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New law permits guns on campus By Anna Duffin The Daily Cardinal

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U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, is favored to win the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin’s available Senate seat.

Baldwin will run for Senate Madison representative announces bid to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, formally announced her intentions to run for Senate in a video published on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s website early Tuesday. Baldwin is the likely frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the race to replace Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., who is resigning. “People across Wisconsin ... feel like no one cares, like no one is listening to them,” Baldwin said in the video. “That’s why I’m running for

U.S. Senate.” In the video, Baldwin, who currently represents Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District, talks about her support for middle-class families when working alongside former Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold. “If others had stood with us to take on Wall Street, we could have avoided much of the mess we’re in today,” Baldwin said in the video.

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ASM seeks students to help select new chancellor By Anna Duffin The Daily Cardinal

The Associated Students of Madison introduced a proposal to select student members for the committee dedicated to finding a new UW-Madison chancellor Wednesday. If the proposal passes, the Shared Governance Committee will review applications submitted by any UW-Madison student and select two to three finalists for each student seat on the search-and-screen committee. After each finalist presents a statement to the Student Council supporting his or her candidacy, council will select the student representatives by vote. The committee will consist of two faculty members, two academic staff members, one

classified staff member, two students, two administrators and four community members. Although only two students have served on the committee in the past, ASM Chair Allie Gardner said she still hopes Student Council can push to have a third student included in order to adequately represent all of the 42,000 students campus-wide. “We’re still figuring out how much room we might have to push for three,” Gardner said. “I think the only logical thing is to have three students on it.” Dean of Students Lori Berquam said although she supports student input, too large of a committee could

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As of Nov. 1, it will be legal for individuals to carry concealed weapons on the UW-Madison and all other UW schools’ campuses. Gov. Scott Walker signed 2011 Wisconsin Act 35 into law on July 8. The law legalizes licensed citizens to carry a weapon as long as they do not display criminal intentions. A permit to carry a concealed weapon, good for five years, will be issued by the Wisconsin Department of Justice for $50. While the law prohibits armed individuals from entering police stations, sheriffs’ offices, schools, courthouses or prisons, it does not ban them from entering university campuses and buildings. Wisconsin state legislators denied requests from UW staff to add such provisions to the law. The law does, however, allow colleges and universities to place signs near entrances to campus buildings such as residence halls and athletic arenas restricting armed individuals from entering. UW system spokesperson David Giroux said UW officials plan to take advantage of the provision and mark all university build-

ings as off-limits to armed persons. The signs prohibiting weapons in buildings will not account for areas such as parking lots and public spaces. Licensed individuals are permitted to “carry a gun, electric weapon, billyclub and a knife other than a switchblade,” according to a statement by the UW system. UW system officials said students and staff should be prepared to take action if they see a person carrying a weapon in an area where the weapon is prohibited. “No matter what, do not place yourself or others in danger or harm’s way,” UW officials said in

a press release. ASM chair Allie Gardner said the idea of armed individuals walking around campus was frightening. “It is scary that while people are tailgating for football games someone could be carrying a weapon,” Gardner said. College Republicans member Dan Shanahan said the legislation could present opportunities for profit from weapon and permit sales. “On a larger scale, it could open market opportunities that were previously unavailable,” Shanahan said.

ON CAMPUS: Three ways the concealed carry law will affect students


Guns, tasers, billyclubs and select knives will be allowed in public places on campus.


University officials plan on posting signs on campus buildings prohibiting armed people from entering.


Armed individuals may not enter police stations, sheriffs’ offices, schools, courthouses or prisons.

Renamed Friedrick Hall honors female, black alumna

Dorm named after former Wis. secretary of state By Alex DiTullio The Daily Cardinal

UW-Madison’s Friedrick Residence Hall became Phillips Hall in late August to honor Vel Phillips, the first African-American woman to graduate from the UW Law School. Phillips Hall is the first building on campus to be named after an African-American woman. Several buildings on campus are named after women and only one is named after a person of color: Carson Gulley Commons. Gulley was a chef at UW-Madison for 27 years and eventually became a national consultant, lecturer and a teacher. He was also instrumental in organizing and leading the Madison chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. “We thought this re-naming event would be a good opportunity to honor accomplished women associated with the university in a Lakeshore location,” UW-Madison Division of University Housing spokesperson Brendon Dybdahl said in an e-mail.

