T H U R S D A Y OCTOBER 30, 2003
THE BROWN DAILY HERALD Volume CXXXVIII, No. 103
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Shuttle system returns to old route plan BY CARLA BLUMENKRANZ
tion was tracking crime in this way and that he would look into making such a map available to students. Greene also told the Council about current efforts to develop two satellite fitness areas on campus by the summer at the latest. Greene is leading administrators concerned with athletics, housing and student life in a UCS-sponsored tour today of prospective residential spaces, including Keeney and Pembroke, that could house small fitness areas. In an update on the Ad Hoc Transportation Management Advisory Committee’s study of on-campus parking, Council member Jason Holman ’04 said parking rates at other schools start in the $400 range. Brown, whose lowest
Once touted as a more comprehensive service suffering from “minor glitches,” the twoloop shuttle system implemented in September will revert back to last year’s oneloop system after delays and confusion about routes dramatically decreased ridership. The two-loop system was a “great idea” that, in practice, didn’t work, said Vice President for Administration Walter Hunter at an Undergraduate Council of Students meeting Wednesday. Few students understood how the routes worked, he said, and those that did found the waits too long to be worthwhile. Since the shuttle reverted to the 12-stop, one-route system Monday, waits have returned to four to five minutes, and ridership has nearly doubled, Hunter said. The next steps in reforming the shuttle system are installing permanent lighting and signage, both expected within the next month, said Abigail Rider, director of real estate and administrative services, and also in attendance at the UCS meeting. Dispatch Coordinator Elisabeth Reinkordt ’05, who formerly coordinated the student-run shuttle service, said the failure of the two-loop system was in part due to the simultaneous transition to professional drivers. The student coordinators who developed the new routes estimated that student drivers could complete them in 10 to 12 minutes, Reinkordt said. But Road Island Red, the outside vendor that implemented the two-loop system, gave their drivers 20 minutes to complete them due to liability concerns. “They added a lot more stretch time than we expected,” Reinkordt said, and, as a result, students often waited at stops for 15 to 20 minutes. A second problem with the way the new system was implemented was the lack of publicity, Reinkordt said. This, too, could have been avoided if students had maintained control of the shuttle service, she said, since they know how to publicize on campus.
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Ballroom: Angie Chen '04, president of the Brown Ballroom Dance Team, directs team practice in Sayles Hall. The team is heading to the University of Connecticut competition this weekend and competed at Harvard last weekend.
UCS pushes for UCS recommends safeRIDE, int’l need-blind safety changes in weekly meeting admission BY KRISTA HACHEY
BY MERYL ROTHSTEIN
Brown is a need-blind institution — but only for Americans and permanent residents. International students, who make up roughly 10 percent of Brown’s student body, are not admitted under a needblind policy. The Undergraduate Council of Students wants to change that. UCS’ Admissions and Student Services committee could present a resolution to the Council as soon as next week asking the University to make need-blind admission for international students a concrete goal, said Ilena Frangista ’06, sophomore representative for UCS and member of the committee. Frangista said she realizes it will be difficult to achieve such an expensive endeavor in the very near future, given the University’s current budget constraints. Need-blind admission for international students would cost the University roughly $2 million to $2.5 million, said Director of Financial Aid Michael Bartini. This figure is only an estimate, and the cost could easily exceed that number, he said. But with the capital campaign underway, need-blind admission for international students “could become a reality,” said UCS Treasurer Thilakshani Dias ’05, who also serves on the Undergraduate Finance Board. Achieving need-blind admission could be on the agenda of the College Advisory Board, a faculty committee to be created in the spring that will advise the administration, said Director of Admission see FINANCIAL AID, page 6
Discussions of recent crimes on campus, ongoing student life projects and, briefly, the urgent need for “UCS quality fun-time bowling” marked the Undergraduate Council of Students’ Wednesday night meeting. Vice President for Administration Walter Hunter told the Council about recent improvements to the safeRIDE shuttle route, ones that have long been cited as a way to decrease crime on the campus periphery. “I went to the stop at the Third World Center to see how the new system is working,” Hunter said. “Every four to five minutes a bus stopped by, and the first one returned to the stop after 21 minutes. Since the changes were implemented, we have seen the number of riders double.” UCS acknowledged the progress made by the reversion to a one-route system but reinforced the need for further refinement by generating a short list of concerns, which included poor lighting, long waits and lack of student awareness, to stimulate discussion. Dialogue progressed to general community concerns, centering largely on on-campus crime and security. Ryan Roth ’04, a student who attended the meeting, proposed the creation of maps displaying campus crime patterns that would be available to the community. “I think students would benefit from a visual representation of where crime is happening on campus,” he said. “If a map of some sort were made available, I know I would probably change my walk route to decrease risks.” Interim Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services David Greene said at the meeting that the administra-
Two evening crimes extend wave Two more robberies occurred near campus Tuesday night, bringing the total number of serious incidents in October to five. A female student walking at 10:42 p.m. at the intersection of Brown and Charlesfield streets was approached from behind by a man who tried to take her bag. He pushed the student to the ground and ran off with her bag. The student had an abrasion on her right hand and forearm, but refused medical treatment. The student described her attacker as 5’4” with short, dark hair, a thin build and clean shaven, wearing a dark crewneck sweater and light pants. After
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stealing her bag, he got into a white van with Rhode Island plates containing at least two other people and fled east on George Street. The Department of Public Safety was then notified of an attempted robbery at 10:20 p.m. of a woman at Benefit and Jenks streets involving the same suspect and white van, which the woman described as having a red interior. Both DPS and the Providence Police have added extra patrols to the campus area. Anyone with information about either of these incidents should contact the Brown University Police Detective Unit. —Herald staff reports
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RISD NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2003 · PAGE 3
After major construction, RISD hopes students will notice Museum
FACES OF RISD: a series of profiles of randomly selected RISD students
Student’s work captures beauty of nature BY KRISTA HACHEY
In a room filled with lifeless mammals, bottled fetuses and walls covered with pinned-up butterflies, Tanya Brodsky RISD ’05, a printmaking concentrator, begins her work shift at the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab on the RISD campus. Though full of vitality herself, Brodsky says she feels right at home amid the thousands of natural relics and stuffed creatures the lab preserves. “I was always coming in here to draw things, and then about a year ago I decided to start working here,” she said. “It’s one of those weird jobs — hanging around dead, creepy things.” High shelves line the cluttered lab. From above, growling wildcats in midpounce keep a sharp eye on the students down below. Unperturbed, Brodsky takes out a zinc etching of a turtle shell she has been working on. Brodsky said she was raised with art and said her grandfather, a social realist graphic designer, inspired her creative pursuits. “My family is originally from Ukraine, and it was realistic government propaganda artwork that influenced my desire to represent things as they are,” she said. In 1992, Brodsky moved to Illinois where she found an environment indifferent to her needs as an artist. “I wanted to get out of the Midwest and do art,” she said, complete with red “Wizard of Oz” shoes and a nose ring. “Art in my town consisted of little old ladies painting neighbors’ houses in watercolor. There was a gallery that dis-
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Tanya Brodsky RISD ’05 works in the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, where she preserves and draws animal specimens. played more conceptual, abstract work, and it was shut down because nobody went to it.” While much of her art is bent on capturing the beauty and intricacy of nature, Brodsky seems to have a keen interest in the unsettling oddities it also creates. Among her plans for the future is a trip to the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, which showcases abnormal natural occurrences like babies with two heads or humans with horns. “It’s like Mecca,” Brodsky said.
