Issuu on Google+

Mifflin resident welcomes derelict partycrashers in today’s quipping ‘Campus Briefs’ FAKE NEWS

l

PAGE 2

Magic Lanterns and local bands highlight monthly Project Lodge show ARTS

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Human Ecology Building renovation begins Friday

MADISON VARIETY SHOW GIVES VINTAGE VIBE Complete campus coverage since 1892

l

dailycardinal.com

Why don’t you tell me ‘bout the Mystery Dance?

The Daily Cardinal

Construction begins on the renovations planned for the School of Human Ecology building this Friday at 3:30 p.m. The new facility will extend into what was previously the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, as well as the oncampus Preschool Laboratory.

Doris Green, the School of Human Ecology’s university relations specialist, points to the convenience of joining the three programs as the main benefit. ecology page 3

lorenzo zemella/The Daily cardinal

UW Madison hip-hop dance crew Hypnotiq performed their final set of the year in the Great Hall of Memorial Union for free Tuesday night.

Mifflin St. neighborhood looks toward block party By Beth Pickhard The Daily Cardinal

Biden supports Wall Street reform bill while visiting UWM By Ariel Shapiro The Daily Cardinal

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spoke at UW-Milwaukee Tuesday to promote a new financial reform bill that they said would benefit the middle class. “Something needs to change on Wall Street,” Biden said. “Things have gotten out of control. I don’t care whether you are a Democrat, Republican, conservative or liberal. I doubt anybody thinks that the status quo ante is BIDEN acceptable.” The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act proposes extensive regulation of the finance industry, more effective reorganizing of failing financial institutions and the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency. “This is an important cause,” Geithner said. “This requires reform. Not small change at biden page 3

Alcohol law concerns local business owners By Taylor Curley

The Daily Cardinal

Doris Green relations specialist School of Human Ecology

PAGE 5

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

By Erin McGlynn

“[The School of Human Ecology] hasn’t had a major renovation or addition since 1953.”

l

City officials met with residents of the Mifflin Street neighborhood Tuesday to address issues that may arise during Saturday’s annual block party. Capt. Mary Schauf of the Madison Police Department said safety is the MPD’s number one message for residents and attendees. She said safety concerns include overcrowding of balconies, falls and over-consumption of alcohol. According to Schauf, most arrests come from ordinance violations. She said about 100 cita-

tions are issued each year for having open alcoholic beverages on city property. “The reason why so many people are arrested year in and year out is open containers on sidewalks.” Mary Schauf captain Madison Police Department

“The reason why so many people are arrested year in and year out is open containers on

sidewalks,” she said. Schauf said although officers have discretion over arrests and citations, those hosting parties and their guests should obey the rules. “We want [residents and MPD officers] to be mutually responsible at the end of the day so everybody will be safe and happy,” she said. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said private property vending would not be allowed this year. He said only vendors who have registered in advance and paid for a spot will be allowed to sell mifflin page 3

Kyle Bursaw/Cardinal file photo

Downtown business owners spoke disapprovingly of the Alcohol License Density Ordinance during a meeting on Tuesday, addressing the 365-day rule and calling for changes to the ordinance. Under the 365-day rule, which was temporarily repealed in April, landlords have only 365 days to find a new tenant for the building after losing their current tenant if they wish to retain the alcohol license for the property. The attendees of the meeting were concerned with this rule and wanted to make the change permanent. According to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, the temporary repeal of the 365-day rule by the Alcohol License Review Committee resulted from the knowledge that ALDO was set to end in October. “[Ald.] Michael Schumacher [District 18] was quite adamant that he could only go along with the 365-day rule as long as it was guaranteed that it was only repealed between now and October,” he said. Verveer said the downturn in the economy was also taken into consideration. The ALRC is concerned with changes to ALDO, Mary Carbine, head of Madison’s Central Business Improvement District Board, said. She said the ALRC wants numbers and finite benchmarks, not vague licenses and regulations. “It’s quite clear there are many ALRC members … [that] are not interested in these changes,” Verveer said. “I think the ALRC will be very cautious in terms of any amendments to ALDO.” Board members unanimously voted to ask the board for possible changes to ALDO before the renewal process starts in October. Besides the dissatisfaction with the 365-day rule, the business owners were also concerned with the rules that apply to exceptional circumstances, which include establishments that are not taverns, restaurants or liquor stores. Verveer said the logic behind this section of the ordinance is to encompass establishments that don’t fit into the category of a tavern or restaurant. These establishments may only have a maximum of 25 percent of their gross annual revenue aldo page 3

“…the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”


page two 2

l

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

An independent student newspaper, serving the University of Wisconsin-Madison community since 1892

