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Student leaders call weekend assault a ‘hate crime’

More stringent visa regulations prevent some students from returning BY JOANNE PARK

An estimated four or five students were not able to receive their student visas in time for Brown’s academic year, according to John Eng-Wong, director of Foreign Students, Faculty and Staff Services at Brown. Universities have faced stricter rules governing their foreign students, including legislation requiring universities to register foreign students in a national database that keeps track of their movements within the United States. The recent legislation has led to delays for some students before they can enter the country to study. Taimoor Sobhan ’06.5 is no stranger to visa application issues. A citizen of both Italy and Bangladesh, he encountered problems entering the United States due to delays in the visa application process. “The day before I was about to leave for the States, (the embassy) called me up and said, ‘We’re not going to give you your visa,’” Sobhan said. Sobhan received his visa to study in the United States in November, almost half a year after he applied in June 2002. Brown allowed him to begin his first year in college in January, an option normally prohibited for other students. “Every time I land in the States, I am fingerprinted and photographed,” Sobhan said. “I have to make sure to tell INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) where I’m going, what I’m doing and all of my numbers.” Muslim nationals who are males between the ages of 16 and 45 are particularly at risk for visa delays, Sobhan said. “When I get my bags from the airport, there’s a card inside them, reading ‘The Department of Homeland Security has gone through your bags for your security,’” Sobhan said. The legislation and the ensuing delays are leading him to consider studying abroad outside the United States, in order to avoid further issues with visas. “I’m planning a year abroad in London, not necessarily because I want to, but because I do not want to deal with this for four years,” he said. “I didn’t know that it would get this ridiculous.” Meanwhile, Brown is trying to ensure foreign students receive their forms as quickly as possible in order to avoid delays and miscommunication, EngWong said. “Yes, there are problems,” Eng-Wong said. “It’s becoming a more extended process than it ever has before.” The extra measures have caught some foreign students by surprise, Eng-Wong said. “I think many people have gotten used to the regimen where you can walk in and the next day receive a visa,” he said. “Now in some countries there are extended delays because of additional

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deep reflection and wise decisions on America’s future pervaded Moseley Braun’s speech. She described America as being at a decisive moment in time, when the ship of state and the citizens who help row it must choose between two paths. One route leads to the end of public education, civil liberties and opportunity, the other toward the rebuilding of individual privacy, freedom and a tactful role in the international communi-

A Brown junior was knocked unconscious during an assault Saturday morning in what student leaders are terming a hate crime. The student was attending an off-campus party held by Brown students when she became involved in an altercation in which homophobic remarks were directed at the victim, friends of the victim said. Friends said the fight lasted about 20 minutes, at which time the victim left the event and was followed by a male partygoer. When she reached Charlesfield Street near Brook Street, the suspect came up behind her, yelled a homophobic comment and struck her on the right side of the face, according to a campus crime alert issued Monday by Brown’s Department of Public Safety. Friends said she was knocked unconscious and left in the middle of the street. She eventually regained consciousness, returned to her room and called DPS. Brown Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where she was treated for eye and head injuries. The victim described the suspect as of “college age with a heavy build, dark eyes, short dirty blonde or brown hair wearing a collared shirt and khaki pants,” DPS reported. Some members of the Brown community are mobilizing in support of the victim. At least 20 students wearing T-shirts that read “hate crimes have happened here” were scattered across campus Wednesday passing out copies of the DPS incident report. “The University does not provide us with

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Democratic presidential hopeful Carol Moseley Braun spoke passionately about the issue of gender disparity and the ways in which it fractures national solidarity.

Presidential hopeful Moseley Braun calls for physical renewal BY KRISTA HACHEY

Democratic presidential hopeful Carol Moseley Braun issued a call for a spiritual and physical renewal of America Wednesday afternoon in Salomon. The eighth speaker to take part in the Noah Krieger Memorial Lecture series, Moseley Braun spoke about the preservation of America’s long-cherished values of liberty and individual freedom and outlined ways in which her presidency would reinvigorate them. An urgency about the effects of

Fear of the “freshman 15” BY LELA SPIELBERG

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Only in college is it acceptable to slurp up your soft-serve after every meal. But the dairy delicacies and confections dished up at the Ratty can prove hazardous. Many students think the “freshman 15” is always lurking nearby, hanging over first-year heads like a popcorn-chickened spectre. Fear of the “freshman 15,” an alleged weight gain that occurs in the early months of one’s college experience, grips nearly every first-year at some point. In fact, a study conducted by Cornell researcher David Levitsky found that the average freshman weight-gain was approximately half a pound a week. But Brunonians have options. Bridget Kay Visconti, Brown University Dining Services’ Administrative Dietician, is available, by appointment, for dietary counseling and nutritional information. Visconti helps students who are worried about their weight or interested in maintaining a specific diet. She recommends that students write down everything

Confronted with the wonders of all-you-care-to-eat, the “freshman 15” weight gain is no myth for many first-years.

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I N S I D E T H U R S D AY, S E P T E M B E R 1 1 , 2 0 0 3 RISD Museum premieres a free exhibit of Japanese wood block prints RISD news, page 3

Kevin Bewersdorf, RISD ’04, to focus on his media company after graduation RISD news, page 3

Brown apps to law school remain constant, but more are taking the LSAT campus news, page 3

TO D AY ’ S F O R E C A S T W. soccer team gets closer to Ivy League Championship with win over Sacred Heart sports, page 12

The EPA isn’t protecting much of anything lately, says Michael Littenberg-Brown ’04 opinions, page 11

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RISD Museum presents collection of Japanese art BY DANA AYOUB

