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Doyle plans to pursue ‘sexting’ DA Kratz’s removal from office
By Alison Bauter
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz faces removal from office in light of allegations against his conduct in office. At a press conference Monday, Gov. Jim Doyle said a taxpayer of the county needs to file a complaint, and only then can the governor move forward with the removal process. “When that complaint is here, I intend to proceed with the process for removal from office,” Doyle said.
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The Madison Campus Women’s Center applied for eligibility to receive funding from the Student Services Finance Committee for the 2011-’12 fiscal year Monday. According to its website, the CWC tackles problems facing women by “celebrating and affirming” their power to create social change by offering support services, educating the campus community on gender-based issues, and serving as a resource and referral center for all interested students. In 2009, SSFC denied the group funding. SSFC Chair Matt Manes cited inadequate record of sufficient direct services. According to Manes, the CWC did not provide evidence of enough student direct services. After taking its case to the Student Judiciary and making multiple appeals to the SSFC, the CWC was forced to accept the committee’s decision. In the coming months, CWC members face the challenge of financing the 2010-’11 program and operations costs, as well as the reapplication
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Local 171 members protested the new Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery’s decision to use non-unionized employment.
Union workers protest WID’s food services By Alison Bauter
“[The] SSFC kept us on our toes, but overall, I think it went smoothly.” Nathalie Cheng publicity coordinator CWC
process for future funding. “It’s going to be really, really tight in terms of finances this year,” said CWC program coordinator Rae Lymer, CWC program. According to Lymer, the center is going to be dependent on a combination of grants and co-sponsorships to finance the 2010-’11 school year to cover the cost of rent, basic printing and supplies. The CWC is seeking additional grants and co-sponsors such as PAVE to cover event costs. Lymer and CWC publicity coordinator Nathalie Cheng agreed that Women in Redzine, the CWC’s multicultural women’s magazine, would suffer the most, due to its high printing cost. CWC members already have their eyes on funding for the 2011-’12 school year. Lymer expressed her desire to make this year’s application process as easy as possible, without having to “go through all the different hoops [they] did last year” by keeping better records and working collectively. In past years, Cheng said, the finance coordinator was in charge of ssfc page 3
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Seventy-five sign-wielding members of the Local 171 branch of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees protested the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery privatization of food service employment outside the WID yesterday. “We’re just calling attention to the fact that we’re serious about this fight,” Local 171 Steward Anne Habel said. Habel, a dishwasher at UW-Madison, said the picket was in response to WID changing its mind on employing union workers.
According to Habel, the WID told Local 171 that the institute would seek unionized employment, only to recently change its position and opt to privatize food services. According to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the organization held discussions with Wisconsin Union Food Services about the unit employing the food venues, but legal and financial issues ended the conversation. The organization said they then sent vendor solicitation proposals to 13 organizations, including three with unionized
“When that complaint is here, I intend to proceed with the process for removal from office.” Jim Doyle governor Wisconsin
Kratz made headlines last week for “sexting” Stephanie Van Groll, an abuse victim he represented. He is now being accused of abusing his position further by bringing a woman on a date to an autopsy, according to a letter sent to the governor by the woman Kratz met on match.com.
“I say this not only as governor, but as a three-term District Attorney and a three-term Attorney General. This thing deeply, deeply troubled me,” Doyle said of Kratz’s actions. The letter from Kratz’s autopsy date, whose name is being protected, said he requested she come to the autopsy “provided I would be his girlfriend and wear high heels and a skirt.” “The thought that a victim’s body, the most private part for their family, was somehow being used as a lure … is just beyond anything anybody could imagine,” Doyle said. Kratz has been urged to step down by legislators, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association. However, instead of stepping down, Kratz announced Monday he was going on “medical leave.” The WCADV and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault were highly critical of the move. “Although Kratz has not disclosed the condition requiring his leave, it appears he is again attempting to make more excuses,” the groups said in a joint statement. “Sexually harassing a sexting page 3
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New Lakeshore residence hall and food service facility on way to construction By Grace Gleason The Daily Cardinal
The City of Madison Plan Commission unanimously approved a conditional use request to construct a new UW-Madison Lakeshore residence hall and food service facility Monday. The project was reviewed with reference to the City of Madison’s development standards, Planning Division Director Bradley Murphy said. “We were happy to recommend approval,” Murphy said. A conditional use is granted to a project when the uses described for the plan are not permitted outright, but may be allowed if certain standards and conditions are met
along with the Plan Commission’s approval. The committee said they strongly supported the project even though the current building plans exceed the zoning limit of three stories in that zoning district. “We’re a town that’s starting to grow up in many different ways,” committee member Ald. Lauren Cnare, District 3, said. “Literally growing up ... I think it’s a great idea.” The proposed site of the new residence hall is adjacent to a national eligible Native American mounds site. In preliminary archeological studies performed on the potential lakeshore page 3
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Colin Cowherd, host of ESPN2’s SportsNation, broadcast live from the Memorial Union Terrace Monday with Badger athletes and fans.
