February 25, 2013
Serving the University of Virginia community since 1890 The Cavalier Daily Monday, February 25, 2013 Mostly sunny. High 50, Low 32 See A3 www.cavalierdaily.com Volume 123, No. 77 Distribution 10,000 Cavs win ACC Championship No. 11 women’s swimming, diving team notches sixth consecutive conference title, 11th all-time By Matt Comey Cavalier Daily Associate Editor Courtesy Virginia Athletics Senior Lauren Perdue won the ACC Championship’s Most Outstanding Swimmer award for the third time in her career after ﬁrst-place ﬁnishes in the 200 free and 800 free relay and second-place ﬁnishes in the 50 and 100 free. Four jurors miss hearing The No. 11 Virginia women’s swimming and diving team captured the team ACC Championship Saturday night in a dominating fashion, earning seven single event championships along the way. The title is the sixth straight and 11th all-time for the program. “Its not easy to win championships,” Virginia coach Mark Bernardino said. “It’s difficult to do and I’m extremely proud of this team. We worked hard all year long ... I don’t think some people By Joseph Liss Four of the 12 jurors called for an honor trial on Sunday did not attend the proceedings, a highly unusual occurrence, said Honor Vice-Chair for Trials Clifton Bumgardner, a fourth-year Engineering student. Constitutionally, students are guaranteed at least eight jurors at their trial. Honor Committee Chair Stephen Nash, a fourthyear College student, said since an alternate was called, the trial was able to move forward with nine jurors. “We were certainly able to maintain the fairness of the process,” Nash said. Bumgardner said, on average, one juror does not show up to almost every one of the 20 or so honor trials each semester. While he has seen two or three jurors fail to show up to a trial in the past, he has never seen four absent. “It’s pretty regular, which is usually why I have to call two to three alternates at a time,” Bumgardner said. “This is certainly the worst I’ve seen it.” Bumgardner said most jurors who miss a trial unexpectedly have overslept, forgotten to set their alarm or gone out the previous evening. “What I usually Friends, teammates, community members honor ﬁrst-year student’s memory Freshman guard Justin Anderson contributed early and often for the Cavaliers, posting 11 points, four assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block. Anderson capped off the performance with a monster two-handed dunk, his second of the day. Dillon Harding Cavalier Daily Please recycle this newspaper do is just follow up with them to see why [they didn’t] come [and] I can at least put them on another trial,” Bumgardner said. “If they don’t cooperate I can actually pursue [University Judiciary Committee] charges against them, but I have not [had to do that].” Bumgardner said the worst case scenario would be needing to cancel a trial, which he said would be more likely if missing four jurors were a regular occurrence. “It’s just discouraging if the day of the trial comes around, if not enough jurors show up, we may have to cancel the trial,” Bumgardner said. “That hasn’t had to happen at least within my term.” Bumgardner said most jurors receive two weeks notice of when their trial will be and all jurors receive at least two email reminders from Bumgardner before the trial date. Bumgardner and Nash both said the issue of missing student jurors was one of the reasons why the committee has proposed composing juries of only elected committee members as part of the Restore the Ideal Act. “[Students must balance] what Please see Jury, Page A3 Please see Swim and Dive, Page A10 Vigil honors Jake Cusano More than 200 friends, teammates and community members held a candlelight vigil Saturday night to honor the memory of ﬁrst-year College student Jake Cusano. Cusano passed away last Friday. Friends remembered Cusano’s joking personality while members of the community sought to support those closest to Cusano. Honor trials regularly see at least one absent student, but Bumgardner calls four ‘highly unusual’ Cavalier Daily Senior Associate News Editor realize what a huge feat this is and I hope the Charlottesville and U.Va. community will join us in that pride.” The Cavaliers (9-0, 3-0 ACC) seized an early lead on the field when the meet started Wednesday evening and never backed down. They finished with a total of 832 points. Virginia Tech finished in second place (536), followed by North Carolina (508), Florida State (497), North Carolina State (438), Miami (389), Duke (246), Georgia Tech (158), Marshall Bronﬁn Cavalier Daily By Joseph Liss Cavalier Daily Senior Associate Editor More than 200 students gathered Saturday evening for a candlelight vigil at the Amphitheater in honor of Jake Cusano, a first-year student who committed suicide February 15. Cusano was a member of the men’s club rowing team at the University, an organization that came out in great numbers to the event. One of his coaches, as well as three of his friends, spoke about him at vigil. Firstyear Engineering student Justin Deaver , a fellow rower and a speaker at the event said Cusano’s lighthearted personality was something that would be greatly missed by the entire team. “We’d get off the water after two hours early in the morning [and you] could barely feel your legs,” Deaver said. “Jake jumped out of the boat and starting running up and down the dock ... Even in the hardest situations, he would find some way to lighten the mood.” Rowing coach Eric Schuler described Jake’s funeral near his hometown of Morristown, N.J., which took place Friday. Mem- bers from the men’s rowing team and Cusano’s dorm hall made the trip, he said. Schuler brought a message from the family thanking the University community for honoring Cusano’s memory. University President Teresa Sullivan and Dean of Students Allen Groves met Cusano’s family when they came to the University the day after Cusano’s death on Friday. Class of 2016 President Andrew Kwon said Cusano was a personal friend, but the vigil was an effort to help the comPlease see Cusano, Page A3 Trio leads 82-54 home win Mitchell, Harris, Evans key team’s record 15th consecutive home victory By Daniel Weltz Cavalier Daily Sports Editor Senior point guard Jontel Evans had a message for his squad after the Virginia men’s basketball team’s double-digit lead was slashed to five early in the second half against Georgia Tech Sunday: “Don’t let history repeat itself.” V i r g i n i a ( 1 9 - 8 , 9 - 5 AC C ) answered Evans’ challenge by closing the game on a 37-14 run to notch an 82-54 blowout victory and score a measure of revenge against the Yellow Jackets (14-12, 4-10 ACC). The Cavaliers had squandered a ninepoint lead with just over eight minutes to play Feb. 3 in Atlanta in a 66-60 loss, but they evened the season series with one of their most efficient offensive performances of the season. “They snuck one in on us and we took it personally,” junior forward Akil Mitchell said of the first matchup. “I feel like we had something to prove to ourselves, and I think we did that tonight.” Junior guard Joe Harris, Mitchell and Evans orchestrated the team’s fifth 70-point scoring effort in six games as Virginia tied North Carolina for third place in the ACC standings with four regular season games remaining. The win also guaranteed the team its second consecutive season finishing .500 or better in conference play, a feat it had not accomplished since 2001. The veteran trio combined for 43 points, including the first 14 of the second half to jump-start a dominant 16-1 run that put Virginia well in position for its 15th straight home victory, a John Paul Jones Arena record. After Yellow Jacket freshman forward Robert Carter, Jr. knocked down a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 45-40 with 14:16 to play, the trio scored 10 straight for Virginia in the next three minutes. Mitchell snagged a pair of offensive rebounds to earn a trip to the line for two points. Harris News Desk...................(434)326-3286 Ads Desk......................(434)326-3233 Editor-in-Chief.............(434)249-4744 Additional contact information may be found online at www.cavalierdaily.com C M Y K Cyan Magenta Yellow Black followed with a floating jumper in the lane and then Evans attacked the left side for a layup. Evans then split four Yellow Jacket defenders applying full court pressure and dished to Mitchell for yet another layup. Out of a timeout, Evans added a driving layup with a strong lefty finish to make the score 55-41. “I thought that when they made their run, we were a little bit lackadaisical on the transition defense,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. “What sparked us certainly was Jontel Evans’ play, his ability to get to the rim and make some plays.” The team’s three most prominent players helped Virginia take control, but it was seldom-used backup guard freshman Taylor Barnette who put the contest out of reach. Barnette came off the bench to hit 3-pointers on successive possessions, extending the lead to 20 and forcing Yellow Jacket coach Brian Gregory to Please see M Basketball, Page A5 Sports Opinion Arts & Entertainment Comics A4 A6 A8 A9 A2 Monday, February 25, 2011 | The Cavalier Daily CLASSIFIEDS Daily Rates $6.00 for 15 words or less $0.50 each additional word. Deadlines All advertising is due one working day before publication. All ads must be prepaid. 