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Disabled at UW: Number of handicapped parking spots on campus will decrease, higher proportion to require $495 permit
Story by Scott Girard Jayme Memmel drove himself to campus every day last year, and often had to park five or six blocks from his classes. For someone who is a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, that distance can be problematic. “My chair broke down twice in the winter because of where I had to park,” Memmel, a recent UW-Madison graduate, said. This year, UW-Madison Transportation Services plans to change disabled parking on campus. According to the plans, the university will eliminate 55 disabled spots in total, as well as change some from state disabled parking spaces to handicap spots that require university permits. The permits cost $495 a year. Casey Newman, associate director at UW-Madison Transportation Services, said the changes for most of the spots are based on data collected about how often the parking is used. “It doesn’t really do anybody any good to have a lot of disabled spots in a part of campus where nobody uses them,” Newman said. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the proposal does not violate Americans
with Disabilities Act standards. But Memmel said little usage does not mean spots are unnecessary, and that eliminating them will hurt people with both power and manual wheelchairs, as well as those with walkers or other physical disabilities. “Even if they are used once a week or once a month, if somebody is handicapped they need to be as close to the doors as possible,” Memmel said. Memmel said he would often park at the Educational Sciences building on Johnson Street, and then have to go to the Education building on Bascom Hill in his wheelchair. Although the parking garage under the Education building has handicap spots, Memmel said the ramp down into the garage is too steep for him to drive down, so it was not an option.
“It doesn’t really do anybody any good to have a lot of disabled spots in a part of campus where nobody uses them.” Casey Newman associate director UW-Madison Transportation Services
He also had trouble finding spots with enough room to park and get his wheelchair out of his van. “They don’t have enough of those spots around, and some of those spots they do have, certainly where I went to class, are very
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Transportation Services will eliminate 55 disabled parking spaces on campus and require $495-permits for many handicap spots.
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UW-Madison faculty proposed a policy that would prohibit employees from carrying weapons on campus Monday.
Under proposal, UW staff could not carry weapons By Corinne Burgermeister The Daily Cardinal
As the university prepares for a law permitting concealed weapons to go into effect, a UW-Madison Faculty Senate committee proposed a policy that would prohibit university employees from carrying weapons on campus Monday. The University Committee proposed the policy, which suggests no university employee would be allowed to carry firearms or weapons at any time they are engaged in work-related activities, unless approved in advance by the chancellor or “designee,” usually a police chief. Under the legislation, if an employee violates the policy, they would be subjected to “discipline or dismissal” from UW-Madison. The body voted to not apply the policy to university law enforcement officers. While the legislation would apply to UW-Madison employees, students are allowed to carry concealed weapons on university grounds under the law. According to the law, employers are allowed to prohibit employees from carrying weapons in university buildings and at university events, but cannot do the same for students.
The faculty senate said they plan to post signs prohibiting individuals from carrying concealed weapons in university buildings to protect students, faculty and staff from potential danger stemming from weapons on campus. The University Committee said they worked with campus administrative legal services and human relations personnel to draft the policy.
“We wanted to get this in front of the Faculty Senate ... so we have the policy of the university stated clearly and preemptively.” Brad Barham chair University Committee
According to University Committee Chair Brad Barham, the committee hopes the Faculty Senate approves the policy in a timely matter with the concealed carry legislation going into effect Nov. 1. “We wanted to get this in front of Faculty Senate hopefully before then so we have the policy of the university stated clearly and preemptively,” Barham said.