“…the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”
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Andrew Lahr spare me the lahrcasm Last week, as local sophomore Timothy McFadden eagerly waited in front of his television set for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, something magical happened. Sitting with a box of Cheez-Its and a lukewarm Doctor Pepper, Timothy was so emotionally stirred by the groundbreaking vocal performances of Justin Bieber and Usher, that he made a personal pledge to be “just like them” some day. Timothy’s personal realization that he was bound for musical stardom occurred just as Bieber (16), surrounded by 13-year-old male background dancers, sang his most well known lyrics “Like baby, baby, baby ohh” for the 36th time. “Justin’s performance was truly unbelievable, just the sight of all those 12-year-old girls screaming and trying to touch him really made me certain that a career in
popular music was for me. I’m going to be the most talented artist in Wisconsin, and probably in all the Midwest for that matter,” said a thoroughly inspiredlooking Timothy. Before the VMA’s had even ended, McFadden (or recently, T-Mac) had already jotted down what he was sure were five “smash hits,” and was running for his Macbook Pro soon after. After Google-ing “how to make music”, he downloaded Apple’s Garage Band, the program Timothy had read would surely make him bigger than Jesus, cigarettes and birth control combined. As he scrolled through the pre-set beats, and fiddled with the numerous effects at his fingertips, Timothy knew he had to suppress his excitement just long enough for one masterpiece to be created. Unfortunately, just as he was ready to hit the little red “record” button, he suddenly realized it … Timothy couldn’t sing, and, for that matter, really wasn’t ready for the effort and time needed to learn how to. He slumped over his computer and, head in hands, began to sob
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uncontrollably, apparently realizing he just wasn’t nearly as talented as legendary musicians Justin Bieber or Lil’ Wayne. “Well shit, I said to myself… so much for my surefire hip-hop career. Then, through the tears I saw it, the little slide-bar to the left of the screen with “TuneEnhancement” written above it. Hesitantly I clicked it, spit a few rhymes into the onboard microphone, and the results were unbelievable. The computer will not only play my drums and synthesized guitar, it actually hits the notes for me! It was at that point that I knew I really was going to make it big after all … I can only imagine what musical genius would result if T-Pain or Chris Brown knew about this!” So for ten straight hours, T-Mac passionately talked his vocals into his Macbook, crafting his breakout album, “Songs o’ Strife, Pimp 4 Life,” one track at a time. In a recording session which seemed to rival the Abbey Road sessions, Timothy McFadden and his Macbook successfully harmonized through 14 heart-pumping beats straight, without sleep or even
after he’s had, or she’s had, a couple of shots. —I see some knowing nods, but maybe you guy are just planning on grad school.
Professor: So what football team do you root for? Student: Actually, the Titans... it’s a long story. Comm Arts TA on the film “Life Professor: Ah... Witness Protection of an American Cowboy”: Program? And then cowboys do some cowboy shit. Rope tricks. Whatever. Girl on Library Mall: When I was little I thought those Girl in the Tornado Room: round bales of hay sitting in fields He looked like a goddamn were called poop n’ heimers. Sasquatch with a shaved pussy! Girl 2: Sorry to interrupt, but that Guy in Fresh Market: is the best fucking quote I’ve What is this Blue Bonnet stuff? heard all day and I don’t even Girl: I think it’s cream cheese. know what you’re talking about. Girl 2: What? No. It’s fake butter you idiots. Girl 1: Nothing like a nice Summer’s Eve. Friend 1: Oh man, my poop has Girl 2: been smelling really weird lately. I did not need to hear that. Like infant poop. Friend 2: Ahh! That happened to Girl at Whiskey River: me too! Suddenly it just had this Come with me, I made out with really weird taste someone for you! (and then she Friend 2: - I mean ... smell. and three friends cut to the front Friend 1: ... of the line) Friend 2: I didn’t Friend 1: Just stop now. Collected Snippets from professor in Vilas Hall: People say the darndest shit, so sub—There are many roles I’ve wanted mit your Overheards to vstatz@daito play... mostly opposite Sigourney lycardinal.com or at dailycardinal. Weaver. com/page-two by commenting on —Maybe God is speaking to you this weeks’ submissions.
instruments. After only nine days, his hit songs “Step up Bitch” and “Did I Stutta, Make you Shudda” have managed to accumulate over 200 views on YouTube and have been commented on at least six times each. “It’s really surreal going from regular Joe to multi-talented rapper in twelve hours, but I’m handling it well. I’ve already charged twenty grand to my MasterCard for stage-wear and recording equipment, but I know that will be peanuts for me in a month or so. Also, I’m really stoked to lose my virginity, because if this album doesn’t do that for me I might as well become a priest ASAP (sorry mom).” Look for T-Mac’s new hot album on iTunes soon, and catch his planned local performances throughout Madison. The first of these performances will be held right where all of those homeless guys with guitars missing strings hang out and share Marlboros, just outside of Potbelly’s Sandwiches. Want to learn more? Contact Timothy’s agent’s agent Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Alcohol license boundary lines will remain the same for now The Alcohol License Review Committee debated the possibility of extending the current Alcohol License Density Ordinance boundaries Monday. ALDO limits the number of alcohol licenses granted to bars and restaurants around the UW-Madison campus which helps to reduce alcohol-related violence, according to Madison Police Department Captain Mary Schauf. The proposed changes to the ordinance would include extending the boundary line down Regent Street toward Camp Randall, Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said. Madison resident Kathy Poy spoke in support of extending ALDO
boundaries, especially to Regent Street. Poy said bar time on Regent Street is a problem, and the initiative is a “positive step.”
However, committee members anonymously agreed ALDO is working to keep the interests of UW-Madison students and community members safe. At tonight’s meeting, the Madison Common Council is scheduled to “UW-Madison is an interesting situation because so many stu- consider extending ALDO through early March, Verveer said. dents live off campus.” The committee said extending ALDO is a step toward helping stuKathy Poy dents drink responsibly and stay safe resident against high-risk behaviors. Ald. Julia Madison Kerr, District 13, is the main sponsor behind the boundary proposal according to Verveer. Kerr was not “UW-Madison is an interesting present at the meeting. situation because so many students —Jourdan Miller live off campus,” Poy said.
