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ESPN’s crew came to Madison Thursday to set up the stage for Saturday’s “College Gameday” broadcast from Bascom Hill, featuring Nebraska’s baptismal Big Ten game.
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The Student Judiciary confirmed they would hear the Multicultural Student Coalition’s complaints against a student government committee Thursday. MCSC filed the complaint against the Student Services Finance Committee early this week after SSFC capped their funding at $250,000. MCSC had hoped for a $1.27 million budget, but submitted required forms past deadline. MCSC’s appeal contains 14 specific complaints against SSFC, including claims the committee did not inform MCSC of the punishment for turning in the waiver late and failed to be “reasonably helpful” once MCSC made it clear they were going to apply for more than $250,000 in funding. SSFC Chair Sarah Neibart said not all of the 14 arguments listed in MCSC’s appeal pertained to SSFC rejecting their waiver. “I think that they decided because of this specific instance to file complaints with a lot of other things that had nothing to do with the waiver issue,” Neibart said. “I think they’re using this as an opportunity to voice their concerns on other issues.” But Neibart said many of the complaints listed in MCSC’s appeal did not affect MCSC any more than other student groups. “It’s not like MCSC was put at a disadvantage with these things,” Neibart said. “I think all these things had the same effect on any other group.” MCSC was not available for comment.
Three student seats added to state’s financial aid commission By Kendalyn Thoma The Daily Cardinal
Students will now have input on the state-wide financial aid process after three student seats were added to the Commission on Financial Aid Consolidation and modernization Thursday. This is the first time students will be represented on the commission. AB 144, authored by state Rep. Joan Ballweg, R-Markeson, created the new seats. The seats will be filled by three students from the
Higher Education Aid Board, the state agency that manages the financial aid system. The Colleges and Universities Committee passed the measure unanimously. The United Council, a statewide student organization focused on student governance, supports the decision. “We are excited there will actually be student input on this commission,” United Council Government Relations Director
Analiese Eicher said. “[It is] a huge victory for students especially when it concerns financial aid.” The commission examines financial aid for part and full-time students who attend Wisconsin universities and colleges and reports the recommendations to HEAB. The details of the degree tp which students will have the capacity to change the current process of financial aid are still unclear.
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Sex Out Loud Representatives presented to SSFC Thursday. The group said they are eligible to receive funding and are beneficial to students who are not sexually active. For more information, visit www.dailycardinal.com
The Wisconsin Institute of Discovery appointed David Krakauer as its first permanent director Thursday. Krakauer said his approach to running the WID will extend beyond scientific research to include the social sciences and humanities. “I want them in the WID, because I don’t think you can make a meaningful contribution to society without incorporating the people who study society,” Krakauer said in a press release. Krakauer said he thinks extending the program to include the humanities will be “very exciting for people who might have been put off science.” “It won’t be narrow and doctrinaire, but open and conscious of the breadth of contributing lines of study,” he said. Krakauer specialized in information processing mechanisms in biology and culture as a professor at New Mexico’s Santa Fe Institute for nine years, including two years as Faculty Chair, as well as co-director of Santa Fe’s Social Computation Collective Group.
“It won’t be narrow and doctrinaire, but open and conscious of the breadth of contributing lines of study.” David Krakauer director Wisconsin Institute of Discovery
Krakauer explored similar projects at SFI, including instruction from novelist Cormac McCarthy as a research fellow. For Krakauer, his time at the WID will be an “opportunity to ask if a non-traditional approach would work at the larger scale.” UW faculty expressed enthusiasm toward Krakauer’s appointment. “I am confident that with David’s leadership the Institute will achieve its full potential as a driver of transdisciplinary research,” said Martin Cadwallader, UW-Madison vice chancellor of research and dean of the Graduate School. The WID, which opened in 2010, is part of the broader Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, which includes the Morgridge Institute for Research. Krakauer will replace interim director John Wiley in November.
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ID sticker decision omits tech schools By Samy Moskol The Daily Cardinal
Following a decision making student identification cards with stickers viable forms of voter ID, the Wisconsin Technical College System requested they be included in the decision so their students may be granted the same privilege. In an effort to combat voter fraud, the new law requires all voters present valid photo ID to be eligible to vote at the polls.