Dybdahl said Phillips’ graduation from the UW Law School was the beginning of “a career of firsts” as an African-American woman in Wisconsin. Phillips later became the first woman and first AfricanAmerican elected to Milwaukee’s Common Council in 1956, and later became the first female judge in Milwaukee County and the first African-American judge in Wisconsin, in 1971. She then made national history in 1978 as the first woman and first African-American elected to a state office, the Secretary of State of Wisconsin. According to Dybdahl, she

remains to date the highest ranking woman and the highest-ranking African-American to win a statewide office in Wisconsin. In addition to honoring Phillips, UW-Madison is naming each of Phillips Hall’s six floors after women with ties to the university. All were active in feminist and civil rights movements. The Residence Hall’s name change came after Friedrick Hall converted from a UW-Extension conference center to a residence hall in 2008, Dybdahl said. Jacob F. Friedrick, former UW Board of Regents presi-

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Supreme Court Justice David Prosser recused himself from a First Amendment case involving his campaign attorney last Thursday after ethics experts said there would be a conflict of interest if he was to participate. His campaign attorney, Jim Troupis, was paid $75,000 to help fund the recount efforts for the Supreme Court race between Prosser and Asst. Attorney PROSSER General JoAnne K l o p p e nb u rg, who he narrowly beat. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Prosser recused himself after numerous experts said a justice cannot participate in a case in which a reasonable person would question his or her impartiality. The Troupis Law Office issued a statement recognizing their disappointment the case could not be heard by all seven members. “The hundreds of attorneys and volunteers who worked to preserve Justice Prosser’s victory in the Spring Supreme Court Recount trust that Justice Prosser will make clear in the coming days that his recusal will be strictly limited to this one matter,” the statement read. The Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state’s largest teachers’ union, filed a motion seeking his recusal questioning

baldwin from page 1 Baldwin also criticized former President George W. Bush for engaging in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “The billions we are spending there could be used here at home to reduce our deficit and help get our economy moving again,” Baldwin said in the video. “It is time politicians looked out for seniors, working families

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make it difficult to accomplish the task at hand. “I think that search committees can become a bit wildly crazy depending on how big they are,” Berquam said. “I would say that having a search committee that is little enough to get the work done, but is also comprehensive enough to get us a great chancellor is ideal.” ASM has to nominate student representatives to the committee by Sept. 31. At Wednesday’s meeting, the council also discussed legislation that would eliminate

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Prosser’s ability to be impartial. His recusal comes a week after a special prosecutor cleared him of criminal charges for a June 13 altercation with Justice Ann Walsh Bradley. Police reports from the incident indicated Prosser touched Bradley’s neck after she approached him during a heated debate about releasing the court’s collective bargaining decision. In an interview with Dane County Detective Peter Hansen, Prosser called his move “reflexive”, saying Bradley “charged [at him]” with her fist raised. Prosser told detectives he immediately removed his hands when he realized what happened. “What does any self-respecting man do when suddenly that man finds that his hands, or part of his hands are on a woman’s neck? Get them off the neck as soon as possible,” Prosser said in the interview. Prosser reiterated several times he felt he did not do anything wrong during the incident. Bradley said it would be out-ofcharacter for her to raise her fist, according to Hansen’s report, and that she was in complete control. Bradley said the incident is nothing political but about workplace safety. The reports from the remaining five judges are varied. Sauk County District Attorney Patricia Barrett, who was selected as a special prosecutor, announced no charges would be filed August 25. The Supreme Court Judicial Commission continues its investigation into the incident. and the middle class instead of protecting the profits of big oil and Wall Street,” she said. Baldwin joins former Republican Congressman Mark Neumann, who announced his candidacy last week, in the race for Kohl’s seat. There is speculation that former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson plans to run as well. Thompson has yet to make a formal announcement. —­Samy Moskol ASM’s chief of staff position. The position was created in the spring of 2010 to assist the ASM chair and vice chair. Gardner said she and Vice Chair Beth Huang decided they did not need assistance from a chief of staff, but would rather put money toward training ASM representatives and volunteers. “Instead of giving one person a stipend we’re not going to use, we’re trying to spread the money out all over for all of ASM to use,” Gardner said. ASM will make a final decision regarding the position at next Wednesday’s meeting. of a woman this summer. Earlier in July, the university announced the newly renovated School of Human Ecology Building will be named after Nancy Johnson Nicholas.

