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Chem, physics grad depts. lag in recruiting minorities Part 2 of 2 By Hannah McClung The Daily Cardinal

While UW-Madison science graduate programs focus on recruitment and creating a welcoming climate for minority students, diversity numbers have remained constant. Professor and former Physics Department Chair Susan Coppersmith said the difficulty with low diversity numbers is that it has gone on for decades and is a nation-wide problem in physics. The amount of minority students in the physics program at UW decreased from 4.4 percent in 2000 to 1.9 percent in 2005 and then increased to 3.1 percent in 2008, according to the documents. This means there were 6 minority graduate students out of 135 in 2000, 3 minority graduates out of 161 in 2005 and 5 minority graduate students out of 159 in 2008. “All of our students come with full support, so it’s not a question of being financially supported… or increasing access,” Coppersmith said. Coppersmith emphasized the physic department’s recruitment efforts of sending representatives to conferences that focus on minority students interested in science programs. According to Coppersmith, the physics department also offers Advanced Opportunity Fellowships that are not specifi-

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cally for minority students but the selection criteria are “such that there is a higher representation of underrepresented groups for the fellowship.” “It’s true that our records are nowhere near where we want to be or even what many people believe is a reasonable fraction of underrepresented groups, but compared to other physics departments it is terrible for everybody,” Coppersmith said. Robert Hamers, chair of the chemistry department, said low diversity numbers is widely recognized in chemistry programs as well. In 2000, 4.6 percent of chemistry graduates were minority students, which was 11 minority graduate students out of 238. In 2008, the chemistry graduate program increased their diversity to 7.3 percent, which was 19 graduates out of 259 total graduates in the program. “It’s a very complicated problem, and a large part of it is that underrepresented minorities are underrepresented in the sciences at the undergraduate level,” Hamers said. According to Hamers, UW as a whole does not have as much of a sense of community so when underrepresented groups get here they do not always feel there is a community of people, and that hurts UW’s recruitment.

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Hamers said the chemistry department has sent students to the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers for recruitment efforts, but added that a more cost-effective way to recruit is to build partnerships with other graduate schools focused on research. “We are trying to build a relationship that will have a pipeline of students that we can start getting here for graduate study,” Hamers said. According to him, the chemistry department participates in the National Science Foundation Partners in Research Education program, which couples a minority-serving institution with a nonminority-serving institution and facilitates exchange of students to work on collaborative research. The chemistry department also has the Research Experience for Undergraduates program that brings undergraduates to campus for a summer to work on research with a faculty member to encourage them to apply for graduate school at UW, said Hamers. “REU is open to anyone irrespective of socioeconomic background or minority status, but we do particularly try to encourage underrepresented groups to come,” Hamers said. “We don’t want to bring students here to fill a quota, we want to be sure the students will succeed.” “We’ve also seen the number of applications from schools where our REU students are from increase because of the experience we’ve given them,” said Chemistry Department Faculty Associate Andrew Greenberg. According to Greenberg, offering the summer program shows students they can be successful, which can be a factor in their decision of where to apply. diversity page 3

Dance marathon raises over $80,000 for chidren’s hospital By Anna Discher The Daily Cardinal

More than 400 participants danced Friday night at the Shell for the Wisconsin Dance Marathon, raising over $80,000 to be donated to the American Family Children’s Hospital. Adam Wallenfang, a UW-Madison student and co-director of WDM, said the event ran from

7 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday and participants were required to be standing or dancing the entire time. According to Wallenfang, the event raised $80,433 for the children’s hospital. “The event went really, really well,” he said. “We were more successful than we were last year.” According to Wallenfang, participants were entertained through-

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The Wisconsin Grand Slam Poetry team’s final competition featured several guest performances at the Memorial Union Theater Friday.

UW students safe in Chile UW-Madison officials have confirmed the safety of all students studying in Chile this semester after the earthquake that occurred Saturday. “For the second time this semester, we are fortunate that our students are safe, despite being in harm’s way,” Dean of Students Lori Berquam said in a release. The 8.8-magnitude earthquake, which has killed more than 700

people in Chile so far according to The Associated Press. According to the release, UW-Madison’s study abroad program currently has 24 students studying in Chile, 12 of whom are from UW-Madison and 12 of whom are from the University of Michigan. All the students were contacted by UW-Madison’s International Academic Program and have been advised not to travel at this time.

Van Hollen: Released felons must still submit DNA By Hannah Furfaro The Daily Cardinal

Convicted offenders who are no longer in custody are still required to submit a DNA sample, according to a recent letter from the attorney general to the Department of Corrections. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen sent a letter Thursday to the DOC advising that a convicted offender’s obligation to submit a DNA specimen does not expire when the offender leaves the criminal justice system. “I have concluded that, once an offender becomes obligated to provide a biological specimen, that obligation remains until he or she discharges it through the submission of a biological specimen,” Van Hollen said in the letter. According to Bill Cosh, Van Hollen’s spokesperson, the letter was sent at the request of the DOC. “The Department of Corrections believes that the attorney general’s opinion confirms the approach the department has already been taking and will continue to take in our ongoing effort

to obtain biological specimens from individuals who are required by law to provide a sample, but have failed to do so,” the DOC said in a statement. Current law allows the DOC to criminally prosecute individuals who fail to submit DNA samples. According to a statement from Van Hollen, failure to submit a sample results in a misdemeanor. In his letter, Van Hollen recommended creating a “noncriminal mechanism” to avoid taking individuals to court in compliancefailure cases. “While I believe that a court may correct its sentencing order to require submission of a specimen, this is a potentially timeconsuming and resource-intensive process,” he said. Van Hollen’s letter comes just over five months after the Wisconsin Department of Justice found that DNA samples from nearly 4,000 convicted felons were missing from the statewide database. Last September, Gov. Jim Doyle created a DNA task force to track down the missing DNA samples.

