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Walker recall starts Tuesday Democrats, student groups launch campaigns to oust governor Wisconsin Democrats will begin circulating recall petitions for Gov. Scott Walker across the state and on the UW-Madison campus starting Nov. 15. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin and United Wisconsin, a political action committee organized around recalling Walker, will have until Jan. 13, 60 days, to collect the 540,208 signatures necessary to prompt a recall election. College Democrats Chair Jordan Weibel said the student group plans to raise awareness about the Walker recall effort on campus. “We will be everywhere: flyering, tabling in dining halls, going door-to-door in student wards off-campus [and] hitting high traffic areas

on campus,” Weibel said. Weibel said he believes the recall petition will be “largely successful,” adding students will play a “crucial role” in determining the outcome of the petition and election. But College Republicans Spokesperson Jeff Snow said it is their goal to emphasize the “undeniable success” of Walker’s policies. “We will actively encourage students not to sign recall petitions and will be on the lookout for fraudulent activity committed by big labor and the Democratic Party while gathering signatures,” Snow said in an e-mail. An elected official must serve for one year before becoming eligible for recall, which Gov. Scott Walker will be as of Jan. 3, 2012. In order for a recall election to be held, organizers must collect 25 percent of the number of votes cast in the 2010 gubernatorial election. The DPW plans to hold events across the state, including volunteer training events and kick-off rallies to begin collecting signatures. — Rachel Hahn

Recall rundown Nov. 2, 2010

Scott Walker is elected governor

Jan. 3, 2011

Walker is sworn into office as the 45th governor of Wisconsin Wisconsin law states that a politician must serve in office for one year before becoming eligible for recall. David Brandt, a contributing Republican, filed the first petition on Nov. 4. Democrats accused Brandt of filing solely so Walker could begin fundraising for his recall election.

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The Democratic Party of Wisconsin and United Wisconsin will file their petitions. The groups will have 60 days to circulate and collect recall petitions. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s and United Wisconsin’s 60 days will be up. If 540,208 signatures are collected, the recall election would likely take place then.


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The Badgers continued to dominate rival Minnesota, claiming Paul Bunyan’s Axe for the eighth consecutive year by defeating the Gophers 42-13. For a full recap and additional notes on Wisconsin’s record-setting preformances, see page 8. + Photo by Mark Kauzlarich

Campus-area bars repeal ID policy By Taylor Harvey The Daily Cardinal

Under pressure from the city, many downtown bars repealed their controversial ID policies that required patrons to provide valid driver’s licenses or passports to enter. City officials expressed concerns at a meeting in October about racial discrimination that surfaced from the ID policy some campus area bars initiated last summer. The policy kept those with only state-issued identification from entering bars. According to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, Wando’s and

Johnny O’s recently removed signs from their windows saying state-issued identifications would not be accepted. Logan’s Madtown on Johnson Street discontinued the policy on Nov. 4., Verveer said. “These bar owners are interested in doing the right thing,” Verveer said. “They have asked me and other city officials if what they are doing is legal and appropriate.” Verveer told the Wisconsin State Journal Wando’s owner Jay Wanserski said he repealed the policy out of fear the city

The policy in brief

Several downtown bars recently repealed a controversial ID policy that required a valid driver’s license or passport to enter. Accusations of discrimination Some city officials raised concerns of racial discrimination, a controversy that led to establishments’ repeal of the policy.

Legality concerns “These bar owners are interested in doing the right thing,” Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said.

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UW looks to strengthen higher education ties with China Administrators at UW-Madison are hoping to expand study abroad, internship and research opportunities for students and faculty by creating the university’s first foreign office in China. Gilles Bousquet, dean of the Division of International Studies, left for China Saturday to discuss the partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a research park in the Minhang

District of Shanghai. According to Bousquet, the office would give UW-Madison an on-the-ground presence in a country with rapidly expanding higher education system. “[The Chinese] are investing an enormous amount of money in higher education,” she told the Wisconsin State Journal. “In five to 10 years, the labs they are building are going to be top tier. We want to make sure our

researchers, our students are connected to this new powerhouse of education. Because it’s going to happen. It’s a matter of a decade.” While the details of the office need to be negotiated, Bousquet said Shanghai University and government would need to help finance it. UW-Madison would offer training for Chinese professionals as one way to help pay for the office, Bousquet said.

“…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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Jacqueline O’Reilly o’really?!


spent all four years of high school playing flute in the marching band, a reality I, for a number of reasons, was not terribly thrilled with. You see, band at my high school was not like band at UW-Madison. Why? Because we spent our halftime shows marching into awkwardly phallic cloud formations while playing “Defying Gravity” from “Wicked.” We were an even more pathetic version of “Glee.” (In retrospect, I like to think these designs were my band director’s attempt to be edgy and piss off some close-minded suburban parents. In reality, however, I’m guessing he was just as big of a prude as the flautists, somehow missing that two circles plus one elongated oval equals a body part our school refused to teach us about.) On top of that, I suffered from a treacherous case of I’mtoo-cool-for-band syndrome, a fact I am not proud of, but a reality nonetheless. Between

this, my glaring lack of talent and the director’s tendency to sweat bullets and pop boners in class (I guess Souza marches really moved him), there was little reason for me to stay in band. So what kept me there? My parents constantly chirping, “It will look so good to have four years of band on your college resume!” was one reason. The ease with which my friends and I could get under our band director’s skin was another. But the ultimate reason: Being part of the marching band was like existing in one giant, raging hormone with 100 others co-eds.

