W E D N E S D A Y NOVEMBER 17, 2004
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Sheridan Center, TA jobs teach grad students how to teach BY CAMDEN AVERY
John Covert ’06.5. However, many students said they have not altered their routines in response to their enhanced awareness of crime. “There are not necessarily places that I avoid, but it’s just more, at night, I take more of a precaution. But it’s not to a point that I’m afraid to walk around campus,” Ramirez said. In a small community like Brown, an increase in crime can easily make students more frightened for their own safety, said Belinda Johnson, director of psychological services. “Like everyone else, students tend to respond to crime based on how close the experience is to them. So in general, students who have themselves suffered an assault of some kind, either at Brown or in the past, tend to feel more cautious about their environment,” Johnson said. “Those whose experience of assault is not so immediate are less likely to change their behavior.”
At many universities, graduate students take the helm in introductory or lowerlevel classes, gaining practical experience in the classroom before many of them become professors themselves. But at Brown, which prides itself on a low student-to-faculty ratio and a large number of classes taught by full-time faculty members, it sometimes seems there is little room for graduate students to get this kind of experience. Dean of the Graduate School Karen Newman said the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning offers a wealth of resources for graduate students, among others, to improve their teaching skills. The center offers a certification program to introduce students to the issues they will face as teaching faculty, and a peer review program lets graduate students who serve as teaching assistants work collaboratively to strengthen each other’s skills. Sheridan Center Director Rebecca More said the center exists in part to provide teaching assistants with the skills necessary to teach their sections and classes better. The center is there to “provide all faculty and grad students with a center where they can talk about teaching and student issues,” she said. It is a “professional development center that asks, what do people need to continue to improve?” she said. Although any graduate student can seek assistance from the Sheridan Center, there is no University-wide requirement for training. The responsibility for determining teaching training lies with individual departments. As a result, Newman said, some departments feature more collaboration between faculty and graduate students than others. In the Department of English, for example, students and faculty jointly develop syllabi, and all English Ph.D. candidates must teach for three years. Sections of EL 20: “Seminars in English Literatures and Cultures” are all taught by graduate students in the Department in English, but the courses are developed in cooperation with a faculty advisor. According to Newman, the English department’s program also requires that graduate students take the department’s class about the teaching of literature and writing to prepare its students for teaching both at Brown and after graduation. In other departments, such as the French studies department and the literary arts program, graduate students teach courses, but they do not design them — instead, the courses are designed by a faculty overseer. And in some courses where TAs would typically only run sections, some professors allow their TAs to deliver a lecture or two. In HI 135: “Modern Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity” this semester, for example, Professor of History Omer Bartov is letting three of his graduate stu-
see CRIME, page 5
see TEACHING, page 4
BY ALLISON WHITNEY
People who are paralyzed have been given new hope by stem cell research, championed by the late Christopher Reeve P’02. But researchers in neuroscience are looking at other, less controversial ways of restoring independence to people with disabilities. The neuroscience approach looks for new ways of allowing signals from the brain to impact the outside world. The most recent advance was made possible by John Donoghue, professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience. And right now, Donoghue’s research is hot. In the last month, he’s been interviewed by the Providence Journal, the Boston Globe, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, Wired Magazine and Discover Magazine. He also recently won a 2004 Discover Magazine Innovation Award. The interest is due to a device called BrainGate that Donoghue helped develop, which allows people who are paralyzed to be more independent. The first human trial of the neuroprosthetic device has allowed a 25-year-old man who is quadriplegic to read e-mail, play video games and change channels on a TV. Donoghue studies the signals that the brain produces to tell muscles to move. This helps him understand how an intention to move is translated into action. Harnessing this knowledge, he co-founded Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems, Inc., the biotechnology company that created the BrainGate device. The system currently consists of a chip implanted in the patient’s brain that is
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Stylist Andy Evans gave Virginia Hughes ‘05 a haircut in Sayles Hall Tuesday as part of a charity event to support Locks for Love, a non-profit that makes hairpieces for underprivileged children experiencing medical hair loss. This was the second Locks of Love event at Brown. linked by cables to a set of computers on a cart. The device translates the brain’s intention to move into a signal that can be read by a computer; the computer then completes that action. Donoghue said the next advance in the technology will involve miniaturizing the external computers to the size of a Zippo lighter so that all of the processing
equipment can be implanted in the patient’s chest, much like a pacemaker. This will allow patients to be much more mobile and independent. For the moment, because the researchers are still improving the system, Donoghue said they “keep all complicated stuff on the outside (of the body)
see BRAIN, page 5
Awareness of crimes is up, but crime rate same as last year BY JONATHAN HERMAN
Crime has not increased since last year, but because of crime alert e-mails sent to the entire student body, students are more aware of crimes when they occur. In September and October 2003, three assaults and 10 robberies were reported to DPS. In the same months this year, six assaults and six robberies were reported, according to Michelle Nuey, manager of special services and the special victims unit of the Department of Public Safety. “(DPS) conducted a survey in 2003 soliciting feedback about folks about our service. I remember the crime alerts being a great way to inform people about the (incidence of) crime, but I suppose they are causing some apprehension,” Nuey said. Though crime is not up for the year, Nuey said a rash of robberies in the past few weeks and the subsequent e-mail alerts have caused many students to perceive an increase in campus crime, Nuey said. Students said the crime alerts have made them more aware of and worried
about crime. “I’ve noticed that we have been getting more e-mails, so I assume we have an increase in crime,” said Claire Valentin ’06. “I think just because we get e-mails, it seems to make you aware of the crimes that are going on,” said Toni Ramirez ’08. In response to the perceived rise in crime, Nuey said, DPS has instituted measures as part of its “visibility initiative” to make the student body feel more secure. These measures include changing shifts of officers in the field instead of at DPS headquarters, redeploying officers to “concentrate on problem areas,” increasing the patrol of administrative buildings — in response to increased laptop theft — and generally increasing the visibility of officers in strategic locations, she said. Many students have noticed the recent increase in police presence on and near campus. “It’s been good to see some more officers around. They keep people from taking the risk of mugging somebody,” said
I N S I D E W E D N E S D AY, N O V E M B E R 1 7 , 2 0 0 4 British newspaper publishes first-ever worldwide college rankings; Brown places 61st on list campus watch, page 3
Marjon Carlos ’05 says it’s time for liberals to stop trying to create a national unity that has never existed column, page 11
In denying financial aid to transfers and RUEs, Brown gets its priorities wrong, writes Ming Holden ’06.5 column, page 11
WEATHER FORECAST Six players on men’s soccer team awarded All-Ivy honors, with two seniors named to first team sports, page 12
Men’s cross country takes fourth place at regional championships; two runners advance to Nationals sports, page 12
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TO D AY ’ S E V E N TS LECTURE:“SAVING WOMEN’S LIVES: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT AND REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE” 7 p.m. (List Art 120) — Brown Students for Choice sponsors this lecture by Werner Fornos, president of the Population Institute and the United Nations Population Laureate for 2003.
