F R I D A Y MARCH 4, 2005
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REQUIRED READING Joel Silberman ’05: Everyone suffers when students show up to section unprepared 5
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U. budget increasing faster than tuition BROWN TUITION IN DOLLARS FOR SELECTED DATES, 1960-2005
BY ARI ROCKLAND-MILLER CONTRIBUTING WRITER
On a typical spring day in 1969, hordes of smiling students wearing tight blue jeans and frayed T-shirts could be seen basking on the Main Green, embodying the spirit of peace, love and counterculture and the power of an Ivy League education. Here at Brown, some things never change. However, others do — undergraduates in 1969 paid a measly $3,230 for tuition and fees. Even in 2005 dollars, that’s only $17,188, according to Consumer Price Index estimates. At its regular winter meeting last week, the Corporation set undergraduate tuition and fees for next year at $41,770. The 20052006 academic year will mark the first in Brown’s history in which this figure has exceeded $40,000. However, administrators were quick to point out that both financial aid and the University’s budget have consistently increased at a higher rate than tuition. Next year, Brown’s financial aid budget will increase by 9 percent, or $3.77 million. Financial aid spending has consistently risen at a faster rate than tuition costs to ensure that Brown will continue to attract “the best and brightest” and will remain competitive with its peers, said Michael Bartini, director of financial aid. The 2005-2006 academic year will be Brown’s third year offering need-blind admissions. Bartini stressed that President Ruth Simmons is committed to ensuring the accessibility of a Brown education to all. This reflects “an important understanding of where we’re going,” he said. “Development is built into the heart of the way all universities operate,” said Provost Robert Zimmer, explaining why Brown’s tuition increases consistently every year. “On the other hand, we’re completely committed to the idea that people should be able to pay (for a Brown education),” he added. Zimmer chairs the University Resources Committee, which develops recommendations concerning the University’s budget, tuition and fees and endowment draw. The URC set the University budget for
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The Vagina Monologues opened Thursday night with a sold-out performance in Alumnae Hall. See review, page 3.
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Leaves of absence have little red tape, lots of benefits At least in terms of paperwork, taking a leave of absence is much easier than studying abroad or even tackling the housing lottery. And scores of students are doing it each year, leaving College Hill for San Francisco, Spain and even Lebanon. According to Executive Associate Dean of the College Robert Shaw, students take leaves of absence for a variety of reasons: They want to work or travel, they want to be closer to home, they want to study at another institution in order to access other course offerings or they simply want to take a break to reflect on their education. When they return, they often return better equipped to take advantage of what Brown has to offer. About 156 students took personal leaves each year between 2000 and 2003, and another 42 per year took medical leaves, a total of 198 per year. Christina DesVaux ’05.5, a leave-taking co-coordinator at the Curricular Resource Center, has taken two separate leaves of absence during her time at Brown. The first time, after the fall of her freshman year, she spent three semesters studying at Whitworth College in Washington state, making sure before she left that all the courses she took there would transfer back to Brown for credit. The second time, after spending a semester back at Brown, she enrolled directly in the University of Santiago in Spain for a semester, forgoing a more formal study abroad program because she hadn’t fulfilled Brown’s language requirement. “That time it was more about just living there, learning the language and not doing it for credit,” she said. DesVaux said the confusion and pressure surrounding leave-taking came see LEAVE, page 4
Understanding diverse perspectives important, professors say BY CHRISTINA KIM CONTRIBUTING WRITER
In her Feb. 1 Spring Semester Opening Address, President Ruth Simmons focused on the longstanding debate about intellectual diversity at Brown when she expressed concern that the University had become an example of “the way that universities today circumscribe free expression.” Since then, Simmons’ words have faculty and students discussing various methods of increasing intellectual diversity on campus. The first concrete step was Simmons’ creation of the Brown University Community Council, which will connect students with other members of the Brown community, including faculty, alums and administrators. However, discussion continues about what other changes might further foster an open atmosphere for debate. Some professors resort to more local and personal methods to promote intel-
lectual diversity in the classroom. Jacob Appel, professor of community health, teaches UC 11: “Hard Choices,” a course that he says encourages fair representations of multiple voices and opinions. Appel believes that the ways in which students learn to debate controversial topics and issues are just as important as the topics themselves. Students should discuss these issues in order to understand why they feel the way they do, he said. The goal is not to indoctrinate students, he said, but to help them see the world through the eyes of others. “There is nothing more rewarding to me than at the end of the class, students come up to me saying, ‘I can’t believe you believe that,’ ” Appel said. Appel won an Undergraduate Council of Students Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003. UC 11 was not offered this year. Appel sees the “cries on campus that there are too many liberal faculty mem-
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bers” as misleading. He said the argument could be that “there are too few conservative faculty members.” In addition to liberal faculty members, some see community events as projecting a liberal bias. Recent campus guest speakers include Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Jesse Jackson and Spike Lee, and with the announcement of former President Bill Clinton’s upcoming appearance at Brown, some see the University as attracting only liberal speakers. BUCC member Robby Klaber ’07 said the abundance of liberal voices has stifled conservative views. “More conservative thought isn’t allowed to be presented,” Klaber said. He views the “stigma right now about being conservative” as preventing more conservative students from speaking up in classes and on campus. He hopes that BUCC will work to hire a larger number of conservative professors and, by work-
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ing with the lecture panel, bring in more conservative guest speakers. Klaber said that many new students who take large survey courses when they first arrive at Brown are targeted by certain ideals and opinions. He sees larger courses that offer different and opposing viewpoints as the most effective, shortterm method of provoking thoughtful discussion. Darrell West, professor of political science, whose class PS 111: “Mass Media,” examines media focus and bias, said he has never felt that non-mainstream viewpoints are disrespected in the classroom. “I think there are multiple opinions that get represented in class because I think professors are sensitive to the need for intellectual diversity,” West said. West said he also sees the problem of discourse stemming not only from within the classroom, but in student activities see DIVERSITY, page 4 News tips: firstname.lastname@example.org
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TO D AY ’ S E V E N TS LECTURE:“CAPTURING SOUND: HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED MUSIC” 4 p.m. (Orwig Music Building 315) — Mark Katz from the Peabody Conservatory will speak at this event, sponsored b y the Graduate Reading Group in the Department of Music. BROWN ASSOCIATION OF COOPERATIVE HOUSING INFO SESSIONS 6:30 p.m. (Finlandia Co-op, 116 Waterman Street) 7 p.m. (Watermyn Co-op, 166 Waterman Street) — Find out how to avoid the Housing Lottery and live in a co-op at these open house info sessions held by the Brown Association of Cooperative Housing.
LECTURE:“THE PROPHET STICK” 7 p.m. (Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology) — Archaeologist Dr. Feest speaks on the mysterious theft of a rare Native American prophet stick and the police investigation that ensued.
CONTRA DANCE PERFORMANCE 8 p.m. (Leung Gallery) — Brown Contra and Folk Dance Society hosts dance band Nightingale.
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SHADES OF BROWN CONCERT 8 p.m. (Alumnae Hall) — Shades of Brown performs a comprehensive sample of AfricanAmerican music, including Hip-Hop, R &B Jazz, Motown and Funk, with a live band.
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VERNEY-WOOLLEY DINING HALL LUNCH — Vegetarian Broccoli Cheese Soup, Roasted Corn Chowder with Bacon, Chicken Fingers, Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Sandwich, Whole Kernel Corn, Butterscotch Brownies.
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ARTS & CULTURE FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2005 · PAGE 3
Asian Art Fest showcases diverse talent BY LAURA SUPKOFF STAFF WRITER
In the mood for hip hop, Japanese drumming, boardbreaking tae kwon do or Korean boy bands? Tomorrow night, the annual Asian Arts Festival will feature a variety of performances highlighting Asian culture and identity. “It is one of the few events where we all come together and express ourselves and share culture and identity with the greater community,” said Terrence Gong ’07, a returning coordinator. The festival will include a wide variety of artistic endeavors including dance, song, poetry and stationary art. “Some acts are culturally oriented, but then we also have acts like the spoken word group which deals with identity and experience,” Gong said. The festival, Gong stressed, is for everyone, not just the Asian community. “It’s really for the whole Brown community and we encourage everyone to come show support,” he said. Participating groups will include the Asian American Students Association, which is sponsoring the festival, along with the Brown Taiko Club, Offbeat, the Brown Hapa Club, Archipelag-a, Brown Tae Kwon Do, The Revelasians, the band KB Toys, Brown Liondance and the Filipino Alliance. Gong, Noah Chevalier ’07, Lana Zaman ’08, Alissa Yamazaki ’08 and Emiko Sugiyama ’06 will be among the performers, while stationary art by Katherine Mann ’05, Quyen Truong ’05 and Herald cartoonist Eddie Ahn ’05 will be on display. The festival is Saturday at 7 p.m. in Solomon 101. Tickets are on sale for a suggested donation of $4 at the P.O. today from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and are also available at the door. All proceeds go to tsunami relief.
