Issuu on Google+

BIG BUCKS (little funding) ARTS

z

PAGE 5

Ed Board: Wisconsin Idea Partnership a poor first step toward compromise

Microbudget movies and the indie film scene

University of Wisconsin-Madison

OPINION

z

Same colors, new home: Stanford assistant named new head coach of Badger women’s basketball

PAGE 7

Complete campus coverage since 1892

SPORTS z

dailycardinal.com

z

PAGE 8

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Railroad mogul charged for illegal Walker donations By Patrick Tricker THE DAILY CARDINAL

BEN PIERSON/THE DAILY CARDINAL

Diversity Programs Director of the Division of Housing Magpie Martinez said at the panel Monday students in the dormitories often are hesitant to report LGBT discrimination.

Panel talks LGBT safety on campus Administrators, police stress importance of reporting hate crimes By Alex Yant THE DAILY CARDINAL

Members of a panel hosted by the LGBT Campus Center Monday stressed the importance of reporting LGBT discrimination on campus and discussed the resources available to LGBT students who have experienced harassment. According to Associate Dean of Students Kevin Helmkamp, there have been multiple reports of LGBT discrimination on Langdon Street, specifically around the large fraternity houses. “Hopefully we can get on the front end, but Greek Life is a particular challenge in a lot of ways, especially due to the influence of alcohol,” Helmkamp said. In response to the reports of discrimination on Langdon Street and the surrounding areas Madison Police officer Grant Humerickhouse said, “That shit’s not gonna fly with me.” However, Humerickhouse said

that individuals must “do their part” and report harassment crimes if they want to see change. “We can’t do anything about things we don’t know,” Humerickhouse said. Often students do not report discrimination in the dorms because they question the seriousness of each incidence, said Magpie Martinez, the diversity programs director in the Division of Housing. “I think there’s a lot of feelings among students … about ‘Should I even report that?’” Martinez said.

“We can’t do anything about things we don’t know.”

Grant Humerickhouse officer Madison Police Department

Other panelists talked about programs in various departments at UW-Madison that work to combat LGBT stereo-

typing and violence. University Health Services Director Sarah Van Orman presented the new “Let’s Talk” program as an outlet for LGBT students to talk about personal issues. Based off a program at Cornell University, “Let’s Talk” provides drop-in counseling for students with professional counselors in various locations on campus. Students then may be referred to other health professionals if necessary. However, even after crimes are reported, LGBT community members face problems in the legal system as well. There is currently no official hate crime law in Wisconsin, which leads to an inappropriate response to LGBT discrimination and inaccurate harassment records, according to University of Wisconsin Police Department Sgt. Jerome VanNatta. On the campus level, Helmkamp said UW-Madison administrators regard LGBT discrimination as “community issues” and they are working with experts in multiple departments to address them.

Railroad executive William Gardner was charged Monday with giving excessive and illegal contributions to Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign last year, by prompting his employees, daughter and “woman friend” to make donations and reimbursing them through his company. After giving a total of $57,800 to Walker’s campaign, Gardner will plead guilty to the two felonies and will serve 24 months of probation. His company, Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, will be fined $166,900, while each of the seven other participants will be fined $250. “At the time the contributions were made, I did not realize I was violating the law,” Gardner said in a statement. “I never would have asked my employ-

ees, friends or family to break the law. However, this is no justification or excuse at all for what I did.” The complaint cites a document detailing contribution limits to show Gardner possibly understood the illegality of his actions. Additionally, in an e-mail correspondence, Gardner asked one of the participants to “not blab this around.” Gardner’s railroad company depends on millions of dollars of grants and loans from the state. He e-mailed Walker to suggest picking a secretary of transportation who understands the importance of railroads to Wisconsin’s economy and met with Walker in April 2010 at a Noodles & Company to discuss the topic. Katie McCallum, a spokesman donations page 4

Sexual assault on Dayton St. An 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the 300 block of West Dayton Street early Sunday morning. According to the police report, the woman said she agreed to go with the man to his apartment on the east side. While they walked, the man touched her inappropriately on the outside of her clothing, Madison Police Department Spokesperson Joel DeSpain said. The woman then confronted the man, but he said her agreement to go with him made the possibility

of intimacy probable, according to the report. When the victim told him that was not the case, she said he punched her in the arms and choked her, according to DeSpain. The victim then broke free and called 911, DeSpain said. She was transported to a hospital with no serious physical injuries, according to the report. According to the report, the suspect is a white 25 to 30-yearold male.

good eats

USDA gives UW program $5 million to combat food insecurity Research will focus on urban communities The UW-Madison Community and Regional Food Systems Program, which aims to alleviate food insecurity in U.S. cities, received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Monday. The program, which will first focus on Milwaukee, Chicago and Detroit, will combine research, education and

outreach to build sustainable regional food systems to increase the availability of healthy food in socioeconomically disadvantaged urban communities. Community and regional food systems involve the production, processing and distribution of food. The UW-Madison research team, led by Environmental Studies and Soil Studies professor Stephen Ventura, will partner with Growing Power, Inc.,

a nonprofit organization that operates urban farms in Chicago and Milwaukee. The team will also work with Michigan State Agricultural Institute and various other community organizations. More than 17 million American households were food insecure throughout 2008, and food insecurity is most prevalent in poor communities, according to the USDA. —Kayla Johnson

BEN PIERSON/THE DAILY CARDINAL

Ashley Lee takes cookies out of the oven at Slow Food’s Vegan Family Dinner Night at the Crossing Church.