“Internally, everybody’s insane and weird in their own way,” she continues. “I want to do artwork that reflects the insanity within ourselves by representing it with a kind of outward insanity.” Envisioning her life in the long run, Brodsky says with a quirky smile that she plans to settle down “someplace warm and take up designing wine labels.” Herald staff writer Krista Hachey ’07 can be reached at email@example.com.
Many RISD students don’t use the RISD Museum or know about its features, and administrators aren’t happy about it. According to Lora Urbanelli, interim director of the RISD Museum, many students think the amount of money the Museum receives from tuition revenue is higher than other departments. But in reality, income from tuition is spread throughout all departments at RISD as evenly as possible, she said. RISD Director of External Relations Ann Hudner said she is frustrated by “the lack of trust from the student body.” She said student turnover as classes graduate makes accurate public perception about the role of the Museum in student life difficult to maintain. Urbanelli said Museum administrators hope to introduce the Museum to freshmen during orientation but haven’t worked it into the program yet. The responsibility now falls to faculty members to introduce students to the huge volume of resources available to them, but time and space force the Museum to turn away classes trying to see specific works of art, Urbanelli said. The RISD Center, slated to begin construction in 2005, will develop the bond between students and the Museum by allowing both bodies to inhabit the same space. Currently, classes and other activities involving students do not share any permanent space with the Museum. The Center, which will be RISD’s first new building in 50 years, will include see MUSEUM, page 4
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space for the textiles collections and the Department of Prints and the Department of Drawings and Photographs; those areas are the two that attract the most student interest. New storage facilities and teaching spaces will allow more students to take advantage of the Museum. In a further effort to involve students, the Museum is accepting proposals for site-specific installations by students this semester. Museum internships are offered during winter session and in the summer, and workstudy employment is available year round. Past exhibits, including last year’s contemporary wallpaper display, have involved collaboration between printmaking majors and featured artists. While the Museum strives to include students, Urbanelli said it still must expand in order to maintain the professional level of an accredited institution. “The mission of a museum is to hold cultural treasures in the public trust so that art is not hid-
the textiles collections and the Department of Prints and the Department of Drawings and Photographs; those areas are the two that attract the most student interest. New storage facilities and teaching spaces will allow more students to take advantage of the Museum. den in private collections,” she said. Without the new space planned into the RISD Center the museum would not be able to maintain its current high standards and continue making new acquisitions, Urbanelli said. “Continually adding to the museum’s collection is the way it survives, like breathing,” she said. “The new permanent galleries will make the work more available to the general public, especially the collection from
safeRIDE continued from page 1 “Once it was out of our hands, it was out of our hands,” Dispatch Coordinator Cisco Dilg ‘04 said of the shuttle system. “I don’t see the two-and-two loop as a failure, because I didn’t implement it.” “Students could have made it work,” Reinkordt added. But, both Dilg and Reinkordt were quick to commend Road Island Red and its drivers, whom they said have made the best of a difficult situation. “Given all the demands placed on Road Island Red, they’ve done a good job,” Reinkordt said. For instance, just this week the service reformed its routes with only a few
the 20th century.” Urbanelli said administrators are considering opening the Museum on selected evenings so students, many of whom spend all day in studio, can take advantage of its offerings. Amy Fitzgerald RISD ’05 said the expanded hours sound like an attractive plan for students, as long as they know about it. “It will only be beneficial if it’s advertised to students and coordinated with classwork,” she said.
days notice, she said. Road Island Red drivers are not permitted to comment on the service, several drivers told The Herald. But, one driver said the main problem with the two-loop system was the lack of publicity. Since shuttle routes changed last week, the driver said there has been a large jump in ridership. Still, the driver hopes for more passengers. “I still want more people to be taking the van,” the driver said. “It makes me feel like I’m doing something.” Herald staff writer Carla Blumenkranz ’05 edits the campus watch section. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CAMPUS NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2003 · PAGE 5
Students found youth community service program BY MICHAEL RUDERMAN
Growing up in a community plagued by drug abuse, teen pregnancy and violence, Luis Pagan ’06 did not want to be part of the problem. But it was difficult for him to find a way to help his “run-down” neighborhood in west Providence. Youth In Action was the only program Pagan found to effect change in his community. The program, founded in October 1997 by three teenagers, including Misty Wilson ’05.5, and an adult, was designed to be “a machine for social change,” said YIA Executive Director Karen Feldman, who has overseen the organization from the start. She reports to a Board of Directors of 15 youth, ranging in age from 14 to 21. YIA’s board controls the operation and budget of the nonprofit organization, which has enabled over 420 youth to help 6,700 people in the Providence community, Feldman said. It is the only organization of its kind in the country, she said. The program may at first appear to be an after-school program for disadvantaged youth, but it “gives these motivated kids an outlet to become good leaders,” said Elda Roman ’05. Through the program, students have taught their peers about issues such as health education, anti-violence, community action, community service and multicultural arts. They also built south Providence’s ArtPark, conducted a survey on the use of lead paint and created a team of students that uses hip hop to “voice their feelings in an artistic format,” Roman said. Run out of a renovated home in South Providence, YIA is overseen by a staff of three adults. Kenny Fernandez, who was 13 years old at the time, signed the purchase agreement for the house in November. 2002. The property and renosee YIA, page 6
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CANDIDATES: Brown College Democrats’ primary candidates’ forum featured representatives (second from the left) from the Dean, Clark, Edwards, Kerry, Kusinich and Lieberman campaigns. The event was moderated by Will Bittinger, the campaigns and internships chair, iIn Carmichael auditorium,Wednesday night.