District Court delays campaign finance case The Wisconsin Eastern District Court ruled Friday to delay a case challenging the campaign finance regulations, allowing the Wisconsin Supreme Court to make a decision on the issue. Wisconsin Right to Life, a prominent statewide anti-abortion organization, filed suit in August against the Government Accountability Board and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm over GAB rule 1.28.
In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in January lifting restrictions on corporate spending in campaigns, the GAB created rule 1.28 to require corporate interests to show greater transparency by registering as political committees and reporting spending and fundraising. WRTL claimed in its suit that GAB 1.28 violates its First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. A similar suit filed by Wisconsin
Prosperity Network, a non-profit corporate advocate for deregulation, is pending before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. “Whether § 1.28 is deemed enforceable under Wisconsin law is at the epicenter of this declaratory judgment action and, if possible, this court should defer to the state’s highest court, the Wisconsin Supreme Court,” Judge Charles Clevert said in his decision. —Ariel Shapiro
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Gov. Jim Doyle condemned Kratz’s actions and said he would conduct the removal procedure through the proper legal channels.
sexting from page 1 vulnerable victim is the result of a serious lack of integrity, not a medical condition.” Although no complaint has been filed yet, Doyle said he is
confident one will arrive in a matter of days. “It is my intention to move very, very swiftly,” Doyle said, adding Kratz will hopefully be removed from office within 30 days.
Chancellor to moderate panel in NYC
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SSFC members heard the Campus Women’s Center pitch for eligibility to recieve funding next fiscal year Monday night. SSFC deemed the CWC ineligible last semester for funding for 2010-2011.
ssfc from page 1 the eligibility application. This year, the job will be split among all eight CWC coordinators. “We’ve really made an effort to make the entire collective responsible for getting this application done, because the funding is supposed to support all of our positions,” Cheng said. With these changes in place, members’ outlook for 2011-12 SSFC funding seems positive. “I don’t feel that there’s any benefit out of holding grudges, because that would hurt both sides,” said Cheng. “I feel like if we really, really just start afresh and just keep fighting,
lakeshore from page 1 construction site, no artifacts have been found, UW-Madison Director of Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture Gary Brown said in a statement. “The university is really sensi-
then good things will happen.” Last Friday the CWC submitted its budget application to the SSFC. The group applied to the finance committee for 2011-12 funding eligibility Monday. Representing CWC, Lymer and Cheng spoke at Monday’s meeting about the group’s provision of resources and services, emphasizing their availability and versatility to all students regardless of gender. “[The] SSFC kept us on our toes, but overall, I think the hearing went smoothly,” Cheng said. “There is still more work to be done. We’re optimistic, but nothing is set yet.” Following the hearing, Lymer said
she was optimistic, but hoped that the SSFC would not underestimate the strength of the CWC’s family resource component as it factored into the direct services total. “Those of us at the CWC are so passionate about the service we provide,” Lymer said. “We won’t let it fall by the wayside.” As SSFC Chair Manes he is unable to comment on the potential outcome. The committee also heard the F.H. King student farm’s eligibility application, and announced their decision to allocate student segregated fees to fund the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan and Working Class Student Union.
tive to its environment,” Cnare said. “They recognize that’s a special piece of land along Lakeshore.” The new building will be five stories tall, with floors two through five serving as a dormitory space. The ground floor will be a dining room area providing service to an
estimated 3,250 students living in the Lakeshore residence halls. The tennis courts and parking lot currently occupying the land would be removed. Construction of the new Lakeshore hall located at 640 Elm Drive is scheduled to begin March 2011 with completion in June 2012.
Chancellor Biddy Martin will moderate a panel featuring four UW-Madison professors to discuss social issues September 29 in New York City. “This will be a lively discussion focusing on subjects that concern us all, including the prospects for a deliberative democracy, given the heavily ideological divisions in the country, the challenges we face and the dramatic changes in mass media,” Martin said in a statement. The panel will discuss ties between the economy, environ-
protest from page 1 workers, but the three units did not respond. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, said WID disrespects the relationship between the public and unions, because WID has a $50 million partnership with the state yet are not supporting unions. “The fact that they’re not willing to recognize that is a sad sign,” said Pocan. “It sets a terrible precedent.” The statewide unions, as well as several community groups endorse the Local 171 cause. Among these is the Student Labor Action Coalition (SLAC), whose members participated in Monday’s protest. “The SLAC has developed a really good relationship with the Local 171,” said SLAC member Daniel Cox. “As students, how our university treats its campus workers truly matters to us.” Pocan said the university itself was very supportive, and
ment, politics and the media. The four professors—Barry Burden, Tracey Holloway, Joel Rogers and Stephen Ward— are experts in topics such as third-party candidate strategies, Congress, air pollution, law and journalism ethics. It will be the first event of what UW-Madison hopes will be a national series to “provide a rich and very different experience for alumni, donors and friends,” Wisconsin Alumni Association president and CEO Paula Bonner said in a statement. the move to privatize came from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Cox, however, said that the university affiliation is very apparent. “The university needs to speak with [WARF],” Cox said. “Anyone who supports well-paying jobs on campus needs to stand up right now. This is about people’s livelihood.” Although WARF privatized the food services, the organization said the institute will create union jobs in other departments. According to protestors, several construction workers at the site refused to cross the picket line to get to work and left the construction site for the day. The remaining workers declined to comment. Following the picket, Habel says the Local 171 and its supporters will play the next step by ear. “We’ll see what their response is to this, and then take it from there,” said Habel.
opinion Walker’s job creation plan: a colossal joke 4
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
MILES KELLERMAN opinion columnist
ith the November elections approaching, closely fought races at every level of Wisconsin politics are heating up. The majority of political debate has centered on job creation in light of Wisconsin’s 8.1 percent unemployment rate, and the race for governor is proving no exception. Republican candidate Scott Walker and Democrat Tom Barrett have centered their campaigns on increasing employment as a means to improving the economy. Their plans for doing so, however, are far different.