“…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

z

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TODAY: sunny

hi  63º    /  lo  40º

dailycardinal.com/page-two

Volume  120,  Issue  122

2142  Vilas  Communication  Hall 821  University  Avenue Madison,  Wis.,  53706-1497

ANGELICA ENGEL acute engel

News  and  Editorial edit@dailycardinal.com

I

Managing  Editor Parker  Gabriel

n philosophy, we ask three basic questions. First, what is? Second, how do we know? Third, what should we do? What is? Apparently, a mind with a body extending from it. I believe I have a face too, because I can feel it. However, I only ever see my face through other mediums such as mirrors and photographs. Seeing is believing, but I can never directly see my face. I must have faith in my face. A mind and a body with a face appear to exist. Anything else? Space filled with objects, time (invisible but I can perceive its effects), other bodies with minds. I know other beings have minds because I intuit their minds’ existence. In this case, my intuition is enough evidence for me. The existence of minds means that ideas, meaning and emotion exist.

News  Team Campus  Editor  Kayla  Johnson City  Editor  Maggie  DeGroot State  Editor  Ariel  Shapiro Enterprise  Editor  Alison  Dirr Associate  News  Editor  Scott  Girard Senior  News  Reporter  Adam  Wollner Opinion  Editors Samantha  Witthuhn Editorial  Board  Chair   Hannah  Furfaro Arts  Editors Sports  Editors Page  Two  Editor   Victoria  Statz Life  &  Style  Editor   Features  Editor   Stephanie  Lindholm Photo  Editors Graphics  Editors               Multimedia  Editors Page  Designers             Copy  Chiefs

Copy  Editors   John  Hannasch,  Sarah  Schumacher,   Justin  Walker

How do I know that these objects exist? I experience them. The philosopher David Hume said that I am in error if I expect my future experiences to be anything like the past. I don’t know with certainty that events will continue as they have. Am I going to stop believing all those objects will exist in 10 seconds? Sorry, Hume, I’m not going to stop believing that the future will resemble the past. I have faith in my continued perception of space, time, my body, my mind, physical objects and the bodies and minds of others. What should I do? Well, my emotions tell me that suffering is an enormous part of existence and therefore must be contemplated in order for as much suffering as possible be eliminated. So, I contemplate suffering and how to stop it. I notice that other people suffer. This also causes me to suffer. I know that one way suffering lessens is through human connection. If someone listens to and appreciates me, I feel good. Thus, I want to listen to and appreciate

Overheard in Madison

Business  and  Advertising business@dailycardinal.com Business  Manager   Advertising  Manager   Senior  Account  Executive  Taylor  Grubbs Account  Executives  

Girl in the University Bookstore: Oh,  and  speaking  of   awkward  STD  stories...

Woman on the city bus:

Web  Director   Public  Relations  Manager  Becky  Tucci Events  Manager   Art  Director  Jaime  Flynn Copywriters  

You  shouldn’t  have  sex  on   acid.  

Guy in Vilas Hall: run  by  its  staff  members  and  elected  editors.  It   subscription  sales. The   Daily   Cardinal   is   published   weekdays   and   distributed   at   the   University   of   Wisconsincirculation  of  10,000. printer.   The   Daily   Cardinal   is   printed   on   recycled   paper.   The   Cardinal   is   a   member   of   the   Newspaper  Association.

hi  61º    /  lo  40º

Epistemology, ethics, Indian surrogate mothers

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

Editor  in  Chief

WEDNESDAY: partly  cloudy

-

of   the   Cardinal   and   may   not   be   reproduced   without  written  permission  of  the  editor  in  chief. -

Complaints:   News   and   editorial   complaints   should   be   presented   to   the   editor   in   chief.   cessed  and  must  include  contact  information.  No   anonymous  letters  will  be  printed.  All  letters  to   the  editor  will  be  printed  at  the  discretion  of  The   Daily  Cardinal.  Letters  may  be  sent  to  opinion@ dailycardinal.com.

Editorial  Board

Board  of  Directors Melissa  Anderson,  President

Jason  Stein    

For  the  record

608-262-8000  or  send  an  e-mail   to edit@dailycardinal.com.

Mock  trial  is  effectively   speech  and  debate  club   without  the  prestige.  

Guy walking down State Street: How  can  you  be  famous  if   you  haven’t  played  a  titty   bar  in  Germany?

Guy in the Rathskellar: Whoa!  Having  two  beers   tonight,  huh? Guy 2: Yeah.  I  hope  I   don’t  take  my  top  off.

Girl in Vilas Hall: —That  makes  sense.  He’s   a  vampire.  He’s  got  the   vampire  hair,  you  know. —The  evil  ones  always  live   the  longest.  My  grandma’s   a  real  bitch.   —Oh  her?  She’s  makin’   ducats. —I  woke  up  to  the  sound   of  my  cat  puking. —We  can  just  go  to  anoth-­ er  universe  where  they   have  Vulcans,  ’cuz  they   sexy. —There  might  be  wasabi   peas  in  the  sheets.  It’s  a   long  story.

Professor drawing a parallel between Mr. Rogers and Jimmy Carter: Mr.  Rogers  is  a  nice  guy,   but  Mr.  Rogers  is  not   going  to  bomb  the  shit  out   of  people  when  they  have   it  coming.

