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THE BROWN DAILY HERALD WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2006

Volume CXLI, No. 19 MAKING THE GRADE A look at the idiosyncracies of grading systems employed by other Ivy League schools CAMPUS WATCH 3

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An independent newspaper serving the Brown community since 1891 FASHIONABLY EARLY Marantz ’06.5 and Weisberg ’06: Two weary party-goers fight for the right for an earlier night OPINIONS 7

FIT TO BE TIED An overtime victory over Dartmouth has women’s hoops tied atop the Ivy League standings SPORTS 8

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Administrators consider new sweatshop labor policy BY KAM SRIPADA STAFF WRITER

As universities nationwide face questions regarding their policies on sweatshop labor used to manufacture apparel, Brown administrators continue to research the proposed adoption of the Designated Suppliers Program, though it remains unclear when a final decision will be reached. The DSP proposal requires that University apparel be manufactured in factories that produce primarily for the university market. Workers under the program receive a living wage and are represented by a labor union or another representative body. The University currently receives its apparel, including that sold in the Brown Bookstore, from licensors that uphold the Worker Rights Consortium’s code of conduct. On Feb. 17, Vice President for Administration Walter Hunter attended the WRC’s Annual University Caucus Meeting in Washington, D.C., where representatives from universities, companies and factories gathered to discuss the details of the DSP. “Some universities expressed support for the goal of the DSP but had problems with some of the specifics of the plan,” Hunter said. In particular, the DSP’s requirement that factory workers be able to unionize has proven thorny, since unions in other countries can be corrupt or intimidating, according to Hunter. Still, Hunter said, “Legitimate labor organizations have been very valuable resources in helping improve conditions

for workers in foreign factories.” Last December, Hunter organized a working group of 10 students, administrators and faculty to address the issue. So far, the committee has met twice and presented an update on its progress at the Feb. 14 meeting of the Brown University Community Council. Hunter plans to present information from the Feb. 17 WRC conference at the next meeting of Brown’s working group. In the coming months, the committee will continue to discuss the DSP and alternatives, but when Brown will make its next decision regarding the program is still unknown. “The DSP is one approach. I think universities are interested in seeing if there are other approaches,” Hunter said. “These are very complex issues, and there is no single answer.” The group is currently looking into the ramifications of adopting the DSP and deciding whether or not to advise the

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Students regularly complain to UCS about clogged inboxes

Contrary to what some students might believe, Tristan Freeman ’07 is actually a human being. The former communications chair for the Undergraduate Council of Students said that, during his time in the position, he received multiple responses to UCS’s bulk e-mails asking if he is a machine. “A lot of people e-mailed me because they didn’t believe that Tristan Freeman the person actually existed,” he said. Freeman, current chair of the Academic and Administrative Affairs Committee, and Michael Thompson ’07, the current communications chair, said that annoyed replies from undergraduates in response to their campus-wide e-mails are not uncommon. UCS is currently the only undergraduate student group with permanent access to the bulk e-mail system, Thompson said. He added that bulk e-mailing has been “definitely effective. When we ask for a response, we get it.” Thompson said that when he is given orders from the executive board, which comprises 12 UCS members, he sends out an e-mail. Thompson is the only undergraduate with access to the bulk e-mailing system. Although Thompson said that UCS tries hard to be responsible about sending bulk e-mail, several undergraduate students have expressed their anger with UCS for invading their inboxes. Jimmy Kaplowitz ’07 said that, though he understands UCS must have a reliable way

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The University is examining the implementation of the Designated Suppliers Program. The program would alter the conditions under which apparel sold in the Brown Bookstore is manufactured.

Fit for the masses? BY MELANIE DUCH SENIOR STAFF WRITER

University to go ahead with the move. “If we make any changes, we want to be sure we’ve thought it through completely,” said Elizabeth Huidekoper, executive vice president for finance and administration. United Students Against Sweatshops, the organization that authored the DSP proposal, depends on the support of universities to have a large enough body to enact it. According to its Web site, USAS aims to “create an alternative model (of factory labor) … in which university apparel is produced in factories that demonstrate respect for worker rights, (and not just low prices) and in which worker victories are sustained and protected.” In the past, when individual factories have attempted to increase wages and improve conditions, they “lose contracts with the major labels, like Nike, Champion and Adidas … and are forced

to communicate quickly with the student body, he thinks the council should “stick to using it for informing the community about official UCS business such as elections or things.” “For everything else, they should use Morning Mail,” Kaplowitz added. The bulk e-mails are particularly aggravating because no one can unsubscribe from the list, he said. Thompson, however, said that “Morning Mail is ineffective. Most people don’t read it.” Thompson, who has only been communications chair for two weeks, has already received multiple complaints from students. Freeman said that he too received angry and sarcastic reply e-mails, mostly asking to be unsubscribed from the list, which he said is “impossible.” Following complaints from students last year regarding UCS’s use of campus-wide email, former Communications Chair Ethan Wingfield ’07 was supposed to draft a bulk e-mail policy. Freeman, however, said that it “never happened.” UCS currently has no plans to draft such a policy in the future, Thompson said. Bulk e-mails at Brown Many students — Pauline Ahn ’09 among them — have trouble fathoming what life was like before the University had an official e-mail client. “I check my e-mail 10 times a day. I guess I’m addicted,” Ahn said. So how did the University and

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Female student robbed at gunpoint near Young Orchard Friday night BY SIMMI AUJLA SENIOR STAFF WRITER

Two men brandishing a gun and knife robbed a 21-year-old female student at the intersection of Young Orchard and Cooke streets around 10 p.m. Friday night. Eileen Robinson ’06 was walking back to her off-campus apartment on Governor Street when two white males approached her and demanded that she hand over her possessions. Robinson handed over her shopping bag, a change purse, 10 dollars, her Brown ID and her driver’s license. After she told the robbers that she had no other items, they ran south on Cooke Street and entered a four-door white car. The car then turned left onto Power Street and drove away from campus. The robbers did not injure Robinson during the incident. Robinson ran back to her house, located at 107 Governor St., and called the Department of Public Safety, she told The Herald. DPS called the Providence Police Department, which interviewed Robinson and searched the area for her attackers. When the robbery occurred, Robinson had just returned to campus after shopping at the Providence Place Mall with friends. She walked back to her house alone after her friends went to Josiah’s, she told The Herald. “At the time I was trying to think how not to give them my ATM card, so I gave them those other things,” she said, referring to see ATTACK, page 4