TODAY: sunny hi 67º / lo 44º

dailycardinal.com/page-two

Jillian gets serious mileage out of crappy car

Volume 119, Issue 133

2142 Vilas Communication Hall 821 University Avenue Madison, Wis., 53706-1497 (608) 262-8000 l fax (608) 262-8100

JILLIAN LEVY one in a jillian

News and Editorial edit@dailycardinal.com Editor in Chief Charles Brace Managing Editor Ryan Hebel Campus Editor Kelsey Gunderson Grace Urban City Editor State Editor Hannah Furfaro Enterprise Editor Hannah McClung Associate News Editor Ashley Davis Senior News Reporters Alison Dirr Ariel Shapiro Robert Taylor Anthony Cefali Opinion Editors Todd Stevens Arts Editor Jacqueline O’Reilly Sports Editors Scott Kellogg Nico Savidge Page Two Editor Kevin Slane Features Editor Madeline Anderson Ben Pierson Life and Style Editor Photo Editors Isabel Álvarez Danny Marchewka Graphics Editors Caitlin Kirihara Natasha Soglin Multimedia Editor Jenny Peek Copy Chiefs Anna Jeon Kyle Sparks Justin Stephani Jake VIctor Copy Editors Maddie Yardley

Business and Advertising business@dailycardinal.com Business Manager Cole Wenzel Advertising Manager Katie Brown Accounts Receivable Manager Michael Cronin Billing Manager Mindy Cummings Senior Account Executive Ana Devcic Account Executives Mara Greenwald Kristen Lindsay, D.J. Nogalski Graphic Designer Mara Greenwald Web Director Eric Harris Marketing Director Mia Beeson Archivist Erin Schmidtke The Daily Cardinal is published weekdays and distributed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its surrounding community with a circulation of 10,000. The Daily Cardinal is a nonprofit organization run by its staff members and elected editors. It receives no funds from the university. Operating revenue is generated from advertising and subscription sales. Capital Newspapers, Inc. is the Cardinal’s printer. The Daily Cardinal is printed on recycled paper. The Cardinal is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. All copy, photographs and graphics appearing in The Daily Cardinal are the sole property of the Cardinal and may not be reproduced without written permission of the editor in chief. The Daily Cardinal accepts advertising representing a wide range of views. This acceptance does not imply agreement with the views expressed. The Cardinal reserves the right to reject advertisements judged offensive based on imagery, wording or both. Complaints: News and editorial complaints should be presented to the editor in chief. Business and advertising complaints should be presented to the business manager. Letters Policy: Letters must be typewritten, double-spaced and no longer than 200 words, including contact information. Letters may be sent to letters@dailycardinal.com.

Editorial Board Charles Brace Anthony Cefali Kathy Dittrich Ryan Hebel Nico Savidge Jamie Stark Todd Stevens Justin Stephani l

l

l

l

l

Board of Directors Vince Filak Cole Wenzel Joan Herzing Jason Stein Jeff Smoller Janet Larson Alex Kusters Charles Brace Katie Brown Melissa Anderson Jenny Sereno Terry Shelton Melissa Anderson l

l

l

l

l

l

© 2010, The Daily Cardinal Media Corporation ISSN 0011-5398

THURSDAY: rainy hi 73º / lo 57º

A

s graduation draws closer— terrifyingly close—and my departure from Wisconsin becomes more imminent, my yearlong effort to grow up and become a full-fledged, responsible adult becomes less about choice and more about necessity. Over the weekend, I decided the time had come to make a big step into adulthood: the purchase of a new car. After graduation I’m planning on moving across the country to Phoenix to begin a career as an elementary school teacher (and president of the “John McCain is the Sexiest U.S. Senator” club). Having a functioning car is a requirement and my previous set of wheels was lacking, to say the least. In fact, my old car has been a source of constant embarrassment and frustration since my dad handed me the keys nearly five years ago. Turning 16 and getting your driver’s license is an important rite

of passage that every American teen looks forward to. Unless you’re me and you know that your first car is such a piece that you chose not to get your license at all to avoid the humiliation. First of all, I know I’m shallow and I accept it. I should have been thrilled to get any car once obtaining my license, but when my dad informed me that I would be driving my grandmother’s old Ford Taurus, I almost died. Part tank and older than dirt, the Taurus was given to my sister and I after my grandmother died (probably of embarrassment from driving around in a turd-colored car). How the car was still running after all the curbs she barreled over and potholes she fearlessly took at 60 miles per hour is a miracle... or a cruel joke. And so when I turned 16, instead of being first in line at the DMV, I insisted on being driven around by my friends and father. Unfortunately, it turns out I’m just as annoying as I am shallow; so around six months after my birthday, they had all had about enough and I was given an ultimatum: Get a license or get walkin’. And I hate

to walk. I had to bite the bullet... It was Taurus time. At one time, so says my father, the Taurus was a luxury sedan. Traces of that claim remained: the velour seats, the expansive backseat... Okay, that’s all, but I do believe at one time it was a decent car. But that time ended in 1995. The Taurus was seemingly invented before the age of automatic locks or windows. It isn’t equipped with mirrors on its folddown visors nor—by the time I was named the proud owner—functioning interior lights. On the plus side, the Taurus was built in the era when all cars came equipped with cigarette lighters; and so if I was ever trapped in the dark, I did have a light source, albeit a small and relatively dangerous one. After the first thousand or so trees/light posts/stop signs I backed into, I realized there is absolutely no way to avoid damaging a car that’s approximately 25 feet in length. As a result, the Taurus has a somewhat tie-dyed exterior, a mix of other cars’ paint and yellow streaks from gas station poles. And the bumper is literally held together with pack-

