M O N D A Y NOVEMBER 1, 2004
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Democrats canvass New Hampshire, fighting for swing votes BY AMY RUDDLE
A school bus packed with people, pins, stickers and pamphlets rolled through the rain and fall foliage to the town of Derry, N.H., on an educational misCAMPAIGN sion — informing 2 0 0 4 undecided voters why they should cast their votes for Democratic candidates on Tuesday. This weekend, the Brown Democrats sponsored one of the last in a series of canvassing trips to swing states, joining other local Democrats on two separate trips — one to Derry and one to Manchester, N.H. Though it was an early 8:30 a.m. when volunteers left, they were awakened and cheered by a surprise visit from Providence’s Democratic mayor, David Cicilline ’83. Cheerily passing out coffee and donuts, Cicilline rode on the bus with other volunteers before helping in Derry. “This election matters more to the country than people can imagine,” Cicilline said to a group of campaign workers at Marion Gerrish Community Center in Derry. “Let’s get to work!” Most volunteers were sent out to deliver literature and pamphlets to residents of both Derry and neighboring Londonderry who were undecided or leaning toward voting for John Kerry. Derry has accurately predicted the winner of every presidential election since 1960 — whoever wins the hearts and votes of the people of Derry wins the presidency. Canvassers looking at maps given to them by campaign leaders at first wondered if the difficult driving directions were written by the George W. Bush
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A jack-o-lantern with a sweet tooth lit up the steps of a Hope Street house during a Halloween party Sunday night.
Night with BuDS workers highlights pros and cons of extended hours At the beginning of the year, the Gate and Josiah’s began to stay open until 2 a.m., an hour later than in previous years. Though students say they like the additional hour, student workers with Brown Dining Services have reported problems with the new schedule. The Herald sent a reporter to spend the Thursday late shift with BuDS workers at the Gate.
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BY ALLISON WHITNEY
11:07 p.m. “What time is it? My watch just broke yesterday. It’s going to drive me crazy all night.” Brian Corcoran ’06, a supervisor at the Gate, is waiting for his late-shift workers to arrive. Because he’s working as a substitute, this is the fourth day in a row that Corcoran has worked a shift at the Gate. Late arrivals are a constant problem for late-shift supervisors like him, Corcoran said. The shift, which runs
Ferguson decision, in which the Supreme Court upheld the legality of “separate but equal” schools for African American and white children, the Marshall court of 1954 decided Brown would “cut through the dark years of segregation with laser-like intensity,” Bell said. Marshall himself thought segregation would be completely eradicated five years after the decision, Bell said. But Brown met with massive resistance. In addition, the mere existence of the Brown ruling legitimated the situation of race relations in 1954 and the perpetuation of unequal educational opportunities for African Americans, Bell said. Despite tremendous difficulties in implementing Brown and the
11:30 p.m. By this time, four out of the six people signed up for the late shift are clad in aprons and at work serving sandwiches and pizza. Student workers at the Gate Thursday aren’t quiet about the problems caused by later hours of operation at the Gate and Josiah’s. Closing at 2 a.m., versus the previous closing time of 1 a.m., means workers and supervisors leave at 2:30 or 2:45 a.m. after cleaning up. At that hour, SafeRIDE is making its last rounds, and Clair McClung ’05, unit manager of the Gate, said workers sometimes miss the last shuttle. Angela Alexander ’07, a cashier supervisor, said by the time students get out from the late shift, Thayer Street is empty. Alexander usually works at Jo’s but is subbing tonight at the Gate. One night, though, she walked one of her cashiers home from Jo’s to the Pembroke campus because she was worried about her walking alone. Similarly, Corcoran said he often gives his workers a ride home after the late shift. But these are not permanent solutions, and McClung said she has been working with the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Transportation Office to solve this problem. She said a plan is being worked out to make taxis available free of charge to
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Bell criticizes effects of Brown v. Board ruling BY KIRA LESLEY
Calling race “the unsolved problem of American democracy,” New York University Law School professor and activist, lawyer, teacher and author Derrick Bell told an audience Friday that the Brown v. Board of Education decision has been ineffective at combating racial inequality. Bell spoke to a crowd of about 70 in Smith-Buonanno 106. The lecture was the final installment of a year of events focused on the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas decision. Bell analyzed events leading up to the historic decision, the case’s ramifications and the current state of race relations in the United States. Bell said he believes issues of racism and discrimination are very much alive
in the United States, contrary to many Americans’ beliefs that opportunities are now equal among whites, blacks and Hispanics. The Brown decision has not had the positive effects on education that many people thought it would and today holds little more than symbolic value, Bell said. Most white children attend primarily white schools, while most African American and Hispanic children attend primarily African American and Hispanic schools, Bell said. School funding and resources are also distributed unevenly, Bell said, with the primarily white schools enjoying the lion’s share. “The Brown decision as legal precedent is of virtually no use in correcting this sitution,” Bell said. By rejecting the 1896 Plessy v.
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I N S I D E M O N D AY, N O V E M B E R 1 , 2 0 0 4 Buddy Cianci documentary could be near completion after more than two years in production arts & culture, page 3
Hay Library’s collection of miniature soldiers is like a fast ride through history arts & culture, page 3
President Bush is willing to do almost anything to get people’s votes, says Katy Crane ’07 column, page 11
from 11:15 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., forces students to rush and finish homework before coming in to work, he said.
Ari Savitzky ’06 writes that he is worried that tomorrow’s election might not be over tomorrow column, page 11
M. water polo suffers sudden-death loss to Harvard but manages victories over MIT and Fordham sports, page 12
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TO D AY ’ S E V E N TS CONVERSATIONS IN AFRICANA WRITING 6-8:30 p.m. (George Houston Bass Performing Arts Center) — Professors Ama Ata Aidoo, George Lamming and John Edgar Wideman will discuss African-American, Caribbean and African literature and the experience of being black in modernity. HONG KONG STUDENTS ASSOCIATION BIG 2 TOURNAMENT 7 p.m. (Upper Blue Room) — A tournament of Big 2, the unofficial Asian version of poker. Experienced teachers will be on hand and prizes will be up for grabs. $5 buy-in.
“PERCEPTIONS OF THE PAST IN ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA” 8-9:30 p.m. (Salomon 001) — Marc Van De Mieroop of Columbia University will speak as part of the Kirk Lecture Series on “Writing History in the Ancient World.” RED BULL ICE BREAK DVD PREMIERE 9 p.m. (Salomon 101) — A screening of a new film that showcases the surfing talent of the Northeast on the Noca Scotia coastline.
TOMORROW ’S EVENTS “MY DISABIILITY, GOD’S ABILITY” 4-5 p.m. (Smith-Buonanno 106) — Dr. Young Woo Kang, who serves on the National Council on Disability, will give a talk on his new autobiographical book “My Disability, God’s Ability: 7 Principles of Triumphant Life,” which has been recognized as Book of the Year in Korea.
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TEA WITH PROFESSOR HAYDEN 5-6 p.m. (Petterutti Lounge, Faunce House) — Escape the political chaos with professor of psychology Brian Hayden. Tea and snacks will be provided. WATCH THE ELECTION RETURNS AT THE WATSON INSTITUTE 8-11 p.m. (Media Room, Watson Institute) — Watch the elections results with international relations students and faculty. Sponsored by the IR program and the IRDUG.
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Hay’s miniature soldier collection portrays more than three centuries of history BY JUSTIN ELLIOTT
One would do well to look over some history before venturing to the miniature soldier collection in the John Hay Library. Tucked away behind closed doors in a gallery on the third floor of the Hay lies this unique and wondrous display of over 5,000 miniature lead soldiers and historical figures, part of the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection. Here, in cases on permanent display, are symbols of the fruits of centuries — predominately the 16th century to 1945 — of human effort and expenditure devoted to a single pursuit. The collection ranges from massproduced, plain-featured children’s toys to intricate historical scenes personally commissioned by Anne S.K. Brown, who donated her vast military collection to the University in 1981, four years before her death. Contained here, in the meticulously constructed figurines, is seemingly every permutation of attire, cap, helmet, gun, sword, vehicle and animal that men of every race and every epoch in modern history have deemed fit for war. From “Prince Albert’s Own” Hussars, dismounted, to the Red cavalry of 1918. From the French Dromedary Corps, circa 1800, to Zulu warriors. From Nazi motorcyclists to Confederate infantry. The craftsmen who made these figures achieved an astonishing verisimilitude, down to a dab of pink on a soldier’s cheek, the hollering of an angry elephant and a military standard flapping, as though in the wind. A highlight of the collection is an elegant piece depicting two French soldiers in the retreat
from Moscow in 1812. A drum lies on the snowy ground and the pale hand of a corpse protrudes from a snow bank. One man leads the other, atop a dark horse, which takes a reluctant step forward. Both men look dejected, their tattered winter uniforms covered in frost. There is also Henry VIII with his six doomed wives, Washington and Lafayette at Yorktown and the stately emperor of Ethiopia in 1934, protected from the sun by an attendant with a long red umbrella. Robert E. Lee is cast as a fierce, mean-looking man in stride, musket and sword in hand. These toys will transport a willing visitor from his thoughts and worries. To see the processions and the splendor of so many nations spanning so many years in one room has this effect — even unfamiliar figures garner equal attention. It is oddly comforting to imagine times when a harsh winter could repel an imperial army and when Americans fought for independence, and to think those events are fewer generations removed from today than it sometimes seems. In one case, amidst the figurines, are a set of simple, dirty objects that look more like chessmen than toy soldiers. A closer look at the label, though, reveals that these are a set of general’s map-markers actually used by Napoleon to plan his campaigns. It is worth a trip to the Hay to see these markers alone. Herald senior staff writer Justin Elliott ’07 can be reached at email@example.com.