Band was a hodgepodge of sexually confused teenagers, and my friends and I dived right in. Thanks to movies like “Mean Girls” and “American Pie,” there is the well-known

stereotype that band kids are sex-obsessed. On the one hand, this is true. There was that token couple that would spend the entire post-Bandorama party (yes, we had an event called Bandorama) making out on a sofa conveniently located right by the doorway everyone had to pass through. But much like every other high school social scene, for every pair of horny 15-year-olds there was a girl still getting accustomed to her boobs. And for every girl like that there was the guy notorious for keeping a family-size bottle of Lubriderm next to his computer. Band was a terrific hodgepodge of sexually confused teenagers, and my friends and I dived right in. This Bandorama party I mentioned is where everything worthwhile went down. To my inner 10-year-old’s dismay, high school parties did not look like what “Boy Meets World” or “Clueless” depicted them to be. Instead, they were a bunch of band dorks crowded into a basement while the parents sat upstairs eating Triscuits and watching “CSI: Miami.” Still, it was where the magic happened. My friend got what she considers to be her first

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real kiss—in the rain, no less— at this party. She has nothing positive to say about the guy now, but you’ll be damned to ever hear her speak poorly of that experience. Speaking of lip-locking, it was at this party where I first kissed my sophomoreyear boyfriend. Our relationship was short-lived and can be summed up with the fact that when he went in for a midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve he landed on my open eyeball instead of my lips. A rather awkward moment, yes, but one incapable of erasing the oh-so romantic time we had grinding to Usher’s “Yeah!” in that nowinfamous basement. If you had asked me back then whether I would ever want to relive those moments, I would say “no” without hesitation. Even with the Bandorama parties, there was little I hated more than reporting to band class at 7:25 a.m. five days a week. Still, I cannot help but be nostalgic for the days when grinding was scandalous, Sunkist served the same ends as alcohol and my relationship’s biggest issue was bad aim. Were you a sexually awkward band geek in high school? Reminisce with Jacqueline at

’s History

November 14, 1961

Rally mourns future bomb damage

By Harriet Forman

because as early as March, 1954, they had the capability Rain soaked and cold, of exploding a 15 mega-ton 100 persons gathered on bomb. An explanation of a the steps of the Historical petition to President Kennedy Society Library in a protest demonstration against nuclear to be circulated later, called disarmament “our only hope for testing “by any nation” at world peace.” When asked about 12:30 p.m. on Monday. the effectiveness of such a Sympathetic attendants at petition, Roberts replied that he the rally wore black arm-bands thought it would be good since in mourning for “the stillborn similar petitions and similar and maimed” who will result demonstrations have taken from nuclear testing. The demonstration was co-sponsered place throughout the country by the University Committee for this past week. “If it is better to have 40 a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) million dead than 80 million and the Student Peace Center. dead, then Civil Defense Dick Roberts, the first speaker, is effective,” charged Don attributed Russia with being Bluestone, chairman of first in the field of fall-out Wisconsin SANE, pointing out production, “a dubious honor.” the ridiculousness of fall-out He went on to say that it shelters. “Every citizen must isn’t necessary for the United be actively concerned with the States to begin nuclear testing

problem of peace... We must not and shall not compromise with madness!” he continued. Francis Hole, Professor of Soils and Agriculture, introduced a three minute period of silence, in which the body “should listen beyond the physical ear..., let any interruptions stimulate an inner search for peace..., and lay aside fear, anger, arrogance, and greed and become soldiers of non-violence.” The silence was broken by a small but noisy group of dissenters, who were later invited to speak before the group, rather than behind it. Only one representative was persuaded to step forth, and he drew an analogy between the disarmament group and the D.A.R. before the Second

World War. “How the Hell can you trust them (Russians) after some of the things they’ve done before... Better to be mutated than communist...” At the end of his speech, which was dotted with profanity throughout, the crowd moved beneath the arches of the Historical Society to sign the dampened petitions, then broke into informal groups to discuss further the probabilities and possibilities of nuclear war.

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University officials consider future of ‘Wisconsin Idea’ By Haley Henschel The Daily Cardinal

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Speakers discussed ways to improve programs for students transitioning to UW-Madison at a conference Friday. Topics included ways to attract transfer students to the university.

Faculty discuss programs for new students By Kelly Kallien The Daily Cardinal

UW-Madison faculty discussed ways to improve programs for first-year and transfer students at the annual First-Year Conference Friday. Dr. Jennifer Keup, director of the National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, said universities nationwide should integrate learning communities, diversity training and undergraduate research into their curriculum. She said these are among guidelines that can help first-year students succeed. “We are basically creating educated and engaged citizens for the future that we feel can contribute economically, socially and personally,” Keup said. Keup said examples of these practices include the Go Big Read program and the First-Year Interest Group program, which allows freshmen to meet other

students by placing them in the same, intimate seminar courses. Also at the conference, faulty dispersed into breakout sessions focusing on different aspects of the first-year experience.