SOUTH AFRICAN WRITING AFTER APARTHEID: PUBLIC READING 7:30 p.m. (McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.) — Poet Kelwyn Sole and novelist Tony Eprile, two contemporary South African writers, will be reading from their current books in this reading sponsored by the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, the International Writers Project and the Africa Group.
Hopeless Edwin Chang
RHODE ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: AMERICAN STRING QUARTET 8 p.m. (Alumnae Hall)— The American String Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Bartok and Brahms.
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TOMORROW ’S EVENTS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH INFORMATION SESSION 7 p.m. (MacMillan Hall)— Information regarding Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship will be discussed, as well as information regarding the Royce, Starr, Swearer and Liman fellowships.
OXFAM FAST AND MEAL CREDIT DONATION 2 p.m. (Ratty and V-Dub)— Donate meal credit for the day or join in the 30-hour fast to protest against hunger. Sponsored by the Students for Hunger and Homelessness Coalition.
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British newspaper’s ‘world rankings’ place Brown at No. 61 BY ROBBIE COREY-BOULET
Brown came in at No. 61 on the London Times Higher Education Supplement’s firstever World University Rankings, placing significantly lower than every Ivy League school except for Dartmouth. Harvard placed first out of 200 schools, followed by the University of CaliforniaBerkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Ivy League was well represented in the top portion of the list, as both Yale and Princeton placed in the top 10. Five of the league’s eight schools held top-30 positions. American schools captured seven of the top 10 slots. England’s Oxford University placed the highest among international schools at No. 5. The Times’ rankings, published Nov. 5, were based on five weighted factors that included scores for peer review, international faculty, international students, studentto-faculty ratio and faculty member citations or publications. Peer review assessments counted toward 50 percent of each school’s final score. This ranking methodology differs from the U.S. News and World Report’s highly publicized America’s Best Colleges list, which placed Brown at No. 13 in is 2005 report. Among American universities, Brown held the No. 26 slot in the Times’ rankings. Although U.S. News evaluates peer review assessments in its rankings, this factor counts for only 25 percent of each school’s final score. Other factors include
graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and the difference between predicted and actual sixyear graduation rates. In an editorial analyzing the Times’ findings, Times editor John O’Leary wrote that the magazine limited its evaluation criteria because “so few indicators of quality in higher education translate reliably across borders.” For this reason, O’Leary wrote, “the process has been kept simple.” Mark Nickel, director of the Brown News Service, said not many University administrators had taken note of the rankings, adding that the report is “not a high-profile element in the University’s planning.” Director of Admission Michael Goldberger said he believes these types of rankings systems can negatively affect a student’s college search. Systems that try to objectively rank a large number of universities “destroy the sense of a match” between individual students’ academic goals and each school’s strengths and offerings, Goldberger said. Connecting a student’s goals with a school’s educational philosophy should be “the primary goal” of any college search, he said. “It really is not a good thing that these rankings exist,” he said. Such ranking systems do not always address the individual needs of each applicant, according to Roland Adams,
vice president for public affairs and external relations at Dartmouth. Adams said he hopes each prospective applicant “creates their own individual ranking” based on “what institution is best for each student individually.” Typically, Dartmouth does not place too much emphasis on its position in various rankings systems, he said. “We try to keep our focus on our mission. Rankings will take care of themselves,” he said. Although some potential applicants do factor in rankings when looking at colleges, Adams said fluctuations in ranking placement historically do not have a tangible effect on the applications Dartmouth receives. “What we see is a steady increase in the number and quality of applications” regardless of Dartmouth’s position in different rankings systems, he said. Because this is the first year the Times has published rankings on higher education institutions, Adams said their relevance for potential applicants is difficult to determine. “It depends on whether (the rankings) are widely noticed or not,” Adams said. Luke Balleny ’06 said he believes students in England are more likely to evaluate colleges based on their history and reputation. Magazine rankings are likely to have little effect on this perception, he said. Goldberger said he believes the rankings will have little effect on the number and
quality of domestic applications the University receives but that he could not gauge whether this list will alter the makeup of Brown’s international applicants. “I just don’t know enough about that region and whether rankings are part of the culture or not,” he said. Although he was not familiar with the criteria that generated the Times’ list, Adams said he has seen “published opinions here that question the basis of these rankings.” Goldberger said he suspects some of the statistical measurements may favor larger research universities over smaller liberalarts schools that focus on undergraduate teaching. Goldberger called the measurement of faculty publications a “curious and interesting idea,” but added that a faculty member’s published work does not likely enhance opportunities available for undergraduates. “Are these people teaching undergraduates? And what is the impact they have on the undergraduate curriculum? I have a feeling that there’s a dramatic difference between (Berkeley) and Brown in that respect,” Goldberger said. The emphasis on peer review of each university also calls into question some of the Times’ findings, Goldberger said. “I just don’t really see how (peer evaluators) have a sense of about more than a handful of institutions,” he said. Herald senior staff writer Robbie CoreyBoulet ’07 can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Teaching continued from page 1 dent TAs deliver a lecture each. Other departments have other requirements for training in teaching. In the language departments, the Center for Language Teaching offers a class for teaching foreign languages that all students in the program have to take. The Department of American Civilization requires that all of its doctoral students take a “professionalization” course in their second year in the graduate program. This course “gives them skills they need to become professors,” said Susan Smulyan, associate professor of American civilization. And while graduate students in the sciences typically teach less than their counterparts in the humanities and social sciences, they still gain classroom experience by running lab sections. The
Department of Chemistry, which emphasizes the importance of original research in its graduate program, also requires its candidates to teach, though typically for only one year. Other programs designed to enhance graduate students’ teaching skills include the Brown-Wheaton Teaching Laboratory in the Liberal Arts. In this program, graduate students from Brown teach courses at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., getting experience in a small liberal arts community that will be valuable if they plan on going into academia. There is currently considerable interest in expanding this program, Newman said. For some graduate students, being a TA is a preliminary step toward deciding whether to pursue a career in academia. Eventually, most graduate students at Brown have a chance to be teaching assistants and thus earn experience teaching, Newman said. She said that in many departments, for example,
teaching assistantship is part of a financial aid package or a requirement for the degree. Still, Newman said Brown does “have a very small number” of graduate teaching assistants “in comparison with most of our peers, (and) a very small number of graduate students that are teaching fellows themselves.” She also said that only about 380 of Brown’s 1,600 enrolled graduate students currently are working as teaching assistants. This means that roughly onequarter of graduate students are currently teaching. This number, however, does not necessarily represent the overall number of students who become teaching assistants at some point, Newman said. “Most (graduate students) will become TAs. Some are (research assistants) and don’t teach, but a good portion of them do,” Newman said.
