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  1. 1. SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION THE MARQUETTE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008 Volume 93, Number 21 BARACK OBAMA ELECTED 44TH PRESIDENT Photo by Morry Gash/Associated Press President-elect Barack Obama waves after giving his acceptance speech at Grant Park in Chicago. The election results were announced at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday. As of press time, Obama had received 349 of the 538 electoral votes. He needed 270 electoral votes to win the race. In Wisconsin, 64 percent of voters ages 18 to 29 voted Democratic, according to exit polls. cial crisis since the Great Depres- “Being a Republican in this cli- also made the tactical error of Illinois senator to serve as country’s sion. mate meant you were facing an suspending his campaign (to deal It all started with Ohio. uphill battle,” said Julia Azari, with the crisis).” first black commander-in-chief Leading up to Election Day, all assistant professor of political sci- Obama’s platform of change, eyes were on Ohio, one of seven ence. “Attributing the failure of fresh take on Washington politics battleground states, as both Obama this election to the McCain cam- and carefully constructed cam- Cain called “the most challenging By Ashley Niedringhaus and McCain fought fiercely for its paign is not entirely fair.” paign helped him to victory on campaign in modern times,” he and Jack Kelly 20 electoral votes. Obama even- But McCain did keep it closer Election Day. could not escape the shadow of tually edged out McCain by only than some expected. McAdams the Bush administration and the three percentage points. said the election “wasn’t a blow- Republican image. McCain failed The Road to Election Day “The new dawn of American Historically blue Pennsylvania, out.” to maintain control of traditionally Obama’s road to the White leadership is at hand.” and its 21 electoral votes, was an- Kirsten Kukowski, communica- “red” states, including highly con- House began in Springfield, Ill., On Nov. 4, 2008, as Barack other “must win” for both candi- tions director for the Republican tested Ohio and Florida. In a key on the steps of the State Capitol, Obama accepted the presidency dates in their race to the necessary Party of Wisconsin, stressed the step to victory, Obama took con- where Abraham Lincoln gave of the United States, he told the 270. Obama claimed Pennsylva- impact of the economic crisis. trol of seven formerly Republican his famous “A House Divided” world that change has come to nia with 55 percent of the total “The economy had a lot to do states that brought in 86 electoral speech in 1858. America. In the most historic vote, delivering a major blow to with the outcome,” Kukowski votes. Nearly 150 years after Lin- election of our generation, Obama McCain. said. “America is facing a tough Colorado and Virginia, two coln’s speech, on that symbolic became the first black, as well as “McCain had hopes of flipping economic time. We are hoping states that were reclaimed by the site, Obama officially announced the youngest, president-elect. Pennsylvania,” said John McAd- America can hope together, and Democrats, had a 44-year Repub- his candidacy for president of the Obama’s election completed a ams, associate professor of politi- hoping that Obama can lead us in lican voting streak. United States. full shift of power in the House cal science. “McCain’s failure to a new direction.” This truly was an election for Obama’s message of change and Senate, giving Democrats full win Pennsylvania and Ohio indi- McAdams also stressed the im- change. The election was more started early. After serving as com- control of both legislative and ex- cated it was over.” portance and key role of the eco- than just political parties and munity organizer on Chicago’s ecutive branches for the first time Some argued that for McCain, nomic crisis. campaign platforms. The winner South Side, he attended Harvard since 1994. the race to the White House would “The stock market crash really, of the election would inherit two In what Arizona Sen. John Mc- be a difficult battle. really hurt McCain,” he said. “He wars abroad and the biggest finan- See Obama, page 12 TODAY’S WEATHER INDEX INSIDE THE TRIBUNE VIEWPOINTS ............................. 2 Students race through Raynor See full results of yesterday’s High 70 VOTING ..................................... 3 Library and around campus elections. Low 50 following the results. STUDENT GROUPS .................. 5 PAGE 6 Congresswoman Gwen Moore PAGE 8 Mostly Sunny RESULTS ................................6-7 is re-elected for her third term. CAMPUS REACTION ................ 8 PAGE 11 LOCAL RESULTS .................... 10 Complete weather PAGE 2