“We are basically creating educated and engaged citizens for the future that we feel can contribute.” Dr. Jennifer Keup specialist in first-year and transfer student experiences

In one session, Senior Policy and Planning Analyst Clare Huhn discussed strategies to increase the number of transfer students to UW-Madison. Huhn said the university will increase its partnerships with two-year colleges, rather than four-year institutions, for recruitment of transfer students.

Huhn argued partnerships with two-year institutions are more effective because students from four-year schools have already established a sense of belonging in their current colleges. She said while the university currently enrolls around 1,700 transfer students per year, she hopes to see an increase to 1,850 students annually by 2015. Participants in another session discussed changes the university will make to the SOAR programming. UW-Madison Center for the First-Year Experience Assistant Director Annette McDaniel said SOAR will allot two days of academic advising instead of the current model that only has one. Coordinator of First-Year Programs David Laur said the change should prevent students from feeling rushed when they choose classes and it gives them the opportunity to discuss class options with parents and guests.

Former UW-Madison special assistant to the chancellor dies Former senior special assistant to the chancellor and Madison community leader LaMarr Billups died Friday at his home in Virginia. B i l l u p s served as special assistant from 1996 to BILLUPS 2007 under chancellors

David Ward and John Wiley, managing relations between the university and local governments. He left to accept a similar position at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Colleagues told the Wisconsin State Journal Billups was a passionate member of the university, as well as the greater Madison area, who was always willing to help the community. One of his major contribu-

UW-Madison representatives met Friday to discuss the future of the “Wisconsin Idea” as well as the relationships between the university and state and local communities. According to the UW-Madison website, the Wisconsin Idea is “the principle that the university should improve people’s lives beyond the classroom.” UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward said the Wisconsin Idea is “all about a vision of the connections that make the world work,” but is a “very 18th-Century subject.” Ward said changes to the Wisconsin Idea would be a “vehicle to explore” the university’s progress in the next decade. “There are very few other states that have the kind of framework to do this,” Ward said. “It also means that we can sometimes relax in the comfort of the tradition because we have a label that we can be proud of.” Ward said while he does not expect the university to receive increases in funding over the next few years, UW-Madison needs to update its connections

bars from page 1 would revoke his liquor license if he continued the policy. Several city committees, such as the Alcohol License Review Committee, have addressed the issue recently, while former Alder Brenda Konkel initiated a group on Facebook discouraging the policy. Verveer said he “[does not] blame establishments for abandoning policy given the controversy it has developed.”

with global and local communities through internalization, globalization and technology. “The only way we can be uplifted by what we do is take charge of our own lives,” Ward said. “With the right communication skills and the right patience, you can do virtue in almost any situation.” UW-Madison Dean of Division of Continuing Studies and Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning Jeffrey S. Russell said UW-Madison should better communicate and confront major challenges Wisconsin citizens face. Katherine Loving, civic engagement coordinator for University Health Services and convener of Community Partnerships Outreach, said the symposium and reforms to the Wisconsin Idea would create an “engagement [that] should create new knowledge” to deepen the connection between the campus and the state. Also at the symposium, community members displayed over 40 posters with suggestions for improving the Wisconsin Idea and UW-Madison’s relationship with national, state and local communities. Verveer said Mayor Paul Soglin held a meeting last Tuesday to discuss the ID policy, at which he called on the city attorney to conduct further research so that the city can take a formal position on the policy. “[Soglin] has taken very seriously the concerns raised by members in the community,” Verveer said. “He made it a personal issue for him to make sure the city does ascertain any violations of the law.”

tions at both universities was his work to curb the use of sweatshops where collegiate-licensed apparel is manufactured. Billups also participated on numerous boards of directors for the university, including the Overture Center for the Arts and the Urban League of Greater Madison. The university has not yet released details about a memorial service.

Street lights in student neighborhood aim to improve safety City engineers plan to add more street lighting along Orchard and Spring Streets to increase overall student safety. According to Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, while the city does not have a final decision regarding pedestrian street lighting on Spring and Orchard Streets, they are planning to implement lights that have been successful in the past. “It’s obvious that area is a pretty dark area of campus, but adding pedestrian lighting has been pretty successful on areas of Mendota Court and the

Bassett neighborhood area,” Resnick said. Resnick said the city is reconstructing the zero and 100 blocks of North Orchard and the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Spring Street, where the Humbucker apartment complex is located. While only this area of campus is up for renovation, Resnick said all of campus was considered for renovation. “Essentially we considered every single street in all of the campus area,” Resnick said. “This was the immediate need.”

In addition to the new pedestrian lighting, city officials are also looking to replace the sanitary and storm water sewers on the same streets. Resnick said construction could begin as early as 2012. The construction on Orchard and Spring Streets will be discussed at a neighborhood meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in Union South. Final approval for the construction will be discussed at the earliest at the Dec. 13 City Council meeting. — Abby Becker

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Campus-area bars, including Wando’s, repealed a controversial policy that required a valid driver’s license or passport to enter.