Walker’s childish attempt to criticize Barrett for having a detailed plan is an addmission of guilt.
Scott Walker has garnered a lot of attention for his promise to create 250,000 jobs and 10,000 new businesses by the end of his first term if elected. Such claims would be great news for the state if he had any evidence to back up his projections. If one were to download the “Walker Plan” from his campaign website, he or she would find five pages without a single mathematical or economic justification for his promises. In his five-page proposal, he identifies six main points: Lower taxes, Eliminate Red Tape, End Frivolous Lawsuits (Tort Reform), Improve Education, Create Affordable Healthcare
and Invest in Infrastructure. Tom Barrett, in stark contrast, has a sixty-seven page document available through his website that outlines in great detail his ideas for job creation and economic recovery. The Barrett plan covers a wide range of specific areas such as tax breaks for specific job-creating industries, the elimination of software and patent royalty state taxes to encourage new industry, and the support of enhanced tax breaks for the dairy industry. In the area of tax cuts, Walker vaguely suggests eliminating corporate taxes for the first two years of operation while eliminating “job-killing” tax increases. He also proposes business permit-approval reform, in which an application not decided upon after 180 days is presumed approved, opening the door for loopholes to be taken advantage of by corporations. Tort reform comes next, eliminating frivolous lawsuits that may endanger corporate profits, and finally education reform, in which he claims our universities must incorporate more industrybased curriculum. While each point is certainly controversial and very debatable, what is more concerning is that if one were to copy and paste his entire employment agenda into Microsoft Word, and convert the font to 12point Times New Roman, it would take up less than two pages. This is completely unacceptable for someone who wishes to govern the state for the next five years. The comparisons in economic plans have led to much criticism towards Walker, who answered by creating “Scott Walker’s 68 Page Plan to Create 250,000 Jobs,” in which his original fivepage agenda is increased to such a large font that it takes up sixty-
eight pages. Walker explains on his website, “It’s the best of both worlds: good, substantive ideas for people who are into that type of thing, but also lots and lots of pages!”
Regardless of political afﬁliation and bias, we as a voting public must recognize manipulation and empty promises.
Is this really how low political debate has fallen? Walker’s childish attempt to criticize Barrett for having a detailed plan is an admission of guilt, not a reason for celebration. Are we expected to prefer a watered down general description of long-term goals? Perhaps for my next paper in International Relations, I’ll just send my professor a paragraph outline of my argument. Backing up my claims with fact and example is just useless fluff right? Regardless of political affiliation and bias, we as a voting public must recognize manipulation and empty promises when we see it. So much of Walker’s campaign has focused on simplicity, masking a lack of substance. With economics and job creation at the center of Wisconsin’s agenda, a detailed explanation and plan is not a fault. With no concrete evidence to back up his pledge, we must recognize that Walker’s claims of job creation and economic growth are no more than political strategy; easy to promise to the public, and even easier to forget in five years Miles Kellerman is a sophomore with an undeclared major. Please send all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Fight for Madison renter rights Getting young people in Madison to pay attention to local politics sometimes feels like trying to convince a college freshman that there’s a need for the reference section at the library. Five to ten years from now, you know they’ll have gained the wisdom to admit you were right, but for now, there’s just this impenetrable haze of apathy, and it starts with the phrase, “Well, how does it effect me?” Well listen up, you bunch of attention-deficit-ridden pups. Grandpa Weis has something to say, so put down your darn iPhones and knock off that infernal texting for 30 seonds. This effects you. Nov. 15—if you’ve ever rented in downtown Madison, you’ve come to hate that date. On Nov. 15, if you haven’t signed a lease that starts next August, your landlord has the legal right under Madison ordinances to bring people into your home and rent the place out from under you. Sure you’ve complained about it, but do you really realize what a raw deal you’re getting, or that it would actually be really easy to change it? The horror stories this law has caused are endless. After all, when you talk about the young people that inhabit the downtown, the near east side and the near west side, you’re often talking about people who aren’t sure what they’re going to be doing with their lives one month from now, let alone 21. Yet that’s how far in advance most Madison renters are being forced to make a decision. After three months of your lease have gone by, you have to decide whether you want to renew it for another 12. Let’s face it. After three months, you don’t know whether that person you’ve lived with for 12 weeks is a lunatic or not. You don’t know if you’ll have landed that job, internship or study-abroad opportunity you’re chasing. You certainly don’t know how your house and your furnace are going to hold up in the dead of a brutal Wisconsin winter.