Courtney Howard of Boston University. Beane battled out a close 5-4 victory to advance to the finals, but Sacred Heart’s Payam Zarainpour won the match 5-3. “Hopefully this proves to him that he can wrestle with anyone,” Amato said. “For us to be successful, he has to be one of the guys that’s there for us.” Apello had a longer road to the finals, drawing an out-bracket match against unattached Brandon Kinner, in addition to the regular tournament bracket. After dropping Kinner 3-2, Apello defeated Ithaca College’s Bryan Gammons and Drexel University’s Bill Martin to face Ivy rival Matt Delorenzo of Columbia in the semifinals. Apello wrestled well enough to beat Delorenzo 3-1 and advance to the finals where he faced Zack Makovsky of Drexel, to whom he lost 9-5. “He’s going to have to be one of the junior leaders,” Amato said. Amato was satisfied with the Bears’ performance but stressed that there was a lot of room for improvement before the more challenging part of the schedule. The team travels to Philadelphia this weekend for the Keystone Classic before heading out to Nevada for its big early-season tournament, the Las Vegas Invitational.
continued from page 12 with injury last year. Joining him and representing the junior class will be co-captain Saadeh, who posted a 10-7 record last year. With a recruiting class that was ranked 24th in the nation by Wrestling International Magazine, the Bears hope that they can complement the talent in the junior class. “It’s one thing to be ranked high; it’s (another) to prove yourself,” Amato said. “Just showing up every day is not going to accomplish that.” Schell was stellar in his opening performance. After beating his first two opponents, he faced top-seeded Jeff Sato of Columbia. Despite Sato’s experience as both a junior and NCAA qualifier, Schell defeated Sato easily, winning 6-2. Schell then went on to win the finals handily, defeating unattached Nick Bridge 8-3. “It was a good win for him. Hopefully it’ll show him that if he keeps working hard, he can set his goals higher,” Amato said. “Hopefully he realizes he’s good enough to go to nationals, he just has to keep on working hard.” Beane continued his upward swing from the end of last season, where he finished fifth in the EIWA championships after going 9-18 on the season. Although he entered the tournament unseeded, Beane won his first two matches 4-3, 6-3 to face second seed
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Brain continued from page 1 so you can change it.” Eventually, he said, the plan is to run a fiberoptic cable underneath the skin from the chip implanted in the patient’s brain to the processing device in the chest. The processor will be connected to a wireless network that allows the patient to control his or her environment. But Donoghue stressed that so far Cyberkinetics has tested the system on only one patient out of the five called for by the current trial. Further trials will be carried out after this one is completed before the technology will be commercially available. Ultimately, Donoghue said, the aim of his research and the research of many other scientists throughout the country is to make it possible for people who are paralyzed to function normally in everyday life. He expects that research into biopolymer muscles, gene therapies and neuroprostheses will interact with
Crime continued from page 1 Most students continue to move around campus at night without the aid of either University-run SafeRIDE or student-run Safewalk, both of which aim to secure the safety of students traveling on campus at night. “I would (take SafeRIDE or Safewalk) if I were going somewhere where it would be dark and scary. But I wouldn’t know where that would be,” said Daniel Hudner ’08. “I haven’t felt any fear. That’s just my personality,” Covert said. “It hasn’t gotten to the point when I’m going to carry a gun around.” Students haven’t been seeking out additional protection, so Safewalk activity has remained constant over the semester, said Kelly Hall ’06, junior coordinator of Safewalk. But while the number of students using the service hasn’t increased, Hall said she has noticed increased interest in the program, because “people have been more aware of crimes on
each other to provide new and innovative treatments for various diseases and conditions. In addition to allowing people with disabilities to lead more independent lives, the BrainGate technology has provided new insights into the way the brain actually works. “We’re recording an ensemble of cells in the cerebral cortex, which is sometimes called the organ of creativity,” Donoghue said. Before this technology existed, doctors and scientists relied on MRIs, which chart blood flow to different parts of the brain, to examine brain function. According to Donoghue, the device has settled a long-standing debate about where thought and movement processing occur in the brain. He said a wellknown neurology textbook presents the hypothesis that the primary motor cortex, a region of the brain known to be associated with movement, is stimulated only when actual movement occurs. The BrainGate trial has shown “you don’t have to move to get that part of your brain to work,” Donoghue said.
campus.” Safewalk’s intent is not only to walk people home safely, usually in the opposite direction of SafeRIDE routes, but also to watch for suspicious activities. “Operating as the eyes and ears of the Department of Public Safety has always been one of the goals for the University,” Hall said. ”Safewalk fills in an essential part of (patrolling) the campus, especially the interior part by reporting suspicious behavior via radio to the Department of Public Safety.” Some students see the spate of crime as an indication of a larger problem unaddressed by DPS and the University. “It’s apparent to me that the problem has to do with class and Brown bringing police in is an imperfect solution,” Valentin said. “I think the University, in the long term, should consider why people are coming to College Hill to do whatever they are doing.” DPS is holding a crime prevention and risk awareness education session on Nov. 25 in SmithBuonanno 106 at 3:30 p.m. Herald staff writer Jonathan Herman ’07 can be reached at email@example.com.