Cianci documentary could be near completion BY JULIANA WU
Former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci has been in federal prison for about two years, but he has not been forgotten. The colorful and muchloved official, who remained in office during his 2002 trial and conviction for racketeering conspiracy, will soon have his full story told through a documentary, “Buddy, an American Story,” created by independent filmmaker Cherry Arnold with the help of Brown students, faculty and alums. In 2002, intrigued by the mayor’s story, Arnold began a two-month campaign of writing letters to Cianci, asking for permission to follow him around. Eventually the mayor ceded to her efforts and allowed her to shadow him around for a year until two days before he went to prison. According to Arnold, Cianci did not embrace her and her camera with open arms. “For the most part he would ignore me. In a few cases he was mean,” Arnold said. “But I would say on the whole he was very generous, under the conditions that he was enduring.” Cianci, who served a total of 21 years in two separate stints as mayor, is credited with revitalizing a struggling Providence. But the mayor came under FBI investigation after he was suspected of taking bribes for favors such as tax breaks, jobs and special deals on city-owned land. Cianci was indicted on 12 counts of racketeering, extortion, bribery and mail fraud conspiracy and was convicted on one count of racketeering
conspiracy. He received a sentence of 64 months in federal prison. Several Brown faculty members and students have been involved with Arnold’s film. Jeff Zimbalist ’02 is working as the film’s editor, and other Brown students have worked as interns. Chris Savage ’05 has worked on post-production for the film since last summer. Currently the only intern, he spends 10-15 hours a week researching, transcribing and editing footage. As an art-semiotics major, Savage is completing an independent study based on his editing internship, in which he says he’s “trying to understand the editing process from an academic perspective.” His independent study has also allowed Savage to give Arnold his input. “She is open and cares about what I think,” he said. “There’s been so many people that have worked on this project and made it possible, especially the Brown students,” Arnold said. She said she has been so pleased with the help that Brown students have given her that she is currently thinking of bringing another intern onto the project. The film is not an attempt to reveal scandals unknown to the public. Instead, Arnold looks into Cianci’s mayorship from an anthropological angle, taking an in-depth look at Providence’s and Rhode Island’s history, citing Brown as a “fantastic resource for background information” on city politics, urban policy and history.
Darrell West, chairman of the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions and professor of political science, has served as one of the key advisors for Arnold’s research on the political context surrounding Cianci’s mayorship. West, who focuses on public opinion and has known Cianci for about two decades, provided Arnold with information on public opinion polls about Cianci. West will review the rough cut of the film once it is completed, looking primarily at the piece’s factual accuracy. However, he said his contribution to the film is “pretty informal.” “The documentary really is (Arnold’s) vision,” he said. If Arnold can attain one more grant from the Rhode Island Council on Arts and Humanities, she will be able to release the film this spring; if the grant does not come through, she will not be able to complete post-production work. But Arnold said she is hopeful that “Buddy” will premiere at the Avon Theater on Thayer Street, and she is planning a free screening on the Brown campus with West’s help. Television networks such as HBO, PBS and the Discovery Channel have already shown an interest in broadcasting the film, Arnold said. Savage said his work with the film has made Cianci “more of a human and less of a political figure. And I think that’s something that happens to everyone when they see this, when they see the documentary. You get to see all the different sides of the guy.”
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University plans Student enterprise DormSnacks.com interdisciplinary opens after meeting U.’s requirements approach for new archaeology institute BY STEVE MOILANEN
BY MARY-CATHERINE LADER
A search is underway for the director of a new Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, created by a recent gift from Chancellor Emeritus Artemis Joukowsky ’55 P’87 and Professor Emerita Martha Sharp Joukowsky ’58 P’87, both longtime supporters of the University. The institute, which will be housed in Rhode Island Hall, will be an interdisciplinary center focusing on the ancient Mediterranean region and Western Asia, the region of much of Martha Joukowsky’s own work in archaeology. “I have always had the dream of creating an institute that would provide a multi-disciplinary or cross-disciplinary approach to this area of study,” Artemis Joukowsky said. The institute will unite faculty from departments including classics, Egyptology, history of art and architecture, anthropology, religious studies and Judaic studies. It will incorporate the existing Center for Old World Archaeology and Art, from which Martha Joukowsky retired as director in July. “I have wanted to see archaeology expanded as a field ever since I started here,” Martha Joukowsky said. But she emphasized that she will not be involved in the process of hiring a director and plotting a course for the new institute. “I’m out of this process completely, which is as it should be,” she said. Dean of the Graduate School Karen Newman is chairing the organizing and search committee for the new institute. The committee began looking for a director this summer. Although today is the official deadline for applications, the committee will continue to accept applications but will begin narrowing the applicants to a shortlist of candidates. Newman is pleased with the response so far. “We want someone both with skills to lead and administer, but who has a strong and internationally prominent research record, and also who is looking at the future of archaeology,” she said. The director will have a tenured senior faculty position in an appropriate department and should be in place in time for the next academic year. The Joukowskys are not disclosing the value of their gift, but it will provide new funding for research, including off-campus fieldwork, library resources and the renovation of Rhode Island Hall. The gift will also provide for the center’s director and for one additional faculty member to be hired annually for the next four years, each with slightly different areas of focus. These professors will have joint positions in other departments. “The expectation is that (the institute) will become a hub and center for archaeological work across campus and bring together scholars who may dig, for example, in other areas of the world, but will share theoretical
Democrats continued from page 1 campaign to trick them. After several wrong turns and misadventures down muddy, unpaved roads, one group of volunteers found their neighborhood. The volunteers were of various ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. George Nees, secretary general of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, has been campaigning for various candidates since the 1968 Humphrey-Nixon election, and part of his job includes such political work. The Nees family is one with a high level of political involvement. Nees’ daughter worked on Rep. Dick Gephardt’s Democratic primary campaign, and his son Patrick Nees ’01 was canvassing for his first time. Isaac Belfer ’08 trudged faithfully through the drizzle, placing Kerry campaign literature on front doors. Belfer has enjoyed his two canvassing trips, especially the opportunity to interact with local residents. “I’ve met some great people,” he added. Since Sept. 2, the Brown Democrats have organized approximately 15 trips to states in which the election is closely contested, including three overnight trips to Philadelphia and New Hampshire, said Seth Magaziner
Four weeks ago, four undergraduates saw the culmination of months of planning and labor when they launched DormSnacks.com, an enterprise that delivers food and dorm necessities to students’ doors — but only after making sure that the business wasn’t violating University rules about student-run businesses. The business, which delivers food and goods ordered on the Web to Brown dorms, features about 500 different items. Since the Web site was launched four weeks ago, business has been going well, planners say. “The level of interest has been really great,” said Robby Klaber ’07, adding that he thinks “students realize the service they are getting.” He said all of the orders have gone smoothly so far, noting that all the deliveries have occurred on time. Klaber joined with Kevin Dickson ’07, Chris Bennett ’07 and Matt Bornstein ’07 to create the business, which has been a long time in the making. Dickson came up with the concept of delivering food and other goods to students. The idea, he said, developed out of frustration with the overpricing at many area convenience stores and the difficulty of lugging groceries back to his dorm on cold days. “(The business) is a service I thought a lot of students could benefit from,” Dickson said. To operate its enterprise on campus, the group had to comply with University policies on student-run businesses. According to the Student Activities Office Web site, the University’s tax-exempt status “can be jeopardized when individuals in the campus community operate a business enterprise on University premises.” Dickson said one of the first things the group did was meet with SAO administrators to discuss how to comply with University policy. Phil O’Hara, assistant director of student activities, met with the group. Though he supported the idea, he
said he wanted to make sure that it conformed to University policy. “You want to find a way to do it within the guidelines,” O’Hara said. Student enterprises have been shut down in the past for violating University policy. Earlier this fall, University administrators halted the sale of Ethernet cables made by members of Tech House. According to Richard Bova, director of residential life, Tech House’s sale was cut short because it had not registered its enterprise with Brown Student Agencies. Obligating enterprises to register with BSA is a matter of protecting students, Bova said. He said if a student bought a product from an unregistered enterpris, he or she would have no recourse against that enterprise if the product were faulty. Enterprises are restricted from using Brown’s Ethernet network system, which is considered a University facility. The owners of DormSnacks.com operate their site outside the Brown network. Another stipulation that DormSnacks.com had to contend with is that students who act as “commercial agents” cannot use Brown’s facilities, including residence halls, for the purpose of doing business. So, to circumvent this regulation, instead of delivering goods directly to students’ doors, the company asks people to pick up their deliveries outside of their residence halls. Currently, the group is looking to expand to offer delivery services to the RISD campus, which Klaber called “a really good niche” for the business. Klaber hopes there is staying power for the business. “Ideally, it would be great if it continues on past graduation,” he said. Starting the business required an enormous investment of time for all the founders of the company. Dickson estimated that all of the undergraduates have put several hundred hours of work into the business. He believes the end result will be worth it and said that he would do it again if given the choice.