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’ve joined an online dating website. Yeah, yeah, laugh all you want. Let me preface this by saying that I joined with my friends as a joke and strictly for the sake of sensational journalism; we all wanted to find guys and go on a date together, and I wanted to write about it in this column. Personally, I find the most thrilling articles to read are the ones in which the writer actually goes out and does something— something rash, scandalous, and completely contrary to societal norms. So, as a single, sensible, 21-year-old college student living amongst thousands of others like myself, I joined a dating website. The name? OKCupid.com. If I could, I’d change the name to something more fitting. Perhaps OKStupid.com or NonStopComm unicationWithTheFreaksOfSociety. com or DatingForTheSociallyAndI ntellectuallyImpaired.com. OKCupid does what Facebook doesn’t have the nerve to do. In theory, it is Facebook’s older, more aggressive brother; the kind of brother whose hand-me-downs include the last decade’s collection of Playboy, who informs you that Cinemax becomes the “adult” channel after 10 p.m. Not only does OKCupid tell you

who’s visiting your profile and when, but it zealously moves past the coy “poking” and gets straight to the point: You’re hot and I want you. Through messages, “winks,” questionnaires and even an online Cupid Chat, users can quickly establish a “virtual connection.” From that dialogue, they can decide whether to move forward and (gasp!) meet in person. My foray into the online dating scene all started a week ago, Monday night, while hanging out with some of my girlfriends. It was approaching 2 a.m., and our supply of peanut butter M&Ms and conversation about the same four guys had grown scarce. Something had to change. Suddenly, a friend made a suggestion: “Why don’t we meet someone new?” Our eyes dilated at the very thought. “What an extraordinary idea,” I said. “But how?” A light bulb lit above my friend’s head. “A dating website! Let’s do online dating! We’ll meet guys in four seconds flat!” Affirmative chatter and pubescent excitement flooded the room. A plan was taking form right before our very eyes. It was “virtually” stimulating! Like warriors to a sword, we grabbed our computers and researched the free online dating websites. Our first stop: OKCupid. com. And there we stayed. The three of us fervently created profiles. Like “Dating For

Dummies,” the site provides you with a template. All you have to do is fill it out; what you’re really good at, the six things you can’t live without, what you’re doing with your life, etc.—you know, the usual universal, head-scratching life questions. Then, we moved on to uploading pictures. These pictures had to be HOT. We’re talking steamy. On Facebook, goofy joke pictures more than suffice, because the main intent is “socially,” not romantically, networking. On OKCupid, however, attraction’s the name and dating’s the game. Resultantly, my friends and I worked hard to find some of our most delicious photographic eye candy. With profiles created and pictures uploaded, the games commenced! Within five minutes of activation, our inboxes were inundated with greetings, come-ons and other forms of sacrificial pride. Since joining, I’ve learned several valuable life lessons. Lesson 1: When guys are desperate, lusting and horny, they’ll say just about anything. Story #1: A message sent to me from a Madison user: “Hey girl i like ur pics..everything i see... can i have a piece of that lol im felix. what’s ur name? ..what do u do to keep the body liek that ? it curves like a mountain road.” A mountain road??!?! With a line like that you’ll never get a ride on this road, let me tell ya. And with grammar like that, you’ll be on this site ’till the Earth

warms over. NEXT. Lesson 2: Never give a guy from an online website your number unless you want to 1) marry them 2) marry them or 3) receive a picture of their penis. Story #2: One of my girlfriends that joined this site gave her number to a seemingly nice guy; they had talked at least twice on Cupid Chat, and he had “winked” at her for several days; their virtual connection was prime. When he asked for her number, she acquiesced, and two minutes later was sent a photo via text with the caption “ur hot.” And you’re not! Lesson 3: Don’t join OKCupid. com. Stupid, stupid Cupid. This addictive, pixelated piece of crap has robbed too much of my time; time spent reading incoherent, innuendo-ridden messages, laughing at profiles of guys declaring their love of “potted plants” and their resemblance to Batman and snickering with my girlfriends the next day over our latest “boyfriends.” I swear to you, once my friends and I find guys who have at least six brain cells, passably attractive faces and some semblance of sanity, we shall go on a date, I will write about it and I’ll finally bid adieu to Cupid. May I live to tell the tale. To be continued! Have you ever joined an online dating website? Are you on OKCupid? Tell me your experiences (or username) and we’ll “connect” at gleicher@wisc.edu!

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h los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno, ¿a quien le importan? ¿De verdad hay un evento deportivo de dos semanas en el que solo se practican deportes sobre hielo y sobre nieve? Menudo coñazo. Prefiero ver un partido de fútbol en el que gana Real Oviedo fíjate bien. Estoy segura que todos y cada uno de estos comentarios han salido de mi boca en momentos del pasado. Sin embargo, ya no es así. Ya no soy esa persona. Todo cambió. Me volví loca. Bueno, la gente con la que trabajo y vivo se volvió loca y yo con ellos. Patinaje sobre hielo, snowboarding, cross snowboarding, esquí alpino, ¡me da igual lo que echen!, yo me quedo pegada a la pantalla del ordenador y animo como la que más. Es ridículo. Pero si hasta me he tragado las finales femeninas de curling, un deporte al que me solía referir como “ese en el que friegan el

suelo para que se pare una bola en medio de un círculo.” ¿Pero por qué? ¿Por qué este año todo ha cambiado? La respuesta es muy simple. Cuando vives en Estados Unidos, la furia olímpica se desata y te contagia. La gente no habla de otra cosa, las fotos invaden los periódicos y los anuncios con niños pequeños que sueñan con ser olímpicos te hacen llorar. ¿Crees que alguien en España va a invertir en hacer anuncios sobre los Juegos Olímpicos cuando a nadie le importa? Aquí es otro mundo, durante dos semanas, todo gira alrededor de los Juegos Olímpicos. Y yo, como soy idiota, me uno al movimiento. Lo peor es que después de unos cuantos días de obsesión olímpica, empiezo a hacer como que conozco a los atletas. En cada deporte, elijo a uno que sea mi favorito, y me obsesiono con el o con ella durante toda la competición. Por ejemplo, en la competición de parejas en patinaje sobre hielo, yo elegí a la pareja china desde el primer momento. ¡Tenían los mejores trajes! Estaba claro que iban a ganar. En el cross snowboard femenino, quería que ganase la

niña pequeña de Noruega, pero en la final la pobre se cayó y no pudo ser. Pero lo mejor de todo fue cuando Evan Lysacek ganó el oro en patinaje sobre hielo. Debo decir que fue la competición que seguí con más intensidad. Desde el programa corto, en el que llevaba un traje monísimo con unas plumas negras, me enamoró completamente. Y encima ¡Evan no era gay! Era perfecto, tenía que ganar. Lo amaba. Pero si quería que ganase Evan, (si le llamo Evan porque es amigo mio), ¿tenia que odiar a Plushenko? Fue una decisión dura pero asi lo hice. Lo siento Rusia, pero debías morir. Plushenko seria mi enemigo y Evan mi mas preciado tesoro olímpico. Durante los días previos a las finales, NBC se dedicó a poner reportajes sobre Plushenko y Evan, contando anécdotas de cómo se habían preparado para los juegos entre otras cosas. Eso fue ya la gota que colmó el vaso...¿información personal sobre los atletas? ¡Por supuesto que me interesa! ¿A quién no le interesaría saber que Plushenko se compró un coche super rápi-