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Remaining Fallujah insurgents fight on FALLUJAH, Iraq (LA Times) — Inside the house, the fighters huddled together, chanting to God. Outside, the Marines wondered how to kill them. “These guys don’t die easy,” said Lance Cpl. Marquel Curtis, as he crouched in a foxhole Tuesday, watching from a safe distance as grenade rounds and heavy machine gun fire raked the home where the fighters were holed up. The offensive to drive insurgents from Fallujah is largely won. Marines, with their overwhelming firepower, overall have gained control over what had been a rebel enclave. But the fighting continues, especially in the city’s southern precincts, where hard-core insurgents — including many believed to be from other Arab and Muslim lands — remain dug in, some using crude bunkers and tunnels as cover. Young men in dark sweatpants and sneakers, what passes for an insurgent uniform, are making a desperate stand in these bunkers and abandoned homes bypassed by the Marines as they swooped south. With the battlefield shrunk, the final stretches have become the most bitterly contested. Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Regiment, have pushed to the city’s southern edge, where halfconstructed brick houses give way to the jagged desert and
nearby canals siphon water from the Euphrates to nourish fields of okra. Arriving there from downtown, two miles to the north, is a journey through a panorama of devastation and rubble: blasted homes, smashed shops, bombed-out mosques. Hardly a pane of glass in Fallujah appears to have survived the U.S.-led onslaught. Tanks and other U.S. armored vehicles are posted at most intersections along the main north-south supply route. A few terrified civilians peer from side streets as U.S. jets buzz overhead. Smoke rises from buildings here and there, the aftermath of now-dwindling U.S. airstrikes. Periodic detonations rattle the street. Machine-gun fire echoes in the distance. But the level of fire has dropped dramatically in recent days. “We’re at the edge of town,” announced Cpl. Cory Hixon, 21, seated at the house occupied by Alpha Company. Marines on a break lounged inside and on the patio and munched on Meals Ready to Eat. These men fought their way down from the north on foot and were exhausted. The night before, a squad of guerrillas had tried to infiltrate the Marine stronghold from the south, where, Marines said, many fighters had fled, filtering into neighboring farming hamlets. The bodies of five were in a
US insurgents take aim at a house in Fallujah where four insurgents had taken cover.
crevice in the desert, one with $700 in U.S. cash and 200 Euros in his pocket. Marines found Syrian identification on several slain guerrillas here. Having seized Fallujah Marines have begun a laborious task of backtracking, clearing houses and other structures one by one. On Monday, a Marine was shot and killed by a sniper perched in a nearby minaret. Most likely, the sniper had waited until the Marines had passed
by for a clear shot. “There are pockets of resistance everywhere,” said Staff Sgt. Timothy Oberst, 31, preparing to lead an afternoon patrol. The younger Marines were confident they could clear out the remaining insurgents, but a senior officer was less sanguine. “We’ll never get them all,” said the officer, asking to not be named. “They’re everywhere.” The patrol kicked off midafternoon under cloudy skies. A squad of Marines gath-
ered around 2nd Lt. Doug Bahrns,, commander of Alpha Company’s 3rd Platoon. “Some civilians are starting to come back to their homes,” Bahrns advised his squad. “Don’t be surprised if you see them.” The troops spread out, headed toward homes near the Alpha Company compound. U.S. airstrikes have hammered this area in recent weeks, viewing it
see FALLUJAH, page 8
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Fallujah continued from page 6 as a command-and-control center for the forces of PalestinianJordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who remains at large. The houses yielded what is standard fare in Fallujah: rocket tubes, mortar shells, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, an optical guidance system for missiles. Around the corner, two dead insurgents lay face up in a courtyard. Both appeared to be in their early 20s. They had opened fire on U.S. forces the day before, Marines said, and the troops responded with grenade rounds. On Tuesday, a Marine removed grenades from the cartridge belts strung across their bodies. “What a waste of life,” 1st Lt. John Flanigan said.Around the corner, Marines cautiously broke down several doors. Some houses are known to be boobytrapped. The day before, a Marine was shot dead entering a nearby building. Insurgents
inside grabbed his machine gun and kept firing. Later, after Marines subdued the attackers, the bodies of five insurgents were found inside. One appeared no more than 12 years old; he was probably with his father, believed to be one of the older men killed at the scene. “We should be passing out candy to kids here, not shooting at them,” Hixon said. “But this guy sent his kid out to fight. We didn’t know how old he was.” Just then, shouts were heard in a nearby house and a blast shook the building. “I shot him,” said an agitated Lance Cpl. Brad Faircloth, running from the house, his lip bloody. “When I went in there I saw a bunker. ... As soon as I shot him a frag (grenade) was thrown at us.” Marines surrounded the twostory brick home. An interpreter advised anyone inside to give up, but there was no response. Marines fell back and called in reinforcements: two shoulderfired, 83-millimeter rockets were launched into the building, emitting powerful blasts. Walls
dropped. Smoke rose. When Marines approached, however, chanting was heard from inside: “Allahu akbar!” (God is great!) Then a grenade was tossed out, its flash lighting the shadows inside the home.Marines called in two amphibious track vehicles mounted with MK-19 automatic grenade launchers and .50-caliber machine guns. Hundreds of rounds were fired into the building. Nothing could have survived the barrage. Inside, the Marines found four bodies covered in rubble, their faces barely visible. The four were clustered in a small alcove, apparently having sought support from one another in their final moments, when they chanted to God. Marines also found rocketpropelled grenade launchers ready to go. Most likely, they said, the insurgents were planning a nighttime assault on the Marine compound, less than 100 yards to the south. “This is a prime example of what the fight is like now,” said Bahrns, 23. “It’s street to street, house to house.”