ing tape—I decided it was classier than duct tape. Also, the Taurus can’t go any faster than 85 miles per hour and accelerates at the speed of a legless turtle, so highway driving was beyond terrifying. Maybe most fun of all was the broken wiper/ turn signal. If the wipers were running and I put on my right turn signal, they would freeze in place and stay frozen until the signal turned off. This always left me with the fun decision during rainstorms as to whether I wanted to use my turn signal or maintain any kind of visibility. My friends found these malfunctions to be absolutely comical, a sentiment I’ve never understood. Hopefully, $19,000 later, these issues are all in my past, but the memory of the Taurus is not something that can be easily erased from my memory. It’s hard to shake off the shame that accompanies driving a car that your friends nicknamed “The Beast.” Have a beastly car of your own? Want to share your hilarious horror stories with Jillian? E-mail her at jlevy2@wisc.edu... and keep your beater away from her pretty new ride.

Campus Briefs The best in fake news delivered in briefs for your reading pleasure Mifflin residents eager to allow intoxicated strangers into their homes next weekend In anticipation for the yearly street party this weekend, residents of Mifflin Street are cheerfully purchasing kegs and bottles of liquor to accommodate the estimated hundreds of complete strangers that will likely be showing up to their houses unannounced in just a few short days. “I’m really excited. I mean, this is the best party of the year. Me and my roommate Kyle already bought three kegs, and I even bought 10 Swiffer mops to soak up any urine on the floor just in case someone

I don’t know comes in, has a little too much to drink and decides to take a leak somewhere besides the bathroom,” said Mifflin resident and UWMadison senior Mike Kelvins. “Allowing random people that you have never met before into your home to drink, vomit on your carpet, urinate in your sink and possibly steal a shitload of precious valuables has been a Mifflin tradition for decades,” said Madison sociology professor Michele Lee. “And while not all strangers are sketchy, blacked-out thieves, my department estimates that up to 43 percent of all house-invading strangers during Mifflin are eager to defecate on their hosts’ bedsheets,”

Lee added. To ensure that this article remained fair and balanced, I was able to secure a brief interview with 26-year-old sketchy, alcoholic stranger Michael Enginey, who shared his plans for Mifflin. “Oh, I don’t know anyone on Mifflin. Never have, never will; but I’ll tell you it’s by far my favorite part of the year. I usually wake up around 8 a.m. and chug a bottle of whiskey to make sure I black out immediately, then I put on a big, big coat so that I can hide all the expensive shit I steal from people’s houses,” he said. But for Enginey, stealing hundreds or thousands of dollars of valuables left in kitchens

and living rooms makes up only a fraction of the joyous day that is Mifflin. “After I’ve chugged my whiskey, I’ll hit the random houses, drinking everyone’s beer and stealing what I can— maybe a watch here, a necklace there. But for me, the best part is the fact that all the bathrooms always have such long lines, since it gives me a great excuse to go into a bedroom and just piss all over some person whom I don’t know’s bed. And here’s a warning to whoever is nice enough to welcome me into their homes: I piss A LOT, so you better buy some fucking Swiffer mops,” Enginey added excitedly. —Phil Vesselinovitch

Did you already submit your Page Two columnist submissions? (I hope not, because I listed the wrong e-mail address like a moron)

Seriously guys, my bad.

For the record Corrections or clarifications? Call The Daily Cardinal office at 608-262-8000 or send an e-mail to edit@dailycardinal.com.

Because pagetwo@dailycardinal.com and page2@dailycardinal.com are very different things, my inbox remains empty. Please submit (or re-submit) three sample columns between 600-750 words and e-mail them to page2@dailycardinal.com. I’ll read them this time, I promise.

NEW Deadline: May 23


news

dailycardinal.com/news

Doyle tours state, promotes Wisconsin Covenant program By Steven Rosenbaum The Daily Cardinal

Gov. Jim Doyle and other state officials are touring the state for Wisconsin Covenant Days this week and next week. Doyle plans to speak Wednesday at UW-Green Bay and Marquette University about the Wisconsin Covenant program, which offers college funds to students around the state who fulfill a promise to achieve good grades and upstanding citizenship throughout high school. According to Adam Collins, Doyle’s spokesperson, Doyle will address middle school students about the importance of the program. “It’s a really important program to help students and families find the funds to make college more

ecology from page 1 “[The School of Human Ecology] hasn’t had a major renovation or addition since 1953, and this will enable all the programs of the school to be located within one building again,” Green said. The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2012. The renovation will include the addition of a café as well as space for student organizations and informal group gatherings. Other improvementss include an

mifflin from page 1 in the Mifflin Street area, which will help sponsor DCNY Pro pay for the cost of the event. David Coleman, co-owner of DCNY Pro, said there will be two stages offering music at the block party this year, one near Bassett Street and the other on the corner of Bedford Street and

affordable,” Collins said. The program, a Doyle administration initiative, could be in jeopardy if the next governor decides to discontinue it before his final term runs out next year.