A beautiful ninth-century poetess told her admirer she would accept him as a lover if he would visit her for 100 consecutive nights without fail. As the winter became more severe, the man fell ill, and on the 99th night he died. This legend comes to life in one of the many Japanese wood block prints on display at the RISD Museum. Japanese wood block prints became popular in Japan in the 16th and 17th centuries, said Deborah Del Gais, curator of Asian art at the RISD Museum. Created by craftsmen and artisans, the blocks were very popular among the urban class. All the prints on display at the RISD Museum come from the city Edo, modern-day Tokyo. The prints’ subjects ranged from depictions of everyday life to announcements of plays to re-tellings of ancient stories. Wood block prints quickly became a part of Japan’s new culture of tea houses and courtesans, Del Gais said. Japan experienced a period of peace and prosperity for the first time in 100 years, which allowed art schools to evolve. The patrons for these prints were chomin, literally translated as “dwellers of the block.” The chomin consisted of merchants and craftspeople, the bottom two levels of the four-level social hierarchy. Their world was the social world of teahouses, courtesans and the kabuki playhouse. The prints correlating with this world would depict the popular courtesans or actors of the year, Del Gais said. The courtesans were usually depicted in ornately detailed coiffure and costume, writes Roger Keyes, visiting professor of East Asian studies at Brown, in an explanation posted at the exhibit. For example, large hairpins would identify a high-ranking courtesan, and kabuki actors were identified by large crests on their robes, he writes. Del Gais said even the prints drawing inspiration from ancient myths and legends would have been understood by the lower classes. “The average man on the street would have known the ‘Tale of Genji,’” an 11th-

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century novel, she said. The vibrantly-colored prints were inexpensive and rapidly produced by woodcarvers who copied other artists’ intricate paper designs onto blocks of wood. Then painters printed the components of each design individually, using only one ink color per block. A single print could have as many as 33 blocks, Del Gais said. “Each work in this exhibition contains more than meets the eye, and in the time between the creation of the earliest and latest prints on view here, the richness of allusion and coding became more and more complicated,” Keyes writes. Only by understanding the artists’ and viewers’ cultures can we fully understand the symbols that give the pictures their full meaning, Keyes writes. The exhibit runs through Nov. 30 and is free to Brown and RISD students. Herald staff writer Dana Ayoub ’05 can be reached dayoub@browndailyherald.com.

RISD convocation focuses on diversity, change and risk BY ALEXANDRA BARSK

A guitar, a fiddle, a banjo and a series of speeches focusing on themes such as diversity, change, open-mindedness and risk-taking welcomed RISD firstyear students Monday morning. The 396 students in RISD’s Class of 2007 come from 42 states and 13 countries, said Provost Joe Deal, whose speech outlined the character and ideals of the RISD community. Mandle paid tribute to two members of the RISD community who died this summer — trustee Houghton Metcalf and Hardu Keck, a teacher and administrator who served as provost and Dean of International Programs during his 39-year tenure. “(Keck) symbolized RISD’s commitment to international engagement,” Mandle said. And Mandle said artists have a special responsibility to relate to the great cultures of the world through their work. “At a time when our (national) leadership seems to demean and destroy

other cultures in the wake of their blundering policies, we need to be the carriers of a ‘different message’ through our art and design,” he said to loud applause. Deal gave advice to new students about upholding values at a school where the community and curriculum constantly change. “Maintain your own sense of personal identity while remaining open to change.” Deal said the school maintains its own identity, continuing to foster a “multiculturally and philosophically diverse educational environment that is respectful of all members of its community.” Dean of Foundation Studies Joanne Stryker announced the names of the seven second-year students who were awarded scholarships for excellent achievement in their first year at RISD. Reading comments from the honored students’ teachers, Stryker pointed see RISD, page 4

FACES OF RISD: a series of profiles of randomly selected RISD students

Bewersdorf RISD ’04 switches from music and Rome to painting BY LOUIS TEE

Last year in Rome, a young American pianist performed with such verve that nuns came streaming out of a convent to listen to him play. The pianist in question was Kevin Bewersdorf RISD ’04, who gave up a career as a professional musician only two years ago to attend RISD. Now focused on painting, Bewersdorf transferred to RISD as a sophomore from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where he studied music. Bewersdorf said he has no regrets. “Providence, with Brown around, has an academic atmosphere that’s not present in other places with art schools,” he said. “All the students know what they are here for.” Never in one place for long, the Chicago native spent his junior year in RISD’s European Honors Program, which immerses students in Rome’s artistic atmosphere with the hope it will inspire their own art. Bewersdorf’s own portfolio includes a modern interpretation of Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” — composed of clip art photos and figurines of Jesus at the crucifixion — as well as his own versions of musical instruments. One of his inventions plays techno music using input from Nintendo Gameboys, among other things. Yet another beneficiary of Bewersdorf’s creative energy is GearTech Corporation, a media company he founded with friends. GearTech produces demonstration videos, PowerPoint presentations, T-shirts, screensavers and vinyl and steel signs. Following graduation, Bewersdorf said he would like to see GearTech take off, as well as compose music for films.

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Lecture continued from page 1 ty, she said. Moseley Braun spoke about the evolution of core American values and the present role Americans have in shaping them for future generations. “The founding fathers started a movement to liberate a country based on liberation of the human spirit,” she said. “We are still engaged in a struggle to give life to the nobility of that vision.” The former ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa and former Illinois senator highlighted the importance of racial and gender equality — values she has actively pushed forth as the first female senator from Illinois, first female AfricanAmerican senator and first African-American Democrat in the Senate in 1992. Moseley Braun spoke passionately about the issue of gender disparity and the ways in which it fractures national solidarity and strength. “No true meritocracy or democracy can exist if the capacity to contribute is constrained by gender,” she said. “Freedom is not a zero-sum game. The empowerment of women lifts others.” Moseley Braun’s philosophical discussion of social equality progressed to a more palpable talk about her plans for