It’s these kinds of horror stories the Madison Housing Committee, stacked with a number of big-business property managers, clearly hadn’t heard when it voted 7-3 to kill a proposal that would make renting in Madison a more equitable proposition for the renter. But the proposal to move the rent-by date to the third week in January has new legs, and goes before the full Madison City Council Tuesday night, Sept. 21. And this time, if it’s to succeed, there needs to be no shortage of voices to drown out the self-interested property managers from Steve Brown Apartments, Madison Property Management and other groups that will feebly argue a change will place some sort of burdenon them. A group of students and young professionals is mobilizing to speakduring the public comment segment of the meeting, through a Facebook page you can ﬁnd at http://www.facebook.com/event. php?eid=139288486115520&ref =mf. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., but there’s no distinct way to tell when this particular item will be taken up. It falls about midway through the agenda, after some other contentious issues, so the best bet is to show up early, register to speak, and then hunker down for the long haul with a newspaper or one of those darn iPhones you all seem to be so fond of. Nobody ever said democracy was easy. The proposal to move the rent-by date to the third week in January has a realistic shot of succeeding, but it will take a number of swingvotes on the council to make it happen. If the city’s Alders know people are paying attention to this issue and ﬁred up about it, there’s no way they’ll want to be seen as toadying to the interests of big management companies. - Dusty Weis UW Journalism graduate AM 1670 WTDY reporter
Need collaboration between UW and state to reform tuition MATT BEATY opinion columnist
n two days, students will be ﬁling into East Campus Mall and taking the elevator up to the Bursar’s ofﬁce to hand over a nice big check to the university. Truthfully, it is a fair trade. The tuition we pay to the university helps fund our education, student organizations and everything from free movies at Memorial Union to SAFECab after a long night. But with tuition increasing every year, and plans for future increases, it is becoming tougher to give away that check. Chancellor Martin has been busy in her ﬁrst few years as head of UWMadison. She created the Go Big Read program, the Madison Initiative for undergraduates and is working on a new business model, all of which cost a lot of money. The new business model, called the “Badger Partnership,” attempts to gain more autonomy from the state
and increase need-based aid to students through a tuition increase. Yet, it can be argued that this plan will make school less affordable for many students while allowing the school to continue its high spending. But Martin claims that by raising tuition to levels closer to other Big Ten schools, the university will be able to offer more ﬁnancial aid to students. All students should beneﬁt equally if tuition is raised. Yet, it is doubtful that many will receive any extra ﬁnancial support. A likely possibility exists that students with lower incomes will fail to receive more aid, while other students will be stuck with higher costs and less money for their own future. Even for students that appear wealthy on paper, tuition is a costly expenditure and that should not increase to help others afford the same education. In a live-chat about this partnership, Martin explains that the university needs to “draw on more out-of-state students to help make an education more affordable for Wisconsin residents.” In a Madison Magazine article, she further describes using tuition, presumably from wealthier students, to
help fund more ﬁnancial aid. Like the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates, she asks some students to contribute more in funding to programs that everyone will beneﬁt from. But raising tuition will make the university less attractive to out-of-state and moderately wealthy students. If UW-Madison has a tuition rate similar to all other Big Ten schools, the university will lose one of its biggest advantages, affordability. There could become a large economic gap in our school’s population. While Martin’s care for Wisconsin students is noble, her thoughtful gestures will drive away the wallets she hopes to draw from. To make matters worse, the school wants to gain more autonomy from the state. The university would be able to handle staff compensations and manage facility projects, making the school a more private-public hybrid. More autonomy would just give the university an easier route to build new facilities and less reason to think about what they are spending, our money. Legislators should be in charge of non-academic projects, such as new facilities. This way if spending gets out
of control, people could vote their legislators out of ofﬁce, something not as easily done with university ofﬁcials. Though Martin says that more autonomy in facility projects will lower overhead costs, these overhead costs will be small compared to the cost of new building project after new building project. In an economy as bad as this, the university should be focusing on controlling spending, and less on pet projects. Students and the university can’t afford to build forever. The university should investigate other options to preserve affordability. They need to work with the state instead of trying to separate from it. By working with legislators to increase state funding, which has remained stagnant for the last few years, the university could avoid a massive tuition increase. New facility projects should be re-evaluated for necessity and affordability. But the debate goes both ways. Students also need to understand that in order to receive the great programs and education; they need to pay for it. A mix of more state funding, spending cuts and modest tuition hikes
could be a better answer, rather than a massive tuition increase and less government interaction. Students, the university and government need to work together to keep the university efﬁcient and ﬁnancially accessible. Instead the “Badger Partnership” aims at using the university’s power alone to ﬁx the problem. In the coming weeks and months, Chancellor Martin should come out with speciﬁc details of the partnership. What students will qualify for the new aid? How will the university handle projects in an efﬁcient manner? How much will tuition actually increase? These are all questions that need to be answered and discussed with university ofﬁcials, students and the government. The “Badger Partnership” will change UW-Madison, and only time will tell what will actually arise from it. But one thing is for sure. If this plan is allowed to go through, many students will start to hate that elevator ride up to the Bursar’s ofﬁce even more. Matt Beaty is a sophomore majoring in math and computer science. Please send all feedback to email@example.com.