‘Vagina Monologues’ provocative, shocking despite presence of overacting BY JANE TANIMURA STAFF WRITER
“The Vagina Monologues,” an internationally acclaimed play by Eve Ensler, is multi-layered and insightful. It makes you laugh. It makes you gasp. It embarrasses. It provokes. Produced by Amanda Parker ’07, “The Vagina Monologues” debuted to a receptive audience Thursday night at Alumnae Hall. Though the almost 50 female cast members effectively covered the complicated aspects of womanhood and vaginas, the play was disrupted at times by cast members’ occasionally awkward motions and line delivery. These distractions diverted viewers from the play’s otherwise brilliant dialogue and performance. The play is structured as a series of monologues that cover a full spectrum of experiences women can have with their vaginas. It ranges from the shocking — in a scene about reclaiming the word “cunt,” for example — to the dramatic, including stories about rape and sexual abuse. In doing this, “The Vagina Monologues” successfully fulfills its mission to not only enlighten audience members about the vagina, but also to give the vagina itself a voice — to tell a story about its intricacies and idiosyncrasies. The monologue “The Flood,” about an elderly lady’s traumatic experience with her vagina and the indignity that resulted from it, illustrates how one simple story can communicate the complications of being a woman who’s ashamed of her vagina. Without having it spelled out, the monologue understands the social stigma attached to vaginas, a crisis that the play tries to resolve by vividly bringing it to people’s attention. The word vagina is still taboo in today’s society, but what the play and what each cast member tries to do in her performance is to get the word out there. “The Flood,” as recited by Kelly Dreher ’08, was a notable highlight of the play. Dreher translated the thorny emotions of her character through the reso-
ARTS & CULTURE REVIEW Vagina Monologues 8 p.m., Friday (List 120) and Saturday (Alumnae Hall) $10 general admission, $5 students in advance, $7 at door Proceeds will go to the Women’s Center of Rhode Island, an organization dedicated to helping battered women and stopping abuse, and also to assist women under siege in Iraq. nance of her voice — her performance wasn’t overacted, but simple and true. She did exactly what should be done in this play, letting the words speak over the acting. Cast members’ deep attachment to their characters sometimes resulted in overdone performances. In addition, ineffective transitions — which were performed as a succession of lines delivered by several cast members — made the play occasionally confusing while trying to follow the line of thought from one speaker to another. Other times, cast members tried to do too much with their characters. In the monologue “Hair,” Daphne Beers ’08 talks about the process of shaving her pubic hair, as she shaves her legs. Though the action accentuated the point she was trying to make, it seemed unnecessary and too obvious. The play’s overarching theme was best summed up by one of the final monologues, “The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy.” As three cast members recited different types of orgasmic moans — a diva’s moan, a Brown student’s moan, a Jewish woman’s moan — audience members gasped and giggled, the exact reaction that the play intends. Even though the monologues will startle audiences with provocative messages, the play is still approachable. It’s not preachy about womanhood, but only asks that women embrace themselves by embracing their vaginas. The play is sponsored by the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, Miko Exoticwear, and V-Day, an organization that aims to stop violence against women.
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Leave continued from page 1 from family and friends rather than from the University. “How easy the process is on an administrative level totally quelled my fears that I had just participated in something really destructive to my education,” she said. In order to take a leave of absence for personal reasons or to study at another institution, students simply need to file a leavetaking form, which involves checking off a single box and requires the signature of a dean. When they wish to re-enroll, students must notify the University by a firm deadline before the start of the semester. The process is more complicated for taking emergency or medical leaves, which require the authorization of Health Services or Psychological Services and the Office of Student Life. Students are not required to have a plan of action for their leave of absence approved by the administration — they can do whatever they want with their time away. “We encourage people to come in and talk to us about why they’re doing this and what they plan on doing, but they don’t have to,” Shaw said. Stefanie Simons ’06.5, a Herald contributing writer who took a semester-long leave after the fall of her first year in order to work at a hip-hop fundraiser run by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, said when she first received permission to take a leave of absence she “freaked out” because she had been expecting a much longer and
more complicated process. But ultimately, she said, “I really felt the need to be independent in leaving, so not having a lot of infrastructure was perfect for my sentiment of ‘I can do whatever I want.’” “You never need to explain why you want to take time off or prove that it’s academic. They really trust that you’ve decided that it’s a good idea for you and that you’re selfdirecting,” said Gretchen Peterson, program coordinator of the Curricular Resource and Academic Support Centers. She said the purpose of the Resource Center, which she called “a bridge between students and University Hall,” is not to “hand students a plan on a platter,” but to facilitate the leave-taking process by helping “students to think about their ideas, and to think about how to actualize their ideas.” DesVaux said she views the simplicity with which students can take a leave of absence as one of the most progressive aspects of Brown. “Instead of feeling like you need to drop out, instead of feeling like there’s something wrong with you, they say, let us show you this way to learn about learning outside the classroom,” she said. According to Shaw, the popularity of leave-taking among Brown students is one of the reasons Brown, though it has a very high six-year graduation rate, has a low four-year graduation rate relative to comparable institutions. He said that for the class entering the University in 1998, the four-year graduation rate was 83 percent and the six-year rate was 96 percent. “The current practices are ones
that encourage people to sometimes step out for a while and take a little longer to graduate,” Shaw said. When DesVaux went to discuss leave-taking with a dean for the first time, he was supportive of the idea, telling her, “We want you to want to be here,” she said. Mary Elston ’07 took a yearlong leave of absence after the fall of her sophomore year in order to study Arabic in Morocco and Egypt and to teach English at a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. “One major reason I left was because I felt very apathetic academically. I realized that this is such an expensive and possibly wonderful education, and I just wasn’t taking advantage of it,” she said. After taking time off, Elston’s attitude towards her education changed. “Now I have a specific interest that I really care about, rather than just going through the motions and going to school,” she said. For many students, coming back to academic life at the University after taking a leave of absence is not a totally smooth transition. According to Simons, after her “productive and liberating” time away, returning to Brown was challenging. “When I left school I supported myself, I lived with five 30- to 40year-old men, and all my coworkers were older than me. My lifestyle was really different, so coming back to Brown, back to these very utopian spaces, was very difficult,” she said. “The tradeoff was that it is a privilege to be here, to be this safe, to have this many levels of support.”
Simons said her leave of absence gave her a new perspective on her education, making her somewhat more focused on preparing herself for the “real world.” “I was ready to feel like I’m a part of Brown, ready to get to know the system, ready to take advantage of things, only after leaving and realizing that the real world is scary. I thought: It’s going to be awesome to come back to Brown and take whatever classes I want, but also to know that to be in the real world I need to take Econ 11 in order to know what’s
Tuition continued from page 1 next year at $608.4 million, an increase of 8.2 percent. Brown tuition is comparable to that of other Ivy League schools. The $41,770 that students will pay next year would still not fully cover the cost of their education, as Brown also draws on grants from the federal government and gifts from
Diversity continued from page 1 and student life. He sees a larger number of “liberal speakers on campus than conservative voices” as misrepresentative. “When students go out in the world, they’re going to find many more conservative viewpoints than what they find on
up. I need to take a (computer science) class to get a good job on that basic entry level.” Peterson said she thinks “Brown really greases the wheels” for students wishing to take a leave of absence because of a desire to maintain continuity with the New Curriculum philosophy. “The ideology is that learning can happen everywhere,” she said. And according to Shaw, “We believe that what we do is help people tie together diverse experiences to complete a good education, and that might mean taking time off sometimes.” alums to constitute its budget, Zimmer said. Undergraduate tuition grew faster than inflation over the past decade. Tuition and fees for the 1995-1996 academic year totaled $27,340 — $35,036 in 2005 dollars. If Brown’s tuition continues at the 4.9 percent rate of increase to which the Corporation has held in the last several years, in 25 years tuition and fees could total $138,118.
campus, so they need to understand where those people are coming from and why they think what they think,” West said. West hopes to see students leaving Brown with a greater understanding and appreciation for different viewpoints. “As a campus, there needs to be a broader range of voices represented,” West said. “That’s what college should be.”