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X-Country continued from page 12 the lead group but a good distance in front of the chase pack. Running alone in strong winds and nearfreezing temperatures made it difficult to keep pace with the lead pack, but Tarpy held his position and finished strongly, improving 10 spots from last year’s Regional meet. He clocked 31:01 and earned the last individual spot for Nationals. “I was proud of how my guys ran,” Tarpy said. “It was a great meet for the team to end the season on. I was nervous, but I knew everyone was ready to run. I knew I was ready to run.” Nationally ranked Iona College and Providence College earned the two teams automatic bids to Nationals. But the Bears exacted revenge against Dartmouth, a team that beat Brown at
W. Hockey continued from page 12 In the first period the Bears came out strong, stymieing the Crimson’s controlled offense with sheer aggressiveness and taking an early lead. The Bears scored two minutes in, during a 5-on-3 power play, when Keaton Zucker ’06 put a shot in from low on the right side. Five minutes later, Krissy McManus ’05 found Kathryn Moos ’07 on the lower left side for Brown’s second goal of the evening. But Moos was not satisfied with a single goal, and at 8:52 she wrapped around the goal to score unassisted, bringing the score to 3-0. The game was not over, though, as Harvard came right back up the ice to score — Julie Chu got Harvard on the board. Harvard kept up pressure on the Brown defense and it paid off at 13:43 when Jennifer Sifers put the puck past Shipe, bringing the score to 32. Brown picked up its play, and it seemed like Bruno would retain the lead but bad luck got in the way. Caitlin Cahow put a slap shot from the line that went between
Heptagonals. Brown also finished right behind Ivy champion Columbia, allowing only a 17point gap. “The guys really put it together,” Gregorek said. “We spoke before the meet and I focused on the fact that all of the team had yet to run well on the same day. It was the perfect time for it to come together. They ran well and stuck the plan and raced courageously.” The duo of Washburn and Chris Burke ’07 continued its consistency, providing Brown with solid depth. Burke took 32nd in 31:58 and Washburn was 36th in 32:08. It marked the end of Washburn’s first cross country season and his first 10-kilometer race. “They are the future of the team,” Gregorek said. “They will be the leaders next year, and the times they ran are comparable to Jeff’s from two years ago. They raced all the way to the last step of the race.” The team largely attributes its
marked improvement to the breakthrough race of Mike Piche ’05, who stepped up to finish as Brown’s fifth man, a position that had been the team’s Achilles’ heel all season. “The seniors all really put it on the line, especially Piche,” Washburn said. “He ran the best race I’ve ever seen him run in his last cross country race ever.” Piche struggled early in the season, unable to compensate for summer training he missed due to an injury. However, in his final race he ran aggressively, coming in 53rd with a time of 32:33. “I was really excited about my race,” Piche said. “I’ve been waiting quite a while for the race. Without the support and confidence I got from my teammates, it would have been very difficult to have such a good race.” Gregorek praised Piche’s work ethic. “Personally, it was a joy to see him finally hit it and run with confidence,” he said. “He’s one of
Shipe’s thighs and sent the game into intermission tied at 3. “I think that it wasn’t the defense’s fault — we just stopped playing with energy,” Murphy said. “We stopped moving our feet, we stopped doing all the little things that we were doing right in the first 10 minutes of the game, which was going hard, going often, going at it, (and) playing intensely.” Harvard came out with renewed energy in the second period, and key players stepped up early. Near the three-minute mark, Sarah Vaillancourt picked up the puck off her skate low on the left and instantly found Nicole Corriero across the goal, who netted the shot before Shipe could react. The four unanswered goals led Murphy to pull Shipe from the game. The Bears’ slide continued when Myria Heinhuis ’06 received a penalty for cross checking at 8:42. Despite a few close calls, Brown successfully killed the power play, but Zucker received a penalty 22 seconds later for interference. Corriero scored for Harvard at 11:20 with a shot into the top of the net, giving the Crimson a 5-3 lead. Brown came out strong in the third period and dominated the first few minutes, but everything
changed at 9:06 when Corriero shook off three defenders and forced a goal past Silverman, bringing the score to 6-3. Shortly afterwards, Glennon went to the penalty box for boarding and the Crimson quickly capitalized. Corriero scored her fourth goal of the evening to make the score 7-3. “It is really hard to keep those Olympians contained,” Murphy said. “You’re up 3-0, you have to play very, very disciplined, and you can’t get in the box. You can’t give them space and we did. Clearly we weren’t up for the task tonight.” The Bears continue their season this Friday when they host Clarkson University at 7 p.m. in Meehan Auditorium.
the hardest-working guys on the team and has been for years. To see him run so well when we needed it the most was really great.” Also finishing out his senior campaign was Eamonn O’Connor ’05, who competed for the varsity squad despite injury. “I didn’t even think I was going to get to race,” said O’Connor. “I felt like I ran well and got closure on my time at Brown. I’m happy for myself but even happier for how the team ran.” While Piche and O’Connor ended their cross country careers on high notes, Gaudette and Tarpy have one more chance to improve
upon their already-decorated careers next week. The duo will travel to Indiana with the benefit of already having raced the course at the Pre-National Invitational and the support of the rest of the Brown men. “They are all like brothers,” Gregorek said. “It’s something that is so unique about this program. The rest of the guys could not be happier for Jeff and Pat.” Herald staff writer Jilane Rodgers ’06 covers men’s cross country. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2004 · PAGE 10 S T A F F
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Going undergrad Last month, John Donoghue, professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience, attracted national attention after he helped develop a device that translates thoughts into actions. The device, which is undergoing further testing, could help people who are paralyzed be more independent. It’s research like Donoghue’s BrainGate device that reminds us what an exciting intellectual environment Brown is — a place where education, learning and research come together and result in ideas that can ultimately help people. As it continues down a road of change and proposed improvements, Brown’s leadership must not forget the central role of learning and research on campus. Last spring, The Herald reported that the University decreased the number of Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantships by 20. That means that last summer, 20 fewer undergraduates were able to collaborate with experts like Donoghue who work in every department and are conducting research on a wide variety of topics. At a University Resources Committee open forum last week, Provost Robert Zimmer told committee members that Brown would be spending money in a different way; some money would be reallocated to areas that could possibly lead to increased publicity and donations. Zimmer said the University is taking “a much bolder and riskier approach to budgeting than Brown has in the past.” He suggested that some areas will see increased funding, while others will see budget cuts. It’s obvious that projects like Donoghue’s should continue to receive the same level — if not a higher level — of funding. His projects are the kind that both attract attention and reflect positively on the work the University is doing. But we believe that funding will have an even greater impact if it is coupled with a renewed commitment to undergraduate research. Though their work does not usually receive nationwide press coverage, UTRA students do important research of their own. The opportunity for undergraduates to work alongside experts like Donoghue is one of Brown’s unique strengths. Expanding those opportunities will benefit current undergraduates, and it will also impress prospective donors and students. Nothing sells Brown like being able to say that a professor came up with a groundbreaking and award-winning idea, and that undergrads were part of the process from the beginning.