America’s physical renewal. This, she said, encompasses a stimulation of the economy, the establishment of a single-payer health care system that allows individuals to choose their physicians, and a federal effort to aid schools lacking appropriate funding. To counter joblessness and poverty, Moseley Braun plans to return to the fundamentals — the tried and true methods of reviving a languishing economy. “Trickle down economics is not working and I made a statement, erroneously as it turned out, that you would think people would have figured this out by now,” she said. The wealthiest Americans are paying a little more than half the tax dollars they paid during Ronald Reagan’s administration and the tax burden has been shifted down the socioeconomic ladder, Moseley Braun said. To counteract this, she plans to achieve greater fairness and balance in the tax system, relieve middle-income citizens of an undue tax burden, and invest in infrastructure. “Government that works with the private sector to see to it that the masses of America are gainfully employed with a living wage is the objective of my campaign for this office,” she said. Moseley Braun denounced the PATRIOT Act of 2001 as a dangerous legislative precedent. “Personal privacy, individual liberty, all of these things are at risk when your e-mails and your phones can be tapped and librarians are obliged to turn you in for taking the wrong books out of the library,” she

said. “That is not what this country is about. That’s not what it has ever been about and I am going to do what I can to make sure that is not what it will be about in the future.” From behind the Brown podium, Moseley Braun stated firmly she can galvanize the peoples’ interest in the democratic process and win their vote. “I can beat Bush because my platform can speak to hearts and minds of the people,” she said. “He will have to account for a failed presidency.”

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layers of security.” At present, more than one million foreign students have entered into the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System database, which intends to identify terrorists posing as students, according to the Providence Journal. But though the database was completed in August, foreign students trying to attend American universities are facing difficulties, due in part to miscommunication between offices and backlogs in processing visa applications, Eng-Wong said. “We were getting messages from embassies that students had applied for a visa but there was no record of their information,” he said. “What I learned later was that there were tens of thousands of records that did not get transferred in an orderly way.” Although Brown saw no decrease in the volume of applications from foreign students, its yield rate could potentially drop because of the new legislation, Eng-Wong said. “This is totally anecdotal, but I know of a student from China who was admitted but ended up going to England because of the visa process,” he said. In Ja Lim ’06, a dual citizen of New Zealand and South Korea, said she faced problems with obtaining a visa, but was ultimately able to receive one in time for the academic year. “The I-20 form didn’t come in time for me, so I had to apply for

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RISD continued from page 3 out the recurrence of phrases such as “struggle, risk, change, grow (and) develop.” Stryker said she hoped these words would inspire new students to remain open minded and to consider new and different ways of working and thinking. “(Stryker’s anecdotes) were interesting but also kind of intimidating,” Grace Wilson ’07 said. RISD Auditorium was filled to capacity, with people sitting in the aisles and along the side walls. Other convocation speakers included RISD President Roger Mandle, Interim Director of the RISD Museum Lora Urbanelli and Dean of Foundation Studies Joanne Stryker.

dents had applied for a visa but there was no record of their information,” he said.“What I learned later was that there were tens of thousands of records that did not get transferred in an orderly way.” a visa in Korea, where I was rejected once,” Lim said. The delays were most likely due to her special situation of having two residences, Lim said. Though it took an additional two weeks, she said this did not deter her from coming back to Brown. “If I were just a normal Korean living in Korea, I don’t think there would have been any problems,” she said. Herald senior staff writer Joanne Park ’06 can be reached at jpark@browndailyherald.com.


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Brown applications to law school remain constant, but more students take LSAT BY SUV BOSE

Bucking the national trend, Brown students aren’t applying to law school in increasing numbers, though more are taking the LSAT. As economic forecasts remain unpromising, droves of college students across the country have opted to avoid the lagging job market through ongoing study. The Law School Admission Council reported that over 90,000 students submitted applications to law schools this past year, which marks a 17 percent increase from 2001, according to the Princeton Review Web site. Analysts expect the trend to continue. But the number of Brown seniors applying to law school remains consistent with previous years, said Perry Ashley, executive associate dean for academic advising and support. “Brown graduates find ways to succeed whether it be through business opportunities, teaching or management,” said Ashley, who advises prospective law school students. He said Brown students tend to hunt for creative postundergraduate opportunities. “I do occasionally receive calls from recent alumni interested in putting together applications for law school,” he said. “But the national trend does not seem to be as strong here as it is at other schools.” While the number of Brown students interested in law see LAW, page 8

UCS elects two new UFB members BY ZACH BARTER

The Undergraduate Council of Students elected two new members to the Undergraduate Finance Board and discussed an upcoming campus-wide survey on planning priorities at its meeting Wednesday night. The Council chose Craig Washington ’04 to serve as associate UFB chair for the coming year. The position, he said, would allow him to be a strong advocate for all student groups. Washington, who served as a UFB representative last year, told the Council he would bring much needed experience to the board and also pledged to strengthen UFB’s relationship with UCS. Four other candidates also ran for the position. UFB Chair Dan Le ’04 said she looked forward to working with Washington. “He has the experience that the associate chair really needs. UFB needs people who are dependable, and he really follows through on what he does,” Le said. “I was really happy with the results tonight.” The Council also chose Katharine Shuster ’05 to serve as the third UCS representative to UFB. During the meeting, Le told the Council that UFB was off to a shaky start this year and was anxious to fill its open seats. Le said she looked forward to improving UFB’s relationship with UCS, which she said has been strained in recent years. Student Activities Committee Chair Charlie Montz ’05 addressed the committee on its upcoming campus life survey. The results of the survey will be presented to the Campus Life Task Force, a group of administrators, students and faculty that will make recommendations to the Corporation in February on

University priorities, space usage and plans for a campus center and 24-hour study spaces. Representatives were assigned to meet with various student groups to sound out student opinion and formalize survey questions. UCS President Rahim Kurji ’05 said the University is approaching a critical juncture in planning and students should have their voices heard. “This is going to determine the planning for campus projects for the next 15 to 20 years,” Kurji said. “This is a time when students should really come together, and that’s what we’re trying to do with this survey. We want to gauge student opinions both on long-term and short-term issues.” In other business, UCS recognized two new student groups, the Female Sexuality Workshop and the South Asian Women’s Collective, as Category I organizations. The Female Sexuality Workshop was approved with the qualification that an e-mail be sent reminding the group of the University’s acceptable use policy. Representative Timothy Bentley ’04 said he was concerned the group might post inappropriate or legally questionable material on its Web site without proper controls. Campus Life Committee Chair Ari Savitzky ’06 said he hoped to give the group the benefit of the doubt and said holding up the group’s categorization touched on issues of free speech and fairness of the UCS code. Herald senior staff writer Zach Barter ’06 can be reached at zbarter@browndailyherald.com.