  2. 2. 2 VIEWPOINTS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008 TRIBUNE Wed. Thu. Tue. Sat. Fri. Mon. Six-Day Forecast 42/32 70/55 62/45 47/35 42/33 39/31 STAFF EDITORIAL COLUMN Voting not enough From the mountains, for ‘perfect union’ to the prairies... The marathon for the White House has finally come to an end, way to Starbucks to get my While I was in line for those after months upon months of campaigning, conventions, fundraising free coffee (CNBC estimated two hours, I talked to several and advertising. But we urge voters not to shelve until 2012 the is- the company would lose $2.25 interesting people. One was sues this election highlighted. million in revenue for the day’s an ex-Vietnam vet who talked We congratulate Obama on his victory. More importantly, we ap- handouts) and start my day of about the draft and his military plaud American voters for going to the polls in record numbers to nonstop election coverage for service. Another was a woman Jim make this the election of a lifetime. the Tribune’s special election who felt so compelled by the But when the voting booths are returned to storage, the confetti McLaughlin section. Shortly thereafter, I intensity of this election that for and balloons are trashed and the oath of office is sworn, this country spilled the coffee and, worst the first time she opted to work remains at a precipice. of all, my “I Voted” sticker fell the polls Tuesday. Students Could it be? Is it really true? The United States is in a recession and our economic woes have off, leaving me ineligible for all had many different ideas about I don’t want to jinx anything, only compounded the global economic crisis. It has become increas- the free stuff offered to voters, what the election’s most crucial but I think after two years of ingly difficult for borrowers to obtain loans and mortgages. We are including Ben & Jerry’s ice issues were and how to solve campaigning, mudslinging, ex- fighting two wars in the Middle East, and threats to our security cream, Krispy Kreme donuts, them, but most agreed that in- aggerating, villainizing, poli- remain. So while we’ve finally selected our next president, there is beer, combo meals, bottles of formation about the candidates ticking, scandal mongering, still much work to be done. champagne, tat- and the issues pig-lipsticking, assassination- Marquette Tribune readers have selected the following issues as too removals, was more widely plotting, whiskey-shot-taking, among the most important of the election. We go further to argue reduced zoo ad- Well, no matter available to vot- curveballing, YouTube-ing, that these issues are some of the most important of our lifetimes. mission, and… who they supported ers this year than campaign shopping, vote They must not be forgotten or ignored simply because the campaign ahem, uh, adult Tuesday, Americans ever before. stumping, remixing, season has come to a close. toys. Seven years celebrity endorsing and Tina Feeling like I should feel one heck ago, author Rob- Fey-ing, the 2008 presiden- Economy was in a Charlie of a bond with one ert D. Putnam tial election is at long last… Given that Obama is taking office during a recession, his adminis- Brown movie another because for wrote a book OVER!!! tration will likely be credited with — or blamed for — whatever eco- or the title char- two years, we’ve had called “Bowling Maybe now there will be nomic situation the country faces four years from now. During the acter in “James Alone: The Col- some more real news instead campaign, both presidential candidates pledged to reign in spending and the Terrible, a constant conversa- lapse and Reviv- of pseudo-news about Joe the and balance the budget. Obama will need to aggressively pursue that Horrible, No tion topic. al of American Plumber’s licensure. proposal if he wants to improve the country’s financial situation. Good, Very Bad C o m m u n i t y. ” Now that the confetti’s been Further, voters should carefully watch how the government’s $700 Election Day,” I The book is about swept away and the champagne billion bailout of financial institutions is handled. The financial res- sulked as I interviewed election how Americans no longer feel spills have been mopped up, the cue package is being put together with taxpayer dollars, and voters workers and voters. But being connected to one another. He morning-after nostalgia has be- must not write the federal government a blank check. constantly bombarded by eager calls it social