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Given how stressful the transition to college can be, UHS hopes its casual counseling methods prove appealing to freshmen.

New counseling program aimed at helping freshmen By Alex DiTullio The Daily Cardinal

Whether coming to UW-Madison from a small town or the big lights of New York City, the transition to college can be stressful for any student. To help alleviate said stress, University Health Services has created new programs it hopes freshman will feel comfortable taking advantage of in the upcoming year. “Many students think that when they have difficulty adjusting that they are alone; this is not the case,” Dr. Sarah Van Orman and Dr. Danielle Oakley of UHS said in an e-mail. “Talking to other students can help build a support system on campus when parents and others may be far away.” Orman and Oakley anticipate over 25,000 students will rely on UHS’ services this year. UHS’ new programming comes on the heels of a national trend: More incoming freshman report suffering from poor emotional health, according to a study by the Higher Education

Research Institute. Orman and Oakley plan to create a five-year prevention plan that addresses some of the most important health issues for students, including positive mental health, minimizing the impact of alcohol, preventing communicable diseases, good sexual and reproductive health and achieving wellness. In an effort to reach more students, UHS recently started offering drop-in hours for students seeking counseling, an alternative to the traditional approach of students make appointments. These drop-in counseling sessions are the driving force behind last year’s “Let’s Talk” program, something Orman and Oakley hope will remain effective in the upcoming year. “Let’s Talk” is a campusbased, drop-in counseling group for students who may be uncomfortable with traditional mental health services. The program is not meant to substitute for formal counseling, but rather to expose students to counseling in a casual way.

Cart catches fire at Taste of Madison By Taylor Harvey The Daily Cardinal

Campus-renowned Caracas Empanadas food cart remains out of commission until further notice after catching fire at the Taste of Madison Saturday evening. Ladder Company 1 firefighters were called to 10 East Main Street at 8:12 p.m. where upon arrival they found smoke coming from the food service trailer’s cooking vent, according to City of Madison spokesperson Lori Wirth. Forty-five minutes before the fire broke out, the cart’s owner, Luis de Dompablo, smelled smoke while using his fryer, but didn’t see flames. When smoke lingered into the cart and the smell intensified, he called the Madison Fire Department, removed a propane tank from inside the cart and shut off the fryer. “It was like I was watching a movie,” Dompablo said. “I didn’t really understand. I kept thinking, ‘Is this happening to me?’” Although there were no injuries, Dompablo said he suffered financial loss. Food had to be thrown away because of smoke damage, and his cart will requires signifi-

cant repairs. According to Wirth, the crew cut through the cart’s steel exterior, unveiling the burning metal-covered plywood walls, and extinguished the fire. Dompablo said fire fighters suspected the fryer overheated the cart’s interior plywood walls, causing it to catch fire.

“It was like I was watching a movie. I kept thinking, ‘Is this happening to me?’” Luis de Dompablo cart owner Caracas Empanadas

Dompablo said what most bothers him about the accident is that it rendered him unable to sell empanadas in Library Mall or at the Farmer’s Market for the foreseeable future. With classes starting, Dompablo is used to and enjoys serving Madison patrons on a daily basis. “I have people that come every day to eat,” Dompablo said. “But now we know what was going on and we can prevent it from happening again.”