do para volver a sentir el miedo de la competición? Es fascinante. ¿Y a quien no le interesa que Vera Wang diseña algunos de los trajes de Evan Lysacek? Después de dos días de información necesaria sobre los dos patinadores, por fin llegó la gran final. Evan lo clavó. Y cuando digo que lo clavó, es que lo clavó, porque en menos de dos semanas me he convertido en una experta en patinaje artístico y sé perfectamente lo que es bueno y lo que es malo. Y sí, Evan lo clavó y ganó. Fue un momento inolvidable. Me sentí hasta medio americana. Tuve que controlar las lágrimas. ¡Todo era tan bonito! Había estado entrenando tanto tiempo para este momento... El instante fue culminado con un mensaje de mi amiga Grace que decía literalmente “OMG EVAN LYSACEK!” Me encantó saber que había gente como yo, viviendo el momento inolvidable que era, y disfrutando con mi gran amigo, Evan Lysacek. ¿Crees que los Juegos Olimpicos son poco importantes? ¿Tambien estas enamorada/o de Evan Lysacek? Diselo a Isa enviandole un e-mail a alvarezvalca@dailycardinal.com.


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Driver killed in campus car crash A 51-year-old Illinois man was killed early Sunday after crashing his vehicle on University Avenue, according to a release from the Dane County Coroner’s Office. The release said the vehicle was traveling the wrong way on West Johnson Street before it hit another

vehicle on the corner of University Avenue and Orchard Street. The driver then hit a light pole and finally crashed into a building on the 1500 block of University Avenue. According to the release, the driver was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the UW Hospital

emergency room at 12:54 a.m. The release said he was wearing a seatbelt, but officials suspect alcohol was involved. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident was also taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

Duluth, Madison battle over Wilco fandom Emily Julka/the daily cardinal

Participants in the Wisconsin Dance Marathon Friday raised over $80,000 for the American Family Children’s Hospital.

dance from page 1 the night,” he said. Wallenfang said some of the groups were interactive and taught participants dances such as ballroom and line dances. There was also a video-game area where dancers could play “Rockband” and Wii games and an inflatable area where dancers could compete in races with one another. Emily Kesner, a UW-Madison student and public relations chair of WDM, said they also arranged for ice skating at the Shell for two hours in the middle of the night to keep the night exciting and the dancers busy. According to Kesner, the WDM leadership team will meet this week to determine how they

will allocate the money raised by the dance marathon. Last year the leadership team chose to fund a program called Family Dinners, in which they paid for and brought meals to the hospital every other Friday night for the patients and their families, she said. Wallenfang said he was pleased with the amount of money they raised this year, which was about $24,000 more than last year’s total. “All of this money goes to fund programs like family meals at the children’s hospital, it goes to help sponsor new medical equipment at the children’s hospital,” he said. “So we’re definitely happy that we can contribute so much money to the kids.”

What Mayor Dave Cieslewicz has termed “the great Wilco debate” is unfolding as Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway, District 12, introduced a resolution to make members of the band Wilco honorary citizens of Madison. Last week Wilco was named an honorary band of Duluth by Mayor Don Ness. This provoked Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy to comment to a sold-out house at the Overture Center that the band had played in Madison many times and received no such recognition.

“Last night, the mayor of Duluth made us an honorary Duluth band, and we’ve only played there twice,” Tweedy said, according to the Capitol Times. “How many times have we played Madison? A lot. No key to the city, no certificate, nothing.” Rhodes-Conway’s resolution has prompted a retort by Ness. According to the Duluth News Tribune, Ness called Madison “cute” for attempting to keep up with Duluth and said Madison was welcome to “steal [his] ideas any-

time and put them to good use.” The issue has apparently stirred up some controversy in Madison as to whether the band is in fact deserving of honorary citizenship and where an honorary citizen can live. “My position is that honorary citizenship should be open to any musician except John Mayer,” Cieslewicz said on his blog. The resolution will likely be considered at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting. —Grace Urban

Man arrested for attempted burglary, resisting arrest A 41-year-old Madison man was arrested for attempted burglary and resisting arrest, according to a police report. The report said Alonzo Washington was attempting to rob a home on the 400 block of West Mifflin Street when

diversity from page 1 Hamers said when a qualified student from an underrepresented minority is interested in graduate school at UW, the chemistry department might offer a signing incentive to encourage them, but “above some threshold it is usu-

Madison Police Department officers were dispatched to the scene. According to the police report, the suspect retreated back into the residence upon seeing the officers. The suspect then lunged at the officer and had a short physical confron-

tation before the officer was able to control him, according to the report. According to the MPD, Washington was attempting to steal a laptop but abandoned it when he saw the police officer. No one was injured, and the suspect was taken into custody.

ally not about money.” “Offering them a signing bonus versus paying for them to come visit during the summer where they can really get a taste of what the environment is like and interact with faculty is probably a more effective way of spending money,” said Hamers.

According to Hamers, the chemistry department has worked to recruit underrepresented minorities at the faculty level to have as role models for students. “We try to be sure that we are doing a good job representing what the face of the U.S. looks like,” Hamers said.


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Build support inside campus community By Sapir Sasson PROMOTING AWARENESS, VICTIM EMPOWERMENT

Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment is dedicated to preventing sexual assault, dating violence and stalking on campus through education and activism. PAVE maintains that it is the university’s responsibility to ensure that every student on campus has access to a quality education, including victims of sexual assault and dating violence. Thus, it is crucial that the university takes the issue of sexual violence seriously and does everything in its power to ensure victims’ needs are met so that their education is not compromised. While PAVE believes that the university makes great efforts to be responsive to victims’ needs, we also feel it is important for these efforts to be consistently and continually evaluated to ensure that students receive the utmost support on campus. That said, victims of sexual assault experience serious longterm physiological and psychological effects, and each victim’s experience is unique. PAVE strongly encourages victims to choose their own paths for recovery, and this may or may not involve reporting to authorities. Nonetheless, a victim’s choice to report the assault is a significant one, and UW-Madison is lucky to have various resources offered to victims of sexual assault, both on campus and in the community, that are dedicated to helping victims in any way possible. In light of recent articles published by National Public Radio and the Center for Public Integrity, PAVE would like to call attention to the resources offered by PAVE and other campus/community organizations; PAVE feels its partnership with these campus resources has been, and continues to be, benefi-

