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UW men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan celebrated his 200th win Saturday night against Marquette. Check page 8 for the full recap and analysis, and dailycardinal.com/media for a slideshow from the game.
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UW System President Kevin Reilly stressed the economic benefits of graduating in four years at the Board of Regents meeting Friday. Reilly said only 29 percent of UW System students graduate in four years. In 2005, the four-year graduation rate for UW-Madison was 52.4 percent. These students, he said, save an average of about $15,000 more than those who take five years to graduate.Students can accomplish this by taking at least 15 credits a semester, he said. According to Reilly, the system plans to implement a communications campaign to better inform UW
System students about these benefits. “One of those things we haven’t done well enough with our students and families is communicating about these kinds of effective discounts and cost-saving options,” he said. Reilly also said undergraduates who work off-campus tend to take fewer credits, making it more likely that they will take longer to graduate. He said the money students make at these jobs in some cases is not enough to offset the amount they pay for staying extra semesters. According to Reilly, the system plans to provide more work-study options on campus for students who have to work.
“We want to keep [students] close so they don’t have transportation time and costs, and we want to get them into work-study programs that relate to their degrees,” he said. Reilly also addressed the UW System’s differential tuition policies Friday. He said the board must strike a balance on how to generate more revenue to maintain and improve the quality at all UW System schools while also ensuring affordability. “Let’s be frank, money matters to quality, but I think we’ve done a very good job in this system of keeping regents page 3
Doyle to speak at Copenhagen climate talks By Sarah Zipperle The Daily Cardinal
Gov. Jim Doyle outlined some of the events he will participate in during the climate talks in Copenhagen this week in a news conference call Friday. Doyle plans to meet with representatives from General Electric and green energy companies during his trip, and will speak at three meetings including the opening summit. He said governors at the conference will showcase green energy initiatives at the state level. Doyle said it is important to show there has been a lot of activity among states to address climate change. During the conference call,
Doyle said he was concerned about maintaining a reliance on imported fuels. He said the cost of investing in renewable energy now will allow Wisconsin to spend less in the future and will create more job opportunities. “[Wisconsin] also has major research capacities, and by putting all those components together we can build a good strong sector of our economy around the creation of alternate forms of energy and energy conservation,” he said, focusing on investments in wind and solar energy. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, who also participated in the conference call, said it is the job of governors and mayors to take a role in implementing
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County shelters, pantries strained by recession
Happy 200th, Bo!
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federal clean energy policies. Legislation that would require Wisconsin to obtain 25 percent of its energy from renewable energy by 2025 could be taken up by the Wisconsin state Legislature early next year. The bill’s provisions are based on recommendations from the state’s Task Force on Global Warming. Doyle said he is excited to discuss the green initiatives Wisconsin has taken on and said he is looking forward to the conference. “We are moving on a great number of fronts … [the conference] is a great opportunity for me and for our team to learn about some of the very good things happening all over the world,” he said.
Wednesday’s snow day brought a welcome vacation for many Madison employees. For those living paycheck to paycheck, however, it was one nudge closer to homelessness. “If you’ve got a two-week pay period and you miss one day that’s 10 percent of your pay period that’s going to be gone … a lot of people can’t afford to lose 10 percent of their paycheck,” Ralph Middlecamp, executive director of Madison’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul food pantry, said. Middlecamp said his pantry has already served more than 22,000 households in 2009, a 9-percent increase from last year. “We’re seeing people who never used a food pantry ever in their lives … who used to work a couple parttime jobs and lost one of them, lost hours or flat out lost jobs,” he said. For example, Peter, who asked to remain anonymous, worked in Dane County as a wireless communication consultant before being laid off last December. It was a challenging Christmas, especially for his 7-year-old daughter. He eventually started visiting The River, a food pantry near the Madison airport, after months of spending his savings and working freelance jobs that were hardly consistent. “It’s pretty much like trying to stop a boulder from rolling over you down a hill, particularly in this economy,” he said. With the recession putting so many in this difficult situation,
The River’s owner, Andy Czerkas, said society has “a false perception” of poverty. “I really think that we think there’s a moral deficit involved, and if people are poor, that they’ve done something wrong,” Czerkas said. “Some people are poor through illness … because they lost their jobs or because they don’t get paid enough at their jobs.” The one thing most people who use pantries do have in common, according to Middlecamp, is that they often juggle food costs along with rent, utilities and other essentials. “What’s left over from paycheck to paycheck is what you eat with, and if you’ve got any emergency at all, all of a sudden you get to the end of your pay period and you don’t have enough money for food,” Middlecamp said. Shelter System Madison also offers a strong shelter system, though there is rarely enough funding for everyone in need, and many end up on waiting lists. “Even before the recession, Dane County was turning away about 500 families a year who couldn’t get into shelter when they needed it … and this year is worse,” Rachel Krinsky, executive director of the Dane County Road Home, said. Her shelter helps families and children get back on their feet, find jobs and affordable housing. Krinsky said the winter months are typically harder on single men than families, since landlords are less likely to evict children out into the cold. Still, she expects the recession will fill up the normal shelters and send many to the “bare bones” warming shelters homeless page 3
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BONNIE GLEICHER the bonnanza
ith the year coming to a close, it’s only natural that we sit back and reﬂect on the past several months. This semester has proven to be an eventful one, complete with bipolar weather (hot ﬂashes included), mountains of bullshit-ﬁlled essays (what else is new), and a snowstorm that left more white powder on the ground than a bathroom full of runway models. Yes, this semester has been special. Now is the time we study for ﬁnals, refresh our facebook pages 281 times per hour and sleep/ eat away our misery. Now is the time, out of desperation, we consider leaving school for greater endeavors, such as panhandling on State Street and cleaning out the grooves in the soles of our sneakers. And with just 18 days till 2010, now is the time to
ask ourselves, “What will my New Year’s resolution be?” Of course, many make resolutions, and few actually keep them. Why? Because they’re unrealistic, even the most popular ones! Take a look: 1) Be more respectful to family Sure, sure. This idea seems all warm and gooey now as you sit in the library all greasy-haired, exhausted and certiﬁably delirious, dreaming of home-cooked meals. You’re probably thinking, “But of course I’ll be nicer to my family, I hardly ever see them!” Two words for you: Just wait. With 27 days between the ofﬁcial end of the semester and the start of the next one, you’ll have more than enough time to be initially excited to see your family, then increasingly agitated by their surveillance of your sleeping/eating/breathing patterns, till ﬁnally you’re running out of the house in your underwear screaming, “YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER!” (Sigh) It’s happened to the best of us, let’s be honest. How about this for a more plausible resolution:
Edit: Be more respectful to family—within the four-day interim period of arriving and leaving home. Very good. 2) Work out and/or lose weight This resolution has all the right ingredients; it promotes a healthy lifestyle, it’s positive, it’s doable—but it doesn’t last. Any dieter can tell you (as well as nymphomaniac and heroin addicts), a habit is hard to beat. If you’re used to downing bowls of pasta, rolls of cookie dough and frozen pizzas, you may ﬁnd it hard to entirely abstain for a full year, especially when your conscience is compromised by a couple of caloric and alcoholic beverages throughout the semester. A wise person (my roommate Stef) once told me to “always take baby steps.” When it comes to such “heavy” matters as weight, these words are not to be taken lightly. Try this resolution on for size: Edit: Work out and/or lose weight—on days when you’re not intoxicated, stoned, stressed, depressed, or studying. There we go. That’s so much better!
