James Baughman, who spent more than 30 years as a journalism professor and instructor at UW-Madison, died Saturday morning from lung cancer at the age of 64. Highly revered by both his earliest students and current journalism undergraduates, Baughman came to Wisconsin in 1979 as an instructor and became an assistant professor in 1981, according to a School of Journalism and Mass Communication release.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, was found dead Saturday while on vacation at a Texas ranch, according to a statement by Chief Justice John Roberts. According to a government official, Scalia told friends he was feeling ill before bed Friday night and did not get up for breakfast Saturday morning. Scalia was appointed in 1986 by Ronald Reagan, and his 29 years of service made him the longest-tenured member of the Supreme Court. He was known for his conservative leanings and originalist interpretation of the Constitution. Though Barack Obama has power to appoint Scalia's replacement pending Senate approval, there may be political pressure to wait until the next president takes office before the vacancy is filled.
Welcome back to campus, and welcome to an exciting semester at The Daily Cardinal. Whether you’re a longtime reader or just picking up our newspaper for the first time, you are joining us at a significant point in our 123-year history. This semester marks the beginning of our two-days-per-week print schedule.
The end of the fall semester is upon us, and between exams and final papers these next couple weeks are chaotic for everyone. Even if you’re an avid reader of The Daily Cardinal, academic stress and increasingly cold weather may have caused you to forget about our newspaper’s big transition.
For 123 years, The Daily Cardinal has been at the forefront of student journalism on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. As editor-in-chief, it is my responsibility to put this newspaper in a position to keep it thriving for 123 more.
Facing a third-and-10 near midfield Sunday, Brett Favre rolled left, zipped a pass up the sideline and hit Dorsey Levens in stride, who raced into the end zone for the touchdown.
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony once famously rapped in 1995, “See you at the crossroads (crossroads).” It referred to the conjunction between life and death, the place where Bone Thugs paid tribute to their recently deceased mentor, Eazy-E.
I didn’t think I would come to accept the Badgers’ title game loss to Duke as quickly as I did. It’s only been a week now, but Wisconsin’s defeat to one of the most hated teams in college basketball seems like a distant memory.
I’ve always thought of The Masters as the unofficial start to golf season. The “tradition unlike any other” is full of slightly overweight, middle-aged white guys competing in the sport’s most prestigious tournament, with an ugly green jacket awarded to the victor. Doesn’t that get you pumped?