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WEDNESDAY High of 55˚ Partly cloudy skies with 50 percent chance of rain To receive Cavalier Weather Service forecasts via email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Board considers strategic planning goals Peer institutions provide inspiration for University’s own initiatives, Sullivan says By Meghan Cioci Cavalier Daily Staff Writer The Board of Visitors met Friday to discuss strategic planning initiatives and a new innovative learning platform at the University. J. Milton Adams, senior vice provost for strategic planning, spoke about the progress and plans of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and its seven workgroups. The Committee was formed in July 2012 to establish concrete goals for the University. Adams said the University would hire consultants to devise quantitative comparisons of the University to its peer institutions. “We have also been studying the strategic plans of the institutions with whom we compete,” University President Teresa Sullivan said. “It’s a way for us to look at where our peers think they need to go ... The general strategy here has been to cast the net wide and look for good ideas both inside our community and outside our community.” Faculty Senate Chair George Cohen told the board the Senate is contributing to the strategic planning effort by dedicating its next working meeting to a discussion of ideas proposed by each of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee’s seven working groups. At the portion of the meeting on education policy, French Prof. Marva Barnett discussed the Hybrid Challenge, an initiative born in July 2012 to “promote significant student learning by combining in-person classroom experiences with useful technologies,” Barnett said. “Hybrid Challenge faculty will teach their courses at least once more during the next two years,” Barnett said. “They are deeply involved with rethinking their courses based on their experiences, students’ feedback and on studies of student learning.” Each of the nine hybrid courses received a $10,000 grant, which w a s f u n d e d by S u l l i v a n ’s unrestricted funding budget. A survey of students in these hybrid classes showed they tend to be more effective than a normal class, and students perceived they had learned a “great deal.” “This is what we’re about at the core ... intellectually stimulating debates that aren’t cookie-cutter,” Board member Stephen Long said. The Board unanimously approved a professorship in Mormon studies and a B.S. degree program in Psychology. The University currently only offers a B.A. in Psychology. Marshall Bronﬁn | Cavalier Daily University President Teresa Sullivan, above, and Vice Provost J. Milton Adams addressed the Board of Visitors about strategic planning on Friday. Board appoints Blaze as new student member The University Board of Visitors appointed third-year College student Blake Blaze as its new non-voting student member Thursday afternoon . Fourth-year College student Hillary Hurd currently holds the position. Blaze, a Massachusetts native, is also a Jefferson Scholar, the current long snapper for the Virginia football team — a redshirt sophomore — and is a member of the Virginia chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. “I applied to position because of the encouragement of a few close friends ... and followed through because I realized it was a way that I could serve the University that I love,” Blaze said in an email. “The University is at a critical point in its trajectory ... [and] I want to be a part of the process that sees these decisions made.” Blaze emphasized that as a non-voting member he will not have a specific agenda while on the board. “I believe that the position, in its most basic essence, is meant to be a resource for the students of the University and for the Board of Visitors,” he said. Hurd said she was involved in the application process for the student board position, and said a number of qualified candidates applied. She also said the ouster and reinstatement of University President Teresa Sullivan pushed the NEWS IN BRIEF Board as a whole further into the limelight. “It’s certainly a much more visible position than in the past,” Hurd said. “That’s reflected in the number of students who even applied.” The student member must represent the diversity of interests among students, Hurd said. She hoped the increased visibility of the position would make it easier for the student member to reach beyond Honor Committee, Student Council and other big-name student organizations by communicating with smaller groups. Blaze said he was excited to be involved in the decision making process of the University. “There are a lot of things going on that will have long-lasting implications for the best public school in the country and I want to be a part of the process that sees these decisions made,” Blaze said. Blaze will officially take the position in June. —compiled by Kelly Kaler and Joseph Liss Review Board Chair Ballenger addresses UJC Board hears appeals for procedural errors during trial, newly discovered evidence, unduly harsh University Judiciary Committee sanctions By Joseph Liss Cavalier Daily Senior Associate News Editor The University’s Judicial Review Board Chair Martha Ballenger explained the appeals process to members of the University Judiciary Committee at the group’s weekly meeting Sunday evening. Ballenger, the assistant dean for student affairs at the Law School, explained that the board is responsible for taking appeals from both the committee and the Sexual Misconduct Board. Decisions reached by the Marshall Bronﬁn | Cavalier Daily Judicial Review Board Chair Martha Ballenger, above left, addressed members of the University Judiciary Committee about the appeals process on Sunday. board — which is comprised of students, faculty, staff and administrators — are considered final for all matters on which it rules. Panels of three hear each appeal. “I have to serve on every panel [and] we try for every appeal to have a panel that includes at least one student,” Ballenger said. “Our jurisdiction is very limited.” Ballenger said the only three grounds for appeal are procedural error during trial, new evidence not available at the time of the trial and unduly harsh sanctions. “The only sanction I have seen appealed is suspension,” Ballenger said. “In most other instances students are willing to take their punishment.” The low number of appeals points to the effectiveness and fairness of the system, said Senior Counselor Clay Davis, a fourth-year College student. “[It is] completely understandable for an accused student to be C M Y K confused about the sanction,” he said. “[But] the [UJC] panels are very fair and considerate to student’s previous commitments.” Forrester said appeals on the grounds of new evidence tend not to come up because most trials occur after incidents have wound their way through the state and local courts, so most evidence has already been uncovered. After a case has ended, Ballenger said students have 14 days to submit to her a letter in the form of a “little brief ” describing their trial and the grounds for their appeal. The chair for each trial and the complainant in the case, who Davis said is normally the dean of students, each have the opportunity to present letters to Ballenger clarifying and defending the ruling. Ballenger and her fellow panel members review all evidence introduced at the trial and listen to the entire recording of the Cyan Magenta Yellow Black trial. “I have both other panel members listen as well ... because there’s a lot that comes out in the trial that doesn’t necessarily come out in the appeal documents,” Ballenger said. The board panel has the option to either review the evidence directly and issue a decision or call its own hearing to review evidence. Ballenger said in her seven years on the board she has not seen anyone call for a hearing, in part because of the board’s commitment to student self-governance. “We take very seriously what you have done in your trial,” Ballenger said. “We take findings of fact that you have established in your trial as established. It’s not our responsibility to rehash what you have decided.” Ballenger said she has only heard one appeal this year , though she normally hears anywhere from two to six appeals per academic year. A4 SPORTS Monday, February 25, 2013 | The Cavalier Daily Justified Joe-bilation U nless you’ve been crushed by the burgeoning cascade of midterms or you’ve locked yourself in your room for the past week to catch up on “Game of Thrones” before the new season starts, you likely know that Virginia junior guard Joe Harris has evolved from popular basketball player into legitimate sensation around Grounds leading up to Sunday’s matchup against Georgia Tech. Always a respected player for his silky shot circumstances this weekend and and affable personality, Harris still retained much of his esteem enhanced his profile even further around the University. Of course, all that hoopla renby averaging 22.4 points in his dered an evenlast five games tual down game and almost sinFRITZ METZINGER from Harris gle-handedly inevitable. And sustaining the Cavaliers’ chances in frustrating although Virginia would eventuroad losses to North Carolina ally clobber a hapless Georgia and No. 2 Miami. Heck, he likely Tech opponent 82-54 to claim its could have fired University Presi- 15th consecutive home victory in dent Teresa Sullivan under shady front of the 12,232 John Paul Jones Arena faithful, Harris’ somewhat rickety afternoon included an 0-for-4 start, no 3-pointers made and none of the “wow” moments that have helped this star rise so dramatically in recent games. That the Cavaliers dismantled the Yellow Jackets anyway, then, resulted largely from the stupendous play of Harris’ less-heralded teammates. Admittedly, the frenzied JPJ crowd and a Georgia Tech team dealing with a litany of debilitating flaws — including an often lackadaisical defense and shot selection that looks like it was devised by JaVale McGee and Russell Westbrook — contributed to Virginia’s 54.2 percent field goal percentage and 17 forced turnovers. Those familiar with the team’s recent play, however, would agree that several Please see Metzinger, Page A5 Baseball rocks Cavs outlast Seawolves Toledo series Team remains undefeated, outscores Rockets 26-3; pitching shuts out Toledo bats Friday, Saturday The No. 6 Virginia men’s lacrosse team remained perfect Saturday with a 13-7 win against Stony Brook in a game played on Long Island. The Cavaliers (3-0), sporting their brand new orange jerseys, got on the board first when junior attackman Mark Cockerton, fresh off a six-goal performance against Virginia Military Institute, scored at the 13:14 mark in the first quarter. The Seawolves (1-2) answered when senior midfielder Jeff Tundo hit sophomore midfielder Mike Andreassi to even the score. Cockerton added another off an assist from senior attackman Matt White to go up 2-1, but Tundo then assisted sophomore attackman Mike Rooney with six seconds left in the quarter on a man-up possession to tie the game at two. That play resulted from an offsides penalty called on junior attackman Nick O’Reilly while riding Stony Brook’s clear. Virginia then went on a 4-0 run in the first five minutes of the second quarter. Sophomore midfielder Ryan Tucker and Cockerton both found the back of the net off a pair of assists from senior midfielder and attackman Matt White, followed by a goal from junior defenseman Scott McWilliams, the first from a Virginia longpole this season. The run was capped when Cockerton tallied his fourth on the day. Stony Brook’s Andreassi ended the Cavalier run with a goal with 8:47 remaining in the half, pushing his career point total followed by two Tundo goals to 102, while Cockerton’s five to cut the deficit to one, the goals gives him a team-high 11 second of which came with in 2013. Pannell rounded out three seconds remaining in the scoring with a goal at the 1:14 mark. the half. Virginia was able to pull away After the break, redshirt s o p h o m o r e late because of a combination of Owen Van Ars- stingy defense and belligerent dale assisted offense. The Cavaliers outshot White to open the Seawolves 55-16, including the scoring and a 31-4 margin in the second O’Reilly found