and technical interest with archaeology in the institute itself,” Newman said. Locating it in Rhode Island Hall will place the institute at the heart of the campus and make use of a building that Newman said some have deemed underused. In addition to the labs and classrooms that will eventually be built in Rhode Island Hall, archaeology students will benefit from increased fieldwork opportunities abroad. “It really is an opportunity for Brown to be absolutely the best in this field, certainly in the nation and possibly in the world,” Newman said. “We already have enormous strengths in ancient studies … so this is just a great opportunity to consolidate and expand those strengths to a new level of achievement and excellence.” Martha Joukowsky herself has led one of Brown’s most notable archaeological studies — the excavation of the Great Temple in Petra, Jordan — for the past dozen years. An exhibit of artifacts from the site was dis-
played at the American Museum of Natural History in New York last year and is currently in Cincinnati. Artemis Joukowsky said he and his wife strongly believe in the “intrinsic value” of dedication to a university. They were honored for their commitment to Brown at a gala celebration on Oct. 22. “They have been, as they always are in all their years of generosity to Brown, among the most far-sighted and generous donors in terms of asking what the University needs and not what they want,” Newman said. Despite their longstanding history of generosity to Brown, Martha Joukowsky said it would have been unethical to make a donation to her own field before retirement. Another major reason for the timing of their “leadership” gift is the upcoming announcement of the capital campaign, which is currently in its “quiet phase.” “I’d love to have people to do the same sort of thing,” Artemis Joukowsky said. “We’ve tried to be the models.”
’06, president of the Brown Democrats. This weekend, in addition to the day trip to Derry, some students made an overnight trip to Manchester to see Kerry speak at a rally on Sunday. For each trip, anywhere from 50 to 100 people have shown up to help canvass undecided voters and show support for Kerry, Magaziner said. “There’s just been a huge response of people coming,” he said. Each week, close to two buses have been filled with students and area residents eager to help the Kerry campaign, with new faces appearing each week. “It’s not just the same group of people going up every week,” Magaziner said. On each trip, volunteers have done a variety of campaign activities, including working phone lines calling voters, holding signs on street corners in major cities, registering voters and driving door-to-door in neighborhoods to speak to residents about Democratic candidates. One of the major goals of the Brown Democrats is to increase Kerry’s visibility in swing states and to make sure that voters are aware of his positions on key issues, Magaziner said. The Rhode Island branch of the Kerry campaign is run by two people, one of whom is Jennifer Thomas GS, and the Brown Democrats have been one of the most active school groups involved in the campaign process, Magaziner said. “Two weeks ago, we turned out more people than any other school in Massachusetts or New
Hampshire,” he said. Magaziner said that to realize the effect the day trips are having, “you just have to do the math.” With each trip, sending anywhere from 50 to 100 people, times the number of trips and the number of hours spent campaigning on each trip, “there has to (be) an effect over time,” Magaziner said. Both Evin Isaacson ’05 and Allison Barkley ’07, who have campaigned in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, said they felt that their efforts have had a positive effect. “You get the feeling that you’re part of something huge,” Isaacson said. In Derry, Isaacson ran into a campaigner for America Votes, a non-partisan organization whose goal is to get people to vote, and felt a sense of camaraderie, she said. Even though Saturday’s efforts consisted mainly of dropping off literature and didn’t involve much human interaction, “you still get a feeling that you’re doing something,” Barkley said. On an earlier trip to Pennsylvania, Barkley stood on street corners waving signs, dancing and registering people to vote — there were cars honking and showing support, Barkley said. Joining forces with University of Pennsylvania students, Brown Democrats canvassed the suburbs outside of
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BuDS continued from page 1 BuDS workers, but the plan has not been finalized yet. The second problem with the later hours is that more customers are coming in intoxicated. McClung said weekends are now very busy late at night. It is especially in the extended hour that workers see the largest number of drunk students, she said. 11:45 p.m. More students fill the Gate, and a long line of customers forms in front of the cashiers. Theft at Jo’s has doubled this
year, Alexander said, and between one and three professional BuDS employees stand guard there each night. She said she can understand keeping the eateries open late on the weekends, but not during weekdays. And she said the University needs to provide security for student workers and incentives to work the late shift. Rielle Navitski ’06, who has been serving pizza most of the night, said the new hours offer “trivial convenience for students versus a real negative impact for workers.” She said she does not think business increases, but only becomes more spread out throughout the night.
12:30 a.m. Corcoran finds five beer cans in the dining area but is unable to find anyone holding a can. No alcohol is allowed in the Gate, and Corcoran said BuDS supervisors will take away students’ Brown ID cards if they come in with any. The crowd is quiet tonight, but that’s not necessarily always the case, Gate workers say. Alexander said when people are drunk, they’re more likely to argue with the cashiers or even threaten them. On a Friday night about three weeks ago, a student who tried to buy food with a card that didn’t belong to him assaulted a cashier after she told him he couldn’t use the card and confiscated it. McClung was called a few minutes after the incident. Though she said it wasn’t clear if the student was drunk at the time of the assault, Gate workers said Thursday that this incident represents the drawbacks of the new longer hours. While McClung didn’t know the ultimate outcome of the incident, Alexander said a report was filed with the Department of Public Safety. McClung said that overall it is “harder for workers to serve” customers who are intoxicated. Former UCS Campus Life Committee Chair Ari Savitzky ’06 said the growing problem of drunk and disorderly Gate customers brings up the underlying issue of Brown’s alcohol policy and how strictly it is enforced. “It’s a tragedy of the commons,” he said, adding that the way to deal with this is to tighten enforcement of alcohol policy in all areas of campus, including dorms. 12:45 a.m. Joshua Levi, a Johnson and Wales sophomore in culinary arts, puts on a James Bond soundtrack. Levi has been on the job since 8 p.m. tonight but still manages to find the energy to wage a music war with his fellow workers. By 1 a.m., No Doubt is rocking the Gate. Tonight, two of the workers are Johnson and Wales students. Traditionally, JWU students staff only Josiah’s, but since the hours were extended for the Gate and Josiah’s this year, it has been difficult for BuDS to staff the Gate with only Brown student work-
ers. McClung said the late shifts were understaffed until the beginning of October, when BuDS began to use JWU students to fill in the gaps. She said the Gate is normally a popular place to work, but the last shift’s later hours have made staffing very difficult, even though it lasts three hours instead of the typical four. Savitzky was a key figure in bringing about the longer hours during his tenure as chair of UCS’s campus life committee. Later hours at Jo’s and the Gate were part of a campaign to create more spaces, later hours and increased services for students, he said. He and others on the committee last year thought that there would be some students who would want to work later shifts, Savitzky said. But staffing shortages this year on the Gate’s late shift have suggested otherwise. Matthew Randle ’06, who had permission to arrive late for the shift, is doing the dishes tonight, bringing the total number of workers at this point to five, not including cashiers and supervisors. But for the first four weeks of the year, McClung washed dishes every night he worked because the Gate was so understaffed. McClung said JWU students working at the Gate is just a temporary measure and she hopes to return to full staffing by Brown students next semester or next year. “It’s worrying to us that we may have to do this every semester,” Corcoran said. He and others working here tonight talk about the atmosphere at the Gate being very open and friendly. Corcoran said, “There is a very high chance of seeing someone you know working at the Gate, but that will never happen at Jo’s, because everyone who works there besides the cashiers is a JWU student.” Ben Creo ’07, UCS class representative and appointments chair of the campus life committee, said, “Student workers give the Gate a distinctive personality.” He said the campus life committee is trying to balance this with the extra hours. Creo suggested that one solution to the staffing problem would be to close the food serv-
ices at 1 a.m. but keep the space and the packaged food sales open until 2 a.m. He said this would allow the workers to clean up and leave earlier and would also make students more likely to leave before 2 a.m. 1:15 a.m. Levi, who lives on Federal Hill, starts asking around for a ride. He said he has gotten a ride back home every night he has worked except the first night. Walking back takes him around an hour and a half, he said. Levi has worked for BuDS for a month now and at the Gate for only two weeks. He works here and not at Johnson and Wales because BuDS pays $2 more per hour than JWU’s dining services. Though he said that it is more fun to work here, he said he’s upset by how rude Brown students can be. He said he and other JWU students at Jo’s often publicly admonish students who don’t say “please” and “thank you” or who grab food from serving trays, to set an example for other customers. 1:30 a.m. In the past half-hour, 84 people have bought food at the Gate. Tyler Hicks ’08 is one of them; he said he always has his last meal of the day between 1 and 2 a.m. and likes the Gate because it is close to his dorm, Woolley Hall, and because it has a very relaxed atmosphere. Zach Augenfeld ’07 said the Gate is convenient for him because he goes to bed at 3 a.m. While he thinks that the weekends at the Gate are not very different from how they were last year, he said people are “sometimes fools.” One night, he said, he saw an intoxicated girl knock over the pizza bar. “It’s definitely unacceptable. People at this school should be mature enough to know what not to do,” he said. Creo said the administration has told UCS that there is a larger problem of student disrespect for facilities and workers on campus. One example is an increasing number of students lighting toilet paper on fire in first-year dorms, he said. 1:55 a.m. Two DPS officers arrive to speak to Corcoran. They’re there to check in and make sure that the workers haven’t had any problems. They tell Corcoran that Jo’s had had theft problems tonight, but Corcoran assures them that everything is normal at the Gate. Corcoran said that the police have started dropping by here since the assault three weeks ago, and it has helped somewhat in controlling customers’ behavior. 2:01 a.m. “What time is it?” Corcoran asks. He walks to the Meeting Street entrance of Alumnae Hall to lock the front doors of the building, then locks the back entrance. By 2:05 a.m., the dining area is empty of customers and the workers are sanitizing the kitchen area. Luckily, Levi has found a ride home tonight, and everyone is out of the building by 2:30 a.m. Just before leaving, however, Corcoran finds an opened package of blueberry muffins in one of the display trays, but oddly, the package seems almost full. He shakes his head and throws it away.