3) Stop procrastinating We all do it; it’s the academic equivalent to showering, putting on pants and forgetting to put the cap back on the toothpaste so all the goop gets stuck to the sink— it’s a part of the natural, human routine. Nonetheless, there are some people (fools, I call them) that feel the need to announce an abrupt halt of this activity (or lack thereof ) on January 1st. Please, beware. That shit’s gonna be broken at 12:04 a.m. after someone demands you leave the party and “get your drunk ass home” and you proclaim, “NOT YET, FRIEND.” Spare yourself the guilt and embarrassment with this augmented resolution: Edit: Accept procrastination and move on—the following day. 4) Enjoy life more Yeah, this one’s hard when you’re trying to do anything remotely close to resolution numbers 1, 2 and 3. Surrender now. Want some more New Year’s guidance? Really? I’m ﬂattered! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A mi manera vuelve a casa por navidad Por Isabel Álvarez THE DAILY CARDINAL
Dado que ya se acercan estas fechas tan señaladas y ésta será la última sección en español del semestre, he decidido que sería importante hablar de la Navidad. Como yo soy española, hablaré de cómo se celebra la Navidad en España, y las diferencias con la Navidad en norte América. He aquí las fechas mas señaladas y los símbolos importantes de las ﬁestas navideñas. El Belén La Navidad en España comparte tradiciones con muchos países en los que se celebra la religión católica y el belén es la manifestación mas clara de esta tradición. En todas las casas, colegios, iglesias...etc., se pone el belén, que puede constar simplemente del niño Jesús, la Virgen María, San José, la mula y el buey, y el portal, o llegar a incluir todo esto mas los pastores, la estrella que siguen los Reyes Magos, el rey Herodes y muchos mas personajes que pertenecen al nacimiento de Jesús. Mientras que en Estados Unidos verás un Papá Noel en todos los centros comerciales para que los niños vayan a pedirle regalos, en los centros comerciales españoles se construyen belenes gigantes, con ríos y plantas de verdad que atraen a los niños con luces y sonidos. Cada niño crece sabiendo la historia del nacimiento de Jesús. La lotería de Navidad Aunque sea un evento meramente comercial, se puede considerar el comienzo oﬁcial de las Navidades. Los españoles están acostumbrados a ver pósters anunciando la lotería de Navidad desde ﬁnales de verano. Cada año hay un póster con un diseño diferente que se verá colgado en cada uno de los establecimientos españoles. Cada bar, tienda, colegio... etc., tiene su propio número, con el que suelen jugar cada año. La gente se regala boletos de sus tiendas y negocios y se desean suerte para el gran día. El día 22 de diciembre se hace el sorteo y algunos españoles llegan a ganar millones de euros. El
sorteo sale por televisión y se anuncia al día siguiente en el periódico. Nochebuena El 24 de diciembre todos los españoles se juntan con sus familiares y amigos para celebrar el nacimiento de Jesús. En algunas casas, los niños creen en Papá Noel y les trae algún regalo que otro, pero normalmente los regalos no llegan hasta mas tarde en las Navidades. Los dulces de Navidad españoles son muy típicos. Los mazapanes, polvorones, el turrón o las glorias son dulces que solo se comen en Navidad y las pastelerías venden kilos y kilos. Para cenar, no hay ninguna comida en especial que se suela cocinar. El marisco es característico, pero no necesariamente típico. El día de Navidad Mientras que en Estados Unidos este es un día tan señalado, en España es ﬁesta pero no hay tantos regalos ni parafernalias. También se suele comer bien y en familia, pero no hay nada más característico que ocurra este día. El día de los Santos Inocentes El 28 de diciembre es el día en que los españoles se gastan bromas unos a otros. Se puede comparar con el April Fool’s Day que se celebra aquí en Estados Unidos. Por las calles verás a gente gastando bromas unos a otros, y cuando se conﬁesa la broma, se suele decir eso de “inocente, inocente.” Nochevieja La celebración de Nochevieja en España puede que sea la más característica y original de todas las festividades Navideñas. En España, las familias se reúnen y cenan juntos. A medianoche, cada persona debe tener una copa con doce uvas blancas. En cada campanada que marque el nuevo año, cada español se toma una uva, a veces consideradas “las uvas de la suerte.” Hay gente que considera esta tradición muy importante, y cree que quien no la complete tendrá mala suerte durante el año nuevo. En las ciudades grandes como Valencia, Barcelona o Madrid, la gente se reune en las plazas para
tomar las uvas frente a un gran reloj. El más famoso, el de la Puerta del Sol de Madrid, es abarrotado por miles de personas cada 31 de diciembre. Año nuevo Este es el único día en España que ni se puede comprar pan del día ni hay periódicos. Normalmente la gente se levanta pronto para disfrutar el concierto de Viena de año nuevo, una tradición muy antigua. La Epifanía El día 5 de enero se celebran miles de cabalgatas en todas las ciudades, en las cuales los Reyes Magos, Melchor, Gaspar y Baltasar, enseñan a los niños todos los regalos que tienen para ellos. Según la religión católica, el día 6 de enero los Reyes Magos de Oriente visitaron a Jesús, y le trajeron oro, incienso y mirra como regalos. Ese día, los Reyes Magos visitan a todos los niños
españoles y les traen, con ayuda de sus camellos, muchos regalos. El día 6 de enero por la mañana las calles están llenas de niños con juguetes nuevos, o yendo de casa a casa a por “los Reyes,” los regalos que les dejaron en casa de su abuela, tíos y primos. También es tradición comprar un roscón de Reyes que es un bizcocho redondo que tiene un agujero en el medio y frutas dulces encima. Miles de roscones se preparan la noche anterior, y dentro de cada uno de ellos, se mete un pequeño regalo. Aquel o aquella que se encuentre el regalo en su trozo, es considerado el rey o la reina de la casa durante un día. ¿Crees que las Navidades españolas son mejores o peores que las americanas? ¿Quieres que Isa te traiga un poco de turrón de España? Envíale un e-mail a email@example.com.