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Scholarship policy frustrates some students BY JUSTIN AMOAH STAFF WRITER
Students on financial aid at Brown who receive outside scholarships can use the money to reduce some, but not all, of their student contributions. But students who receive outside support will also have their financial aid package re-evaluated, possibly leading to a reduced contribution from the University. Some students consider this policy unfair and choose not to report their outside scholarships, but the Office of Financial Aid maintains it cannot alter its procedure as it must comply with federal regulations. “Brown is a need-based institution. We distribute both our resources as well as state and federal resources. As a need-based institution, in order to be fair and equitable and in order to comply with federal regulations, we need to know all the sources of students’ financial aid,” said Director of Financial Aid Michael Bartini. One first-year student, who asked not to be named, said he did not declare an outside scholarship that was addressed directly to him to prevent Brown from reducing his University financial aid. “My outside scholarship is greater than my loans … and Financial Aid unfairly uses the money I was granted to fund other students” by redistributing aid he would otherwise have been granted, he said. “We meet 100 percent of students’ need. Since we meet 100 percent of their need, we are not going to give them 110 percent of what they need. Rather than subtract from their scholarship, we say students can reduce their loan, work or make a one-time purchase of a computer,” Bartini said. “My guess is 99.9 percent of the students at Brown report their outside scholarships,” he said. The Office of Financial Aid reports that the average University scholarship is approximately $20,000 and the average financial aid package is around $28,000. “On average, students graduate $15,000 in debt, but a student who gets an outside scholarship can conceivably graduate debtfree,” Bartini said. An outside scholarship cannot reduce a student’s parents’ contribution. It also cannot entirely eliminate what Brown calls “student effort,” composed of loans, work-study and a student’s contribution from personal income. Minimum annual “student effort” is $2,100 for first-years and $2,550 for upperclassmen. “Brown’s outside scholarship policy doesn’t reward the students for their hard work,” said Brandon Markey ’07, who receives an outside scholarship. “What I try to tell students is that we don’t have an infinite number of resources. It’s not like we’re not going to spend that money, we are just going to redistribute those resources to some-
body else,” Bartini said. “There is not a penalty (to the student), but the outside organization has a tax obligation. They have an obligation to send the money to the institution either made out to the student or to the student and the institution, so if the student neglects to tell us we double check our records with the Bursar’s Office, and sometimes we pick it up there,” he said. Shirley Lo ’06, who said she receives a $1,500 Robert C. Byrd Scholarship each year from the State of New Jersey, said, “Brown gives me less money from their own personal scholarship.” “For parents, it’s nice having their kid to receive a scholarship, even if the financial benefits are not present,” she said. Brown’s financial aid policy is similar to other policies across the Ivy League, Bartini said. The Yale financial aid Web site states, “If the total of your outside awards exceeds your student effort the remainder will replace your Yale Scholarship.” Similarly, the Harvard financial aid Web site states, “Outside scholarships are first used to replace the loan and/or job expectations in the financial aid package. Only if the amount of outside scholarships exceeds the combined loan and job expectations will the Harvard Scholarship be reduced.” Kevin Thomas ’07, who receives a $2,500 Service Employees International Union Jesse Jackson Scholarship Award each semester, said that Brown initially set up his scholarship so that it would reduce his University scholarship, but he went to the Office of Financial Aid and switched it to reduce his University loan. “If all my scholarship did was to reduce my University scholarship, then I would definitely want to get it in cash instead,” Thomas said. “I think that our policy is competitive, and it encourages students to go out and get outside scholarships,” Bartini said. Not all students agree, however. Itiah Thomas ’07 recently applied for an outside scholarship and has an outside loan. When she heard about Brown’s financial aid policy she said, “It makes me not want to apply for outside scholarships because I won’t be able apply it to my personal expenses.” The Brown financial aid Web site states, “students can ask the scholarship agency to defer the scholarship in excess of your loan award until a later year. This will allow you to use the scholarship to replace the academic year work expectation you will likely have as a sophomore, junior and senior.” Despite students’ complaints, the current policy allows more flexibility to students than in the past. “Several years ago we revised our policy to let outside scholarships reduce loan and work — we used to reduce half of your loan or work and half of your scholarship,” Bartini said.
19th century ghost follows Brown librarian BY LOIS SALDANA CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The job of a John Hay librarian is not usually likened to that of a police detective or FBI agent. But thanks to Rare Book Cataloguer Richard Noble’s own unique blend of investigative skill and curiosity, the true identity of an enigmatic 19thcentury author was finally revealed. Noble’s recent contribution to the work of Brandeis University graduate student Holly Jackson has shed light on the history of writer Emma Dunham Kelley-Hawkins, who was originally thought to have been one of the few published African-American females from her time period. Noble said he was not interested in Kelley-Hawkins until he was contacted last April by a New Jersey book dealer who had an 1898 copy of KelleyHawkins’ novel “Four Girls at Cottage City.” The book dealer had originally thought his was a first edition copy until he discovered the Hay Library’s version, which was published in 1895. This conversation prompted Noble to take a closer look at the Hay’s version of “Four Girls.” He noticed that unlike Kelley-Hawkins’ other books, which were published in Boston, the University’s copy had been printed in Providence. Noble said he thought this clue would lead to a better
Chaney continued from page 12 unlikely that he will coach in any other postseason games for Temple. There is no defending what Chaney did because it is a completely heinous and egregious act. However, the fact that people think he should be fired for it is somewhat extreme. Chaney has done so much for Temple University and the city of Philadelphia that it would not be fair to push him out the door this way. He has garnered a lot of respect for his highly regimented system in which players wake up daily at 5 a.m. for practice and do things his way. Chaney is also very loyal to Philadelphia high school basketball players, most of whom other schools have given up on because they don’t feel like they can compete or succeed academically at the next level. There are currently four Philadelphia players on Temple’s roster, all of whom are grateful to Chaney for giving them a shot. Regardless of a youngster’s academic record, he has no problem taking a chance on them and having them earn a scholarship. Players such as Rasheed Brokenborough and Aaron McKie (who plays in the NBA
understanding of KelleyHawkins. Scholars had assumed that the she had lived in Massachusetts, but in reality, “Nobody knew anything about the author. … They didn’t know when she was born or when she died,” Noble said. Noble also said he noticed that many of the novel’s scenes were set in Pawtucket. “No Massachusetts writer would ever set a serious scene in Pawtucket,” Noble said. Noble then e-mailed a Brown faculty member about his observations. When he failed to elicit a response, he turned over the information to Jackson, whose e-mail he came across when he Googled KelleyHawkins last Christmas Eve. After learning from Brandeis’ website that Jackson had an interest in Kelly-Hawkins, Noble established contact with her and suggested to her that the author may have been a Rhode Islander. Afterwards, Noble said that Kelley-Hawkins remained in his thoughts, particularly the name Megda — the title of KelleyHawkins’s first novel. Then one day at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, where he was attending service with his family, he noticed the name Megda Hawkins on the memorial list. Believing it more than a chance coincidence, he researched the name in the Providence Journal’s archives and found her 1984 obituary, which named her as the daughter of Kelley-Hawkins.
for the Philadelphia 76ers), both of whom came from modest means and the Philadelphia public school system, were Proposition 48 players (players that were unable to meet the SAT requirements in high school), and both were able to earn scholarships at Temple and graduate. There are many more stories like this that have taken place solely because of Chaney. Chaney loves basketball and is one of the greatest coaches of all time on the collegiate level, but he knows that basketball is not all of life. He is more concerned about his players’ success after school than about whether they can make a three-point jump shot. He has only had two players leave early to go to the NBA in his 22 years at Temple. He is an excellent basketball coach — his resume glitters with a Hall of Fame induction in 2001 as well as 17 consecutive NCAA tournaments from 1984-2001. He has been to five Elite Eights and made 23 tournament appearances. Prior to Chaney’s arrival in 1982, the Owls had never been to the NCAA tournament twice in a row. After this awful event, Chaney has been very contrite and remorseful for his actions. He met with the Bryant family last week and offered to pay any medical bills for the family. He realized that it would not
Jackson then used Noble’s discovery to trace KelleyHawkins’ genealogy and history. She discovered that the woman described by so many scholars as an AfricanAmerican female writer from Massachusetts was in fact a white woman from Rhode Island. The confirmation of KelleyHawkins’ identity is particularly unusual given the fact that her novels included a black and white photograph of her in the inside cover. “This really calls into question how reliable photographs are for determining race,” Jackson said. “It’s obvious to see how much is context. … (This) reminds us that (race) is all interpretation.” Jackson said that she hopes her work adds to the state of knowledge about AfricanAmerican literature. Jackson also commented on her experience working with Noble. “I was really pleased to hear that someone at Brown was willing to reach outside of his institution,” she said. “If there is any lesson from this (it) is that a place like the John Hay Library is full of stuff that is sort of unpredictable evidence of what you might not expect,” Noble said. “This story is about using factual, documentary evidence to pin down a history that has simply been inferred,” he added. “This proves that the humanities are not dead,” Noble said.
be fair to Bryant if he was coaching and Bryant was unable to play. What Chaney actually did has also been misconstrued. Chaney did not tell Ingram to injure anyone — he just told him to be physical. It is very unfortunate that the situation got out of hand, but another question in this matter is, where were the officials? It was obvious that Ingram was on the court for no other reason than to be physical. He was not even looking for the ball on offense, and on defense he was making no plays on the ball and just going for the bodies of the St. Joe’s players. The real shame is that people are comparing Chaney to Woody Hayes, the embattled old Ohio State coach who, in his final game at the university, actually punched a player on the opposing team. It is unfortunate that a man whose body of work in basketball is so legendary has fallen so far. Although Chaney is 73 years old and theoretically near the end of his coaching career, he should get a chance to earn back some of his dignity in the coaching fraternity. Temple basketball, as well as the university itself, was faceless prior to the arrival of Chaney. He exhibits the blue-collar attitude that the city embraces, and it would be awful for him not to be on the bench next year.