People  say  the   darndest  shit,  so   submit  your   Overheards  to vstatz@wisc.edu or  comment  on  this   week’s  submissions  at   dailycardinal.com/ page-­two.

others, because I know it will help them feel good. And maybe I will say something to them that will cause them to make a change in their lives that will lead to less suffering. But that’s an added bonus. I can’t account for other people’s receptivity to my ideas. Forms of suffering that require more than a receptive ear exist too. For instance, during the Wisconsin Film Festival my friend Kate and I saw the documentary “Made in India.” In the movie, an infertile American couple wants to have biological children for as low a cost as possible, so they acquire a surrogate mother in India to be injected with their test tube-fertilized egg. The surrogate mother ends up carrying twins for the American couple. In her seventh month, her feet swell up so painfully that she opts to stay at a clinic for surrogate mothers, where she is separated from her three children. Then, she starts hemorrhaging and is taken to the nearest hospital for an emergency C-section. The hospital keeps her interred for two weeks. Then, the

surrogate mother, who has so far received $1,400 for her troubles, asks the American couple for $2,000 more. The American woman, who has thus far been spouting praise and gratitude for the surrogate mother, refuses, saying it is a misconception that Americans are extremely wealthy and that her and her husband don’t have an extra $2,000 laying around to give to “just anybody who asks.” The ignorance and greed of the American couple and the dehumanizing effect of the bureaucratic system of surrogacy cause the suffering of the surrogate mother. Her own ignorance and the system of poverty also cause her suffering. What should I do about this? Well, clearly, education is essential to the cessation of suffering. I don’t see a way I can directly assist this particular woman, but, by writing this article, I have done something for somebody, even if all I did was mildly amuse you for five minutes. Comments? E-mail them to Angelica at aengel2@wisc.edu.


dailycardinal.com/news

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

z

news

3

Board of Estimates approves green roof for Central Library By Maggie DeGroot THE DAILY CARDINAL

The Board of Estimates approved the study of a possible green roof for the soon-tobe remodeled Madison Central Public Library at a meeting Wednesday. City Facilities and Sustainability Manager Jeanne Hoffman said the study does not recommend the city pursue an intensive green roof, which is like a rooftop community garden, for the library. This is due to financial limitations, according to the study. However, the library could include an extensive green roof. An extensive roof is not for the public and is cheaper than an intensive rooftop, Hoffman said. Developers have been working to make sure the design is feasible given the budget. “Our goal for this entire project is to come in on budget,” Hoffman said. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, made a motion to include several recommendations from the community gardens committee. Board members unanimously

approved the motion. Board members also approved to allocate additional funds to the Madison Police Department for reconstruction of the training facility. Madison Police Chief Noble Wray said bids from donors came in Friday, but the construction cost, including the need to replace the roof, exceeds what the department thought they needed. Wray said the department reallocated funds within the department and has $75,000 to go toward the completion of the project, which totals at $472,000. Given the money brought in from the bids, MPD requested $397,000 to complete the first phase of the reconstruction. Madison Police Captain Susan Williams said with the training center the department would no longer have to travel to the nearest facility in Dane County. “The facility allows us to have everybody in one place,” Williams said. “It allows us to be an efficient department.” The amendment will be up for final approval at the city council meeting April 19.

KATHRYN WEENIG/CARDINAL FILE PHOTO

State Rep. Robin Vos, R-Burlington, and state Sens. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, and Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, at February’s JFC hearing.

Budget hearing in West Allis draws hundreds By Adam Wollner THE DAILY CARDINAL

The Joint Finance Committee held a public hearing on Gov. Scot Walker’s budget bill Monday at the State Fair Park in West Allis, where hundreds of people spoke for and against the proposed budget throughout the day. People signed up to speak starting at 10 a.m. before registration was cut off at 270 speakers at around noon due to time constraints. Each speaker was allowed two minutes to state his or her case. State Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, wanted to keep the hearings going into the night, but Rep. Robin Vos, R-Rochester, prevented that. He said if people who wanted to speak were not able to, they could submit written testimony to the Joint Finance Committee. The majority of people in attendance criticized the budget bill and Walker’s agenda in general. Resident Will Coleman spoke out against the bill, saying this was the first time he felt “compelled to address” the committee. He said he the bill favored the rich at the expense of the poor.

“The people who have the means don’t need any more help; they don’t need my tax dollars,” Coleman said. Milwaukee resident Amanda Frazier-Collins voiced her concerns over Walker’s education and BadgerCare proposals. “My love for the state makes it difficult for me to understand how Scott Walker could propose a budget so devastating to the future of Wisconsin,” she said. However, Greenfield resident Steve Klein spoke in support of Walker’s budget. “Thank you Governor Walker and Sen. Darling for having the courage and the vision to realize Wisconsin has a serious taxing problem and the people can’t afford it any more,” Klein said. Toward the end of the hearing, several hundred people gathered outside of the expo center the hearing was held in to protest the budget bill. Later they filled the building, holding up their fists as a sign of solidarity. This was the third of four public hearings on the budget. The next meeting is scheduled to take place Wednesday in Neenah.

PHOTO COURTESY VANDEWALLE & ASSOCIATES INC.