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Fifteen lbs. continued from page 1 they eat for a week in a food diary. In addition to becoming more conscious of their eating habits, students can ask her how to modify their diets to make them healthier. “Eating is so personal,” Visconti says. The freshman 15 can be precipitated by many different factors. “The freshman 15 is a physical representation of the emotional freedom we’ve found and our inability to control ourselves,” said Ross Cowan ’07. The experts agree. “Students may eat more because they are overwhelmed by the number of choices in the dining halls and want to sample everything,” Visconti said. Foods to sample sparingly include cream soups, fried chick-

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en, stuffed shells and pasta with eggplant, sausage and olives. Students can take advantage of the dining halls’ healthier choices such as plain pasta, the salad bar, egg-white omelets, marinated chickpeas, artichoke salad and vegan brown rice pilaf. Visconti also disputes the common myth that one should avoid eating at night. “Eating regularly keeps your metabolism up. If you skip meals then blood sugar goes down,” she said. And it won’t bring your weight up, either, said Health Services Nutritionist, Katie McCloy. “You should be eating about every three to five hours when you are awake,” she said. The healthiest late-night snacks can be found at the Ivy Room, which serves fruit smoothies and is currently developing a veggie juice bar. McCloy said first-years also gain weight because the dining hall is “the main social environment. Freshmen go there to meet friends and spend lots of

time there. They are eating in a social context.” McCloy said one of the best resources for students is the Health Services Web site, which has information on eating healthy and links to several other nutritional Web sites. Swimmers Emily Brush ’07 and Ashley Wallace ’07 use exercise to keep weight off. “If you are an athlete, then the freshman 15 isn’t a concern,” Brush said. Visconti recommends one hour of exercise a day, but added, “Some is better than none. Any is better than none.” And it also turns out Ratty soft-serve addicts don’t have to despair. A four-ounce serving of the dessert has only 100 calories and 2.5 grams of fat, according to BUDS. Both nutritionists said most first-years should not worry excessively about their weight. “Life is too short,” McCloy said. “Food is meant to be enjoyed.”


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school remains relatively unaffected by the stagnant economy, many upperclassmen are taking the LSAT exam. Sheela Prasad ’04 said, “Law school is something a lot of people consider simply because there is no specific course load to complete — concentrators ranging from classics to biochemistry apply to law school.” Last fall, the LSAC reported that over 50,000 students sat for the October administration of the LSAT alone, setting a record and illustrating a trend among students approaching the end of their undergraduate careers, according to the Princeton Review Web site. “A lot of my friends take the LSAT just to keep their options open,” said Prasad, who plans to take some time off after graduation before entering a law school program. Undergraduates at Brown keep law school as an option for a variety of reasons. Some anticipate a drastic rebound in the economy in the years to come and treat law school as a sanctuary for the short-term. Others are

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Parcells continued from page 12 doesn’t compare with the Bucs’ talent in any area, so they are more ripe for change. But so far, like Gruden in Tampa Bay, Parcells has kept the best part of his new team — the defense — intact. He retained coordinator Mike Zimmer and his system. But everybody knows this isn’t Parcells’ style of defense. He has shown a preference for a 3-4 front. He likes big, stout linemen who can thrive in a twogap system and hold the point of attack. He likes linebackers who can take on guards. With the Cowboys, he’s stuck with small, quick one-gap linemen and linebackers who like to run around in space. His last defensive line with the Jets weighed 10 pounds per man more than his line with the Cowboys. His last group of linebackers in New York averaged 15 pounds more than his Cowboys linebackers. In their 27-13 opening day victory, the Falcons took advantage of the Cowboys’ speed and pursuit by rolling quarterback Doug Johnson right and having him throw back to his left to tight end Alge Crumpler, who was all alone and scored on a 41-yard touchdown. The play might not have worked against the style of defense Parcells prefers. The makeup of the offensive line also isn’t Parcells’ ideal. He prefers athletic blockers and “hates fat, sloppy offensive linemen,” in the words of one former associate. Parcells’ offensive line with the Cowboys averages 328 pounds. His last offensive line with the Jets averaged 305. Parcells passed on the opportunity to acquire a veteran caretaker-type quarterback such as Neil O’Donnell, but he probably won’t next year. Quincy Carter doesn’t fit the Parcells blueprint. If a quarterback doesn’t take care

attorneys, which have remained lucrative despite national economic hardships. encouraged by starting salaries for practicing attorneys, which have remained lucrative despite national economic hardships. “I find that a lot of my friends consider law school with the problematic economy in the back of their minds,” said Kate London ’04. “To some extent, it’s something all graduates are forced to consider.” But the odds are considerable. The jump in applications has caught many programs off-guard and sent acceptance rates to top schools plunging. “Law school is an excellent opportunity for many students and our graduates are aware of the competition and are prepared,” Ashley said.

of the ball, or if he makes poor decisions under pressure, he will not last with Parcells. If Parcells were a judge, Carter would be on probation. Parcells did compliment Carter for wisely getting rid of the ball at various times against the Falcons. But when asked what he liked about Carter’s overall play, Parcells said, “Not a lot.” Carter fumbled a handoff for a 14-yard loss. Later, he tried to run with only one hand on the ball and fumbled, setting up a Falcons touchdown. On another play, Carter found himself caught between scrambling and trying to salvage a throw, and the result was an interception. “Either tuck it and run it, or throw it away,” Parcells said. Carter, whose feet might be his best quality, had only four rushes against Atlanta. “If Quincy decides to run a lot, his mobility will get him in the doghouse,” says ESPN analyst and former Parcells guy Bryan Cox. “He says, ‘Quarterbacks get paid to pass; running backs get paid to run.” Parcells isn’t looking for flash from his running backs. He’s looking for durability, endurance and the ability to hit the right hole and pick up blitzes. And above all else, NO FUMBLES. Anything else is sprinkles on the sundae. Whether he can get that from Troy Hambrick or any of the other Cowboys backs is questionable. Heck, Emmitt Smith was better suited for the role than any of these guys. Even though third-down back Aveion Cason had a 63-yard touchdown run against Atlanta, Parcells said he was “not exactly” pleased with Cason’s play. “There were some things you didn’t see that I saw,” he said. The Cowboys won’t look much like Parcells’ old Giants teams when he comes home to Giants Stadium on Monday. But they will the next time Dallas plays the Giants in Jersey.