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U.S. may aid Iran activists BY SONNI EFRON AND MARK MAZZETTI LOS ANGELES TIMES
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is considering a more aggressive effort to foster opposition inside Iran and seeking ways to use a new, $3 million fund to support activists without exposing them to the risk of arrest. The approach would represent a change since Bush’s first term, when the administration was more wary of such potentially dangerous moves, officials said. “We can now be much more aggressive (about Iran) than we had been,” a senior official said, hailing the arrival of Condoleezza Rice at the State Department as invigorating the president’s push for democracy. “The guys at the State Department were too afraid to try anything during the first term,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “They were extremely cautious about angering the regime in Tehran.” The more aggressive approach is being considered even while Bush moves toward supporting a plan created by France, Germany and Britain to offer Iran economic incentives to forgo nuclear weapons. Bush discussed the issue with Rice on Thursday. Iran contends that its nuclear energy program is peaceful, but U.S. and European officials have
charged that Tehran may be reserving a nuclear weapons option. Among the proposals being floated by some inside and outside government are funding activists in Iran who want to start opposition parties and labor unions or people who are able to travel in and out of the country. Also under consideration is increasing funds for prodemocracy broadcasts. The question of how to implement Bush’s inaugural pledge to spread freedom has taken on new urgency since Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., added $3 million to a recently approved spending bill specifically to promote democracy in Iran. Officials are weighing ideas for the money, a State Department official said. “There are some that want to engage in a more confrontational democratization effort within Iran,” he said. The counterargument is that giving U.S. funds to reformers may doom them, he said, because they risk being discredited by their association with the nation the Iranian regime calls the Great Satan and would likely be targeted by the police. The State Department is looking for “appropriate opportunities” to spend money inside and outside Iran, a second official said. Reflecting the debate within the administration, the second official argued that no funds would be spent to directly support political par-
ties or labor unions, something the United States rarely, if ever, does. No organization that identifies itself as an “opposition” group can survive inside Iran, the first official said. “The short answer is, we’re trying to figure out how to use the money. We haven’t quite figured it out.” Despite disagreements on other aspects of the effort, the U.S. officials involved in the process support funding activists inside Iran as opposed to Iranian exiles. They hope to avoid what many see as the U.S. mistake of backing Iraqi exile Ahmad Chalabi, who is believed to have fed U.S. intelligence false information about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and is now accused of aiding Iran’s intelligence services. The trouble is that Washington lacks good intelligence about internal political forces and individuals, the first State Department official said. “We don’t have a good picture of what’s inside Iran.” Moreover, the CIA has been reluctant to get involved in covert action in the nation, he said. “They’ve gone down that road before, and it’s been a mixed bag.” More than a decade ago, dozens of CIA informants in Iran were executed or imprisoned after secret communications with the agency were uncovered, CIA officials said recently. see IRAN, page 9
U.S.-Canada relations growing chilly BY DOUG STRUCK THE WASHINGTON POST
TORONTO — A U.S. Senate vote Thursday seeking to block the import of Canadian cattle has added to a series of perceived snubs by Washington, causing alarm among Canadian officials and raising concerns of a chill in U.S.-Canada relations. Since Canada announced Feb. 24 that it would not participate in a joint missile defense program undertaken by the United States, there has been a flurry of negative signals between the two countries, ranging from diplomatic barbs to judicial rebuffs. The Canadian press has highlighted an unreturned phone call from Prime Minister Paul Martin to President Bush, dubbing it the “phone freeze.” Martin telephoned last week to explain why he had spurned Bush’s appeal to join in a missile defense system for North America, but the president did not return the call, according to reports in the Canadian press that have not been disputed by officials. The Senate vote followed a decision Wednesday by a federal judge in Billings, Mont., to grant a temporary injunction against the import of young Canadian cattle. It came despite a promise by the Bush administration to resume beef imports, which were curtailed two years ago because of concerns over mad cow disease. The actions followed sharp comments by U.S. and Canadian diplomats, and coincided with the postponement of a planned trip to Canada by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. “The relationship once again is at a very low point,” said Stockwell Day, an opposition Conservative Party member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in Parliament. He said Martin had “mishandled” relations with the United States. The Canadian press has tended to put the blame on Washington. On Thursday the opinion page of the Toronto Star featured a men-
acing Uncle Sam strangling a beaver, a symbol of Canada. A group of 70 influential Canadians and Americans concluded Tuesday that “Canada is losing its influence in Washington.” The American Assembly fretted about rising Canada-bashing in the United States, but noted that it “pales beside the disturbing and persistent current of anti-Americanism in Canada.” The new Canadian ambassador to Washington, Frank McKenna, told reporters Wednesday that the United States was partly to blame for strained relations, and he suggested the missile defense decision might have been different if the United States had moved faster in resolving trade disputes. “The temperature in Canada has been at a pretty high level because of those ongoing irritants,” he said. The missile defense decision can in part be “construed as the direct result of letting fester” those trade disputes, he said. McKenna criticized U.S. attempts to transfer about $4 billion in duties paid by Canadian lumber companies to the U.S. lumber industry, calling this “the equivalent of someone standing on street corners, turning in jaywalkers, and then getting the fine money.” McKenna was returning the kind of pointed rhetoric used by the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Canada, Paul Cellucci. He annoyed Ottawa with his demands that Canada boost its military and join the U.S. missile defense plan. Other U.S. administration officials made their displeasure known indirectly following Martin’s missile defense decision. Rice postponed a trip to Canada, citing “scheduling problems,” according to U.S. officials. Bush’s failure to phone Martin back was an embarrassment to the prime minister, who frostily ignored reporters’ questions about it Thursday.