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cial to victims. The Student Assistance and Judicial Affairs unit within the Offices of the Dean of Students provides access to the student disciplinary process and assists with safety planning, reporting options, academic concerns and other issues the victim may have. They also work closely with other campus/community resources such as the Rape Crisis Center, Meriter Hospital’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, University Health Services and University of Wisconsin Police Department. These resources work collaboratively to provide the services that best cater to each victim’s individual needs. Despite all well-intentioned efforts to meet the needs of victims, at times, as demonstrated in the CPI report, these services may not meet victims’ needs or expectations. In these unfortunate instances, it is important to acknowledge victims’ experiences and to utilize their feedback as a means to continually evaluate the effectiveness of current services. While there are challenges that need to be resolved to address sexual assaults, we, as a campus community, are ultimately responsible for preventing these crimes and for holding perpetrators accountable. PAVE and its campus partners will continue to work together to implement the most effective preventative and educational measures and to support victims on this campus. Sapir Sasson is the media advocate for PAVE. This article was written as a collaboration of PAVE staff. If you have any questions, please contact uwpavechair@gmail. com or stop by the AVE office at the Student Activity Center, office #3147. Please send other responses to opinion@dailycardinal.com.

Throughout history, antiSemitism has manifested in a spectrum of different ways— hatred and discrimination against the Jewish people have taken the form of a simple exchange of words, a catastrophic genocide like the Holocaust and everything in between. You can imagine my horror early Wednesday morning while on the Badger Herald’s website I discovered an advertisement for the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust. This advertisement is linked to the website of Holocaust denier Bradley Smith. Exploring Jewish history on a trip to Eastern Europe in 2007, I walked through many concentration camps, including Auschwitz-Birkenau and Treblinka. My strongest memories are of my visit to Majdanek, on the outskirts of Lublin. This Nazi concentration camp operated from October 1941 to July 1944. Madjanek is unique as it is known as the best-preserved concentration camp of the Holocaust. The Nazis did not have time to destroy the evidence. In quite possibly the most horrifying experience of my life, the guide explained that the gas chambers could be up and running in about 48 hours. Millions of lives were tragically ended due to blind hatred. After leaving Poland, I knew it was my responsibility to tell this story and keep the memory

of the six million Jews whose lives were taken at the hands of the Nazis. Thursday evening, Jason Smathers, editor-in-chief of The Badger Herald, responded to the placement of the advertisement. While he acknowledged the false nature of the claims made by the CODOH, he also maintained that the advertisement would remain on the Badger Herald website. The media kits for both The Daily Cardinal and The Badger Herald state that the newspapers reserve the right to reject any ad deemed libelous or offensive. The CODOH advertisement is offensive content, and despite the Herald’s own guidelines it continues to be displayed. Both student newspapers have a responsibility to the campus community to adhere to their own principles as well as to maintain journalistic integrity. I believe in the benefits of an open marketplace of ideas; however, an advertisement is not an opinion piece. The Badger Herald chose to associate its name with the CODOH and in turn chose to connect their readers—the campus community—to a website promoting the denial of the Holocaust. This incident has reinforced my vow to tell the story of the Holocaust and to educate others. After all, it is the silence of the global community that allowed the Holocaust to con-

tinue. I recognize that Jews are not uniquely the targets of intolerance and discrimination. Hatred based on racial, ethnic, religious, sexual or political affiliation resonates with everyone in the campus community. I urge campus and community members to be sensitive to intolerance and discrimination in our everyday lives. We all have a responsibility to take action. As a student, a journalist, a storyteller and a proud Jew, I challenge our student newspapers to uphold their commitment and integrity as journalists—to always seek the truth and to always provide a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Allowing the Holocaust denial advertisements is completely at odds with these goals. I call upon both student publications to reflect, reconsider and remember the terrible lessons of the Holocaust. As well, I hope that in the future the staff at The Badger Herald and The Daily Cardinal will reflect, reconsider and remember the importance of ethics in journalism.

—Rachel Racoosin UW-Madison Student

Credit CARD Act necessary to remove ambiguity from terms and conditions QI GU opinion columnist

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fter the federal Credit CARD Act went into effect last Monday, a similar bill focusing specifically on students has also hit the floor of the Wisconsin state Senate. Despite the goodwill behind it, the bill’s content, which is similar to its federal counterpart’s, brings up the question of legislative redundancy. Meanwhile, there are many other ways to protect holders of both credit and debit cards. If the intention of lawmakers goes beyond a mere nod to the federal government’s sweeping reform, exploring initiatives in these areas will be more worthwhile. The Senate bill has two key elements. Banks could no longer induce college students to sign a credit card contract by offering tangible items such as T-shirts. If students are under 21, they would either need a cosigner or

have to prove their own ability to make monthly payments. Interestingly, these rules are also part of the federal Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act. Besides those rules, the act goes on to offer probably the most effective protection to cardholders: If a transaction will take you over your credit limit, the card company will have to turn it down unless you have a prior agreement with them to allow overdrafts. As we can see here, it has already covered all the main issues addressed in the state bill.

One big problem is how little card holders are informed about their credit cards.

Now one thing to note is that even with the Credit CARD Act, holders are not guaranteed a safe harbor. After it was passed, banks raised their interest rates in droves. For example, the so-called

“best student credit card,” the Citi Forward Card for College Students, currently has a variable interest rate that may go above 17 percent. This immediately imposes a formidable burden on anyone who dares to lose track of their account. If state reforms in this regard already look past due, there are areas where the Legislature could still make a difference. One big problem is how little card holders are informed about their credit cards. What is its interest rate? Its grace period? Does it come with overdraft protection? Unless you go the extra mile to seek answers, these questions will be totally omitted in your banker’s glazed talk. It’s not until a red balance sheet chases you down that you taste the dirty side of the credit card business. If state lawmakers could mandate the effective delivery of basic information about credit cards, card holders, especially college students who are among the most vulnerable to freebies, could avoid many losses. Another area Wisconsin could look at is debit cards. Contrary to popular belief, they are much

riskier than credit cards. When consumers sign up for a debit card, one thing left out of the warm Q and A session is overdraft protection. It issues the cardholder an instant loan if the account is overdrawn.

Calls for debit card reform are becoming louder, especially after the passage of the Credit CARD Act.

