of great moments. But nothing could top UW’s blowout win over the Nittany Lions to secure a share of the Big Ten Title,

Wisconsin’s first since 2003. The game was over before it began, but every single fan stayed in his or her seat until the end when the students flooded the court to celebrate with the team on Senior Night.

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Senior Kyle Massey tries to pin his opponent during a February match against Michigan State.


Senior guard Michael Flowers was unable to lead UW to a victory against Purdue.


Junior Carly Ducharme finished second in the pentathalon at the Wisconsin Elite invite. JACOB ELA/CARDINAL FILE PHOTO

During her junior season, Jesse Vetter led Wisconsin with 27 wins and 10 total shutouts.


Junior running back P.J. Hill battles for some extra yards against Tennessee in the 2008 Outback Bowl.


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