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LETTERS Editorial cartoon mispresents UFB To the Editor: The editorial cartoon that appeared Tuesday (Nov. 16), though amusing, mistakenly suggests that the “Brown First” policy is one mandated or supported by the Undergraduate Finance Board. As it was articulated in an article last month (“Brown First generates $1 million for Brown, but student groups say burden is on them,” Oct. 6), Brown First is a policy introduced by President Ruth Simmons designed to increase revenue for her program of academic enrichment initiatives. Though clearly presented here in jest, the reality is that UFB has never advocated for nor endorsed the policy. In fact, over the past two months UFB has been working jointly with the Undergraduate Council of Students to advocate for a change in the policy to
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abate the financial and logistical hindrances it causes for student groups. The data and arguments we presented have resulted in an exciting improvement to the policy announced, coincidentally, at Monday night’s UCS Executive Board meeting. UFB invites all students — especially the cartoon’s creator — to attend one of our now-open meetings or to peruse our new website to see some of the steps we are taking to perfect the way we allocate funds and interact with the student body we are so privileged to serve.
While it might be nice to envision the draft as a mechanism that would have stopped Bush from getting us into Iraq and as a mechanism that would require even the children of powerful politicians to be in the military (“The case for a universal draft,” Nov. 15), a universal draft would probably not be able to do those things. The Center on Conscience and War (www.nisbco.org) notes, “Conscription has never made the Armed Services more equitable — neither racially nor economically. During the draft in the Vietnam War, minorities disproportionately served on the front lines. The affluent had, and still have, the means to gain medical deferments, or to get positions that will not place them on the front lines of the battle.”
Furthermore, according to the center, the United States began numerous wars while the draft was in effect. A universal draft would not be a good idea for precisely those reasons. The affluent could still use connections to stay away from the front lines, and therefore the draft would probably not have a deterrent effect on politicians. It is true that military recruiters unfairly target and manipulate the poor and minorities to join, often with false and misleading information. But with a draft, because the affluent could use connections to stay away from the front lines, the effect would be to force the poor and minorities to do the fighting, which is still worse. Reinstating the draft would not be a good idea. Julian Leichty ’05 Nov. 15
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OPINIONS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2004 · PAGE 11
Same as it ever was I believe it’s fair to admit that the post-election articles from our country’s marginalized embittered liberals have been done. These liberal screeds are now as ubiquitous as trucker hats or Ugg boots once were. For sure, I definitely see the merit in these articles being written — I mean, election night I was sitting in a friend’s chair, muttering to myself between swigs of beer and asking a friend of mind to gouge out my eye, just so I could feel something different from utter misery and helplessness. She mockingly obliged, but I was not kidding. I was dead-set on blinding myself from the red stain that was spreading across my the map of the United States on my television screen, and even more set on shielding my eyes from the mental image of “uniting” with these ignorant fools who seem to make up a clear majority of America. I guess my anxiety over “uniting” is evoked from the word itself. It’s a term that is about as loaded as the phrases “compassionate conservative” and “acid reflux”: They all hold absolutely no meaning or significance and are expressly applied to overshadow the obvious. The “obvious,” in this case, is that in America’s turbulent history, our country has never actually been united. For every slaveowner, there was an abolitionist; a civil rights activist for every overt racist; a feminist for every disillusioned misogynist; a hippie for every Pentagon official. The list clearly carries on, but what one should understand is that these arbitrary examples help illustrate the fact that Americans’ greatest enemy has always been ourselves. It is only during an election that we actually go the extent of color-coding our disgust for one another and gain access to the true perspective of this fair country. In fact, in the whole spirit of “color-coding,” I wish to direct you to Exhibits A and B, which are, sadly, pretty self-explanatory. If you’ll notice, the free states of the pre-Civil War era adequately represent the blue, Democratic states of today. The brown territories, which now comprise the Midwest, were open to slav-
ery but not necessarily slave states like their Southern neighbors. Over time, however, they evolved not only geographically but also politically and linked themselves with the overwhelmingly conservative South. If this map fails to convince you of the inherent national divide, you should simply recall how the Southern
states refused to ratify the Constitution unless they were given more representation — which we all know equates to more electoral votes. Thus the idea of uniting is merely an illusion, a Band-Aid to an aged and festering wound. But even more, it seems to evoke a sense of compromise, especially of one’s values. This entire election season, it seemed Christianity was getting both the lauding and lashing of its life by either side of the political spectrum. People cared very little they were unemployed just as long the government still controlled the uteri of all American women. Health care? Pshaw! The increasingly expensive and debased Iraq war? Not a concern if Bush can guarantee the old “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” rhetoric. But being a Southern Baptist myself, I can tell you that this wasn’t Christianity’s fault but rather the interpretation of the religion’s mantras. The notion that Democrats lack faith and would never be found with a 700 Club membership card is ridiculous. Democrats can still pursue their fight for civil liberties and red state votes without compromising themselves, especially with the considerable influx of minorities into the South — an influx that sent Tom DeLay into overdrive to redistrict all of Texas and keep Democratic votes from barely even influencing the overall outcome of elections. Liberals just simply need to separate ourselves from the Right with unwavering resolve and forget all of these farcical attempts at “bipartisanship,” but just embrace a full-out divide. So feel no guilt when you openly admit you are a “divider” and scoff at the idea of post-election comradeship. As “The Daily Show’s” Stephen Colbert said on election night, “Uniting? Ha! I mean, who am I, if I am not not you?” I have never heard truer words.
Marjon Carlos ’05: superfly.