capital. gun to set in. We need to ensure our money is spent wisely to aid homeowners citizens, it was impossible to Well, no matter who they Having psyched myself up for and to help banks begin lending again. That way voters — particu- stay grumpy. supported on Tuesday, Ameri- the last few months, I woke up larly students — will have access to the credit market, which will Everywhere were signs telling cans should feel one heck of a yesterday at 7:30 a.m., Christ- assist them in purchasing their first cars and homes and in paying off people where and how to vote. bond with one another because mas-morning excited to cast my student loans. Posters hung in students’ win- for two years, we’ve had a con- ballot. I expected my first time dows — both for John McCain stant conversation topic. For voting in a presidential election and for Barack Obama. I talked two years, people have pon- Energy and Environment to be accompanied by trum- Voters of every party and political stripe can agree that our nation’s to a community organizer who dered aloud to each other what pet fanfares and rockets’ red dependence on oil is troubling. We urge young voters to buy smart said 400 high school students the outcome would be. And two glares and maybe the Found- and consider gas mileage and fuel emissions — when they purchase in Racine were going door-to- years later, the world still has ing Fathers looking down from vehicles. Don’t forget the campaign promises to “go green.” Begin door, encouraging neighbors to its eyes on our fantastic nation. heaven, nodding in approval. introducing green practices into your daily lives in small doses and get to their polling stations and We the American people are Instead, it was just two hours hound elected officials to fund the research and development needed even offering free transporta- members of a coveted group, in line and a little attitude from to find alternative energy sources. tion there. It was even charm- and I think that’s something we the poll workers. Saving our planet cannot be done in one fell swoop. Protecting the ing (for the first hour) to hear can all agree on. Slightly disheartened, I environment will take the concerted efforts of every American. cars honking in support of their walked out of the Alumni Me- candidate. morial Union and made my Iraq The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have largely been shoved from the front pages of the nation’s newspapers due to economic troubles STATEMENT OF OPINION POLICY and energy woes. But the men and women in uniform who risk their lives every day should not be forgotten.Obama has promised to set a The opinions expressed in staff editorials reflect the opinion of THE MARQUETTE TRIBUNE editorial board. timeline for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, in order to re-focus The editorials do not represent the opinions of Marquette University nor its administrators. Opinions repre- the war on terror where it began — in Afghanistan. sented in columns, letters to the editor and submitted viewpoints are those of the writer(s). The war in Iraq is undoubtedly a hot-button issue. But regardless THE TRIBUNE prints guest submissions at its discretion. THE TRIBUNE strives to give all sides of an issue of voters’ personal stances on the war, they should remind Obama of STAFF LIST UPDATED an equal voice over the course of a reasonable time period. An author’s contribution will not be published his campaign promises regarding the war’s end. more than once in a four-week period. Submissions with obvious relevance to the Marquette community will Countless other issues face our nation, from health care to educa- be given priority consideration. tion to social issues to immigration, and none of these issues will Viewpoint submissions should be limited to 400 words. Letters to the editor should be no more than 150 disappear when Obama takes the oath of office on Jan. 20. For the next four years, it is up to us to hold Obama and his administration words. THE TRIBUNE reserves the right to edit submissions for length and content. AS OF NOVEMBER 4TH, 2008 @ 9:33 P.M. CST responsible for the direction in which they take our nation. We must Please e-mail submissions to: If you are a current student, include the college unfailingly work toward that “more perfect union” the Constitution in which you are enrolled and your year in school. If not, please note any affliations to Marquette or your cur- proclaims America should be. rent city of residence. No anonymous submissions will be printed. 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  3. 3. 