Both Republican gubernatorial candidates Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and for-

mer congressman Mark Neumann have indicated they may not continue the program, citing a lack of funding, according to interviews in March. Collins said the state has already budgeted $25 million per year to fund grants for the program’s current and future participants. “I can’t imagine a candidate for governor would want to slam the doors of higher education shut on 50,000 kids and more in the future,” he said. According to Phil Walzak, Democratic candidate Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s spokesperson, “Barrett loves the intent of the Wisconsin Covenant, but would obviously review the program and make any changes after taking office.”

increased accessibility for individuals with disabilities and underground parking access for the preschool. The renovation has been ranked at a gold level for energy and environmental design by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an accreditation of professionals that hold standards for eco-friendly building designs. Green said sustainability is important in university construction projects. “Green-building fits in with

the school’s mission to improve the quality of human life, putting people first,” she said. The project is funded by generous donations from alumna Nancy Johnson Nicholas and her husband, Albert Nicholas. Elliot and Frances Lehman and Kohl’s Department Store also donated funds. Chancellor Biddy Martin, Gov. Jim Doyle and the School of Human Ecology’s Dean, Robin Douthitt, will attend the groundbreaking, which will be followed by a celebratory reception.

Mifflin Street. DJs will be provided by UW-Madison’s student radio station, Maggie Brennan, WSUM’s station manager, said. She said UW-Madison’s student music group First Wave will also be performing. According to Verveer, property owners should keep their music levels at a reasonable volume because there will be more music

stages than previous years. “If you’re going to have music on your own private property we want you to keep it down so that it is not competing with the music stages,” he said. In addition, a beer garden will be open where the Planned Parenthood clinic formerly resided and will offer entertainment options as well.

“It’s a really important to help students and families find the funds to make college more affordable.” Adam Collins spokesperson Gov. Doyle

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

l

3

Five UW-Madison stem-cell lines regain approval, federal funding The National Institutes of Health re-approved federal funding on Tuesday for five prominent stemcell lines discovered at UW-Madison, according to a WiCell press release. James Thomson’s research team uncovered the lines in 1998, including H9 cells, which are the most reliable and accounted for about 40 percent of all stem-cell research orders made before the Bush Administration banned their federal funding, according to the release. Although the Obama Administration repealed that ban last year, the five Wisconsin cell types had to reapply for eligibility

under new NIH donation guidelines, which was difficult because many of the cells were donated from a medical center in Israel. Erik Forsberg, executive director for WiCell—which distributes stem cells worldwide and is affiliated with UW—said in a statement the re-approval of these particular lines was great news for Wisconsin and the scientific community. “Many researchers have invested years studying these specific cell lines, so without this approval, millions of dollars of time-consuming research could have been set back for years, or even ended.”

Two men involved in battery incident on State Street, one sent to hospital Two men from Evansville, Wis. were victims of battery early Sunday morning as they walked along State Street near Gilman Street, the Madison Police Department reported. According to the police report, the two men, ages 21 and 22, were walking down State Street with a friend around 3 a.m. when they encountered a group of three men and two women.

A man from the group spat on one of the men from Evansville. When the victim asked for an apology, the two Evansvillenatives were punched in the head instead, rendering one of them unconscious. Another member of the group of five then kicked him, according to the report. The victim was transported to a hospital and treated for a cut on the head.

Students receive $30,000 national scholarships toward graduate studies UW-Madison juniors Asad Asad and Nicholas Lillios were awarded $30,000 each from two scholarship programs to put toward graduate studies. Asad was one of 20 undergraduates in the nation selected as a 2010 Beinecke Scholar. According to the Beinecke Scholarship Program, the program seeks students who “have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.” Asad is double majoring in political science and Spanish. He plans on pursuing a doctorate in political science from Columbia University with a focus on immigration policy. Lillios was one of 60 undergraduates in the U.S. to be awarded

biden from page 1 the margin, but comprehensive change—clear rules with teeth enforced by people who care.” Biden and Geithner’s main goal as part of the official “Middle Class Task Force” is to not only convince voters that reform needs to happen, but also to explain why the regulation of Wall Street is pertinent to middle-class Americans. Republican Party of Wisconsin Chair Reince Priebus said in a statement that, “if the Obama Administration were serious about helping the middle class, it would be pushing policies that actually create jobs instead of piling money

aldo from page 1 come from alcohol. “We are pushing businesses outside of [downtown] with this rule because of the high restrictions that they may have to deal with,” local businessman John Bergh said. Some business owners want to make the language of the

the 2010 Truman Scholarship. According to the Truman Scholarship Program, it seeks “college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service.” Lillios is majoring in political science and biochemistry. He is seeking an M.D. and M.P.H. degree in hopes of researching solutions to disparities in health care. Other UW-Madison students were also awarded prestigious scholarships. Kimberli Kramer, Sonia Trevino-Dopatka and Steven Banik received a $7,500 Goldwater Scholarship for the 2010-’11 academic year. Steven Olikara and Emily Duma were each awarded a $5,000 Udall Scholarship. —Kayla Johnson on the problem.” Geithner said because of President Barack Obama and Biden’s previous “willingness to do the hard things early and quickly, even though it was tough politically,” the country is now more financially stable. According to Biden, Wall Street reform is vital to the well-being of the middle class because, “when financial markets are functioning the way they are supposed to, they allocate capital to the most productive uses. They create jobs, they create opportunities—that’s what builds the middle class.” “Folks, this is a big deal moment,” Biden said. “This is a time when it matters that we get this right.” exceptional circumstance rule include a greater variety of businesses. Verveer said he hopes to pursue this idea with the ALRC. “We need to show why ALDO isn’t accomplishing anything and why it isn’t meeting its goal,” concluded Lary Lichte. “I think we should … start stating our case on why ALDO shouldn’t be renewed.”