Bassett Neighborhood residents heard the ideas about the Nolen Centennial Project from Chair Tim Metcalfe Monday. Above, a drawing of an area that would be similar to Chicago’s famous “Bean.”

Nolen Centennial Project may revamp Olin-Turnville Park By Scott Girard THE DAILY CARDINAL

Bassett neighborhood residents gathered at the Capitol Lakes retirement center Monday for their monthly neighborhood meeting to discuss the Nolen Centennial Project and the Mifflin Street block party. The project’s chairman, Tim Metcalfe, presented to the group on his proposal to develop the Olin-Turville Park area. He said the improvements to the area would improve its use and could bring many large events to Madison. “I’ve lived here almost all of my

life, and I actually never even knew that this was a park,” Metcalfe said. “I would just say to myself, ‘What is the potential? What’s happening with Olin-Turville Park? What could it be? What should it be?’” The main developments involved in the project include new trails for walking and biking, an area reminiscent of Chicago’s Milennium Park “Bean,” a lake education center, an amphitheater and a bridge across John Nolen Drive to connect the Alliant Energy Center to the area. Resident Gordon Cnare ques-

tioned how much the project would cost and where money would come from. “When you’re done with that, and we have the cost and everything, it always turns out to be three or four times as much as we thought, as I’ve been seeing these projects in engineering projects over the years,” Cnare said. Metcalfe said they haven’t determined a cost range yet, and plan to do so within the next year or so. Madison resident Judy Karofsky bassett page 4


news 4

z

dailycardinal.com/news

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Police use set-up to arrest thief who stole phone from woman’s purse A sting operation helped police track down and arrest a suspected phone thief early Saturday morning. The victim, a 21-year-old female, had her phone stolen from her purse Friday night while at the Kollege Klub bar on the 500 block of North Lake Street, according to the police report. The thief contacted a friend of the victim, whose number was in the stolen cell phone, from the phone on Saturday morning with an offer to meet up and return the phone for $30, according to

the report. The victim’s friend then contacted the police and cooperated with authorities in determining the time and place for a rendezvous, according to Madison Police Department Spokesperson Joel DeSpain. The suspect, Earlie C. Wilson, gave his description over the phone and was apprehended upon his arrival at the chosen location, a gas station at the corner of Park Street and Olin Avenue, DeSpain said.

Man arrested after possible drug deal Police arrested a Madison man Saturday night on East Washington Avenue following an apparent drug deal. Jamal Shaheed Grant, 23, was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of THC and possession with intent to deliver cocaine, according to the police report. Members of the East District’s Community Police Team witnessed the possible drug deal happen in a

donations from page 1 for the Walker campaign, said neither Walker nor the campaign had any knowledge of the illegal activity and immediately returned the money after it came to their attention. The investigation began in April 2010 when a “woman friend” of Gardner complained to a Government Accountability Board attorney after they broke up, trying to use the complaint as leverage to get her prop-

bassett from page 3 also said she hoped Metcalfe would focus the development to meet needs of the senior demographic. “Please be aware of what’s happening not just in Madison, but really all over the world with the demographics and the gray tsunami,” Karofsky said. “I think anything that’s done on this scale has to be filtered through the needs of older people and the desires of older

gas station parking lot, Madison Police Department Spokesperson Joel DeSpain said. Following the deal, one of the cars involved drove away, and police pulled the car over for exceeding the speed limit on Aberg Avenue, according to the report. Police then found the handgun in Shaheed’s car and also found drugs in his pocket, DeSpain said. According to the report, Shaheed was driving a black Jaguar. erty back. Although she didn’t mention Gardner, the investigator managed to identify him and his company. Gardner asked her to contribute $10,000 to Walker and reimbursed her. She contributed the money but put a stop payment on the check. Gardner and the seven other participants filed a refund with the company for the amount donated, which they received. Two other employees refused to participate while a third didn’t pass off the money. people to be there.” Earlier in the meeting, the group discussed the Mifflin Street block party and asked for volunteers. Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. will co-sponsor the block party with the Majestic Theatre, and Bassett Neighborhood Chair Pete Ostlind said he hopes they make a difference in the event. “The intent here … is to make the event more than just beer-drinking in the yards,” Ostlind said.


arts

dailycardinal.com/arts

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

z

5

Film studios looking for mega profits turn to projects with microbudgets DAVID COTTRELL co-ttrell it on the mountain

E

ven if you feel like you keep seeing the same mediocre genre movies repackaged with just a different façade, year after year, a few American studios have some surprises in store that promise to change that storyline. A trend has begun among big studios to begin producing so-called “microbudget” films that they would have otherwise left to the tiny indie studios to produce. This isn’t just the well-established genre of American independent films, but a whole new genre of even “indie-er” flicks. It began in early 2010, when Paramount, fresh off the runaway success of the verging-on-homemade horror movie “Paranormal Activity,” announced it would be spending around a million dollars a year to produce 10 small microbudget films. Paramount named the new corporate division Insurge Pictures and plans to incorporate innovative digital avenues in producing and marketing the films online, such as crowdsourcing audition tapes to help cast roles. Hopefully, these fresh digital strategies will amount to more than the usual viral marketing fare, which has gotten rather stale lately. Paramount won’t be looking to pick up finished films off the festival circuit, but rather to discover burgeoning filmmaking teams looking for an outlet through which to produce their own unique films. The major indie studio

Lionsgate—as much of an oxymoron as that may be—has aimed a little higher, recently announcing its intent to develop films with budgets under $2 million—still considerably less than most popular indies. Lionsgate has already announced the first few movies under their new initiative.