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this year’s team and the teams from the previous three years. “We have more depth at all positions than we’ve had in a while,” Ferrell said. “This team has a lot of talented freshmen who can come in and make an impact. If we keep working as hard as we have so far, it’ll create many opportunities.” “This year’s team is tighter and more organized than in previous years,” Gervais said. Brown continues its season when it travels to Cape Cod Sept. 12, to play in the weekend-long ECAC Tournament. The Bears’ next home game is Sept. 17, against Northeastern at Stevenson Field.

any kind of meaningful news source to distinguish hate crimes from other much smaller crimes that occur,” said Lindsay Mann ’03.5, one of the students handing out the report. She described the students as concerned with a lack of awareness about the incident on campus. Undergraduate Council of Students President Rahim Kurji ’05 opened the Council’s Wednesday night meeting with a moment of silence to reflect on the assault. Kurji said he was taken aback that the incident took place within the confines of such an otherwise accepting community. “It’s gut-wrenching to see that even at a school that bases itself on tolerance and diversity, that has taken so many steps forward, has just taken a huge step

Herald staff writer Maggie Haskins ’04 edits the sports section. She can be reached at mhaskins@browndailyherald.com.

Field Hockey continued from page 12 during the game. “Having it be our fans, our turf, our music definitely creates an advantage,” Buza said. The advantage was apparent from the start when five minutes into the game Stacy Gugliotta ’07 scored her first collegiate goal, giving Brown a 1-0 lead. At the 19:56 mark Buza assisted cocaptain Laurel Pierpont ’04 putting the Bears up 2-0. While it looked like a route might be in the cards, the Sacred Heart Pioneers were not willing to lay down their sticks that quickly. Christy Bobe narrowed the gap momentarily for the Pioneers, cutting the lead to 2-1. But Townsend, in her new role at forward, scored on a rebound off a Piepont shot to give the Bears a 3-1 lead. In fact, the give-and-go

between Townsend and Pierpont was a consistent bright point for Bruno’s offense throughout the day, made even more exciting considering Townsend’s lack of experience on the forward line. “If you can imagine, she has never played there in practice,” Norris said. “So she’s just playing field hockey which is a great thing. She really stepped up to the challenge today.” Entering halftime the Bears not only had a 3-1 lead but were consistently beating the Pioneers on both sides of the field. The second half did not follow the same pattern. The Bears continued to have opportunities to score but were unable to finish. This left the door open for a possible Sacred Heart comeback. With less than ten minutes to go Sacred Heart upped its offensive attack and put added pressure on goalie Katie Noe ’05 and her defense. Once again it was

backward,” Kurji said. Kurji urged UCS members to attend a candlelight vigil planned for 10 p.m. Thursday on the steps of Faunce House. The vigil, he said, would serve as a time for reflection on both the two-year anniversary of Sept. 11 and on the hate crime over the weekend. The Queer Alliance will join the candlelight vigil against hate in general, said Advocacy Chair Dan Bassichis ’06. The group also plans to hold a community gathering next week. In the near future, the Queer Alliance will also sponsor selfdefense training and a poster campaign sharing personal accounts of other incidents of hate crimes that have occurred on campus. He said students would continue circulating the incident report around campus. “Our role is to facilitate queer organizing … to help as many people as possible,” Bassichis said. —Staff reports

Christy Bobe who scored for the Pioneers. With momentum on the side of the Pioneers, the Bears were forced to call two timeouts to calm the team. “[During the time outs] we just told them to settle down and pass it to someone with a Brown uniform,” Norris said. “The second goal was a tough goal to give up because the other team gets that energy, and thinks ‘Oh, we’re going to score again.” In the end, Brown hung on for the win. On Saturday the team faces off at home against a top 20 Boston University squad, a game that will serve as the final tuneup before the Ivy league season kicks off on Sunday against Dartmouth. Herald staff writer Maggie Haskins ’04 covers field hockey. She can be reached at mhaskins@browndailyherald.com.


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EDITORIAL/LETTERS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2003 · PAGE 10 S T A F F

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A universal threat Early last Saturday morning, a hate crime in the form of a violent assault occurred on the Brown campus. A student was seriously injured and an entire segment of the community felt threatened. Nearly a week later, word is slowly spreading about the severity of the assault, and the campus is beginning to mobilize. Significantly, the first steps taken toward healing were to correct damage done by the very University organization whose mission it is to ensure our safety. The Brown Department of Public Safety is required by federal law to disclose relevant details of major crimes that involve members of the University community to the University community. The Monday incident report failed in that responsibility. The bland description of Saturday morning’s events, sent to every student, faculty member and administrator, did little to differentiate a truly heinous and hateful assault from the almost routine reports of harassment of early-morning weekend revelers that provide fodder for jokes in the Ratty the next day. Those concerned for the victim of a hate crime should not be saddled with the additional burden of raising campus awareness about homophobia, an issue many students dismiss as irrelevant at a supposedly gay-friendly school like Brown. A more informative e-mail to the Brown community from DPS would have helped the victim and her supporters know they had a powerful ally, instead of potentially feeling ignored by those who had sworn to protect them. The cult of secrecy surrounding DPS needs to be broken before more members of the community are hurt. It is a frightening thing to have such a glaring example of hate in the midst of the Brown community. This assault puts smaller incidents — like homophobic slurs on first-year whiteboards — in a starkly different light. Hate is a powerful force, alive even in the middle of this supposed bastion of liberalism.