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Former regents ask Doyle to veto restructuring bill Former presidents of the Board of Regents called on Gov. Jim Doyle Thursday to veto legislation that would change the selection process of UW System regents. The legislation, which passed through the state Assembly and the state Senate earlier this fall, requires selection of at least one regent from seven different districts. In a letter, the presidents said it is expected that each regent represent the entire state. They said one of the main goals of the board is “maintaining a statewide focus for Board members.” “By balkanizing representation and having some appointments based on geography, we are deeply concerned this commitment to the broader goals of the UW System
will be compromised,” they said. The bill was prompted by criticism of the number of regents who are from the Milwaukee or Madison areas. According to the Board of Regents website, 12 out of the current 18 regents are from Dane or Milwaukee county. State Sen. Julie Lassa, D-Stevens Point, a sponsor of the bill, said she was disappointed to hear criticism of a bill that aims to increase citizen representation across the state. “The current system effectively disenfranchises every Wisconsin citizen who does not live near Madison or Milwaukee … More than two thirds of the current citizen regents live in either Dane or Milwaukee counties,” she said in a statement. —Hannah Furfaro
H1N1 efforts continue amid holidays Madison and Dane County officials’ efforts to prevent H1N1 will continue Monday at the Alliant Energy Center. Since family celebrations and reunions increase during the holiday season, H1N1 vaccinations will help make sure these events do not become susceptible to the virus, a statement released by Public Health Madison and Dane County on Friday said. The clinic on Monday will target pregnant women, people who live with or care for infants less than six months old and children and young adults six months to 24 years old. People who are between the ages of 25 and 64 who have pre-existing health conditions are encouraged to attend, as well as children under 10 years old who need their second dose
homeless from page 1 offered at Road Home by day and Salvation Army by night. But more government and community resources are still desperately needed, Krinsky said. “There’s all kind of support from intensive case management counseling, bus tickets, food, some financial assistance … and really good work going on,” Krinsky said. “There’s just not enough of it to meet the need.” According to Middlecamp, unless the economy turns around quickly, need may soon surge for pantries like his as well as for shelters. “Sometimes when you lose your job you’ve got enough in your bank account to go a few months or you’ve got some family members that will help you for a bit, so I’m expecting … our numbers are going to start to go up as people burn through their resources,” Middlecamp said. Poverty Misconceptions Tanya Armour, who graduated from Edgewood College in 2002 with a degree in art therapy, knows all about living on the edge of poverty. She’s not homeless, but spent the past seven years searching for steady employment while helping to raise her six grandchildren. She said Madison has quality social systems in place compared to other large cities, but it’s much more difficult for those with mental ill-
of the H1N1 vaccine. It is recommended that there be at least three weeks between the first and second dose. According to the statement, immunizations will be free and distributed on a first-come, firstserve basis. Recipients are encouraged to fill out the consent form before they arrive at the clinic. The form can be found online at: publichealthmdc.com/disease/ swineflu/immunization/clinics.cfm. To help get more in the mood for a vaccination, a local trio of acapella singers created a jingle featuring the H1N1 virus. The audio and lyrics for the minutelong jingle by “Next of Kin” can be found at: publichealthmdc.com/disease/ swineFlu/media.cfm. —Caitlin Gath nesses, disabilities or language barriers, she said. “When they have that double whammy, they can’t take care of themselves … it’s hard enough if you’re ‘half-way normal’ but if you’ve got any kind of illness it’s really hard,” Armour said. “They don’t have family to help them, and they don’t know what to do with themselves.”
“We’re seeing people who never used a food pantry ever in their lives.” Ralph Middlecamp executive director Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Students can help, Armour said, by challenging their assumptions about homelessness. “[Students] think that everybody can just go to school and get a job and do those things because they don’t realize that a lot can stop people from getting jobs,” Armour said. “Some people’s criminal records stop them from getting jobs … age discrimination goes on even though you don’t want to think it does, there’s some institutional kind of racism that goes on.” Look for the second installment in our series on homelessness in tomorrow’s issue.
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our costs down,” Reilly said, citing that UW System students pay about $15,000 less for tuition than their peers nationwide. Reilly also said Wisconsin offers low financial aid compared to other university systems nationally. He said, however, that the UW System has been fairly successful in its efforts to increase the amount of non-federal, non-state private aid to students. The Board of Regents will take action in February on a revised differential tuition policy based on the discussion Friday.
Regent President Charles Pruitt speaks at the meeting Friday.
UW-Madison alumnus, CEO to speak at commencement UW-Madison alumnus Neil Willenson, CEO and founder of One Heartland, will speak at the 2009 midyear commencement. One Heartland is a charity organization that has raised over $40 million to provide services for families affected by HIV/AIDS.
Willenson graduated from UW-Madison in 1992 with a degree in communication arts. The commencement is scheduled for Sunday Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Kohl Center. At the 10 a.m. ceremony, all students with bachelor’s degrees from the College
of Agricultural and Life Sciences; the schools of Education, Human Ecology, Medicine and Public Health, Nursing and Pharmacy, as well as all doctoral and professional degrees will graduate. Students with bachelor’s degrees from the School of Business, the College of Engineering and the College of Letters and Science will graduate at 2 p.m.