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HR HITTERS ACROSS 1 Dungeons & Dragons creatures 5 Video game system 9 Thai monetary units 14 “... for a ___ pittance” 15 Tiny bit 16 “David Copperﬁeld” character Heep 17 “The Iliad” ﬁgure 18 ___ melt (sandwich) 19 Black, in Spain 20 Freedoms shared by every person 23 Cut down with an ax 24 Absence of oomph 25 Cut off, as ﬂeece 27 Toss out of school 30 Different from 33 “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-___” 36 Caught a glance of 38 Beta tester, e.g. 39 Cute residents of Endor 41 Sufﬁx with “real” or “ideal” 42 Black cats, to some 43 Window division 44 Side job for some singers 46 Constantly stewed dude 47 Like some nouns 49 Pittsburgh product, historically
51 Prepared potatoes, in a way 53 Didn’t hold water 57 Chestnut case 59 Place to see sulkies 62 Quarter-rounded molding 64 Toy that does tricks 65 Black, poetically 66 Chaotic brawl 67 “Don’t ___ think about it!” 68 Dim bulb 69 Machine that makes bundles 70 X-ray dosage units 71 Ties in Tokyo DOWN 1 Largest city in the Cornhusker State 2 Episode of “The Brady Bunch,” e.g. 3 ___ de menthe 4 Type of seed or oil 5 Ancient Persian governors 6 Decorative needle case 7 Large percussion instrument 8 Asian nannies 9 Burner designer 10 More than is? 11 Some multistoried buildings 12 Allowance for weight
13 Come in third at the Preakness 21 Puts the kibosh on 22 Dull sound 26 Reunion invitee 28 Of monumental proportions 29 “Things to do” and others 31 Bingo’s cousin 32 Once, but not nowadays 33 “Chocolat” star 34 “Suppose They Gave ___ and Nobody Came?” 35 A student’s place? 37 Discharge, as light 40 Military chapeau 42 Arch types 44 “Diamonds ___ Girl’s Best Friend” 45 Harriet, Ozzie and Rick 48 “Me too” kind of guy 50 Texas border town 52 Appliance in many basements 54 Meal on a skewer 55 Bacteria in uncooked food 56 Fender bender results 57 Box-ofﬁce ﬂop 58 Eyeball layer 60 ___ Scotia 61 Checked out, in a way 63 “Inside Man” director Spike
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Don’t be fooled by the awesome “Avatar:” new crop of post-production 3-D ﬁlms ought to be avoided DAVID COTTRELL co-ttrell it on the mountain
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This black-and-white photo does little justice to the three-dimensional best-seller, “Avatar.” Due to “Avatar’s” success, many other ﬁlms have been reformatted for 3-D release, with less-than-impressive results.
hree-dimensional ﬁlms have been around longer than you may think—since 1922, in fact. Before World War II, approximately 90 million Americans went to the movies weekly. But in the post-war years, television sales in the United States went through the roof and cinema fell from its pedestal in American culture. By 1953, weekly movie attendance had dropped to 46 million. The red-and-blue-glasses of the so-called “golden era” of 3-D in the 1950s were just one of many gimmicks Hollywood used to lure people back to theaters. The far more successful trend to emerge from this period was widescreen. Today, with internet piracy and home movie-viewing companies turning viewers’ eyes away from the theaters once again, Hollywood studios are searching for anything to raise theater attendance. Re-enter 3-D. The benefit to the studios is obvious—an excuse to charge consumers a few extra bucks for an experience they can’t get in their own homes. The benefits to filmmakers, however, are less clear cut. While 3-D offers directors some new tools to tell their stories, these tools have their drawbacks. 3-D cameras are large and cumbersome—making already-difficult shots that much more difficult to capture. In fact, director Michael Bay has chosen not to work with 3-D precisely for this reason. If not used appropriately, 3-D technology can end up distracting viewers from the story or bringing them out of the experience all together.
The beneﬁt to the studios is obvious—an excuse to charge consumers a few extra bucks for an experience they can’t get in their homes.
When it comes to consumers, the value of 3-D seems to be the most ambiguous of all. While audiences fell in love with the beauty of the well-crafted 3-D of “Avatar,” the honeymoon stage is over now as audiences are seeing the dark side of 3-D. Studies have suggested that around 15 percent of the viewing audience experiences discomfort from 3D—headaches, nausea, eye strain, etc. Another side effect of the 3D film is a dimming of the color. This is especially noticeable in Pixar films, whose 2-D versions are typically filled to the brim with bright, vivid colors. Also, there is the monetary aspect. The standard 3-D surcharge is $3 or $4. With the average American ticket price currently sitting at $7.50 that is an astoundingly steep ﬁfty percent markup. For every two 3-D tickets sold, the studios are making the money for three at the standard price. For this reason 3-D movies
have been dominating the box ofﬁce lately. If “Alice in Wonderland” had not been able to charge extra for 3D it never would have made it past the billion dollar box-ofﬁce threshold. Thus, we come to the problem of “post-production conversion” or what some people call “fake 3-D.” If you saw “Clash of the Titans” or “Alice in Wonderland” you saw a movie that was ﬁlmed on standard equipment but then “converted” to 3-D afterwards. The results were far from ideal. James Cameron openly criticized fellow director Tim Burton for choosing to convert “Alice in Wonderland” to 3-D in post-production. Cameron said, “it doesn’t make any sense to shoot in 2-D and convert to 3-D.” From what has been released so far, the difference between native 3-D and converted 3-D is readily apparent. The ‘layers’ to a ﬁlm are quite obvious and the distances seem exaggerated. You can’t just make up a third dimension when only two dimensions were captured on ﬁlm.
While the over-satuation point for 3-D is rapidly approaching, hopefully 3-D movies will soon only be used with movies that actually beneﬁt from it.