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Out of prison, Stewart may face a tougher trial BY BEN WHITE AND FRANK AHRENS THE WASHINGTON POST
Martha Stewart walks out of federal prison in Alderson, W.Va., Friday to launch an audacious comeback campaign that might be tougher than anything she faced during her five months behind penitentiary walls. Stewart’s rehabilitation campaign will be aided by the seemingly insatiable public appetite for all things Martha. On the night of her release, Stewart appeared to be everywhere. CNN dedicated hours of coverage, including a one-hour biography special featuring grainy, hand-held camera footage by an inmate. Stewart was not interviewed for the show, but she could be seen in prison, chatting with and hugging other inmates. In Alderson, W.Va., the media and Stewart supporters kept vigil. Four television satellite trucks and at least as many ad hoc broadcast sites crowded the space between a railroad crossing and the modest stone gates of the minimum-security prison. A few fans braved the below-freezing temperatures, one from as far away as Seattle. A spokeswoman said Stewart would leave prison shortly after midnight to fly home to New York. Stewart did not plan to comment beyond a statement on her company’s Web site. Despite the media fascination with Stewart, the future of the firm that bears her name is much less certain. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. last week reported a fourth-quarter loss of $7.3 million and predicted an even larger loss for the first quarter of this year. And there are questions about how Stewart will work with the company’s strong new chief executive, Susan M. Lyne, a widely respected former ABC entertainment head who is moving to put her own mark on the company. This week, the company’s publisher and executive vice president, Suzanne Sobel, said she was quitting to pursue “new challenges.” When Stewart officially returns to work, she will take the title of “founder.” While she could technically reassume the chief executive job, legal experts say she is unlikely to do so because she still faces a Securities and Exchange Commission civil suit that seeks to bar her for life from serving as a director at a public company and limit her ability to serve as an officer. The SEC would not view a quick re-emergence as chief executive warmly, said a source familiar with the agency’s views who spoke on the condition of anonymity because settlement talks are underway. Such a move could undermine a possible deal that would allow Stewart to ultimately return to a top executive job and a board seat in a number of years. Paul A. Argenti, a professor of corporate communication at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business who worked with Stewart as a consultant in the early 1990s, was blunt with his concerns about how Stewart and Lyne would work together. “I cannot imagine those two people are going to get along,” he said. “It happens in companies I work with all the time,
where the person in charge won’t allow a really good executive to shine because they fear that the spotlight will be taken off them. And Martha is more like that than anyone I’ve ever met.” In an interview, Lyne dismissed such concerns, saying she has grown close to Stewart through multiple prison visits and is confident they will have a cordial working relationship. While they have no formal agreement about their respective duties, Lyne said she expects Stewart will focus on big-picture strategic planning. “At the same time, she has two big TV shows that are going to demand a lot of attention and focus because she clearly wants them to be great,” Lyne said. Not everyone agrees that Stewart’s full-tilt comeback campaign will necessarily be a “good thing” for the company. Firing people on her spinoff version of NBC’s “The Apprentice” might not do much to counter Stewart’s reputation as a haughty ice queen, some marketing experts and analysts who cover the stock say. And the company won’t make much money directly from the show. “They have a pretty big hole to dig out of,” said Douglas M. Arthur, a Morgan Stanley analyst who has an “underweight” rating on Martha Stewart shares. “The stock is strong but the numbers are quite weak. ... And I’m a little concerned that Martha will spend all her time on the TV side, which might be good for the brand but is not going to do a lot for the company’s bottom line.” Argenti called the “Apprentice: Martha Stewart” deal “exactly the worst thing she could do.” “It highlights all the worst aspects of her personality for everyone to see,” he said. “It puts her right back in a situation where people can find a reason to dislike her again. And it does nothing for the company for her to be involved in that show. Zero.” According to the company’s most recent proxy statement, Stewart owns about 30 million shares, or about 61 percent of the total number of shares outstanding. The company’s stock has soared in advance of Stewart’s release, closing Thursday at $33.95, up $1.91, after falling as low as $5.26 on Oct. 9, 2002, when Stewart’s ImClone stock sale scandal was in full flower. But some Wall Street analysts and professional investors view the shares as overhyped and overpriced. Some say the stock has been boosted by a “short squeeze” in which investors who bet that the stock they had borrowed would fall have been forced to buy shares to limit their losses. On the positive side, anecdotal reports suggest advertisers
are warming up to the company’s flagship magazine, Martha Stewart Living. But it will be at least a couple of months before it becomes clear whether the title can fatten up to its prestock-scandal size. That won’t be easy, as magazine racks now teem with good-living guides such as Real Simple and O, the Oprah Magazine. And, in addition to her “Apprentice,” Stewart will host a daily lifestyle show that will air on most NBC affiliates. Stewart supporters cite high demand for the show as an indication that the public will warmly embrace a post-prison Martha. Unlike the “Apprentice” spinoff, which will be unaffiliated with the company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia will receive much of the advertising revenue from the daily syndicated show, which is to begin airing in September. That would also boost a sagging part of the company’s balance sheet. With Stewart in prison and off the air, television revenue in the fourth quarter dropped to $1.1 million from $5.9 million a year earlier. Among bright spots cited by Lyne and others, the company launched the “Everyday Food” television show on PBS in January, building on the success of Everyday Food magazine, which Lyne said was growing quickly. Lyne also said she would focus on packaging the company’s “evergreen” media products, such as how-to cooking and entertaining videos for delivery over multiple media devices. And Lyne said Stewart’s “Apprentice” show would draw more people to the brand and bear little resemblance to the current version, with Donald Trump’s signature boardroom firings. “Within the basic format I think there is a lot of leeway for her to create a show that is comfortable for her tonally and features tasks that are more in keeping with the creative work of a company like ours,” Lyne said. If Stewart were allowed to become chief executive again, some corporate consultants say it would be a bad idea, especially with an executive as talented as Lyne already in the slot and because it might derail the company’s efforts to make itself about more than just Martha. Instead, consultants say, Stewart should give up control of day-to-day operations and allow the company to chart its post-Martha future. “She really has to take a step back and focus on the creative process,” said Morris Reid, a branding specialist at the Westin Reinhart Group. “The company has to have the ability to create great content when Martha Stewart is no longer around.”
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Hockey continued from page 12 Baker finalist Yann Danis ’04 no longer in goal, Brown is extremely confident in its last line of defense. Adam D’Alba ’08 has thus far proved to be an extremely capable replacement, recording a .932 save percentage and 2.05 goals against average on the sea-
son. Of course, relying on a freshman to keep them in the game is far from the Bears’ strategy. “We’ve got to play our game, which means using our speed up front,” Grillo said. “The other things would be to play solid defensively, be sharp off the puck and be really disciplined within our system.” Brown will look to an eclectic mix of newcomers and upperclassmen in the postseason. On offense, the Bears are anchored by first-liners Mike Meech ’05 and captain Les Haggett ’05, both of whom earned All-Ivy Honorable Mention. The duo combined for 22 goals and 23 assists in the regular season. Also included in the Brown fray are three first-years who have stepped up in their first year of collegiate hockey. Jeff Prough ’08, Sean Hurley ’08 and Brian McNary ’08 teamed up for 34 assists and 15 goals and look to continue their coming of age in the playoffs. Defensively, the Bears are backed by Gerry Burke ’05, Brown’s all-time leader in games played. Hurley, an All-Ivy Honorable Mention himself, joins him on the blue line. Burke and Hurley, along with the rest of the Brown defense, will look to contain the Engineers’ duo of MacDonald and senior Nick Economakos, both of whom scored in RPI’s victory back in February. The best-of-three series pairs Brown with the Engineers for the first time in the ECACHL Playoffs since 1990. Games one and two are Friday and Saturday night, both starting at 7 p.m. Game three, if necessary, is Sunday at 7 p.m. — Chris Mahr Women’s ice hockey The women’s ice hockey team (1413-2, 11-8-1 ECACHL) is in Canton, N.Y., this weekend to take on St. Lawrence University in the first round of the ECACHL playoffs. The best-of-three series will be played on Friday and Saturday afternoons, with a tiebreaker game on Sunday if necessary. With a record of 14-3-3 in the ECACHL (24-5-5 overall), St.
Lawrence is seeded third in the league and ranked sixth nationally in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll. The Bears are 1-1 against St. Lawrence this season, with a 2-1 overtime loss in November and a 4-2 win Feb. 18, which was the first time all season the Saints had lost at home. Brown shifted into playoff mode last weekend with decisive wins over the University of Vermont and No. 4 Dartmouth. After a middling regular season, it appears that the Bears finally have their game together, and they intend to stick with their plan against St. Lawrence, according to co-captain Katie Guay ’05. “We’re definitely going to keep doing what we’re doing,” Guay said. “We’re going to keep fighting to the end, because we want to go on.” Looking to lead the Bears against the Saints will be Bruno’s three All-Ivy selections. Forward Jessica Link ’05 and defender Myria Heinhuis ’06 were both named First Team All-Ivy, while forward Hayley Moore ’08 received Honorable Mention. Link is tied with Moore for the team scoring lead with 25 points. It is the second consecutive year that Link has been named to the first team. Moore is currently ranked eighth nationally in points per game for rookies. Heinhuis, meanwhile, has been the anchor for a Bruno defense that is ranked 13th nationally. She has also displayed her offensive skill this year, tallying 14 points on the season. O’Hara Shipe ’08 is expected to start in net against the Saints, ending a full season of goalie rotation. After winning both of last weekend’s games as well as ECACHL Goaltender of the Week honors, Shipe has emerged as the Bears’ No. 1 keeper, a position she will keep at least until Saturday. “I think right now you have to give (Shipe) the nod because she beat St. Lawrence (on Feb. 18) and Dartmouth,” said Head Coach Digit Murphy. “But we’ll see how it goes.” The first game of the series kicks off Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Appleton Arena. — Helen Luryi
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Iran continued from page 6 “The CIA wants a clear objective,” the State Department official added. “Is the policy regime change? Everyone says it’s not, including Condi. So what is it we’re trying to do, and how are we going to do it without having a lot of blood on our hands?” One official who will have a big say on Iran policy is Elizabeth Cheney, the daughter of the vice president, who returned to the State Department this month to head democracy promotion efforts. The United States is already spending $14.7 million a year to broadcast Persianlanguage radio and television programs into Iran, and the White House is seeking a sharp increase in such funding. The Voice of America’s Persian service broadcasts news on shortwave and AM radio from Kuwait for an hour in the morning and three hours in the evening. It also hosts a Web site that receives about 100 e-mails a day from its audience. VOA also broadcasts a daily half-hour satellite TV news program prepared in Washington. Although it is illegal to own a satellite television dish in Iran, an estimated 15 million Iranians are believed to have access to satellite TV, according to a U.S. official who is familiar with international broadcasting. Because of the difficulty of surveying the Iranian public, U.S. officials do not know how many actually tune in. In 2002, the United States launched an AM radio station called Radio Farda, which aims to lure a youthful audience with hard news and popular music. The Bush administration has asked Congress for an additional $5.7 million in its 2006 and supplemental budget requests to expand television broadcasting to three
M. lax continued from page 12 leader. He’s the quarterback of the offense,” Nelson said. “He realizes that people have been keying on him (and he will be exploiting that). He’s really improved his lacrosse IQ.” Leading the offensive midfield-
hours a day. Brownback favors spending some of the $3 million on a conference in the United States to bring together Iranian dissidents, human rights activists and others to discuss the state of the democracy movement, a step he said has been useful in other countries. The effort should tap people inside Iran as well as members of the Iranian diaspora with ties to their homeland, Brownback said. If the participants have broad civil support “underneath them, they will start to network and move ahead on their own.” It is unclear, however, whether Iranians who oppose the current government would come to the United States to attend a conference on democracy. Some U.S. conservatives support direct funding of Iranian activists. “The worst option would be just to fund a conference,” argued Michael Rubin, a former U.S. adviser in Iraq who is now associated with the conservative American Enterprise Institute. “The only good that ever comes out of conferences is that top U.S. officials get to stay in five-star hotels.” The least-controversial course of action would be to spend the money on expanding broadcasting to Iran. But State Department officials want more creative solutions — and have been asking outside experts for ideas. “It’s easy to throw more money at (broadcasting),” the second State Department official said. “Is that the most effective? I’m not sure.” How to fund reformers around the world without delivering them to the secret police is a problem that has bedeviled U.S. policymakers for at least 25 years, said Thomas Carothers, a specialist in democratic movements at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. For decades, the United States has earmarked money to promote democracy in Cuba but has had trouble
ers will be co-captains Chris Mucciolo ’05 and Britton Derkac ’05. Derkac was a ground-ball machine last season, ranking third on the team with 30. Mucciolo led the midfield in scoring last year, and looks to do so again this year. “Chris is a very athletic kid,” Nelson said. “He’s going to be one of the best midfielders in the Ivy League.”