Man robbed at gunpoint after series of dates go wrong The site of the former Badger Bus Depot at the corner of South Bedford Street and West Washington Avenue became the site of an armed robbery last Thursday, according to a police report. Around 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10, a 37-year-old man from Detroit, Mich., was robbed. The victim, who was in town visiting a woman he had met on Facebook, called the Madison Police Department after the woman robbed
him at gunpoint. According to the report, the pair had been dating for a week and had spent the last few days in Madison bowling and dining out. When the victim said he needed to return home because his father had fallen ill, the woman took him to the site on Bedford Street instead of the stop on Stoughton Road where he had originally arrived, the report said. Once they arrived, the woman told the victim she would get his
luggage out of the trunk, but instead pulled out a gun and robbed the man of his money and wallet. According to the victim, it was an “itty bitty gun.” The female suspect is said to be in her 30s, between 5'4" and 5'6" with brown eyes, reddish-brown hair, light skin and freckles on her face. The victim provided the MPD with several leads, but the suspect has not yet been located, the report said. —Caitlin Gath
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QI GU opinion columnist
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s the generation of Web 2.0, we’re all too familiar with its keywords: social networking, podcasting and blogging. Most of us are content with our participation as mere users. At the receiving end, we have been savoring the creations of others for years. An interdisciplinary course at UW, Techshop, is suggesting something novel: link your passion about Web 2.0 to community service. Most students would think that such a worthwhile program could easily get funding from the university. But the truth is Techshop will be dis-
continued after next semester due to funding shortages. If UW is truly dedicated to its students and the future of Wisconsin, it should reconsider its decision. The goal of Techshop is simple: by pairing trained students and local nonproﬁt organizations, it hopes to provide one-on-one technology support for the community. According to Techshop, it borrowed the idea from the Science Shop project instituted in the European Union. As early as 1973, the ﬁrst Science Shop was established in the Netherlands to promote “equal distribution of knowledge.” UW launched its own equivalent in 2007. So far, Techshop has served dozens of organizations in the local nonproﬁt arena. This bond to the community makes the program a mutually beneﬁcial deal. Students can readily apply what they learn to solving real world issues. Many
of us ﬁrst came to college driven by the noble idea of serving our community. But once we settle down into a comfortable niche on campus, we slip into our infamous habit of procrastination. But community service is not something we can put off until graduation. Techshop tells you it is possible to contribute now. By exposing themselves to different members of the community, students can reap invaluable ﬁrst-hand experiences with social challenges. We know that nonproﬁt organizations are in dire need of funds. But how exactly does this affect their day-to-day operations, such as communication with the public? If students have no concept of this reality, how can we expect them to be devoted advocates for the well-being of society as a whole? UW has been promoting the Wisconsin Idea for decades. All of its initiatives boil down to one goal: use your education to beneﬁt Wisconsin. Techshop is not only a good practice of the Wisconsin Idea, but also furthers its cause beyond alumni: As a student on campus, you can also realize the Wisconsin Idea. Unlike many local volunteering opportunities, Techshop offers an intellectual learning experience, making it better tailored for college
TODAY ONLINE IN OPINION WISPIRG responds to stafﬁng concerns The WISPIRG Board pens a guest column responding to the Daily Cardinal Editorial Board’s opposition to their contract status printed in the December 10th edition of The Daily Cardinal. For the full story, go to www.dailycardinal.com/opinion.
students. We agree that it is helpful to hand out fundraising ﬂyers for nonproﬁt organizations. But anybody can handle tasks like this. So what’s the value of your college education? Thanks to Techshop, we can do something more. Wouldn’t it be more effective if you pair your ﬂyers with an interactive Website, where people can learn about the issue and contribute conveniently? Nonproﬁt organizations are in great need of such help. Many of them don’t even have a functional Internet presence. For those who have one, the sites are roughlydesigned Web pages with hardly any interactive features. Everyone can see the power of interaction. Add a Facebook link on the homepage and you could potentially extend your cause to the rest of the world. But even when the existence of nonproﬁt organizations has come into question, how can it afford the resources to build up inter-
activity? Through Techshop students will be able to help them get their voice heard. The university should not only support programs like Techshop, but also expand them further. Despite its success among local organizations, the size of Techshop remains small due to funding constraints. Last semester, it enrolled only 11 students, an embarrassing number compared with the 40,000 UW student body. Besides saving Techshop from closure, the university should work more on building connections between the students and the needy in the local community. “Inﬂuence and improve people’s lives beyond the university classroom.” This has been the pursuit of UW-Madison for 100 years. On the issue of Techshop, it shouldn’t merely be a fancy slogan. Qi Gu is a junior majoring in journalism. Please send all responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copenhagen talks should consider conservative ideas on global warming By Matt Payne THE DAILY CARDINAL
The debate over climate change has recently been thrust back on to the world stage at the global climate change summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. The summit and its 15,000 delegates and 98 world leaders will attempt to cut global carbon emissions in half. Most conservatives do not dispute climate change is in fact happening, they simply disagree on the solutions that need to come about from the climate change debate. For too long the left has dominated the debate over global warming and has marginalized the majority of Americans who disagree with spending billions of tax-payer dollars in order to fund an unprecedented globalist movement. According to a recent Pew research poll, only 37 percent of Americans believe global warming is man-made. With the left continually and rancorously belittling the other 63 percent as being uneducated simpletons, it’s time to set a few things straight. Climate change is real. Most conservatives don’t dispute that. Man-made climate change is another story. The earth’s temperatures have been ﬂuctuating for thousands of years, far before man even walked the planet. Even the most stalwart global warming academics and experts will concede this point. The truth is even though global climate change exists, man can only do a little to affect the will of Mother Nature. The global climate summit in Copenhagen will attempt to cut CO2 emissions in half. This will no doubt cost billions of dollars and destroy thousands of jobs in an already weak economy. What’s more is that it will stiﬂe the growth of emerging
third world countries that rely on burning fossil fuels as a means to expand their economies. All of this to what end? So we can satisfy the fears of global warming alarmists who lack proven science in claims that the earth is warming so rapidly that it will lead to ﬂoods, famine and an assortment of other doomsday global disasters in the near future? Even if you think we need to cut carbon emissions, surely there are other cheaper, less harmful ways to do it.