Lost on campus: international students start LISP BY TARA TUNNEY
International students who find themselves lost on campus — or in the United States — can now call LISP for help. Jason Li ’06, president and self-proclaimed “corrupt head” of the Lost International Student Program, and a group of his friends decided they would start LISP initially as a joke. But, as more people showed interested and wanted to join, the program became more serious. LISP, which Li called a “small social organization for international students and friends,” only began at the beginning of the semester and doesn’t have any goals — yet. But the group does have a Web site — www.lisp.tk — a member list with 31 students and a mission statement that comes in both written and crudely-
drawn comic form. That statement — the non-pictorial one — tells the story of LISP’s origins. “I was talking to a friend from India and she was saying how, despite coming from South Asia, she did not really relate to the people at (the South Asian Students Association).” Li said he felt groups like SASA and the Asian American Students Association were geared toward Asian students who had grown up in the United States. LISP does not cater to a specific type of person as long as they are international, he said, though it does have a few American members as well. The comic mission statement tells much the same story. It depicts an unhappy stick-figure international student arriving in America, where he is lost among overbearing natives. In the
end, the stick figure runs away and finds refuge and love in the LISP program. Although the group only started a month ago, its members are enthusiastic. Since the founding of the group, there have been two informal events — brunch and ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s. The group also plans to have a pumpkin carving, said LISP member Aditi Kibe ’06. Because LISP has not yet registered with the Undergraduate Council of Students as a student group, it must generate its own funds. Li said the group is uncertain about whether LISP will ever register, given the informal nature of the group. “I like that it’s informal and that a lot of people in it are more relaxed,” Kibe said. “It’s more personal because everysee LISP, page 7
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Financial aid continued from page 1 Michael Goldberger. A number of administrators have been receptive to the idea, Dias said. UCS’ goal is to keep the issue present in the minds of administrators until the economic means are available, she said. Need-blind admission is important to remedy the lack of economic diversity among international students, she said. Talented international students are getting turned down each year because they cannot afford Brown’s tuition, Frangista
said. In the Ivy League, only Harvard, Princeton and Yale, all of which have significantly larger endowments than Brown, currently have need-blind admission for international students. When it comes to offering financial aid to international students, “we’re significantly better than lots of institutions,” Bartini said. Goldberger cited a study of the 2001-2002 academic year that placed Brown as the 12thbest school in terms of aid to foreign students. Admittance of international students from diverse economic backgrounds would help Brown be more globally aware and would “improve our way of relating to the world,” said John Eng-Wong, director of foreign students, faculty and staff services. “It allows students to know a bigger part of the world in a personal way,” he said. “How could it not make such an incredible difference?” Goldberger said. Some international students can afford to come to Brown only because they are sponsored by companies in their country, Dias said, which means these students end up having a “vocational” experience at Brown because their sponsor dictates which classes they take.
“It’s just sad,” she said. In the meantime, she hopes that international parents can raise funds to sponsor Brown students, she said. More scholarships, like the Brown International Organization scholarship, would help alleviate the problem, Eng-Wong said. The BRIO scholarship was started by BRIO in conjunction with President Vartan Gregorian and is now administered by the Office of Undergraduate Admission using funds raised by the Office of International Advancement, said International Scholarship Council President Laura Lehmann ’04. Though optimistic about its realization, Goldberger said securing need-blind admission for international students is particularly challenging because of the numerous goals within the financial aid budget alone. The University would also like to offer financial aid to transfer students, increase available funding for Resumed Undergraduate Education applicants and offer more competitive loans to all students, he said.
are currently enrolled at the University. Two of the staffers at YIA are Brown graduates. Adeola Oredola ’02 works at YIA and was selected by the mayor to sit on the Providence school board. “Both Brown students and alums have given this organization a great deal of support,” Feldman said. Roman urged current Brown students to help YIA youth. “They need people to guide them and show them that a college education is valuable,” she said. “They need good role models.” Insurance company Blue Cross/Blue Shield contributed through donations the purchase and renovation of the newly acquired YIA house. Scott Fraser, who works for Blue Cross, said he was touched by the work the young members of YIA have done in their community. “YIA really teaches youth who might be in some challenging circumstances that they can rise to leadership regardless of their environment,” he said.
continued from page 5 vation cost roughly $500,000, Feldman said. The youths raised funds by approaching all 15 city council members, chief executive officers of companies, Mayor David Cicilline ’83 and individual donors. Eleven of the 15 city councilmen contributed to YIA. Help from the Brown community has benefited the program, Feldman said. Thirty-five Brown students work with YIA participants on a regular basis. When Pagan was a sophomore in high school, he worked with a Brown student to write a 12-session health education curriculum addressing HIV and teen pregnancy prevention. “It is one of the most professional curricula I’ve ever seen, and it’s completely written by youth,” Feldman said. The curriculum meets state education standards and has been used by YIA teens to teach their peers. After working with a Brown student, Pagan showed interest in the University and gained admission. Pagan, Roman and Wilson were all active in YIA and
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In spite of everything, the team came out the next morning more prepared for another round of water polo and for the first game of the day against West Coast powerhouse No. 5 UC-San Diego. “We went into the game knowing that they were going to be a very fast, very good team,” Clapper said. “We played better than Friday, but San Diego is just on a whole different level.” “The purpose was not really to win, but to play against one of the best teams for sake of competition,” Sandys said, “and for the most part, we were able to keep up with them.” Co-Captain Doug Grutzmacher ’04, Graeme LeeWingate ’06 and Tiner managed to put up three points on the scoreboard for Brown, but San Diego affirmed its No. 5 spot with a nine-point lead of 12-3 by the end of the fourth quarter. Game three of the tournament pitted Brown against No. 17 Santa Clara and presented a lesson in patience for the team. Though the board read 11-5 in favor of Santa Clara, due to poor officiating, the score did not reflect the nature of the game. “Santa Clara is a good team, but this game should have been a one-goal game, if not a win,” Clapper said. “The officiating was the dominant reason why we weren’t able to keep up on the scoreboard,” Sandys said. “The referees wouldn’t let us play our game and turned over our possessions on offense based on bad calls.” In spite of five goals scored by Tiner, Grutzmacher, Wiener and Thomas Payton ’07, the situation disoriented the team and affected its performance and cohesion. “It was very frustrating because it brought us down and took us away from the game,” Sandys said. “The result was not indicative of talent versus talent but of the refereeing.” The final game of the day and the tournament matched Brown up against UC-Santa Cruz. The Bears dictated the pace of the game, out-swimming their opponents and in particular dominating the two-meter offense position. After 28 minutes of exceptional play, the scoreboard read 11-7 with a Brown victory. “Going into the game we decided not to care about the outcome, to have fun and to not let the officiating affect us,” Sandys said. “We focused on encouraging each other and playing the game.” After a 2-2 tie in the first quarter, the Bears secured the lead
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game against Iona,” Clapper said. with five goals in the following period and an additional four in the second half. Tiner and Payton led the offense, each scoring four and three points respectively. Co-Captain Keith Stanski ’04 had a stellar performance in goal, blocking ten shots, including difficult fourmeter penalty shots. “Goal-tending is one of our biggest strengths,” Clapper said. “Both Fantone and Stanski played very well this weekend, and stopped many shots from up top and in one-on-one situations.” All in all, the weekend’s competition against some of the top teams in the nation thoroughly prepped the Bears for the upcoming Northern Championships this weekend at Boston. “In general, California teams tend to be stronger on counterattacks, so having to guard against that will help us against our game against Iona,” Clapper said. Brown, seeded fourth, will face Iona in the first and most crucial game of the tournament. Winning the first game determines whether or not a team will continue on to the Eastern Championships in midNovember. “Our advantage is that we have a huge bench, and everyone on our team can play,” Sandys said. “We should outswim and out-work Iona.” In its last match-up, Brown soundly defeated Iona 10-7, but because of the paramount importance of the result and the heated rivalry, the game promises to be highly charged with excitement and plenty of physical aggression. “We have to play at the top of our game because both teams are fighting to compete for the chance to continue their season,” Clapper said. “But we’re at a good place right now, and we’re in a good position to be playing our best this weekend.” Herald staff writer Jinhee Chung ’05 covers the water polo team. She can be reached at email@example.com.