Harvard President Summers resigns amid latest controversy Harvard University President Lawrence Summers, whose five-year tenure has been beset by controversy, announced yesterday that he will step down at the end of the academic year. Derek Bok, Harvard’s president from 1971 to 1991, will serve as interim CAMPUS president from July 1 until a new president is found, WATCH according to a statement on the university’s Web site. The president’s decision came a week before he was to face a no-confidence vote at a Feb. 28 meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the university’s largest school. In past weeks, professors have openly criticized the president’s leadership skills in wake of the Jan. 27 resignation of FAS Dean William Kirby, whom many faculty members believe was forced out by Summers. “I have reluctantly concluded that the rifts between me and segments of the Arts and Sciences faculty make it infeasible for me to advance the agenda of renewal that I see as crucial to Harvard’s future,” Summers wrote in a letter posted on the university’s Web site. “I believe, therefore, that it is best for the university to have new leadership.” The no-confidence vote was to be Summers’ second in a year; Summers faced his first last March after he said at an academic conference that women may have less innate scientific ability than men. The motion passed by a 218185 vote.

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A university statement said that Summers will take a yearlong sabbatical before returning to Harvard to teach as a university professor, the highest rank a faculty member can achieve. Summers, 51, was the U.S. secretary of the treasury during the Clinton administration. Before becoming Harvard’s 27th president, the New Haven, Conn., native was also chief economist of the World Bank and professor of economics at Harvard. — Stu Woo

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THIS MORNING THE BROWN DAILY HERALD · WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2006 · PAGE 2 Jero Matt Vascellaro

TO D AY ’ S E V E N TS “RETHINKING THE RESOURCE CURSE: LESSONS FROM THE SOVIET UNION” 4 p.m., (McKinney Conference Room) — Associate Professor of Political Science Pauline Jones Luong will lead this seminar. “TORTURED BODIES, NOVEL READERS AND THE ORIGINS OF HUMAN RIGHTS” 5 p.m., (Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall) — Professor Lynn Hunt of the University of California, Los Angeles will deliver a lecture.

DISCUSSION: NONVIOLENCE AS THE ANSWER 7:30 p.m. (Brown Hillel, 80 Brown St.) — Randy Meyer, who authored the screenplay for “The Long Walk Home,” will lead a discussion on the importance of nonviolence. HI-T 10 p.m., (LGBTQ Resource Center, 323 Faunce) — Study break for queer and allied students.

MENU SHARPE REFECTORY LUNCH — Cajun Fettuccini, Herb Rice, Mandarin Blend Vegetables, Vegan Tofu Pups, Sweet Potato Fries, Chicken Soup With Tortellini, Vegetarian Eggplant, Vegetable Soup, Pepperoni Spinach Feta Calzone, Pasta with Shrimp Sauce, Chicken Pot Pie, Fudge Bars, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll DINNER — Mexican Cornbread Casserole, Parslied Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn, Fresh Green Beans, Baked Potatoes, Anadama Bread, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, Chicken Breast Florentine, Meatloaf with Mushroom Sauce, Brazilian Chocolate Cake

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VERNEY-WOOLLEY DINING HALL LUNCH — Vegetarian Cheese Soup, Ham & Bean Soup, Beef Pot Pie, Vegan Roasted Vegetable Burritos, Mexican Corn, Frosted Cookie Squares DINNER — Vegetarian Cheese Soup, Ham & Bean Soup, Turkey Pie with Cornbread, Polenta with Gorgonzola Sauce, Basmati Rice Pilaf, Sauteed Zucchini with Onions, Carrots in Parsley Sauce, Hearth Bread, Black & White Pudding Cake

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College roundup University of Georgia, Berkeley send out acceptance letters in error This month, the University of Georgia and the law school at the University of California, Berkeley did what all competitive colleges and graduate schools do: they sent out acceptance letters. The only problem? Those letters were not supposed to be mailed. About two weeks ago, more than 100 high school students who applied to UGA received a congratulatory acceptance letter and a red UGA banner from the school, according to Associated Press reports. But a week later, those same students received a follow-up letter telling them they had not been accepted after all. “Basically, someone picked up the wrong file and sent the wrong letter,” UGA spokesman Tom Jackson told the AP. “It was a mistake, and we are very, very sorry.” The students were supposed to receive a notice thanking them for applying. They can still be admitted to the university in April. In a similar story, UC Berkeley’s law school, the prestigious Boalt Hall, sent thousands of e-mails Friday inviting applicants to an event for accepted students, according to the Oakland Tribune. Edward Tom, the school’s director of admissions, suspects the e-mail may have reached about half of the 7,000 applicants for the fall, but he added that it could have reached all of them. The e-mail read, in part: “I am writing to congratulate you once more on your recent admission to Boalt and I cordially invite you to one more social event.” Tom told the Tribune the error occurred while he was trying to show a new employee

how to use the e-mail system. He was trying to send an invitation for a private, alumnisponsored event to about 500 students who had been granted early admission to Boalt, but a misguided mouse click sent invitations to the list of applicants for the fall. “I sat there and realized what I had done, and it was one of those ‘Oh my God’ moments,” Tom said. “I would say within three minutes the phone started ringing off the hook.” Tom said he immediately composed an e-mail explaining the mistake. Prospective Seton Hall students directed to “hot, horny girls” International students intending to call Seton Hall University for admissions information instead reached “hot, horny girls,” thanks to a misprinted phone number on the Catholic university’s admissions application. According to a Jan. 26 Newark Star Ledger article, tens of thousands of applications for the South Orange, N.J. university erroneously listed a 1-800 number that overseas students were to call to get their high school transcripts approved. But instead, they got an invitation to “spark up their days and nights with stimulating talk” with “students, housewives and working girls.” Embarrassed Seton Hall officials told the Star Ledger that two numbers were accidentally swapped on the applications for both undergraduate and transfer admissions. “We did 973 instead of 937. As you can see, it’s an easy mistake,” said Thomas White, a Seton Hall spokesman. White said the typo may go back several years. —Stu Woo

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Despite its quirks, Brown grading system not the oddest in the Ivies BY CHLOE LUTTS SENIOR STAFF WRITER