“I’m hopeful that this was just a mistake on their part and they did truly intend to include the technical college students.” Keith Cornille vp for student development MATC
Under new Government Accountability Board regulations, university and college IDs could be compliant with the law if it has a sticker including a student signature and ID expiration date. Currently, the GAB’s statute excludes technical schools. But in a letter to the GAB, WTCS President Dan Clancy said because technical schools are accredited institutions, they meet the same requirements to qualify for stickers. “There are important public
policy issues to consider, including the fundamental fairness of treating one group of college students different from other groups,” Clancy wrote. Currently, 400,000 students are enrolled statewide in technical schools, with 16,000 credit-seeking students at Madison Area Technical College. MATC Vice President for Student Development Keith Cornille said he hoped the omission of technical schools was unintetional. “I’m hopeful that this was just a mistake on their part and they did truly intend to include the technical college students,” Cornille said. Clancy sent his letter just days after GOP leaders asked to review the GAB sticker policy, which could potentially axe the stickers for other universities and colleges as well. Senate majority leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, and Assembly Majority Speaker Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, requested that the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules examine the new sticker policy to “ensure clean, fair elections across the board.” “Elections are supposed to be a true measure of the will of the people,” Rep. Fitzgerald said. “The legislature has a responsibility to make sure that ethics and elections laws are properly enforced and not misinterpreted.”
Free flu shots for students University Health Services is offering free flu shots for all UW-Madison students beginning Friday. The Southeast Recreational Facility will host the first flu shot clinic, available only for students, from noon to 5 p.m. Friday. Additional studentonly clinics will be held at various other locations on campus through Nov. 3.
Employee and faculty flu shot clinics will be held at locations on and off campus between Oct. 3 and Nov. 10. University Health Services will also administer free walkin flu shots between Oct. 3 and Nov. 4. UHS recommends all students, faculty and staff receive vaccinations to reduce their chances of getting the flu.
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Girls are coming to the Majestic Theatre tonight. So is the band. The two permanent members of Girls, Chris Owens and Chet “JR” White, have supplemented the lineup for their latest outing with Dan Eisenberg on organ, as well as a female trio adding background vocals. “We only sort of planned to have [Eisenberg] play on [the album],” White said when asked about the varying sound of their new album Father, Son, Holy Ghost. “We had used him on the EP and he came up with a ton of great stuff that we liked.”
“Everyone’s been telling us, at least in the Midwest, that Madison’s really fun.” Chet “JR” White bass, guitar, percussion Girls
“We always had the interest in hiring backup singers, male or female we weren't sure at the time, and we ended up getting a recommendation for these three women,” he said “and we really liked what they did.” The album’s sound really spotlights the many different hands that went into it, with surf-rock anthems coinciding with slow, soulful ballads and heavy punk numbers. With such seemingly random grouping of sounds present on one album, it’s obvious the
band isn’t worried about being pigeon-holed into a genre, or any comparisons that other people may draw. The New York Times has compared them to Buddy Holly and the Beatles, but White didn’t seem too concerned about living up to those expectations. “The press is the one that put us there, so you just sort of exist wherever you're put,” White said. “We're not going to do anything out of our comfort or change the way we do things to change a label.” “I don't care, so I just say we make our music for ourselves and wherever we get tagged is where we go,” he added. Elaborating further on the comparisons the band has drawn White sounded a bit more cynical but very worldly. “We are not Buddy Holly or the Beatles or the Everly Brothers, that's just the music that Chris grew up listening to, that I grew up listening to and I think most Americans did. We sort of revel in it a little more than other people,” White said. “It's a great comparison, but it's pretty unrealistic at this point. I guess any band that gets called anything early in their career, it’s just going to come back and whip them.” When asked how he got his start with music, White got nostalgic, citing his forays to local punk shows as a teen as inspiration to his first inklings to make music of his own. White went on to elaborate about his budding production career, and was quick to divulge who he would like to produce for. “I'd like to work with Smith
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Chet “JR” White and Chris Owens are bringing their genre-bending sound to the Majestic Theatre tonight, touring in support of their latest record, Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Westerns, I'd like to produce their next record,” he said. Still, White describes his working relationship in the studio as very open, pursuing whatever he finds interesting. One artist he has been working with is currently crashing with him. “I'm very supportive of people that I meet: I've always been that person that opens whatever I have up to people I find interesting,” White said. “I have a nice studio in San Francisco now that I have access to and when I can I get bands in.” Raving about his current collaboration with San
Francisco-based Melted Toys, White said, “I wish I could do more of that kind of stuff .”