half. Sophomore midfielder s e n i o r m i d - Mick Parks had arguably his fielder Char- best game of the season, winlie Streep to push the lead ning 16 of 23 faceoffs for an back to three. The Seawolves outstanding 70 percent. Virginia now returns home to responded with a goal from freshman midfielder Dylan Klöckner Stadium for a TuesCurry and Rooney’s second day night matchup against man-up goal of the contest after Mount St. Mary’s at 7 p.m. —compiled by Zack Bartee Virginia sophomore defenseman Greg Danseglio was sent to the box for a high hit. Entering the final quarter up 8-7, the Cavaliers put together a 5-0 run to put away the game for good. Freshman attackman James Pannell scored his first goal of the season 28 seconds into the quarter and O’Reilly assisted Cockerton for his fifth and final goal of the day, which was sandwiched between two unassisted goals courtesy of White. Jenna Truong | Cavalier Daily White finished with three goals Junior attackman Mark Cockerton scored five goals and three assists, Saturday and leads the Cavaliers with 11 in 2013. SPORTS IN BRIEF Marshall Bronfin | Cavalier Daily Freshman pitcher Brandon Waddell had a spectacular home debut Friday at Davenport Field, striking out 15 batters and allowing no runs in six innings. By Michael Eilbacher Cavalier Daily Associate Editor Most freshmen athletes would be happy to simply get a chance to make it out on the field, but for pitcher Brandon Waddell, it was clear that he would want more. The lefty was stunning in his home debut, striking out 15 batters in six innings in a 15-0 blowout of Toledo at Davenport Field Friday. His performance keyed a strong weekend for the No. 25 Cavaliers as they rolled over Toledo 5-0 Saturday and 6-3 Sunday. “Waddell had complete command of all his pitches,” Virginia coach Brian O’Connor said. “I’m really proud of him — how he came out and threw the baseball.” Waddell was on fire from the beginning of the game, using perfect pitch placement to stymie the Toledo (1-4) bats and strike out seven of the first nine batters he faced. He gave up six hits in the outing, allowing just three runners to get into scorPlease see M Baseball, Page A5 Women seek much-needed victory, identity Cavaliers seek to remedy erratic late-game collapses, foil Demon Deacon revenge hopes; Boyle stresses practicing fundamentals By Michael Eilbacher Thursday — the team’s fifth loss in its last six games — the Cavaliers are looking now lookIn the midst of a tough stretch, ing for an opportunity to bring the Virginia women’s basket- their team all the way back to ball team is in search of more the fundamentals. In the Clemson game, Virginia than just a win as it hosts Wake Forest at John Paul Jones Arena (15-11, 7-8 ACC) held an eightMonday. After a heart-breaking point lead with less than three 64-62 collapse against Clemson minutes remaining on the road, but sloppy play allowed the Tigers to claw their way back into the game and eventually take the lead in the final minute. It was a disappointing result for the Cavaliers, especially after putting up a strong effort for much of Dillon Harding | Cavalier Daily the game. Missing two of its Junior guard Ataira Franklin, who leads Virginia in steals and ranks sixth in the conference with 2.2 per game, will normal starters, the team look to shut down Wake Forest’s guards Monday. Cavalier Daily Associate Editor did, however, see good contributions from freshman guard Faith Randolph and sophomore forward Sarah Imovbioh, who had 12 and nine points, respectively. “I thought we came out for the first 30 minutes and we played well,” Virginia coach Joanne Boyle said. “We hit shots, we did a lot of good things and our young kids got tons of time. I think we’ve just got to be able to be smart down the stretch. We’re losing the ball out of bounds; we’re getting the ball tipped out of our hands. We’re just playing so erratic and we’ve just got to calm down.” Boyle views her team’s lategame struggles against Clemson as a sign of a deeper problem. The Cavaliers have been inconsistent on both offense and defense recently, and with only three games left in the season they cannot afford to continue squandering games. “We need an identity, and we’ve struggled with that this year,” Boyle said. “The last thing you want is to be unsure of what to play at the end of the game, and I think we’ve got to hone in and be disciplined and be really good down the stretch. We’re not there yet, and we’ve got to get there.” In an attempt to combat their struggles, the Cavaliers have committed themselves in practice to working on the little things — tipped balls, bad passes and free throws — and not worrying so much about what their opponent is going to bring. They believe that if they can overcome their own errors, they will be able to handle any opponent. “When it comes down to it, we game plan and we do all that, but in the end, we’re losing games because of 50-50 balls and missed free throws and turnovers at the end of the game,” Boyle said. “It’s not necessarily the game plan, we’ve got to grind out and get hustle plays. We’ve got to hold onto the ball.” That preparation will need to be evident against Wake Forest (11-16, 4-11 ACC), which comes into Charlottesville for the teams’second matchup this season. The Cavaliers defeated the Demon Deacons Jan. 27 in Winston-Salem, N.C., the last game before their recent dismal six-game stretch. Virginia led by as many as 19 points in the second half in that game, but Wake Forest came storming back to cut the deficit to just five points with less than a minute to play. Virginia escaped with the victory, but the team does not want to struggle through any more frenzied final minutes like in the Clemson game. “We just really have to shut them down, and at least take one of [their guards] out of the game,” junior guard Ataira Franklin said. “I think for us, it’s important to focus on us, Please see W Basketball, Page A5 Virginia upset bid falls short, Orange win 10-9 For the first 40 minutes of its Sunday afternoon matchup in the Carrier Dome, the No. 8 Virginia women’s lacrosse team looked poised to score an upset victory against No. 2 Syracuse. The Orange, however, rallied from an early deficit to pull out a 10-9 win. The Cavaliers (2-1) stormed to 4-0 lead in the game’s opening 21 minutes on goals from a trio of attackers — sophomore Casey Bocklet, senior co-captain Caroline McTiernan and junior Dana Boyle — and a strike from sophomore midfielder Courtney Swan. After a pair of Syracuse goals and a tally from Virginia sophomore midfielder Morgan Stephens with under a minute to play, Virginia entered halftime with a 5-2 lead. The Orange (2-1) worked their way back into the game behind its pair of 2012 First Team AllAmerica attackers, junior Alyssa Murray and senior Michelle Tumolo. Murray scored the Orange’s only two goals of the first half, and Tumolo began an offensive flurry of her own with her strike just over five minutes into the second half. Syracuse closed the gap to 6-5 on Murray’s third goal of the game, but Virginia recovered to take an 8-5 lead when junior attacker Ashlee Warner found the back of the net with 20 minutes remaining and Bocklet scored off a McTiernan SPORTS IN BRIEF pass 12 seconds later. Syracuse used a three-goal run to draw even with 13:18 to play and took its first lead of the afternoon when Murray tallied her fourth goal of the game about a minute later. The Cavaliers tied the game at nine courtesy of Stephens, but the Orange would have the final word. Syracuse freshman attacker and midfielder Kayla Treanor scored the gamewinner with 4:56 on the clock. Bocklet had a chance to tie the game late, but her shot was off the mark. Syracuse then forced a turnover with less than 10 seconds left in the game to end the Cavaliers’ comeback hopes. Stephens paced Virginia with three goals, and Bocklet, McTiernan, Boyle and Warner contributed two points each. Senior goal- C M Y K keeper Kim Kolarik saved 10 of 20 shots on goal and senior co-captain Megan Dunleavy led the defense with four ground balls and one caused turnover. In the second half, the Cavaliers committed seven turnovers and mustered eight shots to Syracuse’s 14. The Cavaliers will play their homeopener at Klöckner Stadium March 1 at 7 p.m. against No. 4 Maryland. — c o m p i l e d by Matthew Morris Cyan Magenta Yellow Black Sophomore midfielder Morgan Stephens helped the Cavaliers jump out to an early lead, but her three-goal outing was not enough to stop a second-half Syracuse comeback. Chris Jacob Cavalier Daily A5 SPORTS Monday, February 25, 2013 | The Cavalier Daily M Basketball | Barnette seals win, drains two critical threes Continued from page A1 call a timeout with his team on its way to becoming the third straight Cavalier opponent to lose by 18 or more points at John Paul Jones Arena. “You certainly can feel the energy, that’s what home court’s all about,” Bennett said. “It’s nice to see that the crowd’s really rallying behind these guys. It has to make a difference without a doubt.” Virginia looked sluggish early in the game, allowing Georgia Tech to score on its first three possessions. Redshirt junior center Daniel Miller slipped inside and received an entry pass, laying in the game’s first field goal in eerily reminiscent fashion to the team’s defensive breakdown that cost them in the final seconds of their 54-50 loss against No. 2 Miami Feb. 19. The Cavaliers responded with consecutive 3-pointers by sophomore guard Paul Jesperson and freshman guard Justin Anderson to take an 8-7 lead at the 15:32 mark. Virginia then took control out of the game’s first timeout courtesy of the team’s senior point guard. Evans delivered a pass to Anderson cutting off a screen, who took one dribble before finishing with a monstrous twohanded jam. On the next possession Evans then hit a cutting Jesperson, who finished with a right-handed layup, and found a wide-open Mitchell on the possession after that to stretch the lead to 14-7. Mitchell would return the favor by hitting Evans cutting along the baseline for a runner. With the shot clock winding down on the team’s next possession, Evans then knocked down a jumper from the foul line to push the lead to 18-11. He scored or assisted on six of the team’s first seven field goals and finished with 10 points, eight assists and no turnovers. “He’s a great point guard,” Mitchell said of Evans. “He brings that senior leadership and just playing with him the last three years I’ve learned what he’s going to do and he’s figured me out the same way. We’re clicking at a good rate right now.” Mitchell added three consecutive layups late in the first half for six of the 46 points in the paint for Virginia. With the return of freshman forward Mike Tobey, who spent the last few weeks battling mononucleosis, Mitchell was able to receive some much-needed rest that sparked his dominant