students too!” and “crazy generally lost Czech chick” — and their nationality. Some of the nationalities represented include Turkey, Peru, Venezuela, Japan, Lebanon, India, Pakistan and Hong Kong. Regardless of whether LISP becomes a legitimate club on campus, members are having a good time, both Li and Kibe said.
0, have been good enough to keep Dick Vermeil from crying at all this season. Kick-returner Dante Hall has already returned four kicks for touchdowns this season, while Priest Holmes is the best weapon in the league on the most balanced offense in the league. Indy finally has a defense thanks to head coach/defensive wiz Tony Dungy. If he had players of Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison’s caliber in Tampa, they would have won multiple Super Bowls during his tenure. While Hall, Holmes and Manning are gaining MVP consideration, Steve McNair and Randy Moss are big names that also have been carrying their teams. McNair has taken Brett Favre’s title as the best leader in the game. His stats may not be gaudy, but he gets the job done and wins games — with or without practice. Moss has finally regained his dominating form after a couple of mediocre seasons. Even without starting quarterback Daunte Culpepper for a few weeks, Moss has dominated opposing defenses all season and has the Vikings sitting atop the NFC in a tie with the Panthers. Domination cannot be used to describe the New England Patriots, who may be the NFL’s biggest enigma. After opening the season with one of the worst-timed roster moves in recent memory — the release of team captain Lawyer Milloy days before the season opener — the Pats have put together a 6-2 record. Just like their championship season two years ago, the Patriots are not necessarily beating opponents, but just not letting them win. The most impressive thing about their record is that they’ve done it despite having 14 starters missing various amounts of time throughout the first eight weeks. The interesting thing will be to see how the team does as it gets players back. At this point, it’s almost like we’re watching a two-part movie. Plenty of plots are running at once in the land of the pigskin, and it remains to be seen how they will play out. Will the Cowboys and Panthers continue to defy the experts? What stars will put their teams on their backs and carry them to the promised land? Heck, we haven’t even gotten into the impending return of Michael Vick — this was supposed to be his breakout season, remember. The true winners here are us, the NFL fans of America. So grab a burger and a beverage, folks, because it’s game time. Chris Hatfield ’06 is an assistant sports editor.
rates are in the $200 range, would benefit from increasing the cost of parking, he said. Possible methods of assigning cost include implementing a sliding scale based on economic status and charging more for premium spots closest to campus, Holman said. Increasing the cost of spots nearby would allow lower prices in the satellite parking lot he said he hopes will soon be secured in East Providence. Addressing last week’s UCS discussion of the Photo Club’s request to improve the group’s dark room in Faunce House, Greene said, “(The administration) will work to get the darkroom working and will clean up the ventilation system in the near future.” He added that the University is currently determining how to fund the project. UCS Secretary Joel Payne ’05 presented the UCS Community Service Task Force’s first project, which he is spearheading. The Thanksgiving Food Drive, with goods donated to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, will take place from Nov. 3
through Nov. 17. The Task Force also hopes to initiate a mentoring and “shadowing” program for members of Hope High School’s student government, he said. In response to student requests that WebCT allow access to all course syllabi during the shopping period without registration, UCS Academic and Administrative Affairs Committee Chair Charley Cummings ’06 said department chairs would receive a letter encouraging them to submit such documents to the system. First-year representatives are organizing a class Halloween trick-or-treat event. The group is sending residential counselors maps marking participating dorms and chalking out the routes for Friday’s event, which will be held between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. “Dress wacky and come be crazy,” said representative Johnny Lin ’07. UCS members also discussed the need for more internal bonding experiences, such as a group bowling trip. Herald staff writer Krista Hachey ’07 covers the Undergraduate Council of Students. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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bracket. Moss and Charm both won their next two matches, and though both lost their next match, neither went down without a fight. Charm fell to Jeff Hulburt of Hartford 7-5, 46, 10-4, and Moss lost to Patrick Flint of Hartford 5-7, 7-6, 11-9. The Big Green Invitational was the final scheduled tournament of the fall season for the men’s tennis team. Jamie Cerretani ’04 and Adil Shamasdin ’05 will compete at the National Indoor Championships from Nov. 6-9, having qualified at the ITA Regional Tournament from Oct. 18-21. The rest of the team will spend the winter practicing and preparing for the spring season, which, judging from the fall, is sure to be a great success.
cellar. Cornell grabbed an early lead and looked to play spoiler, but Brown continued to control the ball and the field. “I think we kind of have the target on us now and people are trying to play up to us,” Norris said when asked about Cornell’s performance. “Cornell had nothing to lose and we did.” “To come back, everyone realized they needed to step up individually,” Buza said. “We started cutting to the ball better and not letting Cornell receive it.” The increased intensity paid off for the Bears. With just under 15 minutes to go in the game, Buza gathered the ball on the left side of the goal, and sent it toward the cage, where Co-Captain Laurel Pierpoint ’04 scored to tie the game. Brown continued to pound away, and with just under two minutes Tess Belmont ’06 broke away from her defender, forcing the Cornell goalie out of her cage. Belmont was able to slip the ball past the goalie for the winning goal. The momentum from the Cornell victory was evident yesterday afternoon. Brown dominated Holy Cross for much of the game. While the seniors on Brown’s squad have played tremendously for the team all year, Wednesday’s performances spoke volumes about the skill and leadership of the class of 2004. At the 15:49 mark of the first half Brown kicked off the scoring on a penalty corner. After the initial push to Buza, Buza faked a drive and pushed it to the left post where classmate Meaghan Harwood ’04 finessed the ball into the goal. Wasting little time, Brown scored again and once again it was two seniors in on the goal, as Pierpont assisted Carleton. The Bears looked as if they might run away with the victory early, but momentary lapses in defense allowed the Crusaders to tie the game up. But the Bears’ offense was not about to go into hibernation. As the sun set and the lights on Warner Roof came up, Brown’s offense resurfaced. “Everyone was in the game and it was only a matter of time before we were going to score again,” Buza said. “Everyone was giving a second effort. We were not just waiting for a pass but moving and really working well with each other (Wednesday).” Bruno took the lead and never
Herald staff writer Craig McGowan ’07 covers men’s tennis. He can be reached at email@example.com.