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Pay or pirate? Netflix gets it right david cottrell co-ttrell it on the mountain


he digitalization of music, along with all the accompanying innovations (access to virtually unlimited music anywhere, anytime with a device smaller than a pack of cigarettes) and pitfalls (the significant decline of the traditional music industry), has defined the past decade. However, the consequences of the digitalization of video, delayed by the inherent need for far more Internet bandwidth, are only beginning to unfold. When Napster first launched in 1999 there was no iTunes store; there was no widely accepted digital music distributor. Then the music labels failed to cooperate and turn Napster into a legitimate, economically feasible subscription service, further engraining music piracy in our culture. Instead, iTunes used the traditional peralbum payment structure—at the behest of the labels—while also pioneering the per-song model as well. I can’t argue with the success of 10 billion songs sold, but I also can’t help but wonder what iTunes’ piracy-combating potential would have been if they had offered an all-you-can-eat-buffet service from the get-go, rather than the traditional à la carte. Fortunately, this is precisely

What’s On Tap Quench your thirst for new music and film with the most recent releases—­­for better or for worse

what Netflix got right from the start. Currently Netflix streaming accounts for 29.7 percent of peak-hour Internet usage among North Americans, finally surpassing BitTorrent, the service most-used for downloading illegal copies of movies and TV shows. In a few years, Netflix has managed to make paid, legal movie and TV streaming a common practice among a generation already accustomed to getting music for free. The secret to their success is simply that they did it early and they did it well. First with its DVD-by-mail subscription service and then with streaming, Netflix understood that a small monthly fee for access to an extensive media catalog was the payment model of the future. Unfortunately, the movie studios and content producers of old aren’t too keen on their diminishing importance and are starting to make things harder for Netflix. The company scored a success this summer by striking a deal with Miramax for streaming rights to its catalog of classic films like “Pulp Fiction” and “Good Will Hunting”. However, this week Netflix suffered a startling blow when one of its partners, Starz, decided against renewing its contract with Netflix in 2012. Previously, Netflix had a deal with Starz for streaming rights to a catalog of movies and TV shows, specifically a large portion of the newer movies Netflix has to offer.

Content owners are frightened of what an all-streaming distribution system could do to their profits and seem to be ready to fight the change, even if change may be inevitable. Perhaps they need simply to see things from a different perspective—and Steve Jobs is once again stepping up to the bat to do just that. Recently Apple and the almighty Jobs announced a new service called iTunes Match that could be the largest leap in transforming the economics of digital music since the iTunes store. Apple’s new iCloud service will allow users to store any music they purchased from iTunes free of charge online, accessible from any of their devices, anywhere. But Apple knows the vast

majority of the average consumer’s music library is, shall we say, “obtained from other sources,” and convincing a generation raised on unlimited free music to switch back to a 99-cent-per-song distribution model would be like trying to bring the Walkman back in style without a hint of hipster irony. Their solution, iTunes Match, is essentially a clandestine peace agreement with

pirates. For $25 a year, Apple will scan your music library for songs not purchased through iTunes and swap them out for the high-quality, legitimate copies from iTunes. For just $2 a month, users could download unlimited music from any source they want and have the music legitimized by Apple. Apple has found a way to offer a buffet-style music service and get pirates to pay for their music. Even if it’s just a little bit, it will add up to a lot more than what the industry is getting from pirates now. Apple may have found the next cornerstone in maintaining the profitability of media in the digital age. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the way of the future. The economics of media distribution must undergo a drastic revolution, just as digital distribution was a monumental transformation. Attempting to force last century’s payment structure on a metamorphosed system is a doomed endeavor. The problem is that the power structure—the goliath movie studios and music labels—from the old system are still clinging to their remaining vestiges of power and influence and fighting tooth and nail to stay relevant. Hopefully they’ll decide to work with these new distributors like Netflix sooner, rather than later. Got questions, comments, concerns about online film, TV and music? E-mail your thoughts to

There is no better time than the first week of school to distract oneself from homework. Get a head start with these recent and upcoming releases, if even for a good laugh. In major theaters, “Warrior” and “Contagion” make their debut. The former combines family drama with the most masculine endeavors of wrestling and martial arts, starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.

The latter, boasting a star-studded cast including Matt Damon and Jude Law, is a thriller about survival amidst a deadly airborne virus. For a film along the road less traveled, check out “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame,” a bizarre murder mystery about a detective and a Chinese empress, which was released last Friday. In the world of music, the

indie rock band Beirut recently released The Rip Tide, praised for its beautiful lyrics and the Zach Condon’s crooning vocals. The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s highly anticipated album, I’m With You, also dropped last weekend and has been received mixed reviews on the unique style of their 10th album. Make your own opinion, or read ours online at

Apple has found a way to offer a buffet-style music service and get pirates to pay for their music.