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otoriously crude, boorish director Bret Ratner (creator of cinematic masterpieces like “Rush Hour 3”) made a complete ass out of himself at the premier of his new under-performing flick “Tower Heist” by commenting in a Q&A that “Rehearsals are for fags.” This happened the same week as Ratner talked sleazily about sleeping with actress Olivia Munn on the “Howard Stern Show,” only to admit a few days later that he lied about it all. The man stepped down from (i.e. was fired from) his posi-

tion as director of next year’s Academy Awards Ceremony. In solidarity, his collaborator Eddie Murphy also stepped down as host. The Academy has already made the exceedingly boring decision to play it safe after last year’s James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosting disaster and appoint veteran host and guyno-one-under-the-age-of-sixteen-knows, Billy Crystal. Hopefully, next year the Academy will have the guts to try something different. To help them along, I’ve got my own suggestions for potential hosts whom I think could deliver much more interesting material than the inevitable Billy-Crystalinserts-himself-into-this-year’smovies montage that’s we’ll surely be groaning to next year.

The low-down

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Stephen Colbert’s wacky, bordering-on-crazy comedic style would make for an interesting Oscar host, as would these other potential hosts:

Stephen colbert

Kristin Wiig has experience as a female comedic superstar, as well as six seasons of “SNL” in her arsenal. Steve Carell & Ryan Gosling have the chemistry it takes, as shown in “Crazy Stupid Love.” Justin Timberlake is the quintessential multi-talented entertainer.

Kristin Wiig With six seasons of “Saturday Night Live” under her belt, several of them spent as the central female cast member no less, Wiig clearly has the live-performance chops necessary to helm a production like the Academy Awards. Now that Tina Fey has been taking steps into the background to concentrate on her family life, Kristin Wiig has undoubtedly usurped her throne as female comedian of the moment in the public consciousness. She killed it this summer, writing and starring in “Bridesmaids,” a movie that proved all-femalecast raunchy comedies could, and should, exist. And, while her humor may be a bit off-beat for the giant international audience of the Oscars, I’d still relish the chance to see what she could do with the job. Steve Carell & Ryan Gosling He may have left “The Office” to flounder in his wake, but Steve Carell did so to move onto bigger and better things—namely, movies. And this year the dynamic duo of Carell and Gosling demonstrated that there’s still some real life left in the rom-com genre with their unfortunately-named flick “Crazy Stupid Love.” If the Academy wanted to stick with it’s dual-host trend of recent years, Ryan Gosling wouldn’t be a bad matchup for

Carell, given that the chemistry between them makes “Crazy Stupid Love” work. Gosling would make a fitting straight man to Carell’s goofy-but-lovable stage persona. And after all, with two potential acting nominations in the works for Gosling for his roles in “Drive” and “Ides of March,” and likely at least one Best Picture nomination as well, 2011 is the year of Gosling. And something tells me Gosling wouldn’t show up nearly as stoned as James Franco. Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart The Daily Show host Jon Stewart was great in his two performances as Oscar Night MC, but I’d be far more intrigued to see what his spin-off pseudonemesis Stephen Colbert could do with the podium. His astoundingly witty yet bordering-onabsurd brand of comedy would bring a fresh vibe to the Oscars, exactly what they should be looking for in the aftermath of last year’s youthful-reboot-goneawry production and continually falling viewer ratings. If the Academy really felt the need to assure the ceremony remains tethered to reality, they could offer Colbert and Stewart as another hosting pair. After all, their “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” last year reminded us just how effective the duo can

be when reunited. For a taste of the grand comedic potential of just such a pairing, I suggest you check out the clips of Stewart and Colbert presenting together at the Emmys in 2007 and 2008. Justin Timberlake Last, but certainly not least, Justin Timberlake. No list of potential hosts would be complete without the original jack-of-all-trades himself. His numerous legendary stints hosting “SNL”—each of which inevitably spawns a new viral video with the Lonely Island crew—as well as other award shows like the MTV Movie Awards and the ESPY Awards, provide Timberlake with quite the resume of impressive hosting experience. His inevitable song-anddance number would surely have no trouble competing with the obligatory Billy Crystal medleys that have become an Oscar staple. And he would be able to do it while injecting the telecast with a new youthful atmosphere like the Academy seemed so bent on achieving last year—certainly more so then Crystal possibly can. Justin Timberlake is undoubtedly a great natural-born entertainer. If anyone can bring the Oscars back to their former glory, it’s certainly the man who brought sexy back. Send all questions and comments David’s way at


Monday, November 14, 2011

Remembering Dick Wheeler Emma Roller The Daily Cardinal

“Have you seen the bear yet?” I was sitting at my desk in the Capitol press room, waiting for 35 county clerks to return my calls, and turned, unsure whether I was the subject of this question. There sat Dick Wheeler, eyebrows raised, mischievous smile creasing his face. “Oh! Umm, I don’t think so.” The bear? “You got a minute?” I nodded. “Follow me.” He led me out of the press room and around the rotunda to the Assembly chambers, past a door marked PRIVATE, and sure enough, there it was. A grizzly reared to its full six feet, jaws wide, claws bared. We turned to each other and laughed. The bear was the first of many intricacies of the Capitol architecture Dick let me in on, and I was