Wisconsin public school districts with sexual education programs may no longer be required to inform students of contraceptive information if a bill recommending abstinence-based education passes the state legislature in the coming months. State Sen. Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin, authored the bill, which recommends school districts teach abstinence as “the only reliable method for avoiding pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.” It would also remove information about contraception from the curriculum and emphasize “the positive connection between marriage and parenting.” “The bill gives each community options, rather than mandates,” Lazich said in a memo. “This provides local school districts the power to choose a curriculum that is reflective of the surrounding community’s values.” Currently, Gov. Jim Doyle’s Healthy Youth Act requires public schools with sex education programs to teach contraception as a part the curriculum. According to Lazich, the bill would give more control to school districts to interpret the 2009 act. If passed, the bill would ban volunteer health services like Planned Parenthood from giving instruction on sexual education in public schools, something Lazich described as being “an irresponsible practice that should be reversed.” But some UW-Madison student leaders say the bill does not promote a comprehensive sexual education curriculum. Young Progressives President Steve Hughes said the bill would “abridge freedom in school” and “does not deserve to be given an audience on the floor of our state Senate.” “Sen. Lazich’s bill is an attack on scientifically proven reproductive educational requirements, which are supported by the vast majority of parents in Wisconsin,” Hughes said in a statement. But Lazich said the bill provides “the most scientifically accurate overview of the entire process of human development” and “fosters a partnership between parents and the school district … that is in the best interest of the student’s health and well-being.”
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Although the football team ostensibly won the weekend, Madison businesses were also successful, reaping the economic benefits of the roughly 40,000 Huskers in town for Saturday’s game. “It was easily our best weekend ever,” said one manager of Whiskey Jacks on State Street, where up to 60 percent of customers were Huskers. While sales figures are not readily available, the weekend’s impact was felt on State Street, said Business Improvement District Executive Director Mary Carbine. “The streets were extremely crowded and, based on what I saw, it had to be a strong weekend for downtown business-wise,” Carbine said, comparing the atmosphere to last year’s Ohio State game weekend. Like last year’s upset, the Nebraska game took place at night, a feature that has a “bigger impact” on businesses, according
parking from page 1 hard to get at,” Memmel said. Under the new plan, some disabled parking spaces are being widened to comply with ADA standards, Newman said. Another change will move some state handicapped spots into garages, which Newman said will make the spaces more usable to those with disabilities during the winter. However, some disabled vans, including Memmel’s, do not fit under the eight-foot clearance level of many garages. The department tried to look at the big picture when making the changes but, according to
lazich from page 1 Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE) Peer Facilitator Jayne Jones said in an e-mail the bill allows for less comprehensive sexual education, raising the probability of sexual assault. “Sex myths need to be dispelled and consent thoroughly defined, but the abstinence-only education this bill promotes
to Carbine. “As opposed to afternoon games, night games are the best [for business] and give folks all day to explore State Street and Capitol Square,” said Carbine. “[One State Street retailer] told me she had great days both Friday and Saturday.” Many establishments prepared extensively for the Nebraska fans, staffing and stocking on a scale normally reserved for the busiest of weekends. “We knew [Nebraska fans] traveled well compared to other Big Ten schools, but we still did better than expected,” said Andrew Hoerig, general manager at Hawk’s Bar and Grill. “We had a line out the door, which never happens on normal weekends.” Bartenders and managers were taken back by the Husker fans’ good behavior. “I was really surprised at how nice and polite fans were,” said Hoerig. “They were more agitated and grumpier after the loss, but overall they were very non-violent.” Newman, encountered logistical issues with the hilly campus terrain. “The point of it was to look at accessibility from a campuswide perspective,” Newman said. “We don’t think that that had been done very much in the past, or done recently at all.” Newman said Transportation Services tried to provide the most accessible accommodations they could despite the logistical challenges they faced. Although the plan was scheduled to begin last summer, Newman said very little has been done at this point. The department hopes to finish the project by the end of next summer. won’t be sex-positive, nor will it teach students what they need to know about healthy sexuality,” Jones said. C u r r e n t l y, Lazich is circulating the bill to other legislators to find coLAZICH sponsors.
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After being denied eligibility last year, WISPIRG student leaders told SSFC why they feel they are now eligible for funding Monday.