Climate change is real. Most conservatives don’t dispute that.
Perhaps one alternative to reduce carbon emissions is to reduce the number of coal plants in America. The left has proposed that we cap and tax these emissions. However, according to the Heritage Foundation this will cost the average American family $3000 a year by skyrocketing energy costs such as electric, heating and gasoline bills. Some on the left see this as justiﬁable because in the end we are saving the world anyway. Yet many American families see it differently, especially the poor who will share the burden just as much as the rich. Not only will it cost more, but an estimated 1.9 million people will lose their jobs by the year 2012 even after the new so called “green jobs” are created. How do we reduce the number of coal plants in America without raising energy prices? One answer is nuclear power.
There can be some beneﬁts to decreasing CO2 omissions, and nuclear power is a proven safe alternative with no CO2 emissions and little waste. France has the cleanest air in all of Europe along with the cheapest electricity prices because most of their energy comes from nuclear power. Removing barriers to entry so nuclear power can compete with coal plants will allow for cheaper energy prices, cleaner air and won’t cost millions of jobs. Wind and solar power also have potential to be well used by not only cutting carbon emissions but also by securing energy independence. The Copenhagen summit will likely come out with a plan to cut emissions and in the process cut jobs. With unemployment at 10.2 percent, our nation cannot afford more job losses or increases in cost of living. Although the environmental lobby has become the new power player in Washington, we cannot allow them to dictate our standard of living in the name of a not fully understood science. Global warming may be real, but the causes behind it are still up for debate. The left cannot continue to marginalize those who want to have this debate as they have been doing for years now. Conservatives like me care about the environment just as much as any liberal environmentalist. I’ve spent hundreds of nights camping, days hiking, probably years ﬁshing, and I can say that taking care of this planet is of the utmost importance. However we must be careful in the manner we go about doing this as to not destroy our economy in the process. Matt Payne is a sophomore intending to major in Chinese and economics. Please send all responses to email@example.com.
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After much deliberation, here are the top candidates in considering five of the most influential directors and films of American cinema from the last decade, as chosen by our Arts staffers. Graphic by Natasha Soglin.
“Bowling for Columbine” Whether you consider Michael Moore a progressive crusader or left-wing demagogue, most people can agree on one thing: the man is a media whore. Although “Bowling for Columbine” wasn’t Moore’s ﬁrst box-ofﬁce behemoth—coming 13 years after “Roger and Me”—the 2002 post-Columbine documentary on gun control transformed a genre and helped shape new standards for political debate now commonplace on cable TV’s polemic punditry. As with all of Moore’s ﬁlms, “Columbine” bombarded audiences with a combination of hilarious (or snarky) debate, compassionate (or sensationalized) anecdotes, and hard-hitting (or shameless) interview tactics. Its fascinating topic—why Americans are obsessed with guns and killing with them—certainly triggered public debate. Whether those debates were more Tocquevillean or Machievillian, its impact—$21 million at the box ofﬁce and an Academy Award for Best Documentary—is indisputable. The ﬁlm took risks, from the constructive when confronting Kmart with two students injured at Columbine and convincing the corporate reps to phase out their handgun ammunition, to the tastelessly passive aggressive while chasing down Charleton Heston post-interview to guilt trip him with photos of gunshot victims. Moore only ballooned from there, in terms of political pugnacity, as “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “Sicko” and “Capitalism: A Love Story” took on the Bush Administration, health-care, and the ﬁnancial crisis respectively. The three garnered a slew of reactionaries ﬁlms including “Fahrenhype 9/11,” “Michael and Me” and “Manufacturing Dissent.” Moore is the father of Olbermann and the yin of Glenn Beck’s yang. He sold liberalism like Billy Mays sold cutlery and audiences bought it in droves ... and then started stabbing opponents to death with it. What could be more inﬂuential in the 2000s? —Ryan — Ryan Hebel
“The 40 Year Old Virgin”/ “Knocked Up”
“Lord of the Rings” The world has not been kind to the fantasy genre. Long ghettoized to the realm of high school nerds who triﬂe away their leisure time playing Magic the Gathering, fantasy ﬁlms have always had trouble being taken seriously so long as they sent forth their requisite legions of sorcery, dragons and pointyeared elves. But that entire stigma fell almost overnight with the theatrical release of “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” and was only solidiﬁed by the arrival of the two following chapters of the J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King.” It may have helped that “Fellowship” was released a mere month after the similarly successful release of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” which itself could be credited with jumpstarting the resurgence of the fantasy genre. But it was “Lord of the Rings” that brought the genre credibility in the form of critical praise, Oscar nominations and its incredible epic scope. It is hard to imagine a ﬁlm like “Pan’s Labyrinth” even getting greenlit, let alone enjoying the commercial and critical success it garnered, without the success the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy received. Now the evolution can even come full circle, with “Pan’s Labyrinth” writer-director Guillermo del Toro scheduled to direct the next Tolkien adaptation, “The Hobbit” for release in 2011. Expect the following Oscar telecast to be as full of dwarves and ents as they were early in this decade. —Todd Stevens
