The Daily Free Press Year xliii. Volume lxxxiv. Issue XV SAFETY FIRST Brookline PD holds meeting to address concerns, page 3. [ Monday, February 12, 2013 The Independent Student Newspaper at Boston University HIT IT Prototype workout eliminates time from exercising, page 5. ] www.dailyfreepress.com DEJA-BU WEATHER Beanpot consolation loss lowers postseason chances, page 8. Today: Mostly sunny/High 43 Tonight: Clear/Low 26 Tomorrow: 42/38 Data Courtesy of weather.com Terriers fall to Harvard in Beanpot consolation SG announces final break bus dates to Logan By Annie Maroon Daily Free Press Staff Sinking in the national rankings has not been enough to spur the No. 13 Boston University men’s hockey team out of its funk in the winter 2013 semester. Neither have the embarrassments of poor performances against inferior teams. On Monday, it was clear that even the memory of a crucial loss in an identical game two years ago was not enough to get the Terriers (13–12–1, 10–7–1 Hockey East) in the right frame of mind for their Beanpot consolation game against Harvard University, which they lost 7–4. Two years ago, when the Terriers fell to Harvard (6–15–2) in the consolation game, it effectively ended their season. They did not lose again until the last game of the regular season, but the Harvard loss hurt their PairWise ranking enough that it kept them from an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament. Barring a dominant run through their last nine games leading into a Hockey East tournament win, it will now be an uphill battle for BU to escape the same fate this year. “It had been said already, before this game, that [the game] is not important to Harvard,” said BU coach Jack Parker on Monday. “Harvard is not going to get into the national tournament by an at-large bid. Now we will drop well out of the PairWise.” BU had 47 shots on Harvard goalie Peter Traber, who made a rare start in relief of the By Rachel Riley Daily Free Press Staff MICHELLE JAY/DAILY FREE PRESS Terrier senior captain Wade Megan scored a goal in BU’s matchup against Harvard University in the Beanpot consolation game Monday night at TD Garden. Crimson’s usual No. 1 Raphael Girard. But nothing the Terriers did on the offensive end could overcome the breakdowns on the defensive end — a refrain that has become common over the last month and a half. BU appeared to start strong as freshman forward Mike Moran opened the scoring just over three minutes into the game. Traber thought he had control of a soft shot, but the rebound trickled away from him and into the slot, where Moran was ready to tap in his first career goal. Then, with BU shorthanded after an interference call on freshman forward Sam Kurker, senior captain Wade Megan chipped the puck out of the defensive zone, chased it down himself and executed a tapeto-tape give-and-go play with sophomore Beanpot, see page 7 Harvard to expand science and engineering to Allston By Kyle Plantz Daily Free Press Staff Harvard University President Drew Faust announced Tuesday that the college is planning to move its School of Engineering and Applied Science presence from the main campus in Cambridge to property in Allston, amid mixed reactions by students. Faust unveiled plans to relocate the majority of SEAS to the planned science facility in Allston, which is expected to be completed by 2017, according to Harvard officials. “We regard this [plan] as an extraordinary opportunity for SEAS,” Faust said in a community meeting Tuesday. “The school must grow.” Faust said she wants to establish SEAS as “a hub in the wheel of connectivity” that is meant to shape Allston. Work on the building was suspended in 2009 due to drops in Harvard’s endowment as a result of the recession. Construction should continue in 2014. Harvard owns about 350 acres in Allston, and the sciences building is planned to take up between 500,000 and 600,000 square feet. It will include laboratories, research facilities and classrooms. SEAS includes about 575 undergraduate and 375 graduate students, 400 researchers and 70 full-time faculty member who use the space on Harvard’s main campus. SEAS became its own school in 2007 after being a division of the university since 1847, according to the SEAS website. Melina Schuler, spokeswoman for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, said the BRA approved the new building’s design in 2007 after a two-and-a-half-year public review process. “Harvard’s announcement last week is a positive step towards resuming construction at the stalled Allston science complex, which is important to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and the neighborhood,” she said. “If there are changes to the approved science complex plans they could trigger a new community process and require new BRA approval.” Some students said they do not mind the proposal to move some of SEAS to the Allston campus. “It seems mildly annoying but not a big deal,” said Xiaoyu He, an undecided freshman at Harvard. “I like Harvard’s current compactness, but continued expansions are fine as long as I don’t have classes there.” Manik Kuchroo, a freshman studying biology at Harvard, said the expansion to Allston is already prevalent, and moving more buildings to that location is not an issue. “We already have the Quad and the River houses over there, and it doesn’t create Harvard, see page 2 Student Government officially announced dates and times for a Boston University holiday busing service to Logan International Airport and learned of possible changes in allocations at SG’s Senate meeting Monday night. Anjali Taneja, a representative from the Student Activities Office Allocations Board, spoke to SG Monday about plans that will require student groups that are fundraising for charities to return money allotted for organization — in other words, SAO will be loaning money as opposed to giving money. “[We] essentially want them to send representatives to a group table meeting where we discuss what this process will look like and start it,” Taneja, a Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences senior, said. “I came here tonight because Student Government is a part of that process.” Taneja said the Allocations Board plans to hold a town hall meeting for BU students to voice their concerns about the changes being considered to the fund allocation system. “The idea is that only the profits from the event are going to that charity,” said Saurabh Mahajan, SG director of advocacy and spokesman. The spring break holiday buses will run on March 8 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will leave for Logan from Marsh Chapel, Mahajan, a College of Arts and Sciences freshman, said. Tickets will be available online at www.eventbrite.com for $5. Representatives from the Towers Planning Committee presented tentative housing developments for Towers, Myles Standish Hall and a Student Village III. “The Towers Planning Committee is trying to figure out what to do with that extra space in [the Towers dormitory],” Mahajan said. “From that they will also provide updates for what’s going to be happening with StuVi III or Danielsen [Hall] or Myles.” Sophia Woyda, a representative of the Towers Committee, said the administration will begin renovating laundry facilities in Towers during the summer 2013 break. She said the administration has not yet SG, see page 2 Senate Special Election candidate field growing, many remain unknown By Kyle Plantz Daily Free Press Staff Closely following one of the most talked-about and divisive U.S. Senate races in 2012, citizens of Massachusetts once again will witness a hard-fought battle to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s vacant seat. U.S. President Barack Obama tapped Kerry Dec. 21 to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Kerry was later confirmed Jan. 30 by a 94-3 vote and resigned from his senate seat Feb. 1. Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick appointed William ‘Mo’ Cowan Jan. 30 as interim senator until a special election could be held to fill the seat. Speculation has been running wild with regards to who will run in the special election that will take place June 25, and a pool of candidates is beginning to form. The first candidate to declare candidacy for the Senate seat was U.S. Rep. Ed Markey. Markey, a Democrat, said he would run for Kerry’s open seat Dec. 27, before Kerry was confirmed as Secretary of State. Mar- key made a formal announcement declaring his candidacy Feb. 2. U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch is the only other Democratic candidate that has announced he is running for the seat. Lynch kicked off his campaign Jan. 31 with a YouTube video detailing the issues he wanted to address if elected. The Democratic Party had many highprofile personalities that declined to run. When Kerry was tapped, Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley took her name off the list, stating that she wanted to focus on reelection for her position in 2014. Edward Kennedy Jr. announced Dec. 24 he would not run for the seat because he wanted to stay in Connecticut. However, he said he might run for a political office in the future. Mass. Sen. Benjamin Downing said he was not running due to financial reasons Jan. 11. U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano said Jan. 15 Senate Race, see page 2 The special election for John Kerry’s former senate seat will be held June 25.