While Brown is the only member of the Ivy League that uses neither pluses/minuses nor D’s in its grading system, other Ivies employ their own peculiarities in evaluating students. Though Yale University awards grades A to F — with pluses and minuses on every grade other than F — it does not give A-pluses, said Daria Vander Veer, assistant director for Yale College classes. Yale also has a “Credit/D/Fail” option “in order to encourage academic experimentation and to promote diversity in students’ programs,” according to the Yale College Instructors’ Handbook. Under Credit/D/Fail, the registrar converts all grades between A and C-minus to “CR” for credit. Grades of D-plus, D, D-minus and F are recorded as such. Vander Veer said a course can be dropped up until the last day of classes, but courses dropped after the midterm show up on transcripts as a “W” to signify that the student withdrew. Like Yale, Harvard University awards pluses and minuses on grades A through D but does not give A-pluses. But instead of F’s, Harvard assigns E’s. Courses can be taken pass/fail, where a pass is granted for grades of A through D-minus and a fail for a grade of E. Some courses, including all freshmen seminars and many junior and senior tutorials, have “SAT/UNS” grading, in which a grade above C-minus is satisfactory and anything below is unsatisfactory. Dartmouth College’s failing grade is also an E. The reason for this is primarily “alphabetical (and) historical,” said Dartmouth Registrar Polly Griffin . Dartmouth has pluses and minuses but no A-plus and no D-plus or Dminus. This grading system was implemented in 1973. In 1994, Dartmouth became the first college in the United States to indicate median grades for each course on transcripts, Griffin said. Some courses at Dartmouth are mandatory credit/no credit, but it is not a grade option for regular courses, Griffin said. The Dartmouth Undergraduate Regulations explain: “The concept of essentially non-graded courses was developed mainly to offer an improved way of dealing with subject matter that is intrinsically ill-suited for grading.” In addition, Dartmouth lets students choose the Non-Recording Option for courses. Under this option, students can choose the lowest letter grade they are willing to have recorded for a certain course. If his or her final grade is lower than that, the student receives a NR (Non-Recording) for the course, unless they receive an E, in which case the E is recorded. Professors are not entitled to know who is taking a course NR. Columbia University awards grades of A-plus through F, with pluses and minuses on all but D’s and F’s, said Assistant Registrar Mel Francis. Under the university’s “Pass/Fail” option, anything above an F is recorded as a P. The

pass/fail option must be elected before the last day to drop a class, which was Feb. 21 this semester. Students can also elect, with the approval of the instructor, to take a class for an R, earning credit for registration but not a grade. Major and core requirements cannot be taken pass/fail or for R credit. Beginning in fall 2004, Princeton instituted a new grading policy “to address locally the persistent national problem of grade inflation,” according to the Princeton registrar’s Web site. This new set of “expectations” dictates that A’s (A-plus, A and A-minus) must account for less than 35 percent of grades given in undergraduate courses and less than 55 percent in junior and senior independent work. Princeton assigns grades from A to F, with pluses and minuses on

A through C only. At Cornell University, grades from A-plus to F are assigned, with pluses and minuses on every grade but F. Anything above an F is a passing grade. During the first three weeks of the semester students can choose to take a course SU, where a grade of S for satisfactory is assigned for anything from A-plus to C-minus, and a grade of U for unsatisfactory is assigned for a D-plus or below. Some courses must be taken SU, but major requirements cannot be taken SU except with permission from the department. The University of Pennsylvania assigns grades from A to F, with pluses and minuses from A-plus to D, although there is no Dminus. Up to eight electives may be taken pass/fail, with any grade of D or above appearing as a P.


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Attack continued from page 1 her driver’s license and Brown ID card. Robinson was unable to see the car’s license plate number. “It was dark and too far away,” she said. Robinson filed an official statement with the detective bureau at the PPD’s downtown headquarters later Friday night. On Saturday, Peter Manning, an employee at the Brown Bookstore, found Robinson’s Brown ID and license on Benefit Street, according to a PPD report. The ID and license were turned over to the PPD, who searched for prints but were unable to find

any. As of Tuesday night, there was no new information on the suspects fit for public release, according to Detective Stephen Gencarella of the PPD. Robinson described the man who displayed the knife as approximately 5’8” tall and weighing around 200 pounds. The man who brandished the black handgun was the same height and weighed around 160 pounds. Chief of Police Mark Porter emailed a crime alert — the first such alert of the semester — to the Brown community Saturday morning. The case is currently under investigation by the PPD. Anyone with relevant information should contact the Providence

DSP continued from page 1 to shut down,” said Jessica Rutter, a USAS National Organizer. “If we don’t win this campaign, many of the factories that have improved conditions will close down, and our work over the past few years will be lost.” Chris Eaton ’06, a member of Brown’s Student Labor Association, said that “current capabilities of the WRC aren’t enough. …

E-mail continued from page 1 student groups send campuswide communications before students could receive them with a click of the “Refresh” button on their Internet browsers? Even Assistant to the President Marisa Quinn was stumped by the question of how campuswide communications were made before e-mail. “I have no idea,” said Quinn, who regularly sends out campuswide e-mails from the president’s office. The predecessor to Microsoft Outlook, Webmail — which Vice President for Computing and Information Services Ellen Waite-Franzen called “clunky, featureless and unreliable” —

M. hoops continued from page 8 break points (13-0). Jeppesen, who scored 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting, said that it meant a lot for the young team to play such a complete game. “We haven’t had a win like that in the Ivy League season and maybe all year, where we’ve dominated a team from the tip,” Jeppesen said. “It’s really good for us to get that confidence and dominate a team.” The Bears started hot, riding a 9-1 run to take a 26-15 lead with 8:24 left on the clock in the first half. The Bears upped the score to 37-24 when Mark McAndrew ’08, who had a career-high 11 points off the bench, found Skrelja for a layup with 33 seconds left in the half. Not content to sit on their lead, the Bears opened the second half

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Brown alone has clothes made in over 1,000 factories.” Eaton said he is concerned that the University’s deliberation process for approving adoption of the DSP might “take too long.” However, Huidekoper said there are many scenarios the University must consider before ultimately making the decision. For example, if the DSP restricts production currently performed in 1,000 factories to just three, jobs may be gained or lost as a result, according to Huidekoper. Similarly, factories might replace

human workers with automated manufacturers. Hunter said that the University must examine the proposal to avoid “unintended consequences that would hurt the very workers we’re trying to benefit.” “Some companies feel that the DSP will change the competition dynamic,” Hunter added, “because if their goods are produced in the same factories as other companies, it becomes harder to distinguish one company from another in terms of style, quality and similar factors.”

