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RECALL SEASON: The effect of the summer recall elections is up for debate

Pop-art counterparts, the Chicago Imagists, come to the Madison Museum of Comtemporary Art

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City approves budget, funding for Overture By Abby Becker The Daily Cardinal

After hours of deliberation, Madison’s Common Council passed the 2012 city Operating Budget Wednesday, which included funding for the Overture Center as well as for a performing arts study that will aim to enhance the city’s arts initiatives.

“There are bigger needs in our community.”

Jill Johnson alder District 16

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Doctors hold signs to publicize their availability to write protestors sick notes at the Capitol last spring. Officials reprimanded some of these physicians Wednesday.

Physicians disciplined State officials vote to reprimand doctors who issued sick notes to protestors last spring By Ben Siegel The Daily Cardinal

State officials agreed Wednesday to take official disciplinary action against physicians who were responsible for writing sick notes for demonstrators at the state Capitol last spring. The state Medical Examining

Board voted to discipline nine physicians for issuing medical excuses to individuals who used them to miss work or school to participate in protests. Seven of the nine were given formal reprimands for “deficiencies in record keeping,” according to a statement from the Department of Safety and Professional Services. The reprimand requires the seven to pay costs as well as take remedial courses in medical record keeping, according to the Milwaukee Journal-

The council tacked an extra $500,000 onto the Overture’s budget, resulting in $1.85 million, and allotted $125,000 toward the conduction of the performing arts study. The Operating Budget originally proposed by for-

mer Mayor Dave Cieslewicz had allotted $2 million to the Overture, which was then reduced to $1.3 million by Mayor Paul Soglin in September. Because ownership of the Overture will transition into the hands of the private, nonprofit Overture Foundation beginning Jan. 1, the Overture requested the city support them partially while they fundraise the rest. According to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, the Overture Center Foundation has raised almost $1 million in the last year. While fundraising has been successful in the last year, without funding from the city, Verveer said it is unlikely the Overture would be able to raise anymore money than it already has. “If we don’t have this city support [the Overture Center] in this maiden year of our new

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Sentinel, and leaves a mark on their permanent record. Six of the seven formally disciplined are physicians in UW-Madison’s Department of Family Medicine, along with the two reprimanded physicians. Amidst Capitol protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining legislation, doctors in white lab coats were videotaped issuing sick notes around the Capitol Square for

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UW System grant programs threatened By Tyler Nickerson The Daily Cardinal

In the face of more budget cuts, leaders of the UW System sent a report detailing the benefits of $1.4 million in-state funding for research grants to a legislative committee Wednesday. Facing a $65.7 million budget lapse that has left the UW System with less money to fund grant programs, University representatives from around the state have stressed the connection between higher education and a prosperous economy. Specifically at UW-Madison, the report said 30 projects received funding in the

2009-2011 biennial budget. Researchers have also published 30 research papers and at least 9 patents have been applied for as a result of the grant money.

Funding for research and development “is an integral component of the state’s economic recovery and future development.” Kevin P. Reilly UW System President

Breakthroughs that have resulted from research at

UW-Madison are as diverse as the optimization of wind turbine blade design and innovations in diamond coated cutting tools. According to the report, the Industrial and Economic Development Research Fund, in charge of allocating the grants, was founded in 1987 “to enhance the relationship between UW System institutional research and Wisconsin industrial practices in an effort to promote the state’s economic growth” Corporate partners finance the program along with state money.

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Kendra Hill won second place in the “Wiscontrepreneur Whiteboard Challenge” Wednesday. Competitors had five minutes to pitch a new idea on a whiteboard and were competing for prizes up to $300. + Photo by Aevyrie Roessler

“…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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For the record In Wednesday’s article “City slashes Edgewater funds,” it stated Mayor Paul Slogin broke the tie in denying the Edgewater Hotel project funding. However, he declined to vote, leaving the Council at a tie of 10-10. The project needed 11 votes to move forward.

Elliot morris the morr, the better


ne Saturday afternoon this past summer, I grew bored with my routine of typically thrilling activities, namely watching Food Network and playing solitaire. Thus, I needed to think of something even more awesome to do. Luckily, I found just the thing lying around my house: magnets. Holy hell are they fun to play with or what? I got to thinking about how amazing magnets are. It’s bizarre to me that two pieces of metal can attract or repel each other with an invisible force. I know there’s a scientific explanation, but it’s much more fun focusing on the mystery of them. Sometimes I look at life with the perspective of an alien from another planet who has just landed on Earth. I look at things that are incredibly normal for an average

earthling then realize if you truly examine it from an outsider’s perspective, you see just how strange it is. Magnets seem like normal, relatively mundane things. Think about them long enough, though, and you realize the forces they have on each other defy our normal thinking about how things should work. They can trump gravity and float in midair. They’re just… weird!

Is it not incredibly strange that we, as inhabitants of Earth, periodically experience water falling from the sky in little drops? The weather’s another absurd phenomenon. It’s such a normal part of every person’s life that most

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don’t think about it that much. If it rains, you use an umbrella. If it snows, you go shovel it. Is it not incredibly strange that we, as inhabitants of Earth, periodically experience water falling from the sky in little drops? Even when weather has a larger impact on our lives (hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.) they’re still dismissed as normal because that’s the way the world works. But if I lived on a weather-less planet and came to Earth, it would probably really freak me out to see that white stuff called snow falls from the sky, accumulating everywhere and completely changes the color of our surroundings for months. But more than anything, the power of our brains blows my mind. Language in particular is insane. Our brains can translate symbols on paper into words, each of which are then translated to its own specific meaning and finally grouped together in sentences to convey an idea. And your brain interprets symbols so fast you don’t feel like you’re doing much thinking at all, when

in fact your brain is doing something extraordinary! Not only do we have an almost instantaneous recognition of words, we also have an incredible ability to sense what others are thinking and feeling. Usually within a few seconds of talking with a friend, I can get pretty good idea of their current state of mind. Our brains pick up on the tiniest changes of inflection in their voice and every detail of their facial expressions. Just like language, all of these things happen in your brain without you having to even noticeably think about it. It’s automatic. Maybe I’m too easily impressed by these ordinary things, but I’m a firm believer that most normal things in life only seem that way because we’re around them so much. If you stop and try to think about them like it’s the first time you’ve seen or heard of them, the most mundane things might blow your mind. E-mail Elliot at ejmorris2@wisc. edu to join him in a philisophical chat over some wine and cheese.