Are we copping out by just lumping all of Judd Apatow’s projects together for this list? Probably, but we needed a compromise to avoid a Cardinal ofﬁce blood feud. Besides, who wants to pick a favorite between “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up” and the stream of comedies that have followed in the wake of Apatow’s new wave of raunchy, R-rated affairs. Apatow has had a hand in what sometimes seemed like every worthwhile comedy in the last decade. While he’s only actually directed three (the two mentioned above and this year’s “Funny People”), even ﬁlms he’s produced like “Anchorman,” “Superbad,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Pineapple Express” share cast members, an underlying sense of humor (read: dick and pot jokes) and quotability off the charts. When Apatow writes and directs, the dick-joke-cracking characters gain a heartwarming, mushy emotional center that makes their struggles in a sometimes mean, stupid world that much more moving and hilarious. Characters like Steve Carell’s Andy Stizler or Seth Rogen’s Matt Stone are both funny in their own right, but resonate as very human characters with very real problems to be faced. These problems are often faced with dick and fart jokes, but Apatow’s style dovetails the profane and sacred, the crude with the real. The result are comedies that invite us to both identify and be revolted by the entire cast. —Mark — Mark Riechers
Is “Mulholland Dr.” a sugarcoated fever dream or a leisurely stroll down a shadowy alleyway? The ﬁlm presents the viewer with one cinematic riddle after another, only to clam up and cop out unapologetically when the moment ﬁnally arrives to reveal what’s lurking behind the curtain. “Mulholland Dr.” is both an inkblot that arouses associations and a machine that conjures moods. Its postmodern credentials are practically unquestionable: the ﬁlm is a pastiche of traits gleaned from ﬁlm noirs, gangster movies and backstage musicals. The ﬁlm’s director, David Lynch, would do away with such big-budget glossiness in his next feature, 2006’s equally enigmatic “INLAND EMPIRE,” exchanging it for an even more unsettling mixture of slush and murk. Naomi Watts’s performance as a small-town schizo phrenic (or is she?) who becomes entangled in an incomprehensible web of murder, glamour, jealousy and secrecy proved to be star-making. Angelo Badalamenti’s singular score is a sonic magnet, and Lynch’s selection of several ‘50s pop hits to accompany it on the soundtrack renders the ﬁlm’s pull that much more irresistible. But here’s the thing: though one could easily write an entire book on the ins and outs and twists and turns of the ﬁlm’s labyrinthine mystery, it’s also worth considering what exactly “Mulholland Dr.” meant to this generation of ﬁlmgoers. Many viewers caught a terminal case of cinephilia as a direct result of watching and interpreting this 147-minute jigsaw puzzle. A work of art’s greatness, some say, lies in its capacity to make the spectator think creatively; how many recent ﬁlm school enrollees and graduates had artistic epiphanies while searching for the ﬁlm’s missing piece, while trying to come to grips with the ﬁlm’s sparkle and gloom, its paradoxes and gags, its moments of sense and nonsense? What were the most inﬂuential ﬁlms of the decade? I have no idea. But many, many of our future Lynchs reached creative puberty because of their engagements with “Mulholland Dr.” —Dan Sullivan —
Pixar’s inﬂuence on the view of the animated ﬁlm is unquestioned. With stunning regularity, the animation studio provided hit after hit for Disney, who all but abandoned their traditional hand-drawn ﬁlms in favor of the computer-animated masterpieces. But it wasn’t until 2008’s “WALL-E” that the animation conversation shifted from how to ﬁll the Academy Awards nominations for Best Animated Film to expanding the Best Picture category to allow for animated ﬁlms of a superior quality. “WALL-E” was an animated ﬁlm, a love story, a sci-ﬁ masterpiece and an allegory for our wasteful, obese, technology-dependent generation. With little more than a few chirps and beeps, the ﬁlm painted an elaborate visual tale for audiences, all while retaining the classic boy-meets-girl simplicity of Disney ﬁlms past. Director Andrew Stanton is able to make a hunk of metal seem adorable, the human race seem naïve and pollution seem like the most pressing issue facing us today. Al Gore can make a million power points, but nothing resonates like the skyscrapers of garbage in the opening scenes of “WALLE,” a very real concern given the current existence of “garbage islands” in the Paciﬁc. And through it all, children will laugh at the robot slapstick, appreciating Pixar-created characters, as always. “Ratatouille” hinted at Pixar’s higher aspirations, and “The Incredibles” combined domestic drama and superheroes, but it wasn’t until “WALL-E” that the full power of Pixar’s storytelling ability was realized. Because when it comes to “WALL-E,” the results were anything but ordinar-E. —Kevin Slane —
Honorable Mentions 1. “Memento” 2. “The Bourne Supremacy” 3. “28 Days Later” 4. “Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days” 5. “Y Tu Mamá También” 6. “Amélie” 7. “The Royal Tennenbaums”
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Wisconsin improves to 9-2 with two weekend victories By Mark Bennett THE DAILY CARDINAL
This past weekend, the women’s basketball team collected two wins against non-conference opponents and helped head coach Lisa Stone to her 100th career victory at Wisconsin. The Badgers battled in-state rival Marquette Friday night at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee, coming away triumphant for the second year in a row against the Golden Eagles with a 56-49 victory. Junior guard Alyssa Karel led the Badgers in scoring with a seasonhigh 23 points, playing all but three minutes of the game. Additionally, junior guard Lin Zastrow chipped in 10 points, and senior guard Teah Gant pulled down seven rebounds for Wisconsin. In the ﬁrst half, Marquette shot just over 35 percent from the ﬁeld, as the Badgers managed just 32 percent shooting. Although Wisconsin established a 12-6 lead to open the game, the team found itself down 23-20 at the half. However, the Badgers came out of the locker room strong and battled to regain the lead. That lead would jump back and forth between the two teams before Wisconsin grabbed a 33-32 edge with 13:50 left in the game—a lead the Badgers would not relinquish.