looked back on a beautiful goal. The play started when Brooke Townsend ’06 broke down the right side of the field and sent a powerful drive toward the goal. The drive deflected off of a stick and popped into the air where Carleton swept the waist high ball into the back of the goal. Brown added its insurance goal off a penalty corner, when a shot by Evan O’Connell’s ’05 bounced off the goalie’s pads and Buza jumped on the rebound. Pierpont added another goal in the final minute. The success of Brown’s offense this past week was a combination of patience and practice. “We’ve had the opportunities on offense all season, we just have not executed,” Norris said. “We are finally getting the time and pace of the ball down.” “We’ve been working on finishing in breakaway situations in practice,” said Julia Kelderman ’05. “The offense did a great job of capitalizing on their opportunities (Wednesday), which is something we will have to do this weekend.” This weekend Brown will face off against Penn. Penn, Yale and Brown are currently tied for third place in the Ivy League with 3-2 records. The game also marks the final home game for the Class of 2004. “Being tied gives us all the more motivation to come out and win. There will be a lot of push and heart out there,” Buza said. “I’m not worried that our team won’t come to play.” “We have a strong group of seniors who have done a great job leading the team through the season and as a group there is great team chemistry. To finish in third place would reflect the hard work we have put in and the character of this team,” Kelderman said. One senior in particular who has been crucial for the Bears for the past four years is Lizzie Buza. This week Buza was one of 19 athletes chosen for the North roster for the North/South Senior AllStar game on Nov. 22. Buza, a four-year starter at Brown, is, according to Norris, “the key to getting (the team) going. … Lizzie is one of the best overall players in the country, and it is a well deserved honor.” But before Buza can suit up as an All-Star, she and the rest of the squad have important work to do, and the fight for third place in the Ivies begins Saturday at Brown. Herald staff write Maggie Haskins ’04 edits the sports section. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org om.
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LETTERS EXTRA THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2003 · PAGE 9
Angry readers respond to Brougher’s attack on Confederate pride To the Editor:
To the Editor:
Re: “Time to tear down the Stars and Bars,” Oct. 28. I am very alarmed that an editor of any publication would allow one person to print his/her opinion on one subject without knowing what he or she is writing about. John Brougher ’06 is not in any way considered an expert in American history. When they “tear down the Stars and Bars,” they will have to pry them from cold, dead hands, to quote an old adage used for gun control. The War for Southern Independence was fought over “taxation without representation.” The North was constantly trying to raise taxes on Southerners through high tariffs on imported goods, in order to protect the inefficient big businesses in the North. These big businesses could not compete with England and France, with whom the South traded cotton. When Lincoln was elected president, he and the U.S. Congress immediately passed the Morrill Tariff (the highest import tax in U.S. history), more than doubling the import tax rate from 20 percent to 47 percent. A state’s rights to leave the Union it voted to join was not enforced by the Northern lawmakers, although the right was in the U.S. Constitution. Slavery did not become an issue to Lincoln until he decided it would keep England and France from helping the Confederacy. Lincoln in fact stated, freeing some slaves and not others, or by freeing no slaves to keep the Union, I would do so..” A proper quote comes from “our” late President Jefferson Davis: “Truth crushed to the earth is truth still and like a seed will rise again.”
Re: “Time to tear down the Stars and Bars,” Oct. 28. I can point out two historical facts which entirely discredit this tome of ignorance: 1. The “Stars and Bars” is not the Confederate battle flag but instead refers to the Confederate First National flag. 2. The author states, “The Confederate symbols on state flags, for instance, were not placed there following the Civil War as a sort of remembrance.” This is again a complete misstatement of fact as the Confederate battle flag was added to the canton of the Mississippi state flag in 1894. The last time I looked the Civil Rights movement started just a bit after that. This “op-ed” is simply another demonstration of Brown University students, among multitudes of others, are not being taught history but are instead being taught hate.
Mark E. Christian Oct. 28
Col. Michael Kelley, Commanding 37th Texas Cavalry Oct. 29 To the Editor: While there are many schools of thought lying within any newspaper audience, you have to closely monitor fire eaters such as John Brougher ’06. (“Time to tear down the Stars and Bars,” Oct. 28). Like all good propagandists he mixes an occasional fact with a lot of repetitive liberal “philosophy”. If he really wants to preach to those he thinks are below him, intellectually, he would do well to actually study the subject to the point where he would actually sound believable. He may mislead those who are even less knowledgeable than he is, but he does not sway anyone educated in the subject.
Brougher obviously prefers the repetition of unfounded opinions to the hard work required to become somewhat familiar with his subject. H.B. Owens Oct. 29 To the Editor: It is obvious Brougher has no inkling of the American history he is discussing in his recent article. It stands to reason, then, that he should not comment on anyone’s heritage other than his own. The Southern states seceded from the Union to escape laws enacted by a Northern majority Congress to protect Northern industry from competition and levied increasing tariffs on goods imported from foreign countries. There were no traitors in the Confederacy. If there were, why were no Confederate civil officials or general officers tried for treason by the U.S. government? Slavery was constitutionally legal, but morally incorrect, in all the states for 89 years. Northern states enacted “black laws” to protect white workers as early as 1851. The term “separate but equal” originated from a Massachusetts state law enacted in 1845. No, the Confederate States did not fight for slavery or for racism. The Union attacked the Confederacy for one reason: greed. Any other reasoning is an attempt to hide the truth. I am proud my forefathers fought for the independence of the American colonies, the independence of Texas and the independence of the Southern states. Did any of Brougher's family fight in these conflicts, or is he just riding on my forefathers’ bloody coattails? I insist you leave my heritage alone. Ken Fannin Oct. 29
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2003 · PAGE 10 S T A F F
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Not quite yet The Undergraduate Council of Students is planning to vote next week on whether to ask the University to make admission for international students need-blind. This is a laudable goal. Brown’s introduction of need-blind admission for U.S. students in the class of 2007 represented a renewed commitment to educational access. International students should be just as able to take advantage of what Brown has to offer. But UCS also expects the University to foot the bill. UCS representatives concede the endeavor would be costly. Director of Financial Aid Michael Bartini said the cost could easily exceed $2.5 million. Offering increased financial aid to international students would be nice. But the $2.5 million price tag isn’t realistic, and though it is a noble goal, increased financial aid for international students is not — and shouldn’t be — Brown’s top priority. The University has a lengthy list of initiatives and goals that only more money will facilitate. Enhancing the academic offerings and student services available to the students already clamoring to attend Brown should come before increasing aid to foreign students. Transfer students, Resumed Undergraduate Education students and plain old freshmen already struggle to pay for Brown, taking out burdensome loans and requiring great sacrifices by their families. As Director of Admission Michael Goldberger outlined, providing aid for transfer students and Resumed Undergraduate Education students have been on the University’s agenda longer than aid for international students. These goals have yet to be met. A short-term compromise that would help Brown demonstrate its commitment to having a diverse student body would be to admit international applicants on a need-blind basis, but make it clear to these applicants that Brown cannot yet meet their full need, which it promises to do for admitted American students. The University could, upon admitting international students in need of more financial aid than Brown can provide, help accepted students find independent donors and corporations to fund their way into Brown. Some students would still be unable to matriculate, but the socioeconomic diversity of international students would increase. Once the capital campaign is truly underway, increased financial aid for international students would be an excellent rallying call for the thousands of international alumni in the United States and abroad looking for a worthy recipient of their donations. Then, in a few years, Brown could fully back its promise of need-blind admission with increased aid as well.