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The ins and outs of female sexual satisfaction Erica andrist sex columnist Erica, Hey, I was wondering if you could help me. What does it take to completely satisfy a woman in bed? —M.N. I saw your article about blowjobs and it was awesome, except I am a boy (18, straight) and I do the opposite, finger. I never have before, and I just got myself a new girlfriend so it probably will come up eventually. I am so lost on everything about it. If you could give me some tips that would be great. Thanks so much,


Regular readers will remember the first question from last week, and the second question is a variation on the same theme. So today, since it’s clearly a subject on many minds, we’re going to talk about the ins and outs of female sexual satisfaction. The most important tip was given last week, and it was to ask our partners how they like to be pleasured or ask them to show us (i.e. let us watch while they masturbate). Pay attention to as many details as possible: how many fingers, which fingers, clockwise circles or counterclockwise ones. Many people (regardless of gender) orgasm most reliably in a fairly particular way. Our goal is to replicate that, especially if our partner is telling or showing us exactly what they need. However, in addition to that customized

kind of pleasure, here are a couple of other tricks. Odds are very good that the clitoris is gonna need some lovin’. From the outside, the clitoris is a nubbin of tissue just above the junction of the inner vaginal lips. If you can’t find it, Google image search it or, better yet, ask your partner to show you where it is. Then have at it. Kiss it, suck it, massage it, vibrate it, breathe on it. Lick it long and slow with your whole tongue and diddle it with just the tip. Pay attention to how she reacts, and if she reacts positively (positive words, heavy breathing, grinding against your fingers), then keep doing it. “OMG YES THAT’S AWESOME YES YES YESSS” does not translate to, “Please do it harder and faster and add another finger.” Think about it: When we masturbate, do we suddenly change what we’re doing right as we’re about to orgasm? Probably not—unless we’re deliberately seeking to delay orgasm. Penetration can also stimulate the internal structures of the clitoris, as well as the G-spot, which is on the anterior surface of the vagina one to three inches inside. Insert one or two fingers, palm up, and make a “come hither” motion towards you. You might feel a difference in the texture of the vaginal wall in that area. Keep in mind that some people love to have their G-spots stimulated; it makes others feel like they have to pee. Continued stimulation might help your partner ejaculate with orgasm. Female ejaculation is the expulsion of anywhere from a few drops to a full load of ladycum with orgasm. It is totally normal and awesome. Not all women ejaculate, which is also totally normal and awesome. Especially if penetration is

involved (but even if it is not), make sure your partner is wet. Use your tongue or some lube for additional oomph in this department. Ask which body parts/toys are okay to use for penetration, and put a condom on it if necessary. Couple penetration with clitoral stimulation for maximum impact. The anus is another pleasure zone that is conveniently located just a couple inches posterior to the vaginal opening. Anal stimulation, via a finger, tongue, butt plug or other toy can bring some people to orgasm by itself. It can also intensify other kinds of stimulation when added to the equation. Use lots of lube, and go

slow; no need to start with the ultramegathunder dildo. A pinky finger will do just fine. Finally, regardless of our partner’s sexual anatomy, it’s important not to limit ourselves to tips we read in a sex column. Try new things. Ask what your partner likes or wants to try. Seek out other erogenous zones and ways to stimulate all five senses. Check in with your partner afterwards to make sure all is well. While orgasm is often a key part of sexual satisfaction, it doesn’t exist in a vacuum; before, during and after can be equally important. Want more tips? Send Erica an e-mail at


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Removed ASM leaders not re-appointed By Anna Duffin The Daily Cardinal

In an emotionally charged meeting Wednesday, UW-Madison student government representatives voted not to approve the Nominations Board’s recommendation to allow two formerly removed student leaders to return to their positions. Former Associated Students of Madison Vice Chair Beth Huang and Nominations Board Chair Niko Magallón were removed in September after the Student Judiciary ruled they did not complete required service hours for violating election rules. Representatives shot looks across the room as ASM Chair Allie Gardner announced Huang would not be allowed to return to council. Huang received only 17 of the 20 votes, taken anonymously, necessary for appointment. Magallón also only received 17

votes. ASM Chair Allie Gardner said she is frustrated the two seats have remained empty for so long. “If student council continues to ignore recommendations of Nominations Board, those seats will continue to go unfilled and the College of Letters and Science will not be adequately represented,” Gardner said.

“I’m wondering what kind of message that sends to fill those seats with people that weren’t originially elected.” Allie Gardner ASM Chair

Gardner said Huang and Magallón were among the candidates receiving the highest number of votes upon

their initial election, and the Nominations Board appointing less-qualified candidates would set a poor precedent. “I’m wondering what kind of message that sends to fill those seats with people that weren’t originally elected by the student body versus those who were,” Gardner said. The Nominations Board will now review all applicants and nominate two more candidates, a process which Gardner said would likely go until next semester. Huang said she and Magallón have been held to strict implementation of the ASM Constitution throughout the removal and re-appointment process. “I think that the amount of personal distress that I have gone through over the past seven weeks has been so out of scale with the misdemeanor that I committed six months ago,” Huang said.

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Historian Ilan Pappé is known for his divisive perspective on the IsraelPalestine conflict. He visited UW-Madison Wednesday for a guest lecture.

Controversial historian visits UW By Ben Siegel The Daily Cardinal

Known in academia for his controversial work on Israel and Palestine, historian Ilan Pappé lectured on his perceived failures of the Middle East Peace Process Wednesday. Prefacing his perspective by affirming it to be strictly his own, Pappé focused on how the process is understood. To him, the lack of progress in negotiations stems from the continual portrayal of Palestine as an equal partner in peace. He argued that Israel’s political and economic policies undermine the Palestinian state and make parity—and finding an eventual solution to peace—between the two impossible, and have done so since the process first began. “I believe that however you formulate it, [understandings] in the formative period of a process have a lasting effect and impact of the nature of the process in years to come,” he said. “The only way to change the course of the so-called peace process is to redesign it.” In Pappé’s controversial 2006 book, “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine,” he argues that the Israeli government’s objective in the 1948 war was to systematically drive Arab

Palestinians out of their villages in order to make Israel a exclusively Jewish state. His work has been called both brave and dishonest. Following the heavily criticized book’s release, Pappé was condemned by Israel’s Parliament and the Israeli Minister of Education. He left Israel for the United Kingdom soon after and has taught at the University of Exeter since 2007. Pappé’s lecture failed to take in to account different perspectives on the peace process, according to UW-Madison student and president of the Madison-Israel Public Affairs Committee Leah Hakimian. “[Pappé] only covered how Israel has hindered peace and didn’t really give any examples of how Palestinians might need to do more to create peace as well,” she said. “He never mentioned terrorist attacks on Israel and suicide bombing as things that have hindered peace.” “Squaring the Circle: The Failure of the Middle East Peace Process” was the second installment of a three-part lecture series sponsored by the Havens Center for the Study of Social Structure and Social Change in UW-Madison’s Sociology Department.