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Taliban offshoot threatens to kill abducted U.N. election workers KABUL (The Washington Post) — Three kid-
napped U.N. election workers appeared frightened but otherwise well in a videotape aired Sunday on the al-Jazeera satellite television network. Their kidnappers, in telephone calls to news agencies, threatened to kill the hostages in 72 hours unless U.N. and foreign troops withdrew from Afghanistan, and Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners were freed from U.S. military jails. The three hostages—Annetta Flanigan of Northern Ireland, Shqipe Habibi of Kosovo and Angelito Nayan, a Philippine diplomat—were shown huddled together and sitting cross-legged on a floor. The three were abducted Thursday afternoon by several men in military uniforms brandishing AK-47 assault rifles, in the first such abduction of foreigners in Kabul since an American bombing campaign drove the Taliban from power nearly three years ago. The kidnappings prompted a massive security review for the estimated 2,000 Westerners here, as fears mounted that the abductions could presage a deadly new phase in the ongoing, low-level insurgency that has included suicide bombings in the capital and roadside bombs and ambushes in the southern and eastern regions of the country. Jaish-e-Muslimeen, or Army of Muslims, a splinter group from the ousted Taliban government, issued a set of four demands in telephone calls to news agencies. The group called for the United Nations to cease operations in Afghanistan and condemn the “attacks and invasion of Afghanistan by foreign forces.” It also demanded that the United States free all prisoners held at its detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and other U.S. prisons in Afghanistan. The group appealed directly to the home countries of the hostages. A spokesman said one demand was that Britain and Kosovo “withdraw their forces immediately” from Afghanistan—even though Kosovo, a province of Serbia currently under U.N. protection, has no troops in the country. In its final demand, Jaish-eMuslimeen said the Philippine government must “condemn the invasion of foreign forces in Afghanistan.” The demands were issued separately by
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Poll reflects dissatisfaction with U.S. candidates
Outside monitors face obstacles in U.S. election
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Los Angeles Times) — With
MIAMI (Los Angeles Times) — If they can get in
Iraq’s election just three months away, it’s little surprise that talk at the bustling Al Mutanabi book market turned recently to the upcoming vote. A group of book-browsing intellectuals sparred over which leader they thought would be best for the future of their country and who would fight hardest to end terrorism. It was exactly the kind of robust dialogue one would hope to find in a budding democracy. Problem is, the intellectuals were debating the U.S. election, not their own. When it comes to Iraq’s vote, there has been almost no campaigning or political discussion, but many citizens are paying close attention to the U.S. presidential race. “Of course I care about the U.S. election,” said Adil Sabr Jalout, 50, a technical adviser at a state-owned steel company in the southern city of Basra. “Our future is dependent upon it.” According to an October poll by the Iraq Center for Research and Strategic Studies, more than 45 percent of Iraqis believe the outcome of the U.S. election directly will affect the direction of their country. But if a recent poll and a sampling of interviews with everyday Iraqis around
the country are any indication, neither President Bush nor Sen. John F. Kerry is particularly popular. The poll found that 21 percent of Iraqis prefer Kerry and 17 percent like Bush, a difference that is within the survey’s margin of error. The majority of nearly 2,000 respondents — about 59 percent — said they don’t like either candidate. “I wouldn’t vote for either because both are useless,” said Abed Qahir Abed Azziz, 37, an attorney in the northern city of Mosul. “Neither Bush nor Kerry can solve our problems,” said Atheer Adil, 27, an Arabic-language student in Baghdad. Iraqis’ views about the U.S. race offer a window into the types of issues that probably will dominate their own election. With car bombings, assassinations and other attacks occurring nearly daily in Iraq, security tops the list. “The most important issue is who will stop the terrorism,” said Adnan Mohammed, 58, a teacher in Kirkuk, in the country’s north. Other priorities include unemployment, infrastructure improvements, the departure of foreign troops and housing, according to the Iraq Center’s
Sunday’s runoff elections, four weeks after first-round contests in Brazil’s 5,500 municipalities, sealed the PT’s grip on nearly 400 cities, double the number it won four years ago. Among its notable victories Sunday were in Fortaleza, the capital of Ceara state, and Vitoria, the capital of Espirito Santo. Earlier, the party had scored outright first-round wins in Belo Horizonte and Recife, two other major capitals, as well as in a number of smaller towns in the countryside, where the party’s following has been weaker. Still, the loss of Sao Paulo, whose mayor occupies one of Brazil’s highestprofile political posts, was a bitter one for the PT, which got its start here.
the door, election observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will be keeping an outsider’s eye on the U.S. voting process Tuesday. For the first time, machinery created at U.S. government prompting to foster the spread of democratic elections throughout the former Soviet bloc is being used to assess how freely and fairly America chooses its chief executive. On Tuesday, at least 75 election monitors from OSCE, an intergovernmental organization founded to help bridge the East-West divide during the Cold War, plan to be on the ground in precincts from coast to coast to observe and deliver an independent evaluation of how America votes. Under its commitments as an OSCE member, the United States is required to invite the outside scrutiny of its electoral process. What the observers will be able to see firsthand, though, is still unclear. Konrad Olszewski has flown to Florida as part of the international team, but the elections adviser from Poland said Saturday he might not be able to get very close to the ballot box. Olszewski and another foreign observer from Canada were received courteously the previous day by Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood, but told that under the laws of this state, poll-watchers must be registered voters in the county where they desire to observe the voting, and must submit written applications in advance, said Alia Faraj, Hood’s spokeswoman. Olszewski said he came to his meeting with Hood in Tallahassee bearing documents from the U.S. State Department attesting his status, but that made no difference as far as Florida law and officials were concerned. “The secretary of State welcomed us, but said she really had no authority to give us access (to the polls) on Election Day,” Olszewski, a former journalist with the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, said. As of Saturday afternoon, Olszewski was in Miami, meeting with Miami-Dade County election officials and becoming resigned to the likelihood he would not be able to get inside polling places Tuesday. “I’m not very optimistic at the moment,” he said. But, Olszewski said, he was being allowed in Miami to observe early voting, the opening of mail-in absentee ballots, and
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Workers’ party is handed election setbacks in Brazil SAO PAULO, Brazil (Los Angeles Times) — In
a midterm election setback to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the ruling Workers’ Party lost its hold Sunday on the mayoralty of this sprawling metropolis of 10 million people, South America’s largest city. The party also was defeated in a runoff race in Porto Alegre, a traditional leftist bastion in southern Brazil that has had a mayor from the Workers’ Party for the last 16 years. The poll results in the two cities, among the country’s most important state capitals, represented a disappointing coda to a municipal election season that otherwise produced significant gains for the Workers’ Party, or PT, especially in Brazil’s vast interior, away from the urban centers where it does best.
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Observers continued from page 7 had been told he could be present for the tallying of results. Urdur Gunnarsdottir, spokeswoman for the OSCE mission, said problems similar to those Olzewski is encountering have been cropping up in numerous locales because the United States, unlike many countries, has a decentralized elections system. “It’s taking us a lot of time to get access to polling stations because
Iraq continued from page 7 survey. The scheduled January election ranked sixth on the list of top issues facing Iraqis, garnering just 2 percent, according to Sadoon Dulaimi, the director of the center. In interviews, Iraqis disagreed about whether they thought Bush or Kerry would do a better job providing security in Iraq. Several said they hoped Kerry would win because he might offer a fresh start and has expressed a desire to bring U.S. troops home. “The attacks will decrease if they elect Kerry because he will reduce the presence of U.S. Army in Iraq,” said Juma Abadi Omran, 33, a merchant in Basra. Perhaps nowhere are such sentiments higher than Fallujah, the restive Sunni Muslim stronghold that is bracing for a second U.S. invasion aimed at routing insurgents who have taken control of the city. Some residents expressed hope that Kerry, if elected, would stop a planned offensive in the city. “We hope that Kerry will come up with positive political solutions to resolve the conflicts in Iraq by ending the occupation,” said Jabeer Hussein, 57, a retired college professor in Fallujah. “It’s time for Kerry to come and fix Bush’s mistakes by pulling out the troops so we can live in peace,” teacher Abid Abaas said. Other Iraqis, however, said they believed Bush would be firmer against terrorists and has more experience in the Middle East.