WISPIRG makes case for eligibility to SSFC By Adam Wolf The Daily Cardinal
After being denied funding for the 2011-’12 fiscal year, the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) told student leaders Monday they are eligible to receive funding for the next fiscal year. Last year, the Student Services Finance Committee denied WISPIRG eligibility because they ruled less than 75 percent of the group’s beneficiaries were students, and thus ineligible to receive funding. They appealed the ruling, arguing they fulfilled the requirements because WISPIRG gave students opportunities to work on campaigns they found interesting. Still, the group was never granted funding. Although WISPIRG Chair Matthew Kozlowski said nothing about how WISPIRG’s mission has changed since last year, he said he was prepared to show SSFC students are the principal beneficiaries of the group. “We laid everything out and we hope next year we can continue the work we’ve done here
on campus the last 25 years,” said Kozlowski. “We hope to keep giving students a voice in the political process.” Kozlowski said WISPIRG meets all of the eligibility requirements, and thus should receive funding, adding the viability of the organization would be threatened if SSFC determines they are ineligible to receive funding. “We can’t be an effective organization [without funding],” Kozlowski said. “It’s just something we need in order to function.” Also at the meeting, SSFC approved eligibility for funding for Sex Out Loud by a vote of 10-0, with one abstention. SSFC Chair Sarah Neibart said the group clearly demonstrated how they fulfilled all of the eligibility requirements. “I think the reason why our decision was pretty clear-cut is because the presenter from Sex Out Loud was very clear in running through every one of the criteria, particularly addressing in how they had a specific and definable direct service,” Neibart said.
Roommates, dog help detain thief With the help of his roommates and dog, a Madison resident prevented the theft of a laptop computer, bottles of alcohol and a keg tapper from his Lathrop Street residence early Sunday morning. The victim saw a burglar carrying a drawstring bag and was able to see his laptop computer inside the bag, Madison Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain said. The 21-year-old victim went to investigate after he heard his dog barking. The victim told police the dog only barks at strangers.
“The intruder said something about knowing people who lived there, but the victim wasn’t buying it,” DeSpain said. After a struggle between the victim and the suspect, the victim’s roommates heard the commotion and helped the victim, DeSpain said. Police arrived on the scene to find the roommates holding down the suspect, DeSpain said. The suspect, Carlo D. Walkes, 25, was arrested on charges for burglary and two counts of battery.
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As the weather cools down, the arts scene in Madison is heating up. Check out all that’s in store for art-lovers in October.
Brett Stubblefield @ the Frequency, 9:30 p.m. Elisa Davis @ Mitchell Theatre, Vilas Hall, 7 p.m.
Sweet Honey in the Rock, Oct. 7
Mac Miller @ the Orpheum Theater, 8 p.m.
Tuesday Imelda May, The Ettes @ the Majestic Theatre, 8:30 p.m.
Miles Davis Experience @ the Overture Center, 7:30 p.m.
For Those Who Pray in Closets @ Frederich March Play Circle, Memorial Union, 7 p.m.
Wilco @ the Overture Center, 7:30 p.m.
Dessa @ the High Noon Saloon, 9 p.m.
Gang Gang Dance @ the Majestic Theatre, 8:30 p.m.
Boris @ the Majestic Theaatre, 8:30 p.m.
Seth Meyers @ the Barrymore, 7:30 p.m.
Mac Miller, Oct. 16
Drive-By Truckers @ the Majestic Theatre, 8 p.m.
Little Big Town @ the Overture Center, 7:30 p.m.
Noon Saloon, 8 p.m.
University Opera’s “La Boheme” @ UW Music Hall, 3 p.m.
Bluegrass Jam @ Talula, 6:30 p.m.
Corn Maze @ 1200 block of John Q Hammons Drive, 10 a.m-4 p.m. Sebadoh @ the High Noon Saloon, 8 p.m.
Ballet Maribor’s “Radio and Juliet” @ the Overture Center, 7:30 p.m.