These new microbudgets will make funding even more accessible to so many more filmmakers with passion and innovative ideas.

“Rapturepalooza” follows Craig Robinson of “The Office” fame as the Antichrist in a dark comedy set on Earth after the rapture. “Gay Dude” has been described as a “Superbad”style teen comedy about two friends who vow to lose their virginity before graduation, only for one to inform his bro he’s looking to lose it to a dude. The script made it onto last year’s Black List, an annual list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood, and seems like the perfect fit. And “6 Miranda Drive” is billed as a supernatural thriller grounded heavily in reality, revolving around a family who brings a supernatural force home with them. It sounds to me decidedly in the vein of the microbudget success “Paranormal Activity.” What makes microbudget films so appealing to studios is that they carry very little overhead and risk. Yet, they have the potential for a large payoff if they prove popular. The ‘90s microbudget horror hit “The Blair Witch Project” was made for somewhere

between $500,000 and $750,000, but its box-office gross alone was almost $250 million. If a studio is able to successfully market just one of ten microbudget films it produces each year, it could potentially cover its loss on all the flops and then some. After discovering the promising talent of young screenwriter and actress Brit Marling at Sundance this year in the low-budget sci-fi drama “Another Earth” and the microbudget thriller “The Sound of My Voice,” I can already see the potential these programs have as an incubator for young, up-and-coming filmmakers to cut their teeth and prove themselves in a low-risk environment. Furthermore, through these programs, studios will be much more willing to take risks on outside-ofthe-box ideas. Thanks to these programs this spirit of risk taking is precisely what already appeals so much to me about modern indie films. These new microbudgets will make funding even more accessible to so many more filmmakers with passion and innovative ideas. Could this be the genesis of a true meritocracy makeover of the US film industry? Much like home digital recording and consumerfriendly software like Garage Band have made music production a realistic prospect for the amateur musician in all of us, perhaps this is the beginning of a similar trend in the film industry. Hopefully, in the near future, anyone with a passion for film and an original story to tell will be able to make their movie idea into a reality. This is certainly a promising step in that direction. Is David thinking too small? If so, email him at dcottrell@wisc.edu.

PHOTO COURTESY SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

The Foo Fighters have solidified their place in rock history with Wasting Light, an album that finally combines all of their strengths.

Wasting Light is Foo Fighters’ greatest work By Phil Condon SENIOR MUSIC REPORTER

Years from now, Wasting Light will be looked back on as one of the premier classic rock albums of the new millennium. The Foo Fighters seventh studio effort is chock-full of everything that defines a masterful, gritty rock CD: Pulsating power chords, arena-ready riffs, a pounding rhythm section and the first guitar and drum solos in recent Foo Fighters memory. The record has but one blemish (“White Limo”), although even this is a nod to classic rock’s Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. Recorded entirely in a cramped garage, the album still has the arena rock sound that has made the band famous. At the same time however, emotional lyrics keep the listener connected, ensuring the band’s place on the musical plateau currently held by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who.

The album’s finale may be the song that really cements its place in the annals of rock ‘n’ roll history.

After a few years absence, Wasting Light is not only a return to form for the Foo Fighters, but also a culmination of the band’s history to this point. Lead vocalist Dave Grohl sings—sometimes screams—with just as much passion as he did on One by One, and the dramatic dynamic shifts are just as apparent as on There Is Nothing Left to Lose. The harmonies sung by drummer Taylor Hawkins (and extra layers of Grohl’s voice) are as poignantly placed as they were on In Your Honor. The band goes even further back in its history bringing back original Foo Fighters guitarist (and Nirvana session guitarist) Pat Smear. The album even reunites Grohl with former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic on “I Should’ve Known” and producer Butch Vig. However, the album is the group’s best work because it threw some extra “monkey wrenches” into the tried and true formula.

The backing vocals throughout the CD are increasingly present and add depth to Grohl’s already solid leads. Instruments also take center stage on several songs, giving the tracks a more intense feel. The biggest success of the album is its fusion of arena rock and almost broad, folksy appeal. Both of these attributes can also be used to describe previous Foo Fighters’ efforts—One By One is arena rock at its finest, and the second disc of In Your Honor beautifully exhibits the band’s softer side—but never before have they been both of these things at once. Wasting Light keeps listeners banging their heads while feeling the deeper impact of the lyricism and sweeping bluesy backbone. “Bridge Burning” makes the greatest opening track to any Foo Fighters album to date. The harsh guitar sound sets the tone for the entire album musically as the rhythm guitar mimics the percussion—another FF staple. Lyrically, the cut again sets the tone for the rest of the album as Grohl roars “Your bridges are burning / They’re all coming down.” This starts a string of lyrics describing people who have done Grohl wrong that continues throughout the album. “I Should’ve Known,” easily the blusiest track on the album, continues this theme. This time Grohl seems to fault himself in part, lamenting, “I should’ve known there was that side of you.” Musically, the song is less produced than its peers, giving it an extremely gritty, soulful sound. It seems a bit non sequitur after all of the straight-laced rock songs before it, but the track is one of Wasting Light’s finest. The album’s finale may be the song that really cements its place in the annals of rock ‘n’ roll history. The charged chord progressions are reminiscent of countless rock hits while Grohl’s vocals channel a young Bruce Springsteen. Like all good tales, Grohl ends the album with a story of redemption as he bellows, “I’m learning to walk again, can’t you see I’ve waited long enough?” Chances are we’ll listen longer still before another album as good as Wasting Light reverberates in listeners’ eardrums.


comics 6

z

But probably among the least effective Aphrodisiacs: One of the first contraceptives was a concoction from the Egyptians made from honey, sodium carbonate and crocodile dung. dailycardinal.com/comics

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

If mama bear were a difficulty rating...