Bell continued from page 1 continued discrimination African Americans faced, many whites were happy with having a legal, if not practical solution, he said. Many whites took the attitude, “Blacks got what they wanted — what more could they ask for?” Bell said. In the South, schools didn’t fully comply with Brown for decades, Bell said, which was long enough to rob many Southern African American children of the education they were purportedly guaranteed by Brown. Bell quoted W.E.B. Du Bois’s “prophetic” predictions about education, saying, “What Negro children need is neither segregated schools nor integrated schools — what they need is education.”
we have to go to each and every county,” Gunnarsdottir said from Washington, D.C. “I do not exclude that there will be polling places where we can’t enter. But I don’t believe we’ve exhausted all our means yet. We’re still talking to people, and getting great help from the Federal Election Commission, the State Department.” Andrew Bruce, 34, a Briton who has been observing elections for the OSCE for four years, said he was planning to be in Ohio Tuesday, but that he didn’t know whether he’d be allowed to watch
“If Bush wins, maybe he will get tough on the terrorists,” said Khalib Ali, a retired government worker in Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad. “Kerry might not take the job as seriously. He will never understand the situation as well as Bush. Iraq’s problems are in Bush’s hand.” Mosul political analyst Masued Bala, 40, agreed. “The one who started the job must finish it,” he said. Some Iraqis credited Bush for removing Saddam Hussein from power, but the subsequent military occupation has left a bitter taste. “I wish that Bush will lose because he invaded our country,” said Dawod Salman Dawod 45, a supervisor at the Basra Gas Co. “I prefer Kerry,” said Hussein Abdulla, 41, of Baghdad’s Sadr City. “Bush reminds us of the brutal war we just witnessed.” Others worried that a victory for Kerry would cause further delays in resolving Iraq’s problems as the new administration crafted its approach. “We’d have to start at the very beginning, and this will take time,” said Suhail Mana, 52, a teacher in Baghdad. He noted the changes that occurred in U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians when the presidency shifted from George H.W. Bush to Bill Clinton and then to George W. Bush. Several Iraqis questioned whether it mattered who won the U.S. race, saying the candidates’ policies on Iraq don’t appear to vary substantially. Baghdad artist Zahir Hashim put it this way: “I can liken them with two persons going to the same place, but each one is going on a different road.”
Bell also examined the Brown decision in the context of historic civil rights decisions. Many legislative and judicial actions touted as landmark advances for African Americans’ rights were actually implemented in large part for the benefit of whites, Bell said. The Emancipation Proclamation was adopted largely to help win the Civil War, Bell said. The Brown decision helped win the Cold War by somewhat legitimating the United States’ claims to support freedom and equality, he said. Likewise, affirmative action helped whites by diluting the “old boys’ club” of American society. While Bell acknowledged some positive effects of affirmative action, he said it is a flawed and paternalistic practice. In response to the charge that affirmative action does not help people of low socio-economic status, Bell replied “So what? No
people actually vote. During a trip last week to Pennsylvania, Bruce said he and a fellow election monitor from Russia had tried to meet with that state’s secretary of State and director of elections in Harrisburg, the state capital, but had to settle for a telephone conversation with the secretary’s chief of staff. “There is so little awareness of the OSCE here,” Bruce said. “People in the Balkans know a lot more about us.” In former Soviet republics including Armenia and Azerbaijan where the organization has sent election observers, they’ve been received by the prime minister, Bruce said,
Brazil continued from page 7 Especially embarrassing for Lula is the fact that the new mayor-elect, Jose Serra, is the man he beat for the presidency in a landslide two years ago. This time, with most precincts reporting, Serra was headed for a convincing win over Lula’s preferred candidate, incumbent Marta Suplicy, a veteran PT activist. Serra, a one-time national health minister, capitalized on dissatisfaction with Suplicy’s record on public health and transportation as well as with voter resentment to what many consider her haughty, imperious attitude. Serra’s election means that the governorship and mayoralty of Sao Paulo state and city — Brazil’s financial and industrial
Since 1991, the year the Soviet Union broke up, a Warsaw, Polandbased branch of the OSCE, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, has been responsible for observing elections in the 55 member countries. Originally, the office focused on the often tortured transition from single-party to democratic rule in the former Soviet republics and satellite nations of Eastern Europe. Around 2000, however, the office began sending observers to watch and rate elections in established Western democracies, including France, Britain, Spain and the United States. This year, the OSCE has dis-
nerve center — will be controlled by the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, putting it in position to mount a potential challenge to Lula in the 2006 presidential race. But Lula’s chief adviser, Jose Dirceu, dismissed speculation that the loss in Sao Paulo might trigger changes in national policy or even a Cabinet reshuffle. “There won’t be any changes before December,” Dirceu said. “After that, there may be some adjustments, but more with the objective of serving the government’s priorities.” Sunday’s runoff here ended an expensive, often nasty campaign that outspent any previous race for mayor. The two candidates traded accusations of dirty tricks and their campaigns received frequent appearances by leaders from both parties. Although some analysts had cast the contest as a referen-
patched observation and assessment teams to view elections in Russia, Ukraine, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kazakhstan and Belarus, among other nations. The idea of outside observers at a U.S. election doesn’t sit well with all American politicians. “It strikes me as somewhat presumptuous that someone from a foreign land who is unfamiliar with our institutions and traditions would come in here and act as judge and jury on our elections,” said Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas. “And it is setting a precedent. What is it going to be like in 15-20 years? Could the United Nations then be running American.
dum on Lula halfway into his term as president, polls suggested that voters were concerned more with local issues and personalities. Many criticized Suplicy, a former sex therapist famous for her highfashion wardrobe, as being arrogant, and opted for the comparatively colorless Serra despite the fact that his campaign offered almost no policy proposals. At a gathering of elderly voters last week, Suplicy cried as she told the audience how difficult it was to be a powerful woman in a male-dominated world. Over breakfast with colleagues and reporters on Sunday, she vowed to fight till the last vote was counted. “I have faith I can still win,” she said, although polls throughout the last four weeks showed her trailing her opponent by significant margins. “I’ve done everything I could.”
a spokesman for the Army of Muslims, Mohammed Ishaq, who contacted the French news agency Agence France-Presse, and by a commander of the group, Sayed Mohammed Akbar Agha, who telephoned the Reuters news agency. Ishaq said that if the governments involved did not meet the group’s demands, they would “witness the deaths of their nationals in three days.” The United Nations appealed for the release of the hostages,
saying all three suffered unspecified ailments. “We call on those holding them not to harm them,” said U.N. spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva. “All three require medical attention, and the best response to such a situation is their immediate release.” He declined to give further details. A senior official with Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry, Shah Mahmoud Miakhel, in an interview confirmed the hostages were in the hands of the Army of Muslims but said he was “one hundred percent certain” that they had been seized initially by a criminal gang, perhaps hired by the group. Miakhel confirmed reports
that commander Akbar Agha, several months ago broke away from Taliban leader Mohammad Omar because of disagreements over how best to continue the insurgency and whether to disrupt the Oct. 9 presidential election through violence. Omar, along with Osama bin Laden, is being hunted by U.S. troops in Afghanistan’s mountainous regions. Miakhel said Akbar Agha’s faction is relatively small and lacked the logistical structure in Kabul to carry off the kidnappings. “He doesn’t have a network.” A spokesman for Omar’s Taliban faction disavowed any connection with the kidnappings.
one program is supposed to cover every damn thing.” He went on to say he supported the creation of programs that did more to support African Americans from lower socioeconomic levels. Bell said although he believes racism is a permanent institution in the United States, Americans should continue fighting for equality, adding that if people in the past had not taken on causes thought to be hopeless, “the world would be a lot worse today.” “I think taking on challenges that have little chance of success is the purpose of life,” Bell said. The quest for equality in education has not been completely fruitless, Bell said, citing the success of some charter and alternative schools such as the Frederick Douglas Program in Harlem and the Bell After-school Program in Boston. But inequality in opportunities remains a large problem in
the United States, and race is a big issue in Tuesday’s presidential election, Bell said. Although both John Kerry’s and George W. Bush’s campaigns have downplayed race, it will play a critical role in the election, he said. Bell said that many Americans, including some African Americans, were willing to overlook Bush’s shortcomings because of his “folksy-whiteness.” In addition, many Christian African Americans find their social beliefs to be closer to those of Bush. Bell said he disagreed with the decision of some African Americans to vote for Bush because of his social policies even if they disapprove of his economic and foreign policies. Bell said that although he supported Ralph Nader in 2000, he is voting for Kerry this year. “If I were on the moon somewhere, not having to pay the piper, I would say, if Americans want to vote Bush back in, let
them vote him back in,” he said. Bell said he felt Bush’s Middle East policy is isolating the African American community from other people of color worldwide. But Bell said he is concerned that Kerry’s policy in the Middle East might not be different enough from Bush’s. “The big problem is our complete failure to be the arbitrators, mediators in that situations, rather than letting Israel do whatever they want,” Bell said. He said that in most elections in his life he had voted for the “lesser of two evils.” But Bell said the future would be different if Americans elected leaders who understood the restrictions and disadvantages of racist thinking. “Teaching the truth about what racism does to whites as well as blacks is the great challenge to social reform,” he said.