Grouplove @ the Frequency, 9 p.m. Cut Chemist and Man Mantis @ the High Noon Saloon, 9 p.m.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band @ the Barrymore Theatre, 8 p.m.
Sweet Honey in the Rock @ Wisconsin Union Theater, 8 p.m.
Nathanson and Vanessa Carlton @ the Overture Center, 8 p.m.
and the Blue Der Rathskeller, Memorial Union, 9:30 p.m.
F. Stokes @ the Majestic Theatre, 9 p.m. Star Persons @ the Sett, Union South, 9 p.m.
Madison Symphony Orchestra @ the Overture Center, 7:30 p.m.
21 Queenie Cats @
Lewis Black @ the Overture Center, 8 p.m. Icarus Himself @ Der Rathskeller, Memorial Union 9:30 p.m.
The Head and the Heart @ the Majestic Theatre, 9 p.m.
Dum Dum Girls @ High Noon Saloon, 8:30 p.m.
Yamato, Oct. 27
Freakfest @ State Street, 7 p.m.
RhettMiller@theBarrymore Theatre, 9:30 p.m.
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Trampled by Turtles @ the Majestic Theatre, 9 p.m. Yamato (Japanese Drumming) @ the Wisconsin Union Theater, 8 p.m.
David Sedaris @ the Overture Center, 8 p.m. Horror in the Dark @ Olin Park, 7 p.m.
Stay tuned in to The Daily Cardinal arts page throughout the year for more coverage of local and national arts-related events, in Trees from print and online at www.dailycardinal.com/arts. their hit single,
Art vs. Science @ Der Rathskeller, Memorial Union, 9:30 p.m.
known for his humorous and witty rhymes and follows through with unique and catchy beats. He has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, will.i.am and more. If you get the chance to stop by his stage Oct. 29, it will be well worth a listen. Other bands that can be heard at Freakfest include the New York City-based rock and roll band Locksley, critically acclaimed soulrock band, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Minneapolis-based band, The Big Strong Men and indie-folk band Quiet Corral. Finally, it wouldn’t be Halloween without a costume contest. What you wear to this eagerly awaited night of revelry will be rewarded by priz-
e s from downt o w n merchants, if you play your cards right. Prizes will be awarded to the craziest, funniest, scariest and most creative costumes. So come one, come all to the most infamous Halloween party of any college campus. Rage on. —Riley Beggin
“Animal.” Neon Trees’ other pop-rock grooves are sure to entertain at Freakfest as well. out. Their Luckily, their talent doesn’t end with most recent their hits. Garnering rave reviews album Dirty Work has from SPIN and Rolling Stone for garnered mixed reviews from their 2010 release Habits, Neon Trees the punk scene as a glossy, breezy back up their in-studio work with an in years pop album, in contrast to their pre- entertaining live performance. Our most anticipated act at past. Prospects vious albums, which were more on the safety and hardcore. However, for new listen- Freakfest is Los Angeles-native entertainment value of this ers, the album is being praised for Murs. Described as “the hardest year’s festivities are looking good, its more uplifting and danceable working rapper alive,” Murs has with headliners All Time Low, tracks. For a concert of Freakfest’s been active recently both nationD e s p i t e Neon Trees, The Ready Set, Murs size, a more dance-oriented set ally and internationally through his volumes of com- and more. would be welcome—if you’re over The Road to Paid Dues Tour. plaints about the hike in Murs is Although I’m sure many read- your angst. ticket prices, the 2011 Freakfest ers associate All Time Low with Most listeners probably A tale of socio-diviis looking better than last year’s middle school angst, their perfor- know Neon sive angst in a secret zombie town, event. The 2010 festival drew a mance at Freakfest may be someSundays at this musical explores themes of viorecord 55,000 attendees, who thing to check 2 p.m. For the