lucky to be there to listen. When to give him access to files that were The Wheeler Report linked to one open record, the elder statesman of my stories, it was the first time of Madison politics coolly outlined I felt certain in my decision to be every facet of the clerk’s incoma reporter. petence, with a fair share of cussDick, who passed away Friday, words tossed in. But for the three months that had become a personal symbol I knew him, he became for what I admired about a grandfatherly figure, old-school journalists—a as many in the Capitol quick wit, an encyclopedic press corps came to knowledge of his beat and view him. Though he a zero-tolerance policy for could be prickly to outbullshit. While his gait siders, he helped press may have slowed over his corps reporters (even 40 years in the Capitol, his interns) indiscrimiclear blue eyes didn’t miss Dick Wheeler nately, and was happy a thing. to divulge his privileged Some have described him as a curmudgeon, but it is knowledge of the state’s political in the best possible sense of the plumbing. Many won’t realize it, word—he did not pity fools. When but Wisconsin is worse off withdisgruntled customers would call out him. Emma Roller was The Daily to complain about his website, he would routinely tell them, “The Cardinal’s editor-in-chief for the 2010owner is not in. Call back later.” ’11 school year. Please send any feedWhen a committee clerk refused back to



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The high cost of training ASM


he Daily Cardinal in the Wisconsin or the Midwest, Editorial Board recently perhaps even in Madison. We met with ASM members would also assume that alumni to discuss their upcoming inter- living in the state would have a nal budget, especially the request better grasp of the problems facfor $100,000 to fund a series of ing the university and Wisconsin internal training sessions—we as a whole. were not impressed. Further, ASM wants to pay an Before delving into the enormous amount of money for details, its important to clarify outside help yet ignores that it how our student representa- sits on top of an enormous wealth tives request budget increases, of knowledge. If it wants trainwhat the program entails and ing and education on local and what the cost to each student state politics, why not consult will be. ASM does not pull from one of the world’s best political a pre-established pool of money. science departments? Budgetary, Instead, it submits a budget accounting and efficiency trainrequest every year that must be ing? We have a top-ranked busiapproved by SSFC and univer- ness school a block away from sity administration. This year the ASM offices. And while we ASM requested $1,362,575.20, acknowledge that ASM’s duties an increase of $183,236.95 from are difficult and their responsilast year’s internal bilities laudable, they budget. Expect this need not fly in an number to rise, howalumnus from New ever, as the cost of York to read their Amount of the commencement own by laws. The $3 money ASM is speaker has not yet cost of the training asking for been determined and initiative for every internal training last year that numstudent is not an program ber came to $75,000. issue—most students The cost of the interwon’t complain about nal training session the cost of a latte. But is estimated to have a minimum 42,000 lattes might benefit the cost of $76,748, so ASM will student body more than this prorequest $100,000 for the pro- gram will. The idea that intergram. This calculates to about nal training for ASM will trickle $3 of every student’s segregated down and result in better serfees for the training. vices in the long run is weak, and An immediate issue is that the one that most students won’t buy. nature of the training sessions, And while the training sessions and thus the estimated cost, is are open to other student orgahardly concrete. ASM has con- nizations, the percentage of stuceptualized a large and vague list dents that will take part, and thus of areas it hopes the training will directly benefit, is quite small. cover, from “Political climate and The decision to request structure of city and state govern- $100,000 for internal training ments” to the intricacies of the instead of other programs that student budgetary process. The might directly benefit students organization based its budget also suggests a warped perceprequest on the possibility of trans- tion of priorities in a time of porting and providing accom- economic recession and enormodation for alumni from both mous budget cuts to the UW the Midwest area and the distant System. It also feeds growing coasts, yet it has no idea what the criticisms that ASM is too interproportions of each will be. It has nally focused and inept in its also calculated the cost of cover- duties—we can’t help but ask ing a missed day of work for each why this training is necessary speaker based on a $45,000 sal- when past ASM sessions have ary—we question whether this is functioned just fine. We acknowledge that trainan accurate yardstick. With the acknowledgment ing is beneficial and could have that ASM and The Daily Cardinal a positive effect on the internal are different beasts, we can’t help processes of student governbut note that we have a number ment. But the proposal—and of training sessions throughout its absurd cost—suggests that the year that don’t cost $100,000. ASM simply hasn’t thought We see no justification for flying this through. We encouralumni out, providing rooms in age university officials, if not the Double Tree Hotel and cover- SSFC, to reject the program ing the cost of missing work in funding in its entirety. If our order to conduct internal train- student government wants to ing. Even if an ASM alumnus liv- improve how it functions, it ing that far away were interested should stop wasting time on and still had an intricate knowl- itself and start contributing to edge of ASM processes, why not the students it supposedly repjust hold a Skype conference call? resents. It’s time to go back to In fact, why seek such far-away the drawing board. Please send all feedback to opinhelp at all? We would assume that many ASM alumni still live



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By Dylan Moriarty

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

Tanked Life

By Steven Wishau

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

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ALIENS AMONG US ACROSS 1 Some deadly snakes 5 Letter opener? 9 Put an edge on 13 Board sticker 14 Waste maker of adage 15 Distinctive atmosphere 16 A dish with some of this and some of that 17 Exhausted 19 Hoopster’s classical dance? 21 Kelly the clown 22 Grazing ground 23 Diddly-squat 26 Female sib, briefly 27 Goldberg and Field roles 30 Video-store section 32 What the president’s advisors came down with? 34 “I could ___ horse!” 37 Understood, as a punch line 38 Alleviate 39 Parisian stinger? 44 Needle worker’s art 45 The Grateful ___ 46 Boxer that can lick anyone? 49 Sault ___ Marie, Canada 50 Male sib, briefly 52 Completely cuckoo