DPW files complaint over Kleefisch ad does not include a disclaimer including the committee name. The Democratic Party of The ad, which aired Wisconsin filed a complaint Tuesday, urged viewers to conWednesday against Lt. Gov. sider “the value of a signature” Rebecca Kleefisch in terms of the taxfor “deliberately mispayer dollars a stateleading” constituents wide recall could cost, by failing to define a warning that “signing YouTube video as a a recall petition is like campaign ad. saying you’re okay Kleefisch, along with spending more the number with Gov. Scott months, more millions of signatures Walker, is eligible for on political campaign needed to recall if opponents ads.” prompt a recall collect 540,208 signaInstead of declarelection tures. The lieutenant ing it is “Paid for by” governor has so far Kleefisch’s recall camavoided most of the paign, the video uses political attacks levied the words “Lieutenant against the governor. Governor Rebecca The DPW complaint alleges Kleefisch Forward.” a recent video on Kleefisch’s The complaint also cites YouTube campaign chan- statutes on using a public nel “deliberately misleads” position for personal gain or viewers into believing it is an advantage, rules the DPW said executive government commu- the video violates if it is, in nication, rather than a cam- fact, an executive communicapaign issue, because the video tion.

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29 donors exceed campaign spending limit in 2010 By Samy Moskol The Daily Cardinal

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Several alders opposed funding for the arts study. Ald. Bridget Maniaci, District 2, said “I don’t know it’s our job to do this research.”

overture from page 1 structure, I don’t know how we would make up that shortfall,” Verveer said. “We cannot abandon the Overture Center in their first year of their new operating model.” Those who opposed the legislation raised concerns about whether this money should be allocated for other needs in the community. “If you asked me what I would do with half a million dollars...I’d give it to community services, I’d give it to public health,” said Ald. Jill Johnson, District 16. “There are bigger needs in our community.” Brenda Konkel of Madison’s Tenant Resource Center questioned the priorities of the council, and said “It seems

doctor from page 1 teachers and others who were missing work to demonstrate. The physicians’ process of examining and recording the information of individuals was irregular, according to the MED, and was a determining element of the final verdict. “There was no way to determine what kind of evaluation was actually made of an individual before these physicians issued their medical excuses,” Dr. Sujatha Kailas, Medical Examining Board chair, said in the release. The other two investigated physicians were put on notice, implying disciplinary action if similar behavior occurs in the future. Independent of the MEB investigation and ruling,

wrong to be spending that much money in one area.” According to Mayor Paul Soglin, because of the dynamics of having multiple arts centers in Madison, a study is needed to examine the inventory of the existing performing arts facilities, the audiences and the local performing arts community. “When a performing arts center is under consideration from the community, a comprehensive arts study is done,” Soglin said. “That study was not done when the Overture Center was built.” Soglin said although the study “may give us answers that aren’t realistic for us...At least it will give us answers.” the UW-Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health conducted its own investigation of 22 of its physicians who were reported to have issued sick notes. According to a department statement released last April, the review both implicated and vindicated several of the individuals. Those physicians that were found to have been involved were disciplined based on the extent of their individual involvement in the issuing of sick notes. Regulations allow for the physicians to formally appeal the university’s decisions. “Discipline has been administered but the final decision isn’t in, and probably won’t be until the end of the year,” UW-Madison Health Spokesperson Lisa Brunette said.


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A non-partisan watch dog group filed a complaint to the Government Accountability Board Wednesday against 29 donors who exceeded the $10,000 limit on campaign contributions in 2010. The GAB resolved all 29 cases Wednesday and issued fines for cases where they found violations. Of the 29 campaign donors, 24 gave the majority of their money to Gov. Scott Walker while five donated primarily to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett during the 2010 gubernatorial election. But Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Executive Director Mike McCabe said they saw “excessive” amounts of money flowing in both directions. Current state law prohibits individuals from contributing more than $10,000 a year to

research from page 1 Funding for research and development “is an integral component of the state’s economic recovery and future development,” UW System President Kevin P. Reilly said in the report. At a Senate Committee for

campaigns. Donors may also only spend $10,000 on governor campaigns, $2,000 for state Senate campaigns and $500 for state Assembly races. McCabe said in many cases, donors are ignorant the spending limits exist.

But “ignorance isn’t a defense,” he added. “It’s an excuse.” McCabe said because the state has been “lax” in enforcing the law, some donors think they can “take the law with a grain of salt.”

“We need to have better enforcement of these laws if we’re going to have campaign contribution limits that are meaningful and respected,” McCabe said. But during recall petition drives against Walker that began Tuesday, all donation limits to support public officials who are being targeted are dropped. Walker will be able to receive unlimited donations from the beginning of the petition drive for signatures until the election is authorized. When the possible recall election date is decided, limits go back into place. McCabe said a public official, such as Walker, has a big advantage when being targeted for a recall. While Walker can accept unlimited donations, challengers during a recall drive still must follow campaign contribution limits.

Higher Education Tuesday, Reilly and officials from universities around the state, including UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward, said Wisconsin’s universities play an important role in the state’s economy. But Republicans defend the cuts to education as necessary.

“There are plenty of places where administrative jobs could be eliminated, and easily save a large chunk of this money and have no direct inapt on educational services,” said Mike Mikalsen, spokesperson for State Rep. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, after the budget lapse was announced.

“We need to have better enforcement of these laws if we’re going to have campaign contribution limits that are meaningful and respected.” Mike McCabe executive director Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

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Two new senators, one new governor? Summer recalls effect on senate, governor minor but relevant By Adam Wollner The Daily Cardinal

The outcomes of the recall elections this past summer did not have a noticeable influence on the political dynamic of the state legislature during the recent special session, which marked the first significant post-meeting meeting of the Senate. Mass protests last winter over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill which eliminated collective bargaining for most public employees, culminated with recall efforts against six Republican senators who voted for the bill and three Democrats who fled the state because of it. Although Democrats were not able to take control of the Senate, victories from Sen. Jessica King, D-Oshkosh, and Sen. Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, netted the Democrats two seats and narrowed the Republican majority to one. The October “back to work Wisconsin” special session, as Walker dubbed it, gave King and Shilling their first real opportunity to have an influence on the Senate. Before the session began, King stressed that she wanted to work with Republicans to form bipartisan solutions. “We have a very polarized government right now and I think

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that frustrates people,” King said. However, the two parties seem to be just as divided as they were before the initial round of recalls. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Graeme Zielinski said King and Shilling, along with other Democrats, attempted to get Senate leadership focused on jobs, but instead Republicans emphasized other issues, such as a bill giving public schools the ability to teach abstinence-only education. “Republicans chose not to focus on jobs, they chose to focus on this bizarre social agenda,” Zielinski said.