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M. hockey continued from page 12 “There’s a tendency to discount this team without Yann Danis (’04). Scott stabilized himself and showed he can play strong tonight,” Grillo said. Brown got on the scoreboard at 7:17 of the second period when defenseman Paul Baier ’08 blasted a shot from the right point that beat Grumet-Morris. Baier’s first career goal, assisted by Sean Hurley ’08 and Ihnacak, jolted the Bears to life. Sean Dersch ’07 scored for Brown to tie the game at 10:17 of the third period. On the play, Grumet-Morris came off the left goalpost early, and Dersch found just enough space to beat him.
W. soccer continued from page 12 Bears. The Quakers were able to get on the board again late in the second half to give them an insurmountable two-goal advantage. Despite being down two goals, Brown continued to search hard for a goal. “I thought we played a very solid game. We gave a lot of extra effort,” said co-captain Michelle Sriwongtong ’05. That attitude has been a staple all season for the Bears, who have been in every game they have
“We got the puck deep, and Jeff (Prough ’08) made a nice pass to me,” Dersch said. “I was just trying to put it on net.” Prough earned an assist on the goal, as did Chris Swon ’05. After tying the game, Brown was unable to put it away in the five-minute overtime period. Grillo was happy with the performance, especially considering the lack of practice time the team has had this year. “We haven’t skated a lot together yet,” Grillo said. “There are a lot of new faces in new spots, and it will take a bit to get it to gel.” The Bears travel to Cornell and Colgate universities next weekend. Herald staff writer Matt Lieber GS can be reached at email@example.com.
played despite playing a very difficult schedule. “We knew we had nothing to lose. Playing together this year has given us a really nice feel for each other. This year has been very valuable in getting experience for the future,” Schreck said. With only two seniors on the team — Sriwongtong and Kim Hagner ’05 — the Bears will return many starters next year. The Bears hope to end the season on a positive note when they host Yale University in their final game Saturday at 7 p.m. Herald staff writer Justin Goldman ’07 can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Philadelphia. There was the “sense of a united front, forging a sense of common ground,” by working together, Barkley said. Students canvassed a crosssection of neighborhoods, from areas predominantly filled with mobile homes to neighborhoods of large, multi-storied upper-middle-class houses. Campaigning in Philadelphia took place mainly in suburban areas, while New Hampshire was more rural, which made her experiences interesting, Barkley said. Isaacson mentioned the difference in literature produced by the Kerry campaign for the states. In New Hampshire, the materials focused on social security and tax cuts, whereas in Pennsylvania, jobs and employment were of top interest, she said. “It was interesting to see how the literature got tailored to each area. … This was not necessarily the same with Bush,” Isaacson said. While scripts are given to campaigners, they generally do not follow them, as most canvassers find it more effective to give their own personal reasons for voting for Kerry, Magaziner said.
the Bears never looked back. Andy Wiener ’06 recorded four goals, and six other players also netted goals. “The nice thing about this game was there were a lot of assists and cross passes,” Gall said. “Things really came together. This is a new team in a lot of ways, and people are starting to understand how they fit into the offense.” In the Eastern Championship Tournament, which will be held
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M. soccer continued from page 12 shots were off cage. Our defense remained strong because we had a good performance out of our four backs,” Noonan said. The Bears’ win this weekend was crucial and helped put the team back on track in league play. Scoring four goals against a powerful Penn team is a sign of the team’s continued drive for its
on Nov. 13-14 at Bucknell University, Brown will be playing against some teams it has never seen before. Depending on how the team fares, it could face off against familiar opponents, including Harvard and MIT. Though it is a long shot to win the tournament, the team believes this will be a good opportunity to continue to improve. “We hope to improve and work on a few more things in the next two weeks and during the tournament,” Gall said. “I think we can come together even more than we already have.”
second consecutive Ivy League Championship. This Friday the Bears continue Ivy League play against Yale University. “We’ve played pretty well the last couple games, so this gives us even more confidence heading into the game against Yale. It also means that we’re still in the hunt for the Ivy League Championship, so Yale, like the Penn game, is a do-or-die game, and that’s how we are going to approach it,” Caldwell said.
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Power of the blue states A New York Times article yesterday noted that residents of swing states have had a front-row seat in the presidential campaign, while residents of solidly red and blue states “squinted at it from bleacher seats.” This insight would be disheartening for Brown students and other politically minded residents of Rhode Island — if it were true. There’s no question at this point that Rhode Island’s four electoral votes will go to John Kerry on Tuesday night. Rhode Island is the most heavily Democratic state in the country; national candidates don’t often visit here, and their ads don’t air on local television. But while the national media casts the election as a battle for the swing states and relegates the solid “red” and “blue” states to the sidelines, Brown students and other local residents are proving assumptions wrong. Students are not sitting idly to the side, waiting for the residents of swing states to cast their ballots; nor are they content with voting themselves, if the state they vote in is not competitive. Brown students and Providence residents are doing more than participating — they’re doing everything they can to help decide this election. Members of the Brown Democrats and other Rhode Island residents have traveled hundreds of miles this election season to campaign and canvass for Kerry. They have sacrificed weekend days and nights to a greater good, have spent hours on buses and in cars and have been soaked by New England rains. And they are proving that no state and no person is irrelevant in a process that decides the future of this country and, in many ways, the world. We — college students, residents of Rhode Island and voters in states that common wisdom says just don’t matter — refuse to be ignored and forgotten. We, too, cast ballots on Nov. 2, and we, too, must live with the choice America makes on Tuesday. No matter which candidate we support, if we care about the result of this election, we have an obligation to get out of the house — and, if necessary, out of the state — and make a difference. Tomorrow is Election Day. Where will you be, and what will you be doing?
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LETTERS Coverage of Perry-Fain race unfair To the Editor: I am writing this letter to express my disappointment in the way you have covered my candidacy as an Independent candidate for State Senate from the East Side. As someone who has been in the newspaper business a while (I am editor/publisher of East Side Monthly and Providence Monthly) and regularly endorses candidates, I am surprised your editorial board didn’t at least give me the courtesy of an interview to explain why I feel after 14 years, it’s time to change our representation here on the East Side. I live about two blocks from the campus and certainly was available. In addition to your editorial of support of my opponent (Oct. 26), you also chose to run a guest opinions column endorsing her, written by City Councilman David Segal (“Voting progressive in District 3,” Oct. 26). While you may call this “balanced journalism,” I call it irresponsible and unfair. Your endorsement of my opponent was based on having “Brown students’ best interests at heart” and then citing her stands on assorted social issues. While I, too, am supportive of the liberal agenda, I wish I had had the opportunity to argue that Brown students would be better served by someone trying to attract businesses into the state to provide jobs for graduating seniors, willing to attack city property taxes so students could find affordable apartments or demanding more transparency and online
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Barry Fain Candidate for State Senate, District 3 Oct. 30
Getting all the facts about Rhoda Perry To the Editor:
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reporting of votes and budget expenditures in the legislature to end the current climate of arrogance and insider dealing. You also blast the College Hill Neighborhood Association, which represents over 400 nearby homes, as an “anti-Brown” institution. We are your neighbors! Many of us have some sort of connection to Brown. (My wife, for example is a graduate and president of her class.) And all of us have chosen to be here so we could be part of the vibrant Brown community. Forgive us if we naively worry about the Life Sciences Building being built in our residential community as we still wait for the full environment impact study Brown promised us. And, for the record, as long as Brown stays within its institutional zone, we have no opposition to whatever Brown builds, as long as it isn’t toxic — although it’d also be nice if it came with something called parking. The deck remains stacked against outside independent candidates like myself. I can’t get on campus. Meanwhile the Young Democrats can go door to door soliciting votes for Kerry and the local candidate. Your paper owes us Independents at least the courtesy of an interview and at best protection against being blindsided by what appears to be an orchestrated initiative for my opponent.