Who: Sleeping in the Aviary with Nice Purse Where: Memorial Union Terrace, weather permitting When: Sept. 9, show starts at 9:30 p.m. Cost: Free! Why you should care: Have some Midwest pride— Sleeping in the Aviary is currently stationed in Minneapolis but have their roots in Madison and have a new album being released September 6, You and Me, Ghost. Hot off of their new release, the show should be filled with the energy only local ties can arouse.

Check this out before you go: Sleeping in the Aviary is host to their own medley of Internet goodies­­—their more than nine-minutelong infomercial about their new album boasts several mock music videos and a retro advertisement style. Their main website, www.sleepingintheaviary. com, has no informative value whatsoever, but gives listeners a glimpse of their psycho-pop style through kitschy photoshopped pictures. They may be crazy, but they make good music.


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sam witthuhn opinion columnist


rom the moment former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., said in an e-mail message to supporters of Progressive United, “While I may seek elective office again someday, I have decided not to run for public office during 2012,” thousands of hearts across Wisconsin shattered into millions upon billions upon trillions of pieces. Normally, I would counter the loss of a political heartthrob with a jeering, “Cry me a river” remark, as there are plenty of self-serving politicians in the sea, but when it comes to Wisconsin’s very own Russ Feingold, I can’t help but accept some cheese with my whine. I have no doubt Feingold is one of Wisconsin’s most successful and genuine public servants. And being the ONLY U.S. senator to vote against the PATRIOT Act in 2001, perhaps it’s fair to say Feingold is America’s finest politician. His accomplishments run deep, and while I’m sad we won’t see “Stomped that Walker clown in the 2012 recall election and became the king of

Wisconsin,” on his CV, it’s important to remember that Feingold’s influence is still strong. The current political arena is one giant recall, debt-crisis catalyst that is sure to bring a year full of hair-pulling, governmental drama. It’s too easy for lawmakers to get swept in some whirlwind legislation that is likely to die in a kill-shot veto—ultimately forcing politicians to sacrifice valuable time. That said, I don’t blame Feingold for slowly tiptoeing away from the tempestuous life of a public servant and instead sprinting toward private citizenry.

I have no doubt Feingold is one of Wisconsin’s most successful public servants.

But it’s important to remember that Feingold hasn’t deserted Wisconsin or given up when we need him most. Rather, his new career path presents numerous opportunities that will undoubtedly shift the democratic winds in a more hopeful direction. On top of teaching law at Marquette University and authoring his very own book “While America Sleeps,”

Feingold’s decision not to run in 2012 opens up his time to better support the democratic party in ways that he wouldn’t have the time to as a member of office. Instead of butting heads with U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., for Sen. Herb Kohl’s, D-Wis., seat in the primaries, Feingold is given the opportunity to advocate for her election rather than challenge it. By doing this, he is creating a union, rather than an awkward rivalry, between Wisconsin’s two most significant liberal figures. Especially in Wisconsin’s topsy-turvy political climate, competition between the state’s most progressive politicians— even for the Democratic ballot—would do more harm than good. Keeping ties between Baldwin and Feingold strong is good for Baldwin’s image among her constituents and ultimately strengthens her chances for a Democratic victory. Not only is Feingold’s absence in the 2012 senatorial race tilting the scale in Baldwin’s favor, but Feingold’s plans to devote his newfound time to re-elect President Barack Obama give the president’s campaign an added edge. And like a magical secret weapon, Feingold won’t disappoint. Being a politician who often reached across the aisle during his terms as senator,