cash-strapped lence, love and hate through song and You can student, this is a perfect dose of come- dance. “The Zombie Musical” will be proved to be less disorderly see Thanksgiving and dic horror-themed theater that costs showing Thursday through Saturday than crowds even Christmas and Hanukkah fes- only $9 Monday-Saturday and $6 on at 8 p.m. and at 4 p.m. on Oct. 9 and To many folks, tivities on the horizon. Sundays. “A Broom Street Halloween” Oct. 15 for $15 ($12 for students). October marks Despite the stress the holiday is a collection of comedic short plays Theater-goers with a little more the beginning of season can cause, one of its many centered around the holiday, styled mobility than the average stuthe holiday sea- perks is the holiday-themed theat- in the old-fashioned way for which dent should check out StageWorks son. Not only is rical productions featured annu- Broom Street Theater is best known. Projects’ “Dracula: The Performance” Halloween during ally when the leaves start chang- New and up-and-coming local play- at the Stoughton Opera House. It is this month (albeit, ing. Madison sees its fair share of wrights as well as veterans of the the- a dramatic dance interpretation of at the very end), Halloween-themed shows, so keep ater have contributed to this work. Bram Stoker’s classic novel and has but with October, a look out for these productions that Madison Performance Collective been lauded by local critics. The show comes the mar- will run throughout the month. and OUT!Cast Theatre will be will be running Oct. 28 and 29 at 7:30 keting frenzy that Broom Street Theater’s “A Broom presenting “Z-Town: The Zombie p.m., tickets are $14. photo courtesy broom street theater is the holidays. Street Halloween” will be running Musical,” throughout the first half Be sure to check The Daily The cast of “A Broom Street Halloween” poses for the camera. You Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and of the month at the Bartell Theatre Cardinal for more coverage of camcan catch their show Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout on East Mifflin Street. pus and city-wide theater throughthe month at the Broom Street Theater on Williamson Street. out October. —Riley Beggin
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Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Oct. 13
Week @ the 26 24 Phantogram @ the High 25 Halloween Wisconsin Historical Society.
Pro Arte Quartet @ the Chazen, 12:30 p.m.
Madeleine Peyroux and Nellie McKay @ the Wisconsin Union Theater, 8 p.m.
18 Man Man @ the High Noon 19 Saloon, 8 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon Live @ the Chazen, 12:30 p.m. (Wisconsin Public Radio)
Charlotte Zolotow Lecture @ the Wisconsin Union Theater, 7:30 p.m.
The Outside Agitators, Rich Baumann, Nigel Egg @ Brink Lounge, 6:30 p.m.
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Help exists for domestic abuse victims
hen most people think of October, they picture falling leaves, football games and wrapping themselves up in layers before heading to class. However, October has a significant meaning for Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE), a student organization on campus. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), a nationally recognized time of observance and action. This year, PAVE is taking a stand for the UW-Madison, creating awareness about domestic violence’s existence on campus. Domestic violence is an ongoing pattern of behavior in a relationship where one person exerts power and control over another. This includes physical, emotional, verbal or sexual abuse. As such, no one, regardless of sex, gender, race or sex-
ual orientation is immune to the realities of domestic violence.
Unfortunately, domestic violence exists in Wisconsin; it even exist here on campus.