4

l

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

advertisement

dailycardinal.com


arts

dailycardinal.com/arts

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

l

Several book suggestions to get you through the summer ALEX KUSKOWSKI the big bookowski

I PHOTO COURTESY AUSTIN HINZ

“The Magic Lantern Show” pairs an entertainment variety program with a compelling interview session. This Thursday, the show’s third live installment will be put on at the Project Lodge, featuring local band Anna Wang and the Oh Boys!

New local variety show promises to be magical By Peter Kourkouvis THE DAILY CARDINAL

In a basement bar in Tokyo, Matthew Pagoaga found out that inspiration can spring from the least likely sources. After watching a band perform there, he was surprised by the transformation that ensued. “[The band] finished their set, then everything was rearranged on stage,” Pagoaga said. “A guy came up and interviewed the band.” Pagoaga doesn’t speak Japanese, so he couldn’t understand what the interviewer and the band were discussing. “It’s possible that what was happening on stage was not what I thought was happening at all,” Pagoaga admits. Nevertheless, what he saw onstage gave him an idea for a live talk show concept in which musicians perform for an audience and then sit down with a host who leads a discussion about various topics. “The Magic Lantern Show,” which Pagoaga hosts the last Thursday of every month at the Project Lodge, was born from this idea. The show’s name is a throwback to the first movie projectors, which were called magic lanterns. Enterprising folk would travel from town to town, selling tickets for shows in which they would project images for paying audience members. The allusion to this early format of cinematic entertainment is fit-

ting. Pagoaga and his co-collaborator, Dr. Jimmy, rely heavily on a projector during the show. During the monologue section of the show, the hosts take breaks and project vintage commercials on a screen. If the show has a retro feel, it’s probably due to the legacy the show is attempting to preserve. “It’s based on ‘The Dick Cavett Show,’ which ran up against Johnny Carson,” Pagoaga said. “They did a standard monologue, then they would bring up guests.” Cavett’s show featured artists such as Woody Allen, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Pagoaga recalls a particularly memorable episode in which Cavett asks Hendrix a question and Hendrix coolly responds, “You know what, I talk better with my guitar.” That’s exactly the kind of conversational, loose, mélange of music and discourse that Pagoaga is shooting for with his show. Through this format, the lines between performer and spectacle and those between spectacle and audience are obscured. In fact, audience involvement is a major aspect of “The Magic Lantern Show.” Again, drawing inspiration from Cavett’s show, in which the guests would answer questions written by audience members before the show, Pagoaga incorporates questions people send him through

Facebook into every monologue. Taking the idea of audience interaction even further, Pagoaga wants the shows to include themes, such as dressing up as a favorite animal to ensure that by doing “their own thing, the audience is invested in the show.” Thursday’s show is “Moustache Night,” wherein showgoers sporting real and fake moustaches will receive a discount on the price of admission. The musical guest will be Anna Wang and the Oh Boys!, a poppy rock outfit that is inspired by emo boys, sex, Phil Spector and flip-flops, among other things. Since the bands featured on previous shows have all been electronic outfits, Anna Wang and the Oh Boys! add variety to a show that is meant to be eclectic. The variety won’t end there either. Pagoaga hopes to expand the types of guests on his show to include politicians and local media figures. Furthermore, he’s in talks with other local venues about hosting his show. That doesn’t mean the Project Lodge gig is nearing an end. The venue is well-suited for the show because it’s a quiet, intimate space and its conduciveness to a projector setup, Pagoaga says. But don’t take his word for it: Slip on some flip-flops, assemble your contingent of emo boys, grow a moustache and check it out for yourself.

t seems to me the best break for finals fever is doing something you love. For most people this involves imbibing barley and hops, but I go the extra step of involving the printed word as well. With pressure of prescribed packets pummeling the average college student’s brain to a pulp, perhaps I shouldn’t try to convince the student body to read something when they’d rather be partying before their last punishing final. Instead I thought I might throw a lot of thrilling alliteration at my more devoted readers and suggest what I do for a really nerdy study break: build my summer reading list. While I can’t personally vouch for each of these novels as I usually do, I can say that these are on the list of a bonafied reading addict. And no, it’s not the creepy guy that seems to be living at Helen C. White. It’s me, the favorite English major of the UW campus, or so I’d like to think...

My last recommendation is to pick up a classic.

Anyway, for those who have never endeavored to form a reading list, I find the best way to start is by looking at books that I’ve heard about all semester but have been too cheap to buy or too busy to borrow from the library. Personally my pick for this section is “The Book Thief ” by Mark Zusak.

