The Daily Free Press Year xliv. Volume lxxxvi. Issue XLIX DIPLOMAS FOR ALL Study finds number of college graduates increasing, page 3. [ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 The Independent Student Newspaper at Boston University HAUS OF CAT Allston cat center houses cats indefinitely, no euthenasia, page 5. ] www.dailyfreepress.com SIX SICK WINS Softball winning streak continues with triumph over URI, page 8. WEATHER Today: AM showers/High 56 Tonight: Cloudy/Low 38 Tomorrow: 58/38 Data Courtesy of weather.com Companies apply to trademark Boston Strong slogan Women’s basketball coach resigns after bullying allegations By Kelsey Newell Daily Free Press Staff In the wake of the Boston Marathon, three companies are vying to trademark Boston Strong, a citywide motto born out of last year’s marathon. Two companies have applied for the rights to use the term on specific products. New England Coffee and Tea Company, based in Malden, wants to reserve Boston Strong for all coffee, tea and coffee-based beverages. Cathedral Art Metal Company, Inc., based in Providence, R.I., is trying to use the slogan on any bracelets and other jewelry items. Boston Strong Bostonstrong.com LLC is also battling to call the brand their own, but they are requesting a much wider range of products and services on which they want to use the Boston Strong mark. They are looking to use the Boston Strong motto to reach out to disaster relief organizations, fundraising campaigns and other global causes, their application stated. “[The mark will be used for] customized printing of company name and logos for promotional and advertising purposes on the goods of others. Custom design of wearable apparel, paper goods, based on personal selections made by the customer; imprinting messages on wearing apparel, accessories and mugs; advertising through all public communications means; and printed paper labels, decals,” the application stated. Roberta Clarke, associate professor of marketing at Boston University, said the brand of Boston Strong might be more successful when By Jacklyn Bamberger Daily Free Press Staff dential election because he was concerned with his spiritual well being. “He has policy advisors and political supporters, but I didn’t see anyone thinking about his soul,” DuBois said. “Something in my spirit was telling me that this was one of those moments when you should do something that you’re not qualified to do.” DuBois said he has used his position in the White House to oversee ways the federal government could support secular aspects of religious organizations intended to alleviate poverty in local communities. He ascribed the continuing problem of poverty to an “empathy gap” in racial and socioeconomic lines. “We’re not spending a whole lot of time with folks who are struggling,” he said. “We have a lot of debates about poverty without actually hearing from and receiving leader- Following multiple allegations of bullying from former players, Boston University women’s basketball and head coach Kelly Greenberg have parted ways, according to several reports. In an article on ESPN.com published Tuesday evening, Greenberg spoke regarding her status with the team. “I have determined that it is in the best interest of the university, the women’s basketball program and myself for me to resign my position as head women’s basketball coach,” Greenberg told ESPN through a spokesperson. “I do not agree with some of the findings of the review panel regarding my coaching style, which was intended to produce well-rounded athletes and a winning team. However, given all that has transpired, I do not believe it will be possible for me to continue as an effective coach at Boston University.” Kate Fagan of ESPN originally reported that Greenberg had been fired. However, her article was edited to say that the school and Greenberg had parted ways, and it was later updated with the comments from Greenberg. Fagan’s original tweet saying that Greenberg was fired was deleted. Scott McLaughlin of WEEI.com said that Greenberg has resigned, and Bob Hohler of the Boston Globe reported that Greenberg and BU have gone separate ways. The Daily Free Press could reach neither BU Athletics nor Greenberg for comment before press time. Greenberg had finished her 10th season as coach of the women’s basketball team and led the Terriers to a 186-127 record under her tenure. On March 8, the Boston Globe reported that four players — senior guard Melissa Gallo, sophomore forward Dionna Joynes and sophomore guards Dana Theobald and Katie Poppe — would be leaving the team due to what they described as “emotional bullying.” In an interview last month with The Daily Free Press, some of the players detailed the nature of the abusive behavior they claimed was exhibited by Greenberg. “It was October 15, 2013, when I went to my coach’s office to explain that I was requesting a leave of absence,” Theobald said. “I explained yet again that I was really struggling with an eating disorder