But if the balance is not paid off quickly, people would still have to pay the high overdraft fee. Currently the overdraft policy varies from bank to bank. Many banks do not provide the protection that comes automatically with the contract. Holders have to ask for it or make sure the bank does not allow overdraft at all. Many consumers are not aware of this function, and banks hardly give out such important information voluntarily. On the other hand, even if a

debit account is not overdrawn, holders could find it impossible to complete transactions or worse still, we end up bouncing checks. This is nerve-racking for any consumer. If you have only $50 on your debit card and you’re pumping in $10 of gas, a sixty dollar block before the transaction begins could immediately plunge your account into the overdraft bog. Again, nothing has been done about it. Calls for debit-card reform are becoming louder, especially after the passage of the Credit CARD Act. But no major moves have been taken so far. In fact, issues on overdraft protection and transaction processing all deserve lawmakers’ second thought. If state lawmakers look beyond the new Credit CARD Act, they will find many more concerns that still remain to be addressed. The federal act should just be a catalyst for the local government. I am expecting more indepth answers. Qi Gu is a junior majoring in journalism. We welcome any and all feedback. Please send responses to opinion@dailycardinal.com.


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Mumford & Sons show it’s hip to be folk Kevin Mahoney

accessible as a genre, illustrated in the outstanding popularity of Slightly more folk and slight- Mumford’s single “Little Lion ly less indie-pop than Noah and Man.” Mumford & Sons draw the Whale, Mumford & Sons away from folk music on a couple came onto the music scene of tracks by evading the bare bones after backing folk artist, Laura instrumental nature of classic folk Marling. Their debut album, music. There is a hint of Beirut’s Sigh No More, the name extracted grandiose brass instrumental music from Shakespeare’s romantically on the delightfully infectious track charged play, “Much Ado About “Winter Winds,” which is someNothing,” is a whirlwind of what a splice of The Decemberists romantic regret and confession. and Beirut. However, they also The overarching theme of the embrace the folk genre with the album is an unabashed declara- aptly named Country Winston, tion of repentance toward a past shredding on his banjo in “The lover. This Cave” and “White CD REVIEW theme may Blank Page.” seem cliché, Virtually but Marcus every track on the Mumford album includes makes it swelling crescendos and soothing appealing lulls of musical both through power, reminishis clever cent of Arcade analogies and Fire. Ironically, his rough, the band failed to howling voice. Sigh No More apply this musical Mumford Mumford & ebb and flow to draws on two Sons the structure of the main sources album. The album for his lyrics: has no troughs or crests—it is religion and farming. The album begins, “Serve God static. Granted, it is at least stable love me and men” from the title at a point above average, but it fails track. The “Sigh No More” theme to progress throughout. Although continues throughout, usually rela- there is no weak track on the entire ing religious apathy to romantic album, there is also no variety.It’s as apathy. The slightly more novel, if they mastered this specific form pastoral theme appears in “Dust and are unable to deviate, leaving Bowl Dance” and “The Cave,” the album repetitive and predictreferring to “barren land” and “the able. Each track taken on its own is harvest,” respectively. Farming, very impressive, but after a couple religion and the band’s old-timey of tracks it feels like you have hardware store owner name, all listened to the same song over and combine to create the ideal rustic over again, and you say to yourself, folk aesthetic the band is proud to “What is this, Jack Johnson?” Mumford & Sons are comrepresent. This four-piece band reflects ing at an opportune time for a surge of folk obsession in the their genre, and granted some indie music world, driving hip- ingenuity with their song strucsters to hypothetically join in ture, some growth in Marcus barn dances and jump into jigs Mumford’s storytelling abiliwhile holding jugs labeled “XXX.” ties, and using a harmnonica. Mumford & Sons’ foot-stamping I foresee big things for these music blends folk and rock music, four twenty-something kids effectively making folk music more from London. THE DAILY CARDINAL

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Horror film enthusiasts may be prompted to take drastic measures (as pictured) against ‘The Crazies,’ because of the film’s clichéd tactics such as quick scares and unrealistic rescues.

‘Crazies’ relies on clichés By Lisa Robleski THE DAILY CARDINAL

For anyone who loves a good zombie movie, George Romero’s name has become practically synonymous with the living dead. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the new release “The Crazies,” a remake of Romeo’s 1973 film by the same name, gives off the vibe of just another film infected by the zombie craze. Fortunately, it’s not. The film opens on a small Iowa town that has been disrupted by the unusual behavior of a few of its residents. Shortly after the incidents begin, sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) and deputy Russell Clank (Joe Anderson) receive word that a plane may have crashed in the area. Convinced that there has to be a connection, the two officers take a boat onto the nearby river and find the wreckage hidden below the water’s surface. Sheriff Dutton knows that the water from the river is connected to the town’s water supply and is sure that whatever was on the plane is somehow the cause of the town residents’ increasing insanity. The majority of screen time is spent following Olyphant, Anderson, and Radha Mitchell, in

the role of Dutton’s wife Judy, as they attempt to escape the town from the crazies and the army that rolls in to exterminate anyone perceived as a potential plaguespreader. Despite the fact that the plight of the infected town is far from original, this film stays fresh by maintaining a quick pace and likeable characters. With a resume that includes films such as “Pitch Black” and “Silent Hill,” Mitchell does an excellent job in the lead female role and helps to carry the high level of tension that the film holds from beginning to end. On the other hand, “The

It leaves you feeling as if Eisner wasn’t willing to trust in the power of suspense as a method for generating fear.

Crazies” is director Breck Eisner’s first feature-length film, and in this case, it shows. Horror is not an easy genre to master. There are many points in the film where Eisner relies on cliché tactics to achieve a quick scare or save the characters from a particularly

sticky situation. One instance of this is when Mitchell is taking one last, long look at a room in her home before leaving when the camera pans to reveal a crazy standing, ready to attack, behind her. Armed with a gun, the crazy forces her into a chair and ties her up. Stuck in a position with no way out, it would seem as though this time, not unlike the three other similar no-way-out situations that have previously happened, Mitchell has to be doomed. But luckily for her, Anderson spots the situation and shoots the crazy down at the last second, again. Eisner provides so many surprise-scare moments and last-second takedowns that for some it may change the film from wellpaced and suspenseful to gimmicky and predictable. It leaves you feeling as if Eisner isn’t willing to trust in the power of suspense as a method for generating fear. Those who do not watch a lot of horror movies will probably be able to forgive these cheap scares and appreciate the film’s overall tense mood. People who are fans of horror, though, may be disappointed and need not worry about seeing the film before it leaves theaters.