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SHANE WILKERSON

LETTERS East Side residents Red wine can be good, eager to work with but an overall healthy their Brown neighbors diet is better To the Editor:

To the Editor:

As members of the Residents of Williams Street Association, we would like to thank The Herald for having a reporter attend the Monday night meeting of the Fox Point Citizens Association. Additionally, we are grateful for your featuring the concerns addressed in your daily paper. It was clear at the meeting that the University is keen to develop a dialogue focused on this situation and we are pleased to engage in a proactive relationship that will benefit everyone involved. Our hope is that multiple departments at Brown (e.g. security, community affairs, student life, all of which were represented at the meeting) will partner with permanent residents to improve the existing relationships with the neighbors. In our capacity as long-term residents of this neighborhood, we are keen to welcome students in part because of their energy and diversity. Many of us are professors and we enjoy young people. However, without question, we must get our rest. Not unlike students who reside in a dorm and must be up for an 8 a.m. class or a 7 a.m. workout at the gym, we need sleep. We would encourage all students living off campus to consider ringing their neighbors’ doorbells (at a civilized hour; good times might be 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekdays, late afternoon on Sundays) and introducing themselves. It’s worth the five minutes and we can assure you that you will likely find your neighbors to be interesting people who will welcome you to the community provided you act as law abiding citizens. If you treat your neighbors with respect you will be rewarded accordingly. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to interact with your new neighbors — they could have a positive impact on your lives.

In response to the article, “Red wine could prolong life,” (Sept. 9) the French paradox is not actually as paradoxical as Americans would like to believe. Healthy eating patterns are an important part of the equation: The French tend to eat larger meals at breakfast and lunch, followed by a small dinner, which means that they are consuming most of their calories when they are more active. They also value slowly savoring each meal instead of quickly eating a large amount of food. Slower eating translates into much smaller meals than we are used to in the United States. Finally, they are much less likely to eat unhealthy snacks between meals. The healthy truth about drinking alcohol rarely makes the headlines either. Alcohol can have health benefits when consumed at low levels: that’s two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women. There’s no health benefit to saving up those daily drinks for the weekend. And the alcohol industry won’t be advertising these other key pieces of the puzzle: If you don’t drink, don’t start. And if you have a family history of alcoholism, you’re better off avoiding alcohol. I’m glad The Herald included Prof. Tatar’s advice to exercise and eat a healthy diet. We just have to work on getting that point into the headlines instead of tucked away in the last paragraph. Frances Mantak Director of Health Education Health Services Sept. 9

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OPINIONS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2003 · PAGE 11

Sept. 11 is a time to remember lives, not images In a media-saturated world, TV images of Sept. 11 have become the event itself Later, The Tragic Events of Sept. 11 was MY HIGH SCHOOL WAS A FEW BLOCKS north of the World Trade Center. A couple images of smoldering steel and office of my friends were outside on Sept. 11 to papers carried by smoky winds. It was see both planes hit the Twin Towers. footage of reporters standing ten blocks upwind from the World Trade Several saw people jump from Center with masks on. It was the upper stories of the towers ARI LE images of the burning to escape the fire. From the GUEST COLUMNIST Pentagon and the scarred window of my 10th-floor field in Pennsylvania. Even English classroom, I watched PBS ran its particular brand of flames and smoke spew from the tops of the buildings. I saw multi- intellectual pornography about the story-high pieces of the first tower col- attacks — a science documentary on the lapse. And I saw the cloud of dust, which engineering of the Twin Towers, complete eventually covered much of downtown with three-dimensional computer models Manhattan in a blanket of ash, drift to my of the towers’ collapse. The Tragic Events high school. When my school was evacu- of Sept. 11 was an audiovisual media ated, I saw people on stretchers in the extravaganza. Millions of Americans no doubt lobby. Behind me, while I was walking away from school and the World Trade remember where they were when they Center along the West Side Highway, was a saw all of this — at home, at work, at school. But they were all necessarily in cloud of smoke a few hundred feet high. None of that, however, was The Tragic front of the TV. I, too, joined in the teleEvents of Sept. 11. The Tragic Events of vised spectacle when I got back to my Sept. 11 was the unforgettable unob- home on Staten Island on Sept. 12. But structed, aerial views from TV news heli- the coverage that unfurled on TV was its copters of the Twin Towers collapsing. It own event. It is not to be confused with was solely a television event. I was unable the experiences of the victims of the to watch this climax of that day because attacks, the tens of thousands of people the TV in my English class stopped work- who lost family and friends, the rescue ing when the first of the Twin Towers col- workers at the sites, the thousands who lapsed. I was only able to watch it out the were displaced from their homes. While the real violence of the terrorists window. I’ve been told that the TV images were an unimaginable sight. History in was concentrated in New York, Virginia the making. It was just like watching a and Pennsylvania, the images of their viomovie, but it was real, and so that much lence were instantaneously propagated coast to coast. TV was the perfect medium more terrible. to ensure that the symbolic castration of New York would terrify the entire country. Ari Le ’06 hails from Staten Island, home to In a sense, live footage was the most ubiquitous instrument of terror. Even after many of the fire fighters and police offiSept. 11, the media made it clear that you cers who perished on Sept. 11, 2001.