hockey from page 7 The Badgers got on the scoreboard ﬁrst Friday night, with senior forward Blake Geoffrion hitting freshman forward Craig Smith on a well-executed give and go to beat North Dakota goalie Brad Eidsness. Their roles were reversed on Wisconsin’s next goal, when Smith found Geoffrion at the top of the slot with only a few seconds to go in the ﬁrst period. In the second period the Sioux came out strong and converted 1:58 into the period when freshman forward Danny Kristo dished the puck to junior forward Brad Malone on the doorstep. With Gudmandson out of position and missing his stick, Malone found the back of the empty net to bring North Dakota within one. Less than two minutes after the Sioux scored, however, senior forward Andy Bohmbach chipped a shot toward the North Dakota goal. Although Bohmbach was most likely looking to get a rebound off of the shot, it instead trickled through Eidsness and in for Wisconsin’s third goal. The mistake was Eidsness’ last of the night, as he was replaced with freshman Aaron Dell for the rest of the game. Throughout the game and series the Badgers got themselves into penalty trouble, and later in the second period it caught up with them. Wisconsin gave North Dakota nine power play opportunities on 13 infractions Friday night, and while the Sioux had the man advantage in the second period sophomore defen-
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Sunday, the Badgers returned to the Kohl Center for the ﬁrst time in over two weeks to take on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. While the Badgers played extremely solid basketball on both sides of the ﬂoor all night, there was only one word to describe the Cougars—sloppy. SIU-Edwardsville managed just 27 percent shooting from the ﬂoor, while failing to make a free throw until the 14:11 mark in the second half. The Badgers, however, shot 51 percent from the ﬁeld, including nearly 67 percent in the ﬁrst half, and sank 17-of-21 free throws in the game. Karel led the Badgers with 12 points on the night, while only playing 19 minutes. Additionally, junior forward Tara Steinbauer notched her third double-double of the season, scoring 10 points and collecting 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Taylor Wurtz added 10 points for Wisconsin and barely missed a double-double of her own after grabbing eight rebounds. The Badgers took a 45-18 lead into halftime, and stretched that lead to as many as 40 points after opening the ﬁrst seven minutes of the second half with a 14-1 run. Around that point, coach Stone pulled most of her starters, giving the bench an opportunity to see playing time. seman Ben Blood scored to shrink the Badger lead to 3-2. Wisconsin could have brought its lead back to two goals when the Badgers scored later in the period, but ofﬁcials ruled senior forward Michael Davies redirected freshman defenseman Justin Schultz’s shot with a high stick and waved the goal off. With the Wisconsin lead at one, Kristo added a third North Dakota goal on another power play midway through the third period, completing the Sioux comeback and resulting in a 3-3 tie. The conventional wisdom about the Badgers is that the shots on goal number can be deceiving—Wisconsin will often ﬁre a ton of shots but not convert on the vast majority of them. In Saturday’s game, however, that was not the case as Geoffrion scored on the Badgers’ ﬁrst shot, evening the game up after North Dakota scored the game’s ﬁrst goal. Discipline was again an issue Saturday, as the Badgers were called for 12 more penalties. The Sioux converted another power play to take a 2-1 lead later in the ﬁrst period when a North Dakota shot went off of senior defenseman Ryan McDonagh and into the Wisconsin goal. Three unanswered Wisconsin goals seemed to seal the game, as the Sioux were down by two with under a minute to go in the third period. But after pulling Eidsness for the extra attacker and beneﬁting from a Wisconsin penalty, North Dakota scored to bring themselves within one goal with just 17 seconds left. The Badger defense held strong the rest of the way, however, and Wisconsin took the 4-3 victory. Immediately after the game, both teams let loose the emotions that make this one of the most heated rivalries in college hockey, with a number of Badgers and Sioux getting into ﬁghts after the ﬁnal horn. Wisconsin will now rest up and prepare for the Badger Hockey Showdown at the Kohl Center Jan. 2 and 3. The Badgers will face Merrimack Jan. 2 and the winner of the Ferris State-Yale game Jan. 3 in non-conference play.
“It was a game where we were able to play everybody and give some people some extended minutes and also be able to rest our starters just a bit,” Stone said. With over 14 minutes remaining in the game, Stone notched another milestone in addition to her 100 career victories. After a disagreement following a no-call by the referees, Stone let the ofﬁcials know she was upset, and was charged with a technical foul. After over 25 years of coaching and a lifetime of playing the game, Stone had ﬁnally earned her ﬁrst technical. “I’ve deserved a technical many more times than the one I did today,” Stone said. “We went on an 8-0 run though after that so my players were actually proud of the fact that that happened.” In fact, following the call, the bench was nothing but smiles, and Stone even let a grimace slip as she high-ﬁved senior guard Rae Lin D’Alie. However, Stone’s 100th career victory at Wisconsin was the more memorable milestone of the night. The win came in Stone’s seventh season with the Badgers. “The credit [for the 100 wins] goes to my players and staff,” Stone said. “I have the best job in the world; I work with tremendous people. My players ... they do the work.”
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Head coach Lisa Stone captured her 100th victory at the helm of Wisconsin with the 68-38 win over SIU-Edwardsville.
Monday, December 14, 2009
UW bounces back with win over rival Marquette RECAP
By Ben Breiner THE DAILY CARDINAL
It’s a strange spot, holding an opponent down, answering each small run, watching a lead bounce between nearly comfortable and just too uncomfortable. The Badgers were in that spot against Duke, holding off the Blue Devils and then saw the shoe on the other foot, never quite able to get over the hump against UW-Green Bay. So of course it followed that same script against Marquette, right? No. 20 Wisconsin (8-2) weath-
Big Ten Leaders Points Per Game 1. Manny Harris (Mich) - 21.6 2. Talor Battle (PSU) - 18.8 3. Evan Turner (OSU) - 18.5 4. Trevon Hughes (UW) - 17.4 5. Michael Thompson (NU) - 17.4 Rebounds Per Game 1. Evan Turner (OSU) - 11.4 2. Mike Davis (Ill) - 9.9 3. Draymond Green (MSU) - 8.4 4. Manny Harris (Mich) - 8.4 5. Delvon Roe (MSU) - 7.4 Assists Per Game 1. Evan Turner (OSU) - 5.9 2. Demetri McCamey (Ill) - 5.6 3. Manny Harris (Mich) - 4.9 4. Jeremiah Rivers (Ind) - 4.8 5. Al Nolen (Minn) - 4.7