spending it because of the danger of discrediting pro-democracy groups and the limitations of funding exiles, Carothers said. “Democracy aid struggles when faced with highly resistant, authoritarian regimes, especially ones that use antiAmericanism as one of their reasons for being, like Cuba and Iran.” The United States needs to find ways to show would-be reformers what they might do but can’t pay them to do it, Carothers argued. “We can’t buy political action.” One of the most sensitive issues inside Iran remains the 1953 CIA-backed coup against Iranian Premier Mohammed Mossadegh, which brought the shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, back to power, noted Geoffrey Kemp, an Iran specialist
M. hoops continued from page 12 cess — the program has become an annual contender in the Ivy League. Winning an Ivy title is extremely difficult, as unlike in every other Division I conference, there is no year-end tournament in which a three- or fourgame win streak can claim a championship and a guaranteed NCAA Tournament bid. Forte is more than pleased with his time in Providence. “Looking back on my career, I know one thing for sure and that’s that I definitely made the right decision in choosing Brown University, for both the academic reasons and the athletic ones,” he said.
at the Nixon Center. Even the most determined Iranian reformers would be wary of publicly embracing any U.S.-backed initiative. “And of course if they do it covertly, they would be identified by the regime as spies and hauled off and put on trial,” Kemp said. He proposed using the $3 million to streamline the visa process to have more Iranians visit the United States. Instead of giving money directly to labor unions or political parties inside Iran, Rubin said, the United States could create an endowment outside the country and allow Iranians to apply for grants anonymously. “The Iranians are big boys and girls,” he said. “They can decide whether or not to accept money.” For the Bears to send Forte out a winner, they will need to rediscover their shooting touch. The Bears have struggled recently with their offensive consistency. Last weekend, the Bears shot only 33 percent from the floor against Harvard and were forced to play from behind the entire game. The Bears have been working extra hard in practice to right the ship. “We’ve been concentrating on skills in practice recently,” Forte said. “We needed to go back to the basics, because we have gotten away from them a little. At times you can take the fundamentals for granted, but we’ve been having good practices lately.” Brown will find out if the renewed focus on the little things will pay off on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Pizzitola Center.
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Diamonds and coal A cubic zirconium to the 24-hour study space coming to a SciLi near you. The renovated area will be an important asset late at night, at least for those students too lazy to walk 25 feet over to the CIT. A diamond to the sort-of-annual “The Vagina Monologues” becoming a “Rocky Horror Picture Show”-like tradition at Brown. Soon audience members will begin dressing as their favorite cast members — or maybe just in drag. A diamond to our girl Laura Linney ’86, even though she came up short for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. Cate who? Two coals and a pass to e-TOKE.com. We would suggest Brown join, but we’re afraid we’d bump up all of the averages on the site. A diamond to the New Curriculum for remaining “New” for 35 years. It’s still got that New Curriculum smell. Coal to being the anti-Brown. We don’t have sheep grazing on our campus — does that make us the anti-Dartmouth?
Then again, a diamond to the French Film Festival for keeping us arrogant enough to be in the Ivy League. Coal to being “independent” — like a first-year running around buying things with daddy’s platinum card is “independent.” But a diamond to the College Hill Dependent’s comparison of itself to The Game. It’s a fitting comparison — one that would make The Herald the rapper who’s already sold 11 million worldwide and kicked The Game out of his posse. Really, great attempt at trying to sound tough, guys.
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C O R R E C T I O N S A March 3 article, “U. officials discuss possibility of coed Grad Center suites,” incorrectly stated that the first segment of the housing lottery is 5and 7-person suites. The first segment, for which applications are due March 11, will be for groups of four and eight. In the March 3 Sports section, goalie Scott Rowan ’05 was mistakenly identified as Adam
D’Alba ’08 in a picture accompanying the article “D’Alba ’08 admirably filling skates of Danis ’04 in goal.” The caption of a March 2 front-page photo, “Jam ‘Hour,’” incorrectly identified the instrument played by Hourglass Jam Session participant Paul Lowe ’07 as a clarinet. Lowe played a soprano saxophone.
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OPINIONS FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2005 · PAGE 11 NATE GORALNIK
The right side of history Slovak journalist Stefan Hrib recalls how the Soviet Union sought to depict President Reagan as “a servant of the military-industrial complex, a man who wanted war and scorned ordinary people.” A lot of Democrats thought the same thing about him. But the people liberated from Soviet tyranny know better. Once again, many Democrats find themselves thumbing their noses at freedom, cynically attacking the president's attempts to “impose” democracy on the Middle East. They roll their eyes when Bush promises “to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture.” But they’re on the wrong side of history. Like it or not, the Bush doctrine is working. Take Syria, where the Bush administration is leaning on the authoritarian government to dismantle terrorist camps, stop funding Hezbollah and end its puppet rule of Lebanon. One more neoconservative wild-goose chase, right? Wrong. On Monday, Prime Minister Omar Karami of Lebanon resigned from office as thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding an end to Syrian domination. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Tuesday that troops could be pulled out of Lebanon in a matter of months. The president’s push for democracy in Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world, has also paid off. Against all expectations, Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled the country since the 1981 assassination of Anwar Sadat, says he’ll allow contested elections for what The Economist magazine reckons to be the first time in Egypt’s 5,000-year history. And don’t forget Palestine. Dominated for decades by authoritarian cronyism, Palestinians seem finally to understand that Israel and the United States will only play ball with legitimate, elected leaders. Doubters who think that Arab democracy will only bring Islamic fanatics to power need only look to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who has brought his people closer to peace in just a few months than Yasser Arafat did in decades. The war in Iraq may be a tactical nightmare, but the Bush doctrine has ushered in a profound and propitious shift in the zeitgeist. Take it from Walid Jumblatt, the leader of the Lebanese resistance to Syria: “It’s strange for me to say it, but this process of change has started because of the American invasion of Iraq.” He acknowledges that many Arabs remain cynical about U.S. intentions in Iraq, but he says, “When I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, eight million of them, it was the start of a new Arab world.” It makes no sense to talk about “imposing” democracy on a nation. As Iraq’s Shi‘ite ruling coalition promises to demonstrate, Arabs can adapt democracy to reflect their own religion and culture. If illiterate Afghans can line up by the millions to cast the ballot, anyone can. If people will go to the polls in war-torn Iraq, they will anywhere. The lesson of the 20th century is that anything is possible if America stands firm in its commitment to liberty. The defeat of fascism and communism may sound like jingoistic fairy tales, but they were real victories won with the blood and sweat of U.S. conviction. Whatever mistakes his administration has made in Iraq, President Bush has succeeded in changing the terms of the debate in the Arab world. Under President Reagan, the United States faced a Hobson’s choice between supporting the cruel regimes of Saddam Hussein and the Ayatollah Khomeini. Today, regimes throughout the Greater Middle East are forced to confront a third path: freedom. Bush understands that the old policy of relying on authoritarian regimes to hold Islamic fundamentalists at bay no longer holds any water. “America’s vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one,” said the president in his recent inaugural address. Arabs can aspire to freedom once again. “The Syrian people, the Egyptian people, all say that something is changing,” Jumblatt says. “The Berlin Wall has fallen. We can see it.” Nate Goralnik ’06 is looking for trouble.