performance. Harris, meanwhile, contributed 15 points on 4-of-10 shooting despite having his streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer ended at 16. The team’s starters put the game out of reach, but its backups put on a show late by keeping the scoring barrage coming. Reserves scored 12 of the team’s last 14 points over the final 5:40 of the game. Tobey sank a 3-pointer and Anderson added the final exclamation point by racing down the court on a fast break, evading one Yellow Jacket defender and stuffing a two-handed slam for the team’s final basket. “Over the last six weeks [Virginia’s] been playing just as well, if not better, than everybody in this league,” Gregory said. “They showed that today.” The Cavaliers now host No. 6 Duke in a Thursday night game that will be televised on ESPN. Virginia has not defeated the Blue Devils since Feb. 1, 2007, and they remain the only ACC team that Bennett has not beaten as head coach here. “We’re ready for Duke right now,” Evans said. “This Georgia Tech win is behind us and our focus is on Duke for Thursday and it’s going to be a battle.” Metzinger | Harris’ smart play elevates team to elite status Continued from page A4 Cavaliers demonstrated marked improvement from their damaging two-game losing streak last week. Senior point guard Jontel Evans, for instance, finally resembled the All-ACC caliber point guard Virginia fans anticipated before he broke his right foot in October. Channeling his inner Chris Paul during a sublime first half, Evans dissected the Georgia Tech defense with surgical precision while avoiding the reckless passing which torpedoed Virginia’s offense against North Carolina. Though more subdued in the second half, he also coolly handled Georgia Tech’s press defense to help Virginia weather an early 11-4 Yellow Jacket run. He finished with 10 points, eight assists, zero turnovers and total control over the game’s tempo in his 28 minutes. Meanwhile, the always dependable but rarely dominant junior forward Akil Mitchell engineered the kind of two-way masterpiece that has often compelled me to wonder whether he or Harris is more vital to the Cavaliers’ welfare. After yielding too many first half offensive rebounds to Georgia Tech center Daniel Miller — a big man with Miles Plumlee’s physicality but Jabba the Hutt’s athleticism — Mitchell humiliated the Yellow Jackets in the second half with a combination of savvy off-ball movement and relentless energy. More than anything, Mitchell has improved so drastically from his first two seasons by finally realizing that he could play tenaciously without sacrificing efficiency. His 18 points on a torrid 8-of-9 shooting and defensive disruption Sunday epitomized his value to Virginia. I sincerely hope Mitchell pulled backup center Mike Tobey in a grateful hug before doing anything else postgame. Out since Virginia’s loss to Georgia Tech Super Bowl Sunday with the bane of teenage existence that is mononucleosis, Tobey logged 15 gritty minutes in which he allowed Mitchell to revert from strict post-up option to his preferred role as a mobile slasher. More impressively, Tobey flew for rebounds and tussled for loose balls with an energy that belied someone who’s probably been napping for most of the last three weeks. By exhibiting such passion in his return, Tobey set the tone for his teammates and even pushed through early rust to muster a hard-earned 7 points and 4 rebounds. But the interpretation of the Cavaliers’ romp as a product purely of players other than Harris elevating their play offers too facile an explanation for why they were able to squash the Yellow Jackets. In fact, Harris played perhaps his smartest game of the season Sunday, adjusting his game to complement his thriving teammates in a way that could spark a late-season run. When his jump shot resembled Philip Seymour Hoffman’s in “Along Came Polly” in the early goings, Harris did what all elite perimeter scorers do to amend early wobbles: drive to the lane and draw a foul to reestablish offensive rhythm. His two free throws with 9:53 remaining in the first half may not make the SportsCenter Top 10, but they helped him sneakily reassert himself as a scoring threat without wresting too many shots from his sizzling teammates. Yet when the Cavaliers stopped exploiting the gaping penetration lanes and started clanking 3-pointers to start the second half, Harris nailed two mid-range jumpers to staunch the bleeding. Thereafter, when Mitchell began to overwhelm Miller and the Yellow Jacket forwards, he again sidled into an ancillary role. Harris eventually tallied the quietest 15 points you’ll ever see, rarely drawing the uproarious support with which Cavaliers fans showered Evans, Mitchell and Tobey. And therein lies the irony of Sunday’s outcome: in his statistically weakest performance in weeks, Harris did perhaps the most to bolster Virginia’s postseason chances. A more self-occupied alpha dog than Harris — such as Virginia Tech’s prolific guard Erick Green, who scores far more points but also directs far more veiled barbs at his teammates — might not have possessed the composure to defer to his teammates on the heels of such fervent recent acclaim. But by prioritizing the team’s welfare over his own box score — as well as by stabilizing things when necessary — Harris enabled Virginia to rediscover what they had forgotten against North Carolina and Miami: even without Harris, the Cavaliers can compete with anybody. Loads of perimeter players can score points when they’re feeling it, but only true stars find ways to inspire their teammates on the off-days. If anything, Sunday’s victory should show the Cavaliers what they need to become to qualify for and succeed in the NCAA Tournament: an elite team paced by an elite player rather than a good team that over-relies on one. And if Harris and his teammates can complement each other just as well Thursday against Duke, you can expect the Joe-bilation sweeping Grounds to persist well into March. Baseball | Cavaliers win close Sunday game despite only three hits Continued from page A4 ing positions. Waddell is not an overpowering pitcher, however, and many of his strikeouts came on off-speed pitches. “I’m not really a power guy, I never have been,” Waddell said. “My frame doesn’t support power. I’ve thrown the changeup my whole life; it’s really been my best pitch.” Behind him, the Virginia (7-0) offense once again delivered, serving up its most dominant performance so far this year. The Cavaliers scored in each of the first six innings to support Waddell, highlighted by a fourth inning that saw Virginia put up seven runs. The offensive production was consistent across the board, with seven different batters knocking in runs. Waddell’s performance proved very tough to follow up, but redshirt senior Scott Silverstein was impressive on the mound for Virginia Saturday, going 6.1 innings and allowing no runs for the Cavaliers. “Yesterday was pretty amazing,” Silverstein said. “Personally, I had to completely forget about it, because I’m not competing against Brandon, I’m competing against whoever’s on the other side of the field. I’m happy to be able to go out there and give us a chance to win.” Silverstein’s performance was matched by an equally impressive performance from Toledo senior pitcher Kyle Shaw, who held the Cavaliers scoreless through the first five innings of the game. His only blemish came in the bottom of the sixth inning, when sophomore designated hitter and infielder Kenny Towns tripled to score sophomore catcher and center fielder Brandon Downes to put the Cavaliers up 1-0. Once Shaw left the game after the sixth inning, the Virginia offense found success hitting off sophomore reliever Andrew Marra, as Downes launched a three-run home run into left center field in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Virginia a 4-0 lead. The team picked up another run off an RBI single from freshman right fielder Joe McCarthy to enter the ninth inning up by five. It was a closer game than the Cavaliers had become accustomed to thus far this season, but the team was happy to show they can pull out a close game. “I knew that the offensive output that we had had in the first five games, that’s not going to be there every day,” O’Connor said. “I’m proud of our guys, because you’re going to face really tough pitchers in our league. Shaw is one of those type guys, and you’re just not going to knock the fences down. You’ve got to stick to the fundamentals like we did, and you’ll be rewarded for it.” Redshirt junior Whit Mayberry relieved Silverstein in the seventh and continued the starter’s strong work, racking up four strikeouts in 2.2 innings to close out the Rockets and record the save. It was questionable when Mayberry would be able to pitch this year after season-ending Tommy John surgery in 2012, but he has given O’Connor confidence in his ability in the early season. “We know this with Whit Mayberry: he’s going to throw strikes,” O’Connor said. “Certainly his stuff is not there yet to where it was last year, but you know he’s going to throw the ball where you ask him to throw the ball.” Sunday, the Cavaliers looked to shut out Toledo yet again, turning to sophomore Nick Howard on four days rest for the start. He delivered, firing four scoreless innings to start the game and running the starting pitching staff’s streak of not giving up runs to 29.1 innings. Howard, who plays third base when not pitching, was taken out of the game after the fourth to protect his arm, and left with a slim 1-0 lead over the Rockets. The Virginia offense did not have its normal potency Sunday — the team managed just three hits — but it capitalized on eight walks from the Toledo pitching staff and small ball to move ahead. In the bottom of the fifth, sophomore left fielder Derek Fisher hit a high fly ball into left center that caught the wind for a three-run homer, breaking a tie to put the Cavaliers up 4-1. Hard-throwing freshman Nathan Kirby relieved Howard in the fifth, but Toledo junior catcher James Miglin took him deep to break the 22.2 inning scoreless streak for the Rockets against the Cavaliers. Kirby gave up two more runs in the seventh inning, but junior pitcher Austin Young retired the Rockets to stop the threat at 4-3. “It’s good to see some of those pitchers go out there and have some success,” O’Connor said. “Nathan Kirby is certainly going to do really good things for us, he’s just running into some tough fortune right now, but he’s going to be a very valuable pitcher for us as we move forward.” After the Toledo pitchers walked the first three batters in the bottom of the eighth to load the bases, Virginia got two more runs on a sacrifice fly from senior second baseman Reed Gragnani and a squeeze bunt from sophomore catcher Nate Irving to give them a 6-3 lead going into the top of ninth. Freshman pitcher Josh Sborz checked in to close out