Some people may think, “Really, it exists on campus? Doesn’t it take place in the movies with someone who everyone knows is bad? Surely it can’t happen to me. I’m too smart to put myself in that situation, right?” Unfortunately, domestic violence exists in Wisconsin; it even exists here on campus. From national statistics published by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV),
one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and females ages 20-24 are at the highest risk of nonfatal domestic violence. That means our fellow Badgers, the people we attend class with, “Jump Around” with and party with on the weekends, are often survivors of domestic violence or currently in an abusive relationship. When it comes to domestic violence, there is often no physical evidence of wrongdoing. It is easy to cover up bruises with long sleeves, and emotional abuse doesn’t leave any plainly visible scars. But it is impossible for victims to erase the memories and effects of domestic violence. According to research conducted by the Domestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Initiative, victims of domestic violence are more likely to have sexual difficulties and eating disorders. Victims are also more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder and are at a significant risk of suicide. These are the issues plaguing student victims on campus, day in and day out. Try adding the challenges of PTSD on top of worrying about financial aid, getting good grades and the rest of college-imposed stresses. Conversely, think about how difficult it can seem to rid yourself of your largest support system. It may not make sense to you, but that’s what it feels like to victims when they break it off with an abusive partner. It’s a
situation of constant worry, and it is something that people all over campus experience. Domestic violence knows no bounds. It is not limited to a specific gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, mental capacity, physical capabilities, etc. It could happen to someone with a 4.0 GPA or someone on academic probation. Unfortunately, it could happen to anyone.
You are not weak for reaching out. In fact, it is one of the strongest things you can do.
Some of the signs of an abusive partner may be: controlling behaviors, not allowing you to see friends, threatening to harm you or themselves based on your actions, telling you things to put you down or treating you as a sexual object. This list is not at all exhaustive, but demonstrates the different facets of domestic violence. Because any one of us could be at risk of being in an abusive relationship, it is important to know that there is help. You can get out of it, even though it may seem impossible. The Madison community and our university offer plenty of outlets for assistance. It is OK to ask for help. You are not weak for reaching out. In fact, it is one of the stron-
gest things you can do. Yesterday marks the 30th anniversary of the National Day of Unity, a day started by the NCADV to bring advocates against domestic violence together. The day of awareness was turned into an entire month, and that is why DVAM is now observed throughout October. PAVE is observing DVAM in East Campus Mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to encourage students to sign pledges in support of healthy relationships and the victims of domestic violence. Please come out and show your support for your fellow students, community members and friends. If you believe you are in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-723 for assistance. Locally, you can call the Dane County Rape Crisis Center’s rape hotline at 608251-7273 or Madison’s Domestic Abuse Intervention Service’s hotline at 608-251-4445. Tomissa Porath wrote this article and is a PAVE media volunteer. PAVE is a student organization dedicated to ending sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus through education and activism. PAVE’s general member meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the PAVE office, suite #3147 of the Student Activity Center. For more information or to find out how to get involved, e-mail email@example.com.
GOP should take fresh look at enviornmental policy Matt beaty opinion columnist
here is something curious about the current field of Republican presidential candidates. They’re all about the same. Sure, there is a woman, an African-American and a couple of Mormons. But in general, they all favor lower taxes, fewer regulations, and repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Unfortunately, another commonality among the candidates is opposition to legislation for protecting the environment. Republicans do not need to become raging environmentalists to help our nation or our planet. Going to either extreme of environmentalism—ignoring the environment or focusing solely on the environment—has its disadvantages. Focusing solely on the environment by passing more and more regulations stifles economic growth, something that would be devastating to our country at the moment. Furthermore, many businesses can easily avoid regulations by leaving the country. However, ignoring the environment runs the risk of ruining our drinking water and clean air. Simply put, there is a need for the GOP to adopt a more moderate environmental policy. The fact is, most Americans