was implemented only a few years before Microsoft Outlook. Before that, paper in mailboxes was the preferred vehicle for campus-wide information. With the exception of students who have taken many years off from school, no current undergraduate has experienced life before e-mail, when students had to leave their dorms rather than just their beds to check for University announcements. While most student groups use e-mail as their main tool for spreading information, the majority use listserves or mailing lists that students can join or abandon easily. The University’s official bulk email system, through which several groups and offices can send out campus-wide e-mails, is wired to include every person with a Brown

e-mail address. Unsubscribing is not an option. There are guidelines in place prescribing correct and incorrect usage of campus-wide e-mail. According to the CIS Web site, bulk e-mails must be “essential to the proper execution of daily business” or alert “the community of significant events or changes in governance, policy and practice,” among other criteria. Quinn said she tries to limit the number of times she uses the e-mail system because she understands that people “receive so much e-mail traffic.” “We tend to use it only when there is something that impacts the community as a whole, such as an official decision, actions by the Corporation or any issues that affect the health and safety of the community,” she said.

with an 18-9 spurt. Once again, Skrelja provided the exclamation point, draining a three-pointer to give the Bears a 55-35 lead with 12:53 to go. Six minutes later, Skrelja scored on a layup to give Bruno its largest lead at 69-45 and put the game far out of reach. “He was struggling early on in the season, just going through some freshman things that most of us go through,” Jeppesen said of Skrelja. “(But these) kind of games aren’t out of his capability. It was the right time for him, and he got an opportunity and he took advantage of it.” After gaining a measure of revenge Friday night, the Bears traveled north to Hanover, N.H. but did not bring any momentum with them. While the Big Green (518, 3-7) came into the game with the worst record in the conference at 2-7, the team was also coming off a big win of its own, having beaten Yale the previous night. Jeppesen said that the Bears

did not underestimate their opponent or downplay the significance of the game, which would have given them an even 5-5 conference record had they won. They simply played poorly. “(The game) was definitely a letdown,” said Jeppesen, who led the team with 15 points. “Two teams coming off big wins and they just really responded better than we did the second night. They really took advantage of us coming out slow and just kept pushing us and we were fighting uphill all game.” The Bears played out of sync on both ends of the floor in the first half and trailed by a score of 31-20 heading into the locker room. The Big Green extended its lead after the break, pushing it to 13 when Paul Bode hit a jumper to make the score 40-27 with 12:38 to play. But the Bears answered for the first time all game, going on a 100 run to pull within three points with 7:36 left. The comeback, however, was stifled by poor free-throw shooting and a lack of execution down the stretch. The Bears hit only four of nine free throws in the second half — including three misses on the front end of one-and-ones — allowing the Big Green to pull away, ending the game with a 133 run. Jeppesen, who has emerged as the team’s go-to player but has faltered at the line, connected on only seven of his 14 free throws. After the game, he readily accepted the responsibility. “We definitely did have a chance (to win),” he said. “Just free-throw shooting alone made the entire difference and that starts with me. I get to the line more than anyone (8.5 times per game during the conference schedule). I personally need to do a better job of making free throws and making them down the stretch.” The Bears hit the road for the last time this weekend to take on Columbia on Friday and Cornell on Saturday.


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W. icers continued from page 8 and physical,” Murphy said of St. Lawrence. “We knew they would be formidable and that we couldn’t take penalties. We just didn’t execute our game plan.” The Bears’ inability to stay out of the penalty box sealed their fate in the third period, as the Saints were successful on two of their first three power play opportunities in the period to go up 5-1. Forward Rylee Olewinski ’08 scored her second goal of the season with seven minutes remaining for the final 5-2 margin. Shipe, in her first action since being hit by a car two weeks ago, made 21 saves. “It was frustrating when (St. Lawrence) scored that fourth goal,” Murphy said. “That third period, we had two penalties right off the bat. We didn’t play five-on-five, and from there it just unraveled.” The team showed no aftereffects of the loss the following afternoon on Senior Day. As a Clarkson power play wound down late in the first period, Moore found herself all alone with the puck after a long pass from Myria Heinhuis ’06, with just goaltender Kira Hurley between her and the net. Moore made one deke and easily flicked a shot by a sprawling Hurley for a 1-0 Brown lead. Less than two minutes later, Moore notched her second goal of the game and third of the weekend. Following a barrage of shots on the Clarkson goal, Olewinski found Moore in the middle, who backhanded the puck past Hurley’s left shoulder. Despite being out-shot 11-3 in the opening period, Brown held a 2-0 advantage on the scoreboard, thanks to Moore. “Moore is the future leader of our team,” Murphy said. “She’s developed into a nice leader as a sophomore.” Moore continued her great day in the second period. Diving in front of a Clarkson shot from the left point, Moore ignited a two-on-one chance for the Bears. Olewinski converted on the opportunity with a slap shot that found the top right corner of the net to make it 3-0. The Golden Knights got on the board with six minutes left in the period, but that score would be among the last of Clarkson’s offensive opportunities, as the Brown defense tightened to begin the third period. The Bears had the best scoring chance in the third when a Drover slap shot from the point clanged off the left post and Bruno’s penalty kill unit made sure the score remained 3-1, diving to block shots and hustling after every loose puck in killing two late penalties. www.browndailyherald.com www.browndailyherald.com www.browndailyherald.com www.browndailyherald.com www.browndailyherald.com Kate - sorry about the pastry www.browndailyherald.com www.browndailyherald.com www.browndailyherald.com www.browndailyherald.com

“We talk about playing with desperation, when you backcheck and dive for pucks,” Murphy said. “That’s one of our strategies, and it fires our team up. When we play with desperation we play Brown hockey.” Shipe bounced back nicely from the previous night, stopping 19 of 20 shots. “It was a much better second game,” she said. “It was all about the seniors today, and that’s a game you don’t want to lose.” At the game’s conclusion, Brown honored its five seniors — Lindsey Glennon ’06, Margaret Ramsay ’06, Heinhuis, Zucker and Drover — with a ceremony at center ice. Although Heinhuis was awarded the Panda Cup, given for outstanding team spirit, good sportsmanship and dedication, all five seniors were responsible for the program’s recent renaissance, Murphy said. “The whole senior class shapes the team,” she said. “They’re constant presences in the locker room and they’re always around. They’re the rebirth of Brown hockey.” The seniors were not overly nostalgic following their big day. They are already looking to next weekend’s match ups at Princeton and Quinnipiac University en route to the ECACHL playoffs. “We beat those two teams before. ... Wins over those two teams will hopefully give us home-ice advantage for the quarterfinals,” Drover said. “When we play like (we did against Clarkson), I think we’re unbeatable. It’s a matter of whether or not we show up.”