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Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., joins the crowd in this year’s mass protests on the Capitol Square. Feingold’s blatant support for Obama may capture the attention of both party supporters across Wisconsin and the United States with Feingold on reserve in the 2012 presidential race, Obama has an even stronger backing, which makes him even more valuable to Obama supporters. What Feingold supporters need to take from his decision to stay out of the political spotlight is the fact that he is still engrossed in politics. Feingold understands that Wisconsin is in political turmoil and wants to explore new avenues in which to help. Remaining a strong supporter of Progressives United is just one

way in which he is working to improve government, and I’m excited to see what else he has up his sleeve. That said, the loss of Feingold in the Senate, Legislature or even the governor’s seat doesn’t mean the loss of Feingold in Wisconsin and U.S. politics. He has already inspired Wisconsin with his time in office, and now we get to sit back and watch what he does next. Let’s just hope he takes the government by storm after this extremely intriguing hiatus. Sam Witthuhn is a senior majoring in political science and journalism. Please send all feedback to

Labor’s public relations problems grow in poor economy matt beaty opinion columnist


n the day after Labor Day, it is important to look at the tumultuous state of the labor movement. Back in the day, labor unions helped organize workers in order to get employers to create safer workplaces. Unions helped push wages up to a fair level and solidify work rules that keep workers healthy and safe. But lately, unions have been losing the great favor they held in the past. There is enough backlash against unions from conservative activists that they feel like they are “under attack.”

Lately, unions have been losing the great favor they have held in the past.

It is a common belief among conservatives that unions have had their place in history, but have outlived their usefulness. This past year, unions around the United States have proved this belief has some grain of truth. Last year, when the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery opened, there were disruptive union protests during the grand opening

events. The reason? The WID decided to staff their cafes and restaurants with non-union workers. The protesters, many of them members of the Student Labor Action Coalition, a prounion student organization, interrupted speeches, because they were disgusted with “union busting” and “outsourced wages.” However, I see these protests simply as an attempt to deny employees their right to work and to deny employers their right to hire workers they feel will benefit their business the most. A similar protest against private workers occurred in South Carolina when Chicago-based Boeing decided to build their 787 plant in South Carolina, instead of Washington. This plan would result in no job losses to Washington’s union laborers. Nevertheless, the unions and the National Labor Relations Board feel that Boeing’s decision to move the plant for their newest plane to a right-to-work state to avoid strikes constitutes retaliation. Once again, unions have shown they are opposed to any jobs that are not theirs. Republican, and even some Democratic, politicians have put restrictions on labor unions at the state level. In Wisconsin, this occurred after the Republicanrun state Legislature passed restrictions on collective bargaining. In response to this, organizers of Wausau’s Labor Day parade tried to ban GOP members from taking part in the parade. Fortunately, the

threat of losing public funding made the organizers rethink their position. I am not completely against labor unions. They were instrumental in making many workplaces safer and earning fair wages. Moreover, many unions ensure their members are skilled and will provide great service.

Once again, unions have shown they are opposed to any jobs that are not theirs.

However, when unions start to flex their muscle and the government goes along with them, I start to question their importance. While many unions just try to ensure their members have fair wages and are not subjected to overly dangerous workplaces, many unions take on much more. Now, they push for higher and higher wages, restrictive work rules and spend millions to get politicians elected. There is a 9.1 percent unemployment rate and despite the economic recovery, it still feels like a recession. Unions should not be adding to the difficulty of job creation. When jobs are not be taken away, but given to other people, like in Boeing’s case, unions should at least wait before jumping on the company for providing an income to willing workers.

But this is not to say that all labor unions are bad. Many take appropriate steps to enact reforms and work with government and companies to come up with plans that benefit everyone. So as I reflect on the day after Labor Day, I hope that the state of labor relations changes from combatant to collaborative. I also hope unions don’t keep others from getting a job, especially in this sluggish economic climate. Furthermore, government officials should begin truly negotiating with unions, instead of giving in to every and any union request or strong-handing anti-union

laws through the legislature. This past year has been a tumultuous one for labor unions. For the sake of the government, businesses and workers alike, we can only hope that relations improve in the coming years. Matt Beaty is a junior majoring in math. Please send all feedback to

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Wisconsin off and running in 2011 Russell Wilson leads dynamic Badgers’ offense past UNLV in Thursday’s 51-17 season-opening victory ANALYSIS By Parker Gabriel The Daily Cardinal