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he resurgence of world America’s premier songwriters; music has situated Paul perhaps his biggest landmark Simon’s Graceland as an on the music landscape, though instrumental reference for con- not his most beautiful, protemporary audiophiles, the new vocative or entertaining. Pet Sounds. It also G ra c e l a n d ’s popularity and won the Grammy significance Award for Album is a victim of of the Year in Simon’s lack of 1986, was immediately heralded a “rock star” as introducing persona. In the the world music ’70s—which scene to mainwas more Graceland stream music than necesPaul Simon sary in a radiand continues to cally expanding receive universal music scene—it was important critical reverence. However, the Culture Clüb, to bring attention to his dense, songwriting. though appreciative of the hyper-literate piece of work as a classic in Therefore his significance as a American songwriting, sees it musician remained hidden until as one chapter in the long, it became superficial and stark continuing career of one of enough to demand the music

world’s spotlight. That is not to say Graceland is not deserving of acclaim. “Homeless” and “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” were ingenious in taking African hymns and acclimating them to pop music. While this had been dabbled in before (i.e. genres with African-American roots such as jazz and soul), Simon brings the conventions aesthetically to the forefront with such disregard that it transforms the pop music, forcing it to adapt rather than to submit to typical pop conventions. What’s more, Simon took country bass to build his world music sound around, while Vampire Weekend and contemporaries take a pop or slightly punk bass path, which leads them to a safer, more conven-

tional sound. There’s merit here, enough to make today’s plethora of comparisons slightly insulting to Simon.

Graceland’s popularity and significance is a victim of Simon’s lack of a “rock star” persona.

But what makes the comparisons even more insulting is that Simon’s career prior to Graceland can stand alone to blow any of his potential contemporary peers out of the water. “Mother and Child Reunion” was one of the first pop songs to turn to reggae. “Kodachrome” is still

one of the catchiest pop tunes ever written. “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” sounds uncannily familiar upon first listen and “Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard” is just plain, innocent fun perfectly expressed through music. Simon played pop songs like he were playing a game of Pictionary. Turn after turn he paints perfect pictures with unparalleled descriptiveness where others struggle to sketch their sound. But just because he decided to give one of his go-rounds an innovative theme does not mean the rest should be forgotten with time. Rather, it needs to be used as a gateway leading listeners toward a discovery of one of the most talented, literary songwriters in pop music history.

Culture Clüb consists of Daily Cardinal staff members looking to revisit albums of the past and evaluate their cultural significance today. Do you have any album recommendations you think Culture Clüb should examine? Send them to arts@dailycardinal.com.

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ACROSS Anti-DWI org. “___ my words” Garden border tool Gold medal-winning skater Kulik Multivitamin mineral Procrastinate Dull and uninteresting Groove cut into a board “Laughing” scavenger of Africa Chicken, so to speak After dark, poetically An amino acid Tablecloth material Long-eared beasts of burden It’s a chinch Longest Swiss river (Var.) Draws with acid Green plum “___ or lose ...” (part of a fitness motto) “Arabian Nights” menace Travel by bike “Sanford and Son” actor Foxx Name on a book jacket Younger, as a brother

47 Under optimum conditions 49 Purse part 51 Course 53 First-generation Japanese immigrants 57 Digit that may be big 59 Combat award 62 Cause euphoria 64 Dash of panache 65 Eye layer 66 Choir’s platform 67 Smallest postage hike 68 “... which nobody can ___” 69 Classroom jottings 70 Little fellows 71 Appreciative verses DOWN 1 Prophetic woman 2 Where you can hear pins drop 3 Cockpit array 4 National flower of Mexico 5 Corn Belt locale 6 ___ Republic of Egypt 7 Outlasted (with “out”) 8 Small natural mound 9 Flammable gas used in welding 10 Twelve-hour period 11 Legal-tender bill, slangily 12 Atlantic bird

13 “Sleepless in Seattle” star 21 First appearance, as of symptoms 22 Ad-___ (improvises) 26 Envelope-pushing 28 Unbleached hue 29 Scoring attempts 31 Citrus hybrid 32 Turned to the right 33 Enveloping glow 34 Words before “of rules” or “of china” 35 Robin, e.g. 37 It’s genuine in Germany 40 Prefix with “logical” 42 Computer headache 44 Westernmost Aleutian island 45 Familiarizes with new surroundings 48 Building custodians 50 Prefix meaning “bogus” 52 In a vertical position 54 Having roof overhangs 55 “Flashdance” singer Cara 56 ___ the course (perseveres) 57 Certain seabird 58 Dish of many ingredients 60 “Do it just for me,” e.g. 61 Ocean’s end 63 It’s supportive to golfers

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Wisconsin downs Marquette, falls to William & Mary By Emma Condon THE DAILY CARDINAL

The Wisconsin women’s tennis team split another weekend series, earning a 5-2 victory over Marquette Saturday and falling 3-4 to No. 51 William & Mary Sunday. “A win today would have been great for the program,” head coach Brian Fleishman said. “It would have put us in the rankings. It would have built some confidence going into playing Northwestern. We needed that, but we’ll give them confidence in practice.” The lady Badgers, who lost to William & Mary (5-6) on the road last year, split doubles wins at positions No. 1 and 2 but tipped the point in their favor with a tiebreak victory from senior Katya Mirnova and sophomore Angela Chupa. At No. 3 the pair was unable to shut down the Tribe on a match point at 8-7 but got it done when they came back from a four-point deficit to take the match and point 9-8(4). Moving into singles play, the Badgers quickly extended their lead to 2-0 with a victory from one of three vibrant new additions, freshman Hannah Berner. At No. 4 she dismissed

hockey from page 8 captains and fellow goal-scorers to the people lower down the lineup who had not previously put pucks in the net. That’s exactly what they got, though, and that’s why they left Michigan Tech with a pair of wins. “When you lose a guy like Blake ... everyone has to step up, and I feel like we did that tonight, and that’s a sign of a mature hockey team,” senior forward Aaron Bendickson said. Bendickson was one of the top contributors to Wisconsin’s win Saturday, scoring a pair of goals as his linemates—senior forward John Mitchell and junior forward Patrick Johnson—racked up points. The Badgers’ third line of Bendickson, Mitchell and Johnson had come under scrutiny this year for not producing the way they should have through most of the season, but in the past few weeks they have taken a much bigger role in the scoring attack. Mitchell said it was just a matter of time until the three of them would start scoring. Given the way he and Bendickson connected on the passes that led to Bendickson’s two goals, however, you could be forgiven for thinking the two of them were some of the Badgers’ more prolific goalscorers all season. “We’ve had the chemistry, we’ve been getting the chances, we just haven’t been able to find the back of the net,” Mitchell said. “It was nice to get rewarded tonight.” Eaves said he was happy to see the third line provide the team with much-needed offensive help in the close series. “We said coming into this weekend that, not having Blake Geoffrion in our lineup, other gentlemen would have to step up and those two guys were the guys tonight,” he said of Mitchell and Bendickson. If Saturday’s game was about less high-profile Wisconsin stars stepping up to replace Geoffrion’s impact, Friday’s was a matter of the Badgers’ other big scorers filling his shoes. Senior forward Ben Street and junior defenseman Brendan Smith both scored