CRIME LOG

Assault, stolen wallet reported in the past week BY SIMMI AUJLA SENIOR STAFF WRITER

The following summaries include all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Feb. 10 and Feb. 16. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information on open cases that are currently under investigation by the department, PPD or the Office of Student Life.

W. hoops continued from page 8 Brown struck first in a second half marked by impressive runs from each team. The Bears went on a quick 8-0 run to start the half, but the Crimson refused to wilt. Over the next several minutes, Harvard put together a 21-4 spurt to go up 55-46. During that span, Hayes picked up her fourth foul and had to go to the bench. “It was really hard to have to sit and watch and not be able to help my team,” Hayes said. With five minutes to go, Burr made two crucial substitutions, putting Hayes back in the game with four fouls and inserting Megan McCahill ’09, who had not played all game. Upon her entry into the game, McCahill found herself mismatched with Rollins on the block. Rollins turned and tried to shoot over McCahill, but McCahill stood her ground, rose up and blocked the shot. The first-year then hustled down the court and drained a three-pointer from the wing to cap a 9-0 run for Brown and tie the game at 59.

Saturday, Feb. 11: 2:30 a.m. An assault involving two students was reported to DPS. DPS responded and provided intervention. 9 p.m. A complainant reported that her wallet was stolen from her bag in Buxton House. Source: Department of Public Safety

“Megan has a lot of the same skills that Colleen has,” Burr said. “She has been ready for us late in games in the past and tonight was no different.” During that span, O’Neal hounded the Crimson offense, continually getting into the passing lanes for steals. “Anne was a spark for us tonight,” Burr said. “She was driven and was a leader for us. She absolutely controlled the game on defense.” O’Neal chipped in with nine points and had a career-high six steals. “With 5:45 left in the game, Sarah brought the team together and said that it was gut check time,” O’Neal said. “I decided to go for every steal and

tried to get into every passing lane. Luckily all of that worked out for me tonight.” Hayes led the Bears with 18 points and had a season-high 11 rebounds. Schaper had a career-high 12 and added seven rebounds. Brown outscored the Crimson 7-2 down the stretch to win 6661. During that stretch, Hayes hit a three-pointer as the shot clock expired with 38 seconds left to give Bruno a 63-59 lead. If both Dartmouth and Brown win the rest of their games, there will be a one-game playoff between the co-champions to determine which team will get the Ivy League’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.


EDITORIAL/LETTERS THE BROWN DAILY HERALD · WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2006 · PAGE 6

STAFF EDITORIAL

Return to sender It is undeniable that e-mail has become an invaluable mode of communication, allowing administrators, professors and classmates to efficiently distribute important announcements and updates. Unfortunately, the ease of e-mail also makes it a quick target for abuses. Spam is such a problem that the University installed a quarantine program last year that stopped 90,000 junk messages in its first 24 hours of operation. While that measure has effectively prevented the spread of fraudulent e-mails advertising lonely housewives and cheap drugs from Canada, it does very little to stop the University-approved spam that floods our inboxes each day. According to the Web site for Computing and Information Services, a bulk e-mail message should only be used to convey information that is “essential to the proper execution of daily business,” to notify “the community of significant events or changes in governance, policy and practices” and to alert “the community to situations around health and safety.” Given this policy and the existence of Morning Mail to provide a daily digest of events that do not qualify for a community-wide communiqué, the insistence of certain offices and groups to fill already-saturated mailboxes with messages about minute matters is both unnecessary and wasteful. Most egregious among these offenders is the Undergraduate Council of Students, which has repeatedly received complaints from students questioning the necessity of its many messages to the student body. In a stretch from Feb. 6 to Feb. 15, UCS sent at least four messages to all undergraduates: one announced an opening on a committee available only to sophomores, another advertised an open mic night at the Gate, another promoted Brown University Dining Services’ Student Worker Appreciation Week and a final message compiled the previous two word-for-word. While we do not deny the importance of the ability to inform students of important issues, the current UCS practice of blanketing the student body with news that could just as effectively be conveyed in Morning Mail or on table-slips seems to violate both the spirit and the letter of CIS’s policies as well as annoy an already-alienated student body. UCS justifies the use of bulk e-mail for news that belongs in Morning Mail by arguing students often choose not to read the latter. However, this practice allows UCS to unfairly elevate the news it deems important over that of other departments and groups. Last year, student complaints led to discussion of a policy for appropriate use of the bulk mail system, yet that discussion yielded no concrete results, and the issue is no longer even under consideration. We ask UCS to take responsibility for its emailing privileges and use restraint when sending messages to every Brown student.

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LETTERS Queer marriage debate ignores crucial issues To the Editor: Max Chaiken ’09 misstates the position of some queer critics of the push for gay marriage rights, as well as the political costs of that push (“Same-sex marriage is not assimilation,” Feb. 17). Chaiken misconstrues queer opposition to marriage rights as being grounded in a shallow desire to resist “assimilation into heteronormative society.” While assimilation is an issue Chaiken should probably give more thought to, his summary conflates a number of complex, thoughtful positions, doing justice to none of them. On the other hand, Chaiken’s summary certainly affords him the opportunity to indulge in some self-righteous moralizing. Chaiken should consider how the framing of “gay rights” as synonymous with “marriage rights” reinforces inequalities within the queer community and narrows the range of policy options pursued by activists. Few queer critics oppose the ability of anyone “to commit to each other in a loving, life-long partnership.” But, since most major national and state LGBTQ organizations have made marriage the centerpiece of their legal and legislative campaigns, as well as the focus of their mobilization and fundraising efforts, we wonder if other queer issues will be lost in the marriage flood. How will marriage rights help working-class and minority queers who are disproportionately impacted by workplace

discrimination? How will marriage rights affect the thousands of LGBTQ youth subject to daily institutionally sanctioned harassment and violence in America’s high schools? How will marriage rights prevent routine violence committed against transgendered and intersexed individuals? Will marriage rights allow us to effectively address the heteronormative assumptions at the root of most of this violence? While marriage rights effectively allow for visitation in hospitals, shared benefits and inheritance, these advantages have greater meaning to the constituency that has health care, benefits and estates to share. Since the LGBTQ community possesses limited resources, a narrow focus on marriage rights may ultimately foreclose strategies that would be more meaningful to a broader queer constituency. Ultimately, as with any agenda, the hierarchy of issues of the LGBTQ community reflects the hierarchy of power within that community. The real shame, then, is not those queers who refuse to be corralled by talk of “natural rights” and moral imperatives into the marriage pen, but those queers who remain blind to the pressing injustices in their own communities. Gabriel Rosenberg GS Feb. 17