If the hype surrounding Wisconsin senior quarterback Russell Wilson and his teammates was intense entering Thursday night’s season opener, it may rise to a fever pitch by the time Oregon State rolls in Sept. 10. Wilson, the North Carolina State transfer, showed off the skill-set that has Wisconsin ranked No. 10 in the preseason polls and Badger fans expecting at least a return trip to the Rose Bowl. Wilson accounted for 317 total yards of offense and three scores in UW’s 51-17 romp over Las Vegas-Nevada in only three quarters of action. “Two words: Russell. Wilson. The guy put on a show,” said senior free safety and team captain Aaron Henry. “His ability speaks for itself.” Wilson put UW on the board

with a four-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Montee Ball three minutes into the game on a short pass to the flank out of a shotgun formation. He moved outside the pocket to find senior wide receiver Nick Toon for 39 yards and then hit Toon again after standing in the pocket and delivering a strike over the middle on Wisconsin’s third scoring drive. The exclamation point came in the second quarter when Wilson looked down the field only to pull the ball down, make a defender miss in the middle of the field and outrun the defense down the sideline for a 46-yard touchdown run. Junior center Peter Konz said he wondered if Wilson’s running ability would put additional pressure on the linemen to stay on blocks while the quarterback scrambled in the backfield. Those concerns were quickly alleviated. “I don’t want to have a defensive

lineman at the line of scrimmage rolling off and making a tackle, but he ran outside a lot tonight,” Konz said. “Once he turned the corner, the linebackers weren’t catching up to him at all.”

“Two words: Russell Wilson. The guy put on a show. His ability speaks for itself.” Aaron Henry senior safety Wisconsin football

ing drive took just 3:11. They didn’t just score in the two-minute offense before the half—they scored twice. The scores came so fast that head coach Bret Bielema said at times the defense did not have enough time to make its adjustments on the sidelines. “I’ve been in this profession for a while now, and you can just see guys that naturally have a little bit of something to them; some moxie, some savvy, some God-given ability that makes him love every minute of the day,” Bielema said.


For all the varieties of ways Wilson excelled in the debut, the pace at which it all came may have been the most striking. The Badgers scored on all eight drives he led. The starters racked up 51 points in just 14 minutes and 39 seconds of offensive possession. Their longest scor-

UNLV based a large part of its offense around a “pistol” formation that features the quarterback approximately three yards in the backfield with a running back directly behind. Henry said the defense prepared for a spread attack, but the unbalanced alignment in the pistol required

some adjustments on the fly. “That wasn’t what we were expecting at all,” Henry said. “They showed us something completely different. It took us a while to get in the groove.” Bielema was not happy with the way his defense tackled and contained. Sophomore linebacker Chris Borland, playing his first game as the team’s “Mike” or middle linebacker, agreed when asked if improvement is coming. “It needs to. We left a lot of yards out there because of bad tackling, myself included.” Borland finished with seven tackles but looked uncomfortable at times in the middle of the field. Wisconsin committed six penalties for 50 yards, which did not sit well with Bielema. “I’m not going to be the head coach of a team that makes that many penalties,” he said. “In a tight game that’ll cost us.”

Wilson honored as Big Ten Player of the Week The Russell Wilson era for the Badgers got off to a strong start this past Thursday against UNLV and the Big Ten honored the Badgers’ senior quarterback as the conference’s offensive player of the week for the first week of the season.


The transfer from North Carolina State completed 10-of-13 passes against the Rebels for 255 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson also scrambled for 62 yards including a 46-yard touchdown run just before halftime that drew the loudest cheer of the night from the Badger faithful and had the student section chanting his name.

In three quarters of action Wilson led the Badgers’ first team offense to scores on all eight of its possessions, seven of which were touchdowns. Wilson’s 317 total yards, 292.5 pass efficiency and 76.9 completion percentage against UNLV were all records for a UW quarterback in his debut game. Wilson will look to continue his early success and defend his title next weekend when the Badgers take on Oregon State.

—Ryan Evans contributed to this report.

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In his Wisconsin debut last Thursday, quarterback Russell Wilson electrified the fans at Camp Randall Stadium with a brilliant 46-yard touchdown scramble just before halftime.

The Daily Cardinal - Tuesday, September 6, 2011  

The Daily Cardinal - Tuesday, September 6, 2011