Walker spokesperson Cullen Werwie disagreed, saying the special session allowed for health care tax exemptions for parents with dependent children and loans for small businesses. He said bills like these will help restore confidence in the state’s economy. “Beyond any single piece of legislation, the special session sends a message to job creators that the state and especially this administration are focused on jobs,” Werwie said in an e-mail. UW-Madison political science professor Charles Franklin said the addition of two Democrats to the Senate did not significantly

affect the types of bills brought to the floor or the way the Senate voted prior to the recalls. One exception Franklin noticed was with a bill the Republicans introduced that would have moved the redistricting changes passed over the summer effective by the next round of recall elections. Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, said he would have voted against the measure, which would have likely made him the only Republican, effectively killing the bill. “[There] you certainly see a difference between having a three-seat majority and a one-seat majority,” Franklin said. Zielinski said the results of the special session will only make people more eager to recall Walker and other Republican senators and said Democrats need to claim a majority in both houses to have a real jobs session. “This session points to a need for a change in leadership,” he added. Franklin, however, argued the session will not be a major factor during the recall campaigns because organizers will primarily continue to rally around opposing the collective bargaining reforms. “I think we’re pretty much where we were six months ago,” Franklin said. “The broad issue

that sparked the recalls to begin with is still there on the table.” On Tuesday, Democrats officially kicked off the election season by filing recall papers against Walker and four Republican state senators, including Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, the majority leader. To defend Walker and targeted senators, Republicans will point to the balanced budget and private job growth as evidence that their reforms are working. “Democrats are fighting against facts, and the facts are that Governor Walker is putting our state back on track, and Wisconsin families will continue supporting his common sense reforms and responsible leadership,” Republican Party of Wisconsin communications director Nicole Larson said in a statement. If the sufficient amount of signatures required to trigger a recall are collected over the next few weeks, the elections will likely be held sometime next spring. However, whatever the balance is between the two parties after the potential recalls will only stand until November, when half of the Senate is up for re-election. “That seems to be the much larger opportunity to change seats, compared to a small handful of recalls,” Franklin said.

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Democrats filed papers Monday to start the process of recalling Gov. Scott Walker.

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By Sean Reichard the daily cardinal

Most people are familiar withpop artists like Andy Warhol, but seldom few know about their Midwestern counterparts: the Chicago Imagists. The Imagists, who had a colorful career through the ‘60s and beyond, are being honored with an exhibition at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. For Richard Axsom, curator at MMoCA, this is long overdue. “In contemporary art, you’re seeing a return to, or an interest on the part of some artists, [in the Imagists] who are being offered as important,” he said. For many, the Imagists will likely shock. The art is brash, stark in color and line and sometimes discomforting in its depiction of people and objects. “It’s such an incredibly, vibrantly colorful art,” Axsom said. “Also, it’s just full of energy, and I would say youthful energy.” Comprising artists who had all studied at the Art Institute in Chicago, the Imagists approached art from dazzlingly new angles, often disturbing and frightening angles. “This is not polite art,” Axsom said, “and let me tell you, it can be risqué, bawdy and irreverent.” The subject matter is diverse, but the Imagists all exhibited an outlook rooted in reality expanded into the world of dreams. One painting, “Regulatory Body” by Art Green, depicts an ice cream cone splitting apart to reveal rainbow tires, capped with a PayDay bar opening like a yawning beast. “It’s something you’d encounter in a dream-a nightmare-but certainly not in real life,” Axsom said. In addition to the bizarre nature of their art, one third of the Imagists were women, artists such as Christina Ramberg and Gladys Nilsson.

“That makes no sense to you folks, but back in the ‘60s, a woman?” Axsom said. He added, “[The Imagists were] all together, there’s no sense of ‘Let the girls have the back gallery.’” And by the ‘70s the Imagists had found fame representing the U.S. in Sao Paolo Art Biennial. “Now tell me that’s not a success story,” Axsom said. “20-somethings… putting up their funky stuff and six years later, they’re representing the United States.” What is truly interesting is they accomplished this without support from the New Yok art scene. Indeed, New York art critics, including those of The New York Times greeted the Imagists with hostility. “[John Russell] reviewed a show of their work, and the title of his review was ‘Man the Barricades,’” Axsom said. But just as remarkable as the Imagists is the story behind the exhibit. Bill McClain, an emeritus professor of molecular biology at UW-Madison, donated over 100 pieces of Imagist art to MMoCA. He recounted stories of the requests he received for Imagist art over the years. “I had a number of requests from Europe and Japan and all around the United States on multiple occasions to borrow one to six works at a time,” he said. He also stressed the magnitude of the collection. “It’s the foremost collection of the Chicago Imagists that’s in a public collection—there’s no better collection in the world.” McClain, who has also donated art to the Chazen Museum of Art, the Kinsey Institute for Sexual Research, and the L.D. Fargo Public Library in his town of Lake Mills, Wis., among others, donated his collection for the sake of keeping it together. “I didn’t collect the pieces to

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“Brown Derby Bouncer” by Karl Wirsum is one of the many pieces on display in this exhibit. make money, I collected them … first because I enjoyed them, and then I realized that a larger audience should really have the opportunity to see them.” McClain also gave the art to MMoCA for the sake of education. “The Madisonian people and the people around the state don’t know anything about, or much about the Imagists,” he said. “Why not create a real new destination point for art enthusiasts to come to Madison?” In addition, the art McClain donated will have a long life with the museum outside of this exhibit. “There was a request that the individual work be shown at least once every 10 years,” he said. “That was for the benefit of the artists.” McClain was thrilled with the outcome of the exhibit and believes it will shock and excite those priviledged to see their piece of art history. “It actually puts [the art] in your face, and that is what the whole movement is about, putting art in your face.”