Set during World War II, it follows a girl stealing books from the Nazi book burnings. While this might not be most people’s idea of a beach read, being the Printz Award Honoree of 2007 is more than enough for me to get a copy to fill with sand and sunscreen. If stomaching a serious read after all those tests makes for stomach churning thoughts, perhaps picking up my second suggestion for a silly but scintillating read, might be better. My pick for this section is the Charlaine Harris books, starting with the “Dead Until Dark,” the inspiration for everyone’s favorite vampire inspired television series, “True Blood.” Now if that’s getting a bit too close to the likes of “Twilight” for some, I’m pretty confident in the next selection on my list: “Hangover Square” by Patrick Hamilton. This pick should be a good read for any student who parties as hard as they study. About a girl chasing a schizophrenic, this book will appeal to everyone who loses their mind after studying a bit too much for their finals. My last recommendation is to pick up a classic. I know not everyone would enjoy dragging around my chosen Russian classic for the summer, “The Brother’s Karamazov,” so instead of a novel that handily doubles as a door stop, I’ll suggest the short story “The Dead” by James Joyce. Sounds depressing, I know, but if you pick short things to read in the sunshine, this should be it. As many people might soon suspend any extracurricular reading due to excessive inebriation at one infamous block party, I just want to say that there is a book for everyone, even for those of you who haven’t picked up a book since “Put Me in the Zoo.” Will you miss Alex’s nagging suggestions to read? Tell her at kuskowski@wisc.edu

5


comics 6

l

The marsupial did it! Koala and human fingerprints are so similar, they could be confused at a crime scene. dailycardinal.com/comics

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Doing the Macarena

Today’s Sudoku

Evil Bird

By Caitlin Kirihara kirihara@wisc.edu

© Puzzles by Pappocom

Ludicrous Linguistics

By Celia Donnelly donnelly.celia@gmail.com

The Graph Giraffe Classic

By Yosef Lerner graphics@dailycardinal.com

Crustaches

By Patrick Remington premington@wisc.edu

Solution, tips and computer program available at www.sudoku.com.

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

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

First in Twenty

By Angel Lee alee23@wisc.edu

Answer key available at www.dailycardinal.com

CRADLE TO THE... ACROSS 1 Did one leg of an Ironman competition 5 Pigeon pea (Var.) 9 Student’s composition 14 Sailor’s outfit 15 Readily persuadable 16 Wanted-poster word 17 Ceremonious poems 18 Demeanor 19 Beauty spot? 20 Controversial D.W. Griffith film (with “The”) 23 Teeny amount 24 Wolf pup’s home 25 Lobster soup 28 Mideast noble 30 Steam bath place 33 Ground meal 34 Family ancestry record 35 Freestyle site 36 Best Foreign Film Oscar winner of 1998 39 Hertz competitor 40 Diplomat’s trait 41 Maternal relative 42 Peg for a golfer 43 “B.C.” creator Johnny 44 Full of worthless stuff 45 Were for one?

46 It’s usually smaller than a denomination 47 Classic Poirot case 54 Leader’s position 55 Caligula’s nephew 56 Words after “sleep” or “step” 57 Humpty Dumptyshaped 58 “How can I ___ repay you?” 59 Writer’s block breakthrough 60 Not so decent 61 Hanging on by a thread? 62 Divining devices 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 21 22

DOWN Stuffed shirt Gully State categorically Auras of heightened interest Kick downstairs? Israeli port city Away from port Country music’s Loretta Day to wear a bonnet Done in, as a dragon Missile housing Mary Kay rival Japanese cabbage? Beautiful maiden “Farewell, mon ami”

25 A-sharp alias 26 “As ___ and breathe!” 27 Mezzo-soprano Anne ___ von Otter 28 Way to stand 29 Vegetarian’s no-no 30 Sectionals, e.g. 31 Jeopardizes Santa’s visit 32 Indoor site of balls and strikes 34 Skier’s convenience 35 Red wine choice 37 Secret supply 38 Third monastic hour 43 Mad ___ (Wonderland character) 44 Disarm a bull 45 Use inefficiently, as time 46 Spread by scattering 47 Kathleen Battle, for one 48 Victorian and Cenozoic 49 Fifths of a five? 50 Campbell of “Party of Five” 51 European leader? 52 Fudged the facts 53 Some Greek vowels 54 Pocket watch attachment

Washington and the Bear

By Derek Sandberg kalarooka@gmail.com


opinion Time to dwell on “her-story” dailycardinal.com/opinion

MARK BENNETT opinion columnist

A

s Lathrop Hall, one of the most historically important structures on campus turns one-hundred years old, it seems a suitable time to reflect on the history, comical ironies and astounding change which has surrounded the record of women on campus. During the Civil War, the university lost all but one male student to the draft. Faced with the prospect of closing the entire school, the decision was made to open up academic opportunities to female students. Although first granted rooms in South Hall, the first space truly dedicated to the Normal School and women’s education on campus was the Ladies Hall, located on the current site of Chadbourne Hall. This building was the result of a consensus reached between the President of the university from 1867- 1870, Paul Ansel Chadbourne, and fellow state and academic figures. Chadbourne was very much against allowing full coeducational studies within the university and only agreed to accept the position of president when a separate female school was defined. Chadbourne often blamed the female school for consuming spaces in South Hall and University Hall (Bascom Hall), and so Ladies Hall became both a residential structure for female students, as well as educational space. In 1901, 30 years following the completion of Ladies Hall, a petition was brought to then acting president, Edward Asahel Birge to change the name of the structure.