Prioritize this GUEST COLUMN BY MING HOLDEN
Thank you to the University Resources Committee, which, through its spokesman, Neel Shah ’04 MD ’08, a current “student representative” on URC, reminds us that “we have to prioritize.” When did the concept of each and every Brown student’s financial needs being met become anything less than the top priority? I went to the financial aid office my first month at Brown to ask about the history of the decision not to offer aid to transfers. The response? “Well, you weren’t forced to come here, were you? You know we can’t help you with that, right? You need to talk to the president.” Interestingly enough, when I visited President Ruth Simmons’ office hours, her assistant, who was gently but firmly screening those who would like to speak to the president, said to me, “You know the president can’t help you with that, right?” Well then, who can? Because this president, the one who can make financial recommendations to the Corporation and who was described as “visibly shaken” to learn that aid for transfers had dwindled from little to nothing under her own watch, works at an Ivy League university replete with renovations, new additions and box-office hits like $100 million for aid. But there is somehow no practical motivation to assist students who got here in a different way. Perhaps URC could be reminded: Transfers make up one of the most active and committed segments of the student body at Brown because we know precisely why we are here. If a transfer does not head up a club or student group, at least one is probably on it. The reason you do not see the markedly positive effect transfers have on the University is that we’re too busy making things happen to stop and don matching shirts — perhaps a nice big red “N” for “Not Eligible?” — so we write and illustrate for literary magazines, we
speak up in philosophy class and help professors with research that goes on to garner Brown even more recognition but, sadly, no more inspiration to do the work needed to allocate any part of any millions back to transfers and RUEs. Transfers worked even harder to get here, and we each left behind friends who were too depressed, stoned, lazy or distracted their first year in college to transfer out. The best students are the ones who are proactive in their community and their studies — a factor that can be determined not by who got the fat letter the first time around but who kept it up and worked hard when they didn’t. Many highly qualified yet financially underprivi-
The value of transfer students. leged students don’t even bother applying to transfer because they know they won’t get aid, which has a naturally negative effect on the diversity of the 7-9 percent of the student body made up by transfers and Resumed Undergraduate Education students. Brown’s policy, therefore, deters some of the best possible students before they even apply. Some transfers were accepted to Brown as firstyears and chose not to come to go to an Ivy League school because they assumed people would be elitist. Some changed their mind and thought Brown was different, at least until a representative of Brown students on the committee with the most influence on the purse strings of the University pointed out that because transfers are the most likely students to come
to Brown, they deserve to be the least likely to get aid. I wonder if URC would be willing to apply this rubric to other groups. Perhaps we should deny aid to legacies or people who come to ADOCH? Either Brown cares about the dire need of hundreds of transfers and RUEs, or it doesn’t. Are administrators willing to admit that our financial plight isn’t significant enough for them to get creative with their resources? The goal of each Brown student receiving aid who needs it is not an unrealizable one. We just got $100 million for aid. But let me correct myself: They just got $100 million for aid, and RUEs and transfers fell through the cracks again because of assertions like those of URC convincing those in charge that we constitute a somehow lower-quality, less deserving group of students, when nothing could be further from the truth. I know that Frank’s gift was a restricted one. But I also know that Brown spends money on things it doesn’t need to, something even admitted first-years, the “best students,” can see. Is anyone else curious to know how the $20 million The Herald has reported will be put toward yet another gym might help Brown become need-blind? We do need to prioritize. I am taking out $50,000 in loans to graduate from Brown. I don’t need a peer to label me as other than one of the “best students” to add to the awful feeling I have every day knowing that I am marked as such by a financial distinction I cannot control that will affect my life for decades to come (and severely impede, I might add, my ability to be a generous alum). Each and every student at Brown worked to and deserves to be here, unequivocally, and the financial decisions of the University should reflect that. Ming Holden ’06.5 is a transfer student.
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SPORTS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2004 · PAGE 12
No. 9 w. ice hockey falls to ranked rivals, continues dominance over Yale
Matt Lent / Herald
Captain Katie Guay ’05 and the women’s ice hockey team fell to fourth-ranked Harvard Tuesday and eighth-ranked Princeton this weekend but kept a 16-year winning streak against Yale alive with a dominating performance in New Haven. BY HELEN LURYI AND KATHY BABCOCK
The ninth-ranked women’s ice hockey team (4-3, 3-2 ECAC) picked up a win and a pair of losses this week, splitting away games against ECAC and Ivy League rivals No. 8 Princeton and Yale, before coming home to lose to No. 4 Harvard on Tuesday night. Brown kept it close with Princeton but fell to the Tigers 3-2 on Friday. The next day against Yale, the Bears continued their 16year winning streak against the Bulldogs with a 4-1 victory. In the final Ivy match of the week, the Bears hosted Harvard, managing a score of 3-0 before losing 7-3. Princeton and Brown showed how evenly matched they were in a close showdown. The Bears swept Princeton in last season’s ECAC quarterfinals, so the Tigers had a chip on their shoulder. “I think we were the better team, but they worked harder than
us, and we missed some chances,” said Head Coach Digit Murphy. “We beat ourselves.” For most of the first two periods, the Brown offense had several chances but could not connect. The Tigers opened scoring two minutes into the first period and were up 2-0 halfway through the second. “They came out with more energy than us, and we made a couple of bad defensive plays,” said co-captain Amy McLaughlin ’05. Bruno rallied in the 17th minute on a power play goal from Christine Holdredge ’07, but the Tigers came back early in the third with another even-strength goal. With a couple of minutes left in the game, Princeton took a penalty and the Bears pulled goalie Stacy Silverman ’08, creating a 6-on-4 situation. Capitalizing on the advantage, Keaton Zucker ’06 passed to
Fourth-place finish, two NCAA qualifiers highlight Regional meet for m. cross country BY JILANE RODGERS