Today’s Sudoku

Evil Bird

By Caitlin Kirihara kirihara@wisc.edu

© Puzzles by Pappocom

Eatin’ Cake

By Dylan Moriarty EatinCake@gmail.com

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.

The Pipesmokers

By Joseph Diedrich jsdiedrich@wisc.edu

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

The Graph Giraffe Classic

First in Twenty

By Yosef Lerner graphics@dailycardinal.com

By D.T. dollefson@wisc.edu

Answer key available at www.dailycardinal.com PLEASE, MR.POSTMAN

ACROSS 1 Tabloid couple 5 “Let me just add ...” 9 “It’s easy ___!” 14 Subway alternative 15 Hurt 16 “To whom ___ concern” 17 Mover’s postal form 20 Word with “place” or “record” 21 ___ the knot 22 R&D site, briefly 23 To date 24 Ad-___ (improvise) 26 Marsh growth 28 Wild guess 30 West Point freshmen 34 Social insect 37 “... here on Gilligan’s ___” 39 Prey in a mock hunt 40 You have to sign for it 44 Twixt’s kin 45 Wise, as advice 46 “Didn’t I tell you?” 47 Foul odor 49 Like some generals (Abbr.) 51 Stretched tight 53 Pronoun sometimes used for vehicles 54 Troublemaking tyke 57 Marching-band instrument

60 62 64 67 68 69 70 71 72

Luau neckwear Pilot Earhart Priority mail service In no time ___ (instantly) Room in the big house Suit to ___ (fit perfectly) Riding and roping show Wine descriptor Check out before a heist

DOWN 1 Liable to make one scratch 2 Western lake and resort 3 Glorify 4 It’s “a terrible thing to waste” 5 Drink before dinner 6 “7 Faces of Dr. ___” 7 Put through a strainer 8 How the euphoric walk 9 Lend a hand 10 Offensively loud 11 Period of prayer? 12 Striped game fish 13 Dermatological diagnosis 18 Some toothpastes 19 Like one end of a pool

25 Grounds 27 “What ___ can I say?” 29 Cause fuzzy vision 31 Stand-up’s material 32 Type of fencing foil 33 Really dry 34 Play sections 35 Small salamander 36 Shoe shaper 38 Trims the lawn 41 Octopus feature 42 Machu Picchu builder 43 With deadly force 48 Wahine’s dance 50 Prefix meaning “half” 52 AT&T, for one 54 “How did ___ thing like that happen?” 55 Tracts of swampy ground 56 Check endorser 57 Winter Palace resident, once 58 ___ date (current) 59 Rosary piece 61 You might bounce it off someone 63 Removal during a disaster (Abbr.) 65 Nobel-winning U.N. agcy. 66 Large species of deer

Washington and the Bear

By Derek Sandberg kalarooka@gmail.com


opinion dailycardinal.com/opinion

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Women’s studies will reduce gender gaps Michael Podgers OPINION CONTRIBUTOR

What would happen if every student on campus were required to take a course in the department of Gender and Women’s Studies? Would students brush the class aside like any other breadth credit or take the valuable information it offers seriously? It makes sense to incorporate such a class into the general graduation requirements at UW-Madison. Education is a positive step toward combating discrimination, as it builds empathy and understanding. It is an important tool used in exposing how prejudices affect society as a whole, and not just who discrimination is directed at. So would students benefit from including Gender and Women’s Studies along with ethnic studies as a UW-Madison requirement? Yes. It’s time the university took another step in reversing discrimination toward women. Educating people about social equality is vital to progressing efforts to close gender gaps. Although non-discrimination policies protecting women exist across the United States, women and women’s issues are still attacked on a regular basis. Government funding for programs that protect or provide vital health care to women are often slashed, much like the recent but failed attempts to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

It’s time the university took another step in reversing discrimination toward women.

It’s also disappointing that pay inequity between men and women persists today. It is another sign that our culture tolerates treating women as less valuable than men. Even though President Barack Obama vowed to work toward reversing this problem, it will require an entire shift in the way our culture thinks and operates on not only a local, but a national scale. Comparing international standards of living measurements with equality between men and women ultimately shows gender equality is linked to high living standards. The United Nations publishes two such measurements: the Gender Empowerment Measure calculates inequality between men and women and the Human Development Index measures standards of living. The 2009 GEM and HDI report the countries with highest GEM rankings (most equality between men and women) are also the twenty countries with the highest HDI rankings (highest standards of living). The United States is 12 by HDI and 15 by GEM. However, the vast majority of countries with low GEM rankings (little equality between men and women) are also countries that have low HDI rankings (low standard of living), linking low education levels with increased gender gaps.