“I don’t care, so I just say we make our music for ourselves and wherever we get tagged is where we go.” Chet “JR” White bass, guitar, percussion Girls
Touring in support of Father, Son, Holy Ghost, Girls has been on the road since Sept. 3, and
though White says their recent Toronto show was one of heir best ever, he’s looking forward to lighting up Madtown. “Everyone's been telling us, at least in the Midwest, that Madison's really fun,” White said, “and hopefully the crowd is bringing their best energy to the show.” You heard him Madison. Let's make it worth their while. Tonight’s show starts at 9 p.m. with doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, but The Daily Cardinal has tickets to give away! Follow us @DailyCardinal and like us on Facebook for your chance to win!
The Low Down Who: Girls, Nobunny and Papa Where: Majestic Theatre 115 King St., Madison When: Sept. 30, door at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Cost: $15 Why you should care: These genre-bending indie rockers are hot off the release of their second album, which received acclaim from media outlets like Pitchfork. They’re also bringing Nobunny and Papa with them, adding a diverse sound to the already exciting tour.
Check this out before you go: All of these bands have recordings available online, mostly on their respective MySpace pages. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive introduction to Girls, their latest album, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, is just out on True Panther Sounds. Nobunny’s latest, First Blood , came out last year on Goner Records. With a crunchy guitar and squealing vocals, Nobunny mixes the best of old school punk and bubble gum pop, yielding a very catchy result. PAPA has five songs available on their MySpace page, all of which have a very old, refined flavor to them. With pounding drums and playful guitar riffs, this band is one to keep an eye on, especially Friday night.
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view Cardinal View editorials represent The Daily Cardinal’s organizational opinion. Each editorial is crafted independent of news coverage. The Brothers Fitzgerald are at it again. This week, Assembly Speaker Jeff and Senate Majority Leader Scott
called for a legislative inquiry into a ruling by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, or GAB. Specifically,
the brothers want to reevaluate GAB’s recent ruling, which states that students may use modified university ID cards at the polls as part of the new Voter ID law. When this law was initially being debated, The Daily Cardinal made it clear that we opposed the bill. Without totally revisiting the subject, we felt like
it was a thinly veiled, partisan Republican attempt to intentionally disenfranchise students, the elderly and the poor; demographics that usually support Democratic candidates in elections. The Fitzgerald brothers, in contrast, claimed the law was necessary to combat voter fraud. Yet by all accounts voter fraud is a negligible issue in
Wisconsin politics. The GAB decided universities could attach a sticker to ID cards containing information that is not currently on the cards, but is required for voter eligibility under the voter ID bill. Although this is not the ideal policy, it is better than the alternative: That all students who wish to vote must have a Wisconsin driver’s license. Despite the improvement, the Fitzgerald Brothers have summoned GAB to defend their ruling in front of the Legislature’s Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules, claiming they must ensure clean and fair elections. “Elections are supposed to be a true measure of the will of the people,” Jeff Fitzgerald said in a statement.
We all know that getting students to vote is difficult—adding extra steps to the process will dissuade them even more.
Apparently the speaker doesn’t believe college students are people. This new attack on students’ rights makes it more obvious than ever that Jeff and Scott don’t want students to be able to vote. If the Fitzgeralds and Republican partisans on the legislative committee, like extremist Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, get their way, the sticker provision will likely be eradicated, adding another roadblock for students who wish to participate in democracy. Getting students to go to the polls is already hard enough—adding extra steps to the process will dissuade them even more. Fortunately for students, the University of Wisconsin supports student voting and efforts to make it easier. Dean of Students Lori Berquam told this board she thinks the ID stickers would be an easy, low-cost solution that allows students to vote. We commend the university for supporting the possibility of ID card changes should the committee strike down the sticker policy.
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It truly was a battle at the McClimon Complex on Wednesday night when the Badgers (0-0-0 Big Ten, 4-3-2 overall) took the pitch against the Marquette Golden Eagles (1-0-0 Big East, 3-4-2 overall). Both teams fought hard through under the lights only to end the game in a 1-1 tie. The Badgers came ready to play, starting the game strong with a bunch of early drives and opportunities. In contrast, Marquette looked sloppy at the start, committing three early fouls and giving UW a pair of close direct free kicks. UW junior midfielder Tomislav Zadro nearly capitalized on one of these free kicks, but Marquette goalie David Check made a great play on the ball and knocked it off its line. Fifth year senior Josh Thiermann had a tough time getting open, covered closely on most plays and, many times, doubled by Marquette. After a couple Badger crosses passed through the box, the
gameday from page 8 year’s taping. Sure, I was there for the game that night, and like just about every other Badger fan I cheered louder and longer than I have for almost any other sporting event I’ve ever been to. But, also like other Badger fans, I chose to sleep in that morning and skipped the “Gameday” taping.