Millions of Americans no doubt remember where they were when they saw all of this — at home, at work, at school. But they were all necessarily in front of the TV. I, too, joined in the televised spectacle when I got back to my home on Staten Island on Sept. 12. But the coverage that unfurled on TV was its own event. were still in danger. Your mail was contaminated with anthrax. Your quiet, suburban neighbors were sleeper al-Qaida agents preparing to attack. But The Tragic Events of Sept. 11 was about more than just terror. It was also about heroism, outrage, vengeance, death, mourning, solidarity, patriotism, war, corruption, compassion. It’s fortunate we had TV to help us cope with the tragedy. The most lofty themes were clipped into easy-to-swallow threeminute news segments. Much of the later news coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks bordered on the cinematic. And it’s no wonder: Movies are the format in which we are accustomed to experiencing the ineffable. We’d all seen a New York skyscraper explode before, a little before Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum got into an alien spaceship and saved the planet in “Independence Day.” I remember more than one news-clip montage of firefighters and other rescue workers at the World Trade Center accompanied by sappy music worthy of “Titanic.” Too often, the tragedy was reduced to kitsch. The news was pack-

aged as a movie, something we digest readily. This past summer, I still overheard tourists, with their Yellow Rat Bastard shopping bags full of NYC t-shirts, mentioning that they’d seen the Empire State Building and Times Square, but that they hadn’t had a chance to make it down to Ground Zero yet. At some point, fairly early in the game, it was decided that the gaping, several-blocks-wide hole with the burning remains of the two tallest buildings in New York in the background of the news footage was to be called Ground Zero. Two years later, visitors continue to make the pilgrimage to the site. But they are there to experience first-hand what was for them really only a TV representation of New York. It’s the same way that some of them go uptown to Tom’s Diner, the favorite hangout of Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer. There will surely be touching news segments memorializing The Tragic Events of Sept. 11, adding to the image-saturated discourse on the attacks. Let’s make sure that we are remembering lost lives, and not TV footage.

It’s time for the EPA to clean up its Act New pollution regulations would place efficiency above clean air IT SEEMS THE EPA HAS ABANDONED pollutants into the air must be replaced its role as environmental protector with by equipment that will not release quite its recent decision to roll back the New as much pollution. Here’s the catch — the EPA has Source Review program. This program, an important addendum to the Clean Air Act accepted the White House’s suggestion created by Congress in 1977, specifies that there should be a large loophole for getting out of installing enviwhen industrial facilities and ronmentally friendly equippower plants must install MICHAEL ment. Under the new rules, if environmentally friendly LITTENBERGBROWN a coal fire plant needs to equipment. Congress created replace a furnace unit, the the NSR so these polluting GUEST COLUMNIST plant is exempt from the NSR industrial compounds could if the actual repair done is be allowed to temporarily postpone updating their equipment. only 20 percent of the total cost of repairFirst, let me explain why this decision was ing the entire furnace unit. So, if it costs wrong from an environmental stand- $100,000 to replace the furnace, as long as point, and then from a common-sense the plant spends less than $20,000, the what-the-hell-is-this-country-coming-to replacement parts do not have to be equipped with environmentally sound standpoint. The NSR program specifies that when technology. So, I hope you are thinking the same industrial plants replace their equipment, they must install environmentally thing I am thinking — why can’t the friendly technology. Sounds fair enough plants simply make 5 separate repairs of to me; in order to clean up the air, indus- $20,000 and end up replacing the entire trial facilities and power plants will unit without ever having to worry about replace previously polluting equipment the environmental technology? Well, it with new environmentally sound equip- seems that they can. Not only that, the ment when the existing, polluting equip- same coal fire plant can use a little fuzzy ment breaks down. If we want clean air, math and over-estimate the cost of the as the Clean Air Act stipulates we do, then repair. Thus, if the same furnace menequipment that releases large amounts of tioned above is quoted as costing $200,000 to replace, the plant can then spend $40,000 on repairs while remaining exempt from the NSR regulations. Using Michael Littenberg-Brown ‘04 likes long both methods together, our coal fire plant walks on beaches with clean air.

can practically replace the old, horribly polluting furnace with a brand new, horribly polluting furnace in a mere two “repairs.” Here is what’s wrong with the decision on every other level possible: Since when is the EPA in the practice of supporting programs that are harmful to the environment? I understand the energy industry and the White House have made some very convincing-sounding arguments about “efficiency,” but since when is the EPA supposed to use cost-benefit analysis to support something that is harmful to the environment. A brief word about cost-benefit analysis and efficiency. The EPA was chartered to be an organization that protected the environment without regard to cost. For example, the EPA is not supposed to weigh the cost against the value of a program that protects the environment. Now, cost-benefit analysis has been used at the EPA to bring about new pro-environment regulation. Bush I completely legislated lead out of gasoline once the EPA showed that the health costs related to the presence of lead outweighed the cost of removing the lead. That was good cost-benefit analysis, challenging the status quo for the purpose of protecting the environment, as opposed to allowing the energy industry to create loopholes to avoid installing important environmentally sound equipment. As for “efficiency,”

the argument is that the NSR program dissuades industrial facilities from updating their equipment to increase efficiency because the cost of installing the environmental controls is too great. Yet if there were no environmental controls and the plants kept updating their equipment without regard for the environment, then efficiency would increase, but at the cost of the environment. Thus, the EPA should not, under any circumstance, support a program that will be harmful to the environment for the sake of cost-benefit analysis or “efficiency.” This is what has struck me so strongly about the recent decision — what has happened to our federal institutions, designed to protect us, which now, in opposition to their own charters, help create programs that harm us? As an aside, the current Bush administration has slashed funding, not to mention purpose — “forest thinning is good for America” — from the EPA. But what bothers me more than Bush’s desire to water down the EPA is that our institutions are so susceptible to the bully pulpit of the President, and more people don’t think this is as ridiculous as I do. The EPA should never enact rules and regulations that allow for polluting facilities to continue polluting. The Clean Air Act was and is about environmental protection, and yet the EPA is nowhere to be found.