Companion book sheds light on art By Jess Sklba the daily cardinal

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is currently housing an extensive exhibit featuring the artwork of the Chicago Imagists, a collection that inspired the curatorial staff to write a series of historical essays on the art. Complied and published in a volume, the essays aim to revisit the work of the American artists and broaden the appreciation of the collection. The collection is made up of six main essays, each examining a different aspect of the Chicago Imagist movement. The authors of the essays, who are either part of the curatorial staff or guest authors, bring fresh angles to the artAccompanying these essays is an in-depth chronology of the Chicago Imagist movement as well as biographies of major artists involved in the movement. The first essay is “Chicago Imagism: The Derivation of a Term,” by Lynne Warren. A curator at the MMoCA. This essay starts the publication with a solid foundation, defining and establishing the origins of the term “Chicago Imagists.” She

explains that Franz Schulze, a Chicago art historian, coined the term in the 1970s to describe the group of artists who gained notoriety following World War II. Schulze was the first critic to write significantly about the artistic movement happening in Hyde Park. Since then, it refers to the stylistic choices that are best demonstrated in Chicago artists of the 1960s. The current MMoCA director, Stephen Fleischman, follows Warren’s essay with a piece that recognizes the people who brought notoriety to the work of Chicago Imagists, such as Ruth and Leonard Horwich, a couple in Chicago who housed many works of the Chicago impressionists and helped make their work well-known. Richard Axsom, the curator of collections, writes about the relationship between the Chicago Imagists movement and the coastal Pop Art movement that took place a couple of decades earlier. Another MMoCA curator, Jane Simon, examines how the social and political events of the ‘60s influenced the art. Pointing to works by Jim Nutt,

Ed Paschke, and Roger Brown, she draws attention to the common theme of on the sexual revolution, drug experimentation, and social movements. Paschke’s work, specifically, is prominent in the exhibition, including his vivid and colorful piece, “Prothesian.” Scholar Cecilia Whiting discusses feminist influences on the Chicago Imagist movement, focusing on Christina Ramberg and Gladys Nilsson, whose work depicts the change in women’s attitudes during the ‘60s. Ramberg’s “Tight Hipped” comments on the cultural expectations concerning women’s bodies. The final essay, a second piece by Warren, explores the sexual humor laced in the majority of the artwork, explicitly mentioning Ray Yoshida, Jim Nutt and Suellen Rocca This volume is engaging, humorous and enlightening. It sheds light on work often overlooked in art history, serving as the perfect companion for anyone who has visited the Imagists exhibit at MMoCA or a great substitute for those who are unable to experience the exhibit.

The rest of this piece, including an extended interview with Bill McClain

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• “Farmageddon,” a documentary on family farming and raw milk advocacy, is airing at the Barrymore Theater at 7 p.m. Admission is $7. • “Bat Boy: The Musical,” a tale of an outcast’s interactions with society, will be at the Mitchell Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 and the show runs through Dec. 10. • Alternative country band The Gourds bring rustic music to the High Noon Saloon. Tickets are $12. Special guest Eagle Eye Williamson will open. Must be 21 or older to attend. • Oxford, Wis., native and country musician Maggie Mae and her band Heartland Country bring Christmas cheer to Stoughton Opera House at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.

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• Local rock band and sci-fi enthusiasts Sunspot celebrates the forthcoming release of their latest album The Slingshot Effect at The Frequency at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Must be 18 or older to attend. • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art hosts its annual Holiday Art Fair from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and all weekend. Admission is $5 each day. • Fish out your purple tights, and your high heels: It’s time to unleash your inner Prince. Prince tribute band Purple Veins brings funk n’ roll to the High Noon Saloon at 10:00 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend. DJ Jeremy Thomas is a special guest.



•The Pro Arte Quartet performs the worldwide debut of Paul Schoenfield’s “Three Rhapsodies for Piano Quintets” in Mills Hall of the Humanities Building. The program is free as part of the UW Faculty Concert Series. • The Majestic Theatre hosts ‘80s vs. ‘90s: Old School Hip Hop Edition, presented by WCHY 105.1 Charlie FM, MC Audio and Dance Fabulous. Special guests include Vinnie Toma and DJ Fusion. Cover is free for attendees over 21. Doors open at 9 p.m. • Dupstep musician MiMOSA brings syncopated chaos and bass explosions to the Barrymore Theater at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. Special guests include Kastle and Sleepyhead.


• Pop rock reggae star Trevor Hall brings his music to the Majestic Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 day of show. Door at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Look for an interview online tomorrow. • Oak Street Ramblers bring good old bluegrass stomp to the Malt House on Monday, Nov. 21. Show is free. • Sub Zero Heat w/DJ Pain 1 play the Inferno Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 10 p.m. 21 and up only. Ladies free from10 to 11 p.m. Ladies tickets $5 afterwards. Men’s tickets $7. • “Towniefest 2011” featuring The Crest, 21st Century Crew, and Nate Craig at the High Noon Saloon Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. $10 cover ages 18 and up.

opinion Dear Russ Feingold, 8


Thursday, November 17, 2011


e are a little bit worried about this recall, and we are not alone. All you hear across this campus and across this city is that maybe organizers will get enough signatures to initiate a recall election, but there is nobody who can take down Scott Walker. For all of his critics, Walker also has loyal fans with very deep pockets, and that is a major factor in a race where campaign finance regulations are thrown out the window. He may not be well liked, but Walker certainly is feared. Unfortunately, that fear may be powerful enough to derail this whole effort. The Democratic Party and groups like United Wisconsin are banking on the fact that there is enough lingering resentment toward Walker to get the necessary amount of signatures and somebody will eventually step up once the petitions are approved. Their campaigns focus solely on how terrible Walker is, but never

offer an alternative candidate or even alternative solutions. This campaign is running on one thing and one thing only: anger. But anger is not enough. Voters need somebody to get behind, someone they can follow into this recall battle. Wisconsin does not just need a different governor, but a great one. We need a leader who is able to drag this state out of its economic rut rather than just clean up Walker’s mess. Most of all, Wisconsin needs a governor who will not simply seek retribution on Walker and the rest of the GOP, but work to heal the divide the current administration has created in this state. There have been rumors as to who might run, and the options seem pretty weak. People talk about the possibility of former Congressman Dave Obey or soonto-be-retired U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis. While both have had illustrious careers spanning multiple decades in federal government, they are not the right candidates

to energize Wisconsin voters in this uniquely emotional campaign. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has been a rumored possibility, but his previous loss to Walker and his strained relations with public unions will do him no favors. The names of a few members of the Wisconsin 14 have been thrown out there, but their decision to flee the state during the Capitol protests may further polarize this situation. Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and President of Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Mahlon Mitchell have announced their interest in running, but neither has the name recognition to compete with Walker’s fundraising. Thus, we write to you, Russ. It may sound a little “Star Wars,” but you’re our only hope. You are the only person in this state with the veneration, political skill and record of bipartisanship necessary to take down Scott Walker. Your entry into this race is exact-