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THE BROWN DAILY HERALD · WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2006 · PAGE 7

Socialite saving time For the good of our health and our neighboors, “party o’clock” must start earlier BY ANDREW MARANTZ OPINIONS COLUMNIST

JESS WEISBERG GUEST COLUMNIST

A spectre is haunting Brown. Parties are starting too late. Since the dawn of time, college-aged man has felt the inborn urge to “go out” on Friday and Saturday nights. The authors do not decry this practice; we have, in fact, “gone out” once or twice ourselves. We only ask if it couldn’t start earlier. Most Brown students have hosted a room- or house party, and everyone understands the rules: a party can’t start before 10 pm, and it won’t really get going till after 11. Some emails even announce parties starting at “party o’clock,” practically ensuring a fashionable lateness contest. Does the human body dance more nimbly in the early morning than in the late evening? Must alcohol’s intoxicating power be catalyzed by moonlight? Anyone can see that these are rhetorical questions and, as such, need not be answered. But, if they were to be answered, they would be answered in the negative. We seniors tend to live off-campus in more or less “real” houses. Apparently, this means that some of our neighbors have

“jobs,” or even “babies.” You may wonder, “What are these people thinking?” but that is a question for another column. The fact is that our neighbors are squares and they get up early, even on Fridays. So when your dance party is raging at 2:30 am, they do what you would do if your roommate were having a dance party at 8:30 am: they call the cops. The problem seems intractable. The

earlier then, de facto, it does. How did we get into this mess in the first place? Perhaps college emboldens us to pretend we’re superhuman. How else to explain the desire to put on our pretty shoes and start dancing during what is, technically, the middle of the night? It feels so wrong it must be right. “Play darts until Loui’s opens? I don’t see why not. I’ll sleep when I’m thirty!” This is roughly in

Imagine a world where parties started at eight... Imagine waking early enough to discover the Ratty doesn’t serve breakfast on Sundays! squares are not going to give up their jobs, yet “party o’clock” continues to creep toward the wrong side of midnight. What is to be done? Lucky for us, we can make the rules! Social conventions are arbitrary, which means they can change. This is not New York or Barcelona, where we have to wait for restaurants to change into clubs. If Brown students decide the scene starts

line with self-destructive urge that makes people scarf down a bowl of mayonnaise, or swim with sharks, or audition for a reality TV show. We have to stop pretending sleep is only an option. We all have circadian rhythms. Some of us even have early classes. Opponents of reform could argue that parties only work when it’s dark out, and

anyone who had a daytime bar mitzvah party knows there is some force to this claim. But, for those who don’t follow the change of the seasons, it gets dark around six! What are we to do with the long and dark hours of an early Saturday evening? We linger at dinner. We pretend we can use the time to do work; we sit at our desk, book opened to the wrong page, playing sudoku. We bring the book to our bed, open it again, and daydream about sudoku. We update our Facebook profiles and contemplate our inability to focus. Imagine a world where parties started at eight. The fashionably late could roll up at 8:30, squeeze in three hours of seeing and being seen, and hit the sack, teeth brushed, before midnight. Imagine being asleep before you get Morning Mail! Imagine waking up early enough to discover the Ratty doesn’t serve breakfast on Sundays! Next time you’re at a party, count the number of yawns. And when you find yourself going home with someone after the party, desperately pulling the blinds against the impending daylight, ask yourself whether you wouldn’t rather have been asleep at a reasonable hour.

Andrew Marantz ’06.5 and Jess Weisberg ’06 co-founded a Facebook group, Early Bird Special, to encourage early socializing.

Desperate for drama “Capote” and “Goodnight and Good Luck” reflect a cultural need for a lost journalism tradition committed to truth BY MAHA ATAL

OPINIONS COLUMNIST One Saturday night, I saw “Capote” at Downtown’s Cable Car Cinema. Though the film’s subject is dark, I was optimistic as I left. On the walk back and in the hours since, I pondered the power of the nonfiction writer to tell truth in a way that is beautiful or entertaining, to realize the Keatsian thesis that beauty and truth are interwoven and mutually defined. This theme is prevalent among “Capote’s” rivals for this year’s Best Picture Oscar. George Clooney’s “Good Night and Good Luck” directly elevates the journalist through his depiction in an artistic mode. Ours, then, must be a society that privileges truth. Though examining the films that have captured the nation might tell us about what we find beautiful, it does not follow that it necessarily shows us what is true about our world. In fact, most popular films probably show us the opposite — the fantasies that we desire to see realized on the screen. Cinema most often threatens, or even nullifies, the idea of truth. Perhaps more than with any generation before us, our culture encourages us to question everything. Enlightenment thinkers assumed that absolute truth was available to the reasoned mind. Today, we are cynically convinced that such truth is unattainable and. therefore, prize controversy instead. Without a professional field for truth, there is no

counterweight to the misinformation, deliberate or accidental, that begets violence. The violent reaction to the by the Jyllands-Posten cartoons resulted from a fetishization of controversy. The prolonging of the crisis through media coverage of the reactions to the cartoons only perpetuates the cycle of