Without a belief in and a realization of equality, a community does not better itself. Yet the fact of the matter is there is still widespread culturally engrained prejudice in American society, which is not only seen through gender biases, but also through sexual orientation discrimination. The fact that LGBT youth have a higher suicide rate than other teens is evidence of the effects of homophobia. According to the Trevor Project website, LGBT youth are three times more likely than other teens to commit suicide—often the result of intense bullying or particularly vicious antigay attacks. It is disturbing that despite continued expansion of civil rights to LGBT people, suicide rates have gone up. According to the Center for American Progress, a disproportionate number of homeless teens, up to 40 percent, are LGBT while only about five to 10 percent of the entire youth population is LGBT. Without help, homelessness leaves LGBT youth in serious danger. About 58 percent are vulnerable to drug use, abuse and STDs in comparison to 33 percent of heterosexual homeless children. Public support and government policy helping LGBT homelessness is sorely lacking, however, should federal and state policy really be the source of change? No. Rather than just spend money to aid homeless youth, the source of the problem—prejudice—should be combated. To provoke real change, empathy and understanding need to be built from the bottom up instead of slowly trickling from the top down. These are morals and qualities that can be taught and better understood through Gender and Women’s Studies courses. Classes that focus on minority issues will highlight problems that are affecting American society today. So, what would happen if every student were required to take a Gender and Women’s Studies class? Well, the student body would be exposed to new ideas. The men and women at UW-Madison would walk together as equal peers and LGBT students would be able to come out, live openly and feel comfortable with themselves—free from bigoted attacks. Prejudice and discrimination may gradually diminish. I admit there would be a lot of moaning and groaning by students when adding another requirement to an already hefty courseload. I also realize plenty of students would probably blow the class off and look for the quickest and easiest passing grade possible, leaving without having learned anything. But that’s not the point. Even if only half of the student body learns something new from a Gender and Women’s Studies requirement, that’s a step in the direction toward gender and minority equality, which is the real point. With this additional requirement, students would walk out of class more open-minded, with an outlook embracing individual differences rather than rejecting them. Michael Podgers is a freshman majoring in art history and German. Please send all feedback to opinion@dailycardinal.com.

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

uw system needs to compromise

T

he future of UW-Madison’s authority model grows hazier as Chancellor Biddy Martin finds her brainchild gridlocked between UW System officials and the Wisconsin state Legislature. As evidenced by her e-mail sent to UW-Madison students last Thursday, Martin’s attempts to implement the New Badger Partnership—a plan to increase UW-Madison’s flexibility through the establishment of a public authority model that would break the university from the UW System—are growing increasingly desperate. Although Martin earned the support of Gov. Scott Walker in his proposed biennial budget, the idea of Wisconsin’s most prestigious and economically viable research institution stripping away from the UW System has sister universities and the Board of Regents disconcerted. In response to the New Badger Partnership, UW System officials proposed a supplemental Wisconsin Idea Partnership that increases flexibilities for all UW System schools while keeping Madison tied to the Board of Regents—directly conflicting with the core idea of the NBP: autonomy. While we com-

mend the System’s initiative to provide all public universities with similar elasticity, we continue to stand by our previous editorials supporting the NBP’s inclusion of a public authority model, something the WIP fails to incorporate. Although a variety of professors and student organizations have demonstrated overwhelming support for the NBP, the battle between the two partnerships won’t end with a single victor. It is clear the System aims to slam down UW-Madison’s attempts to break away, so compromise seems to be the only viable solution to such an intransigent conflict. In order to preserve the UW’s image, it is important Martin captures the support of neighboring universities and earns the blessing from the Board of Regents before she pushes through with her plans. Instead of taking the ax to UW System President Kevin Reilly’s WIP, Martin recently announced a third amendment to the governor’s budget. The draft combines the main elements from the WIP and the NBP, giving the entire UW System more freedom to set tuition rates and faculty salaries while allowing UW-Madison to operate under a Board of Trustees. Unfortunately, even these gener-

z

7

ous negotiations have come under the Board of Regents’ scrutiny. As much as Reilly touts that the WIP acts in the interest of the entire UW System, he can’t avoid the fact that the Board of Regents’ main priority is to cling onto UW-Madison with every muscle it has to flex. Still, it would be in the System’s best interest to work with Martin through these contentions rather than turn its shoulder to any compromise she suggests. Reilly can rally up the remaining 13 institutions to lobby the Legislature as hard as he pleases, but the reality is that Martin is the only chancellor who has Walker’s ear. The fact that the NBP is written into the governor’s budget proposal is cause for compromise between both Martin and the UW System. As stated in her e-mail, Martin believes, “UW-Madison needs all the flexibility that the governor’s budget provides if we are to continue competing with the best research universities in the world.” After campaigning for so long, Martin isn’t going to back down, which is something the rest of the UW System needs to understand. While the NBP may have left the System with a raw deal, railroading Biddy to deconstruct the partnership won’t give birth to a new plan all UW institutions can agree with. The only real success will result in healthy negotiations that maintain friendly relationships between all 14 UW schools. We don’t foresee Martin or the UW System conceding anytime soon, but the fact that Martin strongly urged students to take action and lobby the Legislature in her e-mail proves she will use any measure possible to preserve the NBP. And as Wisconsin’s flagship university and home to a historically experienced and passionate set of die-hard protesters, it’s safe to say the Board of Regents won’t have an easy fight to win.