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LETTERS Transfer orientation and advising actually quite good
McAuliffe has wrong take on community response to Horowitz
To the Editor:
To the Editor:
As transfer students in the middle of our first semester at Brown, we were somewhat baffled by Sarah Green’s two articles addressing the transfer experience (“Exploring bias against transfer students, part II,” Oct. 29). Perhaps Green is no longer qualified to write on the orientation and advising of transfers because many evident improvements have been made in these areas since her arrival. Not only was the orientation program informative and welcoming, but it was guided by Transfer Counselors who had recently transferred to Brown themselves. In addition, we were each advised by friendly, helpful, understanding faculty members and, in some cases, by Dean of Transfer Students Margaret Klawunn. Referring to the “sad lives of transfer students” is both inappropriate and offensive. We chose Brown to escape the “sad lives” we found at previous institutions, and thus far our experience has exceeded our expectations. Maybe we were lucky in terms of housing and having all of our credits transfer, but Green seems to be bitterly describing isolated events that do not apply to all transfers. Other students surely are not biased or rude to transfer students; if anything, they are intrigued and interested in our reasons for leaving our old colleges and making the risky decision to start over. It is important that we recognize and thank the Transfer Counselors and deans for helping us make a smooth transition, and thank as well the Brown community for giving us the opportunity to experience college the way it was meant to be.
I find serious fault in Chris McAuliffe’s (“The final word on Horowitz,” Oct. 28) characterization of the community’s response to David Horowitz. Essentially, his main point seems to be that, “If a person thinks David Horowitz was a waste of his or her time, he or she must not care to learn about conservative thought or about discussing or having intellectual diversity.” Please. I’d perhaps agree with McAuliffe (except for making generalizations) if there had been any actual intellectual content to Horowitz’s lecture. Instead, Horowitz essentially spent half of it praising his own personal history and the other half talking down to the audience about intellectual diversity (I lost track of the number of times a sentence started with the exhortation, “You need to … ”). Rather than taking the opportunity to thoughtfully engage the audience, he simply reiterated his point of view and essentially accused detractors of intolerance. It is also troubling that McAuliffe seems to view the Brown community much in the way that Horowitz does. In his view, people were not disruptive only because the College Republicans and the administration “called us out” and all of the audience questions Horowitz dodged and spun were “insipid” anyway, leading to the conclusion that those of us who criticize Horowitz the most actively must be completely ignorant and couldn’t have arrived at our opinions by reading some of his writings and varying perspectives on them. His inability to even consider why people might think ill of this man and his style as an individual, as opposed to as part of a McCarthyite unwillingness to engage all conservatives, is truly shallow and close-minded. We should all take the question of intellectual diversity seriously, but not to the extent that we automatically accept David Horowitz as the basis for framing that debate.
Jessica Pesce ’06 Abby Preissler ’05 Oct. 29
Sean Siperstein ‘05 Vice-President Brown Democrats Oct. 29
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OPINIONS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2003 · PAGE 11
Playing politics with women’s bodies Furthermore, because the ban focuses ed to the term “partial birth abortion.” BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS COLUMN, President Bush has probably already on the type of procedure and not the time Supporters of the ban succeeded in signed into law the first federal restriction in the pregnancy at which it is performed, choosing the language and defining the on abortion since it was legalized over 30 doctors may be forced to pursue less safe terms of this discussion, and pro-choice years ago. The Partial Birth Abortion Ban forms of abortion at the same stages of activists have failed in getting the mesAct makes it a crime for doctors to per- pregnancy in which they would typically sage across that these procedures are not form the procedure commonly — and perform dilation and extraction. The lack actually “partial births.” When the issue misleadingly — referred to as partial birth of exceptions in the bill also means that has been framed in such a one-sided way, abortion, a procedure that is used in less even pregnant women who discover that it must have been difficult to vote against than one percent of all abortions. their fetuses have serious conditions — the ban for a procedure that Senate President Clinton vetoed this bill twice or will die at or before birth — must still Majority Leader Bill Frist repeatedly called “barbaric.” Rhetoric like this intenduring his tenure in office due to its lack carry their pregnancies to term. The ban — despite being vague in its sified the pressure on Democrats and of an exception for cases where the life of the mother is in danger, and just three description of partial birth abortions — is resulted in 17 Senate Democrats voting years ago the U.S. Supreme Court quite clear on its priorities, and the for the ban, including such liberal leaders declared that a similar law in Nebraska woman falls dead last on this scale. A doc- as Senators Leahy and Biden as well as was unconstitutional for its flagrant tor who performs this ambiguous proce- Senate Minority Leader Daschle. For this I blame, in part, the reluctance absence of protection for the pregnant dure can be jailed for up to two years, and woman. Nonetheless, the Senate passed the father of the fetus and the parents of of the Left to take an aggressive defense of this legislation by a vote of 64-34, a win the woman (if she is under 18) are entitled “partial birth” procedures. There exists an to press charges and seek damages underlying fear among many in the prothat includes 17 Democrats. In a sense, pro-choice leaders lost the against the doctor. This allows for the choice movement that being too forceful fight to keep this procedure legal as soon partner of a woman and a young woman’s and public about this issue would alienparents to have more rights than the ate many in their base, who may not favor as they accepted the usage of the term woman herself has over her own the procedure. Many liberals back away “partial birth abortion.” Medically body. This penalty clearly estab- from this critical issue because they are speaking, partial birth abortions do lishes a form of ownership over afraid that if they tackle it head-on they not exist, and thus the ban causes women’s bodies; if a woman, in will be met with dim prospects of supa great deal of confusion among consultation with her doctor, port. Their assumption is wrong. Only 12 medical practioners as to what decides to abort a pregnan- percent of Americans believe that aborconstitutes a partial birth cy using a specific proce- tions should always and in all cases be abortion. The procedure dure, her parents and illegal, and I am convinced that if more that most resembles the partner hold some sort Americans were accurately informed description of the bill is of legal claim to that about partial birth abortions, they would known medically as dilafetus even as she must oppose outright and definitive bans on tion and extraction, yet rachel forfeit her control of the procedure. Members of Congress, as the broad descriptions marshall well as pro-choice activists, should trust her body. in the bill mean that the marshall These logistics are Americans by stressing truth over rhetodoctors are unclear as plan gaining far too little ric and medical facts over political jargon. to what procedures are attention. The debate Rather than cautiously backing away legal. This severely limits was essentially over as from the issue of partial birth abortions, women’s access to safe soon as the Left conced- our leaders should confront the issue abortions, as many doctors are reluctant to perform any procedure that may be Rachel Marshall ’04 dedicates this column to her stepmom, and women interpreted as a criminal act. everywhere who fought for the rights this generation takes for granted.