After the runaway success of “Avatar,” 3-D became an intriguing prospect to studio executives and companies evolved to “convert” ﬁlms to 3-D in post-production— charging upwards of $100,000 per minute of ﬁlm. Suddenly studios could convert any ﬁlm to 3-D, and very soon, we shall see the result of that development. Next year a whopping 21 major studio releases will be in 3-D, half of which are being converted in post-production. One highly anticipated film that has undergone post-production conversion is “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.” Personally, I plan on seeing it initially in 2-D. True 3-D has a place in our cinematic culture. “Avatar” was undeniably a visual experience to be reckoned with—it was 3-D done right. While the over-saturation point for 3-D is rapidly approaching, hopefully 3-D will soon only be used with movies that actually beneﬁt from it. Post-production fake 3-D is another story entirely. If you are going to make a 3-D movie, make a 3-D movie. Plan for it from the beginning. Film in native 3-D and do it right. For once, I admire something that came out of Michael Bay’s mouth: “studios might be willing to sacriﬁce the look, and use the gimmick to make $3 more a ticket, but I’m not.” Looks like someone decided to start having artistic integrity—too bad he was defending his choice to keep the pitiful “Transformers 3” in 2-D against his studio’s wishes. Now let’s just hope that more directors take a stand against unnecessary and fake 3-D. Think 3-D is the wave of the future or just another gimmick to jack up your ticket price? Send David your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Not yet time for Badger fans to worry: plenty more football left to be played this season MARK BENNETT Bennett like Beckham
oah, calm down. Chaos has erupted across campus and throughout Badger nation. The 2010 football squad, who three weeks ago was supposed to be God’s gift to all Rose Bowl/Ron Dayne/Mike Leckrone-loving humanity has apparently imploded to an awful 3-0 record and No. 10 ranking. To be fair, John Clay is only averaging 127.7 yards per game with five touchdowns this season, while second-year quarterback Scott Tolzien has struggled to eclipse a 200 yard per game passing average this year. Meanwhile, the Badgers average margin of victory stands at an appalling 11 points per contest. Somehow that giant zero in the loss column might as well be a 12. Let’s get real though, this Wisconsin team still has a lot of life, a lot of potential and a lot more football yet to play. John Clay, the reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, has taken relatively few touches this season. So far, the junior is averaging just over 20 carries per game. Clay has shown in past seasons that he is more than capable of carrying the ball 30+ times in a single game. And what Clay has actually shown us this season has been expectedly dynamite. Although sophomore Montee Ball and freshman James White have been adequate back-ups for the team thus far, taking more than their fair share of carries in order to preserve the man at the top of the depth chart, Clay has shown exceptional performance. However, Clay’s statistics look less than stellar, but only because the big man has not carried the ball as much as he could. Once the Badgers need him, Clay will be ready to pound the ball, taking this offense to a whole new level. And from what he’s shown so far in his limited work, John Clay is
ready to rack up the yards and touchdowns yet again this year. While Wisconsin cruised, eventually, to a relatively easy victory over UNLV in the team’s opening match, and the Badgers finished off San Jose State in a sloppy but adequate game two, a one point victory over ASU this past Saturday is what really has the Badger faithful shaking their heads. The quality of play that the Sun Devils brought to Camp Randall though cannot be overlooked. Coming into their matchup against Wisconsin, ASU had received 11 votes in the USA Today poll—six more than Notre Dame and eight more than Virginia Tech. Additionally, the Badgers are not the only highly ranked team to suffer a few scares in these early weeks. No. 7 Oklahoma edged out Air Force by only a field goal last week, No. 13 Arkansas barely survived a fourth quarter comeback by a sub-.500 Georgia team, and No. 15 Auburn needed overtime and a bit of luck to overcome an unranked Clemson squad at home. When it comes to college football, while dominating scores look nice on the highlight reels and may help garner a few more votes in the polls, a win by any means is usually good enough to keep your team where you’re at.
(Michigan aside, who dropped in the AP poll this week following an embarrassingly close win over an FCS U-Mass team.) And as long as you can stay where you’re at in the non-conference season, conference play is a whole different situation. For the Badgers, their role is simple—win and return to the Rose Bowl for the first time in a decade. So far, winning is what they’ve done. With an offense yet to unleash the full potential of John Clay and without top wide receivers David Gilreath and Nick Toon, there is plenty of power yet to be displayed by these Badgers. The defense has had similar issues with Chris Borland, J.J. Watt and Culmer St. Jean all suffering injuries in last week’s game alone. While Borland’s season status is still yet to be determined, a completely healthy defense will be a daunting foe. So don’t start packing away that “jump around” t-shirt or start selling off the rest of your season tickets. This team not only has a lot of room to improve, but there is every indication that they will. There is plenty of exciting football yet to be played this season, and fans can expect plenty more wins from this team. And remember, the Badgers are still 3-0.
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Nick Toon’s absence in the Wisconsin lineup due to a turf toe injury has been a major lost threat in the Badger’s receiving core.
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Norwegian native and freshman Julie Mikaelsen has adapted well to both a new country and team this season playing in all but four sets.
waite from page 8 team is ready for the challenge. “The kids have a lot of confidence and they are playing well,” Waite said. “We have the tools to compete against these teams and that’s encouraging.” The challenge for this Badger squad is to turn their youth in their favor. “We’re starting a number of young players, sometimes [we have] four freshman and a sophomore out there,” said the 23-year coaching veteran. “They don’t know any better, they just go out and play.” While youth is being served in the Field House this season, the key to keeping this in the Badger’s favor is the presence and performance of the veterans they do have on the young squad. Senior Kim Kuzma has been a key part of this process, playing the role of defensive stopper this season. Kuzma comes into conference play ranking fourth in per set digs and has been in double-digits all 11 matches. While her defense
has gotten the attention, Waite has been impressed by Kuzma’s improvement throughout her game. “All three areas, for a senior to step up like that, it’s amazing to make that kind of stride,” Waite said of the senior libero. Despite their youth, the Badgers have improved in all aspects of their game from a year ago when they ﬁnished a disappointing 11-18. The team has shown improvement statistically across the board, with increased kills, assists, service aces, digs and blocks per set. “We have so many more terminators in the game right now,” Waite said. “Kids who can just ﬁnish plays.” So while the schedule so far has yet to give a true picture of where this Badger squad stands in the highly competitive Big Ten, they can only beat the teams on their schedule and that is exactly what they have done. “We’ve done what we need to do in preconference play,” Waite said. “We think we’ve got a shot and we’re gonna take it.”