3 NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008 TRIBUNE Performance art encourages voters zation, produced the projects. My Vote performs at The purpose of MVP is to en- courage voting, said Laura Mak- 11 polling locations er, a volunteer for the group. “It’s about civic involvement and getting your voice heard,” By Jeff Engel Maker said. The State Elections Board (now the Government Accountability “Oh dear, what can the matter Board) and the Milwaukee Elec- be?” sang the woman in an old- tion Commission approved MVP, fashioned dress. “Women are Maker said. The commission also wanting to vote.” approved each project concept Voters outside Central Li- and its polling site. braryCentennial Hall, 733 N. 8th Inside the library, a video pre- St., were welcomed to their poll- sentation of animated Milwaukee ing place yesterday evening by Public Library sculptures and his- “Suffragium,” a performance art torical factoids greeted voters as project that included jazz singing they headed to the polls. and a video documenting histori- “Reconsidering this history in cal events in American voting. Wisconsin reveals how fragile Singer Annie Denison served as and precious our right to vote Photo by Therese Bowes/ a “living sculpture,” said friend continues to be,” read the project Jill Sebastian, a Milwaukee In- description on Sebastian’s sign. Around 2,300 students voted in the Alumni Memorial Union, while 2,050 voted at Central Library. Students and stitute of Art & Design sculpture voters arrived as early as 6:40 a.m. to cast their votes in the 2008 presidential election. Denison said the 2008 presiden- professor who came up with the tial election is the most important idea for “Suffragium.” Sebastian Polling places experience few problems election of she and her children’s enlisted the help of Denison, who lifetimes. performed on the steps of the li- “I have seen today that kids are brary. First-time voters voting,” Denison said. “I’m so The performance was one of 11 proud of my country right now.” that occurred at polling locations make voices heard throughout Milwaukee. My Vote Performs, a non-partisan organi- By Marie Gentile and Jeff Engel Five minutes before the polls Ex rience closed, a Marquette freshman sprinted to her polling location near campus to cast her vote in Saint James Court yesterday’s presidential election. Historic Apartments Kimberly Campbell, a freshman 831 west wisconsin avenue in the College of Business Ad- ministration, was the last voter at Central Library Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th St. Campbell was still undecided throughout the day, but felt it was necessary to make her voice heard. “Every vote counts, whether it’s Neighboring Milwaukee’s main one in a million or one in a dozen,” library, Saint James Court Neighboring Milwaukee’s main library, Campbell said. “I believe it’s im- Saint James Court apartments are apartmentsto all of downtown are convenient to all portant to vote if you’re going to convenient Milwaukee’s cultural, Milwaukee’sand of Downtown entertainment, have any say in the government.” Photo by Therese Bowes/ Like many other Marquette stu- cultural, entertainment, and business resources. dents, Campbell voted in her first Its award winning business resources. Its hardwood award Students wait in line in the Alumni Memorial Union third floor ballrooms to presidential election yesterday. garden, vote. Only a few minor problems were encountered by voters. winning garden, hardwood Freddy Terrazas, a freshman in floors, fireplaces, and Edison Media Research for media and Central Library experienced a romantic ambience the College of Health Sciences, floors, fireplaces, andthis a great romantic organizations, 68 percent of vot- few minor problems involving vot- make arrived at the polls in the Alumni ambience make this live. place to a great ers between the ages of 18 and 24 ers’ confusion about where to vote Memorial Union at 6:40 a.m. to place to live. supported Obama and 30 percent and having the necessary identifi- cast his vote. voted for McCain. cation for registration. However, “Not only is it my first election, In an effort to make Election Schultz said that overall, voting but it’s one of the most monumen- Day go smoothly, Marquette stu- went smoothly Tuesday. tal elections in United States his- dents, faculty and staff worked “I think things went very well. It tory,” Terrazas said. to register students in advance. was very orderly,” Schultz said. “It Another first-time voter, Kelly Roughly 1,500 students registered went as fast as possible given all HBO & Internet Included! L’Esperance, said it is everyone’s before Nov. 4, according to Steve the checks and