directly and engage the public in an open discussion. The partial birth abortion ban is fundamentally about chipping away at women’s right to choose any form of abortion, and it is sadly one of several such policies that is gaining momentum. The Unborn Victims of Violence Act has been proposed in each of the past three sessions of Congress, but it is not until this year’s murder of the pregnant Laci Peterson that the bill gained broad support. The act — now exploitatively known as Laci and Conner’s Law — mandates that anyone who assaults a woman and either hurts or aborts her fetus will be prosecuted with an additional charge on behalf of the fetus. The actual goal of this bill — one that many on the right freely admit to — is to grant the fetus personhood, so that harming a fetus is the equivalent of harming a person. It is simply another desperate attempt by anti-choice leaders to chip away at the right of a woman to choose to control her own body. It is time for politicians to stop playing games with women’s bodies. Though the Partial Birth Abortion Ban is likely to be ruled unconstitutional once it is challenged in court, its passage is a signal that the right to legal and accessible abortions is hanging on by a tiny thread. As soon as Bush gets his awaited Supreme Court nomination, the 5-4 majority in favor of Roe v. Wade is likely to be shattered, meaning that we can lose our right to choose before many of us even realize it was threatened. It is time for us all to wake up and react aggressively to the continued attacks on women’s rights by this Congress and this administration. Our mothers fought to earn us the legal right to control our own bodies — it is now up to us to preserve that right for our future daughters.
Our preoccupation with finding love at Brown Students looking for a serious relationship need to stop trying so hard because it’s probably not going to happen I AM SO INCREDIBLY SICK OF HEARING makes himself out to be. If someone who’s students on this campus whine about its so insecure has the balls to ask out six girls lack of dating and/or serious relationships. over three weeks after facing rejection after Whether it’s a conversation in the Blue rejection, how many girls would he be askRoom, a post on the Daily Jolt or a column ing out if he were secure — upwards of 20? in the pages of this newspaper, it’s the It takes a certain amount of confidence to put oneself out there and ask same complaints time after someone out on a date, because time. Don’t people ever get DIANA in reality, no one’s going to ask if tired of singing the same ROSENTHAL GUEST COLUMNIST he or she doesn’t think there’s tune? some possibility of getting a In his column yesterday yes. One must be secure with (“Facing our fear of intimacy with creativity,” Oct. 29), Judah Lakin listed himself or herself to head into a situation the grandiose schemes he’s used to ask girls where rejection is a possibility. And perhaps this is the reason behind out — attempts that are extravagant and out there to compensate for his self-pro- students not going around leaving notes claimed awkwardness and insecurity. For for people in the Rock or buying a dozen someone who’s so insecure, Lakin sure candy bars and showing up at someone’s deals with the possibility of rejection well door (but I’ll have to hand it to Lakin — … over and over and over again. I find the nice move bringing chocolate to a girl). main point of Lakin’s piece a bit elusive, And it really takes a certain amount of conand I’m confused as to what he’s trying to fidence and security in oneself to say, “I say. I think his main point falls somewhere have come to realize that I deserve a bangalong the lines of girls should ask guys ing girl in every respect — physically, emoout/I want a relationship, not a random tionally and intellectually. I won’t settle for hookup/Brown students have a fear of inti- less.” If every self-proclaimed socially awkmacy/I’m a socially awkward and insecure ward insecure guy at Brown walks around guy (a socially awkward guy at Brown? thinking that he’s entitled to a girl who’s Never…). Or, maybe it’s just another stab at “banging” in every sense, well then, I can see why the male student body might be so getting himself a date. Lakin does not come across as the inse- whiney. On the random hookup issue, I’ve got to cure and awkward “white dude” that he agree with Lakin; the casual drunken Diana Rosenthal ‘05 hails from Brooklyn, N.Y. weekend hookup thing at Brown is a sad
If a sober guy knocked on my door for 20 minutes at 2:30 in the morning asking for a kiss, after first cursing him out for waking me up, I wouldn’t see the request as,“Would you like to develop a relationship with me?” but more like, “It’s 2:30 in the morning and I’m horny, can I kiss you?” and pathetic vicious cycle, but it practically comes with the collegiate territory. However, Lakin’s attempt to get a kiss follows along the lines of the one-time hookup phenomenon. If a sober guy knocked on my door for 20 minutes at 2:30 in the morning asking for a kiss, after first cursing him out for waking me up, I wouldn’t see the request as, “Would you like to develop a relationship with me?” but more like, “It’s 2:30 in the morning and I’m horny, can I kiss you?” And I don’t think asking a girl for a kiss in the middle of the night counts as asking her out on a date. Now, I don’t want this to appear as an attack on Lakin. His story is the same as so many other students’ (males, in particular) at Brown; he wants to date, he wants a girlfriend, blah, blah, blah. But for a guy who claims to not have the time or patience for game playing, he certainly seems to be
exerting a lot of effort into his pursuits. The whole baggage/suitcase thing? Come on now. I don’t think Brown students have a fear of intimacy (or a fear of intimacy of creativity, for that matter), but they do have a preoccupation with finding love/companionship. It’s a huge world out there with a lot of other people besides Brown students. You might not find love here or even form a serious relationship during your time on College Hill. Get on with life. I know I didn’t come to Brown looking for a relationship (lucky for me), but if it happens, so be it. I’m not about to start slipping people notes in the SciLi or tell someone at the Ratty he’s so hot he’s making my ice cream melt (good one, right Judah?). To those who are constantly on the quest for love: chill. It’ll happen, just don’t force it. Pick up a hobby, join a club, get a job. Or just keep plotting ways to get a girl to date you.