freshman Nina Vulovich 6-2, 6-2. “I think my movement is what’s really getting me the wins right now,” Berner said. “I feel like I could play all day.” The next three matches to finish broke for the Tribe, and they assumed the lead 3-2 with victories at No. 1, 2 and 6, making the remaining two matches in progress must-wins for the Badgers. Junior Jessica Seyferth dropped an early lead to lose her first set in a tiebreak and slipped up in the second to give up the point 6(6)-7, 3-6. As the first to four points, the Tribe won the match with the victory at No. 3, but Badger sophomore Aleksandra Markovic came out on top of junior Lauren Sabacinski 7-5, 7-6(5) and held the result to 4-3 in favor of William & Mary. Although Wisconsin was unable to hold off William & Mary, it tallied a win Saturday over Marquette (8-6) 5-2 and advanced to an overall record of 4-8 this weekend. Against Marquette, they notched a doubles point, as well as singles wins down the middle of the line-up at positions 2, 3, 4 and 5. “The matches were close yesterday at Marquette, and we really used what Friday, Street with a five-hole goal in the second and Smith with a rocket from the point that helped seal the win. Goal-scoring wasn’t the only place Wisconsin missed Geoffrion, however, or the only place where another teammate played his part well. Senior forward Andy Bohmbach was active on the penalty kill, swarming Michigan Tech’s attack and keeping the Huskies from converting on any of their nine chances in the series. Bohmbach added two goals of his own Saturday, one that bounced off his leg and in and another into an empty net. Sophomore forward Derek Stepan said the fact that so many players were there to take on the various roles Geoffrion fulfilled shows the team’s depth and strength. “It’s a maturity thing—as a team, when your leading goal-scorer goes down, you need to have guys step up,” Stepan said. “And that’s exactly what happened tonight.”

we did at [ITA] indoors, the butt kicking that we took,” Fleishman said. “That’s what got us over the top.” After six weeks of dual play, the women will take a breather next weekend before Northwestern March 13, but for Fleishman the break is an opportunity to tighten practice routines. “The girls are thinking they’ve done enough because they’re doing what’s asked of them, and now what they have to do is they have to play with some extra time,” Fleishman said. “That’s going to make them respect the game a little bit more and make them realize when we get in this situation, we can actually win these matches.” The disappointment against William & Mary spelled a missed opportunity for Fleishman, who seemed confident the result could just have easily gone the other way and given them their first victory over a ranked opponent this season. “They know we had an opportunity today, and they know they put themselves in a position to win,” Fleishman said. “Now they realize ... we need to do more work. I hope that’s what they realize. That’s what I realize.”

basketball from page 8 this Friday. Wisconsin grabbed the tempo and momentum early on, but Iowa stole it away down the stretch in the first half. The Badgers failed to score in the final two minutes of the first half, and Iowa sunk a critical 3-pointer at the buzzer to go into the locker room up 33-21. Although the Badgers came out more focused on both ends of the ball in the second half, there was no stopping the 3-point shooting of the Hawkeyes. Iowa finished the evening with 11 3-pointers, while the Badgers managed just five in the contest. However, with just under eight minutes to play, sophomore guard Jade Davis hit a 3-point shot that brought the Badgers within four of the Hawkeyes. On its next possession, Iowa traveled, resulting in a turnover. Although the Badgers were unable to score immediately after the ensuing timeout,

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Junior Jessica Seyferth dropped her singles match against William & Mary as the Tribe defeated Wisconsin Sunday.

on their next trip down, Iowa turned the ball over to D’Alie, who drove down for the layup to bring Wisconsin within just two. On their next possession, junior forward Tara Steinbauer hit a shot for two of her 11 points to bring the game to a tie. For the remaining six minutes, both teams traded baskets. With 19 seconds left and the Badgers down by two, sophomore forward Anya Covington went to the line and sunk both shots to tie the game. Iowa had an open look to win the game on the other end but failed to convert, sending the match into overtime. D’Alie struck first in extra time and appeared to put the Badgers up by four with 3:54 remaining, but was called for a charge instead. That call seemed to shift the momentum back to the Hawkeyes, as Wisconsin managed just four points in overtime, falling in for the second time this season to Iowa.

On her final game at the Kohl Center as a Badger, D’Alie led the team with 15 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Gant finished with seven points. “They are great student-athletes that represent our university with the utmost class,” head coach Lisa Stone said of Gant and D’Alie. “I’m proud to have known them and coached them and to consider them friends.” Additionally, junior guard Alyssa Karel, who had scored in double digits the past nine games coming into Sunday night’s contest and needed just 13 points to reach 1,000 in her career, managed only four on the evening. Although Senior Night ended in disappointment, D’Alie, Gant and the rest of the team have plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks. When asked if her team deserved a spot in the NCAA Tournament, Stone had a simple response: “Absolutely.”


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Badgers sweep Michigan Tech for the second time RECAP By Nico Savidge THE DAILY CARDINAL

HOUGHTON, Mich.— Looking only at the last time Wisconsin faced off against Michigan Tech, at the Kohl Center Dec. 4 and 5, you might think a pair of close wins at John MacInnes arena would be disappointing. Despite being obliterated by the Badgers the last time they met, getting outscored 14-2, Michigan Tech put up a better fight in an emotional final home series for their seniors, testing the Badger offense that was without its top scorer and frustrating junior goaltender Scott Gudmandson. Wisconsin stood tall in the test, however, and emerged with a pair of WCHA wins that secured it sole possession of second place in the conference. Head coach Mike Eaves said he was extremely pleased with the way his team responded to the resurgent Huskies. “I don’t care if a team’s got five wins, 10 wins, 20 wins, it’s hard to win in somebody else’s building,” Eaves said after the sweep-clinching victory Saturday night. One of the factors that put Wisconsin’s sweep in doubt was the shaky play of Gudmandson Friday night. Coming into the series, Eaves had said he would give both Gudmandson and fellow junior goaltender Brett Bennett a chance to start in the two games against