the game for Virginia, picking up the save with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief. Virginia improves to 7-0 on the season and has outscored its opponents 73-19 so far . The Cavaliers now prepare for a 3 p.m. Tuesday matchup against George Washington University at Davenport Field, the sixth game of a 15-game home stand for the team. W Basketball | Cavs look to exploit Wake’s last-ranked scoring defense Continued from page A4 and the little things that did happen in the Clemson game.” The Demon Deacons enter the game amid a disappointing streak of their own, winning just two of their last 12 games. Wake Forest is near the middle of the conference in offense, but they are dead last in scoring defense, giving C M Y K up 72 points per game. Their main scoring threats come from guards senior Lakevia Boykin and junior Chelsea Cyan Magenta Yellow Black Douglas, who are averaging 14.4 and 14.0 points per game, respectively. Tipoff will be at 7 p.m. A6 Opinion Monday, February 25 2013 The Cavalier Daily “For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.” —Thomas Jefferson Kaz Komolafe Editor-in-Chief Charlie Tyson Caroline Houck Executive Editor Managing Editor Meghan Luff Kiki Bandlow Operations Manager Chief Financial Officer The other half Low voting rates in past student elections show substantial disengagement Voting is among the few things that, at least in the U.S., can’t be done well online. Election Day was onerous. Unless you opted to vote absentee, you had to register and physically go to a polling place. The difficulty of having to do something in person, even something as important as electing the country’s new leadership, may have struck some voters as an inconvenience. Monday at 10 a.m., voting begins for the University’s student elections. Compared to voting in November — or to anything but sleeping, really — the process is simple. You will receive a link in your email from the University Board of Elections. Click on it. Log in through Netbadge. Vote in the races you care about and leave the rest blank, if you like. That’s all: The ordeal is done in minutes. If past trends hold, less than half the students in the College will take the trouble to click on the UBE’s link. Electronic turnout from other schools will be slimmer. Last year the Commerce School was a close runner-up, with 43 percent of students voting in comparison to the College’s 45 percent. Though in 2007 the Law School made an impressive showing of 54 percent, graduate students rarely vote in student elections. Last year just 3 percent of Arts & Sciences graduate students and 2 percent of students in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies cast online ballots. Voter turnout is a problem in “real” elections, too. But at the University the line between those who vote and those who don’t points to the student populations currently under-served or excluded by mainstream organizations. Students who vote — who are the same students likely to be reading this editorial, we might add — are often “engaged,” as deans and administrators might put it. They are invested in one or more student organizations. They are relatively informed about what happens at the University. Their commitment to the school extends beyond their academic work. Of students who don’t vote, some might neglect their email and be blissfully unaware student elections are taking place. But for others, not voting is a conscious choice, sparked by defiance or apathy. The lines of disengagement track closely with the break in nonvoting versus voting students. Groups with low turnout — graduate students and most undergraduates outside the College or the Commerce School — are the University’s overlooked communities. These student populations tend to be quite insulated. Engineering students, focused on rigorous coursework sometimes at the expense of extracurricular involvement, vote at a lower rate than their Arts & Sciences peers. Architecture students are in a similar position, and their schoolwork takes them even farther from Central Grounds. Graduate students are more neglected. Even though student organizations and other opportunities exist to bring graduate students into the fold, the University’s student-life atmosphere is geared toward undergraduates. Not voting does not mean these populations are unaffected by actions student leaders take. All students who pay student activities fees have a stake in how Student Council uses their money. And all students are bound to the University Judiciary Committee and the Honor Committee. Some might suggest that the Honor Committee’s high-profile reform proposal will lead more students to click on the UBE’s link this week. But the public conversation about the Restore the Ideal Act — judging from those who have submitted viewpoints to this publication — has been limited largely to students who are already engaged and would vote anyway. Any student elected this week will have to think about how to represent the other half: the half or more that didn’t vote. Dismissing these students because they didn’t take the trouble to make their concerns heard in elections is too easy. The problem runs deeper than apathy. That student disengagement divides neatly along school lines suggests an unequal distribution of resources and attention among different student populations. We hope we’re wrong, and that student voter turnout this week cracks the 50 percent mark. It likely won’t. But that doesn’t mean students shouldn’t vote Monday morning. Editorial Cartoon by Emilio Esteban Featured online reader comment “Has anyone even considered how this proposal affects those with “Contributory Mental Disorders”?! Under the current rules, someone with a serious psychological issue needs to come forward after their report to go through a separate process - with this proposal, if their CMD is denied, can they still ﬁle an IR? It sounds like no, so are you going to make someone with a serious psychological disorder choose between their right to a CMD and their right to an IR before knowing how their CMD hearing will turn out? That seems improper, and possibly a violation of the ADA.” “Bob,” responding to Feb. 19 lead editorial, “An ideal worth restoring.” THE CD HAVE AN OPINION? The Cavalier Daily is a financially and editorially independent newspaper staffed and managed entirely by students of the University of Virginia. The opinions expressed in the Cavalier Daily are not necessarily those of the students, faculty, staff or administration of the University of Virginia. Unsigned editorials represent the majority opinion of the Managing Board. 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Just dial: 242-1122 The people themselves The honor system needs reform, but the current proposal will not correct its ﬂaws I was disappointed by the incoherent and reached the Managing Board’s lead edito- wrong verdicts. But in another rial endorsing the Honor Com- piece of anecdotal evidence, mittee’s proposal (“An ideal second-year Law student Frank worth restoring,” Feb. 19). The Bellamy, writing back in Decemsupporters of the honor pro- ber, explained that in the trial he posal are absolutely correct attended, the jurors were “attenthat the honor system is in need tive and active in questioning” (“Five angry of reform, and men,” Dec. 5). It the student body GEORGE WANG is far from conneeds to be reenclusive what the gaged, but the two GUEST VIEWPOINT quality of random proposed changes are not the correct path. Rather student juries are. More importantly, we approach than ameliorating the situation, the Restore the Ideal Act will honor trials as black-and-white harm the student self-gover- presentations. They are not. nance tradition of honor. There We tend to think of these trials are far too many aspects of the as formulaic proceedings. The honor proposals to debate in Honor Committee’s bylaws give a single op-ed, but proponents this impression in explaining have written several arguments the three criteria for an honor in The Cavalier Daily that merit offense. That the accused “acted” and “acted with knowledge” are a response. Luke Brennan brings up a straightforward, but there is no strong point when he argues algorithm or line in the sand to that “to believe that random determine significance. When proponents decry the student juries are reaching decisions that we all agree with is lack of consistency, they mistaksimply wrong” (“Cultivating enly assume that there is some trust,” Feb. 18). In the two honor singular student interpretation trials he witnessed, Mr. Brennan of the criteria — that as a student felt the panels were unengaged, body we would somehow reach the same conclusions. There is supporting the existing system no such unanimous understand- is not accurate. Voting “no” ing and random student juries allows the student body another reflect that. Law is not meant chance at crafting a real solution. to guarantee a consistency of Though too late for this election, results; it is meant to guarantee students outside of honor should a consistency in the application excogitate and propose alternative reforms, publicize them and of due process. The Managing Board, argu- debate them openly. Regardless, the ing from a n o t h e r “Though too late for this proposed solution a n g l e , election, students outside does more harm than good. If there writes of honor should excogi- is significant misthat the h o n o r tate and propose alterna- trust, if belief in the community of proposal tive reforms, publicize trust is eroding, or is “not them and debate them if there is a severe without openly.” disengagement, its flaws. the answer to these But it is challenges is not to a bold remove a crucial attempt to fix a system that no longer aspect of non-Honor Committee does its job. The choice is one student participation. Thomas between paralysis and action.” Jefferson wrote in an 1820 letter: The choice presented seems “I know no safe depository of the simple, but the solution endorsed ultimate powers of the society is facile. I can assure readers but the people themselves; and that we who oppose the pro- if we think them not enlightened posal are not opposing it purely enough to exercise their control because we find delight in being with a wholesome discretion, recalcitrant or intransigent. the remedy is not to take it from To say that voting “no” means them, but to inform their discre- C M Y K Cyan Magenta Yellow Black tion by education.” There is a burden upon the Honor Committee to edify jurors of their responsibilities and, when they appear to be lacking, to find the defect in the preparation and correct it. It makes no sense to bemoan the lack of engagement from the student body and then propose the removal of that very engagement as a solution. I do not doubt that the Honor Committee has worked sedulously to try to reform a broken system. The proposal, however, is