THE BROWN DAILY HERALD
SPORTS THURSDAY OCTOBER 30, 2003 · PAGE 12
Tackling the NFL’s first half FINALLY, THE BASEBALL SEASON HAS come to a close. The Marlins once again reign supreme in the baseball world, while the chaos is only beginning in the Bronx. Meanwhile, the NBA has just begun and the NHL is hitting its stride. As exciting as those two sports are, nothing really matters until the playoffs in April and May because half the league makes the postseason in each league anyway. No, friends, the action right now can be found CHRIS HATFIELD in the NFL, the THE MAD HATTER perfect cure for your baseball hangover. It’s just about the midpoint of the season, and as usual there is plenty to talk about on the gridiron. Last season, the increase in passing and big-play offenses throughout the league was supposed to usher in a new era in offense. But, that movement died in Super Bowl XXXVII when the Bucs defense made a mockery of the Raiders offense. Yes, folks, just like retro jerseys, running the ball is back in style. Leading the way, a couple of backs, who were previously only viewed as slightly better than average, are having breakout seasons — Jamal Lewis and Stephen Davis. Lewis already has 977 yards rushing after seven games, including an amazing 295 yards in week two, a new record. The amazing thing about Lewis’ success is that he’s doing it with opposing defenses stacking the line of scrimmage because the Ravens have the worst passing offense in the league. Davis also does his work without much of an air attack. Davis is doing his thing quietly, as he seems to have done his whole career, and he has led the surprising Panthers to a 6-1 record. Speaking of surprise teams, nobody predicted the start the Cowboys would have, even after adding Bill Parcells as head coach. But, the ’boys have reeled off a 5-2 start, although most of the team’s success has been against sub-par competition. The real test for the Big Tuna and company will be keeping the pace for the rest of the season. On the other side of things, last year’s Super Bowl teams, Oakland and Tampa Bay, have been two of the most disappointing teams in the league. At 2-5, the Raiders seem to have forgotten where they found the fountain of youth last season, and there certainly will be many changes made to this club soon. But, the Bucs don’t seem to have as much to worry about. Despite their lack of a rushing game, they didn’t have one last season either, and they seem to be coming around. Look for this team to get back into the hunt soon. One team that has already righted the ship after an early crisis is the Rams. We may have seen the last of Kurt Warner after his hideous performance in week one and the subsequent emergence of Marc Bulger as more than a one-year wonder. Even without Marshall Faulk for most of the season, the Rams may be the NFC’s scariest team, as they have reclaimed their title as the “Greatest Show on Turf” and gunned their way to 5-2. In the AFC, the favorites at this point have to be the Chiefs and Colts. The Chiefs, the only undefeated team left at 8see HATFIELD, page 7
Jay Fantone ’06 along with Keith Stanski ’04 were huge contributors in goal for the Bears.
M. water polo takes one of four against tough California foes BY JINHEE CHUNG
The men’s water polo team returned from sunny Fairfield, Calif., with a win and three losses in the Davis Shootout. The tournament, hosted by the University of California-Davis, brought together some of the top teams in the nation, including UC-San Diego, Santa Clara and UC-Santa Cruz. The Bears are now 9-10 for the season before the Northern Championship held this weekend at Harvard. Brown’s first match up was on Friday afternoon against No. 16 UCDavis. Within the first few minutes of play, Davis immediately took the lead with three unanswered goals before Brown’s lone goal of the half was scored by Sean Tiner ’06, which was soon followed by two more points for Davis. The Bears fared better in the second half, with another goal by Tiner and two more by Andy Wiener ’06. Goalie
Jay Fantone ’06 stopped 12 shots by Davis, including two four-meter penalty shots. But Davis held onto their lead and sealed the win with five additional goals, bringing the final score to 10-4. “Because of the wear of traveling, we initially started out slow in the first half,” said Coach Todd Clapper . “Overall, it wasn’t an extremely wellplayed game, though towards the end we started looking more like ourselves, but not in top form.” In addition to fatigue brought on by the long trek across the country, the Bears also had to tackle jetlag and the outdoor pools of California. “We had to acclimate ourselves to playing outdoors,” Pat Sandys ’05 said. “In an outdoor pool, you have less perception of how far you are up and down the pool, and it’s more difficult to judge your position.”
Coming off a thrilling victory against Cornell on Saturday, the Brown field hockey team (10-5, 3-2 Ivy League) took to the turf Wednesday against Holy Cross, looking to extend its current winning streak to three. Capitalizing on Holy Cross’ propensity to push its defense upfield, the Bears utilized a strong breakaway offense and defeated the Crusaders 5-2. “We are in a groove right now,” said Head Coach Carolan Norris after the game. “We are playing well. It’s not like I really have to do too much. I just watch them play, which is great.” The Bears kicked off this winning streak last Wednesday with a dominating 4-0 victory over cross-town rival Providence College. In perhaps its most
BY CRAIG MCGOWAN
dominating offensive effort of the season thus far, the Bears racked up 25 shots, compared to Providence College’s meager eight. Lizzie Buza ’04 scored two goals on the afternoon and assisted Molly Carleton ’04, who also scored twice. Bruno was able to sustain the momentum against Cornell on Sunday despite the six-and-a-half hour bus ride to Ithaca, N.Y. Even after being down most of the game, the Bears were able to pull out a 2-1 victory In the first 10 minutes the Bears had numerous opportunities to score, but were unable to convert. This opened the door for a feisty Cornell squad that currently resides near the bottom of the Ivy
Brown doubles once again was the crown jewel of the men’s tennis team at last weekend’s Big Green Invitational at Dartmouth. Though the Bears had only three players competing in the tournament, the doubles team of Phil Charm ’06 and Richard Moss ’06 captured the doubles title. Charm and Moss defeated two teams each from Harvard and host school Dartmouth en route to their doubles crown. After beating Raj Shrestha and John Bois of Dartmouth 8-3 in the first round, Brown took on Scott Denenberg and Brent Saiontz of Harvard, winning 82. Charm and Moss faced off against David Webb and Andres Reyes of Dartmouth in the semifinals, prevailing by a score of 8-3. Following these controlling performances, Brown defeated Brandon Chiu and Gideon Valkin of Harvard 8-3 in the final. Charm and Moss’ doubles performance has been typical of Brown doubles all fall. In four tournaments, Brown has won five doubles titles, as some of the tournaments have multiple doubles brackets. With this impressive display, Brown has asserted itself as the top doubles school in the region, with a strong singles game to back up the inevitably powerful doubles play. “We have dominated every team in our region in doubles this fall, but we still have much to improve on doubles-wise as we haven’t come close to reaching our potential,” said Head Coach Jay Harris. In singles play, the Bears had several tough matches. Charm lost his first match to Jesse Paer of Dartmouth 2-6, 7-6, 6-3, and Moss fell to Chiu of Harvard 6-2, 6-4. Luke Tedaldi ’06, who did not play in the doubles bracket, received a first-round bye but lost to Valkin of Harvard 6-4, 6-2. Following the tough first matches, the Bears stormed back in the consolation
see FIELD HOCKEY, page 8
see M. TENNIS, page 8
see M. WATER POLO, page 7
Offensive barrage gives field hockey three wins in a row BY MAGGIE HASKINS
A dominating doubles squad leads M. tennis