No money for today GUEST COLUMN BY MICHAEL THOMPSON Transfer and RUE students received good news last weekend. $400,000 will be earmarked for transfer and RUE financial aid for next year. I was ecstatic when I heard that transfer students, who received absolutely no money from Brown University last year for financial aid, would be lucky enough to get some financial aid next year. Yet I didn’t throw a party or send out congratulatory emails to friends and transfers I know across campus. Instead, I was deeply saddened by the allocation plans for the pledged transfer financial aid money. Under current policies, no transfer student currently enrolled at Brown will ever be eligible to receive any financial aid from Brown, according to Michael Bartini, the director of financial aid. Not one penny. Brown is a place where students are happy. Surely I am one of many students who really love Brown. I relish my time here. At Brown, things usually work out. Exceptions can be made. The curriculum and faculty are flexible. Yet when it comes to financial aid, Brown’s iron inflexibility is reminiscent of the quota-loving, discriminatory, won’tbend-the-rules practices made for and by the white Protestant man mentality that unfortunately ruled Brown in years past. Even just a hundred dollars would be helpful, one transfer I know has said. Many others have pointed out that not being able to qualify for a penny of financial aid during their entire Brown undergraduate career, merely because they transferred into Brown and did not enroll as a first-year, is demeaning and disheartening. A policy wherein many transfer students apply for financial aid, most students get rejected and the rest receive only a pittance is far superior to being told that under no instance will current transfers ever receive any money from the University. The financial aid office believes that to allow even one transfer student currently enrolled at Brown to receive financial aid would be unfair to the rest of the transfer student body. This is a ludicrous argument. Transfer students’ needs
are pressing today. To meet very little of this need is unfortunate. To meet none of the need is unacceptable. In years past, the policy of the Brown financial aid office was to provide $50,000-100,000 a year total in financial aid to the 7-9 percent of the student body that are transfer students. Transfer students were eligible for some financial aid. Then Brown decided to eliminate all transfer financial aid under the premise that improving financial aid at Brown meant supplying need-blind financial aid only for incoming first-years. Leaving transfers out to dry and cutting all financial aid for transfers currently enrolled at Brown became the official policy of Brown University. For the University to claim that it was improving financial aid while it was in fact eliminating all financial aid for transfer students was hypocritical and truly an act of malice directed toward a much-abused segment of the Brown student body. The University, under the wise eye of President Ruth Simmons, has now officially taken the wonderful step of providing some financial aid for transfer students again. Yet the University has not fixed the error which it committed in the first place. All currently enrolled transfer students, under present University policy, will remain ineligible for any financial aid from Brown for the duration of their undergraduate careers at Brown. This is unacceptable. Transfer students who would have been eligible to apply for financial aid had the University never eliminated transfer financial aid funding must be allowed to apply for financial aid next year. To do anything less is unfair and an unjustifiable distribution of limited resources. Until such an action is taken, I shall not celebrate. While the situation for future transfer students in need of financial assistance is brightening, the situation for all currently enrolled transfer students in need of financial aid remains, as before, as bleak as ever.
Currently enrolled transfer students were left out of last weekend’s good news.
Michael Thompson ’06 is the president of the Brown Organization of Transfer Students.
Stop BS’ing each other “So what did the reading have to say?” We’ve all had that moment when a professor or TA asks this basic question and everyone in the room falls uncomfortably silent. Finally, one person who actually did the reading comes forward and regurgitates something informative. At which point everyone who didn’t prepare for class nods in agreement, and occasionally, if we’re lucky, some precocious ass who didn’t read will throw in an additional comment, perhaps referencing a discussion that unfolded in another course or some tangential personal anecdote about his or her youth. Somehow, we have come to accept this kind of discourse as standard and unavoidable. We shouldn’t. Now, before I go any further I’ll ‘fess up: I’ve been both guys. I’ve been the dude who carries the class on his back and I’ve been the tangent man. I’m a student like anyone else and there have been inevitable moments in my career at Brown when I just didn’t have time to prepare for something. But as my time has progressed here, I’ve come to wonder why no one holds me accountable during those instances when I’m unprepared. Why don’t my professors kick me? Why won’t my peers become actively annoyed? The obvious answer is that we’re not in grade school anymore. We should be self-motivated and if we don’t want to make the most of our education, it’s our own fault. I’ll accept that line of argument when it comes to turning in assignments late. In that sort of situation, I’m not really affecting my peers through my own irresponsibility. But when I don’t read before a discussion section, I’m not just screwing myself. I’m screwing you. And when you’re not ready, you’re not just shooting yourself in the foot — you’re shooting me as well. Admittedly, Brown isn’t the only school that has this sort of problem. I’d venture to say that most do. At Harvard, neglecting reading is so institutionalized that many professors will actually assign a different student each week to write a summary for everyone else in the
class. But just because other schools may be worse doesn’t mean we should allow a situation to persist when we know it is bad and could easily be made better — if we only had the guts to hold each other to a higher standard. Brown doesn’t technically have an honor code like some other schools, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t value integrity in learning. When we come here, we enter into an unspoken agreement that we will do our part in this educational process. When we don’t follow through, we are violating a promise that we’ve made to each other, a form of dishonesty that we should not accept from our friends. Quality education is when a team of people works together to expand each other’s lives and minds. As a team, we should make allowances for each other and be understanding, but we should also hold each other accountable when we err. When a section dies because no one has read, everybody loses. When we continue with a farce of a conversation because no one dares state the obvious, we are failing each other as much as or more than we are failing ourselves. And professors, you are our teammates too. Please, don’t let us continue to get away with BS’ing you. Put a fire under our asses. Give us pop-quizzes. If we’re going to be juvenile about our education, treat us accordingly in an effort to make us shape up. I recently had a friend tell me that she dropped a class because it relied on the Socratic method and she didn’t like hearing what her fellow students had to say. That dismissal was in part because she’s a snob, but it was also in part because so many people whom she hears speak in class have not appropriately done the legwork to do so. That conversation broke my heart a little. Here we are, sharing space with fascinating, clever people, getting annoyed while listening to one another because we are unprepared to speak. I think it’s a travesty. Please don’t let me get away with it ever again.
When I don’t read for section, I’m not just screwing myself. I’m screwing you.
Joel Silberman ’05 expects to get a lot of flak for this.