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Golden Eagles capitalized on a free kick in the 36th minute. The ball sailed through the air and eventually reached the head of Marquette midfielder Eric Pothast, who buried the ball into the back of the net. “Just a sloppy play by us,” head coach John Trask said. With time winding down, the Badgers gained a newfound sense of urgency. Midfielder Joey Tennyson pushed forward and crossed the ball on every chance he got, then finally Wisconsin caught a break. At the end line in the 81st minute, the referee called a foul on Marquette, much to the dismay of the Golden Eagles. Zadro took take the free kick, placing it perfectly about eight yards in front of the goal off the head of freshman defender AJ Cochran. “Coach instilled in us a workhard ethic,” Zadro said. “We have great team chemistry that carries us, and we always believe we can get back into the match.” After some close opportunities in both overtimes, the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Looking forward, the Badgers This year is going to be different, though, for all of us. We’ve been called out, a national sports personality has said that, when it comes to his show, Wisconsin fans haven’t lived up to their reputation. So let’s flip that script this year. On Saturday morning, “College Gameday” will set up on Bascom Hill, perhaps the most iconic and picturesque spot on our beautiful campus, and it’s up
Junior midfielder Tomislav Zadro’s free kick set up Wisconsin’s only goal Wednesday night against the Golden Eagles.
Despite using some spreadoffense elements and possessing an explosive rushing quarterback, Nebraska still conjures up images of the option offenses of past. “They’re definitely bringing out some flashes of the old Nebraska with the things they try to do,” UW safeties coach Demontie Cross said. Cross also coaches on special teams, where sophomore kick off specialist Alec Lerner will have to avoid the troubles he suffered a week ago, when two of his angled kicks bounced out of bounds and cost UW’s defense field position. “Coach Cross always tells me, ‘Let the swing do its thing,’” Lerner said. “This seems like a perfect game to redeem myself.” He is perfect not only because Nebraska will provide the stiffest competition yet, but also because it is where Lerner came from. “Just about everybody I know is coming, whether they have a ticket or not,” the Omaha, Neb. ,native said. “I couldn’t even give you a ballpark number.” The diminutive kicker said 16 friends originally planned on staying in tents in his yard, but will try to cram into one hotel room. Welcome to Big Ten football.
to us to show ESPN and college football fans everywhere why nothing can match the energy and enthusiasm of Wisconsin. Think about how it will look to that national audience when thousands of Badger fans pack the hill behind the “Gameday” set. Think about the gleaming white columns and iconic yellow brick of Bascom Hall acting as the backdrop to passionate fans
fawning over Madison, we can have announcers call our stadiums and arenas intimidating, we can have as many people as we like tell the world Wisconsin fans are the best, but this weekend, we have to show it. See you Saturday morning. Will you be going to ESPN’s “College Gameday” Saturday morning? Let Nico know at email@example.com.
have a lot to prepare for. They will face an Indiana team that is ranked in the top 10 nationally and features an extremely potent offense, but still impressive defense. “We have to continue to do what we’ve been doing in practice,” freshman defender AJ Cochran said. “Our coaches are going to get us prepared.” Cochran will have to listen to his own words and make sure the team works hard in practice to get
ready on the defensive end. “We are going to have to be sharp in every area of the field,” Trask said. “[Indiana doesn’t] give up a lot of opportunities. It’s going to be a very tough game.” The matchuo will take place at McClimon Complex at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday as part of the Pac the Mac promotion, which includes an earlier game in which the UW women’s soccer team will face Ohio State at 1:00 p.m.
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and energized hosts predicting a Wisconsin win. Then think about how it will look if “College Gameday” is greeted once again by a handful of Badgers and a weak atmosphere. Or, worse, think about a mob of Nebraska fans who proved more dedicated than Wisconsin ones who couldn’t handle an early wake-up call. We can have Scott Van Pelt
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Time to regain that night-time magic By Parker Gabriel the daily cardinal
Much has been made of Nebraska’s entrance into a new league. The divisions, the addition of a conference championship game, the southern recruiting base, it all seems a bit foreign. Make no mistake about it, though, it will be plainly obvious come kickoff that the newest red and white squad in the Big Ten belongs. The No. 7 Badgers (0-0 Big Ten, 4-0 overall) and No. 8 Cornhuskers (0-0, 4-0) both have the physicality to simply overpower opponents. However, they have both also added more elements to their respective game plans that revolve around skill, speed and decision making. For the Badgers, that versatility has come chiefly in the form of senior quarterback Russell Wilson. The North Carolina State transfer leads the Big Ten in passing yards (1136 yards) and efficiency (284.0) in the process of helming an offense better known for prodigious running production.