Graphic by Dylan Moriarty/the daily cardinal

ly what voters need to invigorate this cause and inspire people to action. It would create a momentum that even Walker and his Koch money would have a hard time stopping. We acknowledge that you have publically declined to run in order to enjoy the civilian life for once. We also understand if you may be a little gun shy after 2010 (but really, you can chock it up to straight-ticket voting and a

Education vital to preventing domestic violence on campus By Jacqueline O’Reilly pave media advocate

“Stop the problem before it starts.” This timeless adage has been offered as a solution to dilemmas both big and small, each time serving as valuable and effective words to live by. In the case of certain problems facing the UW-Madison campus, the situation is no different. Sexual assault, dating violence and stalking are already issues plaguing this community, but ones that need to be addressed before the number of victims gets even higher. Currently, one in four women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape throughout her time at college. Ninety percent of these victims will experience sexual assault at the hands of someone they know. Additionally, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates one in four women and one in nine men will be victims of domestic violence during their

lifetime. Females 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence, and people age 18-24 experience the highest rates of stalking. While sexual assault, dating violence and stalking are issues facing all the varied demographics, each case is fueled by the same cause: perpetrators’ need for power and control. How the abuser aims to get the upper hand can vary from case to case, but coercion, intimidation, threats and isolation are tactics often utilized. While many cases of rape, dating violence and stalking have already happened over the years, countless have yet to unfold. As members of this community, it is necessary we educate ourselves about sexual assault and domestic violence and how they exist on the UW-Madison campus. That way, if we find ourselves in a situation where either ourselves or someone

we know is dealing with rape or domestic violence, we know how to safely intervene and offer appropriate resources. Partnering with the UW School of Social Work, Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE) offers Social Work 672: Contemporary Topics in Social Welfare PAVE. This two-credit, advanced-level course is facilitated by students for students, aiming to, like the proverb says, stop the problem before it starts. With PAVE Peer Education, students have the opportunity to be proactive when it comes to these very real issues. It can be easy to dismiss sexual assault, dating violence and stalking as problems you need not worry about if you have never personally experienced either. Statistics show, though, that it is impossible someone could remain completely unaffected. Even if you are unaware of it, everyone knows

someone affected by sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. With this in mind, students are taught to facilitate workshops that educate the campus community on the issues of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking as well as address the stereotypes surrounding the crimes and what resources are available to those who experience them. With the right knowledge, students have the power to end injustice on campus. Sexual assault, dating violence and stalking are issues affecting far too many students. If, by educating themselves, students can take on the responsibility to make their community members aware, we many finally see violence numbers go down. PAVE is a student organization dedicated to ending sexual assault, dating violence and stalking on the UW-Madison campus through education and activism.

bad year). However, without your presence in this race, the whole opposition may come apart and Walker will likely emerge victorious, again. All we ask is that you consider the possibility. After all, everyone loves a comeback. Sincerely,

The Daily Cardinal Editorial Board Social Work 672:

Contemporary Topics in Social Welfare PAVE Two credits, advanced-level Explores the prevalence, driving forces and impact of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in a variety of communities, including:

· Intimate Partner violence in the LGBTQ community · Violence perpetrated against people with disabilities · Men’s involvement in sexual assault and domestic/dating violence prevention · Rape supportive culture and alcohol-facilitated sexual assault · Sexual assault and domestic violence in the military



Roemer the only Republican candidate stressing campaign finance reform Ryan Waal opinion columnist


n 2012, presidential candidates are expected raise and spend approximately eight billion dollars in campaign contributions, an increase of 20 percent from the 2008 election.President Barack Obama alone is expected to raise about one billion dollars for his campaign, and don’t expect that money to come from teaching unions or the ACLU; despite Obama’s promise of liberal change, his 2008 campaign accepted more money from the financial sector than anyone in history. Campaign finance is a serious problem. Serious reforms, especially toward industries like banking, health care and energy, are drowned in a whirlpool of lobbying money, and most elected officials have to spend more of their

daytime raising money than governing. Despite this problem, only one 2012 candidate has made any serious commentary on the collusion of special interests and politicians, and you’ve probably never heard of him. Former Lousiana Gov. Buddy Roemer hasn’t gotten any serious media attention during his candidacy. His poll numbers are infinitesimal, he’s been blocked from every debate and aside from a few cable-TV appearances, he’s barely earned any exposure. But there’s a reason Roemer’s candidacy has been so inconsequential: Roemer has only accepted personal donations of no more than $100 per person to fund his campaign, and has rejected all PAC money. In the entire duration of his campaign, Roemer has only raised $1.2 million, a fraction of Mitt Romney and Rick Perry’s third quarter totals of $14 million and $17 million respectively. Roemer’s reasons for rejecting

lucrative donations are well-stated—he has focused his entire campaign on the platform of radically reforming campaign finance. On Roemer’s website he calls for the elimination of Super PACs, mandatory full disclosure of campaign contributions and banning lobbyists from attending fundraisers. He writes extensively about the injustice of the Citizens United Supreme Court case, which decided that corporations could make unlimited political donations as a form of free speech. While Roemer doesn’t overtly call for the revocation of Citizens United, he all but suggests doing so through severe campaign finance reforms. While these measures will never be enacted by any elected official in our lifetime, the fact that Roemer is at least talking about this stuff earns him serious credibility. Campaign finance is not an issue, it’s the issue. Every time a law is passed to strengthen one of the country’s major industries,

it’s usually because a corporation paid a politician to do it. If current laws can be repealed, and fair, public financing can be emphasized, many issues—especially progressive and liberal causes—have a much greater chance of passage. Usually progressives and liberals are the ones advocating for campaign finance reform. But Roemer is a small government conservative, vehemently opposed to cronyism and has even endorsed and joined in the Occupy Wall Street protests. Roemer also frequently tweets messages supporting the Occupy movement and recently spoke out against Mayor Mike Bloomberg for ordering police to sweep out protesters. The former governor’s solidarity with Occupy Wall Street is logical and extremely significant. In doing so Roemer demonstrates that corruption and wealth inequality are not just partisan issues but moral ones. While Obama continues to merely ges-

ture toward Occupy Wall Street rather than unequivocally support it, Roemer has lent a definitive voice of endorsement towards a movement in need of leadership. There are, however, a lot of problems to be had with Buddy Roemer. His website is extremely vague and deceptive about his positions on many issues. Additionally, he wants to eliminate several important federal departments and programs. And if you wanted to be cynical, one could speculate Roemer’s only reason for devoting his entire campaign to this issue is to gain needed exposure for a quiet campaign. But I choose to believe his convictions. Laugh at Roemer if you wish, but on the important issue of campaign finance reform, he is the most substantively fulfilling candidate there is. Ryan Waal is a sophomore majoring in English. Please send all feedback to