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SPORTS THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2003 · PAGE 12

W. Soccer shuts out 3rd straight opponent Parcells’ way or the highway

BY MAGGIE HASKINS

In the season’s second double-overtime game, the Brown women’s soccer team (1-0-2, 0-0 Ivy League) played its usual suffocating defense and limited the Sacred Heart Pioneers to a mere nine shots on goal, on its way to a 0-0 tie at Stevenson Field on Tuesday. The Bears, after some initial trouble with a strong Pioneer push, dominated the game on both ends of the field. The Bears’ defense, led by goalie Sarah Gervais ’04 and back Jill Mansfield ’07, continued its unscored-upon season, shutting out the fast and energetic Pioneers. The Bears allowed only nine shots on goal, and only three of those even touched Gervais’ hands. “I haven’t had to touch the ball much,” said Gervais, “because of our great team defense, which has dominated most of our games.” “We stayed organized [on defense] the whole game,” said Head Coach Phil Pincince. The Pioneers essentially had possession for the first 15 minutes of the game, as they prevented the Bears from clearing the ball out of their defensive backfield. The Bears’ defense reacted well, however, and prevented any subsequent challenges in the last 75 minutes of the game. On the other end of the field, the Bears generated many opportunities, taking 27 shots on goal, but were denied by a strong goaltending effort from Pioneers’ goalie Leslie Konsig, who had nine saves. One of the best tactics the Bears used on offense was Mansfield’s flip throw-in. Drawing on her gymnastics background, Mansfield’s ability to do a flip throw means Brown can “always be on the attack. Even from midfield, we’re a threat,” Pincince said. Every throw-in on

been very impressed with what he has seen thus far. “We’ve done a good job controlling the tempo in our first three games. The defense has the ability to start counterattacks down the other side of the field, and if we start to win the knockdowns on throw-ins and corner kicks, we’ll be very tough.” Bruno has set some very ambitious goals for this season. “The big goal is an Ivy League championship,” said co-captain Kristin Ferrell ’04. Both Ferrell and Gervais said they have noticed some striking differences between

(The Sporting News) — That was Bill Parcells working the Cowboys’ sideline at Texas Stadium last Sunday, an open flame in a hayloft. There he was, glaring straight ahead, hands on hips after a missed extrapoint attempt. There he was, scolding quarterback Quincy Carter about making “impulse decisions.” There he was, shaking his head over a defensive breakdown. Parcells’ players fit him like his 12thgrade jeans. So starting next year, expect the Cowboys to be tailored to their coach. Parcells’ most significant achievement in 2003 might be building a case for tearing apart the roster in the offseason — and rebuilding it the Parcells way. With the way the NFL has evolved, flexibility is an asset in a head coach. Usually, Parcells is as flexible ideologically as he appears to be physically — and this is not a man you want to see try to touch his toes. In his defense, Parcells won nine games in 1997 with his first Jets team, which was not in his image. He also bent enough in New England to build his offense around a young quarterback with a big arm after Drew Bledsoe fell into his lap. But Parcells, who has achieved greatness through rigidity, prefers to do it the way he knows that works. His way might not have worked if he had become coach of the Buccaneers before the 2002 season, however. You can make a pretty strong argument that Tampa Bay would not have won the Super Bowl with Parcells instead of Jon Gruden. In fact, sources say Parcells was talking about trading defensive tackle Warren Sapp for Jets running back Curtis Martin if Parcells had taken the job. Parcells wanted a bigger, stronger defensive front and a more reliable running back. Of course the Cowboys’ talent

see W. SOCCER, page 9

see PARCELLS, page 8

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Jill Mansfield’s ’07 acrobatic throw-ins give Brown greater offensive opportunities. the offensive half effectively became a corner kick for Brown, with Mansfield hurling the ball into the air in front of the goal. Mansfield has also shined on the defensive side of the ball, according to Pincince. “She was one of our big-time recruits,” Pincince said. “She’s a great defender and plays with a lot of composure.” In terms of improvement, Pincince cited a need to finish opponents off, particularly the need to play with more composure on offense and fight a little more in the box. “We are a very young team up-front,” Pincince said, “and we will continue to improve on offense.” Nonetheless, Pincince said he has

After stumbling on the road, field hockey returns home to beat Sacred Heart 3-2 BY MAGGIE HASKINS

Following a lackluster effort at Hofstra on Sept. 6, the Brown field hockey team redeemed themselves in a home game against Sacred Heart. Though the game was far from flawless, Brown dominated much of the first half and parts of the second, walking away with a 3-2 victory to even the team’s record at 1-1. Almost as soon as the 2003 season opener began, the Bears found themselves down 1-0. Two minutes into the game the Hofstra Pride — playing its third game of the season — marched down the field and scored on a penalty corner. The lead did not last very long as the Bears went on the offensive. Meaghan Harwood ’04 tied the game for Brown on an unassisted goal from two yards out. Yet, Brown was unable to control the style of play. Instead of sticking to a more passing centered offensive scheme the Bears followed Hofstra’s “hit and hope” style. “We didn’t play Brown field hockey, we actually played Hofstra style,” said Head Coach Carolan Norris. “We got lulled into that and never broke out of it.” With 9:14 left in the half, Hofstra scored what proved to be the winning goal. On a textbook play, midfielder Katherine Kotowski brought the ball down the right sideline and centered it to Doni-Melissa Jantzen who scored, giving Hoftstra the 2-1 lead. Both teams fought for momentum in the second half but neither was able to put the ball in the back of the net. “We didn’t follow our game plan. We

didn’t play that well and we were still in the game,” Norris said. First team All-Ivy midfielder Lizzie Buza ’04 was quick to dismiss any ideas that the loss could be attributed to first game jitters. “It was sloppy play,” Buza said. “We can’t place any blame on first game jitters because most of our starters are upperclassmen. We definitely played down to Hofstra’s level.” Following the Hofstra game the coaches continued to stress the team’s game plan of keeping the ball on the right side of the field and attacking down the right. During practices, Coach Norris called upon the players to make “more conscious decisions to go right and not just throw the ball around the field,” said Nora Pickens ’04. Entering the game the coaches also decided to tinker with the line-up in an effort in infuse both the offense and defense with a little more energy. Traditionally a midfielder, Brooke Townsend ’06 moved up to the forward line during the game, and Katie Lee ’07 made her first collegiate start at left back and also saw time at sweeper. “We made some personnel adjustments, but I also think playing at home helped. It was just a whole different feeling [yesterday] than Saturday,” Norris said. Co-captain Buza also stressed that home field atmosphere was a de-stresser see FIELD HOCKEY, page 9

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Co-captain Laurel Pierpont’s ’04 goal and overall play helped Brown dominate the first half, though it struggled in the second the team went on to win 3-2.


Thursday, September 11, 2003  

The September 11, 2003 issue of the Brown Daily Herald

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