It seems women had the last laugh over the stubborn Chadbourne.

Birge concluded the building was to be named after Chadbourne because he was both responsible for securing the funding for the building and because [he] “though it was only fair that Dr. Chadbourne’s contumacy regarding coeducation should be punished by attaching his name to a building which turned out [to be] one of the main supporters of coeducation.” It seems women had the last laugh over the stubborn Chadbourne. Although women on campus by that time had been fully integrated under the academic structure of the university, many barriers remained among gender equality. Following the exit of Birge, Charles Van Hise was elected as president of the university. Van Hise saw an immediate need for the improvement of women’s facilities on campus. The women, at that time totaling over 500, could not use the facilities at the Red Gym, and were forced into the

cramped recreational spaces inside Old Chadbourne Hall. Van Hise proposed a new building to be located next to Chadbourne Hall which would serve as a recreational and social structure for the women of the university. Eventually named Lathrop Hall after the university’s first chancellor, the building housed a gymnasium, swimming pool, bowling alley and meeting spaces for women on campus. The facilities were in fact so stunning, many at the time agreed they far out-paced those the men enjoyed. Years later, in 1981, one of Lathrop’s great-granddaughter, upon her first visit to the university, remarked at the historical justice of the building. She had been told as a young girl that she could not become a dancer. The building which now bears the name of her great-grandfather, of course, became home to the nation’s first university dance program.

Let us also remember the history of those women who first fought to destroy societal barriers on campus.

Although the Memorial Union opened in 1928, women were still allowed only secluded and scattered access to the building, and so Lathrop Hall continued to serve an important role for women on campus. However, over the next two decade of the Union, barriers continually and gradually fell until the entire facility became open to both men and women in the 1950s. Since the inception of women into the university nearly 150 years ago, through the battles of equality, and above the petty arguments of societal norms, UW-Madison has continued to produce students who defy gender standards. Allumnus Lorraine Hansberry produced one of the most influential African American works of modern literature “A Raisin in the Sun,” while astronaut Laurel Clarke, who perished in the 2003 Columbia disaster, extended the “Wisconsin Idea” literally throughout the universe. Although not a graduate of UWMadison, in 1988 Donna Shalala became just the second woman to lead a major research university, and the first ever to head a Big Ten university. And, of course, today Chancellor Biddy Martin continues the pride and influence that generations of women at the university before her worked to achieve. There is certainly no doubt that although the initial entry of women on campus was a contested controversy and continuous battle, today, as we celebrate the history of structures such as Lathrop Hall, let us also remember the history of those women who first fought to destroy societal barriers on this campus, and those who continue to lead the charge today. Mark Bennett is a freshman intending to major in journalism. Please send all responses to opinion@dailycardinal.com.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Editorial Cartoon

l

7

By John Liesveld opinion@dailycardinal.com

You have opinions Set them free.

We are accepting columnist submissions for the Daily Cardinal Submit 3 sample editorials to opinion@dailycardinal.com by Friday, May 21.


sports 8

l

dailycardinal.com/sports

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Softball

Badgers return home, welcome North Dakota

Non-conference matchup looms before home stretch in Big Ten By Jessica Bell THE DAILY CARDINAL

The Wisconsin softball team will return home to play a back-toback nonconference doubleheader against the North Dakota Fighting

Sioux Wednesday. Wisconsin and North Dakota appear to be a competitive matchup, as the Badgers (14-27 overall) and Sioux (12-30) have found similar results this year. North Dakota comes in having won it’s last contest, while the Badgers lost last time they took the field. Prior to their last win, North Dakota fell to the University of South Dakota Coyotes 3-4 and 6-8. The Badgers have a common-opponent advantage over North Dakota here, as Wisconsin beat South

LORENZO ZEMELLA/CARDINAL FILE PHOTO

Freshman infielder Whitney Massey has already set a school record for triples in a season and boasts an on-base percentage of .379.

Dakota 5-1 and 10-2 last week. The Fighting Sioux remain number two in the Great West conference standings, while the Badgers sit near the bottom of the Big Ten, ahead of only Minnesota in the standings. North Dakota’s Casie Hanson leads the Great West conference in batting average with a .435. Hanson also leads their conference in on base percentage, runs scored, hits, triples and total bases. In contrast, Wisconsin’s freshman infielder Molly Spence, although unranked in the conference, leads the Badgers with a .375 batting average. Wisconsin’s only conference leaders in batting include freshman utility Whitney Massey, who stands third in the Big Ten conference for triples, and Spence right behind her in fourth. Freshman infielder Whitney Massey has compiled an impressive first season in Madison, as she has set the school record for triples. Her .379 on base percentage ranks third-best in freshman history at UW. As for pitching, senior Letty Olivarez stands sixth in the conference in strikeouts with 146. However, Olivarez also leads theBig Ten in losses so far this season. Wisconsin enters into the matchup against North Dakota after a tough weekend against the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. The Badgers were shut out 6-0 by the Fighting Illini on Saturday, with junior outfielder Jennifer Krueger managing the team’s only hit. Junior outfielder Ashley Hanewich and Krueger both to reach base by drawing walks off Illinois’ pitching, and freshman infielder Shannel Blackshear reached twice