54 Assignment in a chilly art class? 57 Apartment for trips to the city 60 Punch-in-the-stomach sounds 61 Concept 62 Conclude by reasoning 63 Tribe met by Lewis and Clark 64 Like the details in horror films? 65 Greek mountain 66 Sour-tasting DOWN 1 Pueblo bricks 2 Deli offering 3 Light benders 4 Feed the fire 5 Paint unskillfully 6 This, below the border 7 Coral-islet chain 8 Think quietly and inwardly 9 Light bulb unit 10 Rainbow gradation 11 Victorian, for one 12 ___ -o’shanter 14 Soaking spot 18 ___ Tranquility (region on the Moon) 20 Large European volcano 23 Saint Petersburg’s river

24 One 13th of the month? 25 Ancient stringed instrument 28 Near, to a poet 29 Cafeteria worker’s headwear 31 Encounter 32 Is unable 33 Raison d’___ 34 Baby salamanders 35 “I smell ___!” (“Something’s fishy here!”) 36 Place for your chapeau 40 Snake that can flatten its neck 41 Rags-to-riches writer Alger 42 Hammer user 43 Bart Simpson’s teacher Krabappel 46 North or South state 47 ___ the road 48 Phrase before “Go!” 51 Jesse of the 1936 Olympics 53 Haughty sort 54 Famous invasion nickname 55 Comic-strip barks 56 La ___ Tar Pits 57 Animal Farm critter 58 Single person’s last words? 59 Auction conclusion?

Caved In

By Nick Kryshak

First in Twenty

By Angel Lee

Washington and the Bear

By Derek Sandberg


Monday, November 14, 2011



Men’s Hockey

Tale of two nights; Badgers split series with No. 1 By Ryan Evans the daily cardinal

Anytime Wisconsin and Minnesota get together it is going to be a spirited affair, but when the Gophers come in to the series ranked No. 1 in the country, it is bound to carry a little extra weight. Facing the nation’s top-ranked team was a good test for a young Badgers squad (4-5-1 WCHA, 5-6-1 overall) and, for the most part, they didn’t look overmatched against No. 1 Minnesota (7-1-0, 10-2-0), earning a series split with a 3-1 win on Friday before falling 4-1 Saturday. In the series opener Friday the teams battled through a defensive, scoreless first period before Wisconsin broke through in the second with a flurry of goals. Sophomore forwards Mark Zengerle and Tyler Barnes combined on a 2-on-1 for the game’s first marker, with Zengerle tallying his fifth goal of the season— tying the team lead and matching his entire total from last year. The Badgers struck again just 45 seconds later with a goal from sophomore forward Keegan Meuer, building 2-0 lead. Getting that second goal from

Meuer so quick after the first was important for Wisconsin. Meuer’s tally didn’t allow the Gophers anytime to respond to the first goal and put the momentum firmly in the Badgers’ hands, a valuable commodity when playing a team as talented as Minnesota. “It was real big, anytime you can jump on a team maybe they are a little down or shell shocked from the first goal and the fans get into it you can jump on them again,” Meuer said. “There is something about the Kohl Center when the fans get into it you start just pouring them on.” Sophomore forward Michael Mersch scored on a breakaway later in the period to build the Badger lead to a commanding 3-0. Minnesota’s Jake Hansen added a goal in garbage time late in the third to close out the scoring. Friday’s win was Wisconsin’s first against a No. 1 ranked team since the Badgers defeated then-No. 1 Denver, 6-3, in the 2010 WCHA Final Five third-place game. After Friday’s game UW head coach Mike Eaves warned that the Gophers would “have some hornets in their nest” for Saturday

Women’s Basketball

and Minnesota didn’t disappoint, controlling the pace of play the entire night. The Gophers outshot Wisconsin 33-14 for the game, including shot advantages of 12-4 in the first period and 13-5 in the third period. But, despite being outplayed, the Badgers still found themselves in a tie game, 1-1, heading into the third thanks to the play of their freshman goaltender Joel Rumpel. Rumpel started both games against the Gophers—the first time he and fellow freshman Landon Peterson haven’t split time in a series—and he justified the decision, making 19 stops through the first two periods Saturday, allowing the Badgers to weather the Minnesota storm and keeping Wisconsin in a game they shouldn’t have been in. “Rumpel was excellent. Excellent. He gave us a chance,” Eaves said of his young net minder. The Badgers appeared to have built momentum early in the third after killing off a five-minute Minnesota power play, but after two periods of dominating play by the Gophers, Wisconsin finally ran out of gas in the third.