do not have a complete and utter hatred for environmental policy, as many of the current Republican candidates seem to have. Most people want sensible policies that keep the air and water clean. However, just as many people do not want policies that will hurt economic growth, like excessive regulation and higher taxes. So what are Republicans to do? They can start by looking at their past. If they look at the policies of Republican presidents like Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, they will see that past Republicans actually passed some important environmental regulations. Nixon passed the Clean Air Extension Act of 1970, which gave the Environmental Protection Agency even more regulation powers. Reagan passed the Montreal Protocol, for which he took a lot of flack from conservatives, but did so on the advice of scientists in order to protect our ozone layer. Presidents like Reagan understood that there needs to be a mix of a healthy economy and a healthy environment for a nation to truly thrive. Many of the Republican Party’s values come from tradition and reverence for past leaders. Forgetting that conservatism also includes conservation and caring for the environment not only leads to bad environmental policy but also to a bad Republican image. It is easy simply to write off all Republicans for not caring about the environment. This
is probably the result of most Republicans trying to ease the power of the EPA or stop carbon exchange programs. It is easy to wonder: Is any hope for Republicans promoting any environmental policy? The answer: sort of. There are many Republicans who have supported environmental causes. U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., introduced legislation to extend federally protected wilderness reserve. U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., tried to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund when the funding was in question. Other representatives including Judy Biggert, R-Ill., have made issues like invasive species part of their platforms. And by the way, they still support lower taxes and reducing regulations elsewhere in the economy. Environment and conservatism can and should mix. Unfortunately, environmental groups in the Republican Party are few and far between. Republicans for Environmental Protection is a group that rates and critiques GOP national legislators on their support of conservation and the environment. The Republican Leadership Council also believes in using the government to protect the environment. Instead of writing these groups off as “too liberal” for the GOP, Republicans should embrace, or at least consider, their ideas. What all of this comes down to is the need for a return to a “big tent” Republican Party. The GOP will face hard times
gaining popularity if it continues to discredit EPA findings and ignore environmental issues. Republicans need to continue supporting politicians with basic ideals like individual liberty and smaller government, but they need to be open to socalled moderates who may have other priorities, like protecting the environment. It is good for the party’s image and better for the environment.
The current Republican presidential candidates and their supporters tout their economic conservatism. But it is equally important that they realize and believe, as conservative intellectual Russell Kirk said, “Nothing is more conservative than conservation.” Matt Beaty is a junior majoring in mathematics and computer science. Please send all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Badgers ready for first true test of the season against UND womens hockey program’s all-time leader in goals, picked The Wisconsin women’s up her fifth career hat trick hockey team (0-0 WCHA, Sept. 25 against Lindenwood 2-0 overall) would have been and, as this year’s team caphard-pressed to start off its tain, looks to lead the Badgers 2011-’12 season any better moving forward. than it did two weekends ago. “Her presence and her The Badgers demolished work habits speak very loudly Lindenwood in their season in regards to what she expects opening games Sept. 23 and 25, her teammates to do,” Johnson including blowouts of 11-0 and said. “She’s in a position to 13-0. The Badgers also outshot lead. In this position right now their opponents 132-14 during she’s really grabbed the baton the two games. and is moving forward with it. The Badgers face much She seems very comfortable.” stiffer competition this upcomUpperclassmen like Knight ing weekend with a double and junior forward Brianna header against No. 7 Decker, will be asked North Dakota, as they to lead the Badgers, attempt to extend their but Johnson stressed 29-game game unbeatthat the team’s freshen streak (27-0-2). men will play a vital “Looking forrole on the team this ward to the month of season as well. October, as we look “[The freshmen] at our opponents, are all going to play, we have eight qualthey’re all going to KNIGHT ity games coming up, get an opportunity to and it’ll certainly be play,” Johnson said. a great test for our hockey He made specific mention of team,” UW head coach Mark forward Blayre Turnbull as a Johnson said. “For the new freshman he believes is capable players, it’s going to be a big of making a significant impact. step up just in regards to the “She has a chance to jump competition you are playing.” out of the shoots here and While it is apparent that get off to a real good start,” the Fighting Sioux will be a Johnson said. good challenge for his team, With five assists and six Johnson doesn’t want his team total points in her first two to peak too early, understand- career games as a Badger, ing that it will need to prog- Turnbull is definitely rewardress throughout this month ing her coach’s faith early on. and the season. Winning the National “Hopefully at the end of the Championship a season ago month we are a better team hasn’t led to a sense of comthan we are this next Friday, placency among members of Saturday, and Sunday,” the women’s hockey team, Johnson said. but Johnson understands that Wisconsin lost its cap- they need Badger fans to come tain and leading point scorer out and make the Kohl Center from a season ago in Patty an intimidating environment Kazmaier Award-winnner for visiting teams. Meghan Duggan, but senior “[The Kohl Center] is a forward Hilary Knight looks special place,” Johnson said. more than ready to pick up “I think really what makes us where Duggan left off. special is the city and the fans Knight, who is already the that we have.”