ISABEL ÁLVAREZ/CARDINAL FILE PHOTO

Senior pitcher Letty Olivarez currently ranks sixth in the Big Ten in strikeouts with 146 and figures to play a key role against the Sioux. after being hit by pitches, but the Badgers could not squeeze any runs out of the base runners. Freshman relief pitcher Meghan McIntosh pitched a strong game, not allowing any more runs after her entrance in the second inning. The game, scheduled for Sunday afternoon against Illinois, was canceled due to rain. The Badgers will have to combine a strong offense and tough defense together in order to find success this weekend against the Fighting Sioux. Success in nonconference play will without question bring much needed confidence back to the team as it prepares for the final stretch of conference matchups. Home field advantage can also play a large role for Wisconsin, especially since they will play six of their final eleven games at home. With only ten games remain-

ing in the season for the Badgers, nine of them conference games, Wisconsin needs to play solid, fundamental softball against North Dakota in preparation for the upcoming Big Ten matchups. Wisconsin hits the road again on Thursday to play Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana before ending the season with successive conference game. The Badgers still have plenty of challenging matchups remaining on their schedule. MCINTOSH Included on the list of remaining opponents are the top-ranked Michigan Wolverines, the No. 3 Fighting Illini of Illinois, the No. 5 Northwestern Wildcats, the No. 9 Indiana Hoosiers and the No. 12 Golden Gophers of Minnesota.

Addition by subtraction could spell a cure for NBA playoffs SCOTT KELLOGG the cereal box

L

ike most basketball fans, I’ve been watching plenty of the NBA playoffs the last couple weeks. We’ve been treated to some good games and some interesting series, but every year, especially around the first round, I begin to voice to same complaints over and over again: there are too many teams, too many games, the postseason goes too long and the way the games are called becomes frustrating. I still enjoy the playoffs, but there is so much wrong with the current system. The structure needs an overhaul, with several major changes needing to be implemented.

Cut down the field First off, there are too many teams in the playoffs. When I watch the postseason in any sport, I want to watch the quality teams. But in the NBA, I have to watch some average teams. I know this isn’t the most original complaint,

but it’s the first step to creating a better postseason. Fans should not be subjected to watching mediocre basketball during the playoffs, and teams that produced middling regular seasons should not be rewarded with postseason berths. The number of playoff teams should be 12.

There are too many teams, too many games, the posteason goes way too long

Scratch the conferences The Eastern Conference has closed the gap between itself in the West, especially at the upper level. But the middle class of the Western Conference is still superior to that of the East. Teams such as the Thunder, the Spurs and the Jazz are considerably better than the Bulls, the Bobcats and the Bucks. Once the playoffs roll around, the conferences should be scratched and teams should be seeded 1-12

based on records. Traveling isn’t an issue anymore in this day and age, and this would make for much fairer pairings. Shorten the series With the current playoff system, a given team must win a sevengame series, then another sevengame series, then another sevengame series, and then, you guessed it, one more seven-game series to be crowned NBA Championsthat’s 28 games. That high number just drags the postseason on and on, for about two months actually, nearly half as long as the entire regular season. This is how it should be: With the first four teams on a bye, the first round should be a best two-ofthree series. Then the second round can move up to three-out-of-five, and the semifinals and finals can go to seven game series. Not only does this shorten the current prolonged format, but it also adds much needed excitement to some of these first round series. Fewer off days This is another common complaint, but one that has to be addressed. The Bucks and the

Hawks began their series April 17. As of today, that series has only gone four games with the series tied at two games a piece. The first four games of the season were played over nine days, with an absurd three-day break between games two and three. Fans have to wait around for these series to resume.

The referees are taking all of the flow out of the game, as the contests have to pause over and over

The time off takes a toll on the players, too. Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy has said it throws teams out of rhythm after playing a regular-season schedule largely composed of back-to-back games or a single day off between games. I understand the league wants to maximize its exposure and get as many games on national television as possible, but it’s not fair to the players and fans to completely change the structure of

a schedule. Fewer whistles Two nights ago I watched game four of the Magic-Bobcats series, and the whistles wouldn’t stop. The game went three hours long, something I’ve never season from a regulation NBA game. First of all, the referees are taking all the flow out of the game, as the contests have to pause over and over again for dead balls and free throws. And naturally, with everything on the line for these teams, the playoffs are going to produce a more physical brand of basketball than in the regular season, yet instead of embracing that, the refs are dictating the outcomes of games by whistling anything and everything. I, along with everyone else, would rather see a borderline foul be a non-call instead of a whistle. But that is not the way the refs are approaching these games. With the NBA Playoffs, less is more. Less teams, less games, less off-days and less calls would make for much more meaningful and exciting basketball. Think the NBA has their playoff schedule just right? E-mail Scott at kellogg2@wisc.edu


2010-04-28