balances within the duty as an American citizen to ex- Call Matt: 414-272-6600 Schultz, manager of governmental voting system.” ercise his or her right to vote. and community affairs in the Of- Schultz observed both polling “You’re not allowed to com- fice of Public Affairs. places throughout the day. He said plain if you don’t vote,” said As of Oct. 31, 86 percent of both locations had a heavy turnout L’Esperance, a freshman in the youth had pre-registered for the- early in the day, then tapered off. College of Health Sciences. election, a 3 percent increase from The final tally of voters at Cen- “We’re the next generation, and the 2004 presidential election, ac- tral Library was around 2,050, this election will affect us more for Marquette News cording to a Gallup poll. while the AMU had around 2,300. than other people. We have to take Matt Willems, a sophomore in Schultz said he was extremely the opportunity (to vote).” the College of Business Adminis- impressed by Marquette students’ Alison Wessendorf, a graduate VISIT tration, volunteered as an election enthusiasm and participation in student in the College of Health observer at the Central Library. He the election. Sciences, voted in her second pres- said he saw many pre-registered “As members of the Marquette idential election. She said voting students at the polls. community we’d like our students this year was important because of “They’ve done a good job reg- to be part of the political process,” the many critical issues at stake. News Sports Entertainment istering students on campus,” Wil- Schultz said. “We’re thrilled to “There’s lots of issues that will lems said. “It’s pretty impressive. see how they’ve turned out and have an effect in the future, like The Marquette Tribune Overall, there’s been a good effort that they’ve exercised their right health care, Social Security and the to make registration available to to vote. We’re hoping that this is war (in Iraq),” Wessendorf said. everyone.” something they take forward with “I think the election has shown Aria DeBenny, a freshman in the them once they graduate.” young people how they can have College of Communication, regis- an impact with their votes.” Read the Trib tered in the Cobeen Hall lobby in Janet Boles, professor of politi- Video Online October. She said it was easy to cal science, said she believed the ▲ register and that the student volun- youth vote would benefit Barack teers were helpful. Check out the Tribune Web Obama more than John McCain. site for a video of campus The polling locations at the AMU In exit polling conducted by voting locations.
  4. 4. 4 NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008 TRIBUNE Why did you choose to vote? “It is a right that you have in “I voted to be civically “I voted because I believe “It is my right and I care “Because there are people in this country and that other responsible.” in Barack Obama.” about who is elected.” the world that don’t have this countries don’t.” right and it is our privilege.” -Chelsea Du Fresne, freshman, -Bryan Miguel, freshman, -Ashley Reed, 4th year, -Michael Chapman, junior, College College of Arts & Sciences College of Communication School of Dentistry -Kelly Krol, junior, of Business Administration College of Nursing “A lot of things need to be “It is important to exercise “You have the right and you “It’s something new. changed, one being the my right and have a say.” must exercise it.” I didn’t do it before.” economy. We need change.” -Jessica Green, senior, -Jon Newman, freshman, -Patrick Kurish, junior, -Thomas Fera, freshman, College College of Health Sciences College of Engineering College of Communication of Business Administration Reporting and photos by Rupali Varma, Andrei Greska, Ross Geiger/Special to the Tribune | Graphic by Terri Sheridan/ YOUR GOLDENOPPORTUNITY has almost arrived. UNITY OPPORT GOLDEN THE THEGO LDENO PPORT UNITY lysis of plete ana the Big edu A com arquette. in ’s foes @marquele.thompson@m an.glazier MarquetteConference. /nico Glazier/ry Thompson by Ryan n by Nicki ’s role East Photo Monfre Illustratio Photo guard Erin shifted greatly Senior ette has rs. at Marqu last three yea k says in the k Bulloc be nist Nic team will r. Colum men’s yea the wo tch this g to wa excitin Colum already nist Robby Douth made pleased by itt the ch is Photo by co Illustrat Photo ach Bu an ion by by Rya zz Willia ges Nicki n Thomps Glazier/r ier/ He’s on/nicole yan.glaz ms. on/ Matth not James, .thomps ier@marque tte.e on@mar ews, bu quette.e du McNe al or t Ma du forwa rd Lazar rquette ne eds Hayw ard. A comp lete Marqu ette’s analysis of East Co foes in the Big nferen ce.