one step forward and two steps back. In the end, there is one question that I must ask the Honor Committee, especially the representatives currently running: If the student body is unqualified and too disengaged to serve as juries for our fellow students, what makes us qualified and engaged sufficiently to decide the officers who should serve that duty? George Wang is a fourth-year College student and a former Opinion editor for The Cavalier Daily. A7 OPINION Monday, February 25, 2013 | The Cavalier Daily Home improvement The Honor Committee reforms, though imperfect, are necessary to improve a system with too many shortcomings Although I have been involved with individuals who I respect with the honor system since my and admire greatly. By the end first semester at the University, of this term, however, I have until this year I have never sup- serious moral discomfort and reservations about ported the concept problems with our of an all-Honor STEPHEN NASH honor system and Committee jury GUEST VIEWPOINT how it is adminispanel. As a second year, I listened unconvinced to tered. This discomfort does not come the conversations the Committee was having about the issue. from personal opposition to I made the same argument that the single sanction — a policy I many in this community are cur- believe is critical to the honor rently making: that random stu- system’s character — but rather dent juries are a necessary pro- from an honor system that is tection that allows all students to randomly administered. For interact with their honor system. each dismissal letter I have Yet, after this year, I find myself signed this year, I know the stupassionately in support of this dent and story behind the case reform, and believe it is neces- number: the first year who came sary in order for us to have a through our system genuinely sustainable and highly regarded trying to take responsibility for his actions and right a wrong; honor system. When I have asked myself how the international student who my own vehement opposition followed our instructions to be changed to my current strong “on their honor to be truthful support, the only answer I could throughout the process” and provide is my own realization immediately came forward with that I do not know if I could carry exactly what happened; the out my responsibilities as Honor conscientious student who sent Chair another day past the end of an immediate apology email to my term. This year has certainly us before he even scheduled his been a tremendous privilege and first interview. These are the honor. I have been able to work students whose fates are sealed within our process and whose system outside of leaving his or dismissal letters I have signed. her laptop unattended in the At the same time, I have watched library. Faculty who were once most supstudents hire portive of the their own “A functioning system system now attorneys, allows students to receive serve as some plot elaborate of its most defenses and more benefits and enables successfully the meaningful interaction salient critics in light of exploit wellintentioned with the honor system that their firsthand all students deserve.” experiences r a n d o m with case projuries. I have cessing. Some waited to hear how a verdict would be schools and departments have handed down with no idea of practically withdrawn all supwhat a jury would deem impor- port both in terms of benefits tant from one case to the next. given to students and reports And I have seen cases with into the system. These problems nearly identical fact patterns are undermining our greater community of trust and our ultilead to different outcomes. I have always believed in the mate student self-governance. This solution we offer is not greater purpose of honor at the University. Every system perfect, but the question is this: is imperfect, but I have always is it an improvement to what we believed that the benefits of the have now? The informed retraccommunity of trust outweigh tion would allow the honor any individual difficulties within system to once again embrace the honor system itself. The most a positive and affirmative purtroubling part of these inter- pose: an unwavering commitnal problems is that they are ment to do what is right. Jury undermining the strength of this reform would restore confirelationship. Very few students dence that the system operates can name a benefit of our honor in the most fair, consistent and accurate manner it can. Once we as students take responsibility for these problems, as they were identified more than a decade ago, we can work to ensure that honor is serving its most important purpose of fostering a community of trust. A functioning system allows students to receive more benefits and enables the meaningful interaction with the honor system that all students deserve. We have a choice. As hundreds of new faculty will enter the Grounds in the coming years with thousands of new students, will we welcome them into a community of trust that we can talk about with pride or an increasingly weakened honor system that no longer reflects its founding ideals? It is my great hope that we choose the first. But even if we do not, I have enjoyed the conversations and debates we have had in the course of the last few weeks, and I urge you all to vote. Stephen Nash is a fourth-year College student and the current Honor Committee chair. When one door opens The proposed Honor Committee reforms encourage honesty and ensure consistency in the trial process Today, students will begin ary bodies utilize juries comvoting on a proposal to reform prised of only elected students. the honor system. As is proper Previous Honor Committees disgiven the ideal of student self- cussed ideas similar to the progovernance, the choice belongs posals, but ultimately decided to students and students alone. such reforms were unnecessary We write only to assure students at that time. The current Honor that many alumni support the Committee, building off these prior efforts, proposed reforms, including alumni STEWART ACKERLY AND has decided that the reforms are who enjoyed the DAVID TRUETZEL necessary now, privilege of servGUEST VIEWPOINT and we believe ing as members of they have put the Honor Commitforward a comtee or as support officers. The honor system is pelling case as to why they are the very essence of the student necessary. More and more students and experience, and there is nothing at the University to which we faculty are dissatisfied with are more committed. It is the the functioning of the honor tie that binds us; its message of system. Fewer and fewer stuacting honestly is one to which dents and faculty are willing to we can all aspire; and it plays report suspected incidents of a large part in making the Uni- lying, cheating, or stealing. And versity special. By addressing more and more students seem impediments to reporting, to unwilling to enforce the single honesty during investigations sanction against a peer who and trials and to fairness and has committed an act of lying, consistency in jury verdicts, we cheating, or stealing. These are believe the reform proposal will perhaps the most pressing probensure the vitality and strength lems facing the honor system, of the honor system for current and the Committee’s proposals address them head on. and future students. By permitting an accused stuThe proposals — the “informed retraction” and juries comprised dent to admit guilt, remove of Honor Committee members himself from the University — are not new. In fact, until the community for a period of time, 1980s, juries were comprised of and then return, the “informed only Committee members. In r e t ra c t i o n ” w i l l h o p e f u l l y addition, the University Judi- encourage the reporting of susciary Committee (which also has pected honor offenses and create the authority to expel a student) an incentive for an accused stuand other university disciplin- dent to be honest after admit- ting to a dishonest act. Rather be exactly the same, fairness than persist in his dishonesty by demands the consistent applicalying through an investigation tion of the honor system across and trial to avoid expulsion, an every case. Moreover, the conaccused student can admit to sistent application of the honor his mistake, learn from it during system will give rise to a reahis time away from the Univer- sonable expectation of how the sity and return to the commu- honor system will be applied, nity of trust committed to the which in turn will hopefully ideals and purpose of the honor assuage unease about reportsystem. By holding more stu- ing a suspected honor offense. dents accountable for dishon- This buy-in is essential because est acts and allowing them to otherwise students may be subject to vastly learn from different puntheir mistakes, the “Moreover, the consistent ishments for similar dis“informed application of the honor retraction” system will give rise to a honest behavior based will create a stronger reasonable expectation of solely on who community how the honor system will observed the of trust. be applied, which in turn behavior. Some may By providwill hopefully assuage claim Honor ing a jury comprised unease about reporting a C o m m i t t e e o f H o n o r suspected honor offense.” members are too removed Committee from “avermembers, age” students the proposal will create greater consis- to serve as jurors. But these tency in the application of the same Committee members are honor system from one accused elected by their peers each year, student to the next, ensuring and, although Committee memfairness and faith in verdicts. bers, they are still students. They Unfortunately, the debate about live with other students and this proposal has focused on take exams with other students; consistency of outcomes — they are no more distant from that is, whether all verdicts the student experience than are the same. The proposal’s any other student. Moreover, purpose, however, is to create in exercising the right to vote consistency in the application each year, students can elect of the rules that govern a trial. those they trust to judge fairly Although no two cases will ever and justly. The electoral process will provide informed, trained, empowered, and experienced review juries directly accountable to the student body. Finally, these reforms will hopefully open the door to future changes that will further improve the functioning and fairness of the investigative and trial process. As students, it is your responsibility to decide whether the reform proposal will benefit the honor system for you and future students. Is the proposal perfect? Is it a panacea that will solve the honor system’s problems overnight? No, it is not. But it is a start, and it is a start in the right direction. Rather than allow the honor system to become irrelevant, the current Honor Committee has