Today’s Sudoku

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WHAT’S ON TV? ACROSS 1 Big name in fairy tales 6 Place a curse on 9 Light green plums 14 Comaneci of gymnastics 15 Rarebit ingredient 16 Undermine, as confidence 17 Ecstasy opposite 18 Picked-up item 19 Bone china brand 20 Good thing to hear 23 Short swim 24 History chapter 25 Gets off the fence 27 Kind of irony 32 Anguished cry 33 “... ___ reasonable facsimile” 34 Approved by the courts 36 Acclivity 39 Big name on Fifth Avenue 41 Roberts of “Everybody Loves Raymond” 43 Adjective for Death Valley 44 Go over like ___ balloon 46 Bartender’s supply 48 X, on some dials 49 A soup base 51 Neighbor of Chevy Chase 53 Deposition answerer

56 “Dr. No” author Fleming 57 ___ for victory 58 Delaying strategy 64 Run ___ of the law 66 Undergo decay 67 Kitchen gadget for preparing potatoes 68 Amount wagered 69 Teamwork spoiler 70 Prefix with “face” or “national” 71 Went “tap tap tap” on a keyboard 72 Family head 73 Sparrows’ homes DOWN 1 Nibble like a beaver 2 Fires and angry people may do it 3 Admiration recipient 4 Food processor, at times 5 Like some city races 6 Detest 7 Flamboyant style 8 Small three-masted vessel 9 Painters’ plasterlike preparations 10 A father of Dada 11 Gracious winners, e.g. 12 Murphy of Hollywood 13 Gets through the cracks 21 More than checked?

22 Question before “because I said so” 26 Container for a spicy stew 27 The Cubs’ “Slammin’ Sammy” 28 Kind of thermometer 29 Half-baked bathroom item? 30 “Have ___ a deal for you!” 31 Chocolate alternative 35 Script segment 37 ___ Piper of Hamelin 38 “Giant” author’s first name 40 Pen name of H.H. Munro 42 Play a set with the band 45 Talked like a stereotypical Texan 47 Feeling of vexation 50 Santa ___, Calif. 52 It turns over before it runs 53 Seaman’s “Stop!” 54 Count of stars on a U.S. flag 55 Out of energy 59 “For here or ___?” 60 “Put ___ my tab” 61 “America’s Got Talent” segments 62 Swimming competition 63 Makes a miscalculation 65 Strings at a luau, for short

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Men’s Basketball

Freshman showing promise First-year players are learning quickly for the Badgers


ach year brings new promise for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, and Badger freshmen certainly play a role in fulfilling that promise. While there may not be any big name recruits this season, the incoming class certainly has a lot to offer. The five freshmen each bring something different to the table, though each one’s talent is evident. The five freshmen include guards George Marshall, Jordan Smith and Traevon Jackson, forward Jared Uthoff and big man Frank Kaminsky. “They have different types of players across the board,” sophomore guard Ben Brust said. “So it’s good that it’s pretty diverse and they all bring something different to the table.”

The Badgers get a little bit of everything from the freshmen, as they possess a variety of strengths that cover nearly every aspect of Wisconsin basketball. “I would have to go with my offense, especially my post offense,” Kaminksy said when asked about his main strengths. While the former Benet Academy star was brought to Madison mostly for his offense, the speedy Marshall seems to be able to pick it up more on the defensive end. “I take great pride in my defense,” Marshall said. “That’s definitely another one of my strengths.” It is hard to pick out many similarities between the freshmen, but the difference in their individual play doesn’t affect the

chemistry within the team. “They’re all good guys, they welcomed me with open arms and it has been a pretty easy process,” Marshall said. “I feel like I learn something everyday.” Fitting into a new system can be difficult for any new player, and the transition from high school to college is always a big leap. For these freshman, though, the experienced veterans on the team have made the change much easier. From senior guard Jordan Taylor to junior forward Jared Berggren, the forwards and guards both have the leadership above them to succeed in the system right away. “The leadership has been very good. Jared Berggren and Jordan Taylor are definitely the leaders out there and have been teaching me everything,” Kaminsky said. “I have been learning from them every day. [Junior forward] Mike Bruesewitz helps me out a lot, too, and the coaching staff is great.”

Ben Brust sophomore guard Wisconsin men’s basketball

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Frank Kaminsky is one of many promising freshman for UW this season. He will be relied on for his offense in the post.

While history may show that freshmen playing time isn’t easy to come by at Wisconsin, the players realize that the work they put in every day will eventually lead to chances to play down the road. The 2011-’12 season is underway for the Badgers, and thanks to the promise shown from the team’s rookie players, the excitement for not only this season, but also years down the road, is definitely high.

Men’s Hockey

Wisconsin brings in three during early signing period Eaves announces signing of two forwards and a defenseman for 2012-’13 season The Daily Cardinal

Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves announced the signing of three players to National Letters of Intent in the early signing period on Wednesday. The signees were forwards Nicolas Kerdiles and Morgan Zulinick and defenseman Kevin Schulze. Kerdiles, a native of Irvine, Calif., is currently playing for the U.S. Under-18 team, which won the 2011 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament in Switzerland. He led the tournament with five goals and five points. In 17 games this season with the U-18 team, Kerdiles has five goals and his 12 points are tied for the team lead. In 60 games last season split between the U.S. U-18 and U-17 teams, Kerdines had a total of 20 goals and 47 points. Eaves described the 6 foot 1 inch Kerdiles as a “big forward with great feet, good first step and is really good in corners,” adding that he believes Kerdiles is one of the top players in the

Situations like Penn State’s have the potential to happen anywhere

Story by Josh Schur

“It’s good that [the freshmen are] pretty diverse and they all bring something different to the table.”

By Ryan Evans

country in his age group. Schulze, a 5 foot 9 inch prodZulinick will come to uct of White Bear Lake, Minn., Madison next year after is playing in the USHL two seasons with the this season, spending Salmon Arm Silverbacks time with the Muskegon of the British Colmbia Lumberjacks before a Hockey League. In 38 recent trade sent him to the games with them last Omaha Lancers. In eight season, Zulinick scored games with Muskegon, 12 goals and 29 points, Schulze had six assists and and has seven goals and three set-ups in six games KERDILES 24 points through 17 for the Lancers. games this season. Schulze was a captain Zulinick’s impending for Hill-Murray High arrival strengthens the School in Minnesota, and Silverbacks-to-Badgers during the 2010-’11 seapipeline. Current son had four goals and 29 UW forwards sophoassists in 28 games. more Mark Zengerle Eaves said that he and junior Derek Lee is impressed with the SCHULZE played for Salmon Arm, blue liner, despite his as well as former forbelow-average size for ward Ben Street and the position. former goaltender Scott “Kevin is a real Gudmandson. smooth skating young “He sees the ice very defenseman,” he said. well and protects the “For his size, he plays puck well,” Eaves said very aggressively and of Zulinick. “He’s a very very well away from strong competitor who the puck.” ZULINICK will being an offensive flair to our forward group.” contributed to this report.