and depression and anxiety and that it was only being triggered through this program. DuBois, see page 2 Greenberg, see page 2 FALON MORAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected multiple applications from businesses to trademark the phrase “Boston Strong.” it is not trademarked because the motto is supposed to be about the optimistic message, rather than the profits. “If a single company tried to own and use it, I don’t think that would be wise,” she said. “It might be resisted by the public who views Boston Strong as community and [how it] signifies Boston standing up for deeper reasons. For example, if Coca Cola came out and said they’re Boston Strong, I don’t think people would react to that well.” The United States Patent and Trademark Office previously denied the Boston Beer Company’s application to trademark Boston Strong in the summer of 2013. The rejection letter stated Boston Strong was intended for the survivors of Boston Strong, see page 2 CAS alum shares experience of politics, religion with students By Adrian Baker Daily Free Press Staff Boston University alumnus and former White House official Joshua DuBois spoke to more than 60 members of the BU community at the Metcalf Trustee Ballroom Tuesday about the role of religious faith in politics and poverty as well as its impact on college students’ daily lives. DuBois, who graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 2003, served as Special Assistant to U.S. President Barack Obama and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. “I hope that by listening to my own story students take away that it’s important to be bold, even when you’re not qualified,” DuBois said. “Dream big dreams and then leap out there.” DuBois engaged in conversation with Keith Magee, a theologian and visiting social justice scholar at BU’s School of Theology, before fielding questions from the audience. He also read excerpts from and signed copies of his book, titled The President’s Devotional. The Howard Thurman Center, Dean of Students Office, School of Theology, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Sigma Chapter and Kappa Alpha Psi’s Chi Chapter cohosted DuBois’ lecture and conversation. “[Students are] seeing that their lives are influenced by BU, and once [DuBois] left, he felt brave enough to step outside of his comfort zone and take those risks,” said director of BU’s Howard Thurman Center Katherine Kennedy. “I’m hoping that they heard that loudly and that gives them inspiration.” During his time in the White House, DuBois wrote a religious devotional and emailed it to the President every morning. He said he reached out to Obama during the 2008 presi- Community members share concerns over new MBTA fare hike proposal By Felicia Gans Daily Free Press Staff In response to a 5 percent fare increase proposed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in March, approximately 75 members of the community met at the State Transportation Building Tuesday to share their concerns with MBTA and Massachusetts Department of Transportation employees. The fare proposal, which will take effect July 1 if passed, will raise CharlieCard fares across the board. The rapid transit fee for students, currently at $1.00, will be raised to $1.05, and the local bus fee for students will be raised from $0.75 to $0.80. Adult rapid transit fees will be raised from $2.00 to $2.10 and adult local bus fees from $1.50 to $1.60. The attendees at the public hearing were given the opportunity to speak to several employees, including MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott, MBTA Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Davis and Andrew Whittle, a member of the MassDOT Board of Directors. Forty-four attendees signed up to speak. Throughout the evening, community mem- bers highlighted problems they have had with MBTA service, on routes and in stations. Speakers requested that MBTA employees find other ways to fix these problems rather than charging passengers more for the same quality of service. Scott said they want to take everyone’s concerns into consideration when proposing changes to MBTA service, but many of these alterations are only possible with fare hikes. “We’d love to make those changes,” she said. “But you can’t build bricks with hay.” Rosalyn Johnson, 54, of Dorchester, is a single parent of four children and is living on a low income. She said she buys a combination MBTA bus pass every month for her family, and she cannot afford the fare increase. “I cannot accept this. I cannot afford this,” she said. “I hope that you consider this proposal because it is a shame that people are starving here that can’t get any extra help, and they rely on the bus and the train and the commuter rail. I hope you all think about what you’re doing MBTA, see page 2 KYRA LOUIE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF The MBTA held a public hearing Tuesday evening in regards to the proposed fare hike for the 2015 Fiscal Year.