put before you a proposal to make the honor system fairer, and thereby strengthen the community of trust. In doing so, the Committee has embarked on a journey to ensure the continued centrality of the honor s ystem and the ideals it espouses — integrity, respect, responsibility — to the student experience. We hope you join them. David Truetzel (COMM ‘10) served as the Honor Committee chair. Stewart Ackerly (CLAS ‘06, Law ‘11) served as vice chair for trials and the Board of Visitor’s student member. For a full list of authors, visit cavalierdaily.com. Highs and lows The Cavalier Daily has a niche it needs to take advantage of to produce good journalism This is my last column for to its community.” Matt Cameron, The Cavalier The Cavalier Daily. I’ve been the paper’s ombudsman for Daily’s editor-in-chief back then, more than four years, offering admitted it was bad journalism. critiques and advice to the staff “Basic reporting was neglected and trying to explain journalism in the rush to get the editorial to readers. Most of the time, I’ve into print,” Cameron said in an tried to cut the staff some slack. email, “and I think the lesson First of all, they’re not exactly we take away from this is that overpaid. They aren’t paid at it would be better to withhold all, actually. It’s hard to be hard publication for a day or two if on volunteers. More than that, that’s what it takes to get the they’re students. They’re learn- facts right.” It was a very low point. ing about journalism in a very Then came the summer and public way. The Cavalier Daily staff has the tragic farce of the Board of produced some really good work, Visitors’ failed scheme to end the kind that informs readers Teresa Sullivan’s term as the and wins awards. They’ve also University’s president. Though it was turned out some summer, when the really bad stuff. It’s TIM THORNTON interesting to me CAVALIER DAILY OMBUDSMAN paper’s staff and production are that what’s probably the best work I’ve seen from reduced, The Cavalier Daily’s The Cavalier Daily and what’s tweets and The Cavalier Daily’s certainly the worst happened so website were the best sources for information about what was close together. Last March, the Managing happening. Then it got better. The Cavalier Board wrote and published an editorial about what turned out Daily used Virginia’s Freedom to be not a fundraiser for the of Information Act to get emails One Love Foundation. It was from, to and among members of horrible. Insensitive. And not the Board of Visitors that turned even accurate. At the time, I out to be very revealing. George wrote that the paper had “clearly Orwell said journalism means failed in its responsibility to fair- publishing something that someness, to accuracy, to decency and one doesn’t want published. The Cavalier Daily’s coverage of the BH Media Group, part of Warren Board of Visitors’ debacle was Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, very good journalism done very has been buying newspapers, most recently in Greensboro, well. In November, Matt Cameron N.C. In the story reporting its accepted an award from the Vir- own sale, the Greensboro News ginia Coalition for Open Govern- & Record quoted Terry Kroeger, ment for the staff’s work on that the president and CEO of BH story. The coalition described it Media, saying that readers want this way: “The staff of the Cava- their news by computer, smartlier Daily, the student paper at phone and iPad, so BH Media the University of Virginia, was plans to deliver news that way. But Buffett is an old school quick to file FOIA requests for emails and records that would guy. He doesn’t go in for trendy help shed light on the abrupt res- stuff. Though BH Media plans ignation of the school’s president to use what old journalists still forced by just a small number of call new media, Buffett and his members on the powerful Board company see newspapers’ value rooted in very of Visitors. old school The emails “Focus on a small, wellvalues. Here’s became the defined community. That’s how the News ‘smoking & Record gun’ that what The Cavalier Daily is brought the doing, focusing on the com- explained it: “ Fo r s e v campus to a frenzy of munity on Grounds, serving e ra l y e a r s , that community as well as experts have protest and said the surintensified the staff can do it.” vivors among the political newspapers pressure that likely would be local papers that forced the Board into retreat.” It was old school journalism, are strongly involved in their being on the scene, asking ques- communities. Kroeger said that newspapers tions, finding and using documents. But it was delivered with in the largest cities — Los Angenew tools. That’s part of a big les, Chicago, New York — are trend in journalism, of course. complicated operations with C M Y K Cyan Magenta Yellow Black dozens of smaller communities to cover. The News & Record is focused on Guilford and Rockingham counties, and BH Media expects to keep that focus and make it even sharper. ‘It’s all about content,” Kroeger said. “We think this kind of marketplace really fits that model well.’” Focus. Focus on a small, welldefined community. That’s what The Cavalier Daily is doing, focusing on the community on Grounds, serving that community as well as the staff can do it. No doubt, that staff will fall short from time to time. But they’ll also do surprisingly well sometimes, too. I only hope people appreciate what they have in The Cavalier Daily, a bunch of bright, hard-working, flawed students serving their community and demonstrating in a unique way the power and the potential of student self-governance and the value of a free and sometimes irritating press. Tim Thornton is the ombudsman for The Cavalier Daily. He can be reached at ombud@cavalierdaily. com. A8 thelocal february 25, 2013| arts & entertainment ARTS CALENDAR Events this week British theater company ‘Complicite’ takes U.Va. backstage with Q&A session MONDAY MONDAY 3 The Fralin: “STrAY: Found Poems from a Lost Time”. // 12-5 p.m. // Free TUESDAY Cabell Hall Auditorium: Amit Peled & Noreen Polera, cello & piano // 8 p.m. // $5-$33. Helms Theatre: God’s Ear // 8 p.m. // $8 student, $14 adult. WEDNESDAY The Southern: Benjamin Francis Leftwich WSG Michael Coleman // 8 p.m. // $10 adv., $12 day of THURSDAY La Casa Bolivar: Cine Club // 7-8 p.m. // Free by ben willis When it comes to live theater, performances can go one of two directions. Most commonly, productions take a straightforward approach, one featuring well-stocked sets, costumed performers and a linear plot. It’s effective, and produces quality performances. But British theater company Complicite grabs onto the opposite notion, believing theater does not have to be plain or traditional, but rather inventive — a place for creativity and new ideas. Complicite’s Richard Katz was at the Culbreth theater Friday evening for a Q-and-A session that was both informative and fascinating. Katz began by giving a bit of background on the company, speaking with infectious excitement about its work. Complicite, which was founded in 1983, started off very small, with members using anything they could afford to create shows. Though these pauper days were less than fun to live through, they also gave rise to the company’s creative instincts, encouraging them to create inventive performances without relying on expansive sets. Once, Katz said, the crew simply placed a chair on the stage, saying it was a seat on a train rather than spending time and money on an building an elaborate set. Over the years, the group grew and performed such adapted and original works as The Winter’s Tale, Mnemonic and most recently The Master and Margarita. Today, the company has grown into a prolific British landmark that uses various resources and technologies to create visually striking and movement oriented shows. After giving an overview of the group’s origins and development, Katz answered questions about the wonderfully unorthodox way in which Complicite operates. He described it as “devised theater”, wherein the script is created by the entire company as they work. “We quite often make stuff without knowing where we’re going,” Katz said. The script gets written and rewritten, sometimes up to the day the show is first performed, he said. “You have to be very good at forgetting the past,” he joked, as very often an actor could see courtesy uva drama deptarment their part cut significantly close to opening day. Katz emphasized this was not a weakness, but a strength of their method, as it forced performers to dig deeper into their characters to discover real truths. Drawing on their history of innovative interactions with their set, the company takes what otherwise might be straightforward set pieces and infuses them with light, movement and sound. Visual cues can be just as important to the story as the dialogue, so Complicite often used projectors to create vivid scenes involving everything from computer-generated images of fire to human heads. The Q-and-A provided fascinating insight into an aspect of theater of which I had never heard and left a powerful impression on other audience members as well — much like one of Complicite’s productions, I imagine. FRIDAY John Paul Jones Arena: Harlem Globetrotters // 7 p.m. // $25-$97 The Southern: Ashley McMillen WSGs Emma Leigh and Nick Smith // 8 p.m. // $8 local picks the harlem globetrotters [fri. 1] SATURDAY The Jefferson: Zoso, the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience // 8:30 p.m. // $15 adv., $17 day of The Southern: The Fire Tapes, Sarah White & Josephine, Red Rattles and Dwight Howard Johnson // 8 p.m. // $8 SUNDAY The Paramount Theater: The Princess Bride screening // 2 p.m. // $4 youth, $6 adult. The Southern: Vacationer WSG Body Language // 9 p.m. // $10 There’s a new basketball team that’ll pack JPJ this weekend. The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their special blend of comedy, unfathomably impressive dunk stunts and vivacious audience participation to Charlottesville. It’s an experience unlike anything else! Lace up your kicks and hit the hardwood with these high-ﬂying hoop stars. zoso: the led zeppelin experience [sat. 2] Led Zeppelin, despite their enormously popular reunion shows, have no plans to regroup in the studio and embark on a widespread world tour. Tribute bands are hit-and-miss, but Charlottesvile welcomes Zoso this Saturday. This band retains the physical idiosyncracies of the classic rock poster boys, but also the unbelievable grandeur of their stage shows and the raw power of their performance. It’s almost like Led Zep never left. Rock on! This Week in Art’s History featuring Buddy Holly Pop music icon Buddy Holly will always be remembered for changing the way mainstream society thinks about music. His success brought rock ‘n’ roll, which was commonly regarded as inappropriate and dirty, mainstream success among white audiences and allowed the genre to cross over from a generally African American form of expression to one enjoyed by all races. His single “That’ll Be The Day,” recorded in Clovis, New Mexico in 1957, was one of his first songs to synthesize blues, rock and country. The hit drove the masses crazy, reaching the number one spot on Billboard’s Best Sellers chart and number two on Billboard’s R&B singles chart. To this day it is remembered as a classic in the early rock ‘n’ roll canon. Unfortunately, Holly’s rise to fame was cut short by a plane crash two years later that took his life. That tragedy is the subject of Don McLean’s song “American Pie.” But Holly’s legacy is maintained by more than that one number. A slew of musicians have covered his tunes and imitated his style. In 1958, a British skiffle band named The Quarrymen recorded a version of “That’ll Be The Day.” Although the band played only at school dances and other local events, three of its members — John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison — later formed another band you may have heard of. —compiled by Will Mullany courtesy decca records C M Y K Cyan Magenta Yellow Black Comics A9 Monday, February 25, 2013 H DJANGEO BY STEPHEN ROWE OROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). It’s a lot easier to have a positive attitude when you’re actually happy. And right now, you’re relatively easy to please. So go on and do the things that might make you smile. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Even though you are operating at levels that are much deeper than the material world, you’ll still take the time to look good. Because you pay attention to detail and dress appropriately, you’ll be offered a special opportunity. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The little guy can win. You’ve seen it happen, and you’ve made it happen. The odds may appear to be stacked against you, but that won’t deter you now. You’ll take on the challenge. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll sense that you are feeling the same way as another person, so mention it. Take advantage of this bonding opportunity. It will be nice to know that you’re not so different from anyone else. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Life is just more interesting to the person who has a curious mind. Because you are naturally curious, you often find yourself in a fascinating place among absorbing people. THE ADVENTURES OF THE AMAZING <THE> A-MAN BY EMILIO ESTEBAN CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Is entertainment relaxing you or enslaving you? When the show is over, do you feel energized and inspired, or exhausted? Make the choices that will contribute to your happiness. CANCER (June 22-July 22). It’s important to you that the people around you are honest in the way they present information. You enjoy fiction, and you don’t mind taking a fanciful journey as long as it’s not masquerading as reality. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Complicated characters may be infringing on your peace. Though you can’t always choose your company, you can arrange to spend more time around people who are funny, easy-going and nice. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). One-sided relationships are too much work, and they usually don’t last. Find out what the other person wants. Take care to do or request the things that will make a relationship balanced. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Look out, world, here you come! Your energy is strong, and you know just what you have to do. True, this task is not exactly how you love to spend your time, but it needs doing just the same. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll find something to learn from everyone. Today the messenger will be far less appealing than the message. But if you can get past the delivery system, you’ll receive golden knowledge. SOLE SURVIVOR BY MICHAEL GILBERTSON TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (February 24). Sure, you have competitors and colleagues. Still, no one can do what you do the way you do it. That’s why you’ll be honored this month, and you’ll receive bonus money, too. April brings the end of a task and a new adventure. June is your shot at a prize. July is one long love song. Capricorn and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 24, 38 and 18. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re multifaceted and will think differently at different points of the day. The mixed bag of positive and negative thoughts will balance into a rather realistic view of life. 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All the talk about the committee’s proposed reforms made the absence of so many student jurors particularly disappointing, he added. “We were both pretty frustrated and just disappointed, just given the context of things,” Nash said, speaking for himself and Bumgardner. “The weekend before this vote we have a trial and we have four individuals not show up [demonstrates] the practical” issues the jury reform proposes to address, Nash said. Cusano | Kwon, Deaver remember friend, rowing teammate Continued from page A1 munity. “Our community is so tight in general [so the vigil was] for the community to heal together and lean on each other,” Kwon said. “He was also a member of the class of 2016, so it is hitting our class the hardest, I believe.” As students began lighting their candles, the Virginia Gentlemen, a men’s a cappella group, sang “On the Turning Away.” One of the group’s members was a friend of Cusano’s, and had asked the group to participate in the vigil, said fourth-year college student River Bennett, one of the Virginia Gentlemen. “We were touched to have been asked to do this,” Bennett said. “We had sang the song once before in my first year and it was for Yeardley Love’s death ... We just kind of like the message, [which focuses on] the importance of not being passive and just paying attention to everything and everyone around you.” Two representatives from the University’s Counseling and Psychological Services spoke at the event, adding that CAPS is open to anyone who needs help coping with Cusano’s loss. “We all grieve differently and we all need to give ourselves time for that,” CAPS Crisis Management Coordinator Lenny Carter said. “We’re all still in shock ... We’re all still waiting for Jake to come around the corner and for Jake to come home.” Cusano is survived by his parents and two brothers. He was 18 years old when he died. W Swimming | Virginia sweeps 500 free, 200 IM podiums Continued from page A1 Boston College (98) and Clemson, who only competed in diving (12). “We all knew we had a really, really good chance of winning,” sophomore Ellen Williamson said. “But the second day we just put together perfect races and I don’t think anyone expected to get that far ahead. Winning by that much was a little unexpected but not shocking.” Virginia became the second school in conference history to win six straight titles, tying marks set by North Carolina from 1981-1986 and 1991-1996. Senior Lauren Perdue was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Swimmer for the third time in her career. Perdue captured wins in the 200 free and 800 free relay and placed second in the 50 free and 100 free. She will leave the program with four ACC team titles and 19 individual titles. “I’m so honored,” Perdue said on the award. “This really just adds to all my hard work that I’ve put in the pool. I’m really honored and glad that I can share my success with my teammates.” The winning Virginia 800 freestyle relay team of Perdue, Williamson and juniors Rachel Naurath and Caroline Kenney highlighted the first day of competition. The group not only placed first, but also broke the conference record in the event with a time of 7:01.56. Virginia also touched fourth in the 200 medley relay. While Wednesday’s performance was enough to build a small lead, the Cavaliers came back Thursday with results that were just short of unbelievable. Virginia swept the podium in both the 500 free and 200 IM, and Perdue finished second in the 50 free. “We came out of the gates absolutely smoking hot, that momentum was huge,” Bernardino said. “It really helped set a tone for the team and gave us a lot of energy. The 500 and the 200 IM are our bread and butter events. We just wanted to score as many points as possible in those events.” Sophomore Kelly Offutt led the pack in the 500 and was followed by Naurath and sophomore Allison Haulsee respectively. Williamson took gold in the 200 IM, leading a first through fourth sweep which also consisted of sophomores Shaun Casey and Sarah White and freshman Hayley Durmer. “I have to say sweeping an event is the best thing there is,” Williamson said. “It’s awesome to cheer and get excited after your race with your other teammates. Sweeps like that do not happen often.” The Cavaliers extended that lead Friday and all but sealed their victory on the Championship’s penultimate day of competition. Perdue won the 200 free, freshman Courtney Bar- tholomew won the 100 back and Casey placed second in the 400 IM. The Cavaliers’ 400 medley relay team of Bartholomew, Williamson, Perdue and freshman Natalie Martin also placed second. Saturday, two Cavaliers added second individual championships — Offutt in the 1650 free and Bartholomew in the 200 back. Naurath finished second in the 1650 and Williamson placed second in the 200 back. Also, Perdue took silver in the 100 free, an event she had won in each of her first three seasons. Virginia concluded the meet with a third-place finish in the 400 free relay by a team comprised of Naurath, Williamson, Perdue and junior Emily Lloyd. “I’m so proud of the team,” Perdue said. “All the women really stepped up. We built a comfortable lead after the first two nights, but we did a great job keeping a positive attitude and staying aggressive after that.” Cavs earn record-setting 15th home win against Georgia Tech Photos courtesy Dillon Harding C M Y K Cyan Magenta Yellow Black One of the biggest storylines of the meet was the success of the Cavaliers’ underclassmen. Perdue was the only senior on the ACC Championship squad, and every other Virginia individual event champion was either a freshman or sophomore. “I think those two classes were huge for us,” Bernardino said. “So many of them are going to accomplish so much, and it’s simply mind-boggling ... They’ve worked hard to be good and special and move the program forward.” The next step for the women will be the NCAA Championships which begin Thursday, March 21. Bernardino was confident that the Cavaliers would have a minimum of 10 swimmers in attendance, but some spots will be contingent upon the results of other conference championships. The No. 9 men’s team will be in action later this week for their side of the ACC Championship.