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Nzegwu, Kendricks receive high praises Coach Bret Bielema addresses ASU and looks ahead to AP By Ted Porath THE DAILY CARDINAL
Head coach Bret Bielema discussed some of the key performers in Saturday’s win over Arizona State, as well as the Badgers’ upcoming game against Austin Peay in his weekly press conference on Monday. Bielema began the press conference by offering some compassion to a rival. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio is recovering in Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital after suffering a mild heart attack early Sunday morning. Bielema stated that the hearts and thoughts of both he and his staff go out to Dantonio. Bielema then focused back on his own team and its performance Saturday afternoon. “Sunday’s ﬁlm was an enjoyable and educational ﬁlm to watch. The things we believe in and preach here came through big time,” Bielema said. “From an offensive standDANNY MARCHEWKA/CARDINAL FILE PHOTO point, it wasn’t pretty all the
way through, but as the game wore on you could deﬁnitely see a change in the way their defensive players reacted.” Bielema has had high praise recently for senior tight end Lance Kendricks. The coach said that Kendricks was “off the charts.” The Badgers offensive MVP had seven catches for 131 yards and a touchdown against Arizona State. Kendrick’s statistics, however, were not the only thing impressing Bielema. The coach said that Kendricks is “making a difference in the run game,” and that he is “really jumping out on film.” Junior defensive end Louis Nzegwu also received a good report from his coach. Nzegwu had seven total tackles and a sack in Saturday’s victory. “[He] had a big game,” Bielema said. “[He is] beginning to understand the details of playing defensive end.” The special teams MVP from Saturday was handed out to senior safety Jay Valai. Valai blocked the game tying extra point—a huge play that would ultimately seal the Badgers’ win. It was not just on special teams that Valai impressed his coach though. Bielema said that Saturday’s game was Valai’s “best defensive game.” The Badgers will now turn their attention to the Austin Peay Governors, an FCS team. Austin Peay comes in at 2-1, with wins over Cumberland
University and Tennessee State. In the Govenors’ latest victory, redshirt sophomore quarterback Jake Ryan went 13-21 for 178 yards and a touchdown, while junior running back Ryan White rushed the ball 17 times for 112 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore kicker Stephen Stansell made four ﬁeld goals, the longest from 50 yards. In response to a question about whether or not the Badgers will take this FCS team seriously, Bielema emphasized that he believes the gap between BCS and FCS has tightened recently and that one has to take these games seriously. Bielema knows his team is definitely taking the preparation seriously for this weekend’s game against Austin Peay. The Badgers hopefully will learn from the mistakes made by other BCS teams this year. Austin Peay comes from the same conference as Jacksonville State, a team that beat SEC powerhouse Ole Miss LORENZO ZEMELLA/CARDINAL FILE PHOTO in a game earlier this year.
Badger Bits Bielema provides injury updates
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Libero Kim Kuzma has been an anchor for the undefeated Badgers this season. The senior is second on the team in assists with 42 and fourth on the team with seven service aces.
Waite looks ahead at daunting Big Ten Conference schedule this year By Max Sternberg THE DAILY CARDINAL
UW Volleyball Coach Pete Waite spoke Monday less than a week before his team’s entry into the conference schedule. After posting an 11-0 record in nonconference play, the best start in Waite’s 12 years at the helm of the program, the Badgers now head into Big Ten play as one of only 10 teams in the nation and
one of two in the Big Ten with an unblemished record. However, Coach Waite knows that the conference schedule will bring a much higher level of competition and thus present his young team with a much different set of challenges. “The Big Ten is really strong,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of teams in the top 25 right now, probably more than ever since I’ve been around”. The Badgers will come face-
to-face with the strength of the conference from the outset, with the first three conference opponents all coming in ranked in the top 25, with two of those (Penn State and Illinois) ranking among the top five in the nation. Still, Waite knows that although the competition level is about to rise significantly, his waite page 7
Wisconsin had plenty of questions surrounding the health of their players coming into Saturday’s game against Arizona State. Senior wide receiver David Gilreath was out with a concussion, junior wide receiver Nick Toon did not play because of a turf toe injury and sophomore linebacker Chris Borland’s shoulder had popped up as an issue against UNLV Sept. 4, to name a few of the players with injury problems. Badger fans saw little to ease those fears Saturday, as Borland went down once more after hurting the same shoulder and junior defensive lineman J.J. Watt had to be helped off the field three times. “Both have a chance for this weekend,” Bielema said of Toon and Gilreath, “they haven’t been cleared as of yet— if we had to play a game tomorrow they wouldn’t be involved.” The outlook is less optimistic for Borland, who had surgery on his left shoulder during the offseason, and who Bielema has hinted at redshirting this season. Borland can play in up to four of the team’s first six games and still redshirt, meaning he could see playing time against Michigan State or Minnesota. As for Saturday’s game against Austin Peay, however, Bielema said “I don’t foresee Chris being in this week’s game plan.”
Nosbusch earns conference soccer honors Junior forward Laurie Nosbusch has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. The Mequon, Wis. native scored the Badgers’ lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Tennessee on Friday and netted the game-winning goal Sunday as Wisconsin defeated Vanderbilt 2-0. The women’s soccer team has now won three straight matches after starting the season 0-3-2. This is the third conference player of the week honor Nosbusch has earned as a Badger.