I think your criticism of Barry Fain largely based on his association with a neighborhood group that opposes a $95 million Life Sciences Building right next to a residential area is unfair, especially since there is no plan for additional parking. Parking is already a nightmare for both Brown and the neighborhood. First of all, if you asked his opponent for State Senate, Rhoda Perry, whom the Herald endorsed, you would find that she probably opposes the
building as well. Secondly, Rhoda is leading a neighborhood campaign to prevent the Miriam Hospital from making sorely needed renovations to its 50 year old antiquated building. The Miriam Hospital is one of the main teaching hospitals for Brown Medical School students. Go ahead and ask her. Howard Schulman Assistant professor, Brown Medical School Oct. 29
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OPINIONS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2004 · PAGE 11
Stand up and be counted? The outcome of tomorrow’s presidential election could hinge on human error, software glitches, court decisions, racism or sheer malfeasance in key states. Electronic voting machines are making the rollout across the country, from California to Florida, and many will not be tested prior to Election Day. The Golden State decertified 15,000 Diebold machines for the election after a massive failure left San Diego residents vote-less on primary day, and problems are already being reported with machines or software in New Mexico and Texas. Many states, including Florida, opted for machines without paper trails. The machines’ results, and their operation, are prone to undetectable fraud — a boon to conspiracy theorists, but not America. Early voting is also in the preliminary stages of breakdown. In Palm Beach County, massive lines developed outside of polling places where hundreds, many old and enfeebled, lined up to use a single machine. And in Broward County, another recount epicenter, almost 60,000 absentee ballots have gone inexplicably missing, raising the frightening question of who in Florida is sitting on 60,000 blank ballots. Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell attempted to strike ballots not printed on 80-pound paper. For those of us who plumb forgot to register, the Help America Vote Act mandates that voters be allowed to cast provisional ballots subject only to the post-election scrutiny of local officials. The specifics, like the rest of elections protocols in the United States, are left to the states, where trouble is on the brew. Just days ago, a federal appeals court backed Blackwell's order that provisional ballots cast in the right county, but the wrong precinct, not be counted. Attorney General John Ashcroft now asserts that only the Justice Department may sue to enforce the provisions of the act, but the voters themselves may not. The question of who will vote and how is not politically neutral; high voter turnout threatens the president’s job security. Democrats thus want voting rules interpreted to count the maximum amount of ballots, and Republicans want to “secure the integrity” of the vote. Republican polling firm Fabrizio, McLaughlin and Associates noted that its dead-heat battleground poll became a 3.5 percent Kerry lead when weighted to minority turnout in 2000. Vast national and grassroots voter registration drives have since added thousands of voters — many, the New York Times reported, from low-income and minority neighborhoods in Ohio and Florida. Republicans will in turn mount an unprecedented campaign to challenge voters even at their polling sites. In Florida, the BBC discovered e-mails for the Bush campaign’s Florida state director and the campaign's national research director which contain a 15-page list of voters in predominantly black areas of Jacksonville, presumably for challenging the validity of their votes. Even as the Onion parodies “Republicans urge minority turnout on Nov. 3,” a flyer from the fictitious Milwaukee Black Voters League containing bogus rules punishable by “10 years in prison and your children (being) taken from you” has appeared in that city. Could a turnout surge provide America with a clean victory? If 20 million MTV watchers are registered, they could well show up; “Mosh,” Eminem’s anti-Bush video, hit number one on “Total Request Live” last week. New voters generally participate at lower than average rates, but this year’s crop are less likely to have signed up because mom made them do it. Increased public scrutiny of the voting process thanks to the 2000 debacle may be invaluable in court. But scrutiny alone cannot prevent the willful acts of officials with agendas. Florida Secretary of State Theresa LePore simply shall not rest until she has invalidated the votes of the “felons, fugitives, even foreign nationals” who, according to alliterative Bush-backers, will be out in droves this year. Michigan legislator John Pappageorge offered a brief glimpse into the Republican strategy: “If we do not suppress the Detroit vote, we’re going to have a tough time in this election.” Even yet, civic culture would offer the ballot as a national sacrament, open to all who have faith that theirs will be counted. No wonder the flock has dwindled so. Ari Savitzky ’06 will be voting on the Internets.
One last day of stumping GUEST COLUMN BY KATY CRANE
As this historic election comes to an end, President George W. Bush came as close as any presidential candidate can to admitting he’s afraid of losing the election: He asked Democrats to vote for him. Last week, on a bus tour through the swing state of Wisconsin, Bush spoke to rural voters in barns and high schools. President Bush’s plea is particularly odd, for throughout the campaign he has steadily avoided even speaking to undecided voters. Instead, the president has addressed rallies for Republican supporters, many of whom are required to prove their support by spending hours volunteering on behalf of the campaign. The danger of this system became apparent early in the second presidential debate, as John Kerry finished a detailed summary of Bush’s failures to stop nuclear proliferation. When it was the president's turn to speak, he leaned toward the camera and said with a grin, “That answer almost made me want to scowl.” There was resounding silence from the audience. Bush couldn’t seem to believe that the line, a piece of folksy self-mockery that he had used several times since his facetwisting in the first debate, had fallen flat. When at last the president answered the question, he was visibly disconcerted. If Bush seemed confused by the audience’s reaction, it was probably because the joke had worked before. On Oct. 6, he told a cheering crowd in Pennsylvania that after hearing Kerry’s opinions on the Iraq war, they could understand “why somebody would make a face.” The same day, he successfully mocked his repetition of the phrase “hard work.” At both events the president was addressing a group made up entirely of his own supporters. Bush’s loyaltyoath policy was the logical choice. Bush ensures that his speeches will always be greeted with cheers and
applause. Actual swing voters, watching the news, see the political equivalent of a sitcom with a laugh track. John Kerry has known all along that he has to convince the country he is qualified, and he worked to develop a convincing speaking style. But Bush has a hard time addressing audiences that aren’t primed to applaud his every word. Uncommitted voters watching the second debate were looking for solid information on the two candidates’ policies. Bush had a limited amount of time to respond to Kerry’s attacks, and he should have used it to make a persuasive case. Instead, he made two false assumptions: first, that the crowd liked him personally, and second, that they already disagreed with Kerry’s response. In the past week, with Bush and Kerry nearly tied in the polls, both candidates have been pulling aces from their sleeves. Kerry produced a svelte and shaky Bill Clinton to stump for him in Arkansas, and Bush started appealing to moderates (whether they find him appealing is another matter). Bush worked up to Tuesday’s tour by making a pitch to moderate Republicans, who may have been turned off by his identification with the Christian right. On Monday, Bush told Charles Gibson of “Good Morning America” that he favors allowing states to grant civil unions, though the party platform is against them. By the next day, Bush was criticizing John Kerry for not supporting the Defense of Marriage Act — in Wisconsin, to Democrats. George W. Bush prides himself on being resolute. The fact that he has finally brought himself to appeal first to moderates, and then to Democrats, means that the Republicans are getting desperate.
Bush walks on
water for votes.
Katy Crane ’07 is herself extremely resolute.
Taking their eyes off the ball GUEST COLUMN BY KATHERINE CUMMINGS
Perhaps mine is a problem of faith. By which I mean to say that I had faith — too much, to be sure — that the important questions would be raised this election season, that the next leader of the free world would have to address my specific concerns with regard to our future foreign and domestic policies. But as Bob Schieffer wished America goodnight from Tempe and as I watched Laura and Teresa enter stage right and left respectively, I knew the opportunity had passed. I want to talk about drugs. I want to know why we pour billions of dollars into a “war on drugs” that has no clear end, a “war” built upon the illusion that we can create a drug-free America without policies that seriously address or even acknowledge the problems of abuse and addiction. I suppose I can understand that some of my points are not entirely palatable. No one wants to hear that at the end of 2002, one in every 143 U.S. residents was incarcerated in a federal, state or local prison, or that the current non-violent prisoner population in this country is larger than the combined populations of Alaska and Wyoming. No one wants to take the time to consider how it is possible for the United States to represent 4.6 percent of the world’s total population, when our prisoners constitute 25 percent of the world's prison population. But even if they leave a sour taste, there are a few questions that should have been asked of our presidential candidates. In 2003, the U.S. federal government spent $19.179 billion dollars on the War on Drugs, at a rate of about $600 per second. Is it worth the cost? What have we achieved? In 1998, at the UN’s Special Session on the World Drug Problem, Secretary General Kofi Annan declared that the international community's mission was “to create the momentum for a drug-free world in the 21st century.” Five years later, a UN report on Global Illicit Drug Trends found that of the 92 countries reporting, 85 percent had experienced either an increase or no significant change in drug abuse. The total number of drug users worldwide is estimated at 200 million people, equivalent to 3.4 percent of the world population. What accounts for the failure of Annan’s noble global mission? Maybe we should lock
everybody up, or maybe, just maybe, we should shift our methods, focusing on harm reduction rather than punishment. The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that 2.8 percent of all American children under age 18 — a total of 1,941,796 kids — have at least one parent in a local jail or in state or federal prison, a considerable number of whom were convicted for drug offenses. A majority of parents in both state and federal prisons are held more than 100 miles from their last place of residence. In 1998, an amendment was added to the Higher Education Act that denies federal financial aid to anyone convicted of a drug offense. To date, the “drug provision” has obstructed the path to higher education for more than 150,000 students. Last week in Florida, three thirdgraders were suspended from Pine Hills Elementary School and now face felony charges for possession of two nickel bags of marijuana. In a recent study of high tech industries, researchers found that “drug testing programs do not succeed in improving productivity. Surprisingly, companies adopting drug testing programs are found to exhibit lower levels of productivity than their counterparts that do not.” Most employee drug testing in American industry happens because of government requirements, not because it is deemed necessary by employers. Why do we continue to enforce a policy of distrust in the workplace that mandates tests that provide no information relevant to job performance? In order to preserve my faith in our leadership, I’m going to continue believing that if the questions are posed, the answers may just follow. Unfortunately, our politicians only spout rhetoric about how we are in an “all-out war” in response to our drug problem. But if it is indeed a “war on drugs” we are fighting, then the drugs seem to be winning. We must accept that although we may never live in a world free of drugs, we can certainly conceive of policies that reduce the harms associated with production, trafficking and consumption. We need some new answers.