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ince news of the Penn State scandal first broke and as the horrifying details of alleged sexual assaults and cover-ups unfolded over the next week and a half, there has been one question nagging at so many sports fans: Could it happen here? It’s not something anyone wants to ask—could a monster like Jerry Sandusky be in a program you love? Could a coach you idolize, the way Penn State fans worship at the altar of Joe Paterno, fail to act when society demands he should? Could the organization you give your life to, as a sports fan and (in the case of college athletic) as a person, betray your trust in such a sickening way? The troubling answer is that, yes, it could. This isn’t to say that something like the Penn State cover-up is happening somewhere else, but we’d be blind to think that it couldn’t. That’s just how major sports programs, whether collegiate or professional, work: They want to protect their own and defend the brand over any “outsider,” even if that outsider is a vulnerable child. It’s a point that has been made a lot since the scandal broke—institutions, sports and otherwise, collapse at the sight of danger, drawing inward to protect themselves when a problem arises. Selfpreservation becomes the top priority, and conscience takes a back seat to loyalty. There’s no way we can say that the kind of cover-up and moral bankruptcy that was on display in Penn State couldn’t happen somewhere else, because there are institutions just like that athletic department in every aspect of our society, sports and otherwise. Corporations hide bad accounting and harmful practices just like college sports programs hide recruiting violations and misbehaving athletes. There’s no incentive for being up-front and honest about something negative, other than the fact that it could blow up in your face, as Penn State has found out. Rewind two weeks, before the whole world knew the

name Jerry Sandusky, and ask if you could see any program turning in one of its own and admitting to something as horrible as what he allegedly did. Ask if a university would choose to bring that kind of shame upon itself for the sake of doing what’s right, rather than trying to cover it up and save the brand. Would Michigan do what we’re all saying Penn State should have done? Would Minnesota? Would Wisconsin? It’s not a pleasant thought, that the people we trust in our schools and our teams are capable of something like what we’ve seen happening in Penn State, but we have to confront the reality that Wisconsin is an institution like any other. We believe our school is different, but when you strip off the colors and the mascots and the fight songs, the Badgers and the University of Wisconsin are institutions just like Penn State. They have the same forces pulling them to protect the program and, other than the moral pull to do what’s right, have the same lack of incentive to actually fix what happened. Saying that what happened at Penn State could never happen at UW is like saying the scandals over recruiting violations and improper benefits at schools like Ohio State could never happen here. It takes either a foolish naivete about the nature of college athletics or a head buried deeply in the sand to honestly believe that this university is different from all the others. We want to think Wisconsin is an exception because it’s our home, because we gave our lives to it and we’d never be dumb enough to go somewhere that wasn’t righteous. And maybe it is. I’ve loved every minute of my time at this place, and I have a fierce loyalty to my university, but I realize that when it comes to high-level college athletics, Wisconsin is just another program. Like Ohio State and like Penn State, it’s capable of being flawed. The same thing could happen here. The only question is whether the people we trust are strong enough to do what’s right. How would Wisconsin react to a scandal like the one at Penn State? E-mail Nico at

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Thursday november 17, 2011

Men’s Basketball

Badgers continue early season success By Ted Porath The Daily cardinal

After a resounding 54 point victory against Kennesaw State Saturday—in which the Wisconsin men’s basketball team shot 15-25 from behind the arc and moved up one spot to No. 14 in the AP Poll—the Badgers looked to pick up its second regular season win against the Colgate Raiders of the Patriot League Wednesday. The Badgers (2-0 overall) were able to pick up another easy win as they beat the Colgate Raiders (1-1) 68-41. This was Wisconsin’s 21st consecutive win at the Kohl Center and the 38th in their last 39 home games. The Badgers came out firing in the first half once again, making seven of their first 11 three-pointers and shot 52 percent overall scoring 42 first half points. The second half was more of a struggle for the Badger offense, scoring only 26 points. The main reason for this was an over eight-minute shooting funk at the beginning of the second half in which Wisconsin missed 12 of its first 13 shots, including a 0-for-9 stretch. Head coach Bo Ryan was not concerned, chalking this up to simply missing shots. “Sometimes shots don’t go

down and that’s why you take the entity. You can’t take a minute here, five minutes there,” Ryan said. “Basketball can be that way sometimes; sometimes the shots just aren’t going.” Despite a worse shooting percentage from the field in this game (44.3 percent), the Badgers were still effective offensively as they were dominant down low, outscoring Colgate 32-12 in the paint. They were once again able to shoot a high percentage from three, making 10 of their 23 shots behind the arc. Leading the way for the Badgers was sophomore guard Ben Brust, who is proving to be a factor as the sixth man. After hitting four out of eight threepointers in Saturday’s game, Brust wasted no time getting acclimated to Wednesday night’s game. He was once again a force coming off the bench, staying red-hot and making four out his first five threes and scoring 12 of the Badgers first 32 points. Although Brust was less effective on offense in the second half, he was still able to come away with 17 points for the game. Junior center Jared Berggren was a big reason why the Badgers controlled the paint,

scoring nine points and hitting the boards for seven rebounds. After a solid performance in the Badgers’ first game he backed it up in the second and could be the force in the paint that the Badgers desperately need down the road this year. The Badgers once again played well on defense, getting deflections and filling passing lanes, which allowed them come up with 11 steals and outscore Colgate 9-0 on the fast break. Junior forward Ryan Evans was a big contributor to that with four steals of his own to go along with his seven points. Despite the Badgers success thus far, they will have to improve their free throw shooting if they are to be an elite team this year. This is surprising as Bo Ryan’s teams are usually one of the best in the country at the charity stripe. The Badgers only made four out of 14 free throws against Colgate and have only shot 52 percent on the year at the line. The Badgers will now shift their focus to the Wofford Terriers, who come to Madison Saturday night. Wofford is 1-1, having lost to Georgia on the road in their first game and beating Emory & Henry 70-55 at home in their next game.

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Sophomore Ben Brust played a big role coming off the bench for UW, scoring 12 of the team’s first 32 points Wednesday.

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