Today, we are cynically convinced that truth is unattainable and, therefore, prize controversy instead. controversy. We no longer live in the age of the trusted TV news anchor. The Cronkites, Rathers, Jen-ningses and Brokaws have retired from ser-vice, and those who have replaced them do not hold the same cultural authority. We encourage our journalists to be radicals, to be inflammatory—we prefer the theater of “Crossfire” or “The O’Reilly Factor” to information. Stephen Colbert ironically boasts that he provides “truthiness,” blanket statements that have the semblance of certainty, that feel like truth without being true. And “truthiness,” with its sound-byte catchiness, outsells truth by miles. There is a reason the New York Times can charge online for Tom Friedman’s or Maureen Dowd’s diatribes but not for the paper’s arguably superior news analysis. An institution that should be the bulwark against governmental lie

mongering or ideological distortion has become both victims and confederates of these forces. Journalists who venture into the more dangerous reporting zones become victims of warring powers, kidnapped, killed and tortured as symbols of their states. Those who stay home and try to tell the truth without allowing their sources to become part of public political dialogue find themselves jailed. Why then, should they not turn to fiction, when there does not seem to be a market for truth? Our culture has ceased to believe in truth except, paradoxically, in fiction. Today’s journalists, who travel, research and look for broad trends underlying events, cannot, or perhaps cynically no longer try to, think above national or ideological loyalties to reveal possibilities for common ground among peoples. If they cannot think in cosmopolitan terms, who else will? Granted, the search for truth will always be ideological, determined by choices about what knowledge needs to be communicated and to whom. Superficial objectivity, the “on-the-one-hand, on-the-other-hand” approach sometimes adopted to avoid the charge of bias is as unproductive as bias itself. Instead, what I hope for is a commitment to both factual accuracy and ideological skepticism, a dogged tenacity in our search for truth. Political leaders can make policy, writers and entertainers of all types can communicate, intellectuals of many molds can analyze and make connections. Journalists are a rare and

essential component of society because they can, and must, do all of these things. The best ones can understand and interpret the world from multiple and often competing perspectives without losing the ability to discern the merits and failings of each view. They can communicate these findings and the possibilities for moving society forward to audiences in meaningful ways and if they do so consistently enough to earn our trust, they can in fact make changes. The problem today is that journalists and audiences no longer see this last possibility. Yet there have been moments where the media has radically altered the political course in positive ways. New York’s Boss Tweed was brought down by

Our culture has ceased to believe in truth except, paradoxically, in fiction. a cartoonist, and Joseph McCarthy by a nightly news anchor. Columns like this one can admittedly be critiqued as more rhetoric than content; it is, after all, and “opinions” page. But I ask readers to hold us to a higher standard. Scrutinize the writings of Brown’s columnists and write us letters in response. Though we are given license for ideology, demand from us the backing of truth. You will be helping to breed the new world order, which is, after all, what college is meant to prepare us for.

Maha Atal ’08 doesn’t “read books.”


SPORTS WEDNESDAY THE BROWN DAILY HERALD · FEBRUARY 22, 2006 · PAGE 8

W. basketball now top in Ivies Bears hand Dartmouth first league loss, squeak by Crimson again BY JUSTIN GOLDMAN ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR

The scenario was simple. If the women’s basketball team could beat both Harvard and Dartmouth this past weekend, it would take sole possession of first place in the Ivy League. The team passed its tests with flying colors, beating Harvard 66-61 on Friday night and previously undefeated Dartmouth 59-54 in overtime on Saturday. Brown now stands in first place in the Ancient Eight with a 9-1 record. Dartmouth is second at 8-1. On Saturday night, the Bears (15-8) welcomed league-leading Dartmouth to the Pizzitola Center, hoping to avenge a 22-point loss to the Big Green earlier in the season. With the clock winding down, Brown had the ball with 20 seconds left and a chance to win in regulation. Head Coach Jean Marie Burr called a play to isolate guard Sarah Hayes ’06 at the top of the key and have her create a shot for herself or kick to an open shooter. Hayes gave a slight hesitation move and pulled up from the elbow, but her shot over two defenders did not fall. Both teams struggled to score in overtime, but the Big Green drew first blood when Fatima Kamara snuck behind the defense for an uncontested layup. One minute later, Lena McAfee ’07 got the ball just inside the arc on the wing with the shot clock running down. McAfee had no choice but to get a shot up, and her perimeter jumper banked in as a foul was called on the Big Green. McAfee made the free throw to give Bruno a 53-52 lead that it would not look back from. “The crowd was our sixth man. It gave us so much energy when we were down and it was a tremendous boost. Without it, we may not have won tonight,” Hayes said. The contest began with a defense-dominated first half in which neither team could put together a string of baskets. The pace of the game quickened for the Bears upon the insertion of Ashley King-Bischof ’07, who made her presence felt by knocking down a three-pointer from the wing to give Bruno an early 13-10 lead. Brown did an excellent job containing Jeannie Cullen, who is second in the league in scoring and leads the league in three-pointers made and threepoint percentage. Cullen had just one point and was 0-4 from the floor. “We studied the film of the last game, and tried to figure out how she was getting open,” Burr said. “We wanted to make sure we got over all screens and that every shot she took was contested.” Brown finally gained some momentum just before halftime. First, guard Colleen Kelly ’06 made two free throws to give Brown a 22-19 lead. After two Big Green free throws, Anne O’Neal ’08 ripped down an offensive

W. ice hockey topples one of two ranked opponents, beating No. 8 Clarkson 3-1 BY CHRIS MAHR SPORTS STAFF WRITER

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Anne O’Neal ’08 helped Brown to wins over Ivy rivals Harvard and Dartmouth over the weekend. O’Neal dished out three assists in both games and poured in nine points against the Crimson. rebound and scored in traffic. After getting a stop at the other end, Brown turned the ball over and Dartmouth passed it ahead to Krista Perry. Perry thought she had an open layup, but KingBischof knocked the ball away from behind. She then gave Hayes a perfect outlet pass, ran to the wing, got the ball back and drained a three-pointer as time expired to give Bruno a 27-21 lead. “I saw that (No.) 35 (Perry) was laying off me, so I knew I could take her,” King-Bischof said. “A lot of times Colleen and Sarah get overplayed so much that everyone else gets open looks, and I capitalized off of them tonight.” The Big Green opened up the second half outscoring the Bears 11-6 behind Ashley Taylor’s six points to cut the Brown lead to 33-32. Brown continued to play the frontrunners throughout the second half, but every time it put together a run, Dartmouth answered. After a McAfee put-back that gave Bruno a 44-40 lead, Cullen answered with a three-pointer of her own. Then, Katie Barr ’07 converted a layup off a steal by O’Neal, but Cullen answered again with a three-pointer that pulled the Big Green to within two. After getting a stop on the other end, Dartmouth tied the game at 48 after Perry made a put-back. The teams then traded baskets heading into the final minute. Hayes led Brown with 14 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Kelly also had 14, and King-Bischof chipped in with 12 points and five rebounds. Friday, the Crimson tried to establish an inside presence early, getting the ball to their leading scorer Katie Rollins. She had two early baskets, giving Harvard a 6-2 lead. Catherine