ered a slew of small runs from instate rival Marquette (7-4), almost blowing a 17-point lead in the process, pulling out a 72-63 win before 17,230 raucous fans at the Kohl Center. “We knew we had to win this game,” senior guard Trevon Hughes said. “You can’t lose two in a row, first of all, and second of all, you can’t lose two in-state games. Basically HUGHES it’s bragging rights, we probably see each other around all year long, we’ve got bragging rights for the year.” Marquette struggled out of the gate, trailing by double digits after the game’s first five minutes. And with seven and a half minutes to go in the first half, a free throw from Badger junior forward Tim Jarmusz extended it to 17. Marquette sophomore guard Darius Johnson-Odom pulled his team back into the game with three 3-pointers in a three-minute stretch as the Eagles roared back to within five points. Wisconsin answered with the next six, before watching the lead close to five and grow back to 12. But again the Eagles had an answer and senior forward Lazar Hayward closed the score to 52-49 with 11:34 left in the game. It stayed tight for the next few minutes, but strong defense and
a big play from freshman forward Ryan Evans helped turn the tide. Evans swooped in, putting back a Jordan Taylor miss with a twisting layup before the defense took over. Marquette would not score for the next four minutes and head coach Bo Ryan singled Evans out for praise. “Both defensively and on the glass, he made some good rotations,” Ryan said. “He made Lazar [Hayward] work a little harder and he sure works hard. Ryan answered that and we needed it.” One last MU run brought the lead down to four, but the Badgers hit their free throws to hold on. “We knew we had to win this game. You can’t lose two in a row, ﬁrst of all, and second of all, you can’t lose two in-state games.” Trevon Hughes senior guard UW men’s basketball
Junior forward Jon Leuer anchored Wisconsin with 24 points and 12 boards, and joined Hughes and sophomore guard Jordan Taylor as the team’s double-digit scorers. Taylor showed an aggressive streak offensively, often attacking the center of the Eagle defense or pulling up for a mid-range jumper. “Coach always calls [Taylor] a bulldog, and that’s what he is,” Hughes said. “He’s always fighting
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Junior forward Jon Leuer scored a game-high 24 points, shooting 9-of-14 from the ﬁeld and 5-of-7 from the free-throw line. for things on the defense end. He’s feisty, he makes great plays and good decisions. He’s good with the ball, he’s strong, and just having him out there on the court, he’s more precious than anybody else out there.” That Badger defense also limited an Eagles team, that likes to get in transition, to only three fast break points. After the game, Marquette head coach Buzz Williams lamented his team’s struggles in holding on to the ball (his squad lost the ball 13 times) and keeping the Badgers off
the free-throw line. However, Williams was displeased with the way his team came out in the first 12 minutes, taking shots a little too quickly after the advantage on fast breaks had dissipated. “Everybody was excited to be here and we didn’t handle the excitement in the right way initially, and then I thought from that point on, I thought we were fine,” Williams said. “Not to say that we should have won ... but you can’t play from behind against a great team.”
Leuer turns in yet another big game ANALYSIS
By Nick Schmitt THE DAILY CARDINAL
Junior forward Jon Leuer’s combined 50 points and 24 rebounds in two straight starts is a good way to get noticed in college basketball. If anything, it may get the media and opposing teams to stop mispronouncing his last name. After going for a career-high 26 points along with 10 rebounds on Wednesday against UW-Green Bay, Leuer added another impressive stat line against Marquette. His 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting and new career-high 12 rebounds helped push the Badgers past the Golden Eagles for the ﬁrst time since their 70-66 win in 2006. “I don’t want to be simplistic, but [Leuer] worked hard to get open in the post, he cut hard, and he is stronger this year,” head coach Bo Ryan said. “He’s getting in position a little better and he gets rewarded because his teammates know that he can do something with [the ball] when he gets it. But you still have to make the shots and he’s been doing that.” Marquette head coach Buzz Williams said after the loss it was difﬁcult for them to stop Leuer and he thinks the Minnesota native is playing like a pro. At 6'10" and
225, Leuer deﬁnitely has the size and athleticism to take it to the next level. And when you add his speed and outside shot he has a pretty unique resume for a post player. “[Leuer] was really good off the bench last year,” Williams said. “I told our guys, ‘I don’t know if you remember him, but he is really, really good. His length, his skill set, his intelligence level is a really, really hard matchup.’” In the ﬁrst few minutes of the game it was easy to see how difﬁcult of a matchup Leuer can be. He punished the Golden Eagles early by coming out on ﬁre, connecting on his ﬁrst six shots to help the Badgers build a double-digit lead. By half Leuer already had 16 points and six rebounds. It was up to Marquette’s goto player, senior forward Lazar Hayward, to stop Leuer, and the clash between the two turned into a game within the game. The ﬁrst half battle belonged to Leuer. With his size, Leuer’s fade away jumper proved to be impossible for the shorter Hayward to stop. And on the defensive side of the ball for Wisconsin, Leuer held Hayward in check conceding only six points on 3-of-10 shooting. But after a slow start Hayward proved why he can dominate a game. He almost single-handedly led the Golden Eagles back to
within three points of the Badgers by scoring nine straight points to open up the second half. Since he was unable to get around the long frame of Leuer, Hayward decided to try his luck from behind the arc. He connected on two consecutive 3s during the nine-point run, but ﬁnished only 2-of-8 from long range. “Our team is different with [Hayward] not on the ﬂoor, not because we know he can get a basket potentially,” Williams said. “Our team is different when [Hayward] is not on the ﬂoor because of his presence. He has a calming effect to our team. Hayward ﬁnished with 21 points on 8-of-21 shooting and 12 rebounds, but his calming effect was disrupted by Leuer all game especially when the Badgers fed the ball into the post. “The game plan was to get [Leuer] to the post,” senior guard Trevon Hughes said. “Marquette’s ﬁrst losses were against Florida State and North Carolina State, and they were losing early on in the game because they were taking bad shots. [Leuer] was hitting some tough shots and at the same time he was getting them into decent foul trouble. We had the size advantage and we wanted to take advantage of that. That was our plan all week.”
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Senior forward Blake Geoffrion scored two goals this weekend to help his team to a win and a tie against the No. 3 Fighting Sioux.
UW takes three points at UND By Nico Savidge THE DAILY CARDINAL
Last Monday, a reporter asked Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves about his team “ﬂying under the radar” when it came to their national ranking. But after hitting the road to North Dakota and taking three points from their series against the No. 3 Fighting Sioux, the Badgers might not be under the radar much longer. The high-powered Wisconsin
offense led the way and junior goaltender Scott Gudmandson provided a solid performance in his ﬁrst full series as a starter while the Badgers fought their way to a 3-3 tie and 4-3 win against UND. Wisconsin improved to 8-4-2 in the WCHA and 11-5-2 overall, and will likely see a rise in their national ranking after the successful, if sloppy, series against the Sioux. hockey page 7