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SPORTS WEEKEND MARCH 4, 2005 · PAGE 12
M. hoops hope to end season on a high note BY STEPHEN COLELLI SPORTS STAFF WRITER
The men’s basketball team will close out the 2004-2005 season at home with three games in the next five days. Tonight the Bears face Columbia, whom they defeated earlier this season on a last-second jumper by cocaptain Jason Forte ’05 for a 54-52 victory. On Saturday, Brown will play host to Cornell and will be looking for revenge after a 76-75 defeat that same weekend. Finally, on Tuesday Brown will entertain Yale to close out the season. Tuesday’s game also marks the end of a Brown career for Forte, the lone four-year member of the squad. While the Ivy title is out of reach, Bruno is looking to gather some momentum for next year and send Forte off on a high note. Forte has been a part of 58 Bears victories over his four years, second only to the Class of 2004’s 63 wins. Unfortunately, the Bears have struggled at the Pizzitola Center of late — they have not won a home game since a Dec. 8 triumph over the University of New Hampshire. Forte has not experienced the type of struggles over his career that he has faced this season, but he has refused to let the recent problems put a damper on what appears to be a promising weekend. “It’s definitely a disap-
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Co-captain Luke Ruscoe ’06 is second on the team in scoring at 11.0 points per game. pointment to not be contending this final year, but I don’t hold a grudge ... that we didn’t accomplish all that we set out to,” Forte said. “I think as a player, you’re always looking for a chance to go to the tournament, but that really doesn’t matter as much as you think.” Despite never winning an Ivy League title, Forte’s career at Brown has been full of sucsee M. HOOPS, page 9
Don’t yank Chaney As a true Philadelphia fan, it really has broken my heart to see what has happened to John Chaney in only one week. He
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has incurred all of the scrutiny and criticism. However the whole ugly episode between Chaney and St. Joe’s, and more importantly, him and John Bryant, should not cost him his job. There is no question that Chaney made a huge mistake when he sent senior forward Nehemiah Ingram into a game on Feb. 22 against St. Joe’s. He sent Ingram into the game for one reason, to play physical and commit hard fouls in protest to the illegal screens he thought the Hawks were setting. Ingram’s physical play took a turn for the worse when Bryant went up to dunk the ball and Ingram leveled him in the chest, forcing him to the floor, landing on his right arm. It turns out that Bryant’s arm was broken due to the hard foul. What was also broken was Chaney and Ingram’s reputa-
tions. Ingram only played for four minutes and accumulated five fouls. Chaney, who has a history of having a short fuse, now has another strike against him. This incident is only one of the many bad things that have happened to Chaney through the years. He is so passionate that his emotions tend to get the better of him. In 1992, during a time out, one of his players spoke back to him, and Chaney softly slapped him across the face. Then, two years later in a post-game press conference after a loss to UMassAmherst, Chaney threatened to kill then-coach John Calipari. After both of those instances Chaney was suspended. He initially suspended himself for one game after this most recent incident, but that clearly was not enough. He was then suspended for the remainder of the regular season by the university. Feeling deep remorse for what happened, Chaney realized that it would not be right for him to coach the rest of the season. He took himself out of the Atlantic 10 tournament next week, and it is see CHANEY, page 5
M. icers open playoffs at home Women head to Canton, N.Y., to take on third seeded St. Lawrence This weekend will mark the beginning of the ECACHL playoffs for Brown. Both Bears teams are seeded sixth, with the men taking on eleventh-seeded Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the women traveling to Canton, N.Y. to take on the third-seeded St. Lawrence Saints. Men’s ice hockey The men’s ice hockey team heads into the ECACHL playoffs and its first round series with RPI after a relatively disappointing sixthplace finish in the regular season. However, as Head Coach Roger Grillo said, what happened in the regular season goes out the window once the playoffs start. “Everyone’s capable of winning in our league. It’s one of the top leagues in the country top-to-bottom,” Grillo said. “The fact that we finished sixth was disappointing, but it put us in a position where we have home ice and we look to take advantage.” Last season was proof of the
league’s depth, as Harvard managed to win the round tournament as a sixth seed, sweeping then-third-seeded Brown at Meehan Auditorium in the process. While the second-round loss was disappointing for the Bears at the time, it may prove a valuable lesson for this year’s team. In order to duplicate Harvard’s feat from last season, Brown will have to get past an RPI team that, despite finishing second to last in the ECACHL, gave the Bears problems in their two games. On Dec. 3, Brown needed a three-goal third period to overcome a 3-0 deficit and salvage a tie with the Engineers. The Bears were not as lucky on Feb. 12, when the Engineers’ Kirk MacDonald scored the game-winner with 8.3 seconds left in a 3-2 victory. As tough as the latter game was to swallow, Brown seems to have gotten over it in a hurry. “I don’t think (that game) has any bearing whatsoever,” Grillo
said. “We felt we played an extremely strong game. ... They scored a goal at the end of it that was frustrating and disappointing, but we’re well beyond that by now.” Even with last year’s Hobey see HOCKEY, page 8
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Mike Meech ’05 was one of three hockey players to be named AllIvy Honorable Mention.
M. lax kicks off ’05 season against Pride BY BERNIE GORDON SPORTS STAFF WRITER
The men’s lacrosse team will open its 2005 season Saturday when the Bears host Hofstra University (0-1) at 1 p.m. on Stevenson Field. The Bears are coming off of a successful 9-5 campaign last year, when they narrowly missed an atlarge bid to the NCAA tournament. This year, the Bears will not be satisfied until they earn the bid they feel they should have had last year. Last year’s near miss has seasoned the Bears as well. The team lost a few games it could have won, including a 12-10 loss to Harvard in a downpour. This year, the Bears know they must capitalize on all of their opportunities if they want to achieve their goals. “I think it’s definitely going to add some fuel to the fire,” said Head Coach Scott Nelson. “I think it added some confidence, and taught us to take better care of (our) opportunities.” The Bears jump right into their tough schedule by hosting Hofstra. The Pride is a perennial power in lacrosse, and has drawn a No. 23 ranking in preseason play. With an emphasis on strong players and a physical style, they will be a tough opening challenge for the Bears. “They are a tough, talented, athletic team, so we have to make sure that we have the ball more YEARLY AWARDS Women’s ICE HOCKEY All-Ivy: First Team — Jessica Link ’05, Myria Heinhuis ’06; Honorable Mention — Hayley Moore ’08 Men’s Ice Hockey All-Ivy: Honorable Mention — Les Haggett ’05, Mike Meech ’05, Sean Hurley ’08 Men’s Soccer NEISL All-Star Game: Jeff Larentowicz ’05, Chris Gomez ’05 selected to South/East team
than them,” Nelson said. “They are going to pressure us, try to take us off of our game.” The Bears will have some large shoes to fill with the departure of last year’s seniors, especially Mike Levin ’04 and Charles Towers ’04. Levin was the New England Player of the Year, and a bedrock for the Bears at goalie. His presence bolstered a young Bears defense that this year will have to return the favor for a new goalie. Chandler Clarke ’07 and Nicholas Gentilesco ’06 are competing for the starting spot, but both have already earned Nelson’s trust. “Going into it, (Levin’s absence) worried us,” Nelson said. “These two goalies have taken that worry away. We feel very confident.” Fortunately, the defense surrounding the eventual starter will be more experienced than last year’s. The Bears started Bobby Shields ’07 on defense last season, and although he performed brilliantly, the fact that a first-year
was starting gave an indication of how the Bears lacked experience. This year, with co-captain Dan Spinosa ’05 leading the defensive midfield and all three starting defensemen returning, the Bears will have a strong veteran defense. “We feel great about the defense,” Nelson said. “They have to play as a team — they are not the most super-talented guys in the county.” Stepping into Towers’ leadership role on attack will be co-captain Chazz Woodson ’05. Woodson led the offense for most of the year after Towers went down with a knee injury, and often found himself the focus of the opposing defense. This year, the Bears are relying on Woodson’s expanded awareness and skills to capitalize on that attention and energize the offense. “Chazz is a talented kid, a great see M. LAX, page 9
WEEKEND SPORTS SCHEDULE FRIDAY, MARCH 4 Men’s ICE HOCKEY: RPI, 7 p.m., Meehan Auditorium Men’s BASKETBALL: Columbia, 7 p.m., Pizzitola Center Men’s TENNIS: Old Dominion, 4 p.m., Pizzitola Center Women’s ICE HOCKEY: at St. Lawrence, Canton, N.Y. Women’s BASKETBALL: at Columbia, New York, N.Y. BASEBALL: North Florida at UNF Tournament, Jacksonville, Fla.. Men’s SWIMMING: at EISL Championship, Boston, Mass. WRESTLING: at EIWA Championships, Annapolis, Md. Women’s SQUASH: at WISA Individuals, Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H. Men’s SQUASH: at ISA Individuals, Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H. SATURDAY, MARCH 5 Men’s ICE HOCKEY: RPI, 7 p.m., Meehan Auditorium Men’s BASKETBALL: Cornell, 7 p.m., Pizzitola Center Men’s LACROSSE: Hofstra, 1 p.m., Stevenson Field Women’s LACROSSE: Holy Cross, 10:30 a.m., Stevenson Field Women’s ICE HOCKEY: at St. Lawrence,
Canton, N.Y. Women’s BASKETBALL: at Cornell, Ithaca, N.Y. BASEBALL: Western Michigan at UNF Tournament, Jacksonville, Fla. FENCING: Regional Championships, New York, N.Y. Men’s TRACK: at ECAC/IC4a Championships, Boston, Mass.. Women’s TRACK: at ECAC/IC4A Championships, Boston, Mass. Men’s SWIMMING: at EISL Championship, Boston, Mass. Men’s SQUASH: at ISA Individuals, Hanover, N.H. Women’s SQUASH: at WISA Individuals, Hanover, N.H. WRESTLING: at EIWA Championships, Annapolis, Md. Women’s WATER POLO: at Harvard, Cambridge, Mass. SUNDAY, MARCH 6 Men’s ICE HOCKEY: RPI, 7 p.m., Meehan Auditorium (If necessary) GYMNASTICS: West Chester, 1 p.m., Pizzitola Center Women’s ICE HOCKEY: at St. Lawrence, Canton, N.Y. (If necessary) Women’s TENNIS: at Rutgers, Piscataway, N.J. BASEBALL: Michigan State at UNF Tournament, Jacksonville, Fla. Men’s SQUASH: ISA Individuals, Hanover, N.H. Women’s SQUASH: WISA Individuals, Hanover, N.H.