sports 8

z

dailycardinal.com/sports

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Women’s Basketball

UW taps Kelsey as Stone’s replacement By Mark Bennett

Virginia Tech, the Hokies made trips to the NCAA Tournament Three weeks after Lisa Stone in 2005 and 2008. In addiwas let go from her position as tion to coaching positions with Wisconsin women’s basketball Western Carolina, Evansville and head coach, Barry Alvarez and Boise State, Kelsey served as a the UW Athletic Department coach with Florida from 1998announced they have hired 2000. Her 2000 Gator team fell Stanford assistant coach Bobbie to Wisconsin in the Women’s Kelsey as the program’s new leader. National Invitation Tournament Kelsey who played her col- Championship game. lege basketball with the Cardinal “Her record of success everyhelping Stanford to a where she has been National Championship speaks for itself,” Alvarez in 1992, spent three years said. “I was obviously as an assistant coach at very impressed with her Virginia Tech before resume and was convinced returning to Palo Alto to she was the right person join the Cardinal coachfor the job once I got the ing staff in 2007-’08. chance to meet with her In her four years at in person.” Stanford under head “She has a definite KELSEY coach Tara VanDerveer, plan for how to bring Kelsey helped the success to our women’s Cardinal reach the Final Four basketball team and the knowleach season and two national edge and enthusiasm to execute championship games. In those that plan.” five seasons, Stanford assemKelsey replaces Stone, who bled an earth-shattering 137-14 went 128-119 in eight seasons and (.907) record. reached the NCAA Tournament “This is a tremendous oppor- just once. That appearance came tunity and I am very appreciative in 2010 when the No. 7 seed that coach Alvarez has put his Badgers feel to No. 12 Vermont trust in me,” Kelsey said. “This in the first round. program has excellent support, Under Stone, Wisconsin terrific resources and Madison made WNIT appearances in is a wonderful community. It 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. In can be a great program and my 2007, Stone led the Badgers to intention and goal is to make it the WNIT championship game a great program.” before falling to Wyoming. While an assistant with With three starters returning

THE DAILY CARDINAL

Men’s Tennis

Badgers split weekend with pair of Big Ten foes By Michael Tews

The win marked Michalicka’s thirteenth of the season as the The Wisconsin men’s tennis No. 70-ranked Badger improves team (3-3 Big Ten, 9-10 overall) his record to a team-high 13-4 on started off its four-match home- the season. stand superbly wirh a 4-3 upset Bertha and Petr Satral finished over No. 60 Purdue (1-6, 10-11) off the match for Wisconsin in Friday, but they were the Nos. 2 and 4 spots, unable to get another respectively, to give the upset after falling to No. Badgers the 4-3 win. 27 Indiana (7-0, 20-4) Against Indiana, Sunday 4-3. Michalicka extended his The Badgers fell in the four-match winning streak Nos. 3, 5 and 6 singles against Indiana’s Jeremy spots to give Purdue the Langer for Wisconsin’s 3-1 lead but UW won first single win, taking the BERTHA the last three matches for 7-6 (5) win and the easy a hard fought upset. 6-1 second set win. Wisconsin grabbed the early Bertha was in a three-set fight, doubles point which ended up but couldn’t finish things off, fallbeing the decision maker in the ing to Santiago Gruter, 6-2, 4-6, match as both teams split the 6-1 and gave Indiana the match singles results. win, 4-2. The points came from No. Despite the match decision, 70-ranked duo of Marek Ask continued his close Michalicka and Billy match against Indiana’s Bertha in an 8-3 win Claes Goransson. After over Purdue’s Krisztian falling in his first set, Ask Krocsko and Eric Ramos came back for a 6-4 secfor their twelfth win of ond set win to take the the season. match to a third set and Wisconsin’s freshman finally coming out on top pairing of Rod Carey and in a tiebreak decision, 7-6 Fredrik Ask followed suit MICHALICKA (6). taking the 8-6 win in the Wisconsin will finish No. 3 doubles slot to give UW its homestand next weekend, takthe doubles point. ing on the No. 3 ranked Ohio Wisconsin senior captain State Buckeyes on Friday and Michalicka earned an easy win in Penn State on Sunday. Match the No. 1 spot defeating Purdue’s times are set for 2 p.m. on Friday Szymon Tatarczyk 6-2, 6-1. and noon on Sunday.

THE DAILY CARDINAL

next season from a team that had accumulated a 21-11 record the year before, Stone’s Badgers managed just a 15-13 finish overall and a loss at home to Illinois State in the second round of the WNIT. Stone, an Oregon, Wis., native, was fired the day after the Illinois State loss. Kelsey, now the sixth coach in the program’s 37 year history, will face a challenge this coming sea-

son: Three starters, Lin Zastrow, Tara Steinbauer and second team All-Big Ten guard Alyssa Karel, all graduated from the program this season. Kelsey will be forced to rebuild around the already established talent of sophomore guard Taylor Wurtz and junior forwards Ashley Thomas and Anya Covington, along with young talent like freshmen Morgan Paige

and Cassie Rochel. VanDerveer, who recently became the ninth women’s coach inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, had kind words for Kelsey. “We are thrilled for Bobbie and for the opportunity she has earned at Wisconsin. I know that she will continue to do a fine job in Madison, and we wish her the absolute best.”


The Daily Cardinal - Tuesday, April 12, 2011