The candidates ignore the “war on drugs.”
Katherine Cummings ’06 is a former Herald columnist.
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SPORTS MONDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2004 · PAGE 12
In season opener, m. hockey ties Harvard with late comeback
Offense explodes for m. soccer against Penn
BY MATTHEW LIEBER
The men’s soccer team (7-5-2, 3-2 Ivy League) came out Saturday hoping to improve its rankings and avenge two heartbreaking Ivy losses earlier in the season. The Bears accomplished this goal, dominating the University of Pennsylvania, 4-0, in their second straight Ivy shutout. Working as a unit, Brown controlled tempo throughout game, capitalizing primarily in the second half with three goals. “We worked together as a team and we played extremely hard. We played with urgency and stuck to the game plan our coaches had set for us,” said Keith Caldwell ’06. The Bears had a strong hold on Penn from the start, getting all the offense they would need when Brian Joyce ’07, who recently returned from injury, scored 26 minutes into the match. After their successful firsthalf domination, the Bears came out fired up for the second half. Ibrahim Diane ’06 pushed the Brown lead to 2-0 just one minute into the half, with Caldwell and Joyce assisting. The Bears’ second goal propelled them to a strong performance for the remainder of the second half. Brown’s offense pressured Penn but relied heavily on their defense for help in containing the ball. “I think our attackers worked very well together in the second
Shaking off an acute case of first-game jitters, the men’s ice hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie against ECAC rival Harvard University at Meehan Auditorium Friday night. The outcome was disappointing, as it ended a three-year streak of Brown season-opening wins over Harvard. “We missed a ton of chances,” said Head Coach Roger Grillo. “We should have won the game. But I was happy with the way we fought back. We came back strong, and our young guys pitched in.” Brown had a poor showing during the first period but was able to mount a comeback led by the team’s new players. From the game’s first minutes, Harvard was sharper. The Crimson went ahead 1-0 on Tom Cavanagh’s power-play goal at 2:13. During the first period, Brown had six power plays, three of which were two-man advantages. But the Bears were unable to score or put many shots on net and in some instances were unable to clear their own zone. A defensive miscue behind the Brown goal allowed Harvard’s Dan Murphy to backhand the puck into an empty net at 12:23 of the first period to give the Crimson a 2-0 edge, taking some of the energy out of the large Brown crowd. In the first period alone, nine
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Scott Rowan ’05 stopped 20 straight shots against Harvard to help Brown earn a come-from-behind tie in the season opener. penalties were called. Brown’s power play lacked leadership until captain Les Haggett ’05 stepped up and forced Harvard goalie Dov Grumet-Morris to make three big saves. Brown’s low point of the period came when Grumet-Morris turned aside Brian Ihnacak’s ’07 penalty shot at 17:21. But the Bears shook off their slow start; in the second period, goalie
Penn hands w. soccer 2-0 loss and losing Ivy record BY JUSTIN GOLDMAN
The women’s soccer team (7-9, 24) had its winning streak snapped at three on Saturday night in Philadelphia in a 2-0 loss to the University of Pennsylvania. The loss drops the Bears to fifth place in the Ivy League and eliminated almost any chance the team had at an NCAA tournament berth. The Quakers were able to get into the scoring column on a header off a corner kick a little less than halfway through the B ROW N S P O RTS S CO R E B OA R D Friday, October 29 Men’s Ice Hockey: Brown 2, Harvard 2 (OT) Women’s Ice Hockey: Brown 3, Maine 0 Volleyball: Pennsylvania 3, Brown 2 Women’s Track: 7th of 8 (Ivy League Heptagonal Championship) Men’s Track: 4th of 8 (Ivy League Heptagonal Championship) Saturday, October 30 Women’s Soccer: Pennsylvania 2, Brown 0 Men’s Soccer: Brown 4, Pennsylvania 0 Volleyball: Princeton 2, Brown 0 Football: Pennsylvania 20, Brown 16 Men’s Water Polo: Brown 17, Fordham 6 (Northern Championships) Men’s Water Polo: Harvard 9, Brown 8 (OT) (Northern Championships) Sunday, October 31 Women’s Ice Hockey: New Hampshire 2, Brown 1 Men’s Water Polo: Brown 11, MIT 7 (Northern Championships) Monday, November 1 Women’s Tennis: Big Green Invitational at Dartmouth, at Hanover, N.H.
first half. That goal proved to be all the Quakers would need, as they were able to shut out the Bears for the rest of the game. Despite not scoring, Brown did not sit back, and the Bears were able to get many scoring opportunities with a new system of attack. The Bears used two forwards, six midfielders and two backs in order to generate more offense and scoring opportunities. “The format created a more offensive game for us,” said cocaptain Meghan Schreck ’06. The format proved to be useful throughout the game, as the Bears were able to outshoot the Quakers 7-6. But even with the advantage in shots, the Bears were not able to capitalize on their opportunities. “They got lucky on scoring on their corner kick early, but we still had more shots than they did. We just couldn’t capitalize, and that is just the way it goes sometimes,” Schreck said. The game was not all about missed opportunities. Although Penn was outshot, the Quakers did have a very strong defense in the air, which limited the amount of head ball opportunities for the
see W. SOCCER, page 9
Scott Rowan ’05 got his legs, and the offense began to register shots. “Once I made the save on that 2-on-1, I began to get more confident,” Rowan said. Over the final two periods, Rowan saved 20 consecutive Harvard shots, including several rebounds.
see M. HOCKEY, page 9
BY CAMERON STEWART
half, but it was the solid play of our defense and the unselfishness from our midfielders that helped create the goals,” Caldwell said. A Penn player was ejected from the game with 34 minutes remaining, and Penn was forced to play a man down for the rest of the game. However, the Bears did not capitalize on their man-advantage until the final minutes of play. Caldwell and Kevin Davies ’08 closed out the win by scoring two goals in the last 2:04 of the game. Marcos Romaneiro ’05 assisted Caldwell’s goal, while goalkeeper Chris Gomez ’05 assisted Davies for his third assist this season. “Penn began to wear down when they lost a man. Their team got tired after one of their players was ejected. Also after three goals their team started to give up allowing us to put in a forth goal,” said Head Coach Mike Noonan. Although the Brown offense appeared to control the game, the defense proved equally strong in forcing their second Ivy shutout of the season. Strong defense by Jeff Larentowicz ’05, who missed last game, proved key as Brown held Penn to only two shots on net. “Penn played well, and we played reasonably well. Penn made us bend, but we didn’t break — also many of Penn’s
see M. SOCCER, page 9
At weekend tournament m. water polo takes two of three matches to qualify for Eastern Championships BY CAROLINE BRANDON
After a Halloween weekend in the Smith Swim Center, the men’s water polo team advanced to the Eastern Championships. The Bears finished third this weekend at the Northern Championship Tournament with a 17-6 win against Fordham University, followed by a 9-8 sudden-death loss to Harvard University and an 11-7 win over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This will be the Bears’ second appearance at the Eastern Tournament in four years. At this point, they’re unsure of their first-round opponent but will most likely draw the sixth or seventh seed out of a total of eight seeds. “The weekend went really well,” said Head Coach Jason Gall. “Lots of things started coming together that we have been working on all year.” The most anticipated game for Bruno was the Harvard match; Brown was waiting to avenge a late-season loss. With four minutes remaining in the last quarter, Brown
was down two goals but forced the game into overtime and took the lead, thanks to three goals in three minutes. Graeme Lee-Wingate ’06, who had three goals in the game, led the surge with back-to-back goals. Harvard matched Brown goal for goal in the overtime periods. During sudden death, Harvard won the sprint, and after an ejection of one of the Bears, Harvard scored on the man up. “We did everything right in the sudden death,” Gall said. “We played good defense for 36 seconds, and just when we were getting the ball back, an ejection changed the possession. With a man-up opportunity, Harvard was able to put the ball in the net.” “This was an up-and-down game with lots of lead changes. We had our opportunities and just weren’t able to convert, but we weren’t disappointed when the buzzer sounded,” he said. The Bears did not let the outcome of the Harvard game distract them as they tried to advance to Easterns. Sunday against MIT they came out fir-
ing, and by the end of the first quarter, the Bears led 2-0. “Anytime we lose to Harvard, it is an emotional loss,” Gall said. “I am proud of the guys and the way they played in that game and the way they were able to put the loss behind them for MIT.” Brown had also dropped a close regular-season game to MIT. On Sunday, Brown overcame the setback of having two players ejected from the game to beat MIT and secure a thirdplace finish. “The theme of this weekend was adversity,” Gall said. “The MIT game is a perfect example of players stepping up when the game is on the line.” Before Harvard or MIT, Brown had to get past Fordham, which they did easily for the second time this season, winning 17-6. Bruno had a 6-0 lead after the first, but Fordham and Brown matched goals during the second, and the Bears went into halftime with a 7-1 lead. After coming out of the half,
see M. POLO, page 9