Part of the effectiveness comes from offensive coordinator Paul Chryst and his creative personnel groupings. He rotates receivers and tight ends, uses pre-snap motion to put defenses in bad settings and even has an empty shotgun package that includes two tight ends and a fullback. “You’ve got to be multiple in what you do,” tight ends coach Joe Rudolph said, who coached at Nebraska in 2007. “You’ve got to keep teams honest when you’re using heavy personnel. It gives us some options and still puts guys in positions to make plays.” Nebraska’s front seven is among the most talented in the country. Led by 2010 All-American defensive tackle Jared Crick, the Cornhuskers use alignment and speed to create their own advantages. Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini—brother of head coach Bo Pelini—likes to put Crick and the tackles head-up against an opponent’s guards instead of playing the more standard gap responsibilities.
“It’s going to be a little bit harder because they can pick a way that they want to go,” Wisconsin junior center Peter Konz said. “Part of their plan is to not let us get those double-teams.” Junior running back Montee Ball said the aggressiveness of Nebraska’s front will put added pressure on he and sophomore James White to make quick, decisive reads. “I’ve been making too many cuts, trying to play a little James White,” Ball said. “I told him I’m going to let him make the cuts this week and I’m just going to make one cut and go.” On the other side of the ball, the Wisconsin defense will be tasked with slowing down one of the most dynamic quarterback-running back rushing duos in the country. Sophomore signal caller Taylor Martinez and junior running back Rex Burkhead have combined for 14 scores (seven each) and 841 yards through four games.
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Sophomore runningback James White and the Badgers will look to recapture the energy from last year’s Ohio State game.
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It’s our spotlight; Show ‘Gameday’ what Wisco is made of Columnist Nico Savidge tells you why everyone must show up for ESPN’s ‘College Gameday’ Nico Savidge savidge nation
adger fans have earned themselves plenty of praise over the past few years. ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt famously declared Madison “America’s greatest college sports town,”
announcers love to gush over “Jump Around” and the Fifth Quarter and before they face Wisconsin, opposing coaches talk about how loud and intimidating Badger fans can be. But there’s been one big exception to the rule of Madison’s reputation: ESPN’s “College Gameday.” This weekend, it’s time to change that. Chris Fowler, the show’s host,
was on student radio station WSUM Wednesday afternoon, where he previewed the Badger game against Nebraska, a game that has brought the show to campus for the second time in as many years. He also singled out Badger fans for a lackluster showing when “Gameday” came to Madison for the WisconsinOhio State game last year. For that broadcast, Fowler
and the show’s crew put their set—which famously features a backdrop of screaming fans and creative signs each week— inside Camp Randall Stadium. He didn’t shy away from the fact that, while Badger fans were passionate that night, the reception “Gameday” received was far from impressive. “[We’ve] never had a truly energized crowd in Madison,” he
said in the interview on WSUM. “Wisconsin’s got great spirit— we know that—but we’ve never really gotten it to come through on ‘Gameday.’” That’s not just some nobody saying Wisconsin lacks passion. It’s not a visiting fan saying Badger crowds didn’t live up to the hype. That’s one of the biggest players in college football media calling Wisconsin out, saying the last time he came to town we as Badgers didn’t show the nation what we were capable of. And he was right. Fowler admitted the location wasn’t ideal; the show usually sets up on campus, but instead was in the middle of an empty stadium 10 hours before kickoff. But what the world ultimately saw was a sparsely populated cheering section and a dead atmosphere that should have been far more wild. So with that in mind, I’m issuing a challenge to Badger fans this weekend: Show up to “Gameday,” and prove once again why Wisconsin has the best—and most passionate—fans in the country. Now, I can’t harp too much on Badger fans not showing up for “Gameday” last year, since I was part of the problem. When the show starts at the ungodly hour of 8 a.m. (a time I’m still not entirely convinced exists on Saturday mornings), the rigorous social and chemical demands of a Friday night kept me in bed during last
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