By Matt Masterson The Daily Cardinal
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Justin Schultz, a favorite for this year’s Hobey Baker Award, is one of the few holdovers from last year’s squad and hopes to lead a young, inexperienced UW team to better results this season.
Wisconsin relying on young roster this year By Matt Masterson The Daily cardinal
After a disappointing 2010-’11 season, which ended with a first round loss to Colorado College in the WCHA playoffs, the newlook Wisconsin men’s hockey team will be relying heavily on young talent to make a return to the Frozen Four. While many of last year’s leaders—such as Jake Gardiner, Craig Smith, Podge Turnbull, Jordy Murray, Sean Dolan and Scott Gudmandson—have departed, UW head coach Mike Eaves is ready to start off the 2011-’12 season on the right foot this weekend against Northern Michigan, but he knows there is still work to be done with his young roster. “The biggest challenge is probably two-fold. You’re trying to have a group of young men grow quickly and at the same time keep their confidence high,” Eaves said. “Having them understand that you’re going to trip and fall, you just need to pick yourself up and learn what you can before your next shift.” While there has been a lot of turnover on the roster since last season, one thing that Eaves can rely on is the return of junior defenseman
Justin Schultz. Schultz, a West Kelowna, British Columbia native, led the Badgers last season in total points (47) and had more goals (18) than any other defenseman in the nation. He was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Year and was one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker trophy given annually to the most outstanding player in college hockey. “When you get one of the best players in college hockey it certainly boosts your blue line,” Eaves said of his star defenseman. “He’ll be the quarterback of our powerplay, and there’s a sense of peace about that.”
“You’re trying to have a group of young men grow quickly and at the same time keep their confidence high.” Mike Eaves head coach Wisconsin men’s hockey
The return of one of the most well rounded defenseman, not only in the WCHA, but in the nation is bound to have a massive impact on this young team as the year goes on.
The Badgers’ season will begin this weekend with back-to-back games at the Kohl Center against Northern Michigan, but the question of who will start in goal for game one is still up in the air. Three goaltenders are currently fighting for the starting role—junior Mitch Thompson, and freshmen Landon Peterson and Joel Rumpel. All three have their own strengths, but the decision as to who will start will likely be made this week through a combination of practices, scrimmages and analysis by the coaching staff. Whoever ends up starting will be playing behind an excellent defensive corps, headed by Schultz and fellow junior and team captain John Ramage. With so many freshmen and sophomores on their roster, the 2011-’12 Badgers are a bit of a wild card. Both games this weekend will give Eaves a glimpse into what his team is capable of this season or if there is any cause for concern heading forward. “A lot of times your fears are for naught because the kids will come out and play very well,” Eaves said. “Time will tell.”
Taylor, Wilson earn honors following Nebraska win Following the Badgers 48-17 victory over Nebraska, the Big Ten conference honored senior UW quarterback Russell Wilson and junior linebacker Mike Taylor as co-Offensive Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, for their performances.
Wilson was 14-for-20 passing with 255 yards and two touchdowns and picked up 32 yards and a score on the ground. Wilson was also the recipient of the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week award.
Taylor recorded a career-high 14 tackles, a tackle for loss and an interception against the Cornhuskers to help hold a Nebraska offense that was averaging 42.8 points per game to a mere 17 points in the victory. This is the second conference player of the week award this season for both Wilson and Taylor.
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Blayre Turnbull is one of the promising freshmen players that will see plenty of ice time for Wisconsin this weekend.