On Saturday, the men’s cross country team returned to Van Cortlandt Park in New York City to compete at the NCAA Northeast Regionals. Just two weeks ago, the team was unable to defend its 2003 Ivy League title at the Heptagonal Championships on the same course. Motivated by the loss, the men entered Regionals hoping to prove they were better than their showing in October. They did not disappoint, taking fourth place of 32 teams. Additionally, two runners earned individual berths to the NCAA National meet next Monday. Jeff Gaudette ’05 and captain Patrick Tarpy ’05 led the way for the Bears, finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, to earn their tickets to Terre Haute, Ind., for Nationals. While the Bears fell short of their goal of a team berth, they were the only team from the region to send two men as individuals. “Jeff and Pat will represent the whole team,” said Head Coach John Gregorek. “The most rewarding part of the day was when Owen Washburn (’06) ran over to
the tent from the finish to find out if Jeff and Pat had qualified. Even though he’d just raced, when he heard, he was jumping around, absolutely giddy. It was the same with all the men. They were so gracious and excited for the guys who qualified. As a coach, that’s more important than the wins and losses.” Gaudette raced with the lead pack from the gun, completing the 10-kilometer course in 30:51. Gaudette was Brown’s sole representative last year at the national meet, where he earned AllAmerican honors. He said he hopes to repeat that accomplishment and that it will be exciting to make the trip this year with a teammate. “It was a good race,” Gaudette said. “I felt pretty confident going into it. In the beginning of the season we set Nationals as our focus. It was awesome to have Pat there, and we’ll be ready to go on Monday.” Tarpy raced about 15 seconds behind
see X-COUNTRY, page 9
McLaughlin, who rocketed the puck from the blue line into the Princeton net. But that goal wasn’t enough for the Bears, and the final score remained 3-2. On Friday night, the Yale Bulldogs finally broke their 20-year losing streak against Harvard. But they could not exorcise the same demons against Brown the following night, allowing Brown to extend its winning streak. The Bears came out strong in the first period, and their flurry of shooting led to a power play goal by Myria Heinhuis ’06, who redirected a McLaughlin shot. Later in the first, emerging rookies Rylee Olewinski ’08 and Heather Lane ’08 beat Yale goalie Sarah Love for a 2-0 lead. After Bulldog Sheila Zingler cut Bruno’s lead to one in the second period, Zucker secured the win with two goals in the next two periods. O’Hara Shipe ’08 was strong in the net for Brown, turning away 24 of 25 shots. “We played much better on the second day,” Murphy said, adding that both games had their upsides. Though losing three players to injury left a void in the team, “a good thing we can take out of (the Princeton game) is that a lot of the players are stepping up,” Murphy said. She said she was especially pleased with the play of Zucker, Heinhuis and McLaughlin, and with the rookies’ contributions. The Princeton game was difficult because of the high number of penalties, which disrupted the Brown offense, Murphy said. The Bears are still adapting to the new refereeing regulations in college hockey, which mandate more tightly called games. “If you looked at the flow of the game, there was none,” Murphy said. Tuesday, the Bears jumped to an early lead against Harvard, going up 3-0, but could not hold it and lost, 7-3. “The momentum shifted and we didn’t respond — that is all there is to it,” Murphy said. “It’s a learning curve. It is early in the season, but I’m not happy. Seven unanswered goals is an embarrassment.”
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Top-notch recruiting class should propel wrestling to strong season BY BERNIE GORDON
The wrestling team opened its season with a strong showing at the Empire Open in Cortland, N.Y., Sunday. Leading the way for the Bears was Jeff Schell ’08, who earned top honors at 125 pounds in his first action for Bruno. Lee Beane ’06 was the runner-up in the heavyweight class, Dan Apello ’06 took second at 133 pounds and David Saadeh ’06 placed third at 157 pounds. Head Coach Dave Amato said his team was where it ought to be for a season opener, citing strong individual performances and calling the team’s showing “average.” The Empire Open does not keep track of team scores, so the tournament was a good opportunity for the Bears to wrestle without the pressures of team competition. It also allowed the Bears to have multiple wrestlers in each weight class. “It’s a good intro to the season,” Amato said. “There’s a lot of teams there (and) the majority of the guys get four matches.” The Bears hope to place in the top three in the league this year, as well as in the top half of the competitive Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. Individually, the Bears also hope to increase their representation at the NCAA tournament and send at least four wrestlers to the national competition. To accomplish these goals, the Bears will need a strong performance from their junior class to offset both the loss of key leaders from last year’s squad, including all four wrestlers who placed at last year’s EIWA tournament, and a lack of seniors on this year’s squad. “Our goals hinge on the junior class,” Amato said. “They have to step up.” Leading the way for the Bears will be cocaptain Mike Pedro ’07, who was sidelined
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Seniors lead six from m. soccer picked for All-Ivy teams BY IAN CROPP
After another stellar Ivy League finish, the men’s soccer team placed six players on All-Ivy teams, which were announced Tuesday. Jeff Larentowicz ’05 and Marcos Romaniero ’05 both earned First Team All-Ivy honors, while goalkeeper Chris Gomez ’05 was named to the second team. Rounding out the selections were Keith Caldwell ’06, Andrew Daniels ’07 and Laurent Manuel ’08, all of whom received honorable mentions. Larentowicz was one of three unanimous selections and has been an All-Ivy selection all four years. Last year, in addition to being named First Team All-Ivy, Larentowicz was named an NSCAA/adidas Second Team All-American and received All-New England honors. Romaniero, a Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-American this season, led the Bears in scoring with 14 points and finished second in scoring last year, also with 14 points. Gomez finished his Brown career earning yet another accolade. Much like Larentowicz, he was an All-Ivy and All-New England selection last year when he allowed only two goals in the seven-game Ivy League season. With six shutouts this year, Gomez
brought his career total to 19. With the team’s three representatives on the first and second team graduating, getting three honorable mentions for returning players bodes well for the team’s future. Caldwell and Daniels finished tied for second in scoring for the team, each scoring five goals and two assists for 12 points. Manuel, who was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week once this season, provided a steady presence in the Bears’ backfield in front of Gomez. Herald sports editor Ian Cropp ’05 covers men’s soccer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. B ROW N S P O RTS RO U N D U P Awards Men’s Soccer All-Ivy: First Team — Jeff Larentowicz ’05, Marcos Romaneiro ’05; Second Team — Chris Gomez ’05; Honorable Mention — Keith Caldwell ’06, Andrew Daniels ’07, Laurent Manuel ’08 Tuesday, Nov. 16 scores Men’s Basketball: Sam Houston State 92, Brown 72 Women’s Ice Hockey: Harvard 7, Brown 3 Wednesday, Nov. 17 games Volleyball: vs Yale, 7 p.m., Pizzitola Sports Center
Published on Nov 17, 2004