Schaper ’09 provided a muchneeded spark for the Bears inside. She quickly established herself as a go-to post player in the first half, scoring 10 points. “When you have the inside game going, everything else opens up,” Hayes said. “Catherine was great for us all night.” Even with Schaper playing well down low, both teams traded baskets, and Brown eventually went to the locker room with a 32-30 lead. see W. HOOPS, page 5

Five seniors on the women’s ice hockey team saw their last regular season action at Meehan Auditorium Friday and Saturday. Although the weekend got off to a less-than-ideal start with a 52 loss at the hands of No. 2 St. Lawrence University, the Bears rebounded with a resounding 3-1 win over No. 8 Clarkson University the next day. “Senior Day had a big to-do,” said Head Coach Digit Murphy when asked about the difference between Friday and Saturday. “These kids felt they had to prove something. We needed to tighten up and play five-onfive, and these kids showed up today.” The split weekend left the Bears in fourth place in the ECACHL at 10-5-3 (12-114 overall). Because neither opponent was in the Ivy League, Brown remains tied with Princeton for second place in the Ancient Eight at 4-2-3. On Friday night, the Bears showed that they could skate with the top-ranked teams in the country early on. Against the Saints, the hosts struck first when forward Hayley Moore ’08 scored her team-leading 16th goal of the season off assists from defenseman Lindsay Wilde ’09 and forward Kathryn Moos ’07 3:33 into the first period. The lead was short-lived, as St. Lawrence tied things up just 17 seconds later. The momentum shifted back and forth throughout the period before St. Lawrence grabbed a 2-1 lead 1:51 before

intermission. After Moore just missed notching her second tally off a centering pass from forward Keaton Zucker ’06, Sabrina Harbec scored her 21st goal of the season at the other end of the ice before Brown could set its defense. Brown began the second frame with a man advantage, but St. Lawrence still came out on the attack. Goaltender O’Hara Shipe ’08 denied two shorthanded breakaway opportunities by Harbec in the span of a minute, and Bruno had numerous chances to tie it on the other end but could not get anything by Saints goalie Meaghan Guckian. Then, just as it had in the first period, St. Lawrence scored a deflating goal late in the period to make it 3-1. After a hooking penalty on Wilde at the 14:57 mark, Crystal Connors’ slap shot from the point went through Shipe’s legs and trickled just over the goal line. “They’re really big, strong see W. ICERS, page 5

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Myria Heinhuis ’06 was given the Panda Cup — the team’s oldest and most prestigious award.

M. hoops exacts revenge over Harvard, falls to Dartmouth BY CHARLIE VALLELY ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR

The men’s basketball team continues to be consistently inconsistent. On Friday, the Bears upset Harvard on its home court, 79-66, avenging a loss to the Crimson three weeks earlier. The Bears benefited from some hot shooting and a breakout performance from Chris Skrelja ’09 that earned him Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors. On Saturday, the team fell to cellar-dwelling Dartmouth, 5846, coming out flat in the first half and missing crucial free throws late in the game. The weekend typifies the season for the Bears, who fell to 8-15 overall and at 4-6 are tied for fifth place in the Ivy League. “We’ve been splitting the weekends,” said forward Keenan Jeppesen ’08. “We’ll win a big game and then have a let-down. And to be successful in this league you have to be consistent. … That comes with experience, and I feel like it’s starting to come, but we’ve just got to improve.”

Despite finishing with a split, the weekend began on a high note. The Bears crushed the Crimson (12-11, 4-6 Ivy) behind the impressive play of Skrelja. Coming off the bench, he led the team with career highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Skrelja, who struggled to find his offense this season, hit eight of 11 shots and three of four from behind the arc. He hit his first shot of the game — a three-pointer — which gave Bruno an early 6-0 lead, providing Skrelja the confidence boost he needed.

“I came in the game and hit my first shot and my confidence (was) up, so I was like, ‘I’m just going to make my next one, and my next one,’ so I just kept making plays and having confidence in myself and I just made some shots,” Skrelja said. Thanks largely to Skrelja, the Brown bench outscored Harvard’s 38-8. The Bears also had more rebounds (35-30), points in the paint (43-26), points off of turnovers (18-10) and fastsee M. HOOPS, page 4

BROWN SPORTS RESULTS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 M. BASKETBALL: Brown 79, Harvard 66 W. BASKETBALL: Brown 66, Harvard 61 M. HOCKEY: St. Lawrence 4, Brown 1 W. HOCKEY: St. Lawrence 5, Brown 2 SKIING: 4th of 10 in giant slalom at Colby Sawyer Carnival M. SQUASH: Brown 6, Navy 3; Amherst 5, Brown 4 W. WATER POLO: Brown 14, George Washington 6 WRESTLING: Brown 33, Wagner 6; Columbia 22, Brown 17 SATURDAY , FEBRUARY 18 M. BASKETBALL: Dartmouth 58, Brown 46 W. BASKETBALL: Brown 59, Dartmouth 54 (OT) EQUESTRIAN: 3rd at Connecticut M. HOCKEY: Clarkson 8, Brown 2 W. HOCKEY: Brown 3, Clarkson 1 M. SQUASH: Brown 6, Franklin & Marshall 3

M. SWIMMING: Yale 141, Brown 103 W. TENNIS: Brown 5, Boston University 2 W. WATER POLO: Indiana 7, Brown 5; Bucknell 11, Brown 9 (2OT) WRESTLING: Cornell 33, Brown 6 SUNDAY , FEBRUARY 19 M. FENCING: 4th at New Englands W. FENCING: 4th at New Englands M. TENNIS: Brown 5, Virginia Tech 2 W. WATER POLO: Princeton 8, Brown 4 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 M. TENNIS: Brown 7, Marist 0; Brown 7, Lafayette 0 W. TENNIS: Richmond 6, Brown 0 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 W. TENNIS: Virginia Commonwealth 6, Brown 1


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