Michigan Tech. However, despite a poor, if improving, performance from Gudmandson Friday, Eaves gave him the nod Saturday night and was not disappointed. Gudmandson allowed two firstperiod goals in the opener, one on a deflection and the other when he could not corral the rebound from a high shot and the Huskies punched it in. He appeared hesitant when playing the puck throughout the first two periods but seemed to regain his confidence in the third, making some good saves that helped Wisconsin pull away and take the win. “I don’t care if a team’s got five wins, 10 wins, 20 wins, it’s hard to win in somebody else’s building.” Mike Eaves head coach UW men’s hockey

“They got a little momentum, and I think that’s when Guddy made some really good saves that kept it 4-2 instead of 4-3, and that was an important part of the game for us,” Eaves said Friday. “We might be talking in a different tone if we didn’t have Guddy make those saves.” On the other side of the ice, freshman Husky goaltender Kevin Genoe was impressive but ultimate-

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ly could not keep up with the relentless Badger attack. Wisconsin fired 63 shots on goal Friday night, and although Genoe kept the Badgers at bay for most of the game, they wore him down and scored three thirdperiod goals to take the win. “He was solid pipe to pipe, he did everything he needed to keep his team in it,” said sophomore forward Derek Stepan, who assisted on two Wisconsin goals. Eaves said he was proud of the way his team didn’t get frustrated with Genoe’s performance and stayed with the patient game plan. “I thought our team showed a lot of maturity in not pressing, not trying to go outside the lines and do something that they thought they had to be a hero,” Eaves said. “We stayed with the plan and stayed persistent and were rewarded for it.” It was a surprise to see Gudmandson listed in front of Bennett the next day, but Eaves said he liked the way his confidence improved in the third period of Friday’s win and decided to give him the start. Gudmandson was solid in net Saturday, making more crucial saves to keep Wisconsin in control as the Badgers again came alive with a trio of third-period goals to take another 5-2 win. Wisconsin will now prepare for a road series with Border Battle rival Minnesota next weekend in the Badgers’ final series of the regular season.

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Sophomore forward Jordy Murray and the Badgers had no problem succeeding this weekend without senior forward Blake Geoffrion.

Wisconsin doesn’t miss a beat without Geoffrion ANALYSIS By Nico Savidge THE DAILY CARDINAL

HOUGHTON, Mich.—It’s not easy to replace the leading goalscorer in the WCHA, or the player who quarterbacks your power play, or the one who harasses opposing offenses on the penalty kill, or the person who takes (and wins) a great deal of your faceoffs, or one of the team’s captains. You could argue it’s even harder

when losing one player means losing all of those things. But that is the situation Wisconsin was faced with as senior forward Blake Geoffrion stayed at home this weekend, kept out of the team’s road series with Michigan Tech after suffering a concussion in last Saturday’s win over St. Cloud State. The Badgers would need players on all four lines to make up for Geoffrion’s absence, from his cohockey page 7

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Season comes crashing to an end with sweep By Ryan Evans THE DAILY CARDINAL

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Senior guard Rae Lin D’Alie and the Badgers will now focus on the Big Ten Tournament after playing their final regular-season game.

UW falls in overtime to Iowa By Mark Bennett THE DAILY CARDINAL

In a game featuring a wide range of emotions, the largest crowd of the season and postseason tournament seedings on the line, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team played one of its most thrilling contests of the year Sunday evening. The Badgers, featuring guards Rae Lin D’Alie and Teah Gant on Senior Night, played in front of over 11,000 fans at the Kohl

Center, taking the game right down to the line, but eventually lost to the Iowa Hawkeyes in overtime, 68-60. With the loss, the Badgers complete their Big Ten season in a tie for third place—impressive for a team picked to finish 10th. Additionally, the team grabs the fourth seed in the Big Ten Tournament and plays Purdue basketball page 7

The Wisconsin women’s hockey team came into this weekend’s first-round, best-of-three WCHA playoff series with Ohio State with hopes of extending its season. With their NCAA hopes hanging by a thread, the Badgers needed a good run in the WCHA Tournament to have a chance at the NCAAs. But that did not materialize, as their season came to an end with two heartbreaking defeats. In the first game, the Badgers came out flying and quickly built a two-goal lead. Five minutes into the game, senior forward Jasmine Giles fired a shot from the left circle, and sophomore Brooke Ammerman capitalized on the rebound to put the Badgers up one early. Freshman forward Breann Frykas extended the lead seven minutes later on a shot from the right faceoff circle. But Ohio State came roaring back in the second period. On a power play 11 minutes in, Buckeye sophomore forward Laura McIntosh found fellow sophomore forward Natalie Spooner on the doorstep to cut the Badger lead in half. Ohio State tied the game six minutes later when Spooner scored on a shot from the right faceoff circle for her second tally. The game went scoreless

through the third period, sending the two teams to suddendeath overtime. Two and a half minutes into the extra frame, Ohio State freshman forward Paige Semenza cleared the puck to the front of the net and found a waiting Spooner, who fired it top-right for the game-winner. The following night the Badgers faced a do-or-die situation. Win, and they would play another day; lose, and their season would be over. Early on it didn’t look good as Ohio State got out to a quick start thanks to freshman forward Hokey Langan. Six minutes in, Langan beat Wisconsin senior goalie Alannah McCready through the five-hole on a shot from the top of the slot for her first goal. Langan struck again six minutes later on a power play on a shot from the top of the right faceoff circle. Wisconsin responded two minutes later on a power play when freshman defenseman Alev Kelter ripped a shot from the point that found its way through heavy traffic for the goal. Then with just over a minute left in the period, and again on a power play, Ammerman passed the puck from behind the net and found Giles on the doorstep for the equalizer.

The game remained tied until the third period when Langan earned a hat trick on a backhand from the top of the slot 16 seconds into the period. With just over a minute left to play and the goalie pulled, Giles slid the puck to the front of the net and found senior forward Kyla Sanders for the gametying goal, and for a second straight night, the two teams headed to overtime. But the night again ended in disappointment for the Badgers. Three and a half minutes into OT, Ohio State senior forward Raelyn LaRocque took the puck at the blue line, came in on a breakaway, and fired a shot past McCready for the game-winner that ended the Badgers’ season. After the game, coaches and players reflected on the season. “All of our recent seasons have ended at the Frozen Four, so this is tough,” Giles said. “We had a lot of new players this year, and a whole new coaching staff, and we weren’t able to overcome that.” “We talked about how losing can help you understand what it takes to win,” interim head coach Tracey DeKeyser said. “The great teams are consistent in all ways of the game. We were inconsistent for a majority of the season, and that’s why we didn’t achieve the level of success we wanted to.”

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