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Freshman goaltender Joel Rumpel got the start both nights after his stellar performance, making 24 saves, in Friday’s win. After Minnesota’s Taylor Matson gave the Gophers a 2-1 lead early in the period, the Badgers committed a pair of costly turnovers, leading to two unassisted Gopher goals from Nick Bjugstad and Nate Condon that sealed the game for Minnesota. “We had a chance to win this thing and have a great weekend,” Eaves said. “Unfortunately we

Men’s Basketball

Badgers down Milwaukee on the road, discover early season woes in return to the Kohl Center Finkbeiner said. “If we played them a month and a half from Led by 17 points and 14 now, it would be a tight game and rebounds from junior guard we might lose at the buzzer.” Taylor Wurtz, the Wisconsin The main thorn in Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team (1-1) side on Sunday was ORU junior started the regular season on the guard Kevi Luper. Luper led all right foot with a 68-51 road victory scorers with 34 points on 14-for-23 over the Wisconsin-Milwaukee shooting. She also picked up five Panthers (0-1) on Friday night. of ORU’s 23 steals. As a whole, Wisconsin’s home debut on the Golden Eagles shot 49 percent Sunday against an experienced from the field, compared to only Oral Roberts (2-0) team went less 36 percent for the Badgers. smoothly, as the Golden Eagles For the second straight game, defeated the Badgers 80-63 at the Wisconsin did a better job on Kohl Center. the offensive glass then its oppoFriday’s victory over nent, finishing with 19 offensive the Panthers stretched the rebounds. On the season, the Badgers’ all-time record Badgers have a total of 34 offensive against Milwaukee to 21-1. In rebounds, compared to only 11 for the first ever matchup between their opponents. Wisconsin and Oral “Crashing the offenRoberts, the Golden sive boards is something Eagles overwhelmed that we do everyday,” the Badgers with an Wurtz, who led the occasional full court Badgers with five offenpress and a swarming sive rebounds and 15 total zone defense. Wisconsin rebounds, said. “I think ended up committing 31 my teammates did a really turnovers in the game, good job of boxing it out WURTZ the most the Badgers and making it easy for me have ever committed in to go grab the ball.” one game at the Kohl Center. The Badgers will need to take “This is embarrassing,” better care of the ball and have Wisconsin head coach Bobbie better shooting performances Kelsey said. “These players are before they can secure their first very capable of taking care of home victory of the season. the ball. We have to watch it, see “Turnovers and free throws, where the errors are, and try to that’s the game right there,” senior correct it.” guard Jade Davis said. “We could Oral Roberts returned have played much better. This all five starters from last sea- game doesn’t show anyone how son, so their experience likely good we can be.” gave them the advantage over Wisconsin’s taxing early a Wisconsin team who lost its schedule continues to roll on. On three top scorers from last sea- Tuesday, the Badgers will play a son to graduation and is still road game in Milwaukee for the in the process of absorbing the second time in five days. This system Kelsey has installed. time around, they will face rival “We got [the Badgers] at the Marquette, who beat the Badgers right time,” ORU head coach Jerry 66-52 in Madison last season.

went out and shot ourselves in the foot with some of the decisions we made with the puck and that cost us in the end.” Despite Saturday’s result, junior defenseman Justin Schultz said that this weekend showed the mettle of this Badgers team. “I think we definitely learned that we can compete with the top teams in the country,” Schultz said.

By Adam Tupitza the daily cardinal

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Sophomore guard Josh Gasser made a statement Saturday scoring a team-leading 14 points in the Badgers 85-31 win.

Wisconsin opens season with dominating effort By Ted Porath the daily cardinal

The No. 15 Wisconsin men’s basketball team (1-0) took on the Kennesaw State Fighting Owls (0-1) Saturday in the first ever meeting between the two teams. After handling UW-Stevens Point in its one and only exhibition game 80-54, Wisconsin continued its winning ways in its first regular season tussle of the year. The Badgers played soundly on both ends of the court and ran the Owls out of the gym to the tune of an 85-31 drubbing. Early in the game it was clear that Saturday’s game was not going to go their way, despite Spencer Dixon banking in the first shot of the ball game to put the Owls up 3-0. Any hopes Kennesaw State had of winning the game were dashed by a 16-0 run by

Wisconsin that included two threes by junior Mike Bruesewitz that gave the team the early lead they would not relinquish. The Badgers defense, however, had a lot to do with this sound victory, playing great team defense and relegating Kennesaw State to contested jump shots most of the first half as the Owls shot a paltry 13 percent from the field, only making three of their first 23 shots and scoring only eight points in the process. It was the exact opposite for the Badgers offense. They came out firing on all cylinders. UW shot 54 percent from the field in the first half, with a variety of Badgers combining to shoot seven-out-of-12 from beyond the arc. The tune continued into the second half as the Badgers ended the game shooting 15-25 from three and shooting 59 percent from the field. 

The secret to the Badgers’ success on offense was making the unselfish passes that allowed Wisconsin players to constantly shoot and make open shots, especially three-pointers. This was evident as the Badgers had assists on 23 of their 30 made baskets.  The Badgers also dominated the battle of the boards, out-rebounding the Owls 41-20. Leading the way for the Badgers offense were sophomore guard Josh Gasser and freshman guard Ben Brust, each scoring 14 points. Gasser, who also had four rebounds and assists, was unconscious shooting the ball, going fourfor-four from three and made both of his free throw attempts. Brust was a spark plug off the bench, playing well at both ends of the court.  Brust was active on defense and stellar on offense, hitting three after three including finishing fivefor-11 from the field and four of eight from downtown. With this game being a blowout, head coach Bo Ryan was able to sub-in a variety of players.  Normally this type of substituting throws off a team’s chemistry and leads to sloppy play. This was not the case however, as five different Wisconsin players scored in double figures and ten different Badgers put up points in the box score.  “I thought all the gears were pretty much meshing no matter who was on the court,” Ryan said. “And that’s a good sign.” This balanced scoring is definitely a great sign for a Wisconsin basketball team that, with the loss of Jon Leuer, Keaton Nankivil and Tm Jarmusz, had faced questions all off-season about who else besides preseason all-American Jordan Taylor was going to be able put the ball in the basket. The Badgers next game is Wednesday night at the Kohl Center against the Colgate Raiders of the Patriot League, who won their first game of the year, defeating the Binghamton Bearcats of the American East, 78-74.


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Now that I’m a senior I can really carry it and nobody will be mad at me. It’s nice to carry it around and nice to be 5-0 and never lose to those guys. Patrick butrym, defensive tackle.

The Axe stays home

By Parker Gabriel the daily cardinal

MINNEAP OLIS—Before the Badgers even took the field Saturday, losses by Ohio State and Penn State provided some direction to the Leaders Division race. No. 16 Wisconsin (4-2 Big Ten, 8-2 overall) wasted no time ensuring that clarity stayed intact, at least for this week. Senior quarterback Russell Wilson completed all 13 of his attempts in the first half, three of which went for touchdowns, and the Badgers outgained the Gophers 282-85 over the first two quarters, as they established a three-score lead before cruising to a 42-13 victory over Minnesota. Wilson finished the day 16-17, with the only incompletion coming on a deep pass attempt that

Record-setting day

Junior running back Montee Ball set a new Big Ten record for touchdowns in a single season. Twenty-seven Balls third touchdown of the afternoon and 27th of the season set a new standard in the conference.

Surpassing legends Ball passed Pete Johnson (Ohio State), Anthony Thompson (Indiana) and KiJana Carter (Penn State) who all had 26.

senior Nick Toon had momentarily before landing awkwardly and losing possession. “I didn’t have any idea,” Bielema said of the near-perfection. “But anything Russell does doesn’t surprise me.” The win ensured the Badgers again control their own destiny in the hunt for a berth in the Big Ten championship game. UW also kept possession of Paul Bunyan’s Axe—the prize that goes to the winner of college football’s oldest rivalry—for the eighth consecutive year. “Now that I’m a senior I can really carry it and nobody will be mad at me,” redshirt-senior defensive tackle Patrick Butrym said. “It’s nice to carry it around and nice to be 5-0 and never lose to those guys.” Junior tailback Montee Ball spent much of his afternoon rewriting record books, as he set a school record with his 25th touchdown of the season in the first quarter, then tied the Big Ten single-season record with his 26th just 2:35 later and put himself alone at the top of the conference record books early in the fourth quarter. “I did it and we did it, said Ball, who rushed 23 times for 166 yards on the day. “I’m really glad I embraced the challenge in the offseason and carried it forward to the season. It’s just an overwhelming experience.” Ball amassed 10 yards more than the Minnesota offense managed overall for the game. The Gophers’ longest play from scrimmage was a 13 yard run by junior quarterback MarQueis Gray. Gray finished 6-14 for 51 yards and an interception and rushed for 68 yards.

“He moves really well,” Butrym said. “Once he got outside the pocket he had success. For the most part we did a pretty good job containing him.” In addition to holding the Gophers to such low yardage totals, the defense did not give up points. Minnesota’s first touchdown came on a fake field goal and the second came on a 96-yard kickoff return to start the second half. All told, the Badgers gave up an average of 31.3 yards on six returns. “It looked like we did fairly well besides the first one and that one so it’s the consistency that we have to come up with,” Bielema said. The other main concern for Wisconsin going forward will be health. Toon (arm) and fellow wide receiver Jared Abbrederis (shoulder) missed time Saturday, as did junior linebacker Mike Taylor (leg) and junior center Peter Konz (leg). Toon (eight catches, 100 yards, two touchdowns) and Taylor both returned to action. Taylor finished with a game-high 13 tackles. Abbrederis did not return, though Bielema said the X-rays were negative and he expected the sophomore to practice this week. Konz is the biggest question mark. He appeared to get rolled up on from behind by a tackler pursuing Ball. He was carted off the field and Bielema did not know the Neenah, Wis. native’s status after the game. A week ago, Bielema said he thought Konz was playing better than any center in the country. “He’s the guy that makes all the calls up front for the other guys around him and he’s just a good guy,” Ball said of the center. “He’s a motor that we need on the offense.”

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Wisconsin’s running game was too much for the Gophers to handle. The Badgers rushed for a combined 283 yards.

Career numbers

Seniors Nick Toon and Russell Wilson set career and school marks against the Gophers. Toon finished the day with eight receptions for 100 yards, a career high for the receiver. Wilson’s four touchdowns was also a career best. In addition, his 25 touchdowns on the season is a new school record.

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Senior quarterback Russell Wilson (right) and senior wide receiver Nick Toon (left) connected eight times for two scores.

The Daily Cardinal - Monday